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  1. Double sided tape is a perfect idea which simplifies other parts of the project too. Does anyone have a favorite double sided tape? Ideally one I may find locally at HD or Lowes or similar?
  2. Thanks for all the suggestions... @Lew, you asked why I don't use CA. The primary reason is that I don't have any right now. The super fast cure would be an asset here and I was debating recently whether to buy some 3M77 or order FastCap's 2P10. I'm moving slowly on the flammable stuff though as I'm not working in an uninsulated garage which I heat with propane when working. Having never worked before in a shop with flame risk and developed appropriate mental patterns to keep me safe, I'm debating whether I even want the stuff in my shop before winter is over. It would be so easy to make a bad mistake. I'll probably try Weldbond as Stick suggested. I've never used it, the description looks solid, and HD stocks it. @Wichman3, is that 10 lbs or 10lbs per square inch? Unless the area is small, 10 lbs doesn't seem like much... which I suppose is good news for me.
  3. What glue would you use to attach plywood to the smooth surface of hardboard? My default glue is Titebond II... but I'm concerned that it may not adhere to the smooth surface of hardboard. I can rough up the hardboard surface first with 60 grit (in the narrow strip of it that I'm gluing to) but is there a better way? Additional context if needed... This is slightly more complex variant of a circular saw guide. The smooth surface of the hardboard is what the saw base will run along. A 3" wide plywood strip will serve as a fence. I can screw it from beneath after the glue is firmly set, but constructions details preclude access to do that at the time of gluing.
  4. Having not yet made a decision on whether to burn $16 on a Chinese cyclone (see original post in this thread), I keep seeing better and better deals. The latest one is down to $8.82, and I figure if I wait a little longer they'll be paying me to take it.
  5. What I really want is a 3D printer and the challenge of creating a cyclone that way . But alas, building a 3D printer will wait for the completion of simpler devices. And I definitely want to build vs. buy. That's too much fun to miss.
  6. In rebuilding my shop after move, I intended to build a Thien baffle for my Rigid shopvac. Part of it is the function (preserve the good VF6000 filter I put in the vac, and also slightly easier to empty/swap buckets that empty the vac)... but part of it is the intangible joy of the build and pushing the limits of it's effectiveness. Then I stumbled into this cyclone for $16. I don't know how effective it is, and I'm never thrilled about ordering from China... but at that price it's very hard to justify building my own Thien baffle until all my other shop wannabuilds are done. Has anyone tried this, or other clone cyclones? All opinions welcome.
  7. I joined because of a kind invitation from Stick. Thank you... I'm new here, though not to woodworking. I have a few years experience, scattered over as many decades. My last few years experience is blissfully spoiled by access to the amazing Dallas Makerspace. In recently moving from Dallas to colder places, I sold almost everything, and I'm now rebuilding my shop from scratch. I consider this an adventure and opportunity to explore a new approach. My current plan, though constantly evolving, is to operate as long as possible without replacing my table saw and miter saw, instead using a DIY tracksaw/circular saw with an MFT style cutting table. I don't think I'll install crown molding that way, but I'll see how far I can ride this. Portability is a major consideration for all my solutions as I will move again. Finding dust collection and winter heating solutions for an uninsulated garage shop is part of the adventure. My children's increasing interest in learning... and creating their own dreams is wonderful in ways beyond words. And my wife is so happy about the bed I built us before the move that someday soon I'll finish the trim and put a finish on it. This solitary joy of creating isn't so solitary after all. “Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” ― Emily Dickinson
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