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    The Rikon is a good way to save floor space, but...

    The Rikon is a good way to save floor space, but I don't think the headstock moves, which means you can't turn off the end. That would be a deal breaker for me.
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    Those boulder outcrops are likely a sign that the...

    Those boulder outcrops are likely a sign that the whole area is very rocky. Dug foundations may be a challenge. Post and Beam might be your "easiest". A 1200 foot shop - that would be a dream. ...
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    I have a vegetable garden in 3'-high raised beds...

    I have a vegetable garden in 3'-high raised beds built on top of Geotex. I originally covered the Geotex with rabbit bedding shavings purchased from a local farm supply store. This creates clean...
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    One thing about wet grinding: Not suited for a...

    One thing about wet grinding: Not suited for a shop that might freeze. The stone takes days to dry out. Subsequently it can freeze and crack. I've resorted to using RV antifreeze instead of...
  5. You got a great deal.

    You got a great deal.
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    Any of these will serve you well: Laguna 18-36,...

    Any of these will serve you well: Laguna 18-36, G0766, Jet 16-40, Harvey T60, PM 3520. There are others too but the price gets up there.

    I've had the G0766 for 3 years now. Good lathe. ...
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    Not exactly what you are doing, but I made a...

    Not exactly what you are doing, but I made a home-made sand-flea style sander using a big driver roller off of a conveyer belt system. I mounted it to pillow block bearings on each end with the...
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    At first I tried a Wood Slicer, and then another...

    At first I tried a Wood Slicer, and then another popular brand that I don't recall the name of right now. Both of those cut great for a while, but not very long. Then I switched to Lennox bimetal...
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    I have this lathe. It's a good lathe, and the...

    I have this lathe. It's a good lathe, and the vacuum chuck you got there is also great. I might be interested in the skews and scrapers, depending on what you want for them. Can you separate those...
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    My planer has 2 feed speeds. I cannot use the...

    My planer has 2 feed speeds. I cannot use the fast feed with my current system because it cannot pull the chips away fast enough. My current setup is far from optimum, 2HP 1700 CFM single stage...
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    The challenge for me is supporting my 15" planer....

    The challenge for me is supporting my 15" planer. Can the G-700 keep up? Has anyone tried it with the bigger planers? How much pipe between planer & collector before the low CFM starts to impact...
  12. This is good news. It's a great chuck system. I...

    This is good news. It's a great chuck system. I may have gotten one of the last JT systems sold. I spoke with Tom and he shipped mine just 2 days before he passed away. It was sad, but I was glad...
  13. Wouldn't Oneida, Clear Vue, or even Grizzly or...

    Wouldn't Oneida, Clear Vue, or even Grizzly or Southbend offer better alternatives for same or less money? The G-700 sure gets good reviews from those that have bought it. I too struggle with the...
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    I think the net answer is that a live center ...

    I think the net answer is that a live center reversing adapter offers some capabilities not possible with a fixed reversing adapter.
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    I have a fixed one with MT2 that goes in...

    I have a fixed one with MT2 that goes in tailstock, and a live one that is made for Nova live centers (stubby MT2). I use the Nova one most often because I can spin the work piece easily to check...
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    I have a 1 -1/2 HP 20 gallon california Air...

    I have a 1 -1/2 HP 20 gallon california Air compressor. Very quiet and meets all my needs: blowing off, ROS, nailers, blowing out pool & water pipes, pumping up tires, socket ratchet. I don't...
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    Just about anything will work. Some will take...

    Just about anything will work. Some will take longer to do and dry. Some may look more plastic. Others barely change the look. But all will give you some protection from dirt and grunge, which is...
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    You might also want to post in the Green Monster...

    You might also want to post in the Green Monster Group under community.
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    I have two ports that service all my machines. ...

    I have two ports that service all my machines. I'm using the Dust Right quick connect handle thing. They work great for me. I only needed 3 adapters for 7 machines. The rest work right of the...
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    12" jaws are sold.

    12" jaws are sold.
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    Nova Cole Jaws

    Two sets for sale

    12" brand new with bumpers but no screws $60 shipped
    10" used with bumpers and screws $50 shipped

    472168472169472170472171
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    One suggestion is to switch to 4 foot fixtureless...

    One suggestion is to switch to 4 foot fixtureless LEDs. They are about $7 each, mount directly to any surface with the little included brackets, and can be daisy chained up to 4 units. Simple and...
  23. The clean room curtains can be purchased with a...

    The clean room curtains can be purchased with a heavy chain sewn in. This will help with the wind.
  24. I have the Woodcraft set and it's pretty nice...

    I have the Woodcraft set and it's pretty nice too. A bit more costly that LittleMachineShop's though.
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    I use these cheap chinese knockoffs, like...

    I use these cheap chinese knockoffs, like https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MT7PK82/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1. I have a small 1-1/2 HP 20 gallon California Air Compressor to...
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