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Jun
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Jun
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comment Wood suitable for routing
I don't believe they are 'veneered'. Please see my last comment on Ecnerwal's answer for more info. Unfortunately they are painted. I will scrape a small portion of the paint on the side of one of them off, and post a pic here in a day or two.
Jun
24
comment Wood suitable for routing
Hmmm.... Lots of points I hadn't considered/some I couldn't have without your knowledge. Assuming I am determined, don't mind sacrificing a bit of two, and use proper ventilation protection, many of your points seem to have a basis in wood identification. Apart from using the Wood Database from the Woodworking SE link provided, are there any more practical ways to find out if my doors are made out of wood that is relatively hard or has silica in it? Also, I assume inside doors would not be pressure treated?
Jun
24
comment Wood suitable for routing
Ecnerwal - I am familiar with the wood veneer skins you describe, as I recently got a door (free) from someone who seemingly didn't know the difference, and had already committed to taking before collection. By the difference in weight, and that the free one I can see the veneer and I cannot on the sliding doors, am pretty confident that it is solid wood, in the usual sense. I put my comment about the suitability for reshaping of manufactured wood in my question to try and convey I knew the difference. @HenryJackson - Sliding doors are quite possibly original, circa 1970.
Jun
24
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Jun
24
comment Solar power backup for router
+1 Great points, lateral thinking, and comment about car running being wasteful.
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comment Are solar panels cost-effective?
Okay.... Care to rephrase (just for me)? :)
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comment Are solar panels cost-effective?
Isn't this a favourable situation? Unless I am reading your answer wrong, aren't you saying that power becomes cheaper to produce faster than the money you get back from it, so the disparity in your favour continues to rise logarithmically?