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    These guys anywhere near you? ...

    These guys anywhere near you?

    http://www.rexlumber.com/

    Erik
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    I have two pairs of Keens. One is sort of an...

    I have two pairs of Keens. One is sort of an urban casual hiker and the other is a pair of insulated leather boots. The urban hikers, I just wear around when I'm visiting customers. Stiff but...
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    I've used everything from combat boots to...

    I've used everything from combat boots to trail-running sneakers to muckers. For me, the magic is in the insole. Sole or Superfeet brand, to be specific. I have high arches and while my feet seem to...
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    Medite Tricoya?

    Medite Tricoya?
  5. Always thought that was pretty normal? Never...

    Always thought that was pretty normal? Never "not" had them.

    Erik
  6. Can't remember the model # but I have the one...

    Can't remember the model # but I have the one with the METAL chuck (either 18V or 20V) and it's been awesome for me.

    Erik
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    Lots of customers with the Portamate bases for...

    Lots of customers with the Portamate bases for our jointer/planers. HTC could be another option.

    Erik
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    I had always heard it referred to as cold scraped...

    I had always heard it referred to as cold scraped but yes, that's the finish. A lot of the earlier Italian machines have it as well. Agazzani bandsaws, for example.

    Erik
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    This ^^^ Bandsaw blades are pretty much a...

    This ^^^ Bandsaw blades are pretty much a consumable. I would buy several more. If you break another one, then let's start talking about technique, proper blade selection, and feed rate.

    Erik
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    Reviving this thread. Some interesting Euro...

    Reviving this thread. Some interesting Euro machines from a recent trip. First, this Lobo bandsaw. If it didnít have the badging, I would swear it was Italian. In fact, Meber if I had to guess. Yet,...
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    Back in my MM days, we had a customer who put one...

    Back in my MM days, we had a customer who put one of our bandsaws in some outside environment, like maybe under a covered porch. Never personally saw it but he apparently cemented the base into...
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    Unfortunately, I couldn't find any. Erik

    Unfortunately, I couldn't find any.

    Erik
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    From a customerís shop I just visited earlier...

    From a customerís shop I just visited earlier today. Not shilling for our own stuff but ďifĒ you need a lifting table and the krazy horse wonít do it for you, I canít see how anyone could DIY or fab...
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    LOL. I volunteer at the local wildflower preserve...

    LOL. I volunteer at the local wildflower preserve and there are a couple of Bow Darks on the property. We get volunteers who haven't spent much time outdoors and it's our little game to try and make...
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    I wasted several years at college before finally...

    I wasted several years at college before finally dropping out and getting involved in a more hands-on type job, which led me to where I am today. Looking back, I regret not going that path sooner. My...
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    Was just in a customer's shop who does lots of...

    Was just in a customer's shop who does lots of jobsite work and he got rid of the Festool for a Mafell.

    Erik
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    ^^^^ Booze, mostly. We actually did pick up a...

    ^^^^ Booze, mostly.

    We actually did pick up a bunch of local turnings and small sculptures when we honeymooned in Costa Rica. From what I could see, all from salvaged lumber. Rosewood and some...
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    Agreed^^^ I've had conversations with...

    Agreed^^^

    I've had conversations with well-respected blade manufacturers about having the arbors on customers' existing sawblades re-bored to 30mm and almost invariably, they don't want to touch...
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    My wife and I witnessed a botched pickpocket...

    My wife and I witnessed a botched pickpocket attempt on the Paris Metro once. Super-busy line and suddenly, this wallet hits the floor at our feet. An older tourist starts shouting and grabs this...
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    I have a pair of 7X42 Leica Trinovids that have...

    I have a pair of 7X42 Leica Trinovids that have literally been all over the world with me and recently, my wife got me a pair of Zeiss Conquest 8X30's as a birthday gift. My eyes aren't great and I...
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    I have some experience with commercial widebelts...

    I have some experience with commercial widebelts and will say that using them for anything other than a poor man’s planer (which many shops do...), requires a delicate touch of balancing pneumatic...
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    Best bet it to contact whoever your Felder rep is...

    Best bet it to contact whoever your Felder rep is for a referral. Most of my guys are more than happy to show off their machines. Or, book a trip to Atlanta for IWF 2020. My boss in Dallas does the...
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    Yeah, ditto, all three days. Feel free to bring...

    Yeah, ditto, all three days. Feel free to bring any lumber you need cut, planed, sanded, etc.

    Erik
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    A company I once worked for had both a B2B side...

    A company I once worked for had both a B2B side (mine) as well as a retail counter-type operation. Management was always complaining about the cost to serve those little old ladies who wanted you to...
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    We've got a couple of remote reps (like myself)...

    We've got a couple of remote reps (like myself) in Denver that are great guys but I think they are probably focusing more on commercial accounts. You want to see a machine locally? PM me and I'll put...
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