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    What happened to me is that I put in too small of...

    What happened to me is that I put in too small of a subpanel and then bought more 240 volt tools than I expected when I put in the subpanel. So I took two 120V breakers and replaced them with an...
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    Thanks for your replies, Mike and Bill. I...

    Thanks for your replies, Mike and Bill. I understand the problem.

    I have a few tandems in my subpanel but they are ones that replace a 240V breaker with a package that consists of two 120V...
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    Why do some places not allow tandem breakers? I...

    Why do some places not allow tandem breakers? I expect there's some code problem but as long as you stay within the total box amperage it seems that it should be okay.

    Mike
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    A chairmaker's plane is curved front to back,...

    A chairmaker's plane is curved front to back, like a compass plane, but also side to side. The commercial one I have is brass but I also made a wooden one.

    Mike
  5. Seems to me that the improvement would be minor. ...

    Seems to me that the improvement would be minor. People have been making and using mop handles made of solid wood for a lot of years and I haven't heard any problems about them breaking or being too...
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    For me, it's not the hole, itself. It's that it...

    For me, it's not the hole, itself. It's that it marks a time when the planes changed, for example, to a less expensive wood for the knob and tote. It's not a definite dividing line, but it's sort...
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    I use a chairmaker's plane for hollowing out a...

    I use a chairmaker's plane for hollowing out a seat and finish with sandpaper. I haven't had a travisher to try for these applications.

    Mike
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    I had a backstage pass to one of his shows in Las...

    I had a backstage pass to one of his shows in Las Vegas. It was interesting to see how things work backstage. Before the musicians were off stage at the end of the show, the stagehands were tearing...
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    Like Jim, I like the low knob planes. But that's...

    Like Jim, I like the low knob planes. But that's just personal preference. I think any plane that has a keyhole on the lever cap is good (assuming the lever cap is original to the plane). The...
  10. I've made some things like that by gluing up...

    I've made some things like that by gluing up different colors of wood and then turning the final product. It's difficult because you have to chuck up the blank exactly centered or the final product...
  11. I made a few Windsor chairs in the past and made...

    I made a few Windsor chairs in the past and made a wooden reamer to ream out the holes for the legs. The problem I had with buying a steel reamer was whether I'd keep making Windsor chairs - and I...
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    That's a good price for a 735. Mike

    That's a good price for a 735.

    Mike
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    I'm not sure what your point is. I expect the...

    I'm not sure what your point is. I expect the reason for 200 amp service is to make sure that very few people have to upgrade their service - which would be expensive for both the power company and...
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    I do the same (with a sharpie). And I label in...

    I do the same (with a sharpie). And I label in the attic so that when I'm up there I know what wire is what.

    Mike
  15. What is the length of the saw (that is, the...

    What is the length of the saw (that is, the length of the blade)? LN lengthened their dovetail saws a few years ago.

    Mike
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    Look for Swan and T. H. Witherby chisels. ...

    Look for Swan and T. H. Witherby chisels. They're generally easy to find and good quality for their era.

    Mike
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    I haven't found the Bedrocks to be any better...

    I haven't found the Bedrocks to be any better than a Stanley Bailey. To my mind, the only reason to purchase a Bedrock is if you're a collector.

    Mike
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    I bought a 5 gallon transparent bucket that I use...

    I bought a 5 gallon transparent bucket that I use with a small dust deputy on my miter saw. It allows me to see how full the bucket is. I think I got it at a food supply place. I use it with a...
  19. I made a thin riving knife for my saw. I bought...

    I made a thin riving knife for my saw. I bought some sheet steel of the right thickness and then traced my old riving knife on the steel. Then cut it with a jig saw with a metal cutting blade. ...
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    I suspect that if you can get the battery out, it...

    I suspect that if you can get the battery out, it will have done enough damage that the camera won't work. But you never know until you try new batteries.

    My experience with situations like that...
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    The dealers recommend frequent service because...

    The dealers recommend frequent service because they make money on it. One dealer - who I no longer go to - was recommending oil changes every 3,000 miles. When I questioned him, he said that was...
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    I'm interested in the drawknife. I don't need...

    I'm interested in the drawknife. I don't need the spokeshaves or the saw set. What do you want for it?

    Mike
  23. The newest thing in photography, I think, is...

    The newest thing in photography, I think, is computational photography. It's used in the newest smartphones and will probably migrate to mirrorless cameras soon (if it hasn't already).

    I always...
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    You should specify the length of the dovetail...

    You should specify the length of the dovetail case. LN's dovetail saws used to be shorter than the ones they sell today so the older cases won't fit a recent dovetail saw.

    When I bought a couple...
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    That's been my experience, also. I replaced a...

    That's been my experience, also. I replaced a laptop with a SATA SSD drive with one with an NVMe drive and if it's faster, it's not by much. By that, I mean faster booting and faster loading of...
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