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    Another for for the magnet strip. An...

    Another for for the magnet strip.

    An alternative to a set of different-sized holes might be a tapered dado/slot. I have something similar for sockets.
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    Re: Sound Deadening Thermal insulation and sound...

    Re: Sound Deadening
    Thermal insulation and sound deadening qualities are almost opposite. Insulation relies on trapping air, but air does not attenuate sound. Fiberglass batting (and shrubbery) do...
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    Just be careful to use good casters. I mentioned...

    Just be careful to use good casters. I mentioned before that the casters on my HF four-wheel dolly left narrow permanent ruts in my new oak living room floor with only a 100-lb load, because the...
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    Yes. Great jig. Simplifies the job...

    Yes. Great jig. Simplifies the job significantly.
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    Get a good 12 ga 120 V extension cord (usually...

    Get a good 12 ga 120 V extension cord (usually 50' or 100', as short cords are typically lighter weight), remove the molded ends, and add quality (e.g., Hubbel, etc.) 240 V ends.

    Buying cord by...
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    You can always provide additional information...

    You can always provide additional information suppliers are willing to add along with the date it was last updated, so users can evaluate whether the information is sufficiently current. A cutoff...
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    Look at handrails. I got some from Rockler, but...

    Look at handrails. I got some from Rockler, but I'm sure they're available from most large building supply outlets.
  8. You'll love the router table & saw combo. It's...

    You'll love the router table & saw combo. It's great for staging parts. My router fence is perpendicular to the table saw fence, which (after removing the table saw fence) provides a nice long...
  9. Actually, for legged items, those work very well....

    Actually, for legged items, those work very well. I've been using them (mine from Ace hdwe) for years with no ill effects. The wheels are small, and won't roll over an extension cord, but they...
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    I've been using the 3-1/4 HP Triton router since...

    I've been using the 3-1/4 HP Triton router since it first came out. Mine is in an open Sommerfeld aluminum table top. The built-in dust shroud plus fence dust collection works great -- almost no...
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    I, too, keep several empty quart psint cans (with...

    I, too, keep several empty quart psint cans (with interior longer) on hand to store lesser quantities.

    Most plastic storage containers leak. Fill one with water (e,g., to store waterstones), and...
  12. I switched to a thin putty knife sharpened along...

    I switched to a thin putty knife sharpened along its side, after trying a serrated knife and twin-blade electric knife (which is the cat's meow for soft foam cushions, BTW). The putty knife's length...
  13. Don't rule out classes taught at Woodcraft,...

    Don't rule out classes taught at Woodcraft, Rockler, etc., stores.

    Be selective. Talk to their staff about the instructors.

    Our local store, for example, had Alan Batty teaching a great thread...
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    Butcher paper is used here -- the kind that is...

    Butcher paper is used here -- the kind that is coated to be semi-water resistant.
  15. Three points: A soft mat or cushy running...

    Three points:
    A soft mat or cushy running shoes feel nice, but their flexibility causes you to continuously rock slightly, tiring your legs significantly over the course of a day. Don't go too...
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    I've never had luck drilling off only the head. ...

    I've never had luck drilling off only the head. Drilling out the entire body works quite well, but your drill is never quite perfectly centered. Start small and creep up in size. Once one side of...
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    Used to drop-test packaging for heavy electronic...

    Used to drop-test packaging for heavy electronic instruments. Best results were from an internal box to fit the product, with foam (not styrofoam) corner blocks, inside a larger outer box. The foam...
  18. I use a Rival brand thermostatically-controlled...

    I use a Rival brand thermostatically-controlled "hot pot" I got for $8. They are on EBay fir $10-$15. Glue jar is in a water bath. I cut a hole in the plastic lid for the glue-brush's handle.
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    You won't regret it. We insulated my...

    You won't regret it.

    We insulated my west-facing, multi-panel, segmented, steel, garage-style, shop doors with regular white Styrofoam (mine was from packaging) cut to fit. I think we used beads...
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    Best way to cut foam board: Sharpen the side of a...

    Best way to cut foam board: Sharpen the side of a putty knife and slice the foam. Easy, works great, no mess.
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    MDO plywood is pretty weather resistant. It's...

    MDO plywood is pretty weather resistant. It's designed I believe, for signs. I used it unfinished for a temporary gate for about tree years, and surface and edges held up amazingly well (remained...
  22. I like phenolic. Phenolic or steel don't flex or...

    I like phenolic. Phenolic or steel don't flex or sag as much as Lexan or wood, but for small dimensions, that's not a major factor.
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    Agree with Lee. Michael Fortune explained this...

    Agree with Lee. Michael Fortune explained this as part of a Woodworking Show seminar. I've never had to adjust my fence for drift since, regardless of blade or manufacturer.

    My circle jig is...
  24. I agree with the sentiments re groove vs rabbet...

    I agree with the sentiments re groove vs rabbet (having had to replace glass in a groove); however Sommerfeld Tools sells a glass retainer strip that will do the trick...
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    I second the suggestions to buy ready-made 12-2...

    I second the suggestions to buy ready-made 12-2 cords and replace the ends. The existing ends are cheap, even for 220 V.

    Also for the suggestion to drop from the ceiling instead of running along...
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