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    We'll be interested in your experiments

    We'll be interested in your experiments
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    Forever Sharp

    How is it that my electric shaver stays sharp seemingly forever?
  3. Bennett, how is it that you propose everyday? ...

    Bennett, how is it that you propose everyday?

    As to finish, I wipe on shellac and get quick easy coverage on a small project.

    My favorite stain is Minwax Special Walnut. Wipe on, wipe off,...
  4. Solid insight

    Solid insight
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    Glue up and make raised panels. Glue up and...

    Glue up and make raised panels.

    Glue up and make the legs bigger for a better look.

    Take Mel's advice re: 'bark side out' because varnish will only prolong the problem even in a covered...
  6. That wood is most likely not dried at all. Buy...

    That wood is most likely not dried at all. Buy extra and plan to dry it.

    Also, can you share that source? Some of us would be willing to take a chance on some of that.

    An open grained wood...
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    You can certainly test the short term strength...

    You can certainly test the short term strength with and without the acetone wipe.
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    Thanks Derek, I was having trouble with the...

    Thanks Derek, I was having trouble with the vision of UHMW in that application
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    So this is a challenging project that you really...

    So this is a challenging project that you really want to get right. Take your time and take the extra steps to get a better result. Start with a small sketch then go to a full sized paper drawing (in...
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    UHMW would work better but it just wouldn't be...

    UHMW would work better but it just wouldn't be right.
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    Making mallets is fun and easy. I use a wide...

    Making mallets is fun and easy. I use a wide range of sizes and weights.
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  12. Thread: bench

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    Let me go off the tracks a bit since you are...

    Let me go off the tracks a bit since you are planning a new bench and offer a few other suggestions;

    Move the legs closer to the ends. One day you might set something heavy (an engine) on one end....
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    If you are working off dirt or gravel or anything...

    If you are working off dirt or gravel or anything but concrete, you need a crane or an articulated manlift. A truck crane might be easiest.
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    As an ME my leaning is toward pneumatic. Motors...

    As an ME my leaning is toward pneumatic. Motors contain precious smoke that can leak out. Fire is also a possibility in a dust handling system. Intrinsicly Safe might lack might. When a blast gate...
  15. It is possible to have a nice shop with only 120...

    It is possible to have a nice shop with only 120 volt circuits, but you will need at least 3 of them. Start with a 15 amp circuit just for lights. Add a 20 amp circuit for each big machine that could...
  16. Just a caution, wall mounting will transmit noise...

    Just a caution, wall mounting will transmit noise to the wall. The wall and stuff attached may even cause some new noise. My DC in the basement is free standing on a piece of foam. It's pretty quiet.
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    I agree with Jim and others, a single simple wood...

    I agree with Jim and others, a single simple wood will be good. If you try to do too much (two colors and bold grain) in a small piece it will need more pieces the same to make a room hang together....
  18. Yeah, a wire wheel spinning at 3600 rpm seems...

    Yeah, a wire wheel spinning at 3600 rpm seems like a bad idea. I've used one in the drill press and it worked ok but shedding wires at speed is more risk to my hands than is worth it.
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    Could be a problem but maybe not. Nothing to do...

    Could be a problem but maybe not. Nothing to do now but watch and worry.
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    A thermometer at the bottom of you steam chamber...

    A thermometer at the bottom of you steam chamber will tell you what's really happening. Steam leaking out the top means almost nothing.
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    Face to face may be the best way to resolve this.

    Face to face may be the best way to resolve this.
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    Had a Fein Turbo II for a long time till it quit....

    Had a Fein Turbo II for a long time till it quit. Had to compromise it to get it apart for repairs. Turned out the failure was in the plug but could not discover that till it was apart. Next time it...
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    Go back and reread Dave Mount's post. No need for...

    Go back and reread Dave Mount's post. No need for a temporary bench or big tools or weeks of work. Low cost and options to make it pretty.
  24. Ummm...seems like a perfect job for a chainsaw....

    Ummm...seems like a perfect job for a chainsaw. Maybe clean up with a big rasp.

    You might find a lumberjack/artist to do them all in an afternoon.
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    Using flooring for a desk top will give you a...

    Using flooring for a desk top will give you a desk with gaps at the joints. To write on it you will need to add a desk blotter. If that works for you, just install it like flooring, with a small gap...
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