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schnewj

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    schnewj got a reaction from FlGatorwood in More pretties (concealment furniture, decor, and Murphy Bar)   
    Nope. It's a movement that recognizes and supports law enforcement.
     
    https://www.thinbluelineusa.com/
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    schnewj got a reaction from HARO50 in another piece of hidden history   
    Heroes all! No telling how many lives these men saved, only to be ignored by those that were. Thanks Peter.
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    schnewj reacted to Stick486 in Table Saw Half Fence   
    Some FYI...
    Ch10 WOOD-BASED COMPOSITES AND PANEL PRODUCTS.pdf
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    schnewj reacted to Stick486 in Table Saw Half Fence   
    MDF...
    Low on strength:
    Particle board anything is quite weak compared to other kinds of engineered woods such as plywood. It is less dense and can easily get damaged while handling. It's important to note that their particle board anything just doesn't survive much of anything.
    Low life, low durability:
    Apart from being low on strength, particle boards are also prone to getting damaged because of moisture and humidity. This means that items made from MDF will not last very long. This is without doubt the major drawback...
    Experienced sources and even some shopkeepers selling these particle board furniture clearly inform the customer that they can expect the particle board furniture to last for around 2 to 3 years (and there are others who will say the lifetime is 5 years). Now compare this with plywood which lasts easily for 15-20 years, or with good quality solid wood furniture that lasts for several decades and is handed over from one generation to the next.
    Finally the choice of wood depends on the needs of the customers, whether they want cheaper furniture that they are willing to dispose off in the next few years or they want furniture that want to buy once and that which will last a lifetime.
    Cannot support heavy loads:
    Particle boards are almost never used in applications where the boards will be subjected to heavy weights. Being low on strength, particle boards are only suitable for holding low weights, or as forming the walls of cabinets and the like.
    Not as Eco-friendly as solid wood furniture:
    Particle boards are made from small particles of wood such as sawdust and small chips which are glued and pressed together to form a sheet. The glue used is a plastic resin (phenolic resin), the same that is used in the making of decorative laminates. This is not as eco-friendly as using good quality solid wood furniture that is 100% natural.
    So, to summarize the discussion, I would say that the only major advantage of particle boards is that its cost is very low compared to all the other types wood available in the market, and the major disadvantages are its low strength and low durability.
    Best to avoid damaging or removing the surface, as the surface is quite different to the inside and it contributes to the strength...
    MDF is basically glorified particle board.
    Basic MDF is not very good at handling high moisture levels. Water begins to degrade MDF into fine particles, think wet cardboard. Because it consists of such fine particles, MDF doesn’t hold screws very well, and it’s very easy to strip the screw holes. Humidity alone can cause it to puff and crack.
    MDF is not a long term product. MDF crumbles easily, so finding pieces that have a clean edge are hard to find.
    MDF is not as strong as plywood. It is not suitable for most joints
    MDF dust from working it is horrible and it contains toxic VOCs (urea-formaldehyde). so wear a mask. Cutting this material will cause faster blunting of bits and blades as compared to wood
    MDF is rarely the best material.
    MDF is a pain to work with if you have to remodel later or install hardware several times, as the more you drill it, the less sturdy it becomes and begins to flake.
    MDF prematurely dulls tooling.
     
    Verdict:
    Use anything else, seriously. MDF is cheaper, but you will pay for it in the long run. Especially true for cabinets, as weight of the wood will decrease the amount your cabinet can hold, plus MDF will begin to sag from stress.
    Hey!!! it is initially cheaper than plywood...
     
    More:
    Medium density fiberboard is weak compared to wood. This means that when you install the medium density fiberboard, there is a good chance that it could split or crack. It is not very durable when compared to the real thing. When you are installing it, you need to be very careful and make sure that you don't break it.
    Since the medium density fiberboard is not as dense as real wood, you will have to use more nails when installing it. If you do not place nails at close intervals, the board can droop in the middle leaving you with what looks like an amateur installation.
    Another problem with medium density fiberboard is that it does not take nails very well. When you hammer a nail into real wood, the wood will move out of the way and then come back around the nail. When you nail into medium density fiberboard, this will not happen. You will get a "volcano" effect on the outside of the medium density fiberboard. When this happens, you will need to sand down the outside of the MDF. This will result in you having to do a lot more work than you would have had to do if you purchased real wood.
    EOS...
     

     
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    schnewj reacted to HandyDan in Off Topic Posts   
    I'm pretty sure we're going to need a weekly reminder for a year or so.
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    schnewj got a reaction from HARO50 in Custom Made Planes   
    Lee Valley Custom Shop is now open...
     
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    schnewj got a reaction from Ron Altier in Just how wide is that?   
    I was lucky to have some really good, experienced, contractor superintendents over my years of overseeing construction and maintenance activities. Knowing that our "design engineers" usually didn't have a clue, or care that the piping interfered with the electrical or the shut off valves were under a catwalk and unreachable, usually, found a safe and solid work-a-round/design change.
     
    Many times I had to go over the "engineer's" head a force them to sign off on the field change. Most were arrogant, "I can do no wrong", until their boss saw how really inept and uncooperative they really were. Without that field experience available we would have built/installed some really crappy things.
     
    I have more respect and trust for people with actual field experience then I do for most engineers with NO field experience.
     
