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  1. How far is Greer from Greenville, SC? I don't...

    How far is Greer from Greenville, SC? I don't know if there is a Woodcraft there. Check the web for locations of their stores.
    The closest big market from my location in eastern NC is Raleigh,...
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    Gorgeous space and inspiring location for...

    Gorgeous space and inspiring location for woodworking.
    I feel your pain regarding contractors and subs. I have a driveway and carport project that is going on 6 months and nowhere near completion....
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    Looks to be in great shape; other than some...

    Looks to be in great shape; other than some clean-up and lube it looks ready to work.
    Love that fence; nicest one I have ever seen.
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    Congrats on the new playhouse. I'm in eastern NC...

    Congrats on the new playhouse. I'm in eastern NC and the weather has been mushy this winter. Better than snow. Glad you got a break in the weather to start the foundation. Things will start to look...
  5. Find a local electric motor shop and take the...

    Find a local electric motor shop and take the capacitor to them to get a comparable replacement. Did that with the motor on my single stage DC and it has worked well for the past 8 years.
  6. Scott's suggestion for a spiral head machine is...

    Scott's suggestion for a spiral head machine is spot-on. I replaced my straight knife jointer/planer machine with the Silent Power J/P from Hammer. Big difference in the decibel department and the...
  7. Make a V-shaped jig to hold the leg and use the...

    Make a V-shaped jig to hold the leg and use the dado head on the table saw to make the flat surfaces. Use hold down clamps to keep the leg from rotating.
    You could also turn the leg round, make the...
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    I installed a fixed window in a recent shop...

    I installed a fixed window in a recent shop addition. Found the framed glass at a local Habitat store. It appeared to have come off a standard sash window, and was vinyl also. I just copied the...
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    I'm an idiot

    Got the Laguna 18-36 put together, changed the plug to a twist lock plug, plugged it in and nothing when the green button is pushed. 4 letter words followed. Called Laguna tech support for assistance...
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    Just unpacked my 18-36 and cleaned up the packing...

    Just unpacked my 18-36 and cleaned up the packing grease with mineral spirits. Paste wax on all my cast iron surfaces including the lathe. Works great and is inexpensive. Have fun.
  11. I have a Laguna Pro 6 foot slider, the...

    I have a Laguna Pro 6 foot slider, the predecessor to the 12/5. It has a 5 foot/60" sliding stroke. My shop dictated this choice, as an 8-footer would not leave much room for anything else. I have...
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    Go to Amazon and search for books on shapers....

    Go to Amazon and search for books on shapers. There is an excellent book on shaper use and safety tips. I think the author is Lonnie Bird.
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    Found a high quality square at a flea market a...

    Found a high quality square at a flea market a couple of years ago, with a light rust coating. Fine steel wool and WD-40 will do the trick. Try not to get too aggressive with a wire wheel on the...
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    No advice on which model to buy. But it's a sad...

    No advice on which model to buy.
    But it's a sad state when even the appliance salesman tells you that today's appliances are not meant to last. I hate this disposable society.
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    Gary's solution is a great idea. You could also...

    Gary's solution is a great idea. You could also use a straight 8 foot piece of plywood, double-stick tape the board to the plywood, and run the plywood against the rip fence.
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    If the space is available I would recommend a...

    If the space is available I would recommend a floor standing driller. I went from a early 70's era Rockwell 4 speed drill press, with no rack and pinion raising mechanism, to a Nova Voyager. This is...
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    Tony while I was reading your thread I was...

    Tony while I was reading your thread I was thinking that a short stroke slider would be ideal. Then I read the next thread from Mr. Sheridan.
    I went from a Delta Unisaw to a Laguna Pro 6' slider...
  18. That is some fine woodworking. Well done.

    That is some fine woodworking. Well done.
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    Laguna sold that machine for a number of years...

    Laguna sold that machine for a number of years and was on my short list for a while. I ended up buying the Laguna Pro 6' slider with outrigger. The model in the photo is a TSS short stroke slider...
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    By necessity I was forced to utilize hand tools...

    By necessity I was forced to utilize hand tools to continue any woodworking. The cable company cut the feeder cable that feeds my shop from the house when they were laying a new cable line. Hand...
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    it's the holiday season and they don't want your...

    it's the holiday season and they don't want your credit card to get lonely from lack of use. Lots of temptation in those pages.
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    Awesome magazine-been a subscriber for years....

    Awesome magazine-been a subscriber for years. This is what I tell my family to get me for Christmas every year. Nice to get a different perspective on woodworking from across the pond and around the...
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    I used 1/4" OSB screwed to the studs after...

    I used 1/4" OSB screwed to the studs after insulation, primed and painted with semi-gloss. I always attach cabinets to the studs, which are easy to find as the screw heads, although painted, are easy...
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    Nice iron collection you got there. I'm jealous;...

    Nice iron collection you got there. I'm jealous; you have an Inca bandsaw and I have been looking for one for years. Almost had one earlier in the year but the seller had another potential buyer...
  25. I put a mobile base under my Voyager, making sure...

    I put a mobile base under my Voyager, making sure to bolt the cast iron base to the mobile base. The mobile base enlarges the footprint of the machine, making it more stable. Just make sure to move...
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