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    Thanks Osvaldo. Good to know.

    Thanks Osvaldo. Good to know.
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    Haven't bought one yet but should. I suspect it...

    Haven't bought one yet but should. I suspect it will be the Festool even though the price of admission may defy logic for a seldom used tool.
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    I suspect a sturdy and affordable, however not...

    I suspect a sturdy and affordable, however not very elegant, solution could be easily made from pvc sewer pipe with a glued on cap at one end and a screwed on clean out cover on the other end. Add a...
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    John, you are spot on in that cost and price are...

    John, you are spot on in that cost and price are not directly tied to each other.
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    Yup, you want a gear motor for the job and that's...

    Yup, you want a gear motor for the job and that's what a drill is. I removed the crank handle and bought an extra 20 volt Dewalt drill and hook it to the drill press. I can run the table up or down...
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    +1 for the LV set. Also easy to replace...

    +1 for the LV set. Also easy to replace individual bits when needed.
  7. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Channellock-7-1-2-in-C...

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Channellock-7-1-2-in-Cross-Cutting-Pliers-with-End-Cutter-357/100049589




    Better yet is the nail puller from Lee Valley. Great leverage to pull nails. I have used...
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    Thanks for the info. I guess I'll just put a...

    Thanks for the info. I guess I'll just put a barrel bolt on the door and move on to the next project.
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    Follow up

    I built the DC closet and pretty much followed what Jim Becker did as far as wall construction and reurn air route. The improvement in noise level is good, probably reduced by 50%. I used an 8" x...
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    Not sure these anchors will do the job as even a...

    Not sure these anchors will do the job as even a 1/4" version requires the the door skin to be 1/4", which it certainly is not on the usual hollow core door. I suspect you could install a small 1/4"...
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    Many thanks to everyone who responded. I suspect...

    Many thanks to everyone who responded. I suspect one of the ones suggested is going to be in my shop shortly. Really appreciate the guidance. Bob
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    Hand held power planer

    What make and model would you recommend for a hand held power planer in the 3 1/4" range for planing door edges and the like. I have a 20" PM for the shop but thought this may come in handy for job...
  13. How about trying a simple rope over pulleys with...

    How about trying a simple rope over pulleys with a counter weight appropriately sized by trial and error. Just a thought and something I may try soon.
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    Coroplast is usually used for signs.

    Coroplast is usually used for signs.
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    Mark, your jointer and planer are your friends...

    Mark, your jointer and planer are your friends for dimensioning. Changing grits gets pretty old quick on my 16/32, as it would on your 19/38. I just leave one grit (120) on my 16/32 and use it for...
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    Tom, thanks for the reply. The shop is not in...

    Tom, thanks for the reply. The shop is not in the basement, it is a 14' x 32' third car garage with a 10' x 22' "L", all wrapped around the existing 2 car garage. The walls of the 2 car original...
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    All good responses. I'll just add most good...

    All good responses. I'll just add most good framers will layout the ceiling joists over the studs. If studs can't be detected in the walls try the same methods on the ceiling, especially the...
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    Jim that truly is an awesome shop. I really...

    Jim that truly is an awesome shop. I really sense the comfortable "feel" of the space. Great efficient layout and nothing missing. Bob.
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    Thanks, Mike and Jim. Very helpful. Jim...do...

    Thanks, Mike and Jim. Very helpful. Jim...do you have a 3 horse DC.
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    Thanks for the responses. Jim Becker...it...

    Thanks for the responses. Jim Becker...it appears that your return path is about 10" x 15" and that is cut in half by the baffle. Also, it appears that your return "duct" is only about 3 - 4' long....
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    Thinking about it again, since the intake piping...

    Thinking about it again, since the intake piping on the cyclone is 8" why wouldn't 8" round duct work.
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    Dust collector return air with duct fan

    I have had an Oneida 3 hp DC for about 13 yrs in a 700 sf shop. Great unit. The noise has always been an issue. I'll be building a closet around the DC within the next week but am concerned about...
  23. I use thickened West System epoxy for such...

    I use thickened West System epoxy for such repairs with good success. They feel that claims made by some manufacturers that certain epoxies will migrate into the pores of rotted wood is a bunch of...
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