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  1. Excellent! Isn't it great to be the first...

    Excellent! Isn't it great to be the first person to see what's inside that log?!

    I use cant hooks with 5' handles for turning but never tried a peavy. I've wondered what the point of the point...
  2. Have you tried Northern Tool? They usually...

    Have you tried Northern Tool? They usually carry a variety.

    I haven't tried that reel but have a couple of other reels, one enclosed and one open. I don't care for enclosed reel - since I can't...
  3. Do you know anyone with a bandsaw mill like a...

    Do you know anyone with a bandsaw mill like a WoodMizer? Making a straight cut on one side of a a slab is a common operation. I typically stand and clamp a number of rough-edged boards/slabs on...
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    I've built thousands of square feet of decks for...

    I've built thousands of square feet of decks for myself and friends with pressure treated SYP. It's the standard for decks around here.

    Most is sopping wet when bought and you can either sticker...
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    I have a different philosophy. I'm a hobbyist...

    I have a different philosophy. I'm a hobbyist and retired on fixed income. If I can't buy quality tools I do without and save up until I can.

    Sure there are many anecdotes of people who used...
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    Amazon apparently offers a variety. I searched...

    Amazon apparently offers a variety. I searched for cross dowel nuts 3/8" but maybe 10mm diameter would work for you.

    If I needed just a few I'd probably make some from aluminum or steel 3/8" rod....
  7. When reading the ClearVue and other forums, the...

    When reading the ClearVue and other forums, the consensus seemed to be relatively little noise was coming from the intake and cone but a lot of of noise was coming from the exhaust. Some people...
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    As usual, someone programed a calculator for this...

    As usual, someone programed a calculator for this and put it on a web page: https://keisan.casio.com/exec/system/1223429573

    Another way to figure your pad size is do draw the triangle on a big...
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    No, but if I found a few extra $1000 bills in my...

    No, but if I found a few extra $1000 bills in my wallet I might consider getting a camel. And some more for another one to keep it company. Oh, and another $10K to build a camel barn. And then...
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    I've had a Milwaukee Portaband for maybe 20 years...

    I've had a Milwaukee Portaband for maybe 20 years and I agree, it's a great tool! I have 20' lengths of steel in a shed and when I need some shorter pieces it's the saw I reach for. In the shop...
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    I have a couple of friends that have animal...

    I have a couple of friends that have animal knowledge who watch things. When we are in Europe for a couple of weeks or on a family trip one young fellow (a 17 year old sheep farmer!) comes twice a...
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    That's easy to do! My dogs are strays or...

    That's easy to do! My dogs are strays or rescues and some of my llamas are too. I help out with the South East Llama Rescue organization for abandoned and abused animals and often keep some here...
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    Do you have a laser? Maybe do some tests. You...

    Do you have a laser? Maybe do some tests. You might keep in mind that within any species there can be considerable variation.
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    I have had them for fun - I love to watch them...

    I have had them for fun - I love to watch them and show them to kids and other farm visitors. Mine are all Indian Blues.

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    I don't know the extent of the market, but so far I've had no...
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    John, My own CNC experience is small so I...

    John,

    My own CNC experience is small so I don't know how well this would apply, but the information at Joe Woodworker might be useful. He is primarily focused on veneering with a vacuum press but...
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    Sometimes changing some of the keywords helps. ...

    Sometimes changing some of the keywords helps. I tried laser cut thin hardwood and saw threads related to hardwood laser engraving.

    In addition to the built-in advanced search, you can try a...
  17. Rats, now you'll have to make something! :) ...

    Rats, now you'll have to make something! :)

    After seeing some pictures here, I bought this book: Making Mechanical Marvels in Wood https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1626548862 Precision there...
  18. Thread: Pecan

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    I've sawn it before (hickory, basically the same)...

    I've sawn it before (hickory, basically the same) and don't remember any problems. I air dry same as oak and other species. I don't remember any significant problems but I do anchorseal the ends...
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    Good point! Fortunately, the plastic separates...

    Good point! Fortunately, the plastic separates nicely by hand after I dump the bin in the woods and spread it out thin with a rake.
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    Mike, My suggestion, contrary to my nature, is...

    Mike,

    My suggestion, contrary to my nature, is to hire out the job to professionals!

    I just had my shop exterior painted by some very good painters recommended by a builder/contractor friend. ...
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    Usually the eggs don't make it to hatching (28...

    Usually the eggs don't make it to hatching (28 days in the bush), the reason I bought incubators. If a hen gets broody I'll let her sit on eggs in a nesting box in the peacock house. There is one...
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    I can't believe how quick the wing feathers grow....

    I can't believe how quick the wing feathers grow. The chicks are hatched with the feather shaft intact but only what looks like a tiny hair on the end. Just for fun I've been tracking the growth...
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    Yikes. Let's see, what to use: impact driver or...

    Yikes. Let's see, what to use: impact driver or hand wrench, impact driver or ....

    The Woodmizer came on a single pallet with the head assembled, requiring only to bolt together the bed...
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    Don't know if you caught what I wrote before, but...

    Don't know if you caught what I wrote before, but when turning plastics the long strings that otherwise wrapped around the spindles were tamed with a dust collector nozzle just behind the lathe - it...
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    Me too, really hated it! From the early '90s on...

    Me too, really hated it! From the early '90s on I used relatively high-end multi-processor computers for my animation/graphics work and had to upgrade fairly often for processor speed reasons. ...
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