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  1. I've always just used the Pump Armor. I never...

    I've always just used the Pump Armor. I never looked at what's in it, but mine gets stored in a locked building. It's worked, and I've never been into my over 20 year old pump, so I stick with it. ...
  2. Thread: New Mig

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    Welding Once you have all your protective gear...

    Once you have all your protective gear comfortable, the most important thing about being able to lay a pretty weld is being able to see what you are doing. Field of view is not as important as a...
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    I take that as a compliment, but if you can read...

    I take that as a compliment, but if you can read a tape measure, you're more qualified than any help I've ever had. I hired people that no one else would. With you ten years younger than me, we'd...
  4. Thread: New Mig

    by Tom M King
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    Welding I'm really curious why this thread continues to...

    I'm really curious why this thread continues to draw about 50+ views a day.

    I'm loving the 255. I have never had to change the setting past whatever it selects for the thickness of metal, and...
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    These are the square gauges I like, and have used...

    These are the square gauges I like, and have used for close to 50 years. Starrett calls them stair gauges, because they are used for stair stringers too, but I also use them for rafter layout.

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    No need for calculations framing a roof with a...

    No need for calculations framing a roof with a framing square. Say the slope is a 9 in 12. Measure the run of that rafter, and step it off with gauges on the framing square on the 9 and 12 inch...
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    Andy, I had to look for the saw I was...

    Andy, I had to look for the saw I was remembering. It was a 6-1/2". I had a 77 year old carpenter, Mr. Randolph Pierce, working for me in 1977 that loved that saw. It was pretty light for its day,...
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    James, any time I've ever framed a hip roof on a...

    James, any time I've ever framed a hip roof on a building, we just change the 12 to 17 on the framing square. The three hundredths don't matter for framing.

    When I made that pyramid roof for a...
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    I have two of those Michael. One a Rockwell I...

    I have two of those Michael. One a Rockwell I bought new, and the other one a Porter Cable that was too good to pass up.

    Andy, are you talking about the old, all metal 5-1/2"?

    I've been...
  10. Gelcoat doesn't sound right to me, but it may be....

    Gelcoat doesn't sound right to me, but it may be. I don't believe an invisible repair can be made on that stuff. I can do an invisible gelcoat repair on a boat. I'd either edge it with something...
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    My favorite 7-1/4" ones are the mirror image...

    My favorite 7-1/4" ones are the mirror image Porter Cable 347 and 743. I use either depending on the application. Right blade, and left blade of the same version. They also made the same ones with...
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    I found this a great help in building a pyramid...

    I found this a great help in building a pyramid roof for a roof cupola:

    https://www.blocklayer.com/pyramid-calculator.aspx

    All four sides fit perfectly, first try.
  13. It's been a while since I looked at them. Does...

    It's been a while since I looked at them. Does that one have a built in gauge, or did you get one?

    I looked up the hopper, and found the finishing kit that includes the hopper, 3/16" hose, and a...
  14. Good choice! That one came with the good gun. ...

    Good choice! That one came with the good gun. That gun is Much easier to use than the four finger gun.
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    I don't know how many I have, but I'm sure it's...

    I don't know how many I have, but I'm sure it's more than one.
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    Looks interesting. I had never heard of it. ...

    Looks interesting. I had never heard of it. That kitchen on the bottom of the opening page looks exactly like something someone was asking about here a couple of weeks ago.

    Looks like it's all...
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    No lazy susan, but I do have planers on four...

    No lazy susan, but I do have planers on four swivel casters. If running a bunch of parts that need multiple passes, we just spin the planer around between passes. Since it pulls the piece through...
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    I've never left that much, but I've only been...

    I've never left that much, but I've only been doing that type of stuff for 48 years now, and never saw that much on 200 year old houses either. I can't imagine many places have more of a humidity...
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    When I was growing up, before there was such a...

    When I was growing up, before there was such a thing as a Weedeater, everyone used a Swing Blade, also called a Sling Blade. I heard it called a Sling Blade a lot more than Swing Blade.
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    That's a good idea if the cap iron is changed for...

    That's a good idea if the cap iron is changed for different things. I just didn't think like that because I have so many planes that I never change the way I have one set up. I couldn't even tell...
  21. Thread: Air drier

    by Tom M King
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    Depends on where you live, and how dry the air...

    Depends on where you live, and how dry the air is. I wouldn't want to spray anything here without one, solvent, gelcoat, or water borne. It eliminates concern about how your piping runs too. I...
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    I don't know what the 5-1/2 is to be used for,...

    I don't know what the 5-1/2 is to be used for, but I only have close chipbreakers on a couple of smoothing planes, and a no.7.
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    Type N will be plenty strong enough for that...

    Type N will be plenty strong enough for that wall. Even with mortar, it should be laid so that any stone would stay in place if no mortar was there. If that wall had been laid correctly to start...
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    I've built a number of new stone fireplaces in...

    I've built a number of new stone fireplaces in houses I've sold mainly because we have an abandoned Granite quarry on our land. Since working on old houses, the goal is to match existing work,...
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    That kind with fixed length pieces are more...

    That kind with fixed length pieces are more trouble than they look like they are. Look for a Speed Feed head. They make different versions for different sizes of string trimmers, and they come with...
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