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    Mike Heidrick

    Pole Barn 40X64X16

    Thread Starter: Mike Heidrick

    Signed a contract yesterday with S&L Builders out of Indiana for a 40X64X16 Pole Barn with a 10X24 porch. Build date August 18, 2014. Plan to install Pex for raidant floor heat. Concrete slab 5" thick. Also doing 1.5" closed cell foam under the pad. Built on Laminated posts in ground. Will...

    Last Post By: Jon Snider Yesterday, 9:40 AM Go to last post
    Matt Mattingley

    What is your preferred measurement scale?

    Thread Starter: Matt Mattingley

    I’m somewhat of an old gear head Imperial system . I’ve come to the point that I don’t even like writing down fractions anymore. I’d rather write down decimals of an inch (ie.12.656 than 12 21/32) If I’m calling it out, to be cut by a partner, I work to 1/16” Light, half, or heavy. This gets...

    Last Post By: Rob Luter Yesterday, 8:41 AM Go to last post
    Mike Manning

    Router recommendations

    Thread Starter: Mike Manning

    I think it's probably beyond time for me to get a router and I'm hoping to get some recommendations from those of you with lots of experience. I'm just a hobby woodworker. These are the tasks I need/want to do and I believe a router would make doing said tasks easier: Rounding edges Cutting...

    Last Post By: lowell holmes Yesterday, 11:40 PM Go to last post
    Randy Heinemann

    Scraper Questions

    Thread Starter: Randy Heinemann

    I started turning bowls a little over a year ago. Mostly I have turned smaller bowls (no larger than 6") but am beginning to turn larger bowls. My lathe will accommodate up to a 12" bowl. Concerning scrapers . . . 1. There are round and half-round scrapers. It seems to me that the round...

    Last Post By: Randy Heinemann Today, 12:11 AM Go to last post
    Kevin Womer

    Suggestions for laptop for son as a college freshman?

    Thread Starter: Kevin Womer

    We understand a laptop is a necessity these days in college. In my day, it was notebooks and tape recorders. He has used a school provided Chromebook in high school and it was constantly having issues which the school would address, but in college he will be on his own. Reliability would be the...

    Last Post By: Carlos Alvarez Yesterday, 3:12 PM Go to last post
    Mike Chance in Iowa

    Lifelong Habits

    Thread Starter: Mike Chance in Iowa

    My LOML and I were talking about lifelong habits we learned from our teachers (and not from family). What are some daily or regular habits you have held with you because you learned them from a teacher? Here are 2 of mine I would not be doing if not for my teachers. Freshman year: A...

    Last Post By: Carlos Alvarez Yesterday, 11:11 AM Go to last post