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    On July 20, 2012, 12 people were murdered and 70...

    On July 20, 2012, 12 people were murdered and 70 others injured in an Aurora, Colorado movie theatre by a twisted person, who I will not name.
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    15 years ago I bought a metal lathe that was...

    15 years ago I bought a metal lathe that was going to be used in my big signature project. Unfortunately, with so many other ideas getting priority, my signature project is still at the bottom of...
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    ..A really smart looking desk, Dan. As long as...

    ..A really smart looking desk, Dan. As long as the hutch is stable, I wouldn't put any back on it .. especially if there's some nice wallpaper behind it. ..Maybe a cork noteboard with a frame made...
  4. I get it now, Mike. ..So you have to somehow be...

    I get it now, Mike. ..So you have to somehow be sure the closed loop in the "R" doesn't fall out or glue onto the acrylic.
  5. Mike, I guess I'm dense. How will light shine...

    Mike, I guess I'm dense. How will light shine through 1-3/4" walnut ?
  6. 6" X 6" monogram with a circle around it ? I...

    6" X 6" monogram with a circle around it ? I would say a 3/8" to 1/2" core box bit. Does anyone have any other suggestions ? I'm only guessing here. Even bigger might look good, too,...
  7. It's hard to advise without more specifics but I...

    It's hard to advise without more specifics but I would tend to lean toward a core box bit.
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    I know all about keeping squirrels and raccoons...

    I know all about keeping squirrels and raccoons off of bird feeders but, are there any concerns about trying to keep critters away from bird houses ?
  9. If you have the patience, Mike, you could do all...

    If you have the patience, Mike, you could do all this routing using jigs at the edge of the router base. Remember to practice somethng like this until you feel comfortable going to the real piece.
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    How big is this top ? Outdoor furniture is not...

    How big is this top ? Outdoor furniture is not considered fine, nor exceptionally long lasting furniture so, to find gaps from time to time would be expected. I would be tempted to try it with the...
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    I think you've got it, Kris. I don't really see...

    I think you've got it, Kris. I don't really see any other choice. If you're forced into working in two locations, it doesn't really matter which is which. You're always going to be going back...
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    Way too cool, dennis. How do you intend to use...

    Way too cool, dennis. How do you intend to use it ? Will you hang it or will it set on a surface ?
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    Nice haul, martin. ..And congratulations on...

    Nice haul, martin. ..And congratulations on being a loved and appreciated father.
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    Surprise Lodger

    I put on a glove in my shop yesterday and, next thing I knew, this guy was running up my arm :

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    There are misconceptions about brown recluse spiders. Everyone has images of horrible skin...
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    There you go, Andrew. You're gainin' on 'em.

    There you go, Andrew. You're gainin' on 'em.
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    No, they're dedicated strictly on MDF routers. ...

    No, they're dedicated strictly on MDF routers. They seem to cut MDF fine. That's all they're expected to do. I'm using one in my avatar pic.
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    I don't have any empirical evidence to disagree...

    I don't have any empirical evidence to disagree with anybody but, I've never sharpened or replaced the router bits on routers that are dedicated to MDF work over the course of many years and...
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    I'll give you half a vote, Andrew. I say it's...

    I'll give you half a vote, Andrew. I say it's maple or birch.
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    ..Strictly my opinion but I'm not a fan of the...

    ..Strictly my opinion but I'm not a fan of the look of treated lumber .. probably less so than composites. It can be painted or stained but that reduces variations as well.
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    Actually, I was thinking the maple boards were going to be edge glued. If there would be gaps wood movement would not be a problem and the boards could be attached firmly.
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    Did they dry to take it up the driveway forward...

    Did they dry to take it up the driveway forward or backward ? I usually don't have a problem with the weight at the bottom when going up our steep gravel driveway, although I certainly don't know...
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    David, how about, after gluing, drill and insert...

    David, how about, after gluing, drill and insert a nice big fat dowel up through the bottom of the foot ? Have you got or can you get a long enough drill bit ? You can get 3/8", 7/16" and 1/2" X...
  23. Torrey, I don't see wood movement being very much...

    Torrey, I don't see wood movement being very much of a problem but, if you're concerned about it, how about drilling oversized holes 3/4 of the way through the frame from the outside and putting...
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    Yes, there were some nice black splotches in some...

    Yes, there were some nice black splotches in some places .. mostly at defects.

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    Fooled by Persimmon Boards

    I've been engaged in a long project involving re-organizing my shop and wood barn. I ran across some persimmon boards that came to me mixed in a bundle of maple some while back. Both the dealer and...
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