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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: Jefferey Scott Today, 7:07 AM Go to last post
    Frederick Skelly

    How can Keith fund SMC in the future?

    Thread Starter: Frederick Skelly

    I'm doing this in the open to get opinions from Members and Contributors. Ad revenue is down due to ad blocking software and it takes money to operate this site. As I understand it, in a year or so, something will need to change to keep the site open, unless he sells to a big company. Please...

    Last Post By: Mike Kreinhop Today, 6:30 PM Go to last post
    Julie Moriarty

    Justifying A Major Tool Purchase

    Thread Starter: Julie Moriarty

    Doing my best to keep the "I WANT IT!" out of this debate, here's the facts: I've been able to deal with not having a power jointer and using a benchtop planer because the supplier back in Chicago did mill work and the wood in stock was planed. Since moving to Florida, that's changed. ...

    Last Post By: Julie Moriarty Today, 6:49 PM Go to last post
    Greg Parrish

    Combo jointer / planer question

    Thread Starter: Greg Parrish

    First question, would anyone regret going from a dewalt 13” with shelix head and 6” powermatic 54a with shelix head to a 12” combo unit with straight knives? Second question, How do the pack compare? What is the best machine for the price now? Looks like the jet units cost as much as the...

    Last Post By: Jeff Ranck Today, 6:00 PM Go to last post
    Terry Hatfield

    Long overdue updated shop tour...

    Thread Starter: Terry Hatfield

    I've not done a very good job of hanging out around these parts for a while. Trying to remedy that by being a little more present. Hopefully I can add a little to what you guys have going on here at SMC. Thought I'd post a little updated shop tour just for fun. I continue to rearrange and refine...

    Last Post By: Terry Hatfield Yesterday, 9:32 PM Go to last post
    Perry Hilbert Jr

    What current music survive the test of time?

    Thread Starter: Perry Hilbert Jr

    There are some pieces of music I feel are among the greatest of all time. Beethoven's Ode to Joy is near the top of the list for me. I was listening to it when my wife came out from work and she immediately switched it to some easy listening show with John Tesh. Hey, what I was listening to...

    Last Post By: Chris Padilla Today, 6:44 PM Go to last post