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    It's a pretty good practice to seal indies and...

    It's a pretty good practice to seal indies and around the lettering, etc., that you're going to flood with paint whether you use a mask or not. I use wax free shellac for that. This is for the reason...
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    SO many choices.... :) For spraying, waterborne...

    SO many choices.... :) For spraying, waterborne is the way to go, IMHO. Great for your gun, too. Most (but not all) waterborne finishes tend to have a colder color directly on wood so it's not...
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    BLO and wax for me...or shellac...or a wipe on...

    BLO and wax for me...or shellac...or a wipe on oil based finish.
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    You must use wax free shellac for this...

    You must use wax free shellac for this application, but it's a very common method. Zinsser SealCoat is wax free if you want pre-mixed but making from flakes gives you more color flexibility.
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    Grizzly's Shop Fox moulder is more akin to the...

    Grizzly's Shop Fox moulder is more akin to the W&H for reasonable comparison based on what I just looked at in the catalog.
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    Tim Sway reviews the newest version in this new...

    Tim Sway reviews the newest version in this new video...


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5srJPPhixU

    Pretty impressive for what it is.
  7. Every bandsaw has a range of adjustment, so as...

    Every bandsaw has a range of adjustment, so as long as the band is sized to be somewhere within that range, you're good to go. Bruce's suggestion to physically measure with a string is a good...
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    Even though I'm not an owner of any of their...

    Even though I'm not an owner of any of their tools, I'd thoroughly enjoy walking through that store I'm sure. You are correct that while pictures in the catalog are nice, being able to fondle the...
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    W&H molders are the "gold standard" for these...

    W&H molders are the "gold standard" for these machines. Setting aside your personal concerns with any given vendor, the W&H is designed specifically for cutting molding and can even be used for...
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    Current generations of higher end smartphones...

    Current generations of higher end smartphones with multiple lenses like the iPhone have this capability and it's very kewel to be able to dial in the depth of field one wants for effect.
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    I think this idea has merit...these saws have...

    I think this idea has merit...these saws have arbors that generally are designed to handle a dado stack well and they have a bit more power to cut smoothly with less variability in RPM when they...
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    You are truly lucky to have a supplier that can...

    You are truly lucky to have a supplier that can provide that level of quality.
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    I'm guessing that geography matters...in this...

    I'm guessing that geography matters...in this area, the 'borg doesn't seem to carry the heavier stove pipe in 5' lengths. But I also suspect that there are far less folks who demand it for things...
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    "Think like the machine" sometimes helps with...

    "Think like the machine" sometimes helps with this kind of thing. :) What does the machine need to know to accomplish the task? Yea...the boundaries. And multiple selection helps with that. At some...
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    I've been envisioning a shop design like this...

    I've been envisioning a shop design like this ever since seeing Frank Howarth's new shop on YouTube. It's a nice look and the mono-slope makes for some nice ventilation possibilities, too, for nice...
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    The ellipse shaped table can have center leaves...

    The ellipse shaped table can have center leaves to extend for a larger dining party, but obviously, during the period of time it's "stretched", it's no longer elliptical.

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    Ken, I'm not sure...
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    That turned out beautifully, Jamie...the base is...

    That turned out beautifully, Jamie...the base is very striking, too!
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    Jim, they do carry two types....the standard HVAC...

    Jim, they do carry two types....the standard HVAC at 30 gage and the 26 gage "stove pipe" version, albeit usually only in 24" sections. At HD, I believe they have a silver/grey "logo" color to denote...
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    Steve, I'm curious about your comment about face...

    Steve, I'm curious about your comment about face jointing. I've yet to find very many pieces of surfaced lumber that are actually flat. That's why I place such a very high value on face jointing and...
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    There is no "solution" here...it's the nature of...

    There is no "solution" here...it's the nature of wood to absorb the oil at different rates and refract light in different directions based on the grain pattern. Presumably, this is a "working"...
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    It occurs to me that what Ron brings up is...

    It occurs to me that what Ron brings up is something I didn't think about with my original post...If these walls were just to enclose an existing pole building or something, piecing them together...
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    Material supply would definitely play a roll here...

    Material supply would definitely play a roll here if I was making the decision. (both quality and the cost for that quality in the longer pieces vs the need for additional horizontal members for...
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    Andrew, I think "accessibility" was the norm for...

    Andrew, I think "accessibility" was the norm for far longer than carefully guarded has been in place for the president and many other officials.

    I do agree that it's an interesting thought about...
  24. Electric motors have amazing torgue which can...

    Electric motors have amazing torgue which can really move vehicles "off the line". That was one of the things I loved about the hybrids we drove for awhile. Zero hesitation when the skinny pedal went...
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    Consider the purpose of the sanding after you wet...

    Consider the purpose of the sanding after you wet things down. You already sanded the piece smooth. You just want to knock off what's sticking up without creating a new surface that would have to...
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