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    Like me Jim on the North American thingy. Got the...

    Like me Jim on the North American thingy. Got the best trees in the world to make the most stable kind of building product. A real head scratcher why more of our mills don't jump on that product.
  2. I feel for you Dennis. No way in the world I...

    I feel for you Dennis. No way in the world I could live in Arkansas or any of those surrounding states. Just perfect up in my little neck of the woods.

    No wood working for me in the summer....
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    Welding Listen to this. The salesman at Praxair [Miller]...

    Listen to this. The salesman at Praxair [Miller] told me that a customer took a tap to the end of the gun so that it would accept the other kind of tips. WOW! What some folks won't do!
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    Welding John: I went back to the Miller dealer to get the...

    John: I went back to the Miller dealer to get the proper tips. The five tips at Princess Auto were $12. The proper 10 pack at Miller were $22.

    I've ordered a roll of the .023 wire and tips to...
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    Welding Also, forgot to mention that I picked up some...

    Also, forgot to mention that I picked up some .030 tips at our local Princess Auto[ Harbor Freight]. Back of package said they would fit Miller products. But they don't fit the MDX-100 gun. Lesson...
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    Welding Guaranteed my welding will never pass any test...

    Guaranteed my welding will never pass any test for sure fellas. I just luv playing with this 211 though. The first thing I repaired was a rolling chair in my shop. Added 1/8" gussets to the top...
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    Welding I bought one of the Antra auto darkening brands....

    I bought one of the Antra auto darkening brands. Carbon fibre it appears to be. Adjustment strap suits me well.

    Used the 211 yesterday to weld a jack to the hitch of my wood splitter for...
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    Welding Well now, this is rolling up to almost 4 years...

    Well now, this is rolling up to almost 4 years since I posted this. I finally made a purchase. I decided on the Miller 211 , seeing that it would more than fill my needs. Mostly what I use it for is...
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    Matt, on another setting as I just finished...

    Matt, on another setting as I just finished adjustments today, the table rollers call for .010 " above the table. I'm probably at .011". Book says that anything over .010 could result in snipe on...
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    I did too Mel. I have a General 130 with the same...

    I did too Mel. I have a General 130 with the same 3" diameter- 3 knife head. The specs call for 1/16 " protrusion as well. I installed new knives after I bought it. So. I moved it out to the !/8 "+...
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    Hope it's not a Chevyhttps://sawmillcreek.org/images/icons/icon12.png
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    Just getting back to this post. Thanks all. ...

    Just getting back to this post. Thanks all. Should have taken a picture, but I'm making some 3 level card stands for the Kanasta game. Most of the seniors have a difficult time holding that many...
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    Thin kerf saw blade

    Hi all.

    Haven't posted anything of late but still read to stay in the loop. Looking to find a slot cutting wood saw blade that would just be slightly larger than a playing card. Barely 1/16" I...
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    Thom Have to ask. Is the frame perfectly plumb...

    Thom

    Have to ask. Is the frame perfectly plumb top to bottom on both sides?. Can you shim the back at the top of one side and the bottom of the other to make up the difference? Should help reduce...
  15. Going to be high for a while. Most likely end of...

    Going to be high for a while. Most likely end of the construction season before it levels off even a bit. Two by 6" by 8' spruce studs are $9.50 up here presently. Usually in the range of $5.
  16. Alan, I worked in the university buildings for...

    Alan, I worked in the university buildings for most of my career. Brick on the outside applied over concrete blocks. No doubt, we've drilled a good many of these. We found the best solution was the...
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    Patrick, I was admiring your jointer table...

    Patrick, I was admiring your jointer table extension in the first picture. I definitely need one for my 8" Poitras. Was attempting to edge joint some 12' ash alone in the shop. Obviously the first 4...
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    How do you sharpen the knives?

    How do you sharpen the knives?
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    As Prashun mentioned, a sharp block plane is the...

    As Prashun mentioned, a sharp block plane is the most preferred. If the wood is straight grain, you get ideal jointing. But most times there will be a directional grain change part way down leading...
  20. How about flat stock aluminum and a metal break....

    How about flat stock aluminum and a metal break. Looks like this area receives buckets of water too.
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    Ed, need to login first.

    Ed, need to login first.
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    Mark, forgot to add. Not sure what brand of MDF I...

    Mark, forgot to add. Not sure what brand of MDF I have but the finish has a glassy feel to it and you can see that sheen as well. Home Hardware product. Have purchased a cheaper brand in the past and...
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    Thanks Mark for the advice. It's apparent that...

    Thanks Mark for the advice. It's apparent that you've taken the time to experiment with a good many lines of finish. When I mentioned going from lacquer to melamine, it's typical of a north/ south...
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    I've got a local pro painter coming to my shop to...

    I've got a local pro painter coming to my shop to paint them. Had first thought about laquer paint. He said it was near impossible to spray lacquer unless you've got a high end spray booth....
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    Thought it might Scott, but I don't think I'll...

    Thought it might Scott, but I don't think I'll mind that. Don't think it will be as prominent as red oak though. I made a landing tread for a cottage from ash. Stained it light grey. Kind of like...
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