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    What John said. I mostly work with wood that...

    What John said.

    I mostly work with wood that has been in my shop for a while, so time is on my side. When I bring in wood that I want to use right away I use a moisture meter to avoid problems...
  2. a. the chip chute is blocked b. the filter is...

    a. the chip chute is blocked

    b. the filter is clogged

    c. you are taking deep cuts on something like pine that produces big fluffy shavings (see a)
  3. You can make matching templates with a router by...

    You can make matching templates with a router by accounting for the bit diameter and offsetting the cut as shown in Chistopher Giles' post. Here is a similar technique with sturdier bits.

    Make a...
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    "Welding or simply screwing a filler strip on the...

    "Welding or simply screwing a filler strip on the hinge side of the door, then remounting and relocating the hinges seems like it would work."

    I guess so, but I'd have to pad out the hinge on the...
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    minimax bandsaw hinge replacement

    The hinge setup on the MM16 requires that the doors pivot 180 degrees to put on a wide blade. Is there a readily available replacement that would locate the pivot point back on the frame to allow...
  6. I use the wood shrinkage calculator at Woodweb....

    I use the wood shrinkage calculator at Woodweb. Based on a swing of 5% mc and a 15" wide flatsawn sugar maple panel you can anticipate 1/4" change in width. If you assemble your doors in the dead of...
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    I recently paid $1400 for a 2006 Centauro built...

    I recently paid $1400 for a 2006 Centauro built MM16 that needed some work. The seller was looking for offers and I paid that much to keep it from getting away. First one I've seen come up around...
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    Vacuum is just so much more versatile. allowing...

    Vacuum is just so much more versatile. allowing for laminating curves with a single form, even with a bag outside the form, laying up very large surfaces using sheet plastic and dum-dum sealer at the...
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    Crescent 36" bandsaw

    Currently in service. 3hp single phase motor- I have the 5hp three phase motor that came with it. Manual cutoff switch, ball bearings, double belt drive, Wright guides, Carter wheels, 6" dust hookup,...
  10. I looked at your OWWM thread and it is clear that...

    I looked at your OWWM thread and it is clear that you are doing a meticulous job. The question seems to be a) will having the side castings out of square slightly affect the cutterhead installation...
  11. Epoxy does tend to wick into end grain, no...

    Epoxy does tend to wick into end grain, no getting around it unless you pre-seal the end grain. Pre-finishing the surfaces around the joint will keep any glue from adhering, and excess glue can be...
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    Michael Fortune's method requires that the blade...

    Michael Fortune's method requires that the blade centerline runs on the upper wheel centerline- all well and good when using the same blade width all the time. In his original FWW article he said...
  13. Don't glue solid wood panels into a frame- that...

    Don't glue solid wood panels into a frame- that defeats the whole purpose of the frame and panel technique.

    I often use 1/4" space balls in a 1/4" groove with a 3/16" gap between panel edge and...
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    The wear surfaces have a 1/4" thick layer of oak...

    The wear surfaces have a 1/4" thick layer of oak and a 1/16" roundover, so they should fare ok. The thin layer of endgrain on the endcaps is outside the baluster line and should see little wear.
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    Joe, it was a learning experience. I like to...

    Joe, it was a learning experience. I like to think I have good days and learning days but this one stretched over several weeks. It got dumped in my lap as a t&m project, I'm glad I didn't bid it.
    ...
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    Sneaking up on it

    When I do short production runs like these stair treads I generally try to do as little fitting as possible, relying on good stock prep and accurate machine settings to allow cutting multiple parts...
  17. Try to get contacts in your area from your...

    Try to get contacts in your area from your machines' vendors, associated forums or a job posting service like indeed.com or ziprecruiter.
  18. You might try the Job Opportunities and Services...

    You might try the Job Opportunities and Services forum at Woodweb or the Shopbot and Camheads forums.
  19. I had a (fortunately) minor cut on one finger...

    I had a (fortunately) minor cut on one finger from the jointer a couple of years ago that got my attention. Since then I almost always use push blocks like these...
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    Sure, belts and bearings are easily sourced. If...

    Sure, belts and bearings are easily sourced. If the saw you are looking at is in good shape and fully equipped it will probably never need any proprietary parts. Still, it's a potential concern.

    I...
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    We had an SC 3200 from the early 80's for a few...

    We had an SC 3200 from the early 80's for a few years back around 2005, bought it for $2000 to replace an SCMI SI12 that we sold for $2500. The Griggio was an improvement in that it was a full size...
  22. I don't understand the reasoning for veneering...

    I don't understand the reasoning for veneering the speaker boxes after assembly. Since you are working with the manufacturer, why not apply veneer to the box material then cut it out on the cnc with...
  23. As Richard said, run it full speed, but be...

    As Richard said, run it full speed, but be prepared to turn it down if you get burning.. Downcut is the way to go. If you are doing production keep spares on hand.

    Did you settle on a layup method?
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    How about burning it?...

    How about burning it? https://ellsworthstudios.com/black-pots-gallery
  25. The tapered cut suggests the outfeed table is...

    The tapered cut suggests the outfeed table is too high relative to the knife cutting circle. This is usually accompanied by a convex profile along the edge. The concave (dip) section usually is...
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