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    Mine is a Ryobi 40V blower. The Ryobi yard tools...

    Mine is a Ryobi 40V blower. The Ryobi yard tools strike me as a lot better than their reputation in the world of woodworking tools would lead one to expect - well-designed and reasonably sturdy. ...
  2. The choice of units is arbitrary. For example,...

    The choice of units is arbitrary. For example, you can measure length / distance in meters (or any "units of 10" fraction of meters - centimeters, millimters, micrometers, nanometers), angstroms,...
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    Something like prefinished maple shelving would...

    Something like prefinished maple shelving would go well with a painted white face frame. Might be a good compromise between the desired whiteness and practical fabrication. (And to my eye it would...
  4. I found Bob's tutorial on the Wood Central site,...

    I found Bob's tutorial on the Wood Central site, with pictures ... https://www.woodcentral.com/articles/Bob_Smalser/articles_608.php
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    Here's mine - cabinet under the drill press....

    Here's mine - cabinet under the drill press.
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    Happy Christmas all!

    Happy Christmas all!
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    The problem with utilizing the figure so nicely...

    The problem with utilizing the figure so nicely on the back, of course, is that you will not be able to actually place anything on the shelves to distract from it.
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    Would a bleached or dyed wood retain the...

    Would a bleached or dyed wood retain the chatoyance of the original figure?
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    The sexier products that used to be the stars of...

    The sexier products that used to be the stars of the Cyber Monday offerings are now sold in their "seconds" event in late October. But, the discounted gift cards they're selling today effectively...
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    I had an activation recently when I turned on the...

    I had an activation recently when I turned on the saw. The blade did not drop. The Sawstop tech reminded me that the energy to engage the blade and drop it below the table comes from the spinning...
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    Some nice ball-and-claw cabriole legs perhaps?

    Some nice ball-and-claw cabriole legs perhaps?
  12. I got a one 4 or 5 years ago for about a third of...

    I got a one 4 or 5 years ago for about a third of that from an online retailer called Madison Seating. No problems with the order, and the chair looked essentially new when it got here. I think the...
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    We've got a cordless phone system with an...

    We've got a cordless phone system with an intercom feature. The handset in my shop is usually behind too much stuff to actually pick up, but when the intercom rings I know I'm supposed to go in the...
  14. For a table saw, I'd look for a...

    For a table saw, I'd look for a good-but-not-great used contractor saw - something like a Ridgid TS-24xx or -36xx series, Delta, Jet, or the like. Those can move on mobile bases and typically have...
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    Just for kicks, try Franklin CS. Since the...

    Just for kicks, try Franklin CS. Since the consensus is that theirs is the best unit available and you're not getting good results, perhaps you have one that's out of whack? I have no idea whether...
  16. A couple of FB groups may be useful. There is...

    A couple of FB groups may be useful. There is 'Virginia Woodworking and Maker Buy and Sell' if you want to try listing there, and 'NOVA Woodworking Community' if you want to put the query out to...
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    Rubio Monocoif?

    Rubio Monocoif?
  18. Bill, this is concerning. Just how many shop...

    Bill, this is concerning. Just how many shop vacs do you have?
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    Reminds me of a story I heard when high-field NMR...

    Reminds me of a story I heard when high-field NMR was a new thing. (NMR is a lab tool for chemical analysis that uses rf signals in a magnetic field; it's the technology behind MRI scanners.) The...
  20. Mike, it's there. Click on 'an interesting video...

    Mike, it's there. Click on 'an interesting video'.
  21. 'Growing Kitayama cedar trees in Kyoto'

    Found an interesting video showing traditional methods of cultivating, harvesting, and preparing cedar beams for architectural uses. The level of care that goes into the final product starts back...
  22. Jim, thanks for posting along with the how-to...

    Jim, thanks for posting along with the how-to details. I'd been thinking of this upgrade, and your post prompted me to do it.

    I opted for the 42" extrusion from VerySuperCool Tools, in part...
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    Your mom must have done something right, or...

    Your mom must have done something right, or probably lots of things right. My best to you and your family.
  24. It took me a while to realize what bothered me...

    It took me a while to realize what bothered me about this thread. It is not that glued miters might or might not be strong enough for the application. The real anomaly here is that Derek has made a...
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    Nick Engler did a deconstruction / remediation of...

    Nick Engler did a deconstruction / remediation of a HF copy of a Stanley #4 a few months ago (video here). Plane had some good characteristics as manufactured, but it took a lot of work to turn it...
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