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  1. Blocking it could affect the balance of the...

    Blocking it could affect the balance of the system. At the very least you need to double or triple filter it. You may want to talk with the folks you use to service your HVAC system to get their...
  2. Howard, I threw together a quick and dirty...

    Howard, I threw together a quick and dirty crosscut sled yesterday as I needed it for a project I've been working on...all scrap material and it worked just fine. I put a replaceable face on the...
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    It's a fast and efficient way of extracting...

    It's a fast and efficient way of extracting moisture out of wood, especially thicker stock. It uses a combination of heat and vacuum to do what it does. Dry times are substantially shorter for the...
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    That sounds helpful, Chuck. Do keep in mind that...

    That sounds helpful, Chuck. Do keep in mind that signal strength from the extender access point to your computer may not represent the available throughput via the extender. It only tells you that...
  5. I had a good experience buying from them,...

    I had a good experience buying from them, Phillip. Good point about choosing a wheel material that is less prone to flatting for your specific application.
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    It would be doubtful that any tow truck would...

    It would be doubtful that any tow truck would have a higher capacity 120v or 240v power source to charge an EV, at least at this point and it would be expensive to hold a truck in one place long...
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    For what you describe, closed cell is going to be...

    For what you describe, closed cell is going to be the better choice because it's impervious to water/vapor. Open cell is "just insulation" and does not provide a water/vapor barrier.

    I do not know...
  8. Castercity is where I got the wheels for my CNC...

    Castercity is where I got the wheels for my CNC machine for transport and repositioning. They are 5" wheels with 3/4x10 threading and can carry a lot of weight. You really want to go with larger...
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    From a special log comes a very special table....

    From a special log comes a very special table. Bravo!
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    I ended up doing my recent move myself, using my...

    I ended up doing my recent move myself, using my utility trailer, ramps and a winch. Local rigger wanted $4K "for the day" and other resources like you mention were not interested. The machinery took...
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    I see no reason why you cannot lightly sand them...

    I see no reason why you cannot lightly sand them to freshen them up. Use the finest abrasive you can that does the job.
  12. I tend to buy nitrile gloves from places like...

    I tend to buy nitrile gloves from places like Harbor Freight. For heavy dye/stain work, I opt for the much thicker 9 mil gloves because as you note the thinner products tend to either tear or bleed...
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    Supercell is a very nice product if you have a...

    Supercell is a very nice product if you have a shop size and tool assortment that it is optimal for.
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    I believe the current SCM/Minimax bandsaws are...

    I believe the current SCM/Minimax bandsaws are made by ACM now. As to "need"...beauty is in the eye of the beholder and a big machine offers more opportunity over time without rebuying if funds are...
  15. Relevant thread for me. Because I"m back to a...

    Relevant thread for me. Because I"m back to a cabinet saw in my temporary shop, I need to do the sled dance, myself, for safe cutting of smaller components, etc. It's on my list and I appreciate this...
  16. Yes for the closet, inside or out. Yes, to a...

    Yes for the closet, inside or out. Yes, to a non-direct return air path being available should you need to bring air back inside the shop as you note. Yes to insulating the closet walls, but no to...
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    I think your two top choices are both worthy, so...

    I think your two top choices are both worthy, so the decision comes down to money, availability and any small, unique feature that puts one over the other "for you".
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    I agree with Kevin's suggestion...talk to owners....

    I agree with Kevin's suggestion...talk to owners. I can't point at resources for other vendors, but on Camheads which is the Camaster community, there's an actual map that shows owners' locations and...
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    John, consider a higher end mini-split that works...

    John, consider a higher end mini-split that works down below 0F instead of resistance heat or gas. VERY economical to run and you get AC, too.

    I'm not surprised at the flooring cost experience...
  20. Thread: SketchUp

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    Most subscription models provide for local...

    Most subscription models provide for local install (Microsoft 365, Adobe Creative Cloud, etc) and you run them just as you would have used perpetual licenses in the past. This provides the best...
  21. "Maybe". It really comes down to carefully...

    "Maybe". It really comes down to carefully selecting your material. In addition to the nature of trees not always being the same color inside, with walnut, how it was processed during drying will...
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    Yes...break up the thick board to use it to best...

    Yes...break up the thick board to use it to best advantage. "Find" your components in your material...plan them out. One other thing: sometimes the best use of a board isn't something parallel to the...
  23. Thread: Mdf

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    I agree with Mark...useful material for sure, but...

    I agree with Mark...useful material for sure, but absolutely are different quality products out there.

    I've taken a shine to the "exterior" versions for utility use having benefited from using...
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    I read an article about that while back...some...

    I read an article about that while back...some fine engineering going on there and great use of a natural, renewable (with good conservation) mataerial.
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    Clearly, you have found one of those elusive...

    Clearly, you have found one of those elusive niches where design, art and function gell in a beautiful way! Even if you don't sell a "million" of them, you'll know that anyone who does pony up is...
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