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  1. John, we flatten slabs with a planer blade...

    John, we flatten slabs with a planer blade installed on our swing blade mill. Works ok, but not great.

    I saw several of the sawmill based flattening systems a couple of weeks ago at the Paul...
  2. Iíve owned a 500 for about 10 years. Great tool.

    Iíve owned a 500 for about 10 years. Great tool.
  3. I use d-limonene as a thinner for all of my oil...

    I use d-limonene as a thinner for all of my oil based finishes. It works well and is not a petroleum distillate (itís citrus based). Sure smells better too. e-bay is the best source that I have...
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    John, the folks on Welding Web have been very...

    John, the folks on Welding Web have been very helpful to me over the years.

    RE multi-process machines, a the recommendation of my local welding shop I purchased a Lincoln 210MP a couple of years...
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    Most 3 phase motors have a plate on the motor...

    Most 3 phase motors have a plate on the motor that diagrams how to run the wiring. You might want to look for it to see if the extra wires are related to the different speeds.
  6. Well crafted and very clean work!

    Well crafted and very clean work!
  7. Very nice work Mike! Thanks for posting.

    Very nice work Mike! Thanks for posting.
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    Typically, with as much tension as is evidenced...

    Typically, with as much tension as is evidenced in that highly off-center pith, unless you are using very short boards (jewelry box range) they tend to move every time they are worked.

    Iíve...
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    Andrew - you hit the nail on the head! Logs...

    Andrew - you hit the nail on the head!

    Logs with piths that are significantly off center tend to yield a lot of lumber that has to be discarded. Internal stresses in the lumber cause it to...
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    Two of the best auto-darkening hoods available...

    Two of the best auto-darkening hoods available right now are the Lincoln Viking 3350 and the Optrel E684. Both utilize the new 4C technology, and are very clear.
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    Framing lumber is typically only dried to 18%MC,...

    Framing lumber is typically only dried to 18%MC, whereas interior lumber is dried to 6% - 8% MC. When you resawed them, it appears that there was a delta in MC% between the core and the shell.
    ...
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    David, thanks for the info. Iím looking at an...

    David, thanks for the info. Iím looking at an older Mori-seiki 3hp vertical mill with a Milltronics controller. (G code) Software version is around 3.2. The mill can be operated either manually or...
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    John, if. You donít mind Iím going to add on to...

    John, if. You donít mind Iím going to add on to your request....

    Can anybody advise what are the easiest Cad programs to learn that will create 3D drawings that can be converted into g-code for a...
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    Patrick, unfortunately that log is full of...

    Patrick, unfortunately that log is full of tension wood. You can tell this by the extremely off-centered pith. It is not worth milling into lumber IMO, because 80% or more of it will distort...
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    Ditto the advice above about cutting an inch off...

    Ditto the advice above about cutting an inch off of the end of the logs. Inspect for the following:

    1 - any bug damage in the sapwood.
    2 - is the pith off-center more than 10%?
    3 - Is the width...
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    The statement above is factually incorrect, and...

    The statement above is factually incorrect, and even though you trashed the lumber I did not want to leave it unanswered.

    PPB are a dry wood pest and can stay inside lumber for up to 7 years. ...
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    Iíve used a Scag Turf Tiger for 19 years here on...

    Iíve used a Scag Turf Tiger for 19 years here on the farm. We beat the tar out of it - not only mowing the yards but pastures, ditches, you name it. I honestly think that it will be the last mower...
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    Great info John, thanks much for sharing your...

    Great info John, thanks much for sharing your insight.
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    Hi Tom. Iíve owned several shipping containers...

    Hi Tom.

    Iíve owned several shipping containers for about 17 years. I would highly recommend that you purchase an insulated container for storage; uninsulated ones tend to sweat a lot and get...
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    Great info John - thanks for sharing. On a...

    Great info John - thanks for sharing.

    On a scale of 1 - 10, for a clear finish how would you rank the EM-9300 and the GF 450?

    Scott
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    Great price! You might want to check if 3/4Ē and...

    Great price! You might want to check if 3/4Ē and 1Ē spindles are available for it.
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    Bruce, why donít you just try mixing up some...

    Bruce, why donít you just try mixing up some small samples, solely for the intent of seeing what it will mix in?
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    Good tip Tom! This approach has the added...

    Good tip Tom! This approach has the added benefit of keeping the UV off of the lumber.
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    Bruce, it sounds like you have the instructions...

    Bruce, it sounds like you have the instructions for their oil based product, but actually have a water based product. Iíve had similar problems with trying to use water based dye in oil.

    Try it...
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    Excellent advice by Lee above but one observation...

    Excellent advice by Lee above but one observation that I would make is that not all rifles will fit properly in a 38Ē gap between butt and barrel rest. Namely tactical rifles with 16Ē - 18Ē barrels...
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