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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...
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    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...
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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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    By "favorites" do you mean bookmarks? In...

    By "favorites" do you mean bookmarks?

    In Firefox select Bookmarks, Show All Bookmarks, Import and Backup, Export Bookmarks to HTML. Save that HTML file somewhere (or email it to yourself), load...
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    Latest batch of peacocks hatching

    This is the first hatchling of the 10 peafowl eggs I put in the incubator on May 1, a couple of hours out of the shell.

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    A second one has hatched a little while ago and most of the rest...
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    Thanks. I have no problem finding and following...

    Thanks. I have no problem finding and following the messages. I was thinking about others who might not now be following this "I'm in the game" thread about deciding and buying but would be...
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    You have great neighbors! Keep the pictures...

    You have great neighbors!

    Keep the pictures coming. When you get the mill up and running you might start a separate thread so the messages and new pictures aren't buried deep in the thread. ...
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    Has anyone ever taken one apart? If the...

    Has anyone ever taken one apart? If the microphone is accessible it might be easy to wire in an enable/disable switch.
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    Sonny, I don't have experience with either of...

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    I don't have experience with either of those or know the cost. However, I've had the manual Woodmizer LT15 for well over 10 years now and I'm extremely happy with it. I mill for...
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    You might also find an old TV with analog inputs...

    You might also find an old TV with analog inputs at a charity thrift store for almost nothing. A quick Craigslist search showed some in this area for $10.
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    Ad click campaign

    ...Maybe SMC should have a "click on ads" day. Encourage members to click on the various ads and leave the ad window open for a minute or two. Maybe the "click throughs" would encourage the...
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