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    You called it! Besides the normal everyday care...

    You called it! Besides the normal everyday care and feeding of 56 animals Iíve been busy with tilling and planting the garden, clearing brush and dead trees, putting in more raised beds, running...
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    My friends in vet school all have the same 1st...

    My friends in vet school all have the same 1st year assignment - to collect as many toxic plants as possible and make a book with laminated leaves, drawings, descriptions and notes on the potential...
  3. Don't know about consensus but here's an opinion....

    Don't know about consensus but here's an opinion.

    I sometimes wax the faces, depending:
    - faces of certain woods that contain both heartwood and sapwood when I know they dry at much different...
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    Probably not a problem if you don't mow or don't...

    Probably not a problem if you don't mow or don't have animals that eat grass, but a type of small blue flower that will take over here is noxious and the buttercup is worse. The buttercup plants,...
  5. Iíve never heard of sealing wood with bees wax. ...

    Iíve never heard of sealing wood with bees wax. Does it seal the better, the same, or less than paraffin?

    Could it be itís not used as much because of the high cost?

    JKJ
  6. Don't claim to know the best way. The wax will...

    Don't claim to know the best way. The wax will slow down but not stop moisture movement so even fully waxed it will still dry to EMC eventually. Removing some or all will speed up the drying. ...
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    I use a laser for precise alignment on the...

    I use a laser for precise alignment on the milling machine and sometimes the drill press: https://littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=2604

    But such precision on an herb...
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    Welcome to the club! Flexible supports like...

    Welcome to the club!

    Flexible supports like rubber or springs may make things worse. More mass definitely helps - my primary lathe weighs well over 700 lbs and will handle most unbalanced things...
  9. Edwin, could you be thinking of posts in a...

    Edwin, could you be thinking of posts in a similar thread? https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?290342-Any-chance-of-construction-lumber-prices-going-down-in-six-months

    JKJ
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    Thanks, those are close to the dimensions we use....

    Thanks, those are close to the dimensions we use. I was hoping to find a resource page I could pass onto others as a URL.

    I keep tub of blanks I cut for those in our club who want to make some...
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    Excellent! Very nicely done. Members of...

    Excellent! Very nicely done.

    Members of our club make those too, plus Beads of Courage boxes for kids with cancers. We actually got more than the hospital can use - a nice problem.

    BTW,...
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    Shawn, There have been other threads that...

    Shawn,

    There have been other threads that discuss tool organization. Some are hard to find since info might be buried deep within a thread. For example, a recent thread on lathe placement...
  13. You may have to upgrade from "member" to...

    You may have to upgrade from "member" to "contributor" to have access to private messages and other things. I don't remember the specifics - they changed last year I think.
    The cost is not much -...
  14. I'm planning a new building. The price of the...

    I'm planning a new building. The price of the materials doesn't concern me much compared to the work that goes into the building. It boils down to deciding what I want more, the building or the...
  15. Denny, I sent some beeswax from my hives to a...

    Denny,

    I sent some beeswax from my hives to a gentleman a few years ago and he experimented.

    His final formula:
    Mixed the wax with BLO
    40% wax/60% BLO.
    Added a splash of EV olive oil to...
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    Ok, anyone else here actually used a teletype at...

    Ok, anyone else here actually used a teletype at home? In the '70s I built my first computer (6800) and for $800 I bought a refurbished ASR 33 teletype with a tape punch and reader. It could read...
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    I cut comb with am electrically heated hot knife...

    I cut comb with am electrically heated hot knife made for removing "cappings". Works well and cuts a clean flat but the cells are filled with honey which supports the sides during the cut. Cutting...
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    Sorry, can't help with making a duplicator but I...

    Sorry, can't help with making a duplicator but I have opinions... :)

    The inexpensive lathe duplicators I've seen in operation did in fact duplicate the shape but left the surface in horrible...
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    Internet access is very slow over WiFi. It's...

    Internet access is very slow over WiFi. It's fine for reading.

    So maybe there is something wrong with mine.
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    Too bad you don't live in Southwest PA, it's...

    Too bad you don't live in Southwest PA, it's closer. :)
    (I grew up south of Pittsburgh.)

    JKJ
  21. Nice. What used to be so hard is getting...

    Nice.

    What used to be so hard is getting easier. Sometime in the 90's I bought a Faro 3D digitizer, basically a pointer on an articulated arm. Creating a 3D model required positioning the...
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    Good idea! We had an indoor "egg" hunt for the...

    Good idea! We had an indoor "egg" hunt for the grandsons. My wife had a bunch of little round stickers with egg pictures. Easier to hide than eggs. :)

    Anyone have chickens and too many eggs? ...
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    Sorry, I have zero knowledge or experience with...

    Sorry, I have zero knowledge or experience with solitary bees. A quick internet search gave a lot of info.

    If you want to attract carpenter bees and don't want to them to destroy your structures...
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    I agree with Lisa, determine what you want to do...

    I agree with Lisa, determine what you want to do with it.

    I recently set up a desktop in the shop with dual monitors and good audio system. I also use a laptop, and an iPad. I put in the desktop...
  25. Thread: Wood ID?

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    Doesn't look like wood I'm familiar with. There...

    Doesn't look like wood I'm familiar with. There are a number of species that have basically horizontal bands of pores not as connected as the elm and hackberry. For example, marblewood is somewhat...
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