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  1. I think it's personal preference, but you want it...

    I think it's personal preference, but you want it in proportion to the piece. I agree with your leaning toward 1.5".

    While you're experimenting, make sure a tall person won't whack his or her...
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    The other element in this equation is the start...

    The other element in this equation is the start switch inside the motor. It connects the start winding when the motor is not turning and disconnects it after the motor comes up to speed. It's...
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    I've used Big Stretch Sealant to fill similar...

    I've used Big Stretch Sealant to fill similar gaps, stuffing backer rod into the crack first. But it will take a bunch of tubes to fill that big a joint and it's expensive! And I think 1" is about...
  4. Sellers of heavy stuff always have a bad back...

    Sellers of heavy stuff always have a bad back :rolleyes:

    Looking at the grizz 8 x 72 dovetail jointer: it comes in two chunks, the machine and the stand (probably with motor). They quote 390...
  5. Nice solution. And nice kumiko panel; that's a...

    Nice solution. And nice kumiko panel; that's a lot of little pieces!
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    What a shame. Would have been a nice looking bowl.

    What a shame. Would have been a nice looking bowl.
  7. I just use the carbide glass and tile bits, like...

    I just use the carbide glass and tile bits, like these:...
  8. Great form of therapy Derek! That sweet DP is on...

    Great form of therapy Derek! That sweet DP is on my wish list too and I was tempted by the recent sales, but it will have to wait until the toy--ahem--tool budget recovers.
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    To "expand" on Jim's point a bit: you don't want...

    To "expand" on Jim's point a bit: you don't want pex clamped tightly because it expands and contracts with temp changes more than, say, copper. So pex clamps are designed to allow some movement...
  10. We weren't hosting Thanksgiving this year so no...

    We weren't hosting Thanksgiving this year so no extra cleaning, cooking, etc. Plus my wife was away for the weekend so I managed a fair amount of time in the shop.

    First dry fit on the mantel...
  11. Would drilling a hole in the corner first help? ...

    Would drilling a hole in the corner first help? Haven't tried it on glass, but it helped on a large glass tile I was cutting and kept cracking.
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    I'm not much of a turner, but those sure look...

    I'm not much of a turner, but those sure look like marks from the lathe center on the top. I can only speculate that the square portion was let in after the leg was turned.

    The piece (about 1/4)...
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    And one more: 420639

    And one more:

    420639
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    OK, I'll play: 420633 420634 420635 ...

    OK, I'll play:

    420633

    420634

    420635

    And two of my all time favorites from Gary Larson:
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    You might try removing the sanding pad and...

    You might try removing the sanding pad and cleaning the mechanism behind it. Tends to get a lot of sawdust packed in there tight and it can interfere with the oscillating motion. Compressed air or...
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    I would think 1/4" phenolic (garolite) would work...

    I would think 1/4" phenolic (garolite) would work well. Not exactly cheap but doesn't sound like you need a ton of it. McMaster carries it in various size sheets.
  17. Searspartsdirect is worth a (long) shot if you...

    Searspartsdirect is worth a (long) shot if you have any kind of model no.

    Otherwise, I'd sniff around the McMaster raw materials section. They have plastic disks of similar dimensions, but the...
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    I use MDO for all my jigs and fixtures and sleds...

    I use MDO for all my jigs and fixtures and sleds and recently built three shooting boards using it for the base that the plane rides on. Uniform surface, flat, smooth and somewhat slippery. Very...
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    What kind of well pump, submersible or jet,...

    What kind of well pump, submersible or jet, shallow or deep?
  20. I don't like the cheap thin light blue plastic...

    I don't like the cheap thin light blue plastic boxes; the sides bend easily and they never seem to line up properly with the sheetrock. I am fine with the heavier wall cast plastic/fiberglass boxes....
  21. Rod, that is excellent, bet she will love it!

    Rod, that is excellent, bet she will love it!
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    Happy Thanksgiving All!

    I am especially thankful for all the advice and help and inspiration so freely given by those here on the creek! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
  23. Plastic boxes for single devices (switches,...

    Plastic boxes for single devices (switches, receptacles, etc. do not require clamps at the box for use with Romex, but the romex must be secured near the box, say with a staple to the framing within...
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    See this thread:...

    See this thread: https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?277992-Quick-Review-Bora-PM-2700-expandable-roller-stand

    for a way to get infeed/outfeed support. I show the stands in use with a bandsaw,...
  25. If it's operating, another approach would be:...

    If it's operating, another approach would be: take a wide flat board a few feet long with you (you know, from Home Depot's flat board section:rolleyes:) and take a few passes and see if it's still...
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