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  1. Call John at Bucks County Hardwoods. (215)...

    Call John at Bucks County Hardwoods. (215) 230-7079 I mention him because he has the equipment to be able to do larger logs and slabs. He's a supplier to Nakashima, too.
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    While I agree with Ted's logic for culling, I'd...

    While I agree with Ted's logic for culling, I'd apply that mostly to the smaller tools and accessories. For stationary equipment, it would be more like "what would I really like to upgrade" so I...
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    There are different challenges with using vacuum...

    There are different challenges with using vacuum for work holding on a CNC table vs using vacuum with fixtures. The reason is because of surface area and orientation of stresses that will try to move...
  4. Yes, the width will work for the cargo version,...

    Yes, the width will work for the cargo version, but the length is short if you are talking 96"/97" long sheet goods. You'd need to go to the next size up (full size) van I would think if that's...
  5. From the Ford website...this is for the...

    From the Ford website...this is for the commercial version for the first two columns, but passenger for the third, but I'm speculating:

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    If I finish at all, it's either BLO or shellac or...

    If I finish at all, it's either BLO or shellac or maybe the water borne top coat I typically use if I just happen to also be spraying in the same time frame. Most jigs are just plain naked.
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    Going 16"/410mm is a good thing...I've had a time...

    Going 16"/410mm is a good thing...I've had a time recently when I had to , um...beg assistance...from another 'Creeker to run something through his FS-41 Elite because my J/P is limited to...
  8. Jake, if they don't sell, keep in mind that these...

    Jake, if they don't sell, keep in mind that these do wear out and it will cost you more later to replace them than to keep them in reserve... ;)
  9. Dennis, relative to rotary, if I'm not mistaken,...

    Dennis, relative to rotary, if I'm not mistaken, you can reduce the cost by building your own since getting a functional, big and older three phase motor to do the work can be pretty inexpensive....
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    I have the Amana insert-based engraving...

    I have the Amana insert-based engraving cutter...very satisfied with it and there are a variety of "profiles" to match the job at hand. I most frequently keep the 30 v-pointed insert in it.
  11. Yes, that's a good point...the location of the...

    Yes, that's a good point...the location of the blast gate. It should hopefully be easily accessible. I got lucky with my slider in that the drop comes off the main right over the wagon and then...
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    That's a good tip, Ted. I wasn't aware of that...

    That's a good tip, Ted. I wasn't aware of that service and I suspect most folks are not!
  13. That's kinda subjective...;) I wouldn't want to...

    That's kinda subjective...;) I wouldn't want to be without a jointer, particularly a wide one. I like to flatten lumber as the first step of preparing project components. Yea, one can kinda do that...
  14. Matt, what you describe is one of the things that...

    Matt, what you describe is one of the things that presents a challenge for a "tool island" setup that needs an overhead drop. I believe someone already mentioned that they did their drop slightly...
  15. :D Felder/Hammer and SCM/Minimax are the...

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    Felder/Hammer and SCM/Minimax are the brands most discussed. Both companies produce great gear. I'm all SCM/Minimax because that was what appealed to me when I was buying, but would happily get...
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    There are quite a few threads from over the years...

    There are quite a few threads from over the years on shop moves that you should find helpful in your research. The actual move is sometimes the easy part. What takes more thought is the "what to...
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    PLEASE, folks...it's just a discussion that grew...

    PLEASE, folks...it's just a discussion that grew out of the question/scenario that the OP posted. There are different points of view depending on multiple factors including business vs personal...
  18. Planer first if you intend to do separates....

    Planer first if you intend to do separates. But...this is certainly an opportunity to consider a J/P combo that will give you wide face jointing capability that matches your thicknessing capacity,...
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    When there is ability to add the fast interface,...

    When there is ability to add the fast interface, something external can perform better. These days, however, I suspect that the majority of folks don't have machines that you can do this because of...
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    Every single job or project we do is an...

    Every single job or project we do is an opportunity to learn something (or many things) new, whether we seek to do the work for monetary compensation or personal pleasure. It's a very positive thing...
  21. Occasionally, a specific file has issues, often...

    Occasionally, a specific file has issues, often because of exceeding some file size parameter. Resizing prior to posting often alleviates the problem uploading images. File size isn't just about...
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    Ted, I was more or less making the same point as...

    Ted, I was more or less making the same point as Mark earlier in this thread. But both of our responses were as business users, not hobby users. But the premise still holds true for part-time...
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    The technical downside is quite simple...the...

    The technical downside is quite simple...the speed of the connection to the computer will limit the performance of the SSD. Ideally, you'd want Thunderbolt III/USB-C for best performance. But many...
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    Sticky: You need a 240/120v four wire circuit to...

    You need a 240/120v four wire circuit to accomplish this on a single connection to your "mobile" DC setup. The fourth wire provides the neutral required for the 120v need. Alternatively...two...
  25. IMHO, right side is usually best unless you have...

    IMHO, right side is usually best unless you have things setup to use that table space for other operations that might be interfered with, such as a router table. Whether it's toward the fence or the...
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