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    Seems like a hot water line under a slab is a...

    Seems like a hot water line under a slab is a failure waiting to happen, 'expansion' ...
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    Especially in the current climate it can take weeks for even a good subcontractor to fit you into his schedule. Managing that is the responsibility of a GC. Finding the right one is really important....
  3. Thread: Humidifier

    by Tom Bender
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    In general humidifiers are troublesome. They crud...

    In general humidifiers are troublesome. They crud up with lime or iron or whatever is in your water. They leak and wreck the sheet metal. Unless you really need it, just cut off the water and any...
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    Ok lots of good advice here. The task is 4...

    Ok lots of good advice here.

    The task is 4 holes 9/64" ID x 3/4" deep in hard wood, about 1/4" from an inside corner with 6" of overhead space. The corner is not deep on one side. Thinking about...
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    Need help drilling in a tight corner

    I need to drill a few small screw holes in tight corners. Even my smaller hand drill has a too fat chuck and the handle is too long. Suggestions?
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    A Mess in the Shop

    The sump pump quit so I took it into the woodshopto perform exploratory surgery. The motor came off and needed to come apart. Bolts removed, pry the end off....WHOOSH !!! about 2 quarts of oil on...
  7. Would make an awesome gift to someone starting...

    Would make an awesome gift to someone starting out.
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    Staging will be one of the keys to a good result....

    Staging will be one of the keys to a good result. I think Jack sends us on a good path. A mile of saw horses with spacers to keep the pieces apart, both for application and for sanding before and...
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    Post this in the turner's forum. They will know...

    Post this in the turner's forum. They will know how to deal with checking, and they may have ideas on what to make.
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    Lawrence In your first post the first three...

    Lawrence
    In your first post the first three pictures show some amazing artwork in the background. Is that all your work? Can you share a little more?

    And yes the mandolins are also impressive.
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    Hi Luke As you say there are two main parts to...

    Hi Luke
    As you say there are two main parts to retirement planning, financial and everything else. Financial is best started as early as possible. Everything else can wait, you're only 34.
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    Worn down by sharpening? Why was it sharpened...

    Worn down by sharpening? Why was it sharpened only at one end.
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    If the guitar is a roadblock it might be time for...

    If the guitar is a roadblock it might be time for a campfire, allowing you to move on.
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    Usually both surfaces because it means more glue...

    Usually both surfaces because it means more glue in the joint with less chance of it running out.

    However for M&T it is often better to apply to the mortice only, because glue applied to the...
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    This post does belong in the hand tool forum,...

    This post does belong in the hand tool forum, power tool guys would be flummoxed.
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    Hey Maurice, nice keepsake.

    Hey Maurice, nice keepsake.
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    Something Good in the Pandemic

    My brother works in people's houses, heating, plumbing, electrical and carpentry. He's got plenty of work and is making more money in the last two years. The reason, he likes to talk to his customers...
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    A Quibble with Japanese Chisels

    I really like my Japanese chisels.

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    but there is one thing that might make them better. If the handles were gently squared they would be less prone to rolling off the bench and easier to...
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    Project Rescue by Rocker

    Yesterday I did a dry test glue up and decided that I need 2 more clamps. Tried to borrow but no luck. Looked on line and found the perfect clamps at a giveaway price at Rockler. Called the Michigan...
  20. Charlie it sounds good, can you provide photos?

    Charlie it sounds good, can you provide photos?
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    Very nice planes. To better show your work,...

    Very nice planes. To better show your work, borrow a better phone. Everybody has one.
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    Woodworking in an apartment would be an adventure...

    Woodworking in an apartment would be an adventure for most of us. Clearly some fun and satisfaction can be had without an extensive shop. Working in another country, facing language and cultural...
  23. Thread: Offcut Rack

    by Tom Bender
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    Thanks Leigh The table saw is a Grizzly about...

    Thanks Leigh

    The table saw is a Grizzly about 30 years old. Motor changed from 3600 rpm to 1800 with a VFD to let it go even slower. It no longer screams, it purrs.
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    Acme thread is what you want. A loose tolerance...

    Acme thread is what you want. A loose tolerance variety is used on scaffolding to level the legs. It's a sloppy fit to make it dirt resistant but you might score a piece from a scaffold rental...
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    Hi Jason Thanks to your mistake, many of us have...

    Hi Jason
    Thanks to your mistake, many of us have benefited from giving this a good think thru.
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