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  1. Thread: Sawdust

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    So, doesn't regular mulch (cypress, cedar,...

    So, doesn't regular mulch (cypress, cedar, hardwood, etc.) cause the same nitrogen depletion? Trees and shrubs seem to deal with that. You could just mix in some regular fertilizer to add nitrogen...
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    Thanks Tom, I always suspected as much. I...

    Thanks Tom, I always suspected as much. I remember seeing one of those shows on DIY network where they visited an unidentified router bit factory, and I think they said that the place made bits for...
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    I use Whiteside and Amana for all the common ones...

    I use Whiteside and Amana for all the common ones I regularly use (straight, spiral, roundovers, coves, etc.) For things that might be one-time, unusual profile, or for specialty uses, I like to...
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    Yes I understand. I can see where it would make...

    Yes I understand. I can see where it would make assembly easier to rout that groove all the way. The 1/32" gap sounds like a good idea too.
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    Tom that looks like a pretty solid base for your...

    Tom that looks like a pretty solid base for your bench. My amateur question is, what advantage is there to have the kickers floating in the slots? I have done something similar for tables, but the...
  6. Thread: Sawdust

    by Stan Calow
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    Its not a regular continuous use, but I use...

    Its not a regular continuous use, but I use sawdust (in lieu of kitty litter) to solidify paint in cans that I want to get rid of. Also in cleaning up oil and other non-water liquid spills. ...
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    @ Frederick Skelly. FYI, there is a current...

    @ Frederick Skelly. FYI, there is a current Broadway musical making its way around the US called "Come from Away" that is about the experience that American passengers and the Canadians who welcomed...
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    Sawstop does offer a mobile base for the...

    Sawstop does offer a mobile base for the contractor saw. Do you mean something else?
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    Luke there are products used to seal the ends -...

    Luke there are products used to seal the ends - one is Anchorseal. But you can also use things you might have around - latex paint or heavy wax. I've used axle grease before. Nothing works...
  10. I use waxed paper to protect the assembly surface...

    I use waxed paper to protect the assembly surface I'm using and especially any clamps onto which the epoxy may run. I use painters tape on all surfaces at joints during a dry test assembly, but...
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    In my neighborhood, we have a lot of decorative...

    In my neighborhood, we have a lot of decorative pear around, and after a storm, I drive around looking for downed trees and limbs. Finding one straight and wide enough to be usable is rare. Can you...
  12. Maybe your local school district has community...

    Maybe your local school district has community education classes or there is a community college near you that has classes. Thats what I would start with. You just have to commit to doing the...
  13. Thanks for input guys. I'll figure it out...

    Thanks for input guys. I'll figure it out eventually.
  14. Thanks Jim. I guess I want it to absorb some dye...

    Thanks Jim. I guess I want it to absorb some dye (like I would on the end grain of the boards), just not get significantly darker in a way I couldn't sand back or would stand out from the field. I...
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    The Dremel Saw-max might not be robust enough for...

    The Dremel Saw-max might not be robust enough for serious use, but its handy enough for small jobs. It will cut just deep enough to get through 23/32 plywood.

    PC Saw Boss.
  16. finishing around a troublesome knot area

    I have this large (3") knot in a prominent place on a tabletop. I am going to be using dye (sanded back, like for curly maple) to pop the curl in the otherwise very tight grain (pear) of the top and...
  17. The water in the city water mains is cold but...

    The water in the city water mains is cold but warm enough to keep the pipes from freezing. Soil temperatures below the frostline are stable enough to keep it from freezing. The connection between...
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    Yes, finishing makes or breaks it. Like putting...

    Yes, finishing makes or breaks it. Like putting in golf.
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    There might be some adult community education...

    There might be some adult community education classes in your area, that would be starting about now. It helps to hear other people pronounce the words. I like to get one of the boxed set of CDs...
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    Jak there might be a woodturning club in your...

    Jak there might be a woodturning club in your area. Members often have lathes they are selling or know of someone who is.
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    I used to have a plastic small-job mixing barrel...

    I used to have a plastic small-job mixing barrel called OdJob for small projects. Roll it down a hill to mix up one bag at a time. I didn't want to buy and store a real mixer. Worked fine: looks...
  22. Thread: Lawn Weeds

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    We have lots of nutsedge/nutgrass around here. ...

    We have lots of nutsedge/nutgrass around here. It pops up whenever the rest of the grass is heat-stressed. Sometimes, I hate to kill it because its the only green stuff in the lawn. We have...
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    I have a friend who is a award winning builder in...

    I have a friend who is a award winning builder in the area who tells me that he can't build houses the way he wants to because customers only care about one thing - the price.
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    I have avoided the machines because I don't trust...

    I have avoided the machines because I don't trust them, but was never too sure with the kids running the machine either. I too go to a nearby family-owned locksmith for all this stuff now.
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    I appreciate the sentiment. I hate those...

    I appreciate the sentiment. I hate those magazine articles featuring someone's new workshop-in-the-woods, bigger than my house, with all those fancy high end tools. Most of the guys I know have a...
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