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    Sticky: I think it would carry 3,000 pounds, but there...

    I think it would carry 3,000 pounds, but there have been situations where the supports have been compromised by rust or rot and the balcony came down when a bunch of people were on it.

    I wouldn't...
  2. I was told the same thing. Then I started using...

    I was told the same thing. Then I started using hot hide glue and learned differently. Jim and John are right. Anything that fills the pores of the wood will show through a finish.

    Mike
  3. Hide glue will certainly show under a finish. ...

    Hide glue will certainly show under a finish. You may have to sand the areas where the hide glue was in order to remove it. Similar to what you'd have to do with PVA.

    Mike
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    Rockler has 15% coupons on a regular basis. I've...

    Rockler has 15% coupons on a regular basis. I've used those to purchase some Bessey clamps.

    Mike
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    The differences you mention are in the circuit...

    The differences you mention are in the circuit feeding the motor. If the circuits are properly sized so that the voltage drop during startup or running is the same percentage in either the 120V or...
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    I tried one of those attachments one time. ...

    I tried one of those attachments one time. First, there's the setup and teardown time. And while you have the attachment on, you can't use the drill press as a drill press. Then the arm of the...
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    As far as mortises go, I drill them out with my...

    As far as mortises go, I drill them out with my drill press, and then trim up the sides of the mortise with a standard bench chisel.

    Mike
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    Very nice job. What's the medallion between the...

    Very nice job. What's the medallion between the two cavities?

    Mike
  9. You need a cheap VOM (volt ohm meter). With...

    You need a cheap VOM (volt ohm meter). With that, you can check for continuity across the fuse. You can also test to see if you have power in various places in the machine.

    Mike
  10. If you're doing a tenon that has shoulders, what...

    If you're doing a tenon that has shoulders, what most people do is to cut a bevel around the top of the mortise, so the excess glue has some place to go and doesn't squeeze out.

    Mike
  11. Epoxy is one thing I mix more than I need. It's...

    Epoxy is one thing I mix more than I need. It's not that expensive (I have a gallon of West Systems) and I don't want to run out when I'm using it. I don't mind throwing some away.

    I used to do...
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    I looked it up on Amazon. It's only 26 pages,...

    I looked it up on Amazon. It's only 26 pages, available used for $10 with $4 shipping, or $21 new in paperback.

    Mike
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    Sticky: I've been in the engine room of a medium sized...

    I've been in the engine room of a medium sized ship and the sound is deafening. I can imagine what it was like in the engine room of the diesel/electric submarines used in WWII.

    They must build...
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    Yep, you could take the components of a hive...

    Yep, you could take the components of a hive (bottom board, brood box and top) and strap them together and put that up in a tree. According to Seeley, "Honeybee Democracy," the scout bees look for a...
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    If he did capture a swarm at this time of year,...

    If he did capture a swarm at this time of year, it would not have enough time to build up supplies to survive the winter in his area.

    That's a pretty elaborate swarm trap, also.

    Mike
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    Just a correction to Eric's comment about an...

    Just a correction to Eric's comment about an advantage to running a motor at a higher voltage giving a reduced current and heating effect.

    The way dual voltage motors are wired is that they have...
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    When you build your chairs, remember that chairs...

    When you build your chairs, remember that chairs with arms may need to be a bit wider than the armless chairs.

    Mike
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    For single phase induction motors, anything over...

    For single phase induction motors, anything over about 1.5HP is probably best run on 240 volts. At least that's what I do.

    Mike
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    I like the way you put that seat portion together...

    I like the way you put that seat portion together with dovetails. Good idea - and good work, they're very tight fitting.

    Mike
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    Technically, it will perform exactly the same on...

    Technically, it will perform exactly the same on either voltage (and it's probably 120 volts and 240 volts, not 110 volts and 220 volts). However, as John points out, running it at 240 volts will...
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    No question - it's a scam. Toss it. Mike

    No question - it's a scam. Toss it.

    Mike
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    I've built a number of chairs, both dining room...

    I've built a number of chairs, both dining room chairs and rockers. You don't want the back to lean back too much on a dining room chair, but neither do you want it straight up. I'd have to check...
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    My theory is that most people don't expect to...

    My theory is that most people don't expect to keep furniture long term and, therefore, aren't looking for "heirloom" furniture. That's why it's tough for custom furniture makers to make a living.
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    Sticky: I want to die like my grandfather, peacefully in...

    I want to die like my grandfather, peacefully in my sleep.

    Not screaming in terror like the passengers on his bus.

    Mike
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    Sticky: According to some recent statistics, 85% of all...

    According to some recent statistics, 85% of all the Harleys ever made are still on the road.




    The other 15% made it home.

    Mike
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