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    I have one slightly newer, that was given to me. ...

    I have one slightly newer, that was given to me. I upgraded it with every upgrade possible, including putting a new 1-1/2hp Baldor motor on it. It does okay, for a flexible, cast iron framed 14"...
  2. Sounds like it's a lot tougher stuff than what we...

    Sounds like it's a lot tougher stuff than what we deal with here, or maybe just the difference in the type of Oak.
  3. Thread: Bent nails?

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    I use end cutting nippers, and a thin putty knife...

    I use end cutting nippers, and a thin putty knife for a backer, and pull them through. You have to be careful not to squeeze the nippers hard enough to cut the nail in two. Don't try to pull a lot...
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    You should be able to rent a good airless...

    You should be able to rent a good airless sprayer. Buy your own tip to use in it, after you find out what's available. The tips wear out sometimes in less than 50 gallons of paint, and they don't...
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    I found this picture of the oldest known pencil....

    I found this picture of the oldest known pencil. I think it's supposed to be from the 1600's. If you Google "pencil history", and there is much information available. One of Napolean's officers...
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    All that synthetic roof wrap is very similar. It's a major improvement over tar paper in ease of handling on a roof, and very grippy for feet, but it's not cheap.
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    I was just looking at a video of that one last...

    I was just looking at a video of that one last night. I had never heard of that brand before you mentioned it. Nice toy!!! I know you'll have fun with it.
  8. I asked some guys I know who paint cars all the...

    I asked some guys I know who paint cars all the time. They say they don't, and don't know anyone else who uses it around here.
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    Welcome, and good find!! If that part is...

    Welcome, and good find!! If that part is missing, and you want to make one, do a google search for... flat tool bit lathe cutter blank... and those words should bring up multiple choices...
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    I enjoyed it too. Makes me regret being allergic...

    I enjoyed it too. Makes me regret being allergic to Mahogany.

    I had to look up when round center pencils were invented, and it was 1795, so that's good for 18th Century, if you had some French...
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    Drylok is not worth the trouble. It might last...

    Drylok is not worth the trouble. It might last a while, but if there are already cracks, they'll telegraph through at some point. Do a google search for pond, and pool lining material.
  12. If you like, send me an email when you find out...

    If you like, send me an email when you find out exactly what type pressure washer you can rent, and what nozzles come with it. May is always pressure washing month for us. We do museum houses too...
  13. I use painters "clean release" duct tape for lots...

    I use painters "clean release" duct tape for lots of things too, other than what it was intended for. It would work on floor finish, and not harm it. The steps we were protecting with hardboard...
  14. The pressure washer cleans it so fast, that I...

    The pressure washer cleans it so fast, that I doubt the wood absorbs any more water, to amount to anything, than coating it with some chemical, and then having to rinse it off. No worries about...
  15. I have used 1/8" hardboard (Masonite), with the...

    I have used 1/8" hardboard (Masonite), with the textured side up. A 23 ga. pin shot near the inside corners holds it. The pins can be pulled out after the job is over with end cutting nippers, but...
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    Bob, I just did a google search for "why so many...

    Bob, I just did a google search for "why so many styles of air couplers" and it looks like there is no clear answer to your question.

    David, I like that crimper. I've been using the 2-eared...
  17. I know the story, and don't mind a bit. I...

    I know the story, and don't mind a bit. I bought it by the semi load, and used it on several houses over several years. The clear, big logs are sold for high dollars as veneer logs, but the rest is...
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    The 1/4" fittings on Flexilla hose are plastic,...

    The 1/4" fittings on Flexilla hose are plastic, and have a larger hole through them than regular, metal fittings have. I have one of those hoses, and it's held up fine for about a year now. I...
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    I looked on that page that I linked to. The...

    I looked on that page that I linked to. The V-style comes with either 1/4", or 3/8" pipe thread fittings. The quick-connect part of any of the V-style fittings will work together. They must be...
  20. I paid $100 a thousand for it when I built the...

    I paid $100 a thousand for it when I built the house, and barn in 1980. That's 10 cents a board foot. On later spec houses I built here on the lake, I splurged, and bought dressed White Oak, which...
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    Here is Milton's website page on couplers. Each...

    Here is Milton's website page on couplers. Each coupler type/style comes in a variety of ends to fit different sizes of hose, and other fittings. Once you pick a coupler style, the two mating,...
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    If you end up using Cypress, only use the...

    If you end up using Cypress, only use the heartwood. Cut the sapwood off, and throw it away. Pick lumber accordingly.
  23. A pressure washer will get it right off. My...

    A pressure washer will get it right off. My pressure washer is 2500 psi at 4.4gpm. The gpm is not as important as the pressure. More than 2500 will erode the wood. I use a 40 degree nozzle, as...
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    Get a finer pointed pencil, and leave the line.

    Get a finer pointed pencil, and leave the line.
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    I'll do the lunch buying, if it works out.

    I'll do the lunch buying, if it works out.
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