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  1. Barron

    Hanger bolt chicken/egg question

    I would screw it into the leg first. If the fit is at all tight in the leg it will be easier that way, and you don’t risk stripping the threaded insert.
  2. If it’s the one I think it is, it’s a twin. Fine Woodworking did a queen version a few years ago.
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    Gorilla Glue

    Gorilla glue is good for outdoors, it’s very heat resistant so I’ve used it for storage boxes in the back of an SUV where heat can be extreme. You can cut down on the mess by using less-less glue and less water. I know some marquetry experts like to use it as well. It can be used as a finish as well.
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    Cutting Styrofoam on a Bandsaw

    Handsaw is the way to go, but it will still make a mess-expect the sawdust to cling to your hands and clothes. A shop vac will get it off when you are done. Enjoy the new saw.
  5. Croakies or something similar. Two advantages, keeps the glasses attached and you can let them hang when you don’t need them, but the glasses aren’t sitting around in a pile of sawdust. Glad you are OK.
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    chess board top cracking

    I also think 1/4 is too thick. 1/8” or maybe 3/16” at the most. Commercial veneers are much thinner. If I was making my own veneer. I would start with 1/8” and then sand a fair amount. If it makes you comfortable, go ahead and add a similar layer on the bottom, but with 3/4” plywood I don’t think it’s needed. I would finish both sides, but really the movement causing the most problem for you is the 1/4” veneer layer. Good luck.
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    Avoiding "puddles" of dyed epoxy

    Tape is the best suggestion, but I have found sanding with a ROS at 120 grit works better than scraping. Sand the whole slab, not just the repair to avoid divots. If you already have the divot, you need to scrape/sand amuch larger area to taper out the depression so it isn’t visable.
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    Considering DiaSharp Diamond Stones

    Windex works well, too.
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    domino cutter shrunk?!

    If the bit worked before, meaning you could insert the dominos, and you have not tried to sharpen the bit, then I think the dominos are the problem. I’ve had some that were hard to insert, and I had to sand the domino-usually the edges. It also helps to bevel the ends a little to get them started. A metal bit won’t shrink or expand on its own.
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    Saw mills

    Asheville Hardware has interesting slabs, and Bee Tree in Swannanoa, NC had good supplies of maple, walnut and cherry. Both are close to I40.
  11. Nice project. They never disappear, but probably absolutely no one but you will ever notice them. I like the end grain idea, but frankly the face grain plugs never bothered me.
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    Attaching top and bottom

    Don’t worry about the dimensions, I assumed your rails would be between the stiles, so no end grain would show. With 7/8” stock I don’t think there will be a huge amount of movement, but if you just glue the first third of the sliding dovetails there shouldn’t be a problem.
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    Attaching top and bottom

    I’m still not sure you have much to worry about. If I understand you, the side panels will be made of two 11/4” rails (2 1/2”) connected to 9 1/2 “ rails. The panels are glass. There is no reason the grain on the top and bottom rails can’t go in the same direction, and they can be in the same direction as the top and bottom. If you are worried about the small cross grain sections where the stiles meet the top and bottom, just use your joinery in the rail section and let the ends float.
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    Attaching top and bottom

    Not sure where the concern is. If the case is constructed with the side, top and bottom all with the same grain orientation, the back will be no problem. If the door stiles and rails are thin, as you say, movement won’t be an issue either. The smaller and thinner pieces are, the less movement matters.
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    How could i flatten my table top?

    A fore plane is usually considered between a jack and a jointer plane, a no. 6 in the old Stanley system. If the cup isn’t to bad, a jack plane (no 5) will do the job, followed by sanding. Have a straight edge handy and check your work frequently. It won’t take long. Good luck.