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  1. Ask for domestic plywood - a good...

    Ask for domestic plywood - a good hardwood/plywood supplier will have a few grades to choose from. I prefer Columbia Forest Products, but will settle for other domestic brands if Columbia isn't...
  2. Thread: Dado shims

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    +1. Love the magnetic shims.

    +1. Love the magnetic shims.
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    If there's any way to get 230v in your shop, do...

    If there's any way to get 230v in your shop, do it.
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    Knape & Vogt makes undermount guides (not sure...

    Knape & Vogt makes undermount guides (not sure about lengths) comparable to Blum with the exception of the locking device. The K&V locking devices are 100% plastic. I don't have experience with any...
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    Chain them to the back of the truck and drive...

    Chain them to the back of the truck and drive down a few miles of gravel road. :)
  6. I have it on my front doors, and just sand and...

    I have it on my front doors, and just sand and recoat when needed.
  7. Teak....jk

    Teak....jk
  8. Thread: Shop tour

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    Thanks for the tour, looks really well thought...

    Thanks for the tour, looks really well thought out and organized. How many employees do you have working in the shop? Do you have a seperate installation crew?
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    Knew a unscrupulous subcontractor 25 years ago...

    Knew a unscrupulous subcontractor 25 years ago who had a barn full of ill gotten construction materials stolen from job sites. He burned trash in a 55 gallon drum one afternoon and then left to run...
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    I have seen the ads on TV as well as the products...

    I have seen the ads on TV as well as the products available at WallyWorld. I'd rather pay five times the price for a product that will last five times longer and, presumably, perform better. At the...
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    From East Texas area, Mom'nem. Mom and them, i.e....

    From East Texas area, Mom'nem. Mom and them, i.e. the whole family.
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    I have dedicated hardwood and plywood blades as...

    I have dedicated hardwood and plywood blades as well as misc junk and mdf blades, and am religious about switching out TS blades. The hardwood will seem harder to push through as the blade dulls, and...
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    Thanks for all the replies, I knew I could count...

    Thanks for all the replies, I knew I could count on folks who use as many tools as we woodworkers do to have thoughtful commentary on other tools as well.

    Jamie - I will consider cast iron,...
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    Non-stick frying pans

    I need some recommendations on non-stick skillets.
    We have a Calphalon square non-stick "griddle" pan purchased about 10 years ago. Unlike some cheaper products, the non-stick coating has not...
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    Contact cement.

    Contact cement.
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    I resemble that remark. Truth is, sometimes...

    I resemble that remark.
    Truth is, sometimes being your own "boss" (the customer is always the real boss) is fantastic and sometimes I'd rather go deliver pizzas for a living.
    This business is full...
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    Thanks. The one I have is self leveling, which is...

    Thanks. The one I have is self leveling, which is wonderful, and has a red line. It's fine in semi-dark areas, but is no good in brighter rooms.
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    Sidetrack here...what brand laser is that in the...

    Sidetrack here...what brand laser is that in the pic? It looks quite a bit brighter than my Bosch.
  19. A quick call to a local truss manufacturer might...

    A quick call to a local truss manufacturer might get you all the answers you need. I've worked with a few in the past and have found them eager to help.
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    To clarify, I'm not in favor of chopping down...

    To clarify, I'm not in favor of chopping down 1000 year old trees for my deck planks. I doubt redwood lumber I can purchase in quantity is newly felled old growth.
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    1/2"5'5' - $26.99. Come to deep S. Texas...

    1/2"5'5' - $26.99. Come to deep S. Texas (Brownsville/South Padre Island area) and pick you up a couple!
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    I will absolutely buy redwood when called for....

    I will absolutely buy redwood when called for. With all the beaurocracy and regulations our taxes fund it most assuredly is responsibly grown and harvested. All lumber is a renewable resource.
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    Just build everything out of maple. Not figured...

    Just build everything out of maple. Not figured or spalted or anything crazy. Generic maple is easy to match. :)
  24. Routerbitworld has the lowest prices I've found...

    Routerbitworld has the lowest prices I've found for Freeborn cutters. If I can't find it on their site I call and they get it for me.
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    Sanding roundovers is a shortcut to carpal tunnel...

    Sanding roundovers is a shortcut to carpal tunnel issues ...just ask my wrists.
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