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    Very happy with the Tajima metric tapes....

    Very happy with the Tajima metric tapes. Expensive but accurate and easy to read,and are holding up very well for me
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    When I was re-doing my barn I bought some...

    When I was re-doing my barn I bought some "Silverline" plastic windows from a local outfit that sells lots of remaindered building supplies as well as new material. They were so cheap I could not...
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    Try $750,000 for a parking space...

    Try $750,000 for a parking space in Beacon Hill (Boston). (the article is behind a paywall, and no actual selling price is reported. One did sell for $460,000 in that neighborhood a number of years...
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    Yes. 3M customer service can give you the exact...

    Yes. 3M customer service can give you the exact part number for the adapter depending on the details of your system.
  5. FWIW, real BB (and any ex-US sourced plywood)...

    FWIW, real BB (and any ex-US sourced plywood) will be at least nominally metric in measurement. 12--15--18 mm. True BB seems to be pretty consistently close, but actual sizes of material from US and...
  6. Have you ever cut open and looked at what's...

    Have you ever cut open and looked at what's inside those molded ends? I've had a few melt and the quality of the connections can leave a lot to be desired (and it's really hard to check without...
  7. Real BB has pretty much vanished around here....

    Real BB has pretty much vanished around here. What there is is very pricey. We can hope that NA manufacturers can fill the void, I think it will be a while before we start importing a lot from Russia...
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    Second the suggestion to try your local AAW...

    Second the suggestion to try your local AAW chapter. Folks often have an old lathe sitting around that they don't bother to sell, but would be happy to get rid of if asked. There are a million old...
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    45" is going to be tough. I like the idea of...

    45" is going to be tough. I like the idea of getting two older Delta or Craftsman beds and bolting them together to get the longer length. I don't think I'd recommend doing that with the beds made up...
  10. As the "desktop support" guy for our household my...

    As the "desktop support" guy for our household my workload dropped about 10X when I got rid of the last windows machine. Now stuff just works, which makes me very happy. I do use the MS Office suite...
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    the only place I know locally that does a good...

    the only place I know locally that does a good job of sharpening chains charges about $25 for an 18" chain and has a six week turnaround. They didn't need to do anything malicious to get me to buy a...
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    Keeping it as light as possible while popping the...

    Keeping it as light as possible while popping the figure is hard as they are kind of competing goals. I had a piece where I wanted to do that and had pretty good success using a first coat of...
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    3 mm aircraft plywood? It's proabably stronger...

    3 mm aircraft plywood? It's proabably stronger than the original despite being a tad thinner. I buy mine from Boulter Plywood locally (they will ship anywhere) but any good plywood supply place...
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    I have the same sharpener, it does require some...

    I have the same sharpener, it does require some skill and attention but it does the job quite nicely if you pay attention. I have 4-5 chains for my saw and sharpen in a batch when I pull the...
  15. My daughter recently totaled her car (#3? I'm...

    My daughter recently totaled her car (#3? I'm trying to forget-- no one hurt in any of the instances), insurance (in CO) paid out about $5K more than she paid for the car a year earlier. She...
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    The places I go for service use an air impact...

    The places I go for service use an air impact wrench to get them off and a hand torque wrench to put them on. At my normal garage they use the torque wrench on everything as far as I've noticed. They...
  17. I forgot to mention that the contract our Generac...

    I forgot to mention that the contract our Generac dealer sent me specified that they had zero liability for any damage caused by their service or lack thereof, specifically including damage resulting...
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    These guys will drop the correct size file on...

    These guys will drop the correct size file on your doorstep in a couple of days:

    https://www.amazon.com/Oregon-Chainsaw-Files-4-5mm-584043/dp/B07HQQ4CFR/ref=psdc_9425917011_t2_B0002VFEYE
  19. I was offered such a plan, but it was, as you...

    I was offered such a plan, but it was, as you describe, just a maintenance agreement, not a service contract. If something broke I'd still be on the hook for parts and labor for the entire repair...
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    A magnet might help, chrome plated steel will be...

    A magnet might help, chrome plated steel will be highly magnetic, high grade stainless isn't. Lower grade stainless is magnetic, so that's not proof. I'm not sure bottle stoppers are made of anything...
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    For drills and drivers I find the 18V Li-ion...

    For drills and drivers I find the 18V Li-ion tools to be completely adequate. I find myself opting for the smaller battery packs these days because I appreciate the reduced weight. They charge so...
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    The mineral oil is there mostly to make the wax...

    The mineral oil is there mostly to make the wax easier to spread. Depending on which molecular weight range of mineral oil you are using it will, sooner or later, evaporate-- longer chain (labeled as...
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    I'm certainly no expert at this, have not done a...

    I'm certainly no expert at this, have not done a lot of experimentation, but do usually achieve acceptable results. The primary difference I see is that I sand to a much higher grit before beginning...
  24. Talk about an offer one can't refuse! Thanks!

    Talk about an offer one can't refuse! Thanks!
  25. Thread: New Mig

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    Welding I keep looking because I've signed up for my...

    I keep looking because I've signed up for my first welding class at Marc Adams this fall and am thinking that with enough knowledge to be dangerous I'm going to want a welder to practice with.
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