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  1. I will note in fairness that for electronics, it...

    I will note in fairness that for electronics, it can indeed become problematic for any manufacturer to create new replacement parts after that many years simply because the components originally used...
  2. I just transferred the whole $210.30 we got into...

    I just transferred the whole $210.30 we got into my checking account...where it will likely help with the taxes we owe when I finally file in a short while.
  3. Now I'm really drooling over that material. But I...

    Now I'm really drooling over that material. But I feel the same way about the wide pine floors we have, especially in the 250 year old portion of the home upstairs. Can't get stuff like that anymore.
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    Really nice rejuvination going there!

    Really nice rejuvination going there!
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    Mine takes about 60 seconds...and that's hand...

    Mine takes about 60 seconds...and that's hand cranking the planer bed. It doesn't change often because I learned right away to plan things out when milling lumber flat and to thickness.

    You are...
  6. I'm very jealous that you have that stash of...

    I'm very jealous that you have that stash of reclaimed D-Fir! It's really nice stuff for sure...and you live too far away for me to steal it. LOL
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    Generally speaking, if you are direct venting, if...

    Generally speaking, if you are direct venting, if you employ duct that is just a little larger than the outlet of your blower you should be fine as long as there are not a lot of bends and a really...
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    In this situation, I would personally employe a...

    In this situation, I would personally employe a properly designed overhead drop with strain relief and twist locks. The drop would only extend from the ceiling far enough that ti was reachable...
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    A contractor's style saw is different than your...

    A contractor's style saw is different than your Bosch. It has a full size table, similar to a cabinet saw, and most often made of cast iron. Unlike the cabinet saw, the motor hangs off the back, is...
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    Sounds to me like the J/P brings a bigger bang...

    Sounds to me like the J/P brings a bigger bang for the buck based on your desire to work with rough lumber.
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    I have my beloved morning latté every day...most...

    I have my beloved morning latté every day...most of our beans come from Costco. Currently, what I have is from Guatemala and the alternative we also buy is from Mexico. The Rwandan is also very good...
  12. I switched back in 2010 at home and two years...

    I switched back in 2010 at home and two years later switched for work via approved BYOD. I was constantly having all kinds of frustrating things with the company provided laptops including both...
  13. Thread: Sticky mess

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    Was the stain new product or something you had...

    Was the stain new product or something you had sitting around for a long time? Minwax stains have a varnish binder that cures and seals the wood. If it's old, it may not be curing. If the wood has...
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    I provided some training up there for folks after...

    I provided some training up there for folks after my employer (prior to retirement) acquired Nortel. :) Very nice area. And very interesting that you found actual straight lumber at the 'borg. But of...
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    The level is helpful for sure. But one can also...

    The level is helpful for sure. But one can also clamp some known-straight boards to the top of the saw table to help with aligning the wings/side tables so there's a stable reference point while...
  16. I had mine that way for a bit. No issues.

    I had mine that way for a bit. No issues.
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    I think you did a great job flying that thang...

    I think you did a great job flying that thang...
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    They have been around for a long time, kinda...

    They have been around for a long time, kinda languished, but are now part of Martin and that support should be helpful.
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    That's a spring joint...but you still should use...

    That's a spring joint...but you still should use clamps the rest of the way to be sure things are mated correctly.
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    Wow...'wish I lived closer. The Creamery is da...

    Wow...'wish I lived closer. The Creamery is da bomb and is probably the singular thing I miss the most about campus and the town. Thankfully, O-Wow-Cow down here is also pretty good. LOL (Well, there...
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    Roger's a good dude and knows his stuff when it...

    Roger's a good dude and knows his stuff when it comes to dimensional signs.
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    That turned out really nice, Jay! Sounds like...

    That turned out really nice, Jay! Sounds like it's versatile, too.

    'Hope all is well up in Happy Valley!
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    That makes sense, John. I didn't have the...

    That makes sense, John. I didn't have the connection to bandsawn boxes when I made my comment.
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    It's a technique I learned from TR MacMunn ......

    It's a technique I learned from TR MacMunn ... two pocket tool paths using a .125" ball nose at 91% stepover with the first set at 35º raster and the second at -35º raster with a finishing pass. An...
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    The challenge with a premise around things like...

    The challenge with a premise around things like "perfection" is that they are 100% subjective.

    The few times that I lose interest in a project are usually when either something else comes along...
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