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    Much less fade on long grades with the disc...

    Much less fade on long grades with the disc brakes.

    When loaded, the brakes on the trailer are so good that just using them (manual override on the trailer brake controller) will stop the entire...
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    I own several compressors, including a larger...

    I own several compressors, including a larger version of the CAT that you're looking at. Others have provided good advice regarding the limitations of the tank size and CFM.

    What I'd like to...
  3. I use that product in lieu of the very expensive...

    I use that product in lieu of the very expensive Blade Kote from Bostic. Works great.
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    I have electric over hydraulic brakes on two of...

    I have electric over hydraulic brakes on two of my trailers. One is a dual tandem 40í gooseneck trailer, and the other a 23í tandem axle tagalong trailer with 7k axles.

    LOVE THESE BRAKES!

    The...
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    john, thatís a great point. I know that it bonds...

    john, thatís a great point. I know that it bonds to itself, as Iíve done multiple coats on pieces before w/o problems.

    I think that there is an experiment in my futureÖ.
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    Rubio is not cheap, for sure - especially the two...

    Rubio is not cheap, for sure - especially the two part version.

    What you might consider is buying some pure tung oil and thinning it with either d-limonene or turpentine. Use this for your...
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    We replace a lot of hydraulic hoses on equipment...

    We replace a lot of hydraulic hoses on equipment here at the farm and sawmill. Invariably, they go bad when the outer jacket gets damaged, and allows moisture to seep into the wire reinforcement....
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    I almost always wet sand an oil finish, and have...

    I almost always wet sand an oil finish, and have done so with Rubio with good results on white oak.

    Typically I don't squeegee it, but rather flood a 4 - 6 square foot section of the piece with...
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    Nice Score!!!! Welcome to the wonderful world of...

    Nice Score!!!! Welcome to the wonderful world of machining.
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    Lots of good advice thus far. i have a mix of...

    Lots of good advice thus far. i have a mix of single and 3 phase equipment in my shop. 3 phase is supplied by either a 30hp RPC or a 400HP generator.

    Personally, if it's 5 hp or under I'd...
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    I have an original Stickley table and the top is...

    I have an original Stickley table and the top is less than 1".

    Are you sure that it's mahogany? You state that it is more dense than oak, but the hardness of mahogany on the Janka scale is only...
  12. I have spray foam in several buildings - both...

    I have spray foam in several buildings - both open as well as closed cell. When I had my attic sprayed the summer electric bill dropped by over $50 per month.

    A decade or so back I did a total...
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    What size are you looking for and what power do...

    What size are you looking for and what power do you have available?

    My 15hp 17" x 60 South Bend Turn-nado requires 240 3 phase. My older 9" was single phase.
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    Love the use of wide material. Very elegant...

    Love the use of wide material. Very elegant design too.
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    Smith's Sawmill Service in Polkton, NC (formerly...

    Smith's Sawmill Service in Polkton, NC (formerly Precision Saw Service) has successfully resharpend Trimaster's for my resaw in the past. You can find them on Google.
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    There are multiple species of powderpost beetles....

    There are multiple species of powderpost beetles. The lyctid PPB can survive in lumber dried below 12% and can live in dry lumber for up to 7 years before boring out and laying their eggs.

    The...
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    The number one rule when working with wide slabs...

    The number one rule when working with wide slabs is to finish all sides of the slab with the same finish, and same thickness (ie number of coats). You want the same degree of moisture resistance on...
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    Here is how I do them. Wide glue up's (42" -...

    Here is how I do them.

    Wide glue up's (42" - 52") start off as planks <25". We run these through a jointer planer to get them 95% surfaced. Then we glue them up, and send the glue up piece...
  19. I haven't seen anybody mention the method that I...

    I haven't seen anybody mention the method that I use, so I'll share it.

    First off, I prefer a 2 or 3 piece glue up for straight legs. I'll select straight grained (QS or RS) boards for the outer...
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    I have heard older local electricians refer to...

    I have heard older local electricians refer to single phase 240 as "split phase". Has anybody else run into this?
  21. I'll jump on the hydraulic hose bandwagon too,...

    I'll jump on the hydraulic hose bandwagon too, but with a caveat. Buy the hose and have the appropriate ends crimped onto it. Commercial auto parts store and industrial houses can make it for you....
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    General Metalworking 8/32 is pretty small. If you're tapping 1" deep...

    8/32 is pretty small. If you're tapping 1" deep there is a strong likelihood that you'll break a tap.

    The spiral pointed gun taps recommended by Tom are probably your best bet.
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    I've found that a impact wrench (cordless or air)...

    I've found that a impact wrench (cordless or air) is the easiest way to remove the elements. Usually they will corrode in place and trying to remove by hand may cause the hex to strip. The blows...
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    In my wood and machine shop I routinely use all...

    In my wood and machine shop I routinely use all of the indicators, bases and gauges that have been posted by others thus far in this thread.

    The one used the most frequently for moulder and shaper...
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    Laguna Resaw King's are the best resaw bands that...

    Laguna Resaw King's are the best resaw bands that I've used. My second choice is Lennox Trimaster's, but they have a slightly thicker kerf.
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