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    I don't know about cast iron frying pans..I...

    I don't know about cast iron frying pans..I prefer to cook in mine, but throwing it? Maybe when it becomes a new Olympic sport!
    There are any number of posts about cleaning old tools on this and...
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    Jim, for those of us out of the job search age, I...

    Jim, for those of us out of the job search age, I have news for you. Everything your kids/grand-kids post on-line IS being tracked. And not just by our "benign' service providers.
    Our (I'm Canadian...
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    I was a general contractor and as I got older,...

    I was a general contractor and as I got older, went to just handyman work.
    I have a fein corded and have never been tempted to get the Milwaukee even though all my portable tools are Milwaukee. ...
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    If it were me. I would remove the old hard...

    If it were me.
    I would remove the old hard drive and buy them a new one, and let them format it as they see fit. Umbuntu or windows, their choice.
    That way, theres no undetected program to...
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    Joe, as far as the knob not locking, try speaking...

    Joe, as far as the knob not locking, try speaking to Lee Valley, They nave parts for squares and it fixed up my square greatly.
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    Welcome to the site. The reason you cannot get a...

    Welcome to the site.
    The reason you cannot get a new nut on the arbor is probably because the threads are Acme type (square at the top, not tapered).
    You have options: search using your favorite...
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    Lee, are you perhaps suggesting we do our joinery...

    Lee, are you perhaps suggesting we do our joinery sideways?
    I do everything backwards-does THAT count?
  8. SawStop over blade vacuum pickup not good enough

    I'm using a 2hp cyclone style dust collector (not enough height for the big ClearVue) and for the moment, a 4" hose plugged into my SawStop PCS collector.
    I got the over blade pickup for the...
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    Lee, it's neither. I'm a poster who prefers to...

    Lee, it's neither.
    I'm a poster who prefers to put a little humour into my uploads whenever possible.
    I will be growing into the saw, the wife will see to that with "honeydo" projects.
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    Purchase WAY above my skill level

    A non-profit I'm involved with has accessed my "expertise" in woodworking to set up their shop, and they've been on a buying spree getting increasingly better machinery to serve their needs.
    My...
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    I've also had a Synology NAS for many years, a 2...

    I've also had a Synology NAS for many years, a 2 bay with a pair of 4TB drives. It just plain works.
    The forum is incredibly supportive when you have a question, and I've found technical support...
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    There is only one thing about "Smart" TV sets...

    There is only one thing about "Smart" TV sets that put my teeth on edge - the voice control.
    I have a set in the bedroom, and with the ability (if not the need) to have an outside service listen to...
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    My information is that the "Old" General...

    My information is that the "Old" General International is gone - the name is now used by a Canadian company but the tools are not of the same quality.
    The same person told me that the actual...
  14. I started on my "forever" project. A few months...

    I started on my "forever" project.
    A few months ago I built my wife a box to hold the large roll of Plastic Wrap (ie: Saran) and she loved it so much she told the kids ...so now I've started...
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    Anuj, I live close enough (Children's Hospital...

    Anuj, I live close enough (Children's Hospital area) that if you want to have a "wetting down" get-together, we can enjoy a cold one together.
    Dust Collection; I got mine at Busy Bee, and splurged...
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    Lowell, we all need a break. Sounds like you're...

    Lowell, we all need a break. Sounds like you're taking one.
    I have a number of projects on the go but some days I hate to go into the shop - oh, wait, it's because it's a reorganizing job and a...
  17. I still have my 6 and 12 Swanson squares...

    I still have my 6 and 12 Swanson squares although I rarely use them anymore. Nowadays even when doing projects around the house like cabinet fixtures I use a 109 year old framing square. Much more...
  18. Ive installed hundreds of bifold doors and like...

    Ive installed hundreds of bifold doors and like so many, know they can be problematic.
    I wonder if the hardware could be quickly stripped and chemically treated to produce a black finish. It would...
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    But lack of space/need didn't stop you from...

    But lack of space/need didn't stop you from getting it.
    Looking forward to the restoration saga.
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    Ford family still has a huge say in the running...

    Ford family still has a huge say in the running of the company.
    Ford has abandoned markets where the profits were slim: fewer sedans and, and more F-150s. Much higher profits on the trucks.
    They...
  21. Thanks, Fred. While I await my decision on a...

    Thanks, Fred.
    While I await my decision on a new saw, the Rigid is sold but not yet moved to the new owners site.
    There is no point in tweaking this saw, but my new unit WILL have an over blade...
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    Thanks Julie; I may yet end up doing that. ...

    Thanks Julie; I may yet end up doing that.
    Still, not having a Canadian source for spares, plus if I DO someday get a sliding table etc., Im going to run into the same importation issues.
    And as...
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    I was seriously looking at a Harvey a few weeks...

    I was seriously looking at a Harvey a few weeks ago when I knew my old saw was going to another home.
    Unfortunately they have no local (Canadian) outlet, and the shipping, customs clearance and...
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    My understanding is that Ford has changed it's...

    My understanding is that Ford has changed it's focus: they no longer make cars to serve markets and are prepared to loose money. Instead, the "new" CEO convince the Ford family to forego breadth of...
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    We get it locally and if I remember, it's called...

    We get it locally and if I remember, it's called "Timber Kings".
    Interesting show.
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