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  1. I have two Baldors that are dead smooth. No...

    I have two Baldors that are dead smooth. No vibration, and almost no noise. Both have the long shafts. One was in a friend's lifetime collection of tools that was given to me, and the other I...
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    There is a reason that finishing hand planes have...

    There is a reason that finishing hand planes have cambered blades (irons).
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    The last time I saw those Isles irons, they were...

    The last time I saw those Isles irons, they were sold direct, along with an assortment of other nice woodworking tools they make, on ebay. Sorry, I don't remember their vendor name there, but a...
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    I have an O1 Hock iron in a block plane that...

    I have an O1 Hock iron in a block plane that replaced one that grew too short. I like the edge fine, but it's aggravating to have a square top end on a block plane. It probably wouldn't take that...
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    I have found them as NOS on ebay.

    I have found them as NOS on ebay.
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    Don't leave Devilbiss out of you looking at new...

    Don't leave Devilbiss out of you looking at new guns. Beware of counterfeits though. Amazon is selling one called a Devilbes. Any time I drop by my friend's place that does hot rods, he's using a...
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    One thing that helps is to only pick boards with...

    One thing that helps is to only pick boards with straight grain. Any time we're buying framing lumber, I glance at the treated stacks of 2x8's, and larger. If there are any clear boards laying on...
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    The one I want is not made yet. In the meantime,...

    The one I want is not made yet. In the meantime, I get by with this one, but would recommend getting a half speed grinder, instead of this full speed one. I like them smooth. Several other brands...
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    One of the differences between a high-end gun,...

    One of the differences between a high-end gun, and the cheaper ones is longevity.
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    I keep some in a storage building that has tin on...

    I keep some in a storage building that has tin on the South side, and roof. It gets really hot in there in the Summer. I just leave it standing on end, and let it do what moving it wants to. After...
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    There are lots of pictures on my website of work...

    There are lots of pictures on my website of work I've done there. The basement waterproofing page is all that house, as is a lot on my Structural page. The road that went by the Dromgoole house was...
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    The average age of the Foundation Board is...

    The average age of the Foundation Board is somewhere up in the 80's. Some don't even use the internet. They expect people to write checks, and mail them. They have a website, but it's very simple,...
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    made the front page of the local paper

    Picture of the front page is down, on the right of this page:
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  14. Thread: Lighting

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    I have all sorts of worklights, including several...

    I have all sorts of worklights, including several varieties of LED's, which have now replaced all the halogen ones we used to use. This LED worklight, that I bought from Lowes a few years ago, is...
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    There is a wealth of all kinds of information on...

    There is a wealth of all kinds of information on sharpening already in this forum. Using the search function should bring up a years worth of reading, if you can manage to wade through all the chest...
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    The trouble with sharpening threads is that the...

    The trouble with sharpening threads is that the vast majority of sharpeners are disillusioned to the point that they believe they can get an edge sharp. In reality, my method is, of course, the only...
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    I don't think there is any way to make the old...

    I don't think there is any way to make the old Senco's single action only.
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    Probably easier to take them out, and do it right...

    Probably easier to take them out, and do it right at install, rather than trying to correct them in place.
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    We built these trusses in place in an 1850 house...

    We built these trusses in place in an 1850 house by pulling up the 2x12x16's through a small access ceiling door. There were some number of thousands of 3-1/2" framing nails to shoot. The trusses...
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    It was never a problem back when the guns were...

    It was never a problem back when the guns were heavy, like the Senco SN4. As framing nailers got lighter, you have to have quicker reflexes as the gun bounces off the wood after the first fire. If...
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    We have some, on another building than our house,...

    We have some, on another building than our house, that I painted with some high end marine paint 25 years ago, or so, that still looks good. If you are going to use an exterior latex, I'd recommend...
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    Here's the same guy showing the LPH80, with a...

    Here's the same guy showing the LPH80, with a brief comparison to the 101G:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaX3yCIhi1Q
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    I couldn't find a video on that pressure feed...

    I couldn't find a video on that pressure feed model, but it looks like the pressure feed version of this gun:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZEFCBmdais

    Probably a nice little toy.
  24. I like the Senco brand of staples much better...

    I like the Senco brand of staples much better than any of the others, or at least when it matters for them to Really hold. The Senco staples, as do their nails, have a glue on the legs that heats up...
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    But there is still a place for the single edged...

    But there is still a place for the single edged razor blade. That bedding caulking in the previous picture being separated from the glass, was first cut with a razor blade because it's thin. If the...
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