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  1. Skidsteer: wheeled vs tracked?

    I am amazed at how much the one I have will lift, how quick it can move and spread gravel and such, and how good it is at leveling ground for construction.

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    What are your...
  2. Wheeled vs tracked?

    I am amazed at how much the one I have will lift, how quick it can move and spread gravel and such, and how good it is at leveling ground for construction.

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    What are your...
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    Walking in a city in Italy a friend told me of...

    Walking in a city in Italy a friend told me of the hazard with silent electric bikes. He said sometimes (mostly) older women drive them on pedestrian sidewalks and run into people who can't hear...
  4. My tractor uses the same quick attach system as...

    My tractor uses the same quick attach system as the skidsteer. I can use the same forks on either machine as needed. The forks are my second most used front end attachment besides the buckets. I...
  5. The diamond compound on it is very fine. I have...

    The diamond compound on it is very fine. I have others that are a bit coarser.
    https://www.amazon.com/DMT-DCSFH-Diamond-Small-Handle/dp/B00004WFT1
    Here are other types: ...
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    There is such a huge variance on wood appearance...

    There is such a huge variance on wood appearance that when posting a photo of a board you will typically get a variety of answers of what it looks like. ALL of them will be wrong except for one, if...
  7. There are a number of useful hones. I have a...

    There are a number of useful hones. I have a teardrop and flat hones but for the inside of flutes of various sizes I prefer this tapered one which provides a variety of diameters.

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    JKJ
  8. buying an excavator

    Unlike someone who has a specific short job to get done, such as putting in a foundation or digging up a few stumps, I have a lot of general use for dirt equipment here on the farm. I do no work for...
  9. Depends on what I'm doing. When operating...

    Depends on what I'm doing. When operating bandsaw, drum sander, disk/belt sander, that make fine dust I always run the DC. Lathe, it depends. My planer is portable so I just carry it outside. ...
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    Poll: Inside the wire nuts is a conical coiled spring. ...

    Inside the wire nuts is a conical coiled spring. Twisting clockwise (viewed from the end), the same as tightening a screw or bolt, is necessary to tighten the grip of the spring on the wires. ...
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    Or wire it up for 120v, plug it into the intended...

    Or wire it up for 120v, plug it into the intended outlet, and turn it on. Measure the voltage drop with a good quality meter with a load on the motor.
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    I bought one years ago from Woodcraft but I have...

    I bought one years ago from Woodcraft but I have no experience with any other.

    A google search with kevlar carving glove gave me a bunch of hits including some comparison pages that might be...
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    I almost always do the brake work myself. I have...

    I almost always do the brake work myself. I have never used anything called anti-squeal on truck or other vehicle brakes, drum or disk., front or rear. I've never had brakes squeal.

    I feel left...
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    Poll: I keep some wire nuts that are HUGE. No problem...

    I keep some wire nuts that are HUGE. No problem with 5 wires, but it is easier with fewer. The wire nuts are compact compared to the multi-tap connectors and have excellent insulation. I've...
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    Poll: I always twist wires before using the wire nut. ...

    I always twist wires before using the wire nut. I twist two 14ga and thinner by hand; 12ga and more than two conductors I twist with pliers.
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    If you have a long run on the circuit, running at...

    If you have a long run on the circuit, running at 240 can be more efficient than running on 120 since the motor will draw more current and have more voltage drop with 120v. With a short run, the...
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    I've tapped threads in a lot of wood. Some wood...

    I've tapped threads in a lot of wood. Some wood chips easily and holds poorly, especially with small threads, especially in end grain. I like to drill, apply some thin CA glue to soak into the...
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    I use a clamp-on amp meter. If not familiar,...

    I use a clamp-on amp meter. If not familiar, these are actually "clamp around" meters. I clamp around the individual conductors at the breaker. Don't clamp around a cable (such as Romex) with...
  19. I got the Arno sharpener today. What they call...

    I got the Arno sharpener today. What they call the v-shaped carbide insert is quite sharp. I tried it out on pocket knife extremely dulled with farm use. It put a surprisingly good edge on the...
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    I've never tilted the table on a bandsaw. Those...

    I've never tilted the table on a bandsaw. Those times I need an angled cut on the bandsaw (or the drill press) I just rig up an angled plywood table.

    I haven't tried running it without the hose...
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    Curious. Do you mean how big can/should a...

    Curious. Do you mean how big can/should a typical shop be or specifically how big Jim's shop can/should be?
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    Paul, My primary saw is an 18" Rikon. I use...

    Paul,

    My primary saw is an 18" Rikon. I use a 6" drop from a 5hp ClearVue cyclone, split into three 4" lines.

    I collect dust at three points:

    First is at the built-in port in the...
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    I have always used bleach water. A water...

    I have always used bleach water. A water solution works better than straight bleach. I sometimes use about 50% but I've read that 1 cup per gallon of water is sufficient. I either put in a spray...
  24. That's not so much a "stand" as an installation! ...

    That's not so much a "stand" as an installation! Very nice. Lots of room for storage and such, I suspect.

    JKJ
  25. Hey, if you move and decide to not take them all...

    Hey, if you move and decide to not take them all let me know, I might be interested. It would be a bit of a drive but, hey, I could finally visit! (With appropriate precautions, of course!)
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