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  1. You just need to figure out the max an min...

    You just need to figure out the max an min moisture levels in you house from season to season. I used 5% humidity variation, but your location may be different. The Philly area can be pretty humid...
  2. This is where a CAD program comes in handy. I...

    This is where a CAD program comes in handy. I assumed that the outside faces of the non-continuous diagonal boards were aligned with the center point of the base and the top. In my sketch, the twp...
  3. The seasonal moisture changes for the back will...

    The seasonal moisture changes for the back will be minimal Assuming a 5% moisture change in your house and that the screws are located 1" in from each edge of the back.
    Seasonal Dimensional change...
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    If you adjust the saw so the miter slot is...

    If you adjust the saw so the miter slot is parallel with the blade and the per the video, the fence should be aligned with the miter slot and the miter slot is parallel to the line of cut. The band...
  5. I found that my Porter Cable 3 x 21 belt sander...

    I found that my Porter Cable 3 x 21 belt sander was doing the same thing with brand new belts. I examined the tension adjustment and fount that if I inserted a shim so that the tension leaver could...
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    I agree with the others, factory supplied blades...

    I agree with the others, factory supplied blades aren't very good. I used to have a problem with my Delta 14" band saw not cutting straight. After carefully adjusting the saw per this video with a...
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    Has it ever been dropped or fallen over? I would...

    Has it ever been dropped or fallen over? I would guess the hinge pin that allows it to swing down is bent.
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    Most likely there is some grease in the brush...

    Most likely there is some grease in the brush holders and one of the brushes sticks and isn't making good contact with the commutator. When you tap it the brush moves and makes good electrical...
  9. The purpose of the solenoid is to provide voltage...

    The purpose of the solenoid is to provide voltage to the high amp starting circuit. There is a set of contacts inside the solenoid that can get burned from arcing when starting the mower. It sound...
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    Thanks for posting details of the lid...

    Thanks for posting details of the lid construction, I may borrow that idea in the future.
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    Really nice boxes. Tell us more about how the...

    Really nice boxes. Tell us more about how the floating tops are fitted into the banding of the lids.
  12. Nice project. I can't wait to see the new bench.

    Nice project. I can't wait to see the new bench.
  13. If you can remove the bowing with light finger...

    If you can remove the bowing with light finger pressure, you should be good to go. Between the glue and the back panel the sides should stay in place. If it were my project, I would glue it asap...
  14. White Vinegar is a mild acid that will remove...

    White Vinegar is a mild acid that will remove iron staining. Clean the floor to remove all grease and dirt, then liberally apply the viengar and let it soak at least 10-15 minutes then rinse off. ...
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    I was in Rochester, NY last weekend and there was...

    I was in Rochester, NY last weekend and there was an artist who made things out of old tools and such. He had at least a dozen hand braces and one Stanley hand plane that he had welded into various...
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    No offense, but I think you would open yourself...

    No offense, but I think you would open yourself up for a personal injury lawsuit by making crutches, should they fail and a serious injury result.

    I believe the problem is the crutches are being ...
  17. Perhaps it was made with a custom profile cutter...

    Perhaps it was made with a custom profile cutter for a shaper.
  18. The original work appears to be plaster molding,...

    The original work appears to be plaster molding, not wood. Maybe talk to a restoration specialist in your area that does plaster details.
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    Get in the vehicle and turn it on. In settings...

    Get in the vehicle and turn it on. In settings tap on connections, then tap on bluetooth to find this screen:
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    Tap the settings gear for the HandsFreeLink that shows the pairing with the...
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    Our refrigerator cabinet has a left side panel...

    Our refrigerator cabinet has a left side panel that goes to the ceiling and attaches to the upper and lower cabinets to the left side of that panel. The over refrigerator cabinet attaches to the...
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    Some cars have electronic lockouts that prevent...

    Some cars have electronic lockouts that prevent cell phones, text message, etc. from working while the vehicle is in motion. Since the map app works while walking, I suspect the setting in the car...
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    Metal working band saws do not have tires, so...

    Metal working band saws do not have tires, so releasing the tension isn't necessary.
  23. Spray foam is probably the better R value for...

    Spray foam is probably the better R value for existing walls. It also will reduce air infiltration from the wind. The main disadvantages are cost and it makes retrofitting electrical work more...
  24. Thread: Insect ID

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    It is definitely not a deer tick..Ticks have...

    It is definitely not a deer tick..Ticks have small heads so they can burrow into the animal to get blood.
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    Welcome to the creek.

    Welcome to the creek.
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