    6  5/18" rise! Boy, I would love to have had a conversation with whoever signed off on those drawings.
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    schnewj reacted to Stick486 in Table Saw Half Fence   
    real wood..
    sand baby smooth..
    wax...
    I don't do MDF anything for any reason...
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    schnewj reacted to kmealy in Miter Station Finishing   
    FWIW, I don't use tack cloths.   Just a cloth dampened in water (for w/b) mineral spirits for oil-based
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    schnewj got a reaction from Cal in Just how wide is that?   
    Probably not! The idiot most likely took the angle of the stairs and set the rise and the run to fit the angle, he just divided the number of treads into the available distance to get the dimension.
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    schnewj got a reaction from Cal in Just how wide is that?   
    I was lucky to have some really good, experienced, contractor superintendents over my years of overseeing construction and maintenance activities. Knowing that our "design engineers" usually didn't have a clue, or care that the piping interfered with the electrical or the shut off valves were under a catwalk and unreachable, usually, found a safe and solid work-a-round/design change.
     
    Many times I had to go over the "engineer's" head a force them to sign off on the field change. Most were arrogant, "I can do no wrong", until their boss saw how really inept and uncooperative they really were. Without that field experience available we would have built/installed some really crappy things.
     
    I have more respect and trust for people with actual field experience then I do for most engineers with NO field experience.
     
    6  5/18" rise! Boy, I would love to have had a conversation with whoever signed off on those drawings.
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    schnewj got a reaction from Cal in Just how wide is that?   
    ...so, an inch and an eigth is 1 and four ticks?
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    schnewj got a reaction from Woodbutcherbynight in Just how wide is that?   
    I was lucky to have some really good, experienced, contractor superintendents over my years of overseeing construction and maintenance activities. Knowing that our "design engineers" usually didn't have a clue, or care that the piping interfered with the electrical or the shut off valves were under a catwalk and unreachable, usually, found a safe and solid work-a-round/design change.
     
    Many times I had to go over the "engineer's" head a force them to sign off on the field change. Most were arrogant, "I can do no wrong", until their boss saw how really inept and uncooperative they really were. Without that field experience available we would have built/installed some really crappy things.
     
    I have more respect and trust for people with actual field experience then I do for most engineers with NO field experience.
     
    6  5/18" rise! Boy, I would love to have had a conversation with whoever signed off on those drawings.
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    schnewj got a reaction from Cal in More pretties (concealment furniture, decor, and Murphy Bar)   
    @MaDeuce
     
    Doc, my dad used to tell me, that, we are most critical of ourselves. We know where all of the mistakes are, but most people don't ever notice. Like Stick, said, they are "accents and character". Those flaws are what sets handmade apart from assembly line made. Handmade are what your customers are buying...
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    schnewj got a reaction from FlGatorwood in More pretties (concealment furniture, decor, and Murphy Bar)   
    @MaDeuce
     
    Doc, my dad used to tell me, that, we are most critical of ourselves. We know where all of the mistakes are, but most people don't ever notice. Like Stick, said, they are "accents and character". Those flaws are what sets handmade apart from assembly line made. Handmade are what your customers are buying...
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    schnewj reacted to Gene Howe in Off Topic Posts   
    I'll try but, speaking of green airplanes...
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    schnewj reacted to Dadio in A legend passes: Dick Cole - Doolittle Raiders   
    RIP, Dick Cole, and thank you for all you have done. You have been a Hero and done this Nation a great service.
    Herb
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    schnewj reacted to Just Larry in A legend passes: Dick Cole - Doolittle Raiders   
    Dick Cole, last of the Doolittle Raiders, dies at 103

     
    https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2019/04/09/a-legend-passes-dick-cole-last-of-the-doolittle-raiders-dies-at-103/
    https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/04/08/last-surviving-doolittle-raider-honored-florida.html
     
    Larry
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    schnewj reacted to kmealy in New tool   
    Yes. just don't confuse "force" with "pressure"  (irritation of a former physics major)
     
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    schnewj reacted to Gene Howe in More pretties (concealment furniture, decor, and Murphy Bar)   
    Don't forget pants.
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    schnewj got a reaction from hatuffej in More pretties (concealment furniture, decor, and Murphy Bar)   
    @MaDeuce
     
    Doc, my dad used to tell me, that, we are most critical of ourselves. We know where all of the mistakes are, but most people don't ever notice. Like Stick, said, they are "accents and character". Those flaws are what sets handmade apart from assembly line made. Handmade are what your customers are buying...
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    schnewj got a reaction from Dadio in Just how wide is that?   
    Probably not! The idiot most likely took the angle of the stairs and set the rise and the run to fit the angle, he just divided the number of treads into the available distance to get the dimension.
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    schnewj got a reaction from Woodbutcherbynight in More pretties (concealment furniture, decor, and Murphy Bar)   
    @MaDeuce
     
    Doc, my dad used to tell me, that, we are most critical of ourselves. We know where all of the mistakes are, but most people don't ever notice. Like Stick, said, they are "accents and character". Those flaws are what sets handmade apart from assembly line made. Handmade are what your customers are buying...
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    schnewj reacted to Stick486 in More pretties (concealment furniture, decor, and Murphy Bar)   
    DOC!!!!
    they're not flaws... they are accents and character...
    stop being so OCD...
    get comfortable...
     you deserve it...
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    schnewj reacted to Dadio in Just how wide is that?   
    2 ticks if ea.tick is 1/16, and 4 ticks if ea. tick is 1/32, and 8 ticks if ea. tick is 1/64 ,But it is when I measure something I will just take the  number plus so many black marks and I don't care what the black marks are, kind of like mark and cut, like Gene does.
     
    I like math, but when an architect puts the rise of a set of stairs in as 6  5/18"  I go bonkers,and I have had that happen.
    Herb
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