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    I'm always concerned about plastic parts...

    I'm always concerned about plastic parts particularly when they are supposed to move. Also sometimes jigs like to jump off the work bench and plastic tends to have a low survivability rating for...
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    My guess is $3995. Never take a car to the...

    My guess is $3995. Never take a car to the dealership for body work.
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    Interesting system. The self adjust to board...

    Interesting system. The self adjust to board thickness feature is neat. Might be a useful jig if you put pocket screws in a variety of thicknesses on a regular basis.
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    I've made three clocks. The two pendulum clocks...

    I've made three clocks. The two pendulum clocks were wedding gifts.

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    All the works came from Klockit, but as I view their offerings now, the parts I purchased are no longer...
  5. Beaware of grain when routing curves

    When routing curves you need to watch the grain closely. The diagram below shows the proper way to go around a curve. If you cut the curve all the way using normal cutting action you can get some...
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    My Porter Cable 3 x 21 belt sander applies a...

    My Porter Cable 3 x 21 belt sander applies a great deal of pressure to the belts. I was getting belt failures and really needed to use the sander. I found that I could place a 1/16th inch thick...
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    Adding breadboard ends will work. but you must...

    Adding breadboard ends will work. but you must allow the glued up boards of the center portion a way to move with seasonal moisture changes. You need to mount the breadboard ends so the center field...
  8. I put the bit that needs adjusted in my router...

    I put the bit that needs adjusted in my router and use the locking device on the router to hold the bit and motor shaft while I loosen the nut on the bit to make adjustments.
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    That's pretty much how I started. As I went to...

    That's pretty much how I started. As I went to more complex projects, I purchased tools and material for what I would have paid for the finished product from a furniture store.
  10. When we had our new sewer system put in several...

    When we had our new sewer system put in several dump trucks trucks drove over the 4" pvc downspout drain lines that were buried at least 24" below the surface in heavy clay soil. They completely...
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    Thanks, I didn't want a drop in type fixture with...

    Thanks, I didn't want a drop in type fixture with tubes.
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    Adding a light.

    Our garage is under my shop. There are stairs coming up to the shop and then you walk across one end of the shop to enter the house. There are switches to turn on lights in the garage and stairs but...
  13. I also have the Kreg fence on my 14" band saw. I...

    I also have the Kreg fence on my 14" band saw. I no longer have to monkey with it every time I want to resaw.

    I would suggest that before you spend money and time making new fences try this test....
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    When I use my adjustable dado I don't use the...

    When I use my adjustable dado I don't use the outside flange washer. I then have enough threads to properly secure the dado with the nut.
  15. I don't think anyone could get away with having...

    I don't think anyone could get away with having that service done on a birthday or anniversary no matter how many years had gone by.

    Many years ago, I was trying to find the company that made a...
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    How high is your blade raised when it makes the...

    How high is your blade raised when it makes the noise? Is the arbor flange hitting the underside of your insert?
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    Are you sure your new blade is the correct...

    Are you sure your new blade is the correct length? If the blade is too long the upper wheel can hit the shroud when you tilt the upper wheel. The tilt adjustment on the upper wheel is supposed to be...
  18. That is a really nice project. I especially like...

    That is a really nice project. I especially like the matched grain on the drawer fronts and book matched doors. I'm sure your wife will like it, but it might cost you as she fills it up with new...
  19. You can also use a couple of old coat hangers...

    You can also use a couple of old coat hangers bent in a "L" shape. I have some that a phone technician left on our property that are made from heavy gauge copper that work really well. Hold them in...
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    That happens in Threaded view for some reason. I...

    That happens in Threaded view for some reason. I would suggest that you might want to try the Linear view setting. Go into your settings at the upper right of the page and then into general...
  21. I have the Bosch and I love it. I've had zero...

    I have the Bosch and I love it. I've had zero problems with it and it accepts a lot of different brand blades. It has plenty of power and variable speed.
  22. You can make nice raised panels on your table...

    You can make nice raised panels on your table saw. I've made sliding doors for our closets, kitchen pantry cabinet and other cabinets with raised panels that were made on my table saw.
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  23. As noted above, if the cost is right and it is...

    As noted above, if the cost is right and it is bug free, it should be good lumber. I would advise getting a moisture meter and checking it before making any projects from it.
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    The idea is that the "wedge" is pulling the tenon...

    The idea is that the "wedge" is pulling the tenon through the mortise, so you never want the wedge to hit the part of the hole that is still inside the mortise so the joint stays tight.
  25. I would suspect the guard is polycarbonate. You...

    I would suspect the guard is polycarbonate. You can use methylene chloride solution to bond two pieces of Lexan polycarbonate together. Methylene chloride is a solvent that softens Lexan enough that...
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