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    I've got the Woodpecker lift and I love it. Going...

    I've got the Woodpecker lift and I love it. Going from a crank system to the Woodpecker "insert handle and move" has been fantastic; I used to keep a drill nearby to adjust the height and now I can...
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    Iím about to try the Soss hinges for a drop leaf....

    Iím about to try the Soss hinges for a drop leaf. I can tell you how it works out.
  3. Garage shop/entertainment flooring suggestions?

    I have a 3 car garage that's going to serve as a mixed shop and pool table/beer fridge/stereo area (with a pinball machine if I can wedge it in). Currently the floor is concrete, and in good...
  4. There's a hook at the front of the drawer slide...

    There's a hook at the front of the drawer slide (assuming slides, not hinges) that hook to a loop on the locking device. The front edge of the locking device is basically flush with the front of the...
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    +1 for cut out the ballasts. I did that on our...

    +1 for cut out the ballasts. I did that on our current garage light and it was a piece of cake - cut wires, add wire nuts, done. I used bulbs from Amazon, link at the bottom. After coming over, my...
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    Air cleaners for west coast fires?

    Oh, the air outside is frightful, but the woodworking's so delightful...

    For years I've gotten by with a dust collector and periodically wiping up the fine dust that eventually coats all surfaces....
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    That reminds me - any suggestions for cleaning...

    That reminds me - any suggestions for cleaning the rack? My drill press is getting on the grindy side. Disassemble and vacuum out? Oil? Something in between?
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    I'm at the extreme other end right now. I have a...

    I'm at the extreme other end right now. I have a two car garage in a townhouse row that shares a driveway with another townhouse row. I've been asked to not run the table saw during the kinda-sorta...
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    +1 for putting everything on wheels. I've been...

    +1 for putting everything on wheels. I've been working with a 1-car-garage equivalent for 14 years now, and being able to move stuff around has been tremendously helpful. Even stuff like a tablesaw...
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    Thank you! For future searchers I'm attaching...

    Thank you!

    For future searchers I'm attaching an updated plan. I've got a ping into the city government asking if I can do this as a homeowner; the web page says yes and the permit process says...
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    Awesome advice, thanks. I'll put more lights on...

    Awesome advice, thanks. I'll put more lights on the list. Also, any recommendations on which fixtures would be awesome. In my "shop" right now I have a 2 tube LED fixture, a garage door opener, and a...
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    Do I have enough outlets?

    Obvious answer: no!

    I'm moving to a new place with a 3 car garage. One bay is going to be dedicated to a pool table, but the other two are going to be getting covered in sawdust. Currently the...
  13. The haze on the top is being stubborn, so I think...

    The haze on the top is being stubborn, so I think I will just strip it back and try again. I may have covered it too soon. Or I need some shellac.

    For the uprights, I think I didn't clean dust out...
  14. Help - cloudy waterborne polyurethane finish

    I'm working on a project in white oak with the following finishing schedule:

    Transtint dye in vodka
    General Finishes seal-a-cell
    Gel stain, wiped off
    General Finishes performance waterbased...
  15. Weekend bump and drop to $150...

    Weekend bump and drop to $150...
  16. I just got a four-pack of line voltage LED tubes...

    I just got a four-pack of line voltage LED tubes from Amazon. I had the same experience as others here - the big box stores only had the ballast-using ones. Ugh. No thanks.

    The bulbs were these:...
  17. Freud router + incra router table plate

    I'm upgrading my router table to a lift, so it's time for the old router to go! It works totally fine; there is some damage to the plug (where I ran it into a wall, oops) but you can either use it as...
  18. Yup. They make a little bit off all of us, and...

    Yup. They make a little bit off all of us, and then score big on some people. All in the name of convenience.

    I love my credit card - I get the appropriate 1% back for something, and it's easier...
  19. I'm with Jim. Also, _never_ pay a CC bill late. I...

    I'm with Jim. Also, _never_ pay a CC bill late. I did once, and then got nailed with enormous interest. Turns out they start charging interest for each purchase _from the day of the purchase_, and...
  20. Canon for a color inkjet. Here's how I broke it...

    Canon for a color inkjet. Here's how I broke it down last time:

    HP: Expensive cartridges due to the fact that they include the print head. Cartridges _expire_ of all things, and the printer will...
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    Pie safe - or what about solid sides?

    I'm designing a pie safe to use in our kitchen. My wife found one she likes the looks of that has solid sides. I'm trying to figure out how this will work in solid wood - I'm used to ply.

    First,...
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    Unfinishing: Stripping 50s kitchen

    Asking for some friends of mine.

    They moved into a house with a 50s-era kitchen. The cabinet face frames are oak, and the doors are nice plywood. Problem is, whatever is on there now basically...
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    Ouch. I'm glad to hear you're okay. As for...

    Ouch. I'm glad to hear you're okay.

    As for inserts... I picked up this trick from Usenet. Use hot glue. No, seriously!

    1) Rough-cut a plate from some spare wood (I used 1/2" birch ply) a...
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    An external hard drive works well for backup....

    An external hard drive works well for backup. Gmail is also a great idea, and there are many programs that provide an interface.

    Or find someone remote that you trust with decent storage (or buy...
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    Great, thanks! The base I'm not too worried...

    Great, thanks!

    The base I'm not too worried about - I have the Woodcraft mobile base kit and it's under the saw currently. I was going to build a cabinet to size and bolt the saw on top.

    One...
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