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  1. Taker a look at electric heat pump water heaters....

    Taker a look at electric heat pump water heaters. They have a compressor that condenses water, and dumps it in a drain. They are more efficient than conventional water heaters. So, the energy you...
  2. No I need to check those little plastic screws...

    No I need to check those little plastic screws for wear. Good tip.

    I used a 1 1/8" thick wooden fence, because have a lit of pine and no mdf. I can screw stuff to the fence with 1" screws. The...
  3. This central vac has 125" of static lift. 478888

    This central vac has 125" of static lift.
    478888
  4. You can have new sash made around the existing...

    You can have new sash made around the existing glass. https://www.ravenrestorationsf.com/

    Routing out the sticking and replacing it does work, of you have custom cutters made and cope the...
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    I use a jointer like that for rough milling. All...

    I use a jointer like that for rough milling. All I want out of it is a flat face and a straight edge. The planers put a decent finish surface on the wood. I use a rip saw to get square finished...
  6. Get a tenoner. The tenons can be full length,...

    Get a tenoner.
    The tenons can be full length, through tenons. The cope cutters cope, and make the tenon cheeks. I make coped rails with 5" long tenons. Through mortises aren't hard, just make lines...
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    Mitch, Thank you for posting that. I hadn't seen...

    Mitch, Thank you for posting that. I hadn't seen any Virutex stuff since I had a bisquit machine way back when. I'm ordering the weatherstripping groover.

    On problem is that the dust ports connect...
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    What are you cutting? How long and wide is it?...

    What are you cutting? How long and wide is it? How many pieces per day?
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    Lightning will do it. I had a 24" Red Oak...

    Lightning will do it.

    I had a 24" Red Oak beside a field that got struck by lightning. I dropped it before it died, because dead trees are hard to drop. The lightning had separated the rings...
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    I make through tenons. I use a 10" long pine...

    I make through tenons. I use a 10" long pine wedge freehand on the band saw, almost as wide as the mortise, tapering to a sharp edge ant the glue end. I can dip it in glue, smear the mortise walls...
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    Duct work height depends on what you're building....

    Duct work height depends on what you're building. Unless you need the clearance, putting the duct work within reach of a 10' step ladder will make installation, maintenance, and up grades go better....
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    After a going through plastic shop vacs, I went...

    After a going through plastic shop vacs, I went metal. 125" of static lift at 121 cfm, all metal construction, replaceable motor, remote start, Dust Deputy on a 55 gallon drum. Ultra Clean SC200.
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    OP, you have a big twisty grained piece of wood,...

    OP, you have a big twisty grained piece of wood, fairly wet, with some cracks in it. That's the piece's appeal. It will continue to twist and crack as the moisture content goes up and down. Coating...
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    OP, you should scan that gasoline advice section...

    OP, you should scan that gasoline advice section and send it to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. You could save lives.
    ...
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    Getting the right tires is a start. I use Gulf...

    Getting the right tires is a start.
    I use Gulf Wax on tables. I can hit the in feed path as the wood is running.
    I use isopropyl alcohol to clean the tires. I took the shroud off the wheels. I...
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    A Kris DeVo Wood Camo End Grain Butcher Block...

    A Kris DeVo Wood Camo End Grain Butcher Block Cutting Board, 1 3/4" x 11 1/2" x 18", goes for $545., including US shipping. That's 3 board feet of lumber, six board feet rough. He is effectively...
  17. I have been using air tools for 35 years, and I...

    I have been using air tools for 35 years, and I never thought of just using hydraulic hoses instead of air hoses. Air hoses seem to work OK, available at every auto parts store, and they are cheap. I...
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    An Ultra Clean SC200 has 125" of static lift at...

    An Ultra Clean SC200 has 125" of static lift at 121 cfm. It works great for sanders, over the blade on a table saw, and any small port tool. It works well with a regular dust collector for shavings....
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    Make a rotary phase converter. Find a 10 hp or...

    Make a rotary phase converter.
    Find a 10 hp or bigger 3 phase motor, bolt it down, supply it with two hot wires, and connect three wires from the motor to a three phase subpanel. run power to the...
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    Make more room. Move it outdoors, or go up. Get a...

    Make more room. Move it outdoors, or go up. Get a barrel on wheels.
  21. Buy a finishing planer instead. I have a 16"...

    Buy a finishing planer instead.

    I have a 16" jointer with a two knife clamshell head. It gets the wood flat. The milling planer gets the wood dimensioned. I take off the last 1/64" in a finishing...
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    Sometimes removing the top wheel and guard will...

    Sometimes removing the top wheel and guard will do it. 100 mm isn't much. 4" would be almost there.
  23. Try Kerber Farms in Guilford, VT. ...

    Try Kerber Farms in Guilford, VT.

    https://kerberlumber.com/hardwood_lumber

    Why is $6./bf too much? The amount of wood used and the value added to small products would seem to make the price...
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    That video showed me a new way of looking at work...

    That video showed me a new way of looking at work benches.

    I have always built and re-built the benches to hold what I am working on in an ergonomic location, rather than to be proportionate to...
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    It's important to air seal before insulation....

    It's important to air seal before insulation. Without air sealing, the insulation acts as an air filter while the cold air comes in.

    With a pole barn, about the best option is sheet rock on the...
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