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  1. What's most important is that because all your...

    What's most important is that because all your tools have small ports, you need a system that can handle that higher static pressure and move enough air to extract the chips, etc. "Regular" dust...
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    By the time you consider the portion of the blade...

    By the time you consider the portion of the blade that will always be below the table, your re-saw height would not likely be more than about 6.5" or so with the 16" blade. Not really an ideal...
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    The issue is the wood and the very thin finish...

    The issue is the wood and the very thin finish viscosity...even being already sealed, the cedar is going to soak more of the thin finish up and it will take a ton of coats to get enough build to...
  4. Thread: Lawn Weeds

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    The meadow motif doesn't need to mean...

    The meadow motif doesn't need to mean "long/tall"...there are so many low growing options available if one is planting as well as a lot of natural diversity like I mentioned with my own lawn that is...
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    Something that's now on my radar for this kind of...

    Something that's now on my radar for this kind of thing as well as grain filling on guitar bodies is Z-Poxy.
  6. Thread: Lawn Weeds

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    I absolutely agree with that statement! At...

    I absolutely agree with that statement! At different times of the year, particularly in our front lawn, there is a cascade of small blue wildflowers that are awesome. There are other things that are...
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    When I was a mere lad, my dad absolutely insisted...

    When I was a mere lad, my dad absolutely insisted in cutting the grass to within millimeters of non-existence, saying it wouldn't have to be cut as often...and then wondered why it was primarily...
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    The best thing I ever did for "weed control" in...

    The best thing I ever did for "weed control" in our lawn was to start cutting it much higher...3.5"-4". I've never used chemicals. Yes, there are still some "weeds" but new ones struggle to get a...
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    95% of the time, I use my 150/3. I rarely use the...

    95% of the time, I use my 150/3. I rarely use the Rotex (because it's a two-hand tool) but when it's the right tool for the job, I pull it out with a smile.
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    Honestly...yes. I don't particularly enjoy...

    Honestly...yes. I don't particularly enjoy working with any kind of "construction" lumber at this point. I like flat and straight and that's what I get when I process my own. But alas...sometimes one...
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    Why didn't you just order it direct through Sam...

    Why didn't you just order it direct through Sam Blasco? (merely curious...)
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    You may need to resort to clamping the material...

    You may need to resort to clamping the material when using construction grade lumber as it often has "features" that don't play nice with CMS or SCMS cuts.
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    'Glad you love the saw, Lisa. I'm very fond of...

    'Glad you love the saw, Lisa. I'm very fond of mine.

    Track saws are extremely useful tools, both in the shop and out of the shop. Aside from the obvious uses, they can also be problem solvers,...
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    hah! I did virtual office for 21 years with my...

    hah! I did virtual office for 21 years with my employer prior to retirement a year and a half ago and yes, "multitasking" was very much in play many times. Not so much with the shop, but managing the...
  15. I think that the answer to your question comes...

    I think that the answer to your question comes down to what you plan for your overall finish look when completed and whether or not you want to highlight those defects with the resin (contrasting...
  16. I'm not familiar with either machine, but I'm a...

    I'm not familiar with either machine, but I'm a BIG fan of J/P combos and have been using an SCM/Minimax for many years now.
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    I used to spend 0 to about 12 hours in the shop...

    I used to spend 0 to about 12 hours in the shop per week...and then I retired from full time work, bought a CNC machine to add to my arsenal, and made it a part time (but fully legally setup)...
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    It's not uncommon for a fence rail to be cut down...

    It's not uncommon for a fence rail to be cut down for any number of reasons. Most folks are unlikely to ever actually use that 50" of capacity, but still opt to buy the "big one". While it would be...
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    'Glad your project is complete, Dennis! My...

    'Glad your project is complete, Dennis!

    My "project" is also complete...I got my mother moved from her apartment to her new space in the assisted living suite across the driveway and dealt with...
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    Tim, never use "duct tape" (the typically grey...

    Tim, never use "duct tape" (the typically grey cloth like tape) on duct. ;) Use foil tape or mastic...
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    Jamie, the EM6500 in satin is fine for this since...

    Jamie, the EM6500 in satin is fine for this since as I noted you want to shoot a whole lot of clear on top of it for the type of finish you want to achieve. There is a lot of hand-work involved in...
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    There is no "new layout". Nothing has changed....

    There is no "new layout". Nothing has changed. Check your "view" to be sure it didn't inadvertently get changed to mobile which isn't very full featured on this older software. Or just click on...
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    You can use a water borne black, such as EM6500,...

    You can use a water borne black, such as EM6500, clear coat it heavily and then rub it out using micromesh followed by various polishes...just like doing a guitar, but much larger project. :)
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    Congrats on taking delivery of that great...

    Congrats on taking delivery of that great machine!

    Fritz and Franz will handle your parallel ripping just fine, BTW. As to blades, I'm using a 12" 48t Forrest WW-II on my slider these days...the...
  25. It's a nice thing when the plan finally comes...

    It's a nice thing when the plan finally comes together!
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