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    Garage vacuum and compressed air question

    Thanks for the input, that part I'd forgotten about chemical reactions. However, what I was thinking was just building the base frames and stopping 4 inches back from the wall so I could run the pipes behind the base. No wood on pipe contacts so I should be good. Also, thanks to all of you...
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    Garage vacuum and compressed air question

    Gene, I can do the Corvette, it's a hot wheel and I can almost guarantee that it doesn't have more than maybe 1 mile on it total <evil grin> :) Bob
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    Garage vacuum and compressed air question

    Dennis, my stupidity in my measurements. It's 8 "foot" high at that part and 7 foot high in most of the rest of it. However, the HVAC primary feed and return ducting is all over the craw;lspace so I only truly have about a 10x15 foot space that's free of ducting and butts up with the garage...
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    Garage vacuum and compressed air question

    Thank you Casey, some great wisdom and things I hadn't looked at in there I'll need to look into.
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    Garage vacuum and compressed air question

    Thank you all for the replies. I misspoke in that it would be a DC (say 2HP for my needs), not a shop-vac. The crawlspace is 8" high at that point (I'd use the crawlspace for a true shop, but I have so many HVAC ducts all over it it's just not possible). For the DC, I can't ever imagine...
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    Garage vacuum and compressed air question

    To all, Just an idea and some feedback would be helpful. I have a garage (2 car and very spacious), which butts up against a wall that leads to a concrete floor huge crawlspace. I'm going to put in some garage cabinets and was thinking about putting in compressed air and a vacuum system...
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    Dovetail Jig: Any opinions on the Porter Cable 4216 Super Jig?

    To all, Thanks for the information (and the offers), assessing the upgrade to a variable spacing jig given the feedback here. Chris, Jim, don't wait for me, but I may be reaching out to you if I decide not to jump to the variable spacing jigs. Just as an aside, any issues with using a Triton...
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    Dovetail Jig: Any opinions on the Porter Cable 4216 Super Jig?

    To all, planning on some shop cabinets and looking for a dovetail jig that is both reasonable and does a good job. Looking at this (amazon link, I can't find this jig on the Porter Cable site)...
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    Dumb question re: Tape measures in the shop

    To all, Thanks, all good advice and every little bit of knowledge helps. You all have helped me confirm my concerns and looks like it's time to go shopping for a good steel ruler :) Bob H <aka Durnik>
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    Dumb question re: Tape measures in the shop

    To all, Ok, complete beginner, newbie, idiot, etc. here. Question I have is the proper use of a tape measure. Example 1: Using the tape hooked over the end of a board to measure a set distance to mark and saw off. Example 2: Using the tape hook pressed against a wall corner then measuring...
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    First router - primary use in table

    Question: Will the Triton router accept PC bushings (or whatever is necessary) to use some of the common dovetail jigs (PC, Leigh, Etc.)? Bob H <aka Durnik>
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    First router - primary use in table

    To all, thanks for all the ideas and suggestions. With every one of them I'm doing web searches and reviews. This is fun :) Bob H <aka Durnik>
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    First router - primary use in table

    To all, Looking for advice on my first router. Primary use would be for a router table (raised panel doors in my future). Seems like the porter cable is the most often cited router (bushings, mounts, etc.), when router lifts, bushings, dovetail jigs, etc are mentioned. Probably will buy a...
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    Mounting upper cabinents via top and bottom recess

    To all, They're 1/2" plywood cabinets so I think I'd have the strength with the GRK screws with the washer head on them. Just a quick question, maybe because I'm 6'1", but I don't see how the screws on the bottom would be highly visible unless you're a very short person. Just a question My...
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    Mounting upper cabinents via top and bottom recess

    To all, Saw this on "This Old House", they mounted upper cabinets by screwing through the top and bottom recess (the 0.75 inch recess at the top and bottom of the cabinet). Just wanted to know if anyone has done this and whether it's a good idea? I assume if you pre-drill you won't split the...
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    Pocket Screw Strength/Excuse to buy new toys

    To all, thanks for all the comments and advice. Just some responses to the questions asked: 1) The crawlspace is actually ~7' tall at minimum. I just have flexible AC pipes running against the walls so I wanted to keep the shelves under them. 2) The crawlspace is dry as a bone and has a 4"...
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    Pocket Screw Strength/Excuse to buy new toys

    To all, I have a large concrete floor crawlspace that's in desperate need of some shelving to store items (holiday decorations, paint, etc, etc). I'm thinking of using 2x4s with pocket screws for structural connection and then simple 1/2 plywood shelves. So: Average height would be ~5 feet...
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    Lower Cabinet Construction: Integrated or separate toe kick platform?

    Rwe2156, Thanks for the heads up. I'll take a peek :)
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    Lower Cabinet Construction: Integrated or separate toe kick platform?

    Thanks all, That helped a lot (and Canuck, appreciated the pictures). More and more to learn every day :) Bob <aka Durnik>
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    Lower Cabinet Construction: Integrated or separate toe kick platform?

    To all, When constructing furniture/kitchen grade lower cabinets, do you prefer to use full side panels and cut out the recess for the toe kick (e.g. the side panels are a full 34.5" tall), or do you create a 4" frame you set and level on the floor and then attach the boxes to? Just wondering...

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