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    I’m very happy with the Rinnai direct vent...

    I’m very happy with the Rinnai direct vent heaters. Very efficient and not too expensive. Model is ES38 CT? Get the one which works with a thermostat.
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    I plan to hang it from the spot in the ceiling...

    I plan to hang it from the spot in the ceiling (strongly reinforced over several trusses, which were designed to hold his specific weight) and just leave the hoist hanging there when not in use. I...
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    Electric hoist

    Does anyone have any advice on a good electric chain hoist for my shop? It will be mounted from a central reinforced point to lift and turn boats using a spreader bar and straps.

    The max weight...
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    Continuing the trend of inconsistency, along the...

    Continuing the trend of inconsistency, along the Front Range the worst weather usually comes from the north or west, as snowstorms or summer thunderstorms.

    My carriage doors face east onto a side...
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    Shop tool locations

    Somewhere in my shop build thread, plus elsewhere at SMC, was the advice from many wise men and women about how machine locations will change, often several times.

    While planning my new shop I...
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    There is now a nice stack of Port Orford Cedar...

    There is now a nice stack of Port Orford Cedar where she was on the floor. But now that I’ve moved most of my tools and other crap up from the old basement shop I can’t get in there to take a new...
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    415226 Got to be part of this thread! This is...

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    Got to be part of this thread! This is a Ruby, an 8 y/o English Setter. She usually won’t come into the shop, unless there’s a big storm outside, then I can’t keep her out.
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    Good luck Malcolm! Hopefully soon over.

    Good luck Malcolm! Hopefully soon over.
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    Thanks all. Was out of town and just now saw...

    Thanks all. Was out of town and just now saw this. Very helpful.
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    Thanks much Brian. This is very helpful, and...

    Thanks much Brian. This is very helpful, and sounds like exactly what I need. I need to get rear in gear and spend some quality time with your fences and website. Now that shop build is almost done...
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    I’ll hop in here and hopefully not put foot in...

    I’ll hop in here and hopefully not put foot in mouth. To somewhat echo Rick, the rip fence does have one appeal to me - I can rip lots of long, thin stock for boat gunwales/ chines/ etc and know I’ll...
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    I’ve had good luck with the new Makita LS1219....

    I’ve had good luck with the new Makita LS1219. Dust collection with the Festool DC in the adjacent cabinet has been great. Almost no dust left over after cutting up MDF for some shelves recently.
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    Cut PM66 fence rail?

    I have a late 90ís yellow PM66. With new addition of a slider Iím trying to decide to keep it or sell it. Keeping it gives me chance of running a dado blade or maybe some long rips Iím not...
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    Much of the same for me Jim. I have a new shop,...

    Much of the same for me Jim. I have a new shop, which I built, and have a couple of new tools including a very fine slider, but most are those I’ve collected over 35 years or were given to me by...
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    I too have 200 amps to my shop and when my 3...

    I too have 200 amps to my shop and when my 3 phase idler is on plus DC and table saw, plus someone else on the planer or jointer, I’m glad to have it. I have plenty of reserve right now but might...
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    Try your local lumber yard for T1-11. Plus if...

    Try your local lumber yard for T1-11. Plus if they have it you might get a better price plus free delivery to the job site. Also look at Smartside 7/16”. It’s what I used and I got a price at my yard...
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    do you have a part number for the riving knife...

    do you have a part number for the riving knife that fits? K700S

    thx.
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    After reading this, almost indispensable, right? I use mine frequently in building boats.

    I’m often reminded of the oscillating saws to remove plater casts, the ones you can push (gently)...
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    Some pics of my K700S after finally getting it...

    Some pics of my K700S after finally getting it all set up and cutting wood. I’m not sure if I will use, or leave on, the short crosscut fence. Any advice here?


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    A pic of the...
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    The receiver for the remote is inside of the box...

    The receiver for the remote is inside of the box on the basement wall. The remote works fine through the floor for me. Clearvue gave me some distance I canít remember but it was longer than my shop...
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    Spent a couple of hours in the basement setting...

    Spent a couple of hours in the basement setting up the main trunk dust collection trunk from the Clearvue. I used a 6” Fernco coupler b/w the plastic intake and the first piece of metal pipe, plus...
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    Marty, I’m reading this that your box material...

    Marty, I’m reading this that your box material is MDF and you have a single layer (plus laminate) of HDF, and your quick clamps are Festool. Correct?

    Where did you find 3/4 HDF? Having no luck...
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    Thanks Tom. Since the Parf Mk2 is now back in...

    Thanks Tom.

    Since the Parf Mk2 is now back in stock itís time to fish or cut bait. It seems the choice of top comes down to holes for clamping vs. use with track saw. The way Iím understanding...
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    Thanks Tom. Blade is 5.5 feet from wall where it...

    Thanks Tom. Blade is 5.5 feet from wall where it sits right now so I’m plenty good, if I keep it there, for sheet goods. If I need to cut a 12’ board in half I’ll just use my chop saw.
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    Thx Jack and James. And thanks once again Jim for...

    Thx Jack and James. And thanks once again Jim for all the frequent great advice.
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