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  1. You have a very unique space so I'm not surprised...

    You have a very unique space so I'm not surprised at that recommendation.
  2. The benches turned out really great, Dennis!! Now...

    The benches turned out really great, Dennis!! Now you can move on to new fun in the shop!

    Much of this past week was devoted to a mini refresh of our pantry, which is located in a long, skinny...
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    Folks with smaller shops have been making...

    Folks with smaller shops have been making flip-over, two-tool cabinets for decades with no issues. Just be sure to use a very secure method of fastening the tools to the flip-table and if necessary,...
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    Beautiful work, Dale! I'm glad you're back in...

    Beautiful work, Dale! I'm glad you're back in your studio making amazing stuff!
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    Yea, there's some serious need for real...

    Yea, there's some serious need for real infrastructure out there, especially since the world has changed and it's very likely that a notable percentage of folks currently working from home will...
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    John...do some test pieces on scrap of the same...

    John...do some test pieces on scrap of the same material and do the entire finishing regimen through at least the first application of top coat.. Don't experiment on the real project. Try different...
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    I think that's a bit strong, Mel. The...

    I think that's a bit strong, Mel. The recommendation for neutral colors is more pointed at homes that have bold colors on the walls in some rooms. What an individual might feel is "cozy" for their...
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    Well, there you go...your shop stays the same...

    Well, there you go...your shop stays the same size. :) But maybe she'll let you "upgrade" some tools. LOL
  9. Normally, I'd suggestion using ModPodge to adhere...

    Normally, I'd suggestion using ModPodge to adhere them and then multiple exterior clear coats to seal and protect, but given the application I'll agree that laminating a 1/8" sheet of clear Lexan...
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    Backwards. Closed Cell has an R-Value of...

    Backwards. Closed Cell has an R-Value of approximately 7.5 per inch. Open Cell has an R-Value of about 3.5 per inch. One small advantage that open cell has in a shop environment is it's slightly more...
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    A lot of folks like to use TruOil for this...

    A lot of folks like to use TruOil for this application. I have zero experience with it, however. It's a drying oil.
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    Just let the tung oil cure for at least 24 hours...

    Just let the tung oil cure for at least 24 hours or so before top coating with an oil based product. But you'll also find that just using the oil based finish will give you essentially the same look...
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    Beautiful tables for the purpose, Bruce! The...

    Beautiful tables for the purpose, Bruce! The stone will be very resilient for sure and is a great color accent, too. I really like repurposing material like that...'hate waste...so bravo!
  14. I use LR Classic, but the current version via...

    I use LR Classic, but the current version via subscription and don't really use the cataloging function. I wish I could help, but...hopefully someone else can.
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    True on both accounts. One thing that is always...

    True on both accounts. One thing that is always listed as potential selling cost is updating landscaping, paint and (interior) staging. And as a potential buying within the next year, I'm actually...
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    You do need to rethink that...you're wasting...

    You do need to rethink that...you're wasting perfectly good shop space with nothingness or for things that just don't count. (Unless it's being used by a spouse and then even your shop is fair game....
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    The largest issues for folks working remotely...

    The largest issues for folks working remotely (work and school) at the present time focuses a lot on upload bandwidth as well as the latency you mention, Steve. Audio and video are particularly...
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    That was a an entertaining analogy, Erik. ...

    That was a an entertaining analogy, Erik.

    There's no universally "correct" answer here, of course...other than the "different strokes, to different folks" thing, which seems appropriate when...
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    I'm not familiar with that show...or...

    I'm not familiar with that show...or network...but the premise is sound. Sometimes, only a few minor adjustments will take a property from sitting on the market to multiple bids and a sale. It's...
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    True dat. True dat.

    True dat. True dat.
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    A now deceased friend of mine was on that or a...

    A now deceased friend of mine was on that or a similar show...he was a PA (physicians assistant) in real life, but was in Alaska for a bit doing volunteer work in a community up there. He ended up...
  22. Domino was just an example. All of these methods...

    Domino was just an example. All of these methods are essentially different versions of the same thing.

    If the current door bottoms are still a "rail" with grain running horizontally, good PVA wood...
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    I'm very thankful that "pre-kids"....before we...

    I'm very thankful that "pre-kids"....before we adopted the now adults, I had a few really good years and was able to invest in most of what I have now, knowing it would likely be much more difficult...
  24. Biscuit, dowel, regular loose tenons, splines,...

    Biscuit, dowel, regular loose tenons, splines, Dominos, etc., will all do the job for you. Glue it carefully and use cauls to keep the add-on pieces coplanar with the existing door.
  25. There was actually a recent thread about this...

    There was actually a recent thread about this very thing...

    If it was necessary to continue to use the same benchtop surface, I'd consider gluing up several layers of MDF into a hefty, but flat...
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