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    I went back and forth on that for quite some...

    I went back and forth on that for quite some time. In the end there were a few contributing factors.

    - Where I live attic temps can reach 160 degrees for extended periods.
    - I have other...
  2. I agree on going with modern ergonomics and...

    I agree on going with modern ergonomics and losing the keyboard tray. Breadboard ends are a design feature as much as anything with modern material preparation and adhesives. Scale them as you see...
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    Thanks for the info on adding a framed space for...

    Thanks for the info on adding a framed space for some insulation Frank. Although there is a bit of foam board built into the unit it is pathetic when faced with the full-force of our SoCal summers. ...
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    Finished the external electrical boxes today but,...

    Finished the external electrical boxes today but, this was the highlight.

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    :D Thanks Guys. Many years in the making. I have...

    :D Thanks Guys. Many years in the making. I have all the interior wall and ceiling boxes in. Got a couple of the outdoor switch boxes in. I like exterior boxes a bit shy of flush with the siding. ...
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    Drilling holes at a set speed regardless of the...

    Drilling holes at a set speed regardless of the bit size or material type is one of the more often seen mistakes. Your small holes can all be drilled at a fairly fast speed. Too slow will increase...
  7. My concern here is the thousands of these...

    My concern here is the thousands of these machines that run fine. Makes me wonder why the few having trouble (even after replacing the overload device) are having it. This is obviously not a...
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    All the holes for internal wiring are complete.

    All the holes for internal wiring are complete.
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    I guess I asked for it, right? :D

    I guess I asked for it, right? :D
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    How furniture makers bore for Romex :rolleyes: ...

    How furniture makers bore for Romex :rolleyes:

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    Nothing that shows but I finished sealing the...

    Nothing that shows but I finished sealing the control joints. :)

    This has been a goal for many years so I am happy to take my time and do the little things that will keep the build trouble free...
  12. McFeely or similar square drive fan here for the...

    McFeely or similar square drive fan here for the limited number of mechanical fasteners I use in furntiure. That being said Roger is correct about when to use "self-drill" screws IMHO.
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    It's live now. It is hard to not get ahead of...

    It's live now. It is hard to not get ahead of myself. There is so much to do. The doing of it is part of the fun for me although I don't want to drag things out. Being an ex-gear-head for large...
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    Today I got more of the joints sealed and added...

    Today I got more of the joints sealed and added the second service panel.

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    Tremco Dymonic FC. The sealant is just below...

    Tremco Dymonic FC. The sealant is just below slab level in the (fat) 1/8" saw kerf. Once cured it seems pretty resilient to my purposeful attempts to pierce or dislodge it. It is normally used in...
  16. Yes. On the upside several of the major builders...

    Yes. On the upside several of the major builders have called a work stoppage in this area due to costs. Suddenly all those things you couldn’t get at the home store are readily available. Hopefully...
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    Thanks to All for the Input Over the Years

    As Jim mentions, having your control joints sawed instead of troweled is only one of many things I will be doing during this shop build that are a direct result of listening and sharing with others. ...
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    Tried my first attempt at sealing the control...

    Tried my first attempt at sealing the control joints.
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    Came out OK.
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    I have a bit more to do.
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    Probably won't finish tonight . . . I'm gettin' old.
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    I just figured we'd break for commercial and when...

    I just figured we'd break for commercial and when we got back the paint would be going on :D:D:D.

    And so the next phase begins:

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    I was an early adopter and the Wixey was nice. ...

    I was an early adopter and the Wixey was nice. The first version of the Beall Tilt Box was better. The Tilt Box II is not as accurate as the current Wixey. I use both Beall's frequently (my Wixey...
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    Super cool Derek. A fine home for some fine...

    Super cool Derek. A fine home for some fine tools.
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    Johnny's got it. I use this.

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    It rides against the fence for tablesaw work. It also acts as a tall fence with dust collection for the router table when the tension bar and...
  23. I have seen that but don’t recall the brand.

    I have seen that but don’t recall the brand.
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    I too have hand planed UHMW but, for your task I...

    I too have hand planed UHMW but, for your task I wold be more inclined to put sand paper on a flat surface and rub it back and forth a bit. If your reference surface is good you should be able to gt...
  25. Looks a lot like a 37-207 (open stand). I have...

    Looks a lot like a 37-207 (open stand). I have Grandpa's Monkey Wards version that the phone company bought him when he retired. Still works like a champ.

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    The pork chop got broken...
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