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    Wixey drill press depth gauge?

    I have a Delta drill press with the usual feature of a combined depth gauge and depth stop. The depth gauge is pretty lame, and the Wixey looks better. But I'd have to retain the OEM part for the...
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    If you spend as much time making noise in the...

    If you spend as much time making noise in the shop as I do, a shop in a residential neighborhood would wear on the neighbors. In an industrial district, I can run all my big machines in the middle...
  3. Thread: Toy Chest

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    That is a fine chest. It will be in the family...

    That is a fine chest. It will be in the family for generations, I'm sure.

    Ship it? You can, but doesn't this seem like a fine occasion for a driving trip? Deliver the chest, and visit with...
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    Part of the issue is inflation. Since 1990, the...

    Part of the issue is inflation. Since 1990, the US has had just about 100% inflation. That is, a dollar in 1990 had the same buying power as two dollars today.
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    Do you have any offcuts from the original board? ...

    Do you have any offcuts from the original board? If you do, I'd be inclined to try patching the crack with the offcut material. It might not be a perfect color match, but because it comes from...
  6. The fitting would be easy to fake. Get a wooden...

    The fitting would be easy to fake. Get a wooden dowel whose OD is close to the ID of your pipe. Cut off a section which is a half inch long or so. Drill a clearance hole along the axis. Screw it...
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    My usual rule of thumb for dining tables is that...

    My usual rule of thumb for dining tables is that each diner needs 24” of table edge. If you seat people closer than that, their elbows collide. Don’t believe it from me - try it yourself.

    This...
  8. As best I can understand, some wood table slides...

    As best I can understand, some wood table slides are deliberately bowed. When in place, the hump side is up. The idea may be that the manufacturer expects the middle the table to sag under the load...
  9. Welcome to the Creek, Gene. The timbers at the...

    Welcome to the Creek, Gene.

    The timbers at the back of the house could well support a workbench. They look to be softwood, so I wouldn't be building fine furniture with them. Cracks don't...
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    To be clear, floating shelf brackets are needed...

    To be clear, floating shelf brackets are needed when you’re trying to hang a shelf that might be only 2” tall by 12” or more front-to-back. In that 2” there’s not much leverage to prevent the front...
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    There’s no need for special hardware. A few wood...

    There’s no need for special hardware. A few wood screws will hold it. Under each horizontal part, I’d glue a piece of wood at the rear which is 3/4” square or so, and the length of the part. At...
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    Seems simple enough, but how are you going to...

    Seems simple enough, but how are you going to edgeband the lazy susan? It is possible to buy wide veneer tape banding, but the usual glue is hot-melt, and the iron might melt the foam core.

    Or...
  13. I tapped holes in mine. It wasn't horribly...

    I tapped holes in mine. It wasn't horribly difficult.

    Strong magnets might work, but on mine the dust collection hose exerts a fair amount of force. My DC hose is the six inch plastic flex hose...
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    Stand the slats on edge, and cut the curve with a...

    Stand the slats on edge, and cut the curve with a bandsaw.
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    Sure, put more overhang on one side than the...

    Sure, put more overhang on one side than the other. Somebody who is opening the drawer is already focused on whatever they’re going to take of the drawer. They’ll never notice the unequal overhang....
  16. Thread: plyboo?

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    I can't figure out why it is so expensive. ...

    I can't figure out why it is so expensive. Advocates say that bamboo is better than trees because bamboo grows much faster. Shouldn't that make the plywood inexpensive?
  17. Thread: plyboo?

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    I just built a bunch of bookcases with it. I...

    I just built a bunch of bookcases with it. I used ten sheets.

    The stuff is crazy expensive. I paid $260 per 3/4" sheet, from a dealer which sells me 3/4" A1 maple for $80.

    It wasn't very...
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    One way to deal with fabric is to stretch it over...

    One way to deal with fabric is to stretch it over a wood framework, wrapping it over the edges, and securing on the back. You can secure it with staples. Then you secure the fabric-covered panel...
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    Just because the web site is silent doesn't meet...

    Just because the web site is silent doesn't meet the city won't do something about it. I'd call them, and try to pressure them into doing the right thing.
  20. I used urea-formaldehyde glues like Plastic Resin...

    I used urea-formaldehyde glues like Plastic Resin Glue for years, but gave it up over concern about formaldehyde exposure. I now use epoxy for bent lamination. Epoxy doesn’t cold creep. I use West...
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    If you use euro hinges, they're have to be "thick...

    If you use euro hinges, they're have to be "thick door" hinges. (The common euro hinges work for 3/4"-thick doors.) The thick door hinges I've used open only 95 degrees. Is that okay for your...
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    In addition to masking, block doors and heating...

    In addition to masking, block doors and heating ducts to keep dust out of the rest of the house. And if you can, use a fan to blow air through the kitchen - again to reduce dust infiltration into the...
  23. +1 on this idea. Putting the table support in...

    +1 on this idea. Putting the table support in the middle means that people can sit anywhere around the table without colliding with the legs. Also, when you shove the empty chairs into the table,...
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    I never estimate lumber from rules of thumb. I...

    I never estimate lumber from rules of thumb. I draw out the parts I need, and add it all up. That's my gross lumber requirement. Then I add 20% or so because parts don't always lay out perfectly...
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    Jeff, that's odd. Most dado stacks would cut...

    Jeff, that's odd. Most dado stacks would cut less than 3/4" with four chippers and two outsides. You get 3/4" dados by adding shims, which usually come with the set.
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