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    Not be a wet blanket, but moving a bird feeder...

    Not be a wet blanket, but moving a bird feeder out into the open so that squirrels can't get to it from nearby trees, is making a buffet of songbirds for any raptors.;)
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    I have a mid 80's vintage Echo 660EVN. It's...

    I have a mid 80's vintage Echo 660EVN. It's stored horizontal and upright on a shelf in the garage. I've owned it since 1988 and it's never really leaked anything that I can recall.
    I also use the...
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    No need to justify a good doweling jig. I've...

    No need to justify a good doweling jig.
    I've repaired many turn of the century doors through the years, and after each one, I look at doweling jigs. I never bought one, but should have 20 years...
  4. I think you've made a good decision. It seems...

    I think you've made a good decision.
    It seems like some folks with walnut slabs, thinks they're sitting on a winning lottery ticket.
    The walnut I have was purchased from a guy that wanted...
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    For a person working alone, in a home shop,...

    For a person working alone, in a home shop, either method will work. It's hard for a person working alone to glueup, align, clamp, caul, an edge joint only by themself. It only gets harder as the...
  6. Do you have a use for it? or a project in mind? ...

    Do you have a use for it? or a project in mind?
    For perspective I have a little over 600 bd/ft of straight, clear grained, air dried, walnut slabs. 18"-20" wide, 8/4, 8' and 11' long. It's been...
  7. Low profile aluminum floor jack. Great value!...

    Low profile aluminum floor jack. Great value!
    Vacuum brake bleeder, another good value.
    Pneumatic die grinder.
    Pneumatic 3/8" drive ratchet.- Good for running bolts and nuts in and out, but not...
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    I had the Performax, 16-32, version of that...

    I had the Performax, 16-32, version of that sander and loved it, but that clip was kind of a pain.
    I moved onto a 27" dual drum sander, by the now defunct Steel City, and the difference is night...
  9. Oops!! That's embarassing.:o

    Oops!! That's embarassing.:o
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    My wife gets ours from an internet store. the...

    My wife gets ours from an internet store. the guy's actual B&M store is in Tennessee.
  11. Calvin Your experience with consumer...

    Calvin
    Your experience with consumer electronics is not uncommon. Try buying the control board for an LG Refrigerator 13 years after purchase. I remember the last time I fixed my ASKO dryer, the...
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    I've spent my entire working life calibrating the...

    I've spent my entire working life calibrating the systems and components that keep a nuclear reactor safe during normal operation, and in accident scenarios. Prior to that I worked on Nuclear...
  13. I never got a break from work. I'm working 12...

    I never got a break from work. I'm working 12 hour days, 6 days a week. Prior to that we were working a rotating 12 hour shift, 24/6, to minimize the amount of folks onsite at any given time. ( I'm...
  14. The FDA has a ton of info on the subject. It...

    The FDA has a ton of info on the subject.
    It will make your head spin researching all of the regulations that apply to a cutting board in a restaurant. You would be stunned at how many categories...
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    You're better off with the concrete. Like...

    You're better off with the concrete.
    Like others, we once had a wooden vanity. Now they're all granite. The kitchen was Formica, and it is now granite also. Formica gets pretty "used looking" after...
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    Joe It really depends on how much flow you...

    Joe

    It really depends on how much flow you need.
    I have two air compressors from Rolair. I have the small portable JC10, 2.4cfm at 90psi, which you could set on the floor next to the kitchen...
  17. How are you setting your saw up for the angles?...

    How are you setting your saw up for the angles? Did it used to work doing this type of cut?
    Are you using the built in protractor, or an angle gauge?
    I have always found the OEM protractor, with...
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    You have a plasma cutter at home!!! I gotta...

    You have a plasma cutter at home!!!
    I gotta visit you someday.
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    Reggie It all depends on how nuts you want to...

    Reggie

    It all depends on how nuts you want to drive yourself.
    Unless you believe that you'll be spraying finishes, painting cars, or supplying instrument air for the pneumatic requirements of DCS...
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    Does the saw still work? Is it just the plastic...

    Does the saw still work? Is it just the plastic shroud that cracked and broke?
    Me personally I'd get an inexpensive plastic welding kit and weld the plastic back together, if possible,or use as is. ...
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    Jim I use the model with the valve because the...

    Jim

    I use the model with the valve because the model without tends to cause my glasses to fog up more.
    I have also had very good success with the RZ masks, but I expect that they may no be any...
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    They should fit closely, but sometimes that is...

    They should fit closely, but sometimes that is not attainable. Through bolting is a good idea, but be prepared to shim to fit the base.
    I have no experience with that Grizzly base, but have tried...
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    Andrew No, you're not missing anything. ...

    Andrew

    No, you're not missing anything.
    Every year, since 1984, I have had to take annual courses and exams to wear a "respirator", including the 3M, N95, "dust mask" you refer to. I also have...
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    Larry If you stick with wood working, or have...

    Larry
    If you stick with wood working, or have been doing it for awhile, but are now getting more serious, the jointer is one of the "foundation machines" that should be in a wood working shop.
    ...
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    To build a standard Langstroth hive body doesn't...

    To build a standard Langstroth hive body doesn't really involve all that much. The internal dimension is rather critical though. Your frames require "Bee space" between them and the hive body walls. ...
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