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2618 days ago

Size of Belt Sander - 6 replies

I’ve been toying with the idea of getting a hand-held belt sander, especially with a kitchen remodel coming up. I’ve looked at several sizes, between the 3” and 4” wide. But the other one that I’ve been looking at closely is the 2 1/2” x 14” from Porter-Cable. Seems like this one would be a little easier...

2630 days ago

wood/plywood structural ability - 9 replies

Is there any source that give how much you can free span say 3/4” plywood without is bowing under common loads? Or if you add a solid facing that is 3/4” x 1-1/4” vertical, how much could have improve the bowing resistance? Looking for a good source so as I go through designing custom cabinets, bookcases, shelving, etc., I have...

2639 days ago

Cleaning shipping materials off new tools - 18 replies

Just received the new mortising chisels that Karson put me on to (thanks again for the tip). I saw that they have what looks like a finish sprayed or dipped on them, will that come off after first use, or does it need to be removed, and if so, with what? That leads me to a bigger question, what does everyone else use to clean off the lubricants/...


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