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    The "exterior" sheet good would just need to be...

    The "exterior" sheet good would just need to be plywood rated for exterior use, meaning it was laminated with veneers with a water resistant adhesive. If you cut apart an exterior slab door you will...
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    Does the machine have a light or something that...

    Does the machine have a light or something that would work on single phase? You may have three hot wires, one neutral and one ground. It would need the neutral if there is something single phase on...
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    I use different materials for different kinds of...

    I use different materials for different kinds of push blocks. It would be helpful to know what kind of push blocks you are using.
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    Bandsaw blades are like anything else, you can...

    Bandsaw blades are like anything else, you can get some good ones and some bad ones. The bandsaw blade material is made on a continuous roll and when made they pull out the length they need, cut it...
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    For that application I wouldn't recommend a PVA...

    For that application I wouldn't recommend a PVA glue. It tends to dry around the edges and stays wet in the middle for a long time. A UF glue would work alright.

    I don't see the point in trying...
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    If it were me I would cover it with formica. It...

    If it were me I would cover it with formica. It would be hard enough to last forever and would be completely waterproof. If you wish to paint it you might use an oil based enamel with a hardener....
  7. If the ridge is of sufficient size there...

    If the ridge is of sufficient size there shouldn't be any problem. A lot depends on whether the building is where there is heavy snowfalls. The ridge would be carrying the entire load of the roof.
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    Yea, use a nail set and sink the nails. Then many...

    Yea, use a nail set and sink the nails. Then many places you can get wood putty in different colors so when it's stained or finished the spots pretty much disappear. If you can only get putty in a...
  9. It's very rare for wooden table pins to swell. I...

    It's very rare for wooden table pins to swell. I think after working on probably a 1000 antique tables I've only had to sand the pins on one or two tables. Then it was only a 5 minute project. If I...
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    Is it really necessary to make the top 3" thick....

    Is it really necessary to make the top 3" thick. For most applications a single 3/4" sheet of plywood has met my needs.
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    A cup warp is normally caused by a imbalance in...

    A cup warp is normally caused by a imbalance in moisture content from one side to the other. Assuming you finished the front and not the back there is likely a crown on the back side. If that is the...
  12. The type pins isn't as critical as getting the...

    The type pins isn't as critical as getting the holes accurate. You might lay both sides of your top on a table with the leaves in it and draw a line across all the pieces. Then use an actual...
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    If it were me I would use titebond III or...

    If it were me I would use titebond III or equivalent. I've had joints come apart with polyurethane adhesives before.
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    Generally kitchen and bath cabinets are a...

    Generally kitchen and bath cabinets are a different class of woodworking than furniture. I don't mind using slides in cabinets but use conventional drawers in furniture.
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    You would have more issues with rust keeping the...

    You would have more issues with rust keeping the saw outdoors but if you coat the raw metal parts with WD-40 and cover it with a tarp when not in use you shouldn't have a problem. My shop is under...
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    I've been using the harbor freight helmet for...

    I've been using the harbor freight helmet for several years and I don't have any complaints.
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    Plexiglass will cut fine on the bandsaw. If you...

    Plexiglass will cut fine on the bandsaw. If you have a fine tooth blade it will make better looking edges.
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    The width of the table is just determined by the...

    The width of the table is just determined by the travel. I would use something very hard underneath where the saw cuts. They tend to wallow out a wide groove which in turn causes chip outs on the...
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    As long as you don't wrap the table with plastic...

    As long as you don't wrap the table with plastic it shouldn't hurt anything to ship it. I wouldn't use any packing peanuts either since the solvents could melt them. Now if the box gets to smelling...
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    When I build cabinets for a customer the old...

    When I build cabinets for a customer the old cabinets I take out usually ends up being used in my shop.
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    I would trust anything made by Northfield....

    I would trust anything made by Northfield. Chances are with the exception of maybe wiring or safety equipment the saws are made identical to saws made 50 years ago. They are still in business and...
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    A lot of what you pay for prescriptions goes to...

    A lot of what you pay for prescriptions goes to lawyers and people trying to get rich quick off the system.
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    I don't think anything is gasoline proof. I think...

    I don't think anything is gasoline proof. I think the most resistant is Permatex 85420. It's a polyester urethane sealant.
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    There are several different kinds of lacquer and...

    There are several different kinds of lacquer and each has a little different procedure. The deft lacquer is a type known as nitrocellulose lacquer. The resin for it is made by dissolving cotton in...
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    I wouldn't expect MDF to not be blotchy. We used...

    I wouldn't expect MDF to not be blotchy. We used to just put a clear lacquer finish on MDF and it was blotchy.
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