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  1. That is a neat jig! I have a Woodriver miter gauge that has preset angles but I don't think it is accurate as this one! Thanks for the calculator link.. Here's another one that has that stuff and more- http://www.wolframalpha.com/
  2. That is one awesome bowl, Glenn!! Thanks for posting it!!
  3. PRice looks good but I'd never get it down the basement steps
  4. This it? http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/a1152/4206704/
  5. What?!? No food court??? Just kidding, those woodworking pieces were a feast for the eye!
  6. I guess hiding in the dungeon is like "out of sight, out of mind"- keeps you away from the honey-do list!
  7. Love that color and swirls. Looks like the JB Weld takes a shine, too! Awesome, Ron!
  8. I am learning so much from these posts- Thank You!!
  9. Another possibility- https://www.thewinfieldcollection.com/product/Bank_Pattern_Collection/Other-Child-Designs-Woodcraft-Patterns
  10. http://www.woodworkersworkshop.com/store/index.php?app=ecom&ns=prodshow&ref=19_W3293 Maybe you could adapt this.
  11. https://www.meiselwoodhobby.com/Products/ViewProduct.aspx?id=13245 Is this what you had in mind?
  12. I am not a plumber!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you are going to any plumbing around the house, I'd spring for one of these- https://www.walmart.com/ip/FLAME-HEAT-PROTECTOR/19867972?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=5207&adid=22222222227016772026&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=51752811551&wl4=pla-83147409551&wl5=9006672&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=113929935&wl11=online&wl12=19867972&wl13=&veh=sem These heat blankets are available at plumbing supply places and the BORGS You can minimize the distance between the old and new connections by wrapping a wet rag around the existing connection to prevent it from heating up to the melting point. I put my shutoff valves about mid point between the bottom (inside) of the cabinet and the highest easily accessible point- if it's under the sink then about half way between the cabinet inside floor and the bottom of the sink. The "tricks" to sweating connections are- CLEAN-CLEAN-CLEAN- using emery cloth or a pipe brush on both piece to be connected. The outside of the pipe and the inside of the fitting/valve must be shiney. FLUX- to further clean when heat is applied. Apply flux to the pipe and fitting. HEAT- heat the fitting/valve not the pipe. Move the flame around the fitting/pipe to heat all sides. SOLDER- apply the solder where the pipe/fitting meet. The fitting/valve should be hot enough to melt the solder as the solder touches the touches it. Run the solder completely around the connection. If you get a leak, drain the water down below the fitting, reheat and add solder again. FIRE EXTINGUISHER!!
  13. Those dowel end just blend right in!

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