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    Let me toss some petrol on the fire. When you...

    Let me toss some petrol on the fire.

    When you are building cabinets only one side shows, the front. If the end cabinet in a line shows a side, then two sides show or are visible. The Melamine...
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    Assuming that you want to use the blade for a...

    Assuming that you want to use the blade for a dado or cutting box joints.
    I think that it was Freud that offered a box joint blade set at one time. IIRC you put the blades in L-R and got ¼ or when...
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    Every year or so I would get several engineers...

    Every year or so I would get several engineers straight out of University. Very few of them would stay beyond the one year commitment. System Engineering is a unique discipline, some get it and some...
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    She's a keeper.

    She's a keeper.
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    Publication of ShopNotes ended about 5 years ago...

    Publication of ShopNotes ended about 5 years ago when they abruptly stopped publishing. IIRC they added my extra issues to Woodsmith. It was a great magazine for the woodworker that was a bit tight...
  6. Thread: jet planer ??

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    As long as the other benefits are there, the...

    As long as the other benefits are there, the housework can wait. :U:D
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    I used to get almost all the ones here in the US....

    I used to get almost all the ones here in the US. Fine Woodworking was the first one that I dropped. It just wasn't to my taste. I kept getting Woodsmith and had an almost complete set, although the...
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    I have thought about being God for a...

    I have thought about being God for a day/week/month/year.

    After some flavored ice cubes I realized that it would be pointless. You see, for 75% I would be the wrong God.
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    Ah, makes perfect sense now. As a suggestion,...

    Ah, makes perfect sense now.

    As a suggestion, try soaking the chuck in mineral spirits or paint thinner. Sometimes things get gunk'd up and the soak tends to free things up so that they work...
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    From your description, I would guess that it is...

    From your description, I would guess that it is the gearing between the motor and the chuck where the problem lies.

    I think that you could buy a whole new unit for the price of repairs.
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    Deleted / Duplicate Stupid BB software

    Deleted / Duplicate

    Stupid BB software
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    Doug, For goodness sake, please create a build...

    Doug,
    For goodness sake, please create a build thread and educate us all.
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    You don't realize how lucky you are. We put our...

    You don't realize how lucky you are. We put our unwanted out to the curb with a sign "Free". The hope is that some one will snag the junk in a week. There is a guy that is always looking for metals....
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    I had neighbors that tried to something similar....

    I had neighbors that tried to something similar. My advice was to go to the home center and buy a vanity with the sink molded into the vanity top. They grumbled, they fussed, they sanded, they even...
  15. Thread: end grain pores

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    I'm not sure what you mean 'Teak end grain'. ...

    I'm not sure what you mean 'Teak end grain'.

    I've made some furniture with end grain exposed. I wanted the end grain to be the same color as the face and edge grains after finishing. The face and...
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    I've attached a document in .PDF. It shows how to...

    I've attached a document in .PDF. It shows how to make a jig for drawer boxes. The tools necessary are a dado blade and a table saw. I assumed using 1/2 inch or 12mm Baltic Birch plywood. The only...
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    Designed a built at age 14 is a WOW! I would have...

    Designed a built at age 14 is a WOW! I would have never thought of the shelves being inclined back at 7.5°.

    I would say to only encourage her to continue in her woodworking. Not necessarily as a...
  18. I'm 77. All I ever learned from my father in the...

    I'm 77. All I ever learned from my father in the shop was how to swear. He wasn't very good at much of anything using tools.

    At age 11 and in year 6, I had a wood shop class in school. The NYC...
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    And my friends, you don't have to deal with...

    And my friends, you don't have to deal with orange face and hair that is clueless. Today, his actions took about 10% off of my retirement savings. What a *^%$*^% idiot.
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    I've done a bit of steam bending and lamination....

    I've done a bit of steam bending and lamination. Mine was chair back rails and not the extreme that you are planning.

    Yes, it works but there are issues.
    You have to build forms to hold the...
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    Dom, Something similar went on here. It could be...

    Dom,
    Something similar went on here. It could be a problem if. . . .

    Someone buys a house that is pathetically beyond their means with a 5 year introductory interest rate. Their intent is to...
  22. Thread: Ikea fun

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    Ikea, Ikea. Oh my. SWMBO has a friend bring...

    Ikea, Ikea. Oh my.

    SWMBO has a friend bring over a chair for me to fix. It is an Ikea chair and part of a set of 8.

    I get around to fixing and I discover that the hanger bolt that holds the...
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    A friend who had been a drilling supervisor on...

    A friend who had been a drilling supervisor on Deep Water Horizon shared a report of some concerns with the tactics used on DWH with me. He was not on DWH at the time of the blowout but died a few...
  24. Thread: One liners...

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    I have a "T" shirt with that on it. It is a chore...

    I have a "T" shirt with that on it. It is a chore to wear because the don'ts want you to explain. After a few frustrating conversations now I just say, "Nothing wrong with that but you don't."
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    I have the Delta down draft sanding station. When...

    I have the Delta down draft sanding station. When I use it, a 1½ HP dust collector is connected to the 4 inch port. The ROS has a ShopVac connected to the machine. The shop is a double car garage...
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    That hurt, even here.
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    This goes back to the mid to late 1950s. It was a...

    This goes back to the mid to late 1950s. It was a TV show, possibly Playhouse 90. A real O' Henry ending.

    A small Caribbean island was governed by a ruthless dictator. The populace wanted to...
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    Let me bounce a couple of things off of you. ...

    Let me bounce a couple of things off of you.

    Plaster board / wall board / sheet rock is strong but. ? ? ?

    Pardon the imperial measurements.
    Somebody like me 245 pounds could probably pull out...
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    You are going to lose about 6 or 7 mm in width...

    You are going to lose about 6 or 7 mm in width when removing the T & G. That's easy to do with a table saw. Removing the groves from the back side you will lose 2 or 3 mm in thickness and bring the...
  30. Just a thought but try acetone on a lint free...

    Just a thought but try acetone on a lint free cloth. Just on the hole and not on the surface.
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    Oh Lord, please be aware that if you take Donald...

    Oh Lord, please be aware that if you take Donald Trump I will be eternally grateful.
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    There is a "T" shirt out. "The universe is...

    There is a "T" shirt out.

    "The universe is made of Protons, Neutrons, Electrons and Morons".
  33. Thread: More Bunnings

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    Not much different at Home Depot here. When...

    Not much different at Home Depot here.

    When they were very busy on weekends and I HAD to purchase something I would also purchase an 8 foot (2.5 M) 2 x 4 and go through the self check out. (It...
  34. Thread: More Funnies

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    Regarding the blonde. I said "Oh gawd' out loud....

    Regarding the blonde. I said "Oh gawd' out loud. LOL!
  35. Thread: enlighten me

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    My mortiser is a Shop Fox. Yeah, double MEH. I...

    My mortiser is a Shop Fox. Yeah, double MEH. I have used a Powermatic at school. Better but underwhelming.

    As for the jig. Set up is easy and quick. The key to the jig is making a flat sided...
  36. Thread: enlighten me

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    I have one. In a word MEH. The sides of the...

    I have one. In a word MEH.

    The sides of the mortise are not that smooth. The hold downs critical and need to be loosened and retightened with every down stroke. The auger bit needs to be 2 to 2.5...
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    Yes definitely in preparation for Monday.

    Yes definitely in preparation for Monday.
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    You gave me a laugh on the nickel. :) If I had...

    You gave me a laugh on the nickel. :)

    If I had to bet, I would say that you were sold an 11/32 inch router bit. Or an undersize 9mm "Plywood" router bit.
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    I hope this doesn't get this sent to the rubber...

    I hope this doesn't get this sent to the rubber room.

    In another life I worked as a rear chainman on a survey crew. A chain by the way is 100 feet or 30.48 metres. Surveying in the US is based...
  40. Tonight the Power Ball lottery is half a billion....

    Tonight the Power Ball lottery is half a billion.
    The first step is to win the lottery.
    Then, well we'll wait until I accomplish step 1.
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    If you don't need tapered sides, then you can...

    If you don't need tapered sides, then you can make dowel like pieces on a router table with a fence.

    Use a round over router bit of the size spindle that you need. Remember this size will be the...
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    [QUOTE=Old Croc;2131457] Yes, but most of us...

    Yes, but most of us won't starve either. :)
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    Blasphemy, perhaps. I go to Costco and buy a...

    Blasphemy, perhaps.

    I go to Costco and buy a dozen hand towels for $16. It is amazing how much stain a single towel can wipe off. And then, obviously, after drying the used towels are tossed into...
  44. Thread: what am I worth?

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    I would say figure the normal hourly rate for a...

    I would say figure the normal hourly rate for a courier / driver. Then if paid in cash, cut the rate in about half. I'm assuming that situation is more than just business but friendship too.

    This...
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    God Speed Charlie

    In memory of Charlie Whiting. He had the most thankless job in the world. I don't know how he did it for so many years.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Whiting
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    So good and so bad!

    So good and so bad!
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    OK. If you are talking about true "Wood" screws,...

    OK. If you are talking about true "Wood" screws, then a tapered bit should be used. The bit would be specified by the drill bit manufacturer according to the diameter of the screw.

    If you are...
  48. Thread: flap sanders

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    After 10 metres, I wouldn't wish that on my worst...

    After 10 metres, I wouldn't wish that on my worst enemy.
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    Here in the US we would say, "I'll bet you a...

    Here in the US we would say, "I'll bet you a nickel that the bit doesn't match the thickness of the plywood." LOL!

    (A nickel is $0.05.)


    FYI: I was buying 3 sheets of ¾ inch birch cabinet...
  50. Thread: flap sanders

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    I sort of lean toward your side. If you are...

    I sort of lean toward your side. If you are really desperate you can get flap sanders that are a drill attachment.
    As for taking the sharp edges off, I usually take a piece of 220 grit folded a bit...
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