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    Can you make a cover out of plexiglass or...

    Can you make a cover out of plexiglass or something with a hinged section that gives access to one side of the layout for play without help?

    I'm imagining an L-shaped section with a handle that...
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    And for the woodturning side of woodworking: -...

    And for the woodturning side of woodworking:

    - Use hand scrapers off the lathe instead of power sanding, coarse sandpaper, and clouds of dust. I can often start with paper others end with and get...
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    Table saw and turning addiction

    I've seen much evidence over the years about the addiction. Turning for fun certainly fits in the lifestyle of many busy people. I can always go to the shop and start and finish something simple...
  4. I like the emailed receipt idea. I've never...

    I like the emailed receipt idea. I've never done that but I can see it's a smart thing to do.



    A friend who worked at HD said they have a huge problem with people walking out one door with...
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    I love to browse the equipment forums. With...

    I love to browse the equipment forums. With tractor, skid steer, excavator and three other farm machines with diesel engines there is a lot of valuable experience there for me. (Some are not well...
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    I discovered the same thing about helmets. The...

    I discovered the same thing about helmets. The cheap ones did work. The better ones are well worth the expense.

    Which TIG did you get? I looked around a little but bought the Miller...
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    Gluing unknown wood

    Some exotic hardwoods contain oils and resins that may require special steps and/or glue.

    This article has some good information: ...
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    It could be one of many species. People who make...

    It could be one of many species. People who make instruments sometimes use wood from all over the world. Without more information one guess is as good as another with just that picture.
    If that is...
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    Cloud in New Hampshire

    Not only were the leaf color incredible in New England, so was the sky. I took this shot of a cloud late in the afternoon just over the top of the Saco River covered bridge in Conway. Kind of...
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    While driving around New England last week I saw...

    While driving around New England last week I saw two phone booths, both usable. One was on a college campus looked like the pay phone had been replaced by a campus phone.

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    One had a...
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    Same here, both on the recommendation and past...

    Same here, both on the recommendation and past experience.

    JKJ
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    If buying new, you can find plastic sheet with...

    If buying new, you can find plastic sheet with special protective paper stuck to each side. This not only give you something to draw on and allows a smoother cut, but protects the plastic from...
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    That's exactly what I was thinking. If he lived...

    That's exactly what I was thinking. If he lived close and needed small or thin pieces, I could probably cut some or save some I would otherwise burn.

    JKJ
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    Dennis, I looked at the helmet I use the most:...

    Dennis, I looked at the helmet I use the most: https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?277282-Auto-Darkening-Welding-Helmet&p=2957634#post2957634
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    It won't hurt the blade. I've cut a lot of...

    It won't hurt the blade. I've cut a lot of plexiglass (acrylic) on the bandsaw, mostly to make templates. I use whatever blade I have installed, usually a 3 or 4 TPI. A blade with finer teeth...
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    Mike, the one I like the best was the most...

    Mike, the one I like the best was the most expensive, a "Jackson Safety BH3 Auto Darkening Welding Helmet with Balder Technology, WH70" whatever that means. ...
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    I also use steam but not an iron. I do put water...

    I also use steam but not an iron. I do put water in the dent first and let it soak in, then cover with a damp cloth and apply heat. But I generally pinpiont the heat with a soldering iron. I use a...
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    What sizes and quantity? Do you need pure white?...

    What sizes and quantity? Do you need pure white? Dry?
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    Could you still do it? The ethernet cable won't...

    Could you still do it? The ethernet cable won't need to be deep. I used direct burial ethernet cable but still put it in small plastic conduit. ( I ran two cables so I would have a spare.)

    My...
  20. I get mine from a local bandsaw shop who makes up...

    I get mine from a local bandsaw shop who makes up all Lenox blades EXCEPT the carbide which he orders from Lenox, but for less than if I order them myself. I suspect he doesn't want to buy the blade...
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    Two of my helmets came with instructions to keep...

    Two of my helmets came with instructions to keep the helmet in the dark when not in use. I keep them in welding cabinet drawers.
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    Sounds to me like the blade is defective; I'd...

    Sounds to me like the blade is defective; I'd return it.

    How smooth the cut is depends on the type of blade, the TPI, the set of the teeth, and the speed of the blade through the wood. Wider...
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    That log is perfect for woodturning. Some turn...

    That log is perfect for woodturning. Some turn it wet, I turn dry. When I get green osage I cut it into a variety of turning blanks and let it air dry. If you decide not to mill it maybe contact a...
  24. Some suppliers have started using methnol mixed...

    Some suppliers have started using methnol mixed with or instead of ethanol. Methanol is toxic. I can't see the whole label on that product but the "c.a.s 17-64-5" visible indicates ethanol. Maybe...
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    I found the tuftool difficult to use. I now use...

    I found the tuftool difficult to use. I now use my hands, the trick for me was getting the paper tail in the right place in the clip so the spring tensions it properly. I had to position an...
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