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    My experience has been that the 3/4" hardwood ply...

    My experience has been that the 3/4" hardwood ply made in North America was pretty good, while the low-cost Chinese brands oftentimes had problems. I bought 7 sheets of Columbia Forest Products 3/4"...
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    Vfd

    Hi Steve,

    You may also want to look at VFD - Variable Frequency Drive. It's an electronic 3-phase generator (like a rotary converter), but gives you soft-start capability and ability to change...
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    Hi Dave, The chuck usually fits onto a...

    Hi Dave,

    The chuck usually fits onto a tapered shaft. It can be knocked out of alignment under certain cases. Even without a dial indicator, you should be able to feel or see if it is wobbling if...
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    Thanks for the link, Tom. Those videos quickly...

    Thanks for the link, Tom. Those videos quickly led me to my problem:

    1) The turning speed was too slow, and
    2) I was using the gouge too far up the side, rather than keeping the cutting closer...
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    New turner question (technique)

    Am new to turning - a friend loaned me his Delta lathe (for a loooong time). the one with about a 3-foot bed. Have started practicing with some 4x4 spindles, and the $40 HF lathe tool set.

    Am...
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    Hi Jason, Very nice looking cabinets! How did...

    Hi Jason,

    Very nice looking cabinets! How did you finish the MDF? Gloss paint, or did you use some kind of clear coating? It looks great.

    -- Tom
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    From posts on other boards, this seems to be a...

    From posts on other boards, this seems to be a common problem. If you have the same issue, it's caused by the front rail being set too low so that the fence rides down too hard on the tble surface....
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    Automobiles have a similar rating system. My...

    Automobiles have a similar rating system. My 1974 Ford Pinto was easily capable of achieving over 350 miles per hour! Of course, you had to lift it to 35,000 feet, point it straight down and drop...
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    The Blum numbering system is a little...

    The Blum numbering system is a little complicated. You can download their
    catalog, and study it a bit, but it eventually leads to the right hinge. I have used the screw-in, full overlay style with...
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    Sammy: I have tried paste wax, Renaissance...

    Sammy:

    I have tried paste wax, Renaissance wax, and TopCote for rust prevention on a tablesaw. Depending on the time of year (and thus humidity) I got about 1-2 weeks of prevention using either...
  11. Recent issue of FWW had a good article on this...

    Recent issue of FWW had a good article on this very subject. They used #2, with the proviso that the miter be cut starting from the outside edge of the miter, working to what will be the inside edge....
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    I did use two of the 1x4 pine cleats - one near...

    I did use two of the 1x4 pine cleats - one near the top of the cabinet and one near the bottom. Since the cleats on the cabinet project 3/4" from the cabinet, this allows them to hang parallel to the...
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    Jeff: I use the cleats and hanging cabinets...

    Jeff:

    I use the cleats and hanging cabinets in the garage / shop. They were worth the time and effort to build. Cleats on several walls allows moving the cabinets when you decide to change your...
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    Not sure if I am reading your drawing correctly,...

    Not sure if I am reading your drawing correctly, but I would guess that the wooden portion is the part at the bottom of the drawing, with the coarse diagonal cross-hatching. If so, I would turn it on...
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