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    I used about 20 of those 4' units from Home Depot...

    I used about 20 of those 4' units from Home Depot to light a 1200 sq foot shop. It's a good think that I bought local because 4 of them failed in the first few months and were returned for...
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    Jamie, My old Craftsman drill press had that...

    Jamie,
    My old Craftsman drill press had that sort of standard threaded rod with a nut and jam nut. I swapped that out for a piece of 1/2-20 all thread and a Morton Quill stop.
    424696
    This is made...
  3. The OP poses some questions other than HTML...

    The OP poses some questions other than HTML techie questions. For instance, why are hinges at the same level as closets. It appears to me that they farmed out their website organization to people...
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    Some of my favorites: NFUGUE. on a Honda...

    Some of my favorites:

    NFUGUE. on a Honda Prelude
    PLYADZ on a Suburu
  5. Patrick, I can't help you with the chair but I...

    Patrick, I can't help you with the chair but I think you are right to avoid investing time in a crib. My wife and I bought a really nice crib when my daughter was born thinking that she could use...
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    I was taught that there are two kinds of traders:...

    I was taught that there are two kinds of traders:

    -- Technical traders don't care what the company does. They just look at numbers.
    -- Fundamental traders look closely at the company, evaluate...
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    Jerome, You hit the nail on the head. ...

    Jerome, You hit the nail on the head.

    Imagine that you have a trading system that works. You can magically pick stocks that will go up, buy those stocks, then predict when to sell. The...
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    fyi, I ordered two kits from Palomar. The big...

    fyi, I ordered two kits from Palomar. The big choke was fine. Of the 3 small ones, one was shattered and the catch broke off another when I tried to open it. I called and left a voicemail. I also...
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    jim, I do take some steps to protect myself. 1. ...

    jim, I do take some steps to protect myself.
    1. I never take any sort of payment for my work or the use of my shop. Not even a cookie.
    2. I work with guests intensely to explain whatís going to...
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    Charles, you arenít being too cynical. I was and...

    Charles, you arenít being too cynical. I was and am biased towards having the kids use the machines. The posts warning caution did change my perspective a bit. If three kids. And parents had...
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    Mike there is a fascinating story about a bunch...

    Mike there is a fascinating story about a bunch of MIT types who developed a system for beating blackjack. Using a very early wearable computer and buttons in their shoes, they could predict the...
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    Ha! Genius idea. Just screw the center of the...

    Ha! Genius idea. Just screw the center of the caul to a much bigger board and then wedge the ends to whatever curve you like. Cut straight on the table saw and away you go. Whatever pressure you...
  13. Not to pile on, but I lost interest when the big...

    Not to pile on, but I lost interest when the big manufacturers stopped coming. It used to be that Powermatic would have a giant section where you could see, touch and operate big machines like 24"...
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    When I wanted tips, I found a Starrett set on...

    When I wanted tips, I found a Starrett set on ebay for cheap. It's that set where you get this ring with all the tips screwed into it. I think I paid $20 about 10 years ago. The one I use most is...
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    I've never burnt anything like birch. Where I...

    I've never burnt anything like birch. Where I grew up in Kansas and here in the DC area, it's all oak, ash, and hickory. My gut impression is that birch would burn fast and dirty.
    How would birch...
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    I used to joke that they should have an unlimited...

    I used to joke that they should have an unlimited class for the adults where all rules were suspended. Put a cage around the track and allow rocket motors, blank shotgun shells, electric motors,...
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    The head tilting mechanism is easily jammed up...

    The head tilting mechanism is easily jammed up with sawdust and most of the time won't tilt. But the truth is that I seldom want to cut at an angle. The head stays at 90 degrees and otherwise works...
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    Agreed Prashun, I'm a big proponent of...

    Agreed Prashun,

    I'm a big proponent of teaching children to manage risk. In my view, we as a society insulate our children from all forms of risk and then, at the age of 16, and them keys to a...
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    Final report: I needn't have worried. In the...

    Final report:
    I needn't have worried. In the end, only one kid out of 6 actually showed up and he was very coachable.

    -- I made a platform for him from two cheap plastic stools from HD and a...
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    My family is tired of being lectured about...

    My family is tired of being lectured about letting the older knives stay wet. I'm pretty much the only one that uses those old knives. My rule is that there are only two kinds of knives: those that...
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    We have a knif that was made by my wifeís uncle. ...

    We have a knif that was made by my wifeís uncle. I would guess that itís probably from a powe hacksaw blade. Definitely not stainless. That thing is a real stinker to sharpen but the edge seems to...
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    I moved an 18Ē rikon bandsaw to my basement with...

    I moved an 18Ē rikon bandsaw to my basement with the help of a co-worker who is an expert rock climber. He had all sorts of good ideas about how to rig safety ropes and had plenty of hardware.
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    Take a good look at the basement stairs. In my...

    Take a good look at the basement stairs. In my old house, I was preparing for the delivery of a cabinet saw and was amazed at how flimsy my stairs were. I wound up putting 4x4 posts at the midway...
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    Kev, there are a lot of ways to track you. We...

    Kev,
    there are a lot of ways to track you. We all know about cookies. There is something called fingerprinting where they look at all sorts of things, not just your iPhone address. They look at...
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    +1 on Bills recommendation. Buy a step pulley...

    +1 on Bills recommendation. Buy a step pulley machine and upgrade to VFD. The only downside is that you wonít have a readout of the actual spindle speed without some math. But I go with my gut...
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