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  1. I bought one of the original (right tilt) 1023s...

    I bought one of the original (right tilt) 1023s at the Williamsport store in 1986. Compared to the latest version it is nearly 100# heavier. I've probably made 20 miles of cuts on various species of...
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    This pocket hole jig was initially presented in...

    This pocket hole jig was initially presented in ShopNotes magazine issue #42, November 1998. I know I have that issue.
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    I might consider building that pocket hole jig....

    I might consider building that pocket hole jig. Did the plans ever appear in ShopNotes or Woodsmith? I have a near complete set of both mags and don't ever recall seeing that as a project. If it was...
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    Depending how much money you want to spend, one...

    Depending how much money you want to spend, one way to do it is to hire a company that does "slab-jacking." This procedure involves drilling a series of holes at the low side of the slab, inserting...
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    Hi Mark, Thanx for going through the effort to...

    Hi Mark,

    Thanx for going through the effort to actually measure the kerf. For cutting high end plywood, I would use the thicker blade AND a blade stabilizer to absolutely minimize any chance of...
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    Hi Mark, Which thickness is this blade - .125"...

    Hi Mark,

    Which thickness is this blade - .125" or .145"?

    Thanx,

    Brian
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    If you want a composite material that is...

    If you want a composite material that is virtually indestructible, consider Rumber:

    http://rumber.com/

    They have an extensive product offering of various boards and sheets. The stuff is HEAVY...
  8. One of my uncles was a commercial...

    One of my uncles was a commercial plumber/gasfitter and many years ago he shared with me his secret to avoid leaks: a product called X-pando:

    https://www.mcmaster.com/x-pando-joint-compounds
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  9. I'll take the 354 6" vernier height gauge. PM...

    I'll take the 354 6" vernier height gauge.

    PM sent.
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    For large motors, magnetic starters are much...

    For large motors, magnetic starters are much safer. If you lose power - a squirrel arcing itself across the terminals on a neighborhood transformer and causing a 2-3 seconds pause, or you open the...
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    Mill/drills have their place in woodworking. ...

    Mill/drills have their place in woodworking. Being able to place a hole center to within 0.001" accuracy within an 8" x 24" (or thereabouts) x-y envelope can be very handy and time saving - for...
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    That's the aluminum version. There is also a...

    That's the aluminum version. There is also a solid steel one that is rated for 1,500#. I bought one off CL several years ago for $100 - cost me another $3-400 for parts and a new battery to get it...
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    I have that exact fence and used it for many...

    I have that exact fence and used it for many years. Several years ago I removed it from the table saw and put it on a very large band saw. I too did not want to cut the rails and found a very simple...
  14. Unless I'm misunderstanding your intent, pouring...

    Unless I'm misunderstanding your intent, pouring a slab that big in an area with such cold winters, i.e., Nova Scotia, without a perimeter foundation wall that gets below the frost line guarantees...
  15. A couple of thoughts: Shove 5" thick EPS foam...

    A couple of thoughts:

    Shove 5" thick EPS foam boards from one side to the other and thereby insulate the floor.

    Even better, fish a strip of heavy, 10 mil polyethylene from one side to the...
  16. The Blue Borg sells short, 2' pieces of SDR35 if...

    The Blue Borg sells short, 2' pieces of SDR35 if you want to give it a try without buying a full length.
  17. I don't have it anymore - I donated it to a...

    I don't have it anymore - I donated it to a museum - but how about an Ames of Chicopee lathe from the mid-1830s? It was given to me by the grandson of the previous owner upon his passing. He used...
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    The most unbelievable blasting cabinet I've ever...

    The most unbelievable blasting cabinet I've ever seen was documented on a website by Dave Propst back in '05. While his website didn't have dimensions given, there was more than enough info...
  19. Somewhere I remember reading an article about...

    Somewhere I remember reading an article about creating precision straight edges for aligning jointer beds using three pieces of relatively straight wood/MDF/plywood and a handful of drywall screws.
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    For an elevated floor, you might want to look...

    For an elevated floor, you might want to look around for companies that install and decommission computer server rooms. The facilities they work on typically have all of the equipment set on a...
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    You might also consider MaxCut: ...

    You might also consider MaxCut:

    http://www.maxcutsoftware.com/

    The learning curve is not steep and after a week or so of playing with it, I was able to use the free version five years ago to...
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    +1 on using a rotary phase converter for running...

    +1 on using a rotary phase converter for running 3P equipment at home. They are relatively easy to source, or to build (Google Fitch-William RPC for one), and they can be any size needed up to the...
  23. Also, consider what a good friend - a retired...

    Also, consider what a good friend - a retired commercial real estate pro - told me: the rental cost per square foot on an annualized basis for self-storage facilities is, by far, the highest in the...
  24. [QUOTE=Mike Cutler;2681637]Patrick I wouldn't...

    [QUOTE=Mike Cutler;2681637]Patrick

    I wouldn't do it as pictured, unless I was looking at a re-build. That chain with no softeners is going to leave a mark./QUOTE]

    A trick I learned from one of...
  25. For moving heavy things up and down...

    For moving heavy things up and down basement/bulkhead steps, I found one of these on CraigsList for $200 several years ago. I was able to take an 800# lathe down, and up again, by myself with it:
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