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  1. Spent money on good dust collection Buy...

    Spent money on good dust collection

    Buy combination machines sooner

    Regards, Rod.
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    Yes, it's heated and bent all the time. I...

    Yes, it's heated and bent all the time.

    I would never use it inside a building, it sags between hangers, looks like yuk to me...............Rod.
  3. I tried it once, it was pretty funny. After...

    I tried it once, it was pretty funny.

    After that I used a hand plane.............Regards, Rod.
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    Edward, that's only true if the insulation is...

    Edward, that's only true if the insulation is rated for use in wet areas.

    For example where I live T90 is not allowed in wet locations..............Rod.
  5. Agreed, I have a saw with a cast iron top, an...

    Agreed, I have a saw with a cast iron top, an aluminum sliding table, and a steel extension table.

    Material optimization for performance requirements and cost............Rod.
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    Hi Jeff, 14/3 flexible cord has a current rating...

    Hi Jeff, 14/3 flexible cord has a current rating of 18 amperes, far in excess of the 8 amperes full load of your saw.

    That's what I would use as an extension cord, or to replace the original cord...
  7. I always give used machinery a thourough...

    I always give used machinery a thourough inspection, including ground resistance and insulation resistance testing.

    As others have said, you find a lot of issues with older equipment.........Rod.
  8. Make yourself a storage cabinet like Timothy...

    Make yourself a storage cabinet like Timothy Wilmot made for his tooling......A quick google search will turn up the video....Rod
  9. Itís a mistake on the drawing. Itís possible...

    Itís a mistake on the drawing.

    Itís possible that 2 switch contacts are in parallel, however the drawing is wrong for that as well....Regards, Rod.
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    Hi Bob, blowing the dust off just moves it around...

    Hi Bob, blowing the dust off just moves it around the shop, and into your lungs.

    Use a HEPA vacuum to clean the shop......Regards, Rod
  11. Thread: Sawdust

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    Yes, there is no point wasting valuable landfill...

    Yes, there is no point wasting valuable landfill space with organic materials.

    The sawdust can be composted and used for gardening or animal bedding and then composted.

    If you live where yard...
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    415834415835 Here's a B3 heading up the...

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    Here's a B3 heading up the exterior stairs, through a standard doorway then onto a landing, turning 90 degrees and going down the basement stairs.

    My shop cat Ellington and I did...
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    Hi Pat, I find having a spacer helps with the...

    Hi Pat, I find having a spacer helps with the clamp.

    Setup your clamp so it clamps a piece properly, then with the clamp in the unclamped state, make a piece of wood that slips between the clamp...
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    Shop time savers 1) good drawings, 2)...

    Shop time savers

    1) good drawings,

    2) jointer nd planer

    3) shaper

    Regards, Rod.
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    Like Paul, aside from lighting my shop has 2...

    Like Paul, aside from lighting my shop has 2 circuits, one for the cyclone, one for everything else as I can only run one machine at a time.......Regards, Rod.
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    You could argue that Jason, however the inspector...

    You could argue that Jason, however the inspector won't agree with you..........Rod.
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    Dan, determining duct size has nothing to do with...

    Dan, determining duct size has nothing to do with HP, it has to do with the system performance curve, and the layout of your shop and what your machines require.

    As for HVAC duct, it is meant to...
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    Good for you Roger, I did the same thing a decade...

    Good for you Roger, I did the same thing a decade ago.

    Since I design my own furniture going metric was really easy, who would know if a leg was 2" or 50mm wide?

    Not having to deal with...
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    Hi Jeff, well I was walking through the park when...

    Hi Jeff, well I was walking through the park when I saw this small dog being attacked by a grizzly bear so I dove in to help. It was an epic fight, you should see what the bear looks like...
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    Good rule Lisa, although due to having a very...

    Good rule Lisa, although due to having a very small shop, sometimes I break it. I never however use it for storage or leave stuff on it when it's in use.

    Here's a shot of my $10K finishing...
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    Hi, I have the 125 Festool, works great as a...

    Hi, I have the 125 Festool, works great as a finish sander.............Regards, Rod.
  22. Hi, that's the sander I use for going from planed...

    Hi, that's the sander I use for going from planed material to finish.

    It has great dust collection, it's comfortable to use and light in weight.

    My hand also doesn't go numb when using it,...
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    This week I'm working from home, here's a photo...

    This week I'm working from home, here's a photo of my home office.

    No shop time for me this week though, note the crutch in the photo:)

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    At that point Ted, what is needed is the...

    At that point Ted, what is needed is the fabrication of a push block.

    Use said push block to push all that crap into the dustbin, problem solved.:D..............Rod.
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    Mike, I was going to be a smartass and say that I...

    Mike, I was going to be a smartass and say that I find that dimensional lumber makes great firewood, just doesn't make anything straight.

    Then I realized it makes far worse firewood than the...
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