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    http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k301/JohnBailey_...

    http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k301/JohnBailey_01/Oliver%20192/IMGP1664.jpg

    Got to be the Oliver. Use it every day.

    John
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    I've always liked this Paul Gartside design. ...

    I've always liked this Paul Gartside design. Probably a bit more boat than the O'Day, but a pretty straight forward strip build.
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    Not a boat builder, nor an expert, but I just...

    Not a boat builder, nor an expert, but I just finished a year long restoration of this Herreshoff H28.

    http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k301/JohnBailey_01/49cebe72a8e14c8e9f4e93eddfb5953f.jpg
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    Good stuff!! I've got a "tiny" 30" mill. The...

    Good stuff!! I've got a "tiny" 30" mill. The most important thing is the chain and how sharp it is.

    Can you tell us what chain you're using and how you're grinding it?

    Thanks,

    John
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    Is that the saw in the background? Your going to...

    Is that the saw in the background? Your going to need some serious cc's to move that big bar.

    John
  6. I had a lot of trouble with finding a proper...

    I had a lot of trouble with finding a proper fence for my Oliver. I finally bought a couple of 40mm MagSwitches and they have worked perfectly.
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    I would remind everyone to stay on topic. The...

    I would remind everyone to stay on topic. The best philosophy is to "not offend" and also, "not be offended."

    This has been an informative thread. We'd rather not shut it down. However, if...
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    I've got the EZ Smart rails set up with a Makita...

    I've got the EZ Smart rails set up with a Makita saw. I like the robustness of the system and the ability to use any saw. I've had no alignment problems.

    I use it for all kinds of cuts, but I...
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    Many use 3/8" blades for curves, but I never use...

    Many use 3/8" blades for curves, but I never use more than 1/4", even more so on a 6" piece of material.

    Also, I would try more tension than is indicated on the saw.
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    John is correct about the weight. My two saws,...

    John is correct about the weight. My two saws, Stihl MS 290 (56cc)and Husqvarna 576XP (73cc), are 13 lb. and 14 lbs. As I get older I find myself looking for a good 40/45cc saw that weighs around 10...
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    I have both a Stihl and a Husqvarna. I tend to...

    I have both a Stihl and a Husqvarna. I tend to use the Husky most of the time as it's got about 17cc more power but only weighs about a pound more. You can't go wrong with either brand.

    As...
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    I think I got good advice when I bought my first...

    I think I got good advice when I bought my first saw. My dealer told me to start with a 16" bar until I got comfortable with it. He said less than that was too limiting and a larger bar for a...
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    Track saw for the edges.

    Track saw for the edges.
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    Hi Dennis, You are describing both myself at...

    Hi Dennis,

    You are describing both myself at that age and my two sons. I was lucky because I happened to be both interested in and relatively good at sports. Although physically fairly athletic,...
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    I've got the EZ Smart 118" system and love it. ...

    I've got the EZ