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  1. My splitter is the Delta Pop-Up splitter that was...

    My splitter is the Delta Pop-Up splitter that was sold as an option by Delta for their Unisaws and Contractor's saws. It is there under the table insert whenever I need it, and removing the insert...
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    Packing tape for cauls. Johnson's Paste Wax for...

    Packing tape for cauls. Johnson's Paste Wax for the clamp bars of Bessy Clamps and pipes of pipe clamps.

    I've been using both for years. You should also be working on learning how much glue is...
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    I'm wondering what the end use for these is?...

    I'm wondering what the end use for these is? Maybe they don't need to be cut into separate strips at all, if they are just going to be put up side by side as a decorative wall. If that is the case,...
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    A couple of suggestions - 1/4" bits will flex...

    A couple of suggestions -

    1/4" bits will flex under side loads, so you need to minimize the forces that you apply when routing slots. Plunging straight in many times to the full depth first to...
  5. A Beadlock floating tenon joinery system is a...

    A Beadlock floating tenon joinery system is a great way to get started with mortise and tenon joinery, because you don't need any specialized tools for using it. A hand held electric drill and drill...
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    Edging a piece of wood by gluing a second layer...

    Edging a piece of wood by gluing a second layer strip around the bottom edges to make it look thicker, is possible, but you need to keep the grain of this added wood running the same direction as the...
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    I can see that they have the standard strain...

    I can see that they have the standard strain reliefs, but hanging cords get tugged all too often and require a different type of strain relief. What you have will not be sufficient and will not pass...
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    Has that electrical work been inspected? Did it...

    Has that electrical work been inspected? Did it pass?
    Those hanging drops would never pass without Kellems Grips (Chinese finger trap style cable grips) or similar. I doubt grouping the circuits in...
  9. I've had the Triton for 3 years with no...

    I've had the Triton for 3 years with no complaints at all, but I'm not a heavy user. It gets mostly used as a spindle sander since I have several other belt sanders. It replaced a Ryobi that had...
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    I've made many mortises and tenons with my FMT...

    I've made many mortises and tenons with my FMT Pro, now about 18 years old. Other than what has been suggested, the only thing that I can add is that when making tenons longer than about 1", the...
  11. If on a tight budget, you can make a 1-3 phase...

    If on a tight budget, you can make a 1-3 phase converter using an oversize motor larger by about 30% larger than the motor in the tool that you will be powering. It must be larger to account for the...
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    I have 14 routers of various better brands and...

    I have 14 routers of various better brands and have never let the magic smoke out of any of them. Those who treat their tools properly use the right tool for the job and maintain them with adequate...
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    Yet another use for Johnson's Paste Wax. I wax my...

    Yet another use for Johnson's Paste Wax. I wax my cast iron tables and lubricate the gears and ways of my Unisaw with it too. This wax has many uses in the shop.

    Charley
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    Wax your clamps and the glue won't stick to them....

    Wax your clamps and the glue won't stick to them.

    Charley
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    Loose tenons are easy to make with a table saw...

    Loose tenons are easy to make with a table saw and a planer. You can make the tenon stock in large blanks by plaining stock to the desired thickness to fit mortises that you make with a mortising jig...
  16. Derek, I wish I could post a photo for you, but I...

    Derek, I wish I could post a photo for you, but I have only managed to be in my shop one time since last August 2020, and I didn't stay long because of my leg pain.


    So if you can imagine having...
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    The CRB7 jig with a recently added accessory can...

    The CRB7 jig with a recently added accessory can also do similar mortising for floating tenons and another jig that can do this same job, plus others. It's always best to look at all of the options...
  18. Derek, Your method works, but it isn't...

    Derek,

    Your method works, but it isn't flexible. When I've tried this I always found it to be too limiting. Using the clothes line attached to the middle of the work loop of the vacuum line and...
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    Yeah, it makes the motors simpler, but increases...

    Yeah, it makes the motors simpler, but increases the cost of the wiring and controls. Problems still happen, but usually in the wiring and control circuits and not in the motors. In factories, 3...
  20. The straw method works quite well. Just press the...

    The straw method works quite well. Just press the end of a plastic straw into the corner at about the angle that you would hold a chisel. Press it into the corner just enough to deform the end of it...
  21. Making the drawer that is short and building...

    Making the drawer that is short and building another drawer box that uses up the remaining space behind the drawer, is the easiest way to do this. No one ever expects a drawer to be shorter than the...
  22. Mike, Just because I mentioned that I have gone...

    Mike, Just because I mentioned that I have gone to parallel clamps, all of my pipe clamps are still here, because there are times when a parallel clamp isn't long enough or strong enough. But don't...
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    I bought my FMT Pro back when I had a project to...

    I bought my FMT Pro back when I had a project to do that required over 1,600 mortise and tenon joints. It saved my butt on that one project and paid for itself at the same time. I might still be...
  24. If you need more tension from a plastic clothes...

    If you need more tension from a plastic clothes line, simply add a turn or two or move the end piece of the clothes line that distance and cut off the excess. They are about 40' long, so a few feet...
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    I have 2 sizes of Jasper jigs, but lately I've...

    I have 2 sizes of Jasper jigs, but lately I've been using my CRB7 jig with one of my 1 or 2 1/4 hp routers for cutting circles. The CRB7 is considerably more costly than a piece of plywood for...
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