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    Whether professional or amateur a fork truck is...

    Whether professional or amateur a fork truck is not always used wisely. If the ground is not very flat and smooth it is really easy to have the load fall off the side. Those forks flex a lot. If you...
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    Ok, that's a fine tool, but I can't help myself...

    Ok, that's a fine tool, but I can't help myself from improving it, at least in my head.

    Instead of angling from -45 to +45 it could go -5 to +50. Then the north side of the base could be cut off...
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    Go ahead and take your motors apart, inspect and...

    Go ahead and take your motors apart, inspect and fix what is broken. Clean it because dust is bad for heat transfer, relube the bearings (replace if needed) and if there are brushes, replace them and...
  4. So for those deeper slots we sometimes need, the...

    So for those deeper slots we sometimes need, the table saw jig is still the way to go. Can anyone share a picture of a jig that works well?
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    Thanks for the replies. The base stayed in place...

    Thanks for the replies. The base stayed in place but the swinging part can swing up out of position and flip over. I had tied it loosely to the porch column, still allowing it to swing but the wind...
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    Here's a desk in the style 421142 The doors...

    Here's a desk in the style

    421142

    The doors in the knee space hide an electrical area with a power strip.

    The top is granite.

    I really like the small shelf in the back.
  7. Ok, light bulb moment here. Most of the dust that...

    Ok, light bulb moment here. Most of the dust that escapes from a table saw has already toured the space under the table and has mostly ridden the blade back up the other side and launched into our...
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    You're asking that bit to run very true. Can you...

    You're asking that bit to run very true. Can you get a better grip on it, bigger chuck and saw off that reduced shank?

    Also you will want that fixture to move not at all from one to the next so...
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    Bits with a lead screw will need to run at really...

    Bits with a lead screw will need to run at really slow speed, they are great with a hand brace. But they will not work on end grain, the threads will be unable to pull the cutting edges thru and they...
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    Yeow! that desk has a Huge cross grain problem....

    Yeow! that desk has a Huge cross grain problem. The sides vs the top, bottom and shelf will cause problems if not dealt with in the joinery. Derek has built his desk with the grain running around so...
  11. As Bill mentions, a tight system will hold air a...

    As Bill mentions, a tight system will hold air a long time. If you want to be sure it doesn't run at night, switch it off when you leave the shop. When you switch it back on it should not run until...
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    Have been having this problem recently also, with...

    Have been having this problem recently also, with my Dewalt sander. There is a plastic shield under the pad that I replaced once. I have spares, will give it a try.
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    Used my board stretcher today

    Making a side chair for my favorite customer, working from a picture and she decided it needs to be an armchair. Ok, I added arms, but they were too low. They are supported on 1" x 3" stalks from...
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    Events can get exciting if something comes loose....

    Events can get exciting if something comes loose. Maybe just chalk it off and make yourself a few new inserts, one for each width needed.
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    Bondo is a brand name that gets used like xerox....

    Bondo is a brand name that gets used like xerox. I have used a few brands bought at auto supply stores. Those all seemed pretty similar. Open time is about 3 minutes so don't mix up a lot.

    Is...
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    Mine is 3/16" luan plywood and is one sided. The...

    Mine is 3/16" luan plywood and is one sided. The runner is Oak and the fence is Basswood. The light weight and grippy surface are big advantages. I can put it on and off while holding a cold beverage...
  17. Make a few dominoes, or sacrifice some purchased...

    Make a few dominoes, or sacrifice some purchased ones.

    Strong magnets are almost impossible to pull off a good piece of steel, and they can damage a painted surface. Some stainless is magnetic,...
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    I'd have to build a nicer base, but that's just...

    I'd have to build a nicer base, but that's just me.

    Maybe back to back with the drill press.

    Nice score.
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    The table I'm sitting at has a heart (made from...

    The table I'm sitting at has a heart (made from Purpleheart)
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    My preference is a split solid top with at least...

    My preference is a split solid top with at least 3" overhang all around for clamping, but you are going in another direction, So staying with your plan to make threaded holes (using inserts)

    Go...
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    Table saws have tiny pulleys to allow maximum...

    Table saws have tiny pulleys to allow maximum depth of cut. That makes the belt eat power to bend and straighten it. Yours may be too old and stiff. See if you can get an X series belt, (with notches...
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    The washer damage is interesting. Assuming that...

    The washer damage is interesting. Assuming that it is only 1/16" deep you could resurface the top. If you repair them you could make nice looking patches, square or diamond shaped.

    If you opt for...
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    John Lennon's Boat

    If you missed the movie 'Yesterday' you should see it. It's the best movie I've seen in a long time. If you saw it you will have noticed John Lennon's boat. Can you tell us anything about it?
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    I'm going to try some refrigerator magnets.

    I'm going to try some refrigerator magnets.
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    Hi Jared Great to hear from another G & G fan. I...

    Hi Jared
    Great to hear from another G & G fan. I recommend a visit to the Gamble House. These are the books I have;

    Design Elements for the Workshop by Darrell Peart paperback
    Good...
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