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    The commercial units from Nyle can sterilize...

    The commercial units from Nyle can sterilize lumber. A well insulated chamber is important too.
  2. My 25" Oliver jointer / planer uses torx head...

    My 25" Oliver jointer / planer uses torx head screws on the inserts. There is no way that I would want to replace them with flat head screws! For starters, the torx head will allow much greater...
  3. Thread: New Shop

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    Very good advice above. One thing that I did...

    Very good advice above.

    One thing that I did when I built my shop was to run 3" conduits under the slab - running from 6" rectangular raceways located under the load centers, under the slab and...
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    I cant help but be a pessimist when it comes to...

    I cant help but be a pessimist when it comes to any type of new mining activity in the USA. Seems to me that if the Gov regulatory agencies don't do whatever they can to stop it, the NGO...
  5. Very sage advice from Tom. I second it. ...

    Very sage advice from Tom. I second it.

    Mitsubishi makes some of the best mini-splits. Daiken is also pretty good.
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    When Laguna moved their blade manufacturing and...

    When Laguna moved their blade manufacturing and sharpening operations from CA to SC, they had a lot of problems with the new staff getting up to speed. Perhaps your band was old stock that was made...
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    The trees may have shake in them, which will make...

    The trees may have shake in them, which will make the lumber about useless. You wonít know about movement until you mill and dry. They may spring back a little but maintain somewhat of the same...
  8. I run into this problem a lot when we do...

    I run into this problem a lot when we do production runs with southern yellow pine through our Oliver jointer/planer and our moulder. Here is my approach.

    1 - soften up the sap with either Free...
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    Welding When I'm welding, I usually wear a full leather...

    When I'm welding, I usually wear a full leather jacket that is designed for welding use. For me, it's not just the spatter it's also the UV.

    It is similar to this one:
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    About ten years back we milled up a cypress log...

    About ten years back we milled up a cypress log that had over 1000 growth rings in it. It was around 35" diameter and came from a section of the tree that was around 60' above the ground.

    The...
  11. I have successfully used epoxy based "rot fix"...

    I have successfully used epoxy based "rot fix" products to harden heavily spalted wood. The products that I've used includes RTG Wood Rot Repair Epoxy and Total Boat Penetrating Epoxy. I think that...
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    ISO320 is the same viscosity as SAE 90 wt gear...

    ISO320 is the same viscosity as SAE 90 wt gear oil.
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    So, in other words the POL connector devolved...

    So, in other words the POL connector devolved into a POS connector? (Grin)
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    Your best option is to talk with local tree...

    Your best option is to talk with local tree service / removal companies.

    The problem with buying from a log concentration yard is that they deal with long logs. Versus a tree service company that...
  15. In a production environment, we frequently have...

    In a production environment, we frequently have to treat the jointer/planer beds multiple times a day. I used to use Bostick products, but a couple of years ago switched to DuPont Waxed based chain...
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    I do it all the time here on the farm (as long as...

    I do it all the time here on the farm (as long as the fuel mix is not so old that it smells varnished up). Typically Iíll only do it with a full tank of fuel though in order to achieve maximum...
  17. I haven't had a problem with flying bands from my...

    I haven't had a problem with flying bands from my shop bandsaws, but the sawmill is a different story. Band tension is much higher (1,400 psi on a 2" hydraulic piston); I've seen bands shoot out of...
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    I use twist-lock's for the ceiling mounted...

    I use twist-lock's for the ceiling mounted receptacles, and standard 6 series for all of the wall receptacles. It's worked well for a long time.

    Ceiling receptacles have 18' extension cords...
  19. Thanks all for the kind words! Frederick, the...

    Thanks all for the kind words!

    Frederick, the table tops are 31Ē above the floor. And yes they are stable enough to sit on (Iíve done so).

    Sometimes you have a vision but things donít turn out...
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    A number of years back we did a large milling, drying and millwork job for a local church that was building a YMCA adjacent to their sanctuary. They shipped in several log trucks of southern yellow...
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    Re Laguna Resaw King bands, I've used them and...

    Re Laguna Resaw King bands, I've used them and their resharpening services for years. Around 3 years back they relocated their resharpening operations from California to South Carolina. ...
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    The vacuum process results in a significant...

    The vacuum process results in a significant cooling effect due to the water evaporation. This impedes moisture transfer in the lumber.
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    I actually bought one of Steve Wall's used 25"...

    I actually bought one of Steve Wall's used 25" Oliver double surfacers in 2009. I still use that machine today; it's been a real workhorse. Steve replaced it with the exact same model.

    Below...
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    Vacuum kilns can provide extremely high quality...

    Vacuum kilns can provide extremely high quality drying, but like with all kilns the skill of the operator plays a role.

    They can be broadly divided into two different categories - deep vacuum and...
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    Nicely done Tom.

    Nicely done Tom.
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