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    Alex, I believe there is a very good chance...

    Alex,

    I believe there is a very good chance the top can be re-acclimated back to "pretty" flat. I think you're plan will probably work.

    Another alternative is to turn it over (convex side up)...
  2. I've got a Porter Cable pancake and its seems to...

    I've got a Porter Cable pancake and its seems to be fine, but I'm not using it heavily. IMO it is marginal for a framing nailer - works but you have to give it time to recover. Rather loud.
    ...
  3. I like water based urethane or polyacrylic on...

    I like water based urethane or polyacrylic on cabs. Dries fast and easy to clean up.

    Lots of people use boiled linseed oil, however I quit using that because it will not prevent accidental water...
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    Assuming you've tried to trace down the problem? ...

    Assuming you've tried to trace down the problem? I do know at one point I had feed issues and it turned out all it needed was clean the infeed rollers and increase the pressure a little. I also...
  5. Wondering if I should change my wood choice.

    Hey guys, couple questions.

    I'm going to reface my kitchen. They will be painted. I already had a ton of poplar and have already cut all the parts, but --

    I discovered my supplier now carries...
  6. 2 or 3 thou is close enough for standard glue. ...

    2 or 3 thou is close enough for standard glue.

    You can use a gap filling glue like epoxy or hide glue.
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    I like Chris Pye's sharpening tutorial the best.

    I like Chris Pye's sharpening tutorial the best.
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    I make then from 2x4's and add a shoe. 1" dowel...

    I make then from 2x4's and add a shoe. 1" dowel angled forward for handle.

    I make a few at a time, resurface once or twice and throw them away when they're too chewed up.
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    I do not use BLO not anymore because it won't...

    I do not use BLO not anymore because it won't prevent water penetration, so when you forgot and left that sweaty bottle of cold water on it, or some spilledl water from a glue clean up -- ...
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    Yes, Elmers Glue All will dry clear.

    Yes, Elmers Glue All will dry clear.
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    I would steer them away or explain the issues if...

    I would steer them away or explain the issues if they insist.

    Personally I wouldn't do a breadboards over 5" wide. I use 2/3 as a depth.

    Depth of tenon and support are issue on wide ones.
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    I've been using some of the cheap self closing...

    I've been using some of the cheap self closing slides you see on Amazon for various shop cabs.

    So far I've been pretty impressed. Sure saves a lot of money!
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    One solution to cupping is to rip the panel in...

    One solution to cupping is to rip the panel in half, rejoint and reglue. Bandsaw will minimize wood loss to about 1/16"

    I try to always apply a drawer face with the bark side out. Tendency to cup...
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    I know I could get an argument here, but IMO you...

    I know I could get an argument here, but IMO you just can't go wrong with a 3HP cabinet saw. Personally, I have two table saws, both Jets. One 3HP cabinet and one 1 3/4 HP. They are both excellent...
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    Even with a moisture meter, you still have to...

    Even with a moisture meter, you still have to take measures as the MC is never totally equal throughout the thickness.

    I've found the wider and thinner the resaw, the more issues, if not from...
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    My advice is always if you have a dream, follow...

    My advice is always if you have a dream, follow it. If you are uniquely gifted, use and refine that gift. If you are passionate about it, make good business decisions, and are willing to expand...
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    Also a TS55 owner, every time I use the saw I...

    Also a TS55 owner, every time I use the saw I wonder "should it be making that noise" - doesn't sound like my other circ saws.

    So now you got me wondering.......

    If you trust Popular...
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    +1 You still have to sand it, tho.

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    You still have to sand it, tho.
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    Brian, 2x6's for an RV? :eek: I think your...

    Brian,

    2x6's for an RV? :eek:

    I think your initial plan will work fine. I would glue the 1x4's to the plywood. Re: hardwood, not necessary. The door is light & pine will hold hinge screws just...
  20. I've both brands of planes. I don't see an...

    I've both brands of planes. I don't see an appreciate any difference in edge retention.

    Quit worrying about it and get back to work! LOL
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    As stable as that wood my be, I agree with the...

    As stable as that wood my be, I agree with the others you really want to use sheet goods. Flatness is paramount.

    I've made several tops over the years and I"ll echo that I've found best is 2...
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    I mainly use it when I have to do a lot of...

    I mainly use it when I have to do a lot of scraping and I know card scraper will be hard on my wrists and fingers.

    Plus, the burr seems to last longer.

    It also excels at removing old finish.
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    If you're not used to wax on your TS top, be...

    If you're not used to wax on your TS top, be aware of the reduced friction and possible safety risk. When boards and jigs move around quicker than you're used to, just be aware, that's all.

    No I...
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    I'm sure you'll get better advice than I can...

    I'm sure you'll get better advice than I can give, but one thing I learned quickly using an HVLP gun it is all about the thinning. An orifice size that produces fine atomization and I've found...
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    I have the same blower/cyclone set up except Iím...

    I have the same blower/cyclone set up except Iím running 6Ē ducts. While Iíll admit the collection could be better, it works. my original plan was to buy a 3hp blower when I had so much difficulty...
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