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    You "can" use mineral spirits, but I've switched...

    You "can" use mineral spirits, but I've switched to naphtha or alcohol because mineral spirits sometimes has just enough residue that it "could" affect the waterborne finishes I tend to use. Water,...
  2. Thread: Windows 11

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    Lee, I'm guessing, but I suspect you need to keep...

    Lee, I'm guessing, but I suspect you need to keep that file in a separate folder so you can sync "just" that folder...that's how most of these systems work. But I don't use automatic sync with...
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    It wouldn't' surprise me as the solid stock for...

    It wouldn't' surprise me as the solid stock for something like that can take more of a beating over time from the gazillions of folks who are going to be smacking it around in the store.
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    That's a really good point, Ediwin. The device is...

    That's a really good point, Ediwin. The device is generally thought of in the realm of sheet goods, but there's no reason one cannot balance something long and narrow on there, too, although it will...
  5. I agree with both of these. Get a drum dolly...

    I agree with both of these. Get a drum dolly under the bin if you don't already have one and then source a piece of flex that's long enough to do the job at the cone height you prefer.
  6. Agree totally...I actually use them for hold-down...

    Agree totally...I actually use them for hold-down on my CNC machines MDF spoilboard. Much better than any other format screw I've tried.
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    When the time comes that I have a new shop...

    When the time comes that I have a new shop building I'm actually hoping to have the space setup that I can use a "Crazy Horse" type solution for moving heavy sheets around as they are difficult for...
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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but "in...

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but "in general" and succinctly, what Mr. King said. There's been a lot of discussion about this over time and those of us who have owned sliders...the highest...
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    Dan, Dave has not been on SMC for several years.

    Dan, Dave has not been on SMC for several years.
  10. MDF isn't an issue for what you are concerned...

    MDF isn't an issue for what you are concerned with ... if you use appropriate screws. A lot of commercial drawer fronts and cabinet doors are made from MDF and other composites. :) What you don't...
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    I agree with both Frank and Mel. You might be...

    I agree with both Frank and Mel. You might be able to get a hue close using various dyes, or something totally opaque, but stains like you ask about don't do well on maple no matter what.
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    Lee, I meant zero offence and my words were not...

    Lee, I meant zero offence and my words were not sent with any intention of condescension. My apologies if you took them that way. That's not me and never has been.
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    Make a quick and dirty small sled for the purpose...

    Make a quick and dirty small sled for the purpose out of scraps. You don't have to use a big heavy one for small work. ;)
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    LOL...I haven't used that kind of service for...

    LOL...I haven't used that kind of service for plywood, but daughter's SO is who I call when I do need help with something at this point. It's a good technique :D :D :D
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    Table saw and sled for this need for me...I...

    Table saw and sled for this need for me...I really don't like cutting small parts on a miter saw, even with a zero clearance fence.
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    Me thinks your photo upload got buggered, John......

    Me thinks your photo upload got buggered, John...

    From the written context, however, I'm appreciative of your testing. It's nice to see that there is potential to control the sheen a little more...
  17. Thread: Windows 11

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    Then again, those of us who don't have "start...

    Then again, those of us who don't have "start buttons" haven't missed them. :) I don't even use it on Windows except to get to the reboot/shutdown. And my screen is "clean" with only a dock/taskbar...
  18. You definitely bought the perfect house for all...

    You definitely bought the perfect house for all those new treasures!
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    OK...yes, you are correct about how the spec is...

    OK...yes, you are correct about how the spec is written, but you may want to touch bases with Sam Blasco if you are considering buying one, given historically, US bound machines didn't use the 30mm...
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    SCM Minimax sliders in the US typically take 5/8"...

    SCM Minimax sliders in the US typically take 5/8" bore main blades and yes up to 350mm/12". They do this because US machine typically will take a dado stack. I used 12" Forrest blades with 5/8" bores...
  21. On the shelves, too?? :D (Sorry...couldn't...

    On the shelves, too?? :D (Sorry...couldn't resist). But yea, "back in the day" folks used what they had available as well as what they actually knew about and had been shown how to work by their own...
  22. How about roofing ice block membrane? it's sticky...

    How about roofing ice block membrane? it's sticky stuff. Perhaps you can scarf some scraps from a local roofer... ZIP system tape might also be a reasonable temporary fix.
  23. There was a time when solid wood was used for...

    There was a time when solid wood was used for cabinets...because that's what was available. Most modern cabinetry uses some form of processed material, typically plywood or coated composites. I would...
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    That's a reasonable approach, but unless you've...

    That's a reasonable approach, but unless you've deinstalled the cabinets and have them in a property environment for spraying solvent based lacquer, you may want to consider a different, safer...
  25. My recommendation stands for you to spray a bit...

    My recommendation stands for you to spray a bit of the finish to be sure you have things dialed in to get the quality of finish that you want with that specific product. And you need to do the same...
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