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    25+ years ago my Craftsman RAS got difficult to...

    25+ years ago my Craftsman RAS got difficult to raise and lower. I had to take it apart, clean, and lubricate before it was like new again. But I agree with Walter, knowing if it is jammed or...
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    For boxes and other small items I highly...

    For boxes and other small items I highly recommend cutting some of the log sections up into smaller blanks, seal at least the end grain, and put them up to dry. This is easier with a good bandsaw...
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    Do you know how you might use them yet? That...

    Do you know how you might use them yet? That might suggest the best way to manage the pieces. If it will be a while, another coat or two of sealer on the end grain can't hurt. Any time you might...
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    John. Probably sufficient. You can also use...

    John. Probably sufficient. You can also use several coats of oil-based paint (moisture can pass through latex more easily). Put in garbage bags always works for a few days or just spray with water...
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    Bruce, have you tried a different radar source? ...

    Bruce, have you tried a different radar source?

    Weather radar here in e.tn usually seems accurate. Watching approaching rain, storms, and clearing almost seems like magic. Perhaps we are in a...
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    Your place now seems more peaceful! :) Yes,...

    Your place now seems more peaceful! :)

    Yes, Noble Metals. I’ve found some great metal for machining, a box of stainless steel and totanium medical instruments (hemostats, tiny scissors, tools...
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    Another possible option for fasteners if...

    Another possible option for fasteners if available in your area: about 10 miles from me is a metals recycling place. I get lots of chunks, sheet, and rods there. You never know what they are...
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    [QUOTE=Jim Koepke;3207662]There are only seven states that do not have a personal income tax: Wyoming, Washington, Texas, South Dakota, Nevada, Florida and Alaska.
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    Tennessee has no state...
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    I used Hughes satellite when we moved here in...

    I used Hughes satellite when we moved here in '04. Slower than slow, but I had no choice, working from home, no DSL available, nothing, what is fiber? Comcast said I was too far from the road to...
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    Yikes, call me spoiled rotten. I had 100 Mbs...

    Yikes, call me spoiled rotten. I had 100 Mbs download for years with Comcast cable and then upgraded to gigabit service. Now I usually see about 950 Mbs download in the shop (over the long...
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    The cats apparently like relaxing in them so much...

    The cats apparently like relaxing in them so much I expect some entrepreneur to sell dummy heated starlink dishes to cat lovers.
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    I thought I read that elm was like that. I found...

    I thought I read that elm was like that. I found neither y. polpar nor elm objectionable. Maybe with all the animals here I’m desensitized.
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    I read of one unexpected problem - when mounted...

    I read of one unexpected problem - when mounted low to the ground cats liked to get comfy on the heated dishes in cold weather. Could that affect the performance? 😁
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    Rob, I assume you mean Yellow Poplar/Tulip...

    Rob,

    I assume you mean Yellow Poplar/Tulip Poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera) instead of "True" Poplar (Poplus spp). You might want to make that clear to avoid confusion.

    Good info here:...
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    You can come visit. Our house is a timber frame...

    You can come visit. Our house is a timber frame and has no attic. Might want to stay out of the dusty barn and shop though. :)

    JKJ
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    Speaking of large lathes and large diameter... For those who haven't seen it, this video shows the late Lissi Oland turning a very large bowl. She makes good use of chainsaws. In fact, at about...
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    That might be helpful. But I don’t know exactly...

    That might be helpful. But I don’t know exactly what technology they use now and if it could be reasonably adapted to two reflective zones. Road signs use retroreflectors that bounce incoming light...
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    I have no experience with this and nothing to add...

    I have no experience with this and nothing to add except: some species of wood split far easier than others. Also, some larger diameter and length chunks, especially pieces with big knots, crotch,...
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    I haven't seen one I was happy with either, and...

    I haven't seen one I was happy with either, and I've bought several. Maybe it's something about the eyes dimming with age but I simply want more light. I do use them on the metal lathe along with...
  20. Scott, I have several Sthil chain saws, one...

    Scott, I have several Sthil chain saws, one electric. Mine is not battery powered but plugs into 120vAC. It’s the saw I usually use just outside the shop to cut up log sections and inside the shop....
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    That’s was my first thought too. A tapered hole...

    That’s was my first thought too. A tapered hole is sometimes used to securely align and mount a part to another. (My John Deere skidsteer used large tapered pins in tapered holes to mount the...
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    I also have an expensive (long) gooseneck light...

    I also have an expensive (long) gooseneck light with a failed module. In my case both the LED circuit and the supply went bad at the same time. My plan is to disassemble the cheap one from Amazon...
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    I bought one of those to try. Mine came with a...

    I bought one of those to try. Mine came with a magnetic base for some reason. The light is ok but the gooseneck is shorter than the other, similar, lamps I have around the shop. Too short IMO. ...
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    And I saw this in a news feed today: Utah Man...

    And I saw this in a news feed today:

    Utah Man Tries to Kill a Spider, Sparks 60-Acre Wildfire Instead
    “Not sure why exactly he felt the need to burn the spider,” Utah County Sergeant Spencer...
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    When riding a 4-wheeler in the morning I...

    When riding a 4-wheeler in the morning I sometimes jam a stick vertically on the front to clear out the webs.

    What I don’t much care for is moving through a web, riding or walking, then finding a...
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