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  1. Jeffrey, I looked at one a few years ago and...

    Jeffrey,

    I looked at one a few years ago and after I realized what the work zone requirements are I had to look at other options. Even though I have a decent sized shop, I couldn't justify the...
  2. I can't afford it :D So I buy the A or B grade...

    I can't afford it :D

    So I buy the A or B grade Russian stuff which seems just as good to me.

    What I'm saying is there are other grades of cabinet plywood that are equal in quality to the...
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    John, You really don't need an elaborate setup...

    John,

    You really don't need an elaborate setup for clamping, other than maybe an alignment jig to square up the door.

    I don't like clamping down to a workbench because you can't clean up the...
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    OK price for a 3HP machine with ext table. ...

    OK price for a 3HP machine with ext table.

    Think I would keep shopping.

    That said, I paid $850 for a Jet 1 3/4 HP with an extension table for $850. But it was in unused condition.
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    Stan, Storing your hand tools is the key. A...

    Stan,

    Storing your hand tools is the key.

    A couple things that have worked for me

    1. Rust inhibitive drawer liners. I do think they actually help.
    2. Sealed cabinet or plastic bin with a...
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    Dave, Its always great to admire someone's...

    Dave,

    Its always great to admire someone's skill.

    Can't be appreciated fully unless you've tried it.

    A few years ago I was fortunate to come across a 14" wide 12 foot long butternut board. ...
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    Yeah, I automatically turn around and switch the...

    Yeah, I automatically turn around and switch the dust extractor to manual.

    Sorry.......
  8. This can also result from the iron/cap screw...

    This can also result from the iron/cap screw being loose.

    But now that's figured out, may I ask why you're using that plane on a 20" long board?
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    I live in a climate that 1/2 the year has rain...

    I live in a climate that 1/2 the year has rain forest type humidity. I quit using wax a number of years ago.

    That said, as many have attested, wax can work, but IMO not in every shop and every...
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    I've done them 3 ways and they all look good to...

    I've done them 3 ways and they all look good to me: brush, rattle can, HVLP.

    I used oil base enamel with a good brush and good technique its very acceptable IMO.

    Be sure to wipe down with DNA...
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    I think it carves about the same, may be a tad...

    I think it carves about the same, may be a tad harder depending on the board.

    Have you tried Steve Wall Lumber in Mayodan or The Hardwood Store in Gibsonville?

    You can have it shipped.
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    I think any of them will work. I like #3. ...

    I think any of them will work. I like #3.

    Definitely go with 6" ducts.

    I used the sewer & drain type PVC. Screw and tape joints do not glue!!
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    Yes, anytime unlike woods are used in this...

    Yes, anytime unlike woods are used in this fashion, its best to assume they don't move the same.

    Yes, brads will allow for movement.

    If you want to maintain the aromatics a periodic sanding...
  14. Obviously you need a template for the JR. So...

    Obviously you need a template for the JR. So you'll need a template guide for your router and whatever the appropriate width you want. I suggest looking at Woodcraft or Rockler. They also sell...
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    Far as I know Jet will still talk to you. I...

    Far as I know Jet will still talk to you.

    I bought an older model lathe that needed new reeves pulleys, and they sent a new shaft gratis because the pulleys had been retooled and wouldn't fit the...
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    Strictly an amateur here. After using a standard...

    Strictly an amateur here. After using a standard HVLP gun I decided to try airless and bought an Earlex Spray Port (3 stage).
    I've sprayed a variety of paints but I still have to thin most paint...
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    Erich, Sounds like you've got a handle on it,...

    Erich,

    Sounds like you've got a handle on it, but I would offer a few suggestions:

    Be aware a long board must be well supported along its length or it may bow in the middle as you plane.
    ...
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    I agree it would seem to be a feed belt issue...

    I agree it would seem to be a feed belt issue with a pass that light.

    Have you tried talking to mfr tech support?
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    How about having them put up a concrete block...

    How about having them put up a concrete block wall when they do the rest?

    I know a contractor that has built several veterinary clinics and this is how they do it. The walls extend up into the...
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    Thomas, DC is something you can overthink and...

    Thomas,

    DC is something you can overthink and easy get sucked into the "Pentz Vacuum" :D

    My suggestion is collect only the big machines with your current blower and use dedicated shop vac (s)...
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    I've used the green Deckmate I believe they are...

    I've used the green Deckmate I believe they are for pressure treated lumber, which around here is green.

    Good choice on taking the time to countersink. Especially important on edges.

    Couple...
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    The main advantage of a shoulder vise which is...

    The main advantage of a shoulder vise which is unobstructed clamping of a vertical board.

    Shoulder vises are not used for face planing boards. They are neither situated nor suited for use with...
  23. Even tho its a bit flawed, the Norton stone is a...

    Even tho its a bit flawed, the Norton stone is a useful tool.

    I use 80 grit on a flat surface a few strokes and your done.

    I don't like using a diamond plate to flatten water stones for the...
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    Sounds like a handling issue maybe. Is there...

    Sounds like a handling issue maybe.

    Is there something about the way they are being used that might cause the cord to be pulled? Are they disconnecting/reconnecting between uses?

    If I'm using...
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    If a board that wide hasn't cupped, it simply...

    If a board that wide hasn't cupped, it simply means it is completely stabilized OR nothing adverse has happened to it yet. You would definitely want people to be aware of getting the tray very wet or...
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