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  1. I honestly cannot identify one particular piece,...

    I honestly cannot identify one particular piece, made or owned, and that's even after touching every one due to our recent move. Each made item was a particular accomplishment, either in style, in...
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    'Been mowing for about a month now here...and I...

    'Been mowing for about a month now here...and I have to do two properties at the present time which means trailering my ZTR between them.

    Snow...well...the Big Orange Power Tool took care of that...
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    Jon, one suggestion I have, if you have not done...

    Jon, one suggestion I have, if you have not done so already, is to embrace the "long" tenon stock sold in 750mm lengths. It's less expensive and you'll "always" have the length you need simply...
  4. Do the samples and show them what things are...

    Do the samples and show them what things are going to look like if she's dead set on maple. You may very well have to do some heavy toning with dyed clear coats to "get there"...
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    There have actually been a few threads lately on...

    There have actually been a few threads lately on this subject that will be helpful to you I suspect.

    I'm personally likely moving to a short stroke slider when I get the new shop built here in our...
  6. I agree. While hard maple is certainly durable,...

    I agree. While hard maple is certainly durable, it's not one of my favorite materials for furniture that isn't going to be painted or left natural. Very hard and very closed grained makes for a...
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    That was one of the reasons I had some trees...

    That was one of the reasons I had some trees taken down at our old property a few months ago...they were an accident waiting to happen. Glad you had the foresight to do that with the leaner and sad...
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    Sadly, this isn't uncommon and is just another...

    Sadly, this isn't uncommon and is just another effect of folks not considering value instead of just cost when making purchase decisions. With insurance, this isn't helped by some company's marketing...
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    Yea, as of this coming Saturday, I'm two weeks...

    Yea, as of this coming Saturday, I'm two weeks post-second dose, too. As you surmise, it's just a bit crazy right now...I'm "almost" done my punch list at the Buckingham property and the listing will...
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    Looks like the installation went well, Steve! I...

    Looks like the installation went well, Steve! I hope to get a chance to check it out one of these days when things settle down.
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    I'm about to paint the front door of our new...

    I'm about to paint the front door of our new "downsize" home. It's not a wood door like yours. That said, the nice folks at the SW store where I do a lot of business as of late recommended the...
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    I personally embrace the sapwood in pieces like...

    I personally embrace the sapwood in pieces like this and was tickled that the cherry cabinetry in the kitchen of our "downsize" home we just moved into has sap-wood galore in the Kraftmaid cabinets.
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    Nope. I love my Domino 700XL. It was the right...

    Nope. I love my Domino 700XL. It was the right machine for the things I use it for. I rarely have call for the small tenons, but can cut them with the bigger tool if I need to with the Seneca...
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    This past week has been...exhausting. We moved...

    This past week has been...exhausting. We moved into the new "downsize" property last Monday. So there's at least some unpacking that's happened and some other necessary things at the new place. And...
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    That looks wonderful, Ed!!

    That looks wonderful, Ed!!
  16. Charles, you are correct that frequent...

    Charles, you are correct that frequent maintenance is required to insure the indoor unit doesn't get overloaded with dust. Some folks do create additional filtration setups...Jay Bates on YouTube did...
  17. I have a Festool CT for small tool extraction and...

    I have a Festool CT for small tool extraction and a Ridgid "shop vac" for cleanup type work. I actually have two identical of the latter because I brought the one my father owned north after he...
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    I prefer (and use) a centrally located control...

    I prefer (and use) a centrally located control switch the operates a contractor for the 240v load of the cyclone.
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    It's possible to source KD PT lumber, although I...

    It's possible to source KD PT lumber, although I haven't tried it. Without that, PT is going to potentially "move a lot" as it naturally dries from that high moisture content that comes from the...
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    Many of the Leigh specific tooling offerings are...

    Many of the Leigh specific tooling offerings are 8mm shanks which is stronger than the .25" shank tooling but fits better for many of the typical dovetailing operations that the jig is capable of. So...
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    This past week was "prepare to move", "move a lot...

    This past week was "prepare to move", "move a lot of stuff" and then yesterday, entertain the actual movers. So we are in the new property now and spent our first night here...restless from the...
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    Personally, I would go with 26 gage for dust...

    Personally, I would go with 26 gage for dust collection. Typical 30 gage HVAC snap-lock can be made to work but it has a much higher risk of collapse in a dust collection application than the heavier...
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    Honestly, I only write quick notes that are often...

    Honestly, I only write quick notes that are often disposable after a task is done. When I was cleaning out my office in the old house over the past couple of weeks, I was amazed at how many unused...
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    Shopping around occasionally is a good...

    Shopping around occasionally is a good practice...just be sure that apples are being compared to apples. Sometimes those "great rates" don't necessarily have the same coverages. In homeowners, be...
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    The Porter Cable brand pretty much is out of the...

    The Porter Cable brand pretty much is out of the router business as well as for many other tools. Stanley/Black and Decker has deprecated the brand in favor of DeWalt and Craftsman, etc. The DeWalt...
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