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    Jim, fwiw when I designed my DC closet I grossly...

    Jim, fwiw when I designed my DC closet I grossly underestimated the amount of return air needed. I have a 5HP Oneida DC with one 12" flex duct return snaked in the ceiling to reduce noise. I end up...
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    Ya, my table is oil based CV from SW. I think...

    Ya, my table is oil based CV from SW. I think I'll try some heat. I'm not worried too much about messing it up, as it stands I probably need to sand to bare wood, or see if I can sand off only the...
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    Thanks Prashun. I just bought a used table...

    Thanks Prashun.

    I just bought a used table with SW post-cat varnish on it. It has a couple blush spots, one fairly bad.

    I'm trying to decide if I need to sand down to raw wood or should wait a...
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    Thanks Prashun, did the blush go away after days,...

    Thanks Prashun, did the blush go away after days, weeks, months?
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    479030 Here's a pic. The visibility of the...

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    Here's a pic. The visibility of the blush changes hugely with angle of view, looking down from the top it is almost invisible, at 45 degrees it jumps out. This pic is almost straight on...
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    Blush in post-cat varnish

    I bought a used Amish Maple/Elm kitchen table a couple days ago and didn't notice the severity of what appears to be a blush in the table top.

    A few phones calls to the company that sold to the...
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    Prashun, did the 'hot tea cup blush' mark...

    Prashun, did the 'hot tea cup blush' mark eventually go away on its own? Did you apply heat and did that work?
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    "once in a while" - scrap wood for me (plywood,...

    "once in a while" - scrap wood for me (plywood, mdf,...) with a registration block tacked on two sides.
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    In Texas in 2017 we paid closer to $100 sq/ft to...

    In Texas in 2017 we paid closer to $100 sq/ft to build an attached shop, separate 200AMP service, foam insulation, super efficient Mitsubishi mini split, brick exterior, insulated garage door,...
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    FWIW, I am very happy with my Liftmaster...

    FWIW, I am very happy with my Liftmaster wall-mount direct-drive garage door opener. A little pricey and the initial installer didn't set it up correctly, but after an adjustment it has worked great...
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    In my experience the stock Rigid hoses are...

    In my experience the stock Rigid hoses are lacking. Rigid sells a bright orange upgrade hose that is pretty good and reasonable priced. If you can swing it I'd also get the upgrade hose in the...
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    Yep. I do as much joint-compound-sanding-dust...

    Yep. I do as much joint-compound-sanding-dust cleaning as possible with a broom, dustpan, and mask. Unless you buy an auto-clean high end extractor, joint compound dust will clog up just about...
  13. I use a miter gauge in my router table's miter...

    I use a miter gauge in my router table's miter slot frequently to hold boards that need the short dimension routed. Helps keep the boards square to the cutter. Think 'tenons', but there are other...
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    Jim, if you have wireless Internet access in your...

    Jim, if you have wireless Internet access in your shop, streaming music is probably the cheapest and easiest solution to your problem of listening to the radio in the shop.

    The TuneIn skill...
  15. I just finished a 5 month long project and, as...

    I just finished a 5 month long project and, as usual, am dedicating a few weeks to shop and equipment maintenance.

    Over the weekend I rebuilt my pine screwdriver holder, which was showing abuse...
  16. Adjustable leveling feet for Minimax CU300 Slider

    Just thought I'd share the process I used to recently add leveling feet to my 2017 Minimax CU300 slider.

    I previously leveled the machine using wood shims which, over time, came out from under the...
  17. Nice work Correy.

    Nice work Correy.
  18. I started replacing tools and measuring devices...

    I started replacing tools and measuring devices when I retired 5 years ago. I decided to not go metric. I regret that decision. 5 years later I am slowly replacing measurement tools with metric...
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    I share this malady, but have weeded it down to...

    I share this malady, but have weeded it down to one base cabinet of 'crap'.
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    This is what I used:...

    This is what I used: https://www.homedepot.com/p/TRIMACO-35-in-x-100-ft-X-Board-Surface-Protector-12370/300095507
    $40 for a 3'*100' roll = 300 sq ft. Budget for continuous tape seams.

    My epoxy...
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    I paid someone last Saturday to haul and...

    I paid someone last Saturday to haul and distribute 9 yards of mulch and top soil for our gardens. First time I ever contracted this job out. Felt guilty but I knew it would have been 9 days of work...
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    Charles, The 'concrete' used for a...

    Charles, The 'concrete' used for a sidewalk/driveway, home foundation, sky scraper and nuclear power plant are completely different materials. Their cost is also very different, which is why...
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    FWIW, I had the same problem the one time I tried...

    FWIW, I had the same problem the one time I tried transient liquid dye in water. Anxiously awaiting your findings.
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    Hi Jim. Im so happy you are getting the new shop...

    Hi Jim. Im so happy you are getting the new shop built. Very exciting and tiresome work.

    re the ground prep: in Texas where we live the standard is to remove a minimum of 6" of soil that has any...
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    For me its 80% index funds and 20% high risk...

    For me its 80% index funds and 20% high risk individual stocks.

    Inflation will diminish the purchasing power of your retirement savings if you don't have your savings in some kind of...
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