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  1. I didn't do these corners to hide the joints but...

    I didn't do these corners to hide the joints but perhaps you could do something similar. Go ahead and join your plywood at 45 degrees with splines or biscuits or whatever. Then cut the corners - I...
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    Yes, I use a HVLP conversion gun, which is a HVLP...

    Yes, I use a HVLP conversion gun, which is a HVLP gun with a regulator at the air entry to the gun. The regulator reduces the pressure to something much lower - the regulator usually has a green...
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    I'm late to this thread but I'll agree with an...

    I'm late to this thread but I'll agree with an earlier poster about using a conversion gun in the shop with a small compressor. It's unusual to be spraying continuously in the shop which gives your...
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    Also MicroFence but it's very expensive. Mike

    Also MicroFence but it's very expensive.

    Mike
  5. Here in California there's so much solar...

    Here in California there's so much solar installed that the cheapest rates are when the sun is shining. The highest rates are from sundown to about 9pm.

    So you can't make money pushing your solar...
  6. Many "smart" meters are read through a wireless...

    Many "smart" meters are read through a wireless connection. The meter reports quite a bit of information about usage to the company and they present this data to you on their web site. I never look...
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    That's a modern version of the stereoscope. The...

    That's a modern version of the stereoscope. The original, and the one used for aerial photo analysis, looks more like a pair of glasses mounted in a stand. The two pictures are placed under the...
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    Actually, stereoscopy is an old technology that...

    Actually, stereoscopy is an old technology that goes back almost to the birth of photography. Here's one description. The two lenses were generally spaced about the same as your eyes. You...
  9. I tried hot hide glue. I found several issues...

    I tried hot hide glue. I found several issues with it.

    1. It takes a while for it to get hot so you have to plan ahead when you have a glue-up.
    2. The glue goes bad after a certain time (days)...
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    Like Dan I've cut Corian with a router bit. Why...

    Like Dan I've cut Corian with a router bit. Why do you want to do it by hand? A router with a edge guide should do this quickly. They make 1/8" round nose bits with a 1/4" shank. For example,...
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    That's a very good point about the tooth count. ...

    That's a very good point about the tooth count. I have a number of dovetail saws, both Lie Nielsen and Lee Valley. One of the Lee Valley saws is 20TPI. Next time I'm sawing really thin material,...
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    Isn't the Independence Saw the same as the one...

    Isn't the Independence Saw the same as the one Lie Nielsen sells now? That's a very nice saw. I know LN will sharpen their saws for $25 (you pay postage to them, they pay postage back to you) so...
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    Why are you thinking of getting another dovetail...

    Why are you thinking of getting another dovetail saw? A 9" saw for the kind of wood we generally work with (3/4" or so) should be very adequate.

    Mike

    [If your saw is not working well, perhaps...
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    I'm not sure what problem you're trying to solve....

    I'm not sure what problem you're trying to solve. I haven't heard of any problems with jointers, table saws, dust collectors, etc. from immediate starting. I suppose a more gentle start would put...
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    This is a bit off subject but don't confuse...

    This is a bit off subject but don't confuse torque and horsepower. Torque is a force while horsepower is a measure of work. While your motor starts up faster on 240V because of greater torque, it...
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    Depends on a number of things, but I'd probably...

    Depends on a number of things, but I'd probably cut the wire and then do as Paul F suggested. I'd solder the wires together and use shrink wrap tubing to protect them. Shrink tubing on each...
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    Frank's correct. Just to add the reasons why: ...

    Frank's correct. Just to add the reasons why:

    The fan motor is loaded by moving the air. Air has mass and it takes power to move it. When the motor is not moving air it requires less power.
    ...
  18. I received the #1 and #2 yesterday in fine shape....

    I received the #1 and #2 yesterday in fine shape. Thanks, Scott.

    Mike
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    I had one but was not as impressed as you are. I...

    I had one but was not as impressed as you are. I eventually sold it. I have a DeWalt cordless jigsaw that fits my needs very well.

    The only Festool tool that I think is really great is the...
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    Too often those threads devolve into a small...

    Too often those threads devolve into a small group of people arguing with each other. When that happens, the thread should be closed - most other people are not interested.

    Mike
  21. You could make the main frame a torsion box, I...

    You could make the main frame a torsion box, I suppose, and that would be stiff. But it doesn't answer how to support it. I notice one brand of commercial floating beds just uses thin metal...
  22. I think it's a bed frame that looks like it's...

    I think it's a bed frame that looks like it's floating off the floor. That is, the supports don't easily show.

    So you can see a platform that the mattress sits on but not the legs.

    Mike

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    Thanks, Keith. That took care of the...

    Thanks, Keith. That took care of the notification issue.

    The problem I'm having with not being able to upload pictures seems to be a Chrome problem. I switched to Microsoft Edge and can upload...
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    I don't think it will make a lot of difference. ...

    I don't think it will make a lot of difference. If you keep the original blades sharp I think they will work as well as replacement blades.

    One off subject comment. I used a variety of...
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    Now, I have a more serious problem. I can't...

    Now, I have a more serious problem. I can't upload pictures. I get the small window and choose a picture to upload but when I click on "Upload" the picture is not uploaded. The dialog for uploading...
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