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    Doggone it, My '56 Fairlane only has one...

    Doggone it, My '56 Fairlane only has one antenna....but it is an electric one.


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  2. My workbench story started with new doors being...

    My workbench story started with new doors being installed where I worked. One of the take offs was over 2" thick, solid core, and hardboard skins. It leaned against the wall at work for a couple...
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    Campaign flyers

    This is not really off topic, but I thought I would post it here.

    I have a stack of campaign posters almost 2" thick, and have found a great use for them.

    Shims. They come in several different...
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    1600 sq. ft. shop, insulated and drywall. Live in...

    1600 sq. ft. shop, insulated and drywall. Live in SoCal, and my 24000 BTU window unit in the middle of the long wall works well on 100 plus days. It will cycle on the hottest days.. I use two...
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    Looks like a 7730 or 40 to me. The 7790 looks a...

    Looks like a 7730 or 40 to me. The 7790 looks a lot like it, but the arm is stronger, and does not have the dip towards the front, or the front crank. My former 7740 had that dip, plus the front...
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    Awesome, I am glad it worked out for you. Of...

    Awesome, I am glad it worked out for you.

    Of course, if it didn't work out it could have made a very nice artsy floor lamp for the house.:D
  7. If I understand correctly you just want to clip...

    If I understand correctly you just want to clip off the corners, and end up with an octagonal piece to put on the lathe. If this is the case, you will still have flats on each original side that can...
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    Flat discs for TS alignment.

    Anyone use one of those flat machined discs you put on the saw arbor for setup? Just watched a Woodsmith Shop show where they used one to set up the saw.

    Just wondering if they were really...
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    For what it's worth, I have two shop cabinets...

    For what it's worth, I have two shop cabinets about 24" square and 36" tall, with five drawers in each. They are made entirely with plain ol' 3/4" particle board, butt joints, drywall screws, and...
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    My saw, riving knife and blade are all good, but...

    My saw, riving knife and blade are all good, but this problem seems to show up more often in the last few years. As said before, case hardened hardwood, and lots of softwood with twisty knots.
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  11. Thread: Mailboxes

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    Mailboxes

    At the local Post Office, for 15 years there used to be a drive through area with half a dozen mailboxes. A couple weeks ago, they were just gone, and we had to park and go in the lobby to mail...
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    Sounds like what you need is a battery powered...

    Sounds like what you need is a battery powered leaf blower. Easy to find in whatever brand battery you might have.

    My 10 year old 18V Makita is what I use in my shop, as well as blowing off my...
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    If you have a bandsaw, just tilt the table and...

    If you have a bandsaw, just tilt the table and resaw an angle on a 2x6 about a foot long. Presto: two foot long shims.
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    Jerome, Please tell me that remark about the...

    Jerome,

    Please tell me that remark about the UNVENTED natural gas heater is a typo. Being a fireman for a major fire dept. for over 30 years, I removed far too many bodies from situations like...
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    Just general info, that might help someone: ...

    Just general info, that might help someone:

    Our house has always had NG. Tract suburban home (1979) with gas heat, water and stove.

    Since we moved in, we have added on a couple times, and...
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    I gave up on expensive mobile bases, and put...

    I gave up on expensive mobile bases, and put several of my large tools on 4x4's with a plywood top. One narrow track pallet jack can pick them up and move when needed, and it stores under a bench,...
  17. I use a long dowel to push narrow cuts through.

    I use a long dowel to push narrow cuts through.
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    I will give you $50 for it, if you can deliver it...

    I will give you $50 for it, if you can deliver it to my house. ;)
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    Just a thought. I wonder if that could be used...

    Just a thought.

    I wonder if that could be used to make wooden signs? It looks a bit like a pantograph.



    PS: It also looks like the kind of thing I would take home, play with for a week,...
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    I recommend you find a woodworking club, hang...

    I recommend you find a woodworking club, hang around at a Rockler or Woodcraft store, maybe even the tool aisle at Home Depot.

    Start talking to people there, about what they have, and what they...
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    I just drilled a hole on one end of the tracks...

    I just drilled a hole on one end of the tracks and hang them on a nail. You can store several tracks on one nail if you have them. I have two tracks and a long straight edge on one nail. A post...
  22. I was abut 9 living in semi rural Ohio when I was...

    I was abut 9 living in semi rural Ohio when I was assigned the job of burning leaves in the burn barrel. It got away from me and burned a couple acres of field behind the houses. My parents found...
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    Like Don, I have the 37" Woodmaster, and have the...

    Like Don, I have the 37" Woodmaster, and have the drum (single) loaded with two grits, and it is really handy. The 26" is built heavy, like mine and I have had no issues in 15 years.

    One thing...
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    As Ted mentioned above, I built drawers into a...

    As Ted mentioned above, I built drawers into a beefed up ladder base in my kitchen. My wife wanted every inch of space she could get.

    I ended up installing eight toe kick drawers, but simply made...
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    HF coupon winner

    Lately, I have found it very hard to buy anything reasonably expensive using the HF 20% coupon. In the small print it excludes lots of items, plus anything labeled with 21 different 'house brands',...
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