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  1. Thread: PVC Sheets

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    Was going to say the same as Jim, HD I believe is...

    Was going to say the same as Jim, HD I believe is Royal nationally but maybe not. Id imagine if your local branch doesnt have it on hand they can transfer it in. Last I checked it was actually...
  2. I think if you cut anything under low light...

    I think if you cut anything under low light conditions you will likely see sparks but MDF is definitely hard on tooling. On the CNC we keep a few cutters used regularly on MDF dedicated to it. One...
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    No disagreement with steamed grading. The main...

    No disagreement with steamed grading. The main mill I pull from unfortunately steams but its understandable why because without it they would likely dump Walnut as it would likely be $30/bf. This...
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    Covid is the main culprit. The residential blip...

    Covid is the main culprit. The residential blip while everyone was off coupled with large reduction in production due to the same reason has stripped supply and driven prices through the roof. Its...
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    Thanks. Pretty basic but without cnc no way to be...

    Thanks. Pretty basic but without cnc no way to be profitable. Unfortunately the CNC work is about 15% of the work.
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    Not a mile of CNC but..

    Posted a couple pic's in finishing forum. Had a run of 230+ display boxes that has now landed over 250 and likely going to pass 300. All hardware machining, mortising, etc.. on the CNC. We built an 8...
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    Im not arguing in any way shape or form that I...

    Im not arguing in any way shape or form that I dont "pay" for sapwood. Its in my dumpster every single time we do a Walnut job. If you have to meet a heartwood one face spec' you will throw away half...
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    We are finishing up a run of 250+ Walnut display...

    We are finishing up a run of 250+ Walnut display boxes that is looking to hit 300 plus. Im sure region harvested, inherent nature of nature, finishing practices, and location of the finished item has...
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    I dont know what grading rules your reading but...

    I dont know what grading rules your reading but sap in anything is 100% defect though Walnut is allowed to be graded under its own specific set of rules for some of the reasons you mention and more....
  10. Agreed, I do get to a point with the blades for...

    Agreed, I do get to a point with the blades for the mill where it is no longer worth it but most often they just break. Its honestly not worth it period if you value your time to clean and sharpen...
  11. I might give it a go on some of the large resaw...

    I might give it a go on some of the large resaw blades. Now that youve got me thinking it probably would be too awful bad to setup a simple little jig with a pin that references on the next gullet....
  12. How do you calibrate the grind and set? Do you...

    How do you calibrate the grind and set? Do you clean up the gullet as well? We have a full profile grinder for bandmill blades that grinds the entire profile, hook, rake, gullet, but setting is the...
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    I wouldnt be concerned.

    I wouldnt be concerned.
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    Any attempt will look like hell. Even with FAS...

    Any attempt will look like hell. Even with FAS unless your buying boutique prices you have to buy 3x what you need and you'll barely get all heartwood at 30% yield
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    That Cherry in your photo is from a tree that was...

    That Cherry in your photo is from a tree that was in the initial stages of decay. Likely not PP bettles and were in the tree when it was sawn. Ive cut a lot of down/standing dead/dying Cherry that...
  16. Jim.. if you cross thread the coarse thread...

    Jim.. if you cross thread the coarse thread spindle in your router.. you deserve to be relegated to a walker, straw, rubber spoon, and potty chair.... come on man.
  17. How do you cross thread a router collet nut? yeek

    How do you cross thread a router collet nut? yeek
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    If there is a "sawdust mountain" nothing will...

    If there is a "sawdust mountain" nothing will grow anywhere there for years whether its pine or .....
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    If its not an option who cares about the trees?...

    If its not an option who cares about the trees? It is what it is.. right?
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    I think you've pretty much summed up the ultimate...

    I think you've pretty much summed up the ultimate joys, and frustrations, of life. Yet perhaps intermingled routine, and ritual. Routines are things like we all put our underwear on before our pants...
  21. Cast iron machines so well dry because of high...

    Cast iron machines so well dry because of high graphite content formed in the casting process.
  22. Another vote here for drilling through holes and...

    Another vote here for drilling through holes and not tapping unless your table surface is very thick. Most machines that come with tapped holes for feeders have boss's cast into the underside of the...
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    The hard part about the loose stops and trying to...

    The hard part about the loose stops and trying to hang a slab plumb in out-of-plumb jambs is having to fudge every hinge and latch mortise but thats the only option in that scenario. The only...
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    How do you adjust the trim? Plowing material off...

    How do you adjust the trim? Plowing material off the back of the trim (unless its deeply back relieved) is a nightmare. And Im not really clear on most trim being painted.. 35 years and I dont think...
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    Router with a flush trim bit can be a very...

    Router with a flush trim bit can be a very sketchy option. It doesnt take a lot for the router to grab and pull the bit into the jamb compressing the drywall and then youve got a nasty dent/deep cut...
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