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    The other thing to consider is how do you get to...

    The other thing to consider is how do you get to the market. Skill, desire & tools would seem to be enough, but you have to be able to develop the market. It is out there and spinning around you. How...
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    Many have said, "Do something that you love and...

    Many have said, "Do something that you love and you will never work another day in your life." My experience with that is, "nothing can cure a love of something faster than having to make a living at...
  3. Even before I was into woodworking I bought a LN...

    Even before I was into woodworking I bought a LN plane. I traveled Maine in my business and once you get to Warren, you have to stop in. Once there, I could not leave empty handed, for over 20 yrs. I...
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    Don't worry about that neighbor Richard. He will...

    Don't worry about that neighbor Richard. He will likely be over to borrow tools soon enough. Congrats on the new shop.
  5. I have been planning on buying a 500 and saving...

    I have been planning on buying a 500 and saving for it. A friend convinced me to begin skiing again after a five decades off and it has been wonderful. The President's Day 30% sale hits at the ski...
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    My JDS 2000 has a 1" pleated filter on the inlet....

    My JDS 2000 has a 1" pleated filter on the inlet. Inside it has the bag filter. The bag is designed to maximize the amount of filter area. Then, a small motor and squirrel cage blower. It works well...
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    The current FWW has a page on the Panto. I have...

    The current FWW has a page on the Panto. I have no experience with it. I did work on a project some years back with a Multi-router. Very cool machine but the various cutters and such could add up.
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    A friends new shop

    A friend is building out a wood shop for himself and a separate portion for his wifes ceramic shop. His part is 24x24x9-6. There is a full width 10' covered deck at the entry. The entry door is about...
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    My shop is 2x6, insulated and 1/2" plywood. The...

    My shop is 2x6, insulated and 1/2" plywood. The walls are 10' and when pricing the material I decided to go with 8' sheets, cut a 2' filler and do a contrasting color 1x4 band to cover the seam. My...
  10. I have just brought this table from my daughters....

    I have just brought this table from my daughters. It is 42” diameter and the caster spread on the pedestal is 36”. The pedestal is very solid. The sliding mechanism is smooth and robust. At 42” it is...
  11. I generally will use a piece of 1/2" iron pipeand...

    I generally will use a piece of 1/2" iron pipeand use either the sliding clamp (preferred with the round pipe) or the magnetic angle bracket. Taht is usually the exterior solution although at times I...
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    When I moved my business out of the house I found...

    When I moved my business out of the house I found that it gave me separation I needed. With the business in the house it was like a magnet. It drew me in all the time. I am willing to work all the...
  13. Agree with Jamie

    I've done a substantial amount of wide stock on my 735. As mine is mobil it is hit and miss on the snipe control, not having long fixed supports. Actually, it is hard to call it "control". If I am...
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    I, too, down-fed all of my wiring in the shop but...

    I, too, down-fed all of my wiring in the shop but I used the plywood set vertically for the walls. I did not use the conduit as a result. In the four years I've had the shop I have only opened a...
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    In my 30x34x10 I used 16 4' twin tube LED's at...

    In my 30x34x10 I used 16 4' twin tube LED's at Costco. I have them 4 to a quadrant and individually switched. Code here required that the occupancy switches be the auto-off type. I was not happy with...
  16. I haven't modified the Bessey's as suggested...

    I haven't modified the Bessey's as suggested here. If they won't or don't sufficiently close a joint I use one the Debuque's or a pipe clamp to close the joint and then place the Bessey to hold it. I...
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    Thank you for the suggestions. I’m a...

    Thank you for the suggestions. I’m a fitter/welder by trade so I have way to much experience with angle grinders👍
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    Power carving tools

    I just had a lot of tree work done on the place and have quite a lot of Black Walnut cut to fireplace length. Much of it will be burned by someone, but there are some pieces that I want to try my...
  19. I am having the same discussion with my daughter...

    I am having the same discussion with my daughter on table design for her small home. The dining area (can't call it a room) is more of a transition space from the LR-kitchen. We are using cardboard...
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    That is pretty slick, Mark. Any pictures of it...

    That is pretty slick, Mark. Any pictures of it set up?
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    Yes, but they have even screwed up the standard...

    Yes, but they have even screwed up the standard "wooden" yellow pencil. The old real wooden pencil was great. Today you have to look for the pencil made out of wood rather than compressed sawdust...
  22. About 15 yrs ago the Radiant Heat Assoc was...

    About 15 yrs ago the Radiant Heat Assoc was having their national show in Providence, RI. I, as a Rep in the industry, saw a great opportunity and lined up all of my manuf to participate. All hands...
  23. My trade show theory developed over the years is...

    My trade show theory developed over the years is that every three day show can be improved by making it two days. Every two day to one and every one day show to every other year. The big shows in the...
  24. Basements are tough. I have not moved a GO1023...

    Basements are tough. I have not moved a GO1023 but have put a Unisaw into a basement as well as barrels of cider, etc. I wouldn't take it apart any further than necessary to fit through the door....
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    I have a couple hardwood suppliers within a...

    I have a couple hardwood suppliers within a reasonable drive and they have a good selection, but based upon my expectation of the wood not being "just right" I think that not having the J/P would in...
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