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    I will add a caution to Lee's comment about...

    I will add a caution to Lee's comment about desktop height. Ideal desk height for writing on paper is different than for desks used primarily with a keyboard. In fact, a desk that's too high can...
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    Good progress there, Dennis! All of my...

    Good progress there, Dennis!

    All of my "woodworking" in the past week was focused on a room renovation in the house, including replacing a section of the existing floor which will become the...
  3. I believe there is utility in having a downdraft...

    I believe there is utility in having a downdraft setup even when there's good dust extraction on the tool, such as with Festool and others. There will always be some dust that escapes the tool....
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    If you want to put another finish on top to...

    If you want to put another finish on top to change the durability, thoroughly cleaning it and lightly abrading it will prepare the surface for whatever you choose to apply on top. A wipe on...
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    "Danish Oil" is typically an oil/varnish mixture...

    "Danish Oil" is typically an oil/varnish mixture with variable amounts of thinner for consistency. You can make your own or buy a product. Tung Oil is a drying oil...assuming you get pure tung oil....
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    Yes, you can fill the bin up quickly with lathe...

    Yes, you can fill the bin up quickly with lathe shavings...but the system is picking them up rather than you, so you only lift them once...when you empty the bin. :) Honestly, my J/P will fill the...
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    Perry, 'hope all is well with you and yours. I...

    Perry, 'hope all is well with you and yours.

    I think that what you observe is actually a combination of increased demand given so many folks are at home these days as well as supply pressures.
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    Near the lathe, for sure....just use the broom to...

    Near the lathe, for sure....just use the broom to move the curlies and chips directly to the floor sweep. No picking them up on dust pan at a time. If you get a lot of debris on the other side,...
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    I used heavy, heavy plastic wire ties from the...

    I used heavy, heavy plastic wire ties from the electrical section of the 'borg...24" long ones. While I used pieces of wood to provide something to loop the ties around and hang the duct, those...
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    Melamine is inherently glue resistant, at least...

    Melamine is inherently glue resistant, at least for PVA type glues, but it's still best to wipe it off at first opportunity.
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    A lot of road cases for the entertainment...

    A lot of road cases for the entertainment industry are built from 1/4" plywood and aluminum extrusions with a tolex or laminate cover. They are surprisingly strong, particularly when closed and...
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    When I was doing more turning, the floor sweep...

    When I was doing more turning, the floor sweep was totally a no-brainer. Now, my focus is more CNC and things I do at my bench and the floor sweeps in that end of the shop still get a workout,...
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    "FindMy" is a native Apple application. On the...

    "FindMy" is a native Apple application. On the phone it used to be called "Find My iPhone" but since it's used across all Apple devices (phones, tablets, computers) they changed the name. It's not...
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    $60 for a sheet of Extera is a pretty good price,...

    $60 for a sheet of Extera is a pretty good price, Jon. (.75") And yes, the benchtop inserts on my guitar bench as well as the top for my auxiliary bench are Extera. Yes, it's water resistant. No,...
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    I also generally use plywood for this task, but...

    I also generally use plywood for this task, but 3/4" solid stock is also perfectly acceptable.
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    Yes, at Lowes, etc. Sears sold the brand awhile ago...
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    But floor sweeps are one of the best features of...

    But floor sweeps are one of the best features of having a cyclone... :)
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    I bought and also scratch built a few of those in...

    I bought and also scratch built a few of those in an earlier life...which is why I use road case handles on my commissioned trunks. :) I've also use road case type latches on a few, too.
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    MDF for me.

    MDF for me.
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    I actually loop my Festool hose over my...

    I actually loop my Festool hose over my shoulder....but if it was longer, I'd consider some kind of boom arm.
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    I don't recommend you do that...incidental metal...

    I don't recommend you do that...incidental metal like a screw is one thing, but not major swarf. The cyclone separation itself will make sure the metal doesn't get to the blower, however.
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    Pegboard is kinda a subjective thing. Personally,...

    Pegboard is kinda a subjective thing. Personally, I haven't used any since the 1980s other than as part of the sound abatement setup in my cyclone closet. I don't like how it looks, don't like my...
  23. I've been using my 31" K-bodies a lot this year...

    I've been using my 31" K-bodies a lot this year for some reason and wish I had more than four of that size. The 40" are fine to substitute, but there's that hunk of metal sticking out. LOL
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    I just checked out the Google Maps share...easy...

    I just checked out the Google Maps share...easy to setup and since that's the map system I use normally, convenient, too.
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    Mix and match...which is even easier to change...

    Mix and match...which is even easier to change over time if you use a French Cleat system. It will support everything from simple tool/clamp holders all the way up to full, closed cabinets. And you...
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