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    I wouldn't trust this, most copiers have more...

    I wouldn't trust this, most copiers have more distortion in the copy than you'd think, due to all the lenses and mirrors that the image goes through. I have this same router and it's pretty fussy...
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    This seems unnecessarily complicated, besides...

    This seems unnecessarily complicated, besides many of the letters are too small to allow even a small brad to be driven through without breaking.

    I think my plan now is to spray prime the letters...
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    Well now you do. Much of my career at a...

    Well now you do.

    Much of my career at a University was overseeing a shop space used by students in various coursework. Woodworking, welding, metal fab, etc. If a tool had one of those keyed...
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    Thanks for the replies. For some reason I got no...

    Thanks for the replies. For some reason I got no notification, so didn't know these were here.

    I'll also do some testing on scraps. I was working on a project using Helmsman Urethane on Friday, so...
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    Finishing quandary

    I am making an "alternative guest book" for an upcoming wedding in our family, similar to this:
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    Better yet, a solid core door. I scored a brand...

    Better yet, a solid core door. I scored a brand new, unused door for my outfeed table for $10. It was cored for a lockset, but NBD. Being solid (and HEAVY), I could rout grooves for the miter slots.
  7. Is there any hope for this wood cookie?

    I had some tree work done a year ago, one was a very large white oak that had to come down. I had them cut me a cookie at the base, about 3" thick, it's about 24" diameter, mostly as an experiment. I...
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    Jim: I have tried no less than 5 times to...

    Jim:

    I have tried no less than 5 times to reply to your PM, but I can't see any record that it got sent. This forum software is just not very good.

    This is model #MB-PCS-000, and as far as I...
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    NH: SawStop PCS Mobile Base

    This is the mobile base kit made specifically for the SawStop Professional Cabinet Saw (PCS), either 1.75 or 3 HP models. Perfect condition, nothing wrong with it, barely used. Includes all the...
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    Figured I would post how it turned out. I...

    Figured I would post how it turned out.

    I used my ROS with 80 grit to remove any pencil marks and the grade stamps, then I used a spray bottle with water to soak the plywood and raise the grain....
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    Do you mean this one? ...

    Do you mean this one?

    https://www.harborfreight.com/airless-paint-primer-stain-sprayer-57042.html

    Looks like there's a 20% coupon out now, which would bring it to $200. Hmmm...

    Wonder if...
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    Thanks for all your replies. I had some...

    Thanks for all your replies.

    I had some Polycrylic and Shellac on the shelf, so I did a test on a scrap of the plywood. The water-based poly didn't raise the grain as much as I expected, it was a...
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    Oh, now that makes perfect sense, thank you. I...

    Oh, now that makes perfect sense, thank you. I hadn't thought about it, but yes I'm sure the water base will raise the grain. Maybe I'll try some on a piece of scrap to see how bad it is, I was only...
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    I'm confused by your reply... Are you saying I...

    I'm confused by your reply... Are you saying I should skip sanding it? Not sure how that will make any difference? I'm only planning to remove the grading stamps and other minor marks.

    I've used...
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    Finish for new workshop walls

    I'm in the last phases of building my new 20' x 24' shop space, not sure what to do about the interior finish. Walls are 2x4 framing, insulated with mineral wool, and the inside is sanded "plytanium"...
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    ... and no income tax (been in NH since '86) ...

    ... and no income tax (been in NH since '86)

    Yup, they gotta pay the state bills and build schools somehow, so it's pretty much property taxes and vehicle registration fees that pays for...
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    So in desperation last night I took a course file...

    So in desperation last night I took a course file and shaved off enough material from the cast iron center so they would slide on. It was only about a millimeter of material, shouldn't cause any...
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    No, there's no way to get your hands in there,...

    No, there's no way to get your hands in there, and no way to get a wrench in to the bolts.
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    Photo looking at the interference of the block,...

    Photo looking at the interference of the block, at the top of the center section.

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    Reassembling jointer tables to center

    I picked up an older Reliant 8" jointer the other day for pretty cheap. We had to disassemble it to get it out of the basement, and the only way we could see to get the tables off was to roll the...
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    Thanks, but plywood is not an option. I'm just...

    Thanks, but plywood is not an option. I'm just wondering if I should wait longer for it to dry, or will it be OK the way it is.
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    When is it OK to use PT lumber?

    A friend asked me to make him a sliding barn door for his shed, and he wants it to match the 1x8 PT on the barn now. I was able to find enough decent 1x8 x 8' PT at a Home Depot, but as usual they...
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    I believe you are correct, thanks. Watched the...

    I believe you are correct, thanks. Watched the linked video (12 years old!), hardware matches what is provided in that kit, even the little brass sleeve on the upper screw. My saw is missing the...
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    I don't see how it could do any rattle dampening,...

    I don't see how it could do any rattle dampening, it's on 2 fixed screws. The screws don't match the others, they are Phillips 10-24, all the other screws are Torx M6.
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    DeWalt DW788: what is this spring for?

    First post here...

    Been searching for a used DW788 scroll saw for awhile, finally one popped up near me on craigslist, so I went and picked it up. Included the stand and light and a handful of...
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