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    I have an original Stickley table and the top is...

    I have an original Stickley table and the top is less than 1".

    Are you sure that it's mahogany? You state that it is more dense than oak, but the hardness of mahogany on the Janka scale is only...
  2. I have spray foam in several buildings - both...

    I have spray foam in several buildings - both open as well as closed cell. When I had my attic sprayed the summer electric bill dropped by over $50 per month.

    A decade or so back I did a total...
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    What size are you looking for and what power do...

    What size are you looking for and what power do you have available?

    My 15hp 17" x 60 South Bend Turn-nado requires 240 3 phase. My older 9" was single phase.
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    Love the use of wide material. Very elegant...

    Love the use of wide material. Very elegant design too.
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    Smith's Sawmill Service in Polkton, NC (formerly...

    Smith's Sawmill Service in Polkton, NC (formerly Precision Saw Service) has successfully resharpend Trimaster's for my resaw in the past. You can find them on Google.
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    There are multiple species of powderpost beetles....

    There are multiple species of powderpost beetles. The lyctid PPB can survive in lumber dried below 12% and can live in dry lumber for up to 7 years before boring out and laying their eggs.

    The...
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    The number one rule when working with wide slabs...

    The number one rule when working with wide slabs is to finish all sides of the slab with the same finish, and same thickness (ie number of coats). You want the same degree of moisture resistance on...
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    Here is how I do them. Wide glue up's (42" -...

    Here is how I do them.

    Wide glue up's (42" - 52") start off as planks <25". We run these through a jointer planer to get them 95% surfaced. Then we glue them up, and send the glue up piece...
  9. I haven't seen anybody mention the method that I...

    I haven't seen anybody mention the method that I use, so I'll share it.

    First off, I prefer a 2 or 3 piece glue up for straight legs. I'll select straight grained (QS or RS) boards for the outer...
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    I have heard older local electricians refer to...

    I have heard older local electricians refer to single phase 240 as "split phase". Has anybody else run into this?
  11. I'll jump on the hydraulic hose bandwagon too,...

    I'll jump on the hydraulic hose bandwagon too, but with a caveat. Buy the hose and have the appropriate ends crimped onto it. Commercial auto parts store and industrial houses can make it for you....
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    General Metalworking 8/32 is pretty small. If you're tapping 1" deep...

    8/32 is pretty small. If you're tapping 1" deep there is a strong likelihood that you'll break a tap.

    The spiral pointed gun taps recommended by Tom are probably your best bet.
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    I've found that a impact wrench (cordless or air)...

    I've found that a impact wrench (cordless or air) is the easiest way to remove the elements. Usually they will corrode in place and trying to remove by hand may cause the hex to strip. The blows...
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    In my wood and machine shop I routinely use all...

    In my wood and machine shop I routinely use all of the indicators, bases and gauges that have been posted by others thus far in this thread.

    The one used the most frequently for moulder and shaper...
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    Laguna Resaw King's are the best resaw bands that...

    Laguna Resaw King's are the best resaw bands that I've used. My second choice is Lennox Trimaster's, but they have a slightly thicker kerf.
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    ^^^^ This

    ^^^^ This
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    Lots of great advice from others in this thread. ...

    Lots of great advice from others in this thread. In my instance, currently 4 tractors from 22 - 65hp, plus skid steers, backhoe, zero turn, etc. The 30hp and 65 hp tractors have FEL's, the 22 and...
  18. Dave, you may be over-thinking this. I have...

    Dave, you may be over-thinking this.

    I have ten generators here on the farm, ranging in size from a 2KW diesel up to 225KW. Most of the house backup has been done by 12KW diesels (although I used...
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    The best advice that I can give you is to join...

    The best advice that I can give you is to join the Forestry Forum. It is pretty much the best online forum for small and medium sized sawmill and kiln operators, and there is a wealth of knowledge...
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    We use pop-up canopies all the time in the shop...

    We use pop-up canopies all the time in the shop to make a temporary spray booth. They work well.
  21. I own a 6 head moulder and we make a lot of T&G....

    I own a 6 head moulder and we make a lot of T&G. Typically we will pre-size the moulder blanks by using either a 2 blade edger or a straight line rip saw before running through the moulder.

    473756...
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    I have a Grizzly G1276 1725 rpm belt/disc sander...

    I have a Grizzly G1276 1725 rpm belt/disc sander in the wood shop, and their G1183 3450 rpm version in my metal shop. Both have been good sanders, but the belt tracking is a little more finicky on...
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    I price based upon an estimated time to dry. ...

    I price based upon an estimated time to dry. This correlates to species, thickness and initial moisture content.

    4/4 oak is around 4-5 weeks from green. Air dried oak is 5 - 7 days to finish...
  24. My 16" 30hp Grizzly horizontal resaw does not...

    My 16" 30hp Grizzly horizontal resaw does not have tires. Adjust the blades so that the gullet is in front of the wheels and you'll be fine.
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    I've been operating kilns for 18 years and have...

    I've been operating kilns for 18 years and have toured the iDry factory. A few comments.

    First, the iDry system is a low vacuum kiln. It has enough atmosphere present to use convective heat for...
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