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  1. You are talking about the rail and stile connections or the panel boards to the rails? What kind of joinery did you make for the panel boards to the stiles?
  2. No, no need for the Lexel with the Domino. I will let others chime in as to whether the Domino is a good choice due to expansion and if so, the placement.
  3. I retract my suggested dimensions for the rails and stiles, due to the weight, I think your 6/4 would be more appropriate. 1/2” for the center panel, either boards or the ply would also probably be better. As @Barronsuggested.
  4. The Lexel was suggested by a long time well respected ex-member here and I have used it successfully several times since. I apply a small amount to the tenons of the vertical center boards or into the grooves of the rails. As it is semi-flexible, it allows for movement. If you use tongue and groove on the edges of the center panel boards, if there is movement, you won’t see a gap between the boards. If you have a Domino, you could use it on the center panel boards in lieu of the mortise and tenons but I wouldn’t use it to joint the rails to the stiles if you have the 500.
  5. I’m a tad confused. What is the correlation/orientation of the display case and the sitting bench? Just in the same room? As an aside, I have made very few items that I did not keep and utilize or give to friends and family. As much work and ingenuity as you have put into these two pieces, I bet it was hard to see them out the door?
  6. I think in this case, the diagonal braces are just for looks and can be as the door does not hinge from the side. I would build it from 7/4 or slightly less than 8/4 for the 3 rails and two stiles. Run a full length 1/2” groove on the inside of the top and bottom rails and both sides of the center rail. Use a 3/4” or 1” haunch tenon to connect the stiles to the upper and lower rails And a regular, same size tenon for the ends of the center rail. Using 3/4” boards for the center panels, run vertically, with tongue and groove sides to allow for expansion. Rabbet both sides of the ends of these boards to form a tenon that will fit into the 1/2” grooves in the rails. Allow these center boards to float in the grooves, secured with a Lexel clear non-hardening silicon type agent, to allow for expansion and to prevent any rattling.
  7. If it’s more of a leak than my air cylinder can overcome, I will just enjoy a cigar while waiting for AAA to get to me.
  8. Another sign of a good woodwerker (in honor of), you adjusted nicely!
  9. Not only do I see a bunch of happy puppies but also a nest egg $$! That swing and the ramp is cool!
  10. Are all plug kits the same? I haven’t used one in years when I had one on all of my service trucks. Each truck had a CO2 cylinder and a nitrogen cylinder and could pressurize the tire after plugging. My main reason for carrying the CO2 cylinder is to get me down the road to a service center. Forgot all about plugging a tire.
  11. I remember at one time you being the “ tension test pilot of bs blades”.
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    The pic nor the word checks do not do these pieces justice. They are more like canyons. If I could find enough epoxy in Houston, it would more than quadruple my investment. I used my jig saw today to start separating the few keepers from the fire wood.