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  1. Agreed that Paul's vid is about how to strengthen...

    Agreed that Paul's vid is about how to strengthen knock-off aluminum bar clamps. I followed this exact video with my dozen harbor freight clamps of this style, and it definitely improves their...
  2. I'm a few weeks in with the Dubuques and am very...

    I'm a few weeks in with the Dubuques and am very happy with their performance for my needs. Some first impressions:

    Comparing to HF knock offs:

    - The close spacing of the indents that catch...
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    If this is what a table that fought you the...

    If this is what a table that fought you the entire time looks like.... sheesh. In other words, wow. Would you mind posting a few more pics and close ups please? Any in-progress shots would be...
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    Around the steel not being flat for mounting... ...

    Around the steel not being flat for mounting...

    Back in my pole barn sales days, one of the old timers showed me his preferred method... He had a pile of Azek (that white PVC sheet material)...
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    When I saved the barn here at our place, many...

    When I saved the barn here at our place, many people asked me "Why not knock it down and start again?". For one, there's character in an old building that's difficult to mimic. Secondly, for...
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    Hey Tom! Having been down this path before...

    Hey Tom!

    Having been down this path before (aka, trying all sorts of methods to make the HF DC work for my situation), I ultimately bought a more powerful unit and paired it with a Super DD XL. ...
  7. Thanks for the inputs! Around the 'keeping...

    Thanks for the inputs!


    Around the 'keeping clean' topic, the only experience I have thus far is with the harbor freight version of this sort of clamp... I have abused those clamps for years now,...
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    Jim = Methodical? You don't say.... ;)

    Jim = Methodical? You don't say.... ;)
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    Thanks for the tips Jay, I like #1 idea and will...

    Thanks for the tips Jay, I like #1 idea and will be trying that one.


    I guess I'll try to keep this going with a tip that I've found useful in my shop....


    Similar to your bench riser idea, I...
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    I think posting for $300 and giving full...

    I think posting for $300 and giving full disclosure and a chance for the buyer to test the machine feels fair to me. If they haggle you to $250, and you consider the dozen years of use you got from...
  11. Rockler fulfilled their promise and refunded me...

    Rockler fulfilled their promise and refunded me for the clamps. I ended up being out $28 for packing material, and the purchase of some wall mount clamp racks that may be less of a perfect fit now. ...
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    I'm with Kevin around the idea of using cauls. ...

    I'm with Kevin around the idea of using cauls. Some old 2x4's can pretty quickly be turned into a suitable method of spreading the force. You don't need a caul to span the entire length... shorter...
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    My Bosch Glide 12" will cut square through 3/4"...

    My Bosch Glide 12" will cut square through 3/4" material nicely, especially if I lock down the glide action. For thicker material, I find that cutting in two passes is the ticket... first one about...
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    Seems to me that if you are on the fence on this...

    Seems to me that if you are on the fence on this decision, and the business is just starting up, that there's no harm in pushing the decision down the road a bit. Once you are up and running, you...
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    Hey Tom! Tough to scientifically say exactly,...

    Hey Tom!

    Tough to scientifically say exactly, but I think the wall is quite strong... The previous owner had a couple anchors in place and they are damn near impossible to remove. I think I...
  16. Richard... I agree... with some minor...

    Richard... I agree... with some minor modifications:


    It seemingly requires magic or skill to use a Revo bar clamp. You would think that you just have to apply a little force to the handle to...
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    +1 I'm glad you posted! I like it a lot, and...

    +1 I'm glad you posted! I like it a lot, and feel you really balanced strength with beauty very nicely. I think a similar project is now on my radar, thank you!
  18. Looks really good so far Brian!! I recently...

    Looks really good so far Brian!!

    I recently applied finish while the piece was upright as you are wishing to do, and found that fastening "skis" to the bottom of each leg was well worth the...
  19. Returning my Bessey K-Body Revo Junior clamps

    For years I have been relying solely upon pipe clamps and some HF aluminum bar clamps (which I upgraded a bit by installed a wood core to stiffen them up). I had some budget set aside to add to the...
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    Thanks guys! (In this case, "client" =...

    Thanks guys!

    (In this case, "client" = "wife"... and she wants two pieces so she can see more of the wall... happy wife... you know the rest)
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    I had thought of scribing and it seems very...

    I had thought of scribing and it seems very achievable... My wife's concern was that we may leave this house in a couple years, and she would want to take this with us (i.e., the scribing wouldn't...
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    Securing hutch top to stone wall

    For many years we have had a cheap & ugly (but functional) one-piece "hutch" in our entry way. The bottom is basically a toybox (we keep shoes in there) and the top is a mirror, some hooks, and a...
  23. Great article, thanks for posting David!

    Great article, thanks for posting David!
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    If you have it, I would value a link to the seal...

    If you have it, I would value a link to the seal that you mention for under the garage door. My seal is "ok" but wouldn't mind investing in something better.

    Looking really good Jim!
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    Gorgeous!!!! Thank you for sharing!!

    Gorgeous!!!! Thank you for sharing!!
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