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    Mike, I have the 611 plunge corded too. My one...

    Mike, I have the 611 plunge corded too. My one grumble about it is that the plunge base's footprint is nearly as big as my workhorse 2 hp router. What are the dimensions of the Makita plunge base?
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    I built a dining chair from American Elm. It...

    I built a dining chair from American Elm. It milled and sanded and glued just fine, and I still have it 20 years later. The one odd thing about the wood was that it was noticeably more flexible...
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    If you use the traditional bowtie shape, with...

    If you use the traditional bowtie shape, with its sharp corners, you're pretty much committed to handtools. If you use a shape without the sharp corners -- think dogbone for instance -- you can do...
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    If you already have the non-blumotion hinges...

    If you already have the non-blumotion hinges installed, look into the dampers Blum sells which can be retrofitted. https://www.wwhardware.com/blum-blumotion-insert-for-doors-light-dark-gray-b970-1002
  5. Here's a sketch of my suggestion. This is a view...

    Here's a sketch of my suggestion. This is a view from the top of one corner of your base. The black is the existing stuff. The red is the added parts. Remember that the grain direction of the...
  6. Got any more of that 2x4? Cut some pieces...

    Got any more of that 2x4? Cut some pieces 1.5x1.5x3.5 or so, with the grain direction running the 3.5 direction. Glue them vertically touching the a leg and a long apron. That reinforces that...
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    The CL posting for this saw has a pic of the...

    The CL posting for this saw has a pic of the motor plate. It is indeed a single phase 230 volt saw. The plate actually says it is 4.5 hp. It was made by Baldor.

    I join the chorus of folks...
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    I like the right one. The symmetry makes it...

    I like the right one. The symmetry makes it clear that you thought carefully about the sapwood use.
  9. Welcome to the Creek, Dave! You're not getting...

    Welcome to the Creek, Dave!
    You're not getting much traffic here. I suggest you try posting this in the Neanderthal Forum. That's where the serious handtool folks hang out.
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    You need two bits: a chamfer bit, and a straight...

    You need two bits: a chamfer bit, and a straight (non-chamfer) flush trim bit. You use the straight bit where the cut edge is going to be covered by another piece of formica -- for instance the top...
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    Cut oversize, glue, then trim with a flush bit in...

    Cut oversize, glue, then trim with a flush bit in a small router.

    Are you going to formica the sides too? Do that before the top.
  12. Freud (Diablo) makes a 7 1/4" blade for fiber...

    Freud (Diablo) makes a 7 1/4" blade for fiber cement, for instance Hardiplank. Costs like $20, and does not have diamond. If you use a circular saw to cut stone, be sure to wear good lung...
  13. Rather than trying to match the freezer drawer to...

    Rather than trying to match the freezer drawer to the cabinet doors, how about matching it to the refrigerator door. That makes more visual sense to me. And you should get a hefty pull from this...
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    I like it. Or maybe a sink drain.

    I like it. Or maybe a sink drain.
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    If you’d like a butt depression, you can lift the...

    If you’d like a butt depression, you can lift the approach of your Adirondack chairs: make the seat from slats, so water can fall through. Of course, you’ll need something to hold the slats together....
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    Instead of solid lumber joists, look into...

    Instead of solid lumber joists, look into manufactured joists, aka I-joists. They look a bit like I-beams, but they're built from plywood and OSB. They can be found in long lengths, and in tall...
  17. Here’s a way to test the rail’s straightness...

    Here’s a way to test the rail’s straightness without relying on any external tool - whose straightness might be a question.

    Use the rail and saw to rip a sheet of plywood from end to end. You can...
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    I don't have an office in the shop, but I do have...

    I don't have an office in the shop, but I do have a restroom. Gauging by the amount of dust that gets into the restroom, an office would not be feasible.
    I do have good dust collection in the...
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    2” thick? It only needs support at the ends. No...

    2” thick? It only needs support at the ends. No need for cleats on the wall.
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    Is the troublesome varnish from an old can?...

    Is the troublesome varnish from an old can? Varnish in a partial can start to polymerize in the can. It is still fluid, but it is not as runny as a fresh can.
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    Yes. It works.
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    Join the shelves to the sides with through...

    Join the shelves to the sides with through tenons, wedged. If the bottom shelf is not at the bottom of the sides, use the wedged through tenon there too. If the bottom shelf is right at the...
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    You might be able to measure the power drawn by a...

    You might be able to measure the power drawn by a machine without buying a meter. There is a power meter on the electric feed into your house. It definitely will measure the power being drawn by...
  24. If you're willing to bleach wood, you might...

    If you're willing to bleach wood, you might consider staining it with a white or grey stain. The pigments in most stains are more color-fast than the wood.
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    Lebanon TN Utilities web site says they charge...

    Lebanon TN Utilities web site says they charge ten cents per kilowatt-hour for residential use.
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