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    That fixture fabbed up really nicely!

    That fixture fabbed up really nicely!
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    Personally, if I were faced with putting "garage"...

    Personally, if I were faced with putting "garage" doors on my future shop, I'd opt for doors that were as close to the same insulation value as my walls and also pay attention to how they seal. Your...
  3. Oh, I believe you. I was just surprised since...

    Oh, I believe you. I was just surprised since shielded Ethernet is not a common thing "out there" in my 38+ years of IT and Telecom experience. The only time I ever ran into it historically was with...
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    Don, it's good you have the skills and knowledge...

    Don, it's good you have the skills and knowledge you have as it will make it easier to integrate CNC into your own shop. Your budget is going to be your limiting factor, honestly. That will get you...
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    That would be a "not fun" task to come up with...

    That would be a "not fun" task to come up with something that's actually balanced, especially since a lot of those non-carbide blades, when you can find them, are somewhat thin.
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    When I used a few of them, I did have a fixture...

    When I used a few of them, I did have a fixture that seemed wonky and reversing the "tube" fixed it. That's why I mentioned it just for grins. :)
  7. Interesting....shielded Ethernet cables are a lot...

    Interesting....shielded Ethernet cables are a lot less common, but I can see the appeal for this application as they may be running very close to "noisy" cabins to components.
  8. Yes, the thin stuff is really handy for both...

    Yes, the thin stuff is really handy for both "storage" situations when indicated as well as for when you want to acclimate material to your shop after purchase or after initial milling to equalize...
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    One aspect of many of these shows, particularly...

    One aspect of many of these shows, particularly the competition type reality shows, that sometimes gets missed in the public eye is the long delay from recording until airing the "final" episode. In...
  10. It really depends upon the material. You can also...

    It really depends upon the material. You can also accomplish air flow if desired by using very thin stickers...cut up some cheap 1/4" luan plywood and use that were you feel best about keeping things...
  11. Congrats on getting your machine (parts) in-house...

    Congrats on getting your machine (parts) in-house and moving toward your build!

    BTW, you really need to open that battered box right away in case a claim is needed. Take photos of the box before...
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    Chris, did you try flipping the LED "tubes" end...

    Chris, did you try flipping the LED "tubes" end for end when they failed to start?
  13. Justin, if you're going to be doing a reasonable...

    Justin, if you're going to be doing a reasonable amount to a lot of this technique, a dedicated tool could be a good investment.
  14. The trim router is a good way to do this, but you...

    The trim router is a good way to do this, but you have to make a much larger base to provide the support you need to keep it level as you run it down the edge just a proverbial hair higher than the...
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    If you don't have a specific purpose for a CNC...

    If you don't have a specific purpose for a CNC machine that would preclude using the Shapeoko XXL, it's not a bad option as either a hobby machine or as a stepping stone drug to something more...
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    It will be likely ok. Now just for grins, what...

    It will be likely ok.

    Now just for grins, what I would have considered doing for that middle layer that's currently cross gain and at question would have been to just piece it together as needed...
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    Justin, I just noticed you're "up north"...Solo...

    Justin, I just noticed you're "up north"...Solo Music is another supplier and they are on your side of the line which may be favorable for taxes/shipping, but I don't know for sure.
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    I'm honestly not familiar with how hickory...

    I'm honestly not familiar with how hickory moves...you may be ok given it's a "small" construction. Use it. If it cracks, there are plenty of marshmallows and hot dogs willing to give their life over...
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    There's a lot of good stuff in that article....

    There's a lot of good stuff in that article. Something I've often said here over the years is that "the first step in the finishing process is choosing the lumber". If you do that well, your project...
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    LP (and others) has a roof and wall sheathing...

    LP (and others) has a roof and wall sheathing product that has a reflective back for thermal control. That's obviously not great for retrofit unless the whole roof is being torn down to the rafters,...
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    Yea, I didn't state my reply very well...I was...

    Yea, I didn't state my reply very well...I was more focused on the compatibility with the 20v stuff. A post-frame builder I follow on the 'Tube uses all battery powered tools and has said nice things...
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    I actually have made multiple cauls for bent...

    I actually have made multiple cauls for bent laminations for a client on my CNC...the client tells me the desired radii for both the inside and outside ('have to account for material thickness of the...
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    Absolutely. But I'm talking "normal" thickness...

    Absolutely. But I'm talking "normal" thickness boards. I have a nice 8/4 completely clear piece sitting in the shop right now for a couple guitar bodies. $6 a bd ft.
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    All your layers in that "sandwich" really should...

    All your layers in that "sandwich" really should be running in the same direction because of wood movement so they expand and contract at the same rate and in the same direction.
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    There was no discussion about that when our...

    There was no discussion about that when our addition was done in 2008...it had to be fire retardant because it would be exposed in the attic and the crawl space...the whole structure was done with...
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