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    Same situation. Grandkids dented our dining...

    Same situation. Grandkids dented our dining table top. Tried same process as for unfinished wood.

    Dry washcloth over dent, drop of water over dent, and steam iron. Occasionally renewed the drop...
  2. Thread: dust mask

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    The 3M Airstream (AS-400LBC) and similar...

    The 3M Airstream (AS-400LBC) and similar positive-air-pressure full-face shields will work fine with beards, even full-face beards.

    They have HEPA dust/particle filters available, but did not...
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    For all around use, I highly recommend investing...

    For all around use, I highly recommend investing in a full face-shield, positive-air-pressure dust mask like the Trend, Triton, or 3M Airstream (I use the latter, but it has gone up in price).
    ...
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    Often it's not the finish that is damaged by the...

    Often it's not the finish that is damaged by the Sun, but the wood surface beneath the finish. Depending on UV protection, Sun exposure will damage (oxidize?) the wood surface beneath the varnish,...
  5. Have you considered simply putting a contractor...

    Have you considered simply putting a contractor (relay) on the first collector side of the wall and running simple 12 V or 24 V to the shop side?

    That would keep all of your 240 V on the one side...
  6. Thread: Sawdust

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    My trash hauler told me to only put it in the...

    My trash hauler told me to only put it in the garbage container -- not recycle or compost. Last year, a new company got the contract, and they told me to put it in the recycle container.
  7. About five years ago, I began having difficulty...

    About five years ago, I began having difficulty seeing fine details without a LOT of light. After several years of struggling with things, I had cataract surgery. Amazing. My vision is now as good...
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    Leather Source

    I was able to get a 2' X 4' piece from my local shoe repair shop. It's probably 3/16" thick for leather shoe soles.

    It's been so long, I don't recall the price, but I would not have paid much.
  9. Fastest, by far (under a minute per stack), with...

    Fastest, by far (under a minute per stack), with the least waste, is a bandsaw with a circle-cutting jig. You can stack blanks with double-stick carpet tape. A tiny center-hole in the bottom blank...
  10. For four cedar mortise-and-tenon frame-and-panel...

    For four cedar mortise-and-tenon frame-and-panel gates in direct Sun, epoxy has served very well.

    1) All of the above.

    2) Epoxy softens when warm/hot, such as exposure to direct Sun, whether...
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    Must be nice. My garage & shop doors face into...

    Must be nice. My garage & shop doors face into the prevailing wind. If my garage door is open, it will be wet half way through the garage. It would be nice to be able to open the door and enjoy...
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    I was thinking in terms of a bracket off of an...

    I was thinking in terms of a bracket off of an inconspicuous place on the table bottom, not the actual ends of the table. It worked really well for 15 panels, but manually flipping the top on...
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    Similar to Tom King, for doors and balusters I...

    Similar to Tom King, for doors and balusters I have sawhorses with angle iron on top with a notch in the top edge. A 1/4" bolt on the end of the door serves as a pivot, and a bolt offset about 8"...
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    No personal horror tale to tell, here. I was...

    No personal horror tale to tell, here.

    I was trained that the ONLY acceptible gloves are easily torn gloves, like nitrile gloves.

    Family members who used to work in the ER have seen fingers...
  15. I tried something similar enclosing a metal...

    I tried something similar enclosing a metal stand, and it would have been simpler to just make the wooden stand without the metal stand.
    First the metal stand are ALMOST, but not, square so the...
  16. I use Peltor sound trap, neckband style. I find...

    I use Peltor sound trap, neckband style. I find the backhand style to be far more comfortable than the headband style she wearing them for a long time. In addition, they don't interfere with any...
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    I get MDO from a local lumber yard that caters to...

    I get MDO from a local lumber yard that caters to cabinet shops and trim carpentry. They carry a wide variety of thicknesses in stock.
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    A Variac does not change the frequency. It...

    A Variac does not change the frequency. It changes the voltage.
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    Thanks for sharing. I'm not a fisherman, but...

    Thanks for sharing. I'm not a fisherman, but this brought back memories of my father-in-law planning his sections to a taper the same way.
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    USDA says that today's redwood is no more rot and...

    USDA says that today's redwood is no more rot and insect resistant than Douglas fir. I would be concerned with splinters -- redwood, especially, but also cedar cause allergic reactions. I would...
  21. I can only speak based on my ipe deck, which we...

    I can only speak based on my ipe deck, which we stained for a couple of years, then left to weather with pressure washing every year or two for the last 15 years.
    If you get a stain, get one...
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    Every Wireless Access Point (WAP) I've used --...

    Every Wireless Access Point (WAP) I've used -- quite a few -- have a mode called "ad hoc" which allow them to serve as point-to-point links, e.g., between a WAP in the house and one in the shop. The...
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    For what it's worth, I recently learned that the...

    For what it's worth, I recently learned that the local fire extinguisher inspection company can test other kinds of pressure tanks, including SCUBA and air compressor tanks.
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    5/4 ipe is less expensive than, and significantly...

    5/4 ipe is less expensive than, and significantly stiffer than 8/4 fir (Code here allows 5/4 ipe decking to span 24" joist spacing, but requires 16" joist spacing for traditional 2x decking...
  25. I use Ace Hardware's two-sided carpet tape. It...

    I use Ace Hardware's two-sided carpet tape. It is very tenacious -- probably more than needed for planing. Don't use too much, or you will have difficulty separating the pieces! Leaves a slight...
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