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    I recently had trouble removing some stapled...

    I recently had trouble removing some stapled barbed wire even with the fence pliers shown. (A neighbor stapled to trees about 3' over the line - maybe his eyesight isn't good.) For some, the pliers...
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    I keep a supply of the 12Ē galvanized nails on...

    I keep a supply of the 12Ē galvanized nails on hand. One great use is to hold stall mats in place. Put a large fender washer on some nails and drive them thru the mat and into the ground. This has...
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    My advice

    In this order:
    - Buy Mark Duginskeís book: https://smile.amazon.com/New-Complete-Guide-Band-Saws/dp/1565238419 Forget youtube - much is horribly confused.
    - Start with a sharp blade.
    - Set...
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    They hold extremely well, even with unbalanced...

    They hold extremely well, even with unbalanced blanks and large blanks, even when cutting aggressively. They do hold on end grain but I donít know what size, weight, and any of imbalance can be...
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    Richard, Iíve used several and for me the Glaser...

    Richard, Iíve used several and for me the Glaser is worth the extra cost. I use one to start nearly all face turnings, bowls, platters, etc. In fact I like this chuck so much I bought a second one...
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    I built a return air duct for my 5hp clearvue. ...

    I built a return air duct for my 5hp clearvue. Used 1/2Ē plywood, had it extend up into the roof trusses, made several turns and added a couple of baffles to disrupt the sound path. I calculated...
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    Green wood ok? You might check with Woodmizer -...

    Green wood ok? You might check with Woodmizer - they keep a list of those willing to saw for others. May find one near with the right equipment.

    A woodmizer can saw any length by bolting on rail...
  8. Thatís the type of wire shelf I referred to in my...

    Thatís the type of wire shelf I referred to in my reply. I have 9 of these in the shop and at least 25 in garage, storage room, storage buildings, and barn. I rarely need or use the casters unless...
  9. My shop is large and has woodworking,...

    My shop is large and has woodworking, woodturning, metal machining, welding, farm and vehicle maintenance, and game bird incubating brooding. Some of my experience will not apply but some comments...
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    Iíve been told one that connects by 3pt hitch can...

    Iíve been told one that connects by 3pt hitch can be a bad idea - a friend here had one and in use it broke the tractor casting which was too expensive to repair or replace. The sub frame version...
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    Have you used a backhoe attachment on a tractor? ...

    Have you used a backhoe attachment on a tractor? Before I got the excavator I used my Rhino a lot, removing stumps, digging holes, cutting dirt too hard for the tractor bucket. Will dig 7í deep,...
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    Iíd love to have a small tractor. I think iíve...

    Iíd love to have a small tractor. I think iíve mentioned before, for someone with property three tractors would be ideal: a small tractor to get into right places, a huge honkiní tractor when the...
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    more info?

    For starting wood screws or thru-holes? It might help to know the diameter and depth of the holes, how close to the corners. and the clearance above and below.
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    I strongly agree. To pay a mobile weld service...

    I strongly agree. To pay a mobile weld service or worse, load up and haul the machine somewhere a few times would pay for the welder. Even without an instructor, learning to weld is not that...
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    I hate it when I have a sudden, unexpected mess. ...

    I hate it when I have a sudden, unexpected mess. I much prefer planned messes.

    I carved this sign for my shop:

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    JKJ
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    What you are describing sounds like what came on...

    What you are describing sounds like what came on my Kubota tractor. SO easy to hook up everything.

    Good idea about different top links. But have you ever tried ďtop and tiltĒ cylinders? I added...
  17. No dust in closet

    Same here. No detectible dust in the closet from the first use (5hp ClearVue cyclone, 5hp air compressor). In fact, the long cone ClearVue separator is so efficient I barely see fine dust in the...
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    Both. I have grab hooks on the tops of both ends...

    Both. I have grab hooks on the tops of both ends of the bucket, great for lifting/loading logs with two tongs or for skidding on a side slope with one skidding tong on the up-slope side. (BTW, for...
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    I'd HATE that. Long ago I signed for the...

    I'd HATE that. Long ago I signed for the recurring automatic payment so I'd never have to worry about it. Painless.

    JKJ
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    In my experience most of the battle is the...

    In my experience most of the battle is the airflow from the DC. I have a relatively small nozzle at my lathe and am always surprised at how much it picks up. I've watched fine sanding dust come...
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    Thanks! Maybe eventually it will be commonly...

    Thanks! Maybe eventually it will be commonly used. I’ve shown it in 4-5 demos so far.

    I got a surprise after teaching this technique to our turning club members. A couple of years later I...
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    Lid fit

    Quite nice work, beautiful wood!

    The concern about the fit is valid. For Beads of Courage boxes I've been teaching the use of beveled fits instead of straight rabbet/recess, not only to avoid...
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    I was convinced by an expert and a book of the...

    I was convinced by an expert and a book of the importance of using hot hide glue for one project: rebuilding a player piano. Rebuilding requires disassembling many parts, wood-to-wood,...
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    The scientist/engineer in me often suggests I try...

    The scientist/engineer in me often suggests I try things myself. Before I glued up my latest projects I did that test with the T88 epoxy and samples of the exact wood species. It gave me confidence...
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    honing board

    Something I keep at the lathe for stropping skews:

    I resawed some thin slices from a piece of MDF, perhaps 4x6" or so, 1/4" thick. On the fairly rough bandsawn surfaces I rub on a generous...
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