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    As long as you direct the air flow downward a...

    As long as you direct the air flow downward a bit...say, a 45 angle toward the ground...the noise will not be passing "direct" toward anyone or anything. Direct sound is much noisier than indirect...
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    I've had things come loose despite checking that...

    I've had things come loose despite checking that they were "cranked down" more than once before cutting..."stuff happens". And that's why it's rare I ever step out of my shop when my machine is...
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    I guess the best solution is to choose tooling...

    I guess the best solution is to choose tooling that's as close to what you desire proportionally and match your splines to the recess you can cut. It's actually easier to size the spline material to...
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    I generally like Michelin, too...but not all of...

    I generally like Michelin, too...but not all of their tire models are "worthy", which is consistent with every other manufacturer, too. The Defender LTX is exceptional, IMHO, for Mid-size and larger...
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    Thanks. Cross your crossables. :)

    Thanks. Cross your crossables. :)
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    Derek, I use Excel to "do the math" behind the...

    Derek, I use Excel to "do the math" behind the curtain to determine material costs and figure labor time expectations, but I don't show that detail to my customer.

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    Stebe and Ron, the...
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    Yes, they are doing that. There is the normal 6%...

    Yes, they are doing that. There is the normal 6% for brokers plus a 2.4% service fee plus any necessary repairs determined by their comprehensive inspection. But it can be a very good deal so you can...
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    A lot of the precision work has moved to CNC and...

    A lot of the precision work has moved to CNC and you don't need or necessarily want tooling that's the exact size of a recess you are cutting in the material...two passes with a smaller tool to get...
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    Rick, I hear you on the box recycling...both our...

    Rick, I hear you on the box recycling...both our very large bins are currently filled due to storm related delays in pickup and we have a whole bunch more waiting to go out when we finally get a...
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    The only thing that the customer needs to be in...

    The only thing that the customer needs to be in charge of is paying you and specifying what the look needs to be (speaks to finishing) and the functionality (speaks to the use). All of the...
  11. Julie, it really depends upon your local home...

    Julie, it really depends upon your local home center store and what they get in and how they store it. Mine doesn't have any sheet stock that I would normally consider for woodworking projects and...
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    Jack, that is sage advice for sure.

    Jack, that is sage advice for sure.
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    I use QuickBooks for my business and it produces...

    I use QuickBooks for my business and it produces professional looking estimates/quotes natively. I use clear descriptions and include any special provisions in the free form notes fields as well as...
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    Julie, keep in mind that the SuperCell is...

    Julie, keep in mind that the SuperCell is designed to be able to support higher static pressure so it's more versatile....it can be used successfully with smaller tools that have smaller ports. That...
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    The largest convention is to make ceilings white...

    The largest convention is to make ceilings white because of how it distributes light. There's no rule that says you cannot do something different, but it's not the norm. I'm betting that in some...
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    It's best to just use straight text editing with...

    It's best to just use straight text editing with a default font. But as Lee mentioned, you'll likely need to edit the formatting once you copy/paste into SMC. Please avoid small font size, too. It's...
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    I've seen tires degrade from dry-rot, etc., but...

    I've seen tires degrade from dry-rot, etc., but it was mostly on trailer tires. It's pretty much a "rule" that one replaces them on horse trailers every five years, regardless of how they physically...
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    I would most likely use a hybrid approach for...

    I would most likely use a hybrid approach for cost control. I already use the Nordfab type quick connects for some of my drops (CNC, router table, drum sander) as they are all overhead and that makes...
  19. I stand corrected and you are right...my bad!

    I stand corrected and you are right...my bad!
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    Yes, the Defender LTX were not noisy at all....

    Yes, the Defender LTX were not noisy at all. Neither are the BFG Advantage A/T Sport's I'm running currently on my Ascent. Some tires tend to get noisier as they wear...something to look for in any...
  21. The 'borg is a term that a "yuge" number of use...

    The 'borg is a term that a "yuge" number of use have referred to the big box home centers...Home Depot, Lowes, etc. The backward reference is to an alien hive mind that dates back to the original...
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    That makes sense, Julie. All my snap-lock is 26...

    That makes sense, Julie. All my snap-lock is 26 gage "stove pipe", whether sourced from Oneida or from the 'borg. (they do actually carry it here) In a future shop, I'd do spiral,
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    Anne, it's very much a fact that geography plays...

    Anne, it's very much a fact that geography plays a roll in the real estate game. If we were free to move, I believe we could come up with some very interesting opportunities. But Professor Dr. SWMBO...
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    I would be supportive of a defined area for...

    I would be supportive of a defined area for business practice discussion. I would hope, however, that discussion of woodworking techniques, tools, etc., would still be posted in the relevant existing...
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    Yes, there have been various combos, Lee. I...

    Yes, there have been various combos, Lee. I actually think my black one and red one came in the same package as a "two-fur".

    I actually like having at least two because invariably, one of them is...
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