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    https://www.northtechmachine.com/NT-101-73-Spindle...

    https://www.northtechmachine.com/NT-101-73-Spindle-Shaper-P-1975.html
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    from fine hoimebuilding I got a chance to go...

    from fine hoimebuilding

    I got a chance to go buy the supply house where the Northwood equipment was originally purchased. As far as I can determine it is the same Northwood that makes the big...
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    You can buy a refrigerated one that is already...

    You can buy a refrigerated one that is already insulated. It will cost more but the extra cost may be less then the cost of buying insulation and framing over the insulation.
    Bill D.
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    ANy thoughts on the Kcyorea Brigadier rugged...

    ANy thoughts on the Kcyorea Brigadier rugged smart phone sold by Verizon? Seems like it would be sawdust proof and not need a separate protective case.
    Bil lD.
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  5. The firing seal is a known problem. Does the...

    The firing seal is a known problem. Does the hammer retract all the way after each shot?
    Bill D.
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    Smart phone in the shop

    So where do you keep your smart phone in the shop? They seem too big for the front pocket of my jeans. I worry in a rear pocket I will sit on it and break it. Do I have to become a women and carry...
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    You can buy a new container in China and they...

    You can buy a new container in China and they ship it to the USA with a clean load of boxed goods to someone else in the states. It is unloaded and the empty is then shipped to you. Cost is a...
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    On mine the motor pulley was a taper lock four...

    On mine the motor pulley was a taper lock four groove pulley. I had to replace the hub to mate with the new motor. I understand the groove spacing is an oddball and you will not be able to buy any...
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    It is a unisaw clone just bigger. I removed the...

    It is a unisaw clone just bigger. I removed the sheet metal plinth and made a mobile base.
    The removable arbor is CCW threads. The arbor is 30 degrees with a 5/8 left hand thread holding it in....
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    I use some cork flooring craps in my milling vise.

    I use some cork flooring craps in my milling vise.
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    The idea of mowing a lawn is only a little more...

    The idea of mowing a lawn is only a little more then 100 years old. I wonder if it is a fad that will disappear in my lifetime? Certainly in the west the gravel front yard is making a comeback.
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  12. You can buy a 120 volt input VFD that will output...

    You can buy a 120 volt input VFD that will output 208 three phase natively. I would keep the stock feeder 3 phase so it is variable speed. I would not vary the speed to much electrically maybe...
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    In my cliamte my wood does not rust. I have never...

    In my cliamte my wood does not rust. I have never used ironwood.
  14. Install 120 outlet on the front or side of every...

    Install 120 outlet on the front or side of every big machine, Roof vent with door to close it off from the ceiling in winter.
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    They fooled me with the name. I am sure it is...

    They fooled me with the name. I am sure it is intentional just like Horror Fright does with their invented names. The taper on the spindles may be the same? They look like a Morse taper to me. Do...
  16. Thread: Wadkin DM

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    What is a DM ? Dovetail maker? Bill

    What is a DM ? Dovetail maker?
    Bill
  17. Note PEX is tubing so 3/4 pex is only equal to...

    Note PEX is tubing so 3/4 pex is only equal to 1/2 pipe for the internal diameter.
    Bill D.
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    A quality hoist will weigh too much for one guy...

    A quality hoist will weigh too much for one guy to rig 15 feet up in the air. For my sisters canoe I designed a strap system using seatbelts to hold it up. I think it was just lifted up by hand and...
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    Harbor freight sells some low quality hoists that...

    Harbor freight sells some low quality hoists that would work. 120 volt is easiest to install in a shop. 12 volt with a transformer can be used on a vechile outdoors.
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    I do not think any of this is really related to...

    I do not think any of this is really related to the original Northfield machines made in the USA.
    Did their factory and all casting patterns burn in a big fire or was that maybe Crescent?
    Bill D
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    I think emt requires a ground wire anyway so no...

    I think emt requires a ground wire anyway so no savings there over PVC.
    Bil lD.
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    Check to see if there is a router spindle made...

    Check to see if there is a router spindle made for that machine. The current version has an optional 3/4 collet spindle. And several other spindle sizes including 1 and 3/4 inch. I did not see...
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    Make sure you figure out the stud location before...

    Make sure you figure out the stud location before you place the bolts in the foundation. I made my end studs 1.5' taller then the sides. That way the top stud was just one piece but still overlaped...
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    A minisplit will cost 1,000 to 2,000 plus...

    A minisplit will cost 1,000 to 2,000 plus installation. Pay a few hundred more and get it as a heat pump.
    Bil lD
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    Some older saws had a clamp on end for the blade....

    Some older saws had a clamp on end for the blade. It was sandwiched between two pieces and the entire assembly was then hooked into the machine.
    Bill D
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