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    One house I worked on was for a vp at Goldman...

    One house I worked on was for a vp at Goldman Sachs. There was a cylindrical tower in the center that was essentially a skylight well as originally designed. Someone suggested putting in a circular...
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    Dan, maybe your best bet is to set up the unit...

    Dan, maybe your best bet is to set up the unit with filters and a bypass option. If you aren't losing too much heat in your coastal climate you can eventually dispense with the filters, or you could...
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    Cleaning filter canisters does suck. If you have...

    Cleaning filter canisters does suck. If you have room, bag filters with the same area are far easier to clean in the event of overflow.

    The best simple setup I have seen for preventing overfilling...
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    Seems like overkill to me for that quantity. I...

    Seems like overkill to me for that quantity. I process stock on the shaper with a powerfeed loading off and onto carts by hand, and can usually keep the parts flowing end to end. How many pieces...
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    I will offer my experience such as it is. I...

    I will offer my experience such as it is. I started carpentry working summers for my father, then realized after four years as Joe College I wanted to be a woodworker. Worked a couple years in...
  6. The answers to your questions would fill several...

    The answers to your questions would fill several books. Two to start with are 'Ellsworth on Woodturning" and "Understanding Wood" by Hoadley.

    If there is a woodturning club near you, join it....
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    Do a mockup. Always. Start with a 5mm tab...

    Do a mockup. Always. Start with a 5mm tab distance, that should get you in the ballpark.
  8. I've had good results from MTO.

    I've had good results from MTO.
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    I have a Crescent 36" bandsaw. The Carter wheels...

    I have a Crescent 36" bandsaw. The Carter wheels on it date it later than 1930, but details shown in later publications point to a late 30's-40's mfg date. I have yet to find the stamped serial #....
  10. I have the ones in your link, and my wife has...

    I have the ones in your link, and my wife has Katooli MicroSpikes, The Ice Trekkers have good traction and are more suitable for road walking, less aggressive than the MicroSpikes. They both take...
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    Ball screw vs rack and pinion is not critical,...

    Ball screw vs rack and pinion is not critical, either can work well if properly done.
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    You can do both...

    You can do both https://www.westsystem.com/instruction-2/epoxy-basics/bonding-fasteners-hardware/
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    No longer needed- I was able to repair my old...

    No longer needed- I was able to repair my old charger.
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    WTB 3M Airmate 3 charger

    Mine has pooped out. Anyone have an unused one they want to sell? I would consider an entire system for parts also .phone 802 434 3438
  15. I agree with Phil's prescription, but I would...

    I agree with Phil's prescription, but I would suggest one last step before refinishing. Wet the surface to make the loose fibers stand up, let it dry then sand with fine paper (320#) to cut them off....
  16. "One other question, with the cracks which do not...

    "One other question, with the cracks which do not go all the way through, are these blanks now destined for the burn pile, or do you think they can be saved?"

    From the looks of it the cracks will...
  17. There was a lengthy thread entitled "speed" on...

    There was a lengthy thread entitled "speed" on the AAW forum not too long ago on this subject, worth a look.

    The formula Mike Peace mentioned (diameter x rpm = 6000-9,000) is a useful rule of...
  18. I have found I get the best results by clamping...

    I have found I get the best results by clamping endways as well as down across the joint.

    Splitting in maple or harder woods can be eliminated by predrilling with a 1/8" aircraft drill.

    I use a...
  19. Checks can propagate unseen along endgrain...

    Checks can propagate unseen along endgrain farther and faster than one might think. It's good practice to coat the endgrain of your logs as soon as possible after felling. When cutting out a turning...
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    I used to support my 4" 4' x 8' assembly table on...

    I used to support my 4" 4' x 8' assembly table on boxes sized 20" x 28" x 42". By rotating the supports I had a work surface 24" or 32" high, or I could use bunks on the floor for a very low...
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    In have built a number of torsion boxes of that...

    In have built a number of torsion boxes of that scale with various scantlings. Given sufficient glue area the thickness determines the stiffness. Almost all have been 4" thick 4' x 8' and are very...
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    Since you don't want to go with one piece doors...

    Since you don't want to go with one piece doors get a custom cope and stick set made. Corrugated back will probably be least expensive. Mitered doors are much more likely to fail down the road.
  23. Lowell makes a good point, although you shouldn't...

    Lowell makes a good point, although you shouldn't just consider using tempered or laminated glass- it's required by code.
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    "As someone, (not me) said: "if it won't hold...

    "As someone, (not me) said: "if it won't hold soup, it's art""

    I showed a friend a spherical hollow vessel with large voids from bark inclusions. When he asked what it could be used for I replied...
  25. No need to obsess about the compressive strength...

    No need to obsess about the compressive strength of the stiles. Just make sure the end panels are strongly joined together and to the shelves, the shelves are thick enough for the load and the...
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