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    That jointer and guard look exactly like the...

    That jointer and guard look exactly like the Zefam my friend has with different badging. Made in Poland, like a battleship. That style guard is about the only practical way of going about it on...
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    I have done exactly this ^^. John

    I have done exactly this ^^.

    John
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    I thought the OP was asking about safe working...

    I thought the OP was asking about safe working practices.

    John
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    Never joint anything shorter than about 10". Use...

    Never joint anything shorter than about 10". Use a hand plane for those.

    John
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    Another SMC member recently bought a Grizzly...

    Another SMC member recently bought a Grizzly G0636X. I don't think he actually used it before deciding to upgrade the blade guides. Without too much hassle he installed the guides from a Laguna saw...
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    That's the way I'm leaning if I build a new door....

    That's the way I'm leaning if I build a new door. Sometime last night it occurred to me that I might be able to reskin the existing door. It's a slab door and still dead flat after something like...
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    I've used MDO on a couple of projects with good...

    I've used MDO on a couple of projects with good success and have nothing against it. It's not as dead flat as the MDF and particle board type panels but it does have great screw holding ability. ...
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    No, but I might be able to get it from them...

    No, but I might be able to get it from them through a local millwork shop. Thanks for the additional info.

    John
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    Thanks Lowell. The veneer and trim will be...

    Thanks Lowell. The veneer and trim will be Sapele. That was a decision already made by the customer. Sorry I didn't point that out earlier.

    John
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    THanks Eric. Is Tricoya available in the US? ...

    THanks Eric. Is Tricoya available in the US?

    Jim, the specs. bear out what you and others have said about the weight of Extira MDF. MDO, BB ply or Apply ply may end up being more practical...
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    Thanks Mel and Edwin. I forgot about that...

    Thanks Mel and Edwin. I forgot about that thread; good info in there. That guy with the name like mine is my evil twin.

    John
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    Sheet goods for Exterior Door

    I'm going to build an exterior house door that will be a flat slab door veneered on both sides. What type of sheet good would be suitable for the core of the door? Seems like I've heard of an...
  13. I would start with dish soap in warm water. When...

    I would start with dish soap in warm water. When that's dry wipe it with mineral spirits on a clean rag to remove stuff the dish soap didn't get.

    John
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    Is your wood still wet inside? If so, you need a...

    Is your wood still wet inside? If so, you need a blade designed for that purpose, like the Lennox Woodmaster GT which has enough set to clear out the wet sawdust. Also, a 3 tpi blade would not be a...
  15. That's the same one I built, only mine is larger....

    That's the same one I built, only mine is larger. Note that he never addresses how to establish zero tension, and that's key in getting accurate results.

    Also, his comment about manufacturers...
  16. I followed the design I saw on a YouTube video;...

    I followed the design I saw on a YouTube video; sorry, can't remember for sure which it was. But it's so simple these photos should be sufficient. Here are the parts:
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  17. For less than $25 you can build a blade tension...

    For less than $25 you can build a blade tension meter in an hour that is repeatable and as accurate as commercial units. Using one will:

    1. let you know how much tension your saw is capable of...
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    Of course there's a chance, but I've never had it...

    Of course there's a chance, but I've never had it happen yet. Unless the wood is QS the expansion/contractions will be perpendicular to the pin and have no tendency to expose the head of the pin. ...
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    Maybe you just got a bad blade, David. Lots of...

    Maybe you just got a bad blade, David. Lots of folks run 0.035" gage TriMaster (and Woodmaster CT) blades on a MM16 w/o issue. And I completely agree with your recommendation to have two BS's. ...
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    The Laguna LT14SUV is a fine choice. The Grizzly...

    The Laguna LT14SUV is a fine choice. The Grizzly G0513X2BF would be a good choice, too, and allow you to run carbide blades w/o issues. With the 14" wheels on the Laguna you would likely be limited...
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    My success trying to set pin nails deeper has not...

    My success trying to set pin nails deeper has not been good; I've found it very hard to get a nail set to engage the tiny head of the pin nail w/o slipping off. I end up making a big hole, or two or...
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    Your AC unit must not be sized appropriately or...

    Your AC unit must not be sized appropriately or not functioning properly. One of the primary benefits of AC is that it dehumidiies the air. Mine drops the RH into the 40% range in summer, same as...
  23. Anything less than perfect with a new machine is...

    Anything less than perfect with a new machine is always a disappointment (and why I buy used in most cases), and the refusal by the supplier to replace the fence and all the damaged cutters would...
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    Wood moves in response to a change in RH. If the...

    Wood moves in response to a change in RH. If the RH doesn't change much it won't move much. Hoadley's book "Understanding Wood" shows how to calculate how much.

    John
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    That amount of seasonal expansion/contraction...

    That amount of seasonal expansion/contraction only applies to unconditioned houses. Most folks now have some sort of AC in the summer, and that likely cuts the value in half. That said, I...
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