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    I have always used lag screws...but for this...

    I have always used lag screws...but for this project...a new direction for me as a woodworker... I thought I would go with better mechanical fastening and step up my game. PLUS, they will be...
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    Oh Yeah Jim.....I am also going to "submerge"...

    Oh Yeah Jim.....I am also going to "submerge" some sort of stiffener in the underside of the wood sections to help in alleviating any cupping or twisting. I was thinking about 3/8 rebar, but I was...
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    And that was my first choice. Considering that I...

    And that was my first choice. Considering that I need to insert them into ash...if I have trouble installing them into the ash using the recommended pilot hole size, what do you think about stepping...
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    T nuts/threaded inserts?

    Gentlemen,

    Its been a while. I have a question. I am building a river table...have the pedestal parts completed and am beginning to focus on the tabletop surface. Prepping for the epoxy work...
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    Mike thanks. And yes, this router has no soft...

    Mike thanks. And yes, this router has no soft start and no speed control. It falls within what I need to use a router speed control. I just noticed some comments here and there about issues with...
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    Yeah guys....I have already bought a two inch bit...

    Yeah guys....I have already bought a two inch bit from Whiteside. And I don't desire to spend unnecessary cash for a router that I don't really need. My main question is are these things reliable...
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    Router speed controls??

    Guys,

    I am getting underway with the dining table river table project. Early yet. I just finished the flattening jig and have yet to fabricate the router carriage because I am not yet solid...
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    Jim, I don't see any need for extended days that...

    Jim, I don't see any need for extended days that would need a loss of sleep. Any of the pre-pour work on the slabs can obviously be accomplished in increments or stages. The sealing coats that...
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    Been a long time! River table advice??

    Guys, I haven't haunted this forum for literally years. Resident Jim Becker will vouch for both my filled to the brim schedule in retirement and also that I have stayed active in my woodworking. I...
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    Guys...thank you. I knew if I came here, I could...

    Guys...thank you. I knew if I came here, I could benefit by "new eyes"! Jim knows from FaceBook that I intend on making a jig to center the iron on the medallion and that should be a piece of cake....
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    Branding iron medallions

    Fellas, I just had an aluminum branding iron to identifty my woodworking projects. I had an idea that instead of branding the item itself...I would make wooden medallions and then brand those...
  12. Holy Cow.....have not been around here in ages! Question....

    ....Guys, I have someone who's wife had won this set of corn hole boards. He wants me to put pictures on the boards and then apply a heavy finish on them to protect the pictures from being worn away...
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    I used Jim Beckers design and have never had a...

    I used Jim Beckers design and have never had a problem. Solid construction.
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    Wasn't that called the Wankle engine or something...

    Wasn't that called the Wankle engine or something like that?
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    Anyone ever seen this?

    Doesn't seem to be a stable way of drilling to me with the offset. I do notice that there is some "universal type" applications on the drill chick to maybe compensate for the offset, but this just...
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    I considered them when I was sourcing lumber for...

    I considered them when I was sourcing lumber for the dining table that you took a look at yesterday Jim. They can't be more than what....fifteen minutes from you?
  17. Paul...sent you a message. Would love to have...

    Paul...sent you a message. Would love to have you come and check out the Jet...and the shop. Contact me and we can set something up.

    Fred
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    Bryan....I am about ready to skip the breadboard...

    Bryan....I am about ready to skip the breadboard ends and simply go with the planks end to end. But this sounds like it might be at least worth a look. Is there any way you could direct me to an...
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    John, it's coincidental that you should mention...

    John, it's coincidental that you should mention that because that was also something I considered doing. Purposely making an overhang that would remain an overhang year round....just sometimes less...
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    Yeah Jim, I have made up some poplar samples with...

    Yeah Jim, I have made up some poplar samples with different shades of dark stain for the customer so that they can pick one and use it to choose the chairs for the table. At that time...I am again...
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    I'll answer everyone in one fell swoop in the...

    I'll answer everyone in one fell swoop in the interest of consolidation. Jerry - Yes, accounting for movement in the breadboard ends....but only involving one of two areas where I am concerned about...
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    Some help with poplar stability?

    Gentlemen, I am about to start a dining room table for a friend and it will be constructed from poplar, which I will end up staining. Top will be between 1 1/2" and 1 3/4" thick. It will have...
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    Precisely what struck me when I looked at the...

    Precisely what struck me when I looked at the pics Lee.
  24. I have always pretty much kept my jointer set at...

    I have always pretty much kept my jointer set at 1/32" depth of cut. Hate to fool with it since I can always count on that 1/32 of an inch when I am cutting parts out prior to jointing.
  25. A question for the electricians in the house please?

    Okay, so here is the deal. I needed to replace the baseboard electric heater today in our downstairs bathroom. While at the big box, I also picked up a new thermostat that I wanted to go into the...
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