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    I was running on my Festool only after my old...

    I was running on my Festool only after my old Fein quit, but when I looked at replacement cost on the FT I quickly decided that a Ridgid purchase was in order. I use it for all the rough work and...
  2. While I understand the desire for a more uniform...

    While I understand the desire for a more uniform pattern, right now you have a lot of flexibility in your machine use. That flexibility has its own problems like in/out feed support. I know it drives...
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    Wooden beater for a froe

    I have some logs I've cut to a rough length and needed a froe to get them to rough size. I just rec'd the LN froe. I had an old knot that was intended to to be carved up to make my hammer, but when I...
  4. I recently, on the recommendation of a friend,...

    I recently, on the recommendation of a friend, bought an Echo CS 310 16" saw. My use has been light, but my friend has been clearing about and acre and a half of pine/oak for fire clearance. I was...
  5. If you took a couple pieces of say 3 or 4" sch 40...

    If you took a couple pieces of say 3 or 4" sch 40 steel pipe or maybe some sq stock, i-beam, you could lash them to the outside walls in the center. Lift the gable ends and swing them around to sit...
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    Soapstone! Buy the package at the hardware store...

    Soapstone! Buy the package at the hardware store for a couple bucks. It is about 1/2x3/16x6". Rub it on a file to create a pointed edge and you will get excellent lines on walnut. Being a pipe fitter...
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    I am sorry for your situation, but it is not a...

    I am sorry for your situation, but it is not a bad idea to set up a go-pro or even your phone to record large deliveries. Video is difficult to argue with.
  8. Yours is the right question to ask. When the unit...

    Yours is the right question to ask. When the unit is installed make sure that you have the installer show you how to remove and re-install the cover so you can do your own cleanings. Mini-splits have...
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    Refinish this door

    I built these doors when I built the shop in Ď15. They are redwood out of some very old 3Ē wine tanks. Trim is purple heart. The 3/8Ē panel shown is the problem. The cathedrals are beginning to...
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    Sawstop lubricant

    I have the PCS and in looking through the manual it list the points which require lubrication, but do not bother listing appropriate lubricants. What do you use on them?
  11. I went with the twin bulbs LEDís from Costco in...

    I went with the twin bulbs LEDís from Costco in Ď15 and they are terrific. Technology says you can get the same equivalent light out of single bulbs now. My friend just put single tube ledís in his...
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    A friend bought this Dewalt gyroscopic unit. Tip...

    A friend bought this Dewalt gyroscopic unit. Tip your wrist left and it will unscrew, rt to tighten. Tip slowly and it goes slowly. I tried it a few times and perhaps it will become all the rage, but...
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    Another source would be Lee Valley. It will be...

    Another source would be Lee Valley. It will be dependent upon the kit you choose. Perhaps you would need to add a shoe or attachment accessible only from inside with the door closed that secures it...
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    I bought a Silicone Bronze #9 back in 99. It has never been used or sharpened. I hadnít either thought of using it or selling it, but 21 yrs later maybe I should get with one or the other😉
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    I have no experience with either Jet or Rikon. I...

    I have no experience with either Jet or Rikon. I have owned a 14 BX for a few yrs now and am happy with the saw. Yes, I wish it was a 20Ē or so but the BX has been very good for my needs. Perhaps I...
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    Yeah, well the rest of the story, as PH used to...

    Yeah, well the rest of the story, as PH used to say, is that if you walk into the showroom someone will walk out and greet you. They will politely ask if there is anything specific that they can help...
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    If you can get inside the stringer I would pick...

    If you can get inside the stringer I would pick up a Simpson plate of some description or a piece of scrap and through-bolt the bottom of the post. Counter sink and plug the bolts if aesthetics are...
  18. Derek, they will never do that. Everything runs...

    Derek, they will never do that. Everything runs through legal and legal will say, "you want to do what?" That will be the end of it. Liability drives the day. I lost my Fein a couple years ago and...
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    Check these Airshares out. Tjernlund (pronounced...

    Check these Airshares out. Tjernlund (pronounced Chern-lund) is an excellent outfit and I have used thousands of these fans successfully on large jobs. For your use I would simply run it on a...
  20. When SS introduced the router gear I looked at...

    When SS introduced the router gear I looked at their site and while I was pretty sure I understood what things would look like I was unhappy with the way they were shown. I felt they were not as...
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    As long as we are living vicariously with your...

    As long as we are living vicariously with your build, the suggestions on a hatch through the floor are good, but take that same idea up one more story. I have an 8/12 pitch on my 30x34 shop. it...
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    While I doubt you will have issues with air...

    While I doubt you will have issues with air circulation, should you choose to improve it you could add some turning vanes. Essentially take a pice of sheet metal, or in your case Derek, the curved...
  23. On my '48 Unisaw (same vintage as me), which I...

    On my '48 Unisaw (same vintage as me), which I re-built, I made a 1x6 frame and covered it with 1/4" temp hard board. I cut I think it was a half dozen slots to facilitate air movement for the DC. I...
  24. Aw, Corey, why did you have to post that photo?...

    Aw, Corey, why did you have to post that photo? It is a better photo than SS has on their site. I want to cut the long ext table down anyway and the RT adjoining the PCS table looks to be about the...
  25. On my old Unisaw, I used 1/4 thb to make a ramp...

    On my old Unisaw, I used 1/4 thb to make a ramp from the ventilated front cover angled dow to the bottom of the DC intake. I then made side ramps angled down onto the lower ramp. Taht greatly reduced...
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