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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: Mike Heidrick Yesterday, 9:24 PM 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: Dave Sheldrake Today, 8:13 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: Brian Holcombe Today, 1:05 PM Go to last post
    Wade Lippman

    Car battery question...

    Thread Starter: Wade Lippman

    Wife has a 4.5 year old Mazda CX9 on the first battery. Wednesday night she left the dome light on for 20 hours. Next day it wouldn't start. Dome light was still bright though. I put a charger on it. It showed 12.2v. I charged it for 3 hours at 15a, and 1 hour tapering down to 2a, and it...

    Last Post By: Bob Glenn Today, 10:50 AM Go to last post
    Stew Hagerty

    Veritas Shooting Plane Tolerance

    Thread Starter: Stew Hagerty

    Hey all... It's been quite a while since I posted. The last year or so hasn't been great. Anyway, that has absolutely nothing to do with this post. A couple years ago out in Iowa at Handworks I so a thing of beauty. It was the plastic prototype for a Veritas Shooting Plane. Now the Stanley...

    Last Post By: Dennis Peterson Today, 3:28 PM Go to last post
    Greg Parrish

    Sharpening for chisels and planes

    Thread Starter: Greg Parrish

    With my new Lie-Nielson planes showing up and a handful of their chisels on the way, Iíve been reading about sharpening stones till Iím dizzy. I have a tormek with jigs but think I probably need flat stones for the best edge. Are the Shapton glass stones best? Something like this setup? ...

    Last Post By: Stewie Simpson Today, 6:43 AM Go to last post