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  1. Overkill, but I would look around and try to find...

    Overkill, but I would look around and try to find something like this:

    https://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/tls/d/groton-kellogg-american-commercial-air/7017684411.html

    Once you drop to the...
  2. Some good food for thought here. As a...

    Some good food for thought here. As a recommendation, I lean towards the used Shapeoko approach to get started (or something like it). lt should come close to fitting your budget, will allow you to...
  3. Mine takes more than I thought it would. A...

    Mine takes more than I thought it would.

    A quick google I see some posts suggesting 50 to 75psi and 7 CFM. This seems realistic from my experience. You would want to account for line losses.
  4. I have had a variety of compressors, they can...

    I have had a variety of compressors, they can have considerable differences in noise.

    Stay away from some of the big box designs that have relatively high rotating speeds.

    Commercial designs...
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    Buy a winch. Some stout planks. The combo will...

    Buy a winch. Some stout planks. The combo will drag a lot of stuff into the back of a PU

    I have a static phase converter I used on a 10hp 3ph belt sander for years. The purists dont like them,...
  6. I have done a couple now, and have another one I...

    I have done a couple now, and have another one I want to do. In addition to replacing bearings, blow out dirt/dust from between the laminations and windings (especially behind the winding wires). ...
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    Try a test sample, but I think you can get these...

    Try a test sample, but I think you can get these to match pretty nicely. MUCH better than the oak/birch combo.
  8. I will chime in here, because these type of...

    I will chime in here, because these type of answers are really only a collection of personal opinions. 1) Personal and 2) opinions. You will have to figure out our own path, but it is great to hear...
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    I have an uncle that built his house this way. ...

    I have an uncle that built his house this way. It is entirely possible and sensible. Takes some time. (again, the biggest hurdle is inspections but that might not be a big hurdle for you)

    On...
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    Never thought of making this myself. I do have a...

    Never thought of making this myself. I do have a LV router plane and use it. But on more than one occasion I wanted to use it to a stopped dado where the front of the tool prevented me due to...
  11. Wirth Machine (Horizontal router, Mulitrouter) - $800 - Boston

    I will post this again. It just sits in storage for me and I have multiple other machines I use so this isnt getting used.

    It occurred to me that with a CNC (which I have), I could pretty much...
  12. Thread: Waterlox?

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    This is an interesting question, what amount of...

    This is an interesting question, what amount of waterlox fumes would be required for combustion? Has anybody done any real calculations? (I did a quick search and other than lots of references on...
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    But I am not sure about the ability of an oil...

    But I am not sure about the ability of an oil finish to 'peel' - that would imply a film buildup. If the film (like polyurethane) was put on top of an uncured oil then that could be problematic, but...
  14. I have tried a couple different blast medias and...

    I have tried a couple different blast medias and everything I have tried was a fail. Chemical stripper, then hand scraping is all I know. Picks, small scrapers, edges of tools, wire toothbrush, any...
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    Can you describe the failure mode? It sounds...

    Can you describe the failure mode?

    It sounds like you are making thin strips via scarf joint, which then get laminated while bending around a radius. When you say it is unsuccessful, in what way?...
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    I tend to not like planning or working off plans....

    I tend to not like planning or working off plans. A sketch....

    And did a set of 6 chairs a while back. I like everything about them ... but... they are just slightly off in a couple dimensions...
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    Here is what the glued on strips look like. This...

    Here is what the glued on strips look like. This is in a home office environment, they have stayed on without issue for many years now. If you look closely you can see some filled holes on the...
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    Are the Festool vac hoses grounded?

    Are the Festool vac hoses grounded?
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    I have done something like this for my office,...

    I have done something like this for my office, will snap some pictures when I get home. Some thoughts:

    Birch looks quite nice as a building material. Personally, would pick this over oak anyway...
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    I have one I painted with a graphite paint, dont...

    I have one I painted with a graphite paint, dont remember the exact name but it is slick and doesnt wear off quite as quickly as a spray. PAM cooking spray, auto spray wax, etc... are all viable...
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    I had a 12" (Bridgewood?) on casters for a few...

    I had a 12" (Bridgewood?) on casters for a few years. I think it was well over 1000 lbs. Bolted the casters directly to the frame of the machine. Buy good casters that will not flatten due to the...
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    I agree 100%. For the first time in my life I...

    I agree 100%. For the first time in my life I have a dedicated shop that doesnt need to be shared with Automobiles, lawnmowers, etc. A blessing and I am happy to make it work.
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    Lets see. My shop is 20x24. 480 sq ft. It is...

    Lets see. My shop is 20x24. 480 sq ft. It is big enough.

    I have a combo machine (tablesaw, jointer, planer, shaper, mortiser)
    edge sander
    drill press
    widebelt sander
    lathe/mill combo...
  24. My DRO's are different brands, including some of...

    My DRO's are different brands, including some of these as well as some chinese made ones. From my experience they are all similar in accuracy. One feature to consider when deciding is the...
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    Sounds like you are on track to resolving this, I...

    Sounds like you are on track to resolving this, I am not a bearing expert so will learn with you on type.

    But a consideration when troubleshooting for next time: I find that when bearings are...
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