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    Where have you looked? Lee Valley is my go-to...

    Where have you looked? Lee Valley is my go-to place for hardware. Get their hardware catalog for a reference.
  2. plastic template from Office Depot? Thats what...

    plastic template from Office Depot? Thats what I've used.
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    Good to know Thomas, I'm thinking through a...

    Good to know Thomas, I'm thinking through a floor refinish now and was pondering a satin finish.
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    By "approach" do you just want to clean it up and...

    By "approach" do you just want to clean it up and make it usable, or to repair and refinish? If the former, no big deal. I use the Murphy's oil soap all the time for cleaning wooden objects. ...
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    excellent. I especially like the way you got the...

    excellent. I especially like the way you got the sapwood edges on the top to compliment each other.
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    Its a pretty humble tool that I picked up at a...

    Its a pretty humble tool that I picked up at a surplus store for $5. A Pferd file. I seem to use it on just about every project, and it cuts so much cleaner and faster than any new nameless file...
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    It does look great Thomas. What did you sand it...

    It does look great Thomas. What did you sand it down to?
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    I hope to get one good idea, tip, ad, or review,...

    I hope to get one good idea, tip, ad, or review, per month out of each magazine. If a mag consistenly doesn't, then time to give it up.
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    How about reaching out to organized woodworking...

    How about reaching out to organized woodworking clubs, guilds or whatever they call themselves, and offer a group membership rate and or some special forum for meeting notices or something along...
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    I use the vise on my workbench as suggested. A...

    I use the vise on my workbench as suggested. A woodblock with a hole to hold the metal part straight and securely helps.
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    I'm still waiting to get around to using that...

    I'm still waiting to get around to using that scroll saw I got about ten year ago. Its survived through 4 garage sales with no takers, so I think its cursed.
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    Have you considered filling the knot hole with a...

    Have you considered filling the knot hole with a plug or patch of pine from a piece of scrap? If the hole is bigger than a dime, that epoxy fill will be pretty visible I would think.
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    I go to a lot of estate sales looking for tools. ...

    I go to a lot of estate sales looking for tools. I just talked to a widow who had no clue what the tools were worth, and was being "helped" by a neighbor to price things, who also had no clue. You...
  14. We used this in college to make lighter concrete...

    We used this in college to make lighter concrete canoes for competition. Its an engineering school tradition. I can't recall using any formula.
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    I looked at Mustangs in 2017 and noted that...

    I looked at Mustangs in 2017 and noted that either the motor or transmission or possibly both, were made in China or Mexico. Same for the Escape and the other Ford vehicles I looked at. They are...
  16. Most of the private practices around here have...

    Most of the private practices around here have been bought up by corporations. Doctors are told how many patients to see in a given amount of time, and how long they can spend with any patient based...
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    The original post was asking about the Delta...

    The original post was asking about the Delta 36-725 vs a Sawstop. The Delta's a contractor saw, so why not compare it to the perfectly adequate Sawstop contractor saw? For what OP is proposing to...
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    tony, while you're waiting for a smart person to...

    tony, while you're waiting for a smart person to reply, I'm wondering if the sanding sealer (put on first) would prevent penetration of the walnut oil. I thought sanding sealers were intended as a...
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    Dustin are you saying it will work in the correct...

    Dustin are you saying it will work in the correct orientation with this modification, or in the backwards orientation? I'll figure it out but thanks a bunch. I thought it was only my problem.
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    I have a Dust Deputy and a similar Duststopper. ...

    I have a Dust Deputy and a similar Duststopper. I think they both work great. I have two so I can leave them semi-attached to various tools.I agree with Kyle that the DD is too unstable to move...
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    Ive been to Dominica. Did not drive there, but...

    Ive been to Dominica. Did not drive there, but there are some densely populated areas in the towns with lots of pedestrians, bikes, trucks, carts and other non-car vehicles. Outside of town there...
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    put some on a glass plate or something non-porous...

    put some on a glass plate or something non-porous and see how long it takes to harden. That will tell you if its still good.
  23. The question is about holding the frame together,...

    The question is about holding the frame together, reinforcing the miter joint, right? GŁnter, the Lee Valley and Rockler tools look like the same thing. The V-nail sits on the magnetized peg and...
  24. I've made a lot of frames. Just get the right...

    I've made a lot of frames. Just get the right tool to drive the little V shaped nails. The simple one that looks like a screw driver with a magnetic tip that you set the nail on, and then push it...
  25. I've only done this on some smaller pieces, but I...

    I've only done this on some smaller pieces, but I like to use a 1 1/4" Freud mortising bit, just because its what I had on hand. I use it for routing tenons as well. Seems like that would be a lot...
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