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  1. Thanks Joe. Planes are in the drawer just above...

    Thanks Joe. Planes are in the drawer just above the three open ones. Commonly used stuff at the most convenient height, obsolete bits in that top drawer.
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    It's probably a soil thing. Fertilizer is not...

    It's probably a soil thing. Fertilizer is not going to be practical on trees this large. Presumably would require some percentage of the mass of the tree. Oaks predominate here for a reason.
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    What' wrong with my Maple trees?

    30 years ago we planted 3 Sugar Maples in the yard. They have always been vigorous and healthy. Usually /Sugar Maples grow leaves as big as your hand which turn brilliant red and orange in the fall....
  4. If Japanese saws make too much noise you may have...

    If Japanese saws make too much noise you may have to take up needlework.
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    Put rubber feet on it. They can be had from Mc...

    Put rubber feet on it. They can be had from Mc Master Carr. They will do two things;

    1. They will reduce noise transmission to the floor

    2. They will keep your bench from sliding around

    I am...
  6. My opinion of the Studley cabinet is that it held...

    My opinion of the Studley cabinet is that it held a careful selection of tools that made the piece of art work visually, and did not represent a practical working device. As a work of art it is...
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    Tim my advice is to retire in early spring. That...

    Tim my advice is to retire in early spring. That will give you time to adapt to retirement in nice weather.
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    So might I get a robot of my own to say "please...

    So might I get a robot of my own to say "please press 3 to complete your call"? A robocaller would not be able to do that and would not get thru.
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    Stopping Robocalls

    Got all three of my neurons working together and here's what they came up with,

    User fees for high caller volume. Say the first 100 calls per day are covered by the base rate, then callers must...
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    Hi Derek Nice job on the model. Actually I was...

    Hi Derek
    Nice job on the model. Actually I was suggesting making a model of the arm to upright joint and test that to destruction. My concern is mostly with the potential for a failure which could...
  11. I'm going with Oneida on this, with the proviso...

    I'm going with Oneida on this, with the proviso that you use long radius elbows. And I'd lower the DC to a workable level in the shed so you don't need so much elevation to work on it. Just run...
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    Hi Rod The only place poundals, slugs, pound...

    Hi Rod
    The only place poundals, slugs, pound force and pound mass are to be found is in textbooks. They are arcane. PSI is found and understood everywhere in north america. Newtons, not so much.
  13. You should open up that return air duct and...

    You should open up that return air duct and install a HEPA filter at least double the size of the current grill.

    A pair of sawhorses and a circular saw will let you rough cut materials outside....
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    Where the arms connect to the uprights I see two...

    Where the arms connect to the uprights I see two potential failures, one in tension and one in compression.
    . the top of the arm is in tension and the few screws look inadequate, they could tear...
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    Doug, that's genius!

    Doug, that's genius!
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    What's a kilopascal?

    A kilopascal is a measurement of pressure, similar to psi. It's a commonly used metric term, but for the mechanically minded it is not clear, like grams per square centimeter would be. Atmospheres...
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    Clean pants gloat

    My wife told me to put on some old clothes before I painted a little trim. "You can go thru my closet and try to find anything with paint on it" I boldly countered. You are probably thinking that my...
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    Eric may be onto a good solution, make it a...

    Eric may be onto a good solution, make it a standing desk and provide yourself adjustable height seating.

    No longer working we do jigsaw puzzles a couple hours a day. We stand about half the time...
  19. The tapered legs are a nice touch, you have an...

    The tapered legs are a nice touch, you have an eye for this stuff.
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    For shorter stock I do this 466294 ...

    For shorter stock I do this

    466294

    Sometimes just measure and mark on the ends, sometimes clamp something behind the corner for quicker repeatability.
  21. As a rule I would not overspeed any motor. The...

    As a rule I would not overspeed any motor. The windings, bearings, etc may fail at 60/50 design rpm and surely will at 120 hz. It's like putting nitrous in your car, the prognosis is not good.
  22. Just a detail, running your motors at 60 hz is...

    Just a detail, running your motors at 60 hz is not a good idea. If you use a vfd it can probably be set up to deliver a maximum of 50 hz.
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    For my TS I went with a TECO VFD and a VFD rated...

    For my TS I went with a TECO VFD and a VFD rated TEFC motor. Not the cheapest option but solid. Good tech support too. After a few years the VFD died, probably lightning. Of course the replacement...
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    Rubber feet from Mcmaster Carr. These will not...

    Rubber feet from Mcmaster Carr. These will not slide around, making the stools safer. As a bonus they will make them quieter and nicer to move on a hard surface.

    Buy a variety of sizes, use them...
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    David Thanks for the response clearly based on...

    David
    Thanks for the response clearly based on good solid experience. I'll take your advice to go closer to the edge on this.

    I'll watch for the book. Publishing for a narrow readership is...
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