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  1. Why? If Makita quality control passed it there...

    Why? If Makita quality control passed it there should be no reason to be disappointed. Were you expecting it to be made in Japan? Surely you weren't expecting it to be made in the US. Not for $22
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    When I built my shop I had 2 runs of 3/4 conduit...

    When I built my shop I had 2 runs of 3/4 conduit from every square box run up to the attic so I can change whatever I want. I also had the electrician run conduit up from the panel box so changing...
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    It must be dust collection related. Almost...

    It must be dust collection related. Almost everything is when it comes to various sized receptacles.
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    This is what I have hanging in my shop: Grizzly...

    This is what I have hanging in my shop: Grizzly G9956 - Heavy-Duty Double Air Filter with Remote Control
    Works great in my 24'x36' space.

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    The large brown stripe of the backing is what can...

    The large brown stripe of the backing is what can disintegrate over time with use. It is softer than the surface and by rounding it over it is very thin where the backer meets the wood and can easily...
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    This is EXACTLY what I was talking about in my...

    This is EXACTLY what I was talking about in my earlier post.
  7. I didn't hesitate for a second. Order placed. I...

    I didn't hesitate for a second. Order placed. I have 2 of the 70 tooth version for my Makita LS1013 that I alternate when I need one sharpened. Having the 80 tooth version at this price is awesome....
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    Likely the laminate will disintegrate where the...

    Likely the laminate will disintegrate where the wood round over meets the laminate round over since you would be using a contact glue. I would not attempt that having made more than a few laminate...
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    You can special order tops with one edge or two...

    You can special order tops with one edge or two edges rounded. The same companies that do the rounded style integrated backsplash do these as well they just generally aren't a stock item at the big...
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    5/4 = 1 1/4" and normally is milled to 1". 4/4 is...

    5/4 = 1 1/4" and normally is milled to 1". 4/4 is 1" and is normally milled to 3/4". I would not be wasteful and up size to 6/4 and 5/4. You have 1/4 of waste already. No need to throw away 1/2".
  11. Thread: Drill Press

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    The Nova Voyager DVR was pretty much built for...

    The Nova Voyager DVR was pretty much built for woodworking but I think they missed the mark on everything below the DVR head to build a true 21st century WW drill press. The table is too small and...
  12. Mine sort of works. If the Big Gulp under the saw...

    Mine sort of works. If the Big Gulp under the saw was a Mammoth Gulp it would probably work better. Now that I have it hooked up to a more powerful DC it is catching a lot more.

    Photos below are...
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    Yes. Definitely replace the bearings at the same...

    Yes. Definitely replace the bearings at the same time. I upgraded an 8" Grizzy jointer with a Shelix a few years back and it was way easier to use new bearings than to remove the hold bearings and...
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    I'm using the Grizzly over arm dust collector on...

    I'm using the Grizzly over arm dust collector on my Unisaw. It is a 4" wye off of a 6" pipe that goes all the way to the Uni using a custom 6" fitting The Blastgate Company built for me.

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    +1 for the Nova Digital Variable Reluctance...

    +1 for the Nova Digital Variable Reluctance drive. I love my 18" Nova Voyager. Worth every penny I spent on it.. There is also now a 16" benchtop version called the Nova Viking that uses the same...
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    For me, dust collection has been a project to...

    For me, dust collection has been a project to complete. An aspect of the construction of my dream shop. The one I plan to spend my retirement years in creating beautiful wood things. Up until I moved...
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    My dust collection hypothesis: Buy more than you...

    My dust collection hypothesis: Buy more than you need. This is a case where bigger IS better. Cover all the bases of cyclone, air filtration, vacuum/extraction and a PAPR dust mask/hood. Clean as you...
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    That's a really nice stand. It would work, but I...

    That's a really nice stand. It would work, but I would put the smaller hood I have on it. That 12x16 hood is huge. What I really had in mind is a movable arm that would go between the table arm and...
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    Drill Press Dust collection

    One of the things I wanted to tackle as part of my new DC piping was a better device for holding a 2.5" hose and fitting near where I'm drilling. I wanted to share what I came up with because it...
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    100 lumens per square foot at working height....

    100 lumens per square foot at working height. This means measured on you work surface. So if your lights are flush mounted to the ceiling they will be around 11 feet from the work surface. You can...
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    The most valuable takeaways from the article that...

    The most valuable takeaways from the article that are absolutely not dated are the sections:
    1. FUNDAMENTAL LIGHTING UNITS AND RELATIONSHIPS
    2. HOW MUCH LIGHT DO WE NEED?
    3. COLOR

    Based on...
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    If I could "like" this thread at a value of a...

    If I could "like" this thread at a value of a million it would not be enough. Most of the live edge and river table things I see leave me totally cold and have nothing to do with why I love...
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    FWIW, when I built my shop a couple years ago, I...

    FWIW, when I built my shop a couple years ago, I designed it so that the bottom section was brick and block and a concrete floor inside the block on a deep compacted bed of gravel. This gave me a...
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    Truly the cost difference in cost between an 8'...

    Truly the cost difference in cost between an 8' and 10' ceiling is negligible in the grand scheme of total building cost. Not finishing one corner would allow your heat to escape through that...
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    My old shop in MN had 10' ceiling and I built my...

    My old shop in MN had 10' ceiling and I built my TN shop I have now to also have a 10' ceiling. I'd never go lower than that for all the reasons mentioned above. I have both 8" and 6" duct hanging...
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