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  1. While I'm totally in the Nikon camp, it's always...

    While I'm totally in the Nikon camp, it's always nice to see these improvements from any of the major manufacturers, especially with camera bodies being so capable these days, especially in low light.
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    There are some controllers that are...

    There are some controllers that are self-contained and take files via USB-A memory devices. Axiom is one of them...and there are others. Some machines like Shapeoko have you plug into your computer...
  3. Yes, Roger. CNC cut. Material is HDU (sign foam)...

    Yes, Roger. CNC cut. Material is HDU (sign foam) which is a pleasure to work with.
  4. Yes, that's true, Andrew. New security and...

    Yes, that's true, Andrew. New security and privacy requirements are having significant impact on ecommerce, even if a business isn't taking orders from other global geographic areas. Using a service...
  5. A Couple of Interesting Novelty Signs

    Finished up a couple of novelty signs today for some close friends I'm visiting with at the end of the week. (They have specific meaning to each)

    This one was interesting in that I used a red...
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    Everybody works differently so ultimately, how...

    Everybody works differently so ultimately, how you intend to use the bench is going to impact how many and where any additional dog holes go. I'm a committed user of hold-fasts (Gramercy in my case)...
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    All of my guns are conversion guns...I have a...

    All of my guns are conversion guns...I have a good shop air system and cannot justify providing a turbine to do finishing as to me, that would be a redundant investment. I did upgrade my primary gun...
  8. Oh, I understand, Dan. Amazon gets more and more...

    Oh, I understand, Dan. Amazon gets more and more of my hardware (and CNC tooling) business simply because it's easier. I was just providing the reasons I've seen for what you described.
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    Which thickness are you using, Patrick? I've been...

    Which thickness are you using, Patrick? I've been happy with the U-Line AF mat material but would consider something like you show if I have to replace something or want to reconfigure an area. I...
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    "Size doesn't matter"...and yes, that appears to...

    "Size doesn't matter"...and yes, that appears to be a very usable tool. Miniature planes are pretty kewel...Lee Valley has a whole line of them of which I own a few. they can be very useful for a lot...
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    I have a full set of the steel rules/straight...

    I have a full set of the steel rules/straight edges from Lee Valley plus a 40" one from Woodcraft that is similar. They all are dual Metric/Imperial which is important to my work since "my" work is...
  12. Salvaged material can be wonderful to work with....

    Salvaged material can be wonderful to work with. The timber frame material can be leveraged in a wide variety of ways. One thing about salvaged wood, however...you will want to invest in a metal...
  13. Two likely reasons...one, to support mobile...

    Two likely reasons...one, to support mobile device using customers which are quickly becoming the primary way many folks shop and two, because many, if not most, are now using a few specific...
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    One other small thought, Larry. One of the nice...

    One other small thought, Larry. One of the nice things about a small CNC machine is that even if you no longer have the space for a full shop, you can still keep going with the CNC machine for fun...
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    You'll probably want a barrier coat of de-waxed...

    You'll probably want a barrier coat of de-waxed shellac to promote adhesion.
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    I don't think I've ever seen it "not...

    I don't think I've ever seen it "not clean"...despite the volume of work you produce!
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    Band it in wood...you can create a very nice...

    Band it in wood...you can create a very nice molding that has the roundover/bullnose that you want and it will also hide the edge of the laminate on the field of the table top. If you don't want the...
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    Yea...I'm sure working in socks and hoping you...

    Yea...I'm sure working in socks and hoping you don't drop one of those razor-sharp chisels comes to mind, too. :) :D
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    Bruce, a good air line design also has a slope to...

    Bruce, a good air line design also has a slope to it that can be used to purge moisture post-compressor, but close to the compressor. "Ideally designed" vertical drops also have a way to purge those...
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    Sticky: Agenda direction is sounding great, Mr. McGrew! I...

    Agenda direction is sounding great, Mr. McGrew! I gotta clear a few bills (roof and tuition) and will get my payment out as soon as practical. You should already have my registration from last month.
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    I don't know, Brian...that carpet you have now is...

    I don't know, Brian...that carpet you have now is pretty nice... :) :D
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    Having the machine is particularly helpful if you...

    Having the machine is particularly helpful if you are already making things to sell if crafting is your thing...it can speed up production, add the ability to personalize, etc. and permit cutting...
  23. I would positively love that, Bobby! Nice job on...

    I would positively love that, Bobby! Nice job on the implementation.
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    It's been decades since I/we have gotten...

    It's been decades since I/we have gotten "refunds"...by design. I shoot for almost flush, erring to owing slightly. I'm not interested in providing a no-interest load of my money. ;) That maximizes...
  25. Ricc, the advantage to building your own is that...

    Ricc, the advantage to building your own is that the retail versions do tend to not last compared to shop-built and with shop-buit, you can zero in on the exact amperage load you require and have...
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