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    2nd on the bondo. I find that bondo is a great...

    2nd on the bondo. I find that bondo is a great wood filler, sticks to the wood, will not fall out, does not rot. If you can just remove all rotted wood, fill it with bondo, let it dry, sand and...
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    I don't see your location, but here in Kansas, I...

    I don't see your location, but here in Kansas, I vent outside on all but the coldest and hottest days of the year. My 3hp cyclone works very well for me, but when I set it up, the piping cost more...
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    Have you thought about getting a rip blade? No...

    Have you thought about getting a rip blade? No need to go to the expense of a forrest, I have been getting CMT blade packs on sale occasionally at menards. Is the stock tightening up on your blade...
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    I have a similar Grizzly oscillating edge sander,...

    I have a similar Grizzly oscillating edge sander, and use it to sand edges of tops and bottoms, doors, drawer fronts, just about every finished panel. Just a bump is all you need to clean up edges. ...
  5. I have the exact same planer, and have...

    I have the exact same planer, and have experienced the same problem, my pulley has set screws, and last time it got to making a racket, Took the shield off, and found the bolt was loose, and the key...
  6. These masks seem pretty durable, so I wash them...

    These masks seem pretty durable, so I wash them out in hot water and soap. Otherwise seems they give me a cold after once using them. So if I use one, wash it out that evening, prop it on the towel...
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    For me in Kansas, between 6 and 8%. Any idea...

    For me in Kansas, between 6 and 8%. Any idea what your wood air dries to in your location? Mine dries to 11 or 12% in Kansas. My shop dries it on down, as it is heated. Won't say cooled, as I only...
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    I had an old Craftsman jointer once. The belt...

    I had an old Craftsman jointer once. The belt would slip if I tried to flatten the face of a board. It worked ok for edge jointing, but was pretty short. If you really want to do woodworking, get...
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    Bosch really makes a good ROS, Had an older...

    Bosch really makes a good ROS, Had an older model, and it seemed to be going bad, and bought the ROS65vc, and am just amazed at how smooth the thing is. Used to need both hands on my sander, now...
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    My experience gluing up wood less than dry, is it...

    My experience gluing up wood less than dry, is it will dry out curved, and completely unusable.
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    I am in the process of building a solar kiln, the...

    I am in the process of building a solar kiln, the plan is available if you search Solar Kiln, virginia tech. It is the revised edition with doors on the rear for loading with your skid steer or...
  12. Look at the credits, that kiln was designed at...

    Look at the credits, that kiln was designed at Virginia Tech, and Eugene Wengert is listed first in the credits. He resides at the forestry forum.
  13. I have been buying Grizzly wide belt sander...

    I have been buying Grizzly wide belt sander belts, the least expensive 5 pack. And have been very pleased with the life. Have only had one break at the taped seam. I could use some new edge sander...
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    Since I layed down sleepers, 1" dow board, and...

    Since I layed down sleepers, 1" dow board, and t&g flooring, the temperature in my shop does not fall as low as it used to, and have not noticed any rust at all on any machines. Did wax the table on...
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    I would be tempted to wait a while, possible the...

    I would be tempted to wait a while, possible the lumber is air dried down to about 12%. Do you have a tester so you can get an accurate idea of the MC?
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    His pole barn is probably not designed for enough...

    His pole barn is probably not designed for enough load to be able to frame in a ceiling, so a drop ceiling is probably his only option, and they make special batts that fit suspended ceilings. They...
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    Is your Powermatic a new planer? My Grizzly 15"...

    Is your Powermatic a new planer? My Grizzly 15" has never plugged up, and collects easier than any other machine I have. Wonder if there might still be some packing under your dust hood, as Grizzly...
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    The thing about insulation is, you buy it once,...

    The thing about insulation is, you buy it once, and then it saves you money over and over every month.
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    I just went against the north wall of my storage...

    I just went against the north wall of my storage room, drilled 1" holes in a 2x4, and cut 3/4" gas pipe to fit in the holes, fit pretty tight. Then I bought some rubber chair feet for the ends. Put...
  20. Would not brake cleaner in a spray can be a good...

    Would not brake cleaner in a spray can be a good choice to clean out the gunk? Stuff smells like acetone.
  21. My experience is 3 blade cutterheads vs helical...

    My experience is 3 blade cutterheads vs helical cutterheads, and I have helical cutters on both my planer and jointer. Ease of changing blades is first reason I went helical, the second is that I...
  22. Dan, a steel building is hard to cool without a...

    Dan, a steel building is hard to cool without a ceiling. You should talk to your local ceiling company, as they often remove suspended ceilings from buildings being renovated. That old ceiling goes...
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    I have a vacuum attached to my miter saw, which...

    I have a vacuum attached to my miter saw, which gets about half the dust. Maybe just a box behind my saw would contain the rest of the dust instead of just letting it go everywhere. Thanks for that.
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    Why not just put doors on the back side?

    Why not just put doors on the back side?
  25. Most guys on this forum do not have to maintain...

    Most guys on this forum do not have to maintain and repair machinery like farmers do, so if you are in that camp, you probably should just have someone come and repair the machine. If you could haul...
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