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    Same issue with me: Lasik in 2008, need reading...

    Same issue with me: Lasik in 2008, need reading glasses. Try Warby Parker. They are my "beater" frames: All plastic and sturdy but still somewhat stylish. I have a straight-correction pair for...
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    I've sold a number of stroke sanders over the...

    I've sold a number of stroke sanders over the years (interestingly, to stainless steel sink fabricators rather than ww'ers). Always thought of them as a "rough" sander, needing more work after. If...
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    I would go for 24T, full kerf. If that doesn't do...

    I would go for 24T, full kerf. If that doesn't do it, motor power is the issue. Or just live with a real slow feed rate. Good luck.

    Erik
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    Well, I keep terrariums and planted aquariums,...

    Well, I keep terrariums and planted aquariums, which are probably the same thing. LED's are the way to go. You can buy very specific LED grow panels or bulbs, which have a red/blue output but I just...
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    Yup, yup, yup! ^^^^ It's like a night and day...

    Yup, yup, yup! ^^^^

    It's like a night and day difference with wax and +1 for the Gripper.

    Erik
  6. This is funny. My trusty Dremel tool (10 years...

    This is funny. My trusty Dremel tool (10 years old) died literally right in the middle of a project over the weekend. So, I run over to HD and buy a replacement. Open it up from the plastic clamshell...
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    Love the Gripper! You could DIY something but it...

    Love the Gripper! You could DIY something but it wouldn't work as well.

    Erik
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    These guys anywhere near you? ...

    These guys anywhere near you?

    http://www.rexlumber.com/

    Erik
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    I have two pairs of Keens. One is sort of an...

    I have two pairs of Keens. One is sort of an urban casual hiker and the other is a pair of insulated leather boots. The urban hikers, I just wear around when I'm visiting customers. Stiff but...
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    I've used everything from combat boots to...

    I've used everything from combat boots to trail-running sneakers to muckers. For me, the magic is in the insole. Sole or Superfeet brand, to be specific. I have high arches and while my feet seem to...
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    Medite Tricoya?

    Medite Tricoya?
  12. Always thought that was pretty normal? Never...

    Always thought that was pretty normal? Never "not" had them.

    Erik
  13. Can't remember the model # but I have the one...

    Can't remember the model # but I have the one with the METAL chuck (either 18V or 20V) and it's been awesome for me.

    Erik
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    Lots of customers with the Portamate bases for...

    Lots of customers with the Portamate bases for our jointer/planers. HTC could be another option.

    Erik
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    I had always heard it referred to as cold scraped...

    I had always heard it referred to as cold scraped but yes, that's the finish. A lot of the earlier Italian machines have it as well. Agazzani bandsaws, for example.

    Erik
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    This ^^^ Bandsaw blades are pretty much a...

    This ^^^ Bandsaw blades are pretty much a consumable. I would buy several more. If you break another one, then let's start talking about technique, proper blade selection, and feed rate.

    Erik
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    Reviving this thread. Some interesting Euro...

    Reviving this thread. Some interesting Euro machines from a recent trip. First, this Lobo bandsaw. If it didnít have the badging, I would swear it was Italian. In fact, Meber if I had to guess. Yet,...
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    Back in my MM days, we had a customer who put one...

    Back in my MM days, we had a customer who put one of our bandsaws in some outside environment, like maybe under a covered porch. Never personally saw it but he apparently cemented the base into...
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    Unfortunately, I couldn't find any. Erik

    Unfortunately, I couldn't find any.

    Erik
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    From a customerís shop I just visited earlier...

    From a customerís shop I just visited earlier today. Not shilling for our own stuff but ďifĒ you need a lifting table and the krazy horse wonít do it for you, I canít see how anyone could DIY or fab...
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    LOL. I volunteer at the local wildflower preserve...

    LOL. I volunteer at the local wildflower preserve and there are a couple of Bow Darks on the property. We get volunteers who haven't spent much time outdoors and it's our little game to try and make...
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    I wasted several years at college before finally...

    I wasted several years at college before finally dropping out and getting involved in a more hands-on type job, which led me to where I am today. Looking back, I regret not going that path sooner. My...
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    Was just in a customer's shop who does lots of...

    Was just in a customer's shop who does lots of jobsite work and he got rid of the Festool for a Mafell.

    Erik
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    ^^^^ Booze, mostly. We actually did pick up a...

    ^^^^ Booze, mostly.

    We actually did pick up a bunch of local turnings and small sculptures when we honeymooned in Costa Rica. From what I could see, all from salvaged lumber. Rosewood and some...
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    Agreed^^^ I've had conversations with...

    Agreed^^^

    I've had conversations with well-respected blade manufacturers about having the arbors on customers' existing sawblades re-bored to 30mm and almost invariably, they don't want to touch...
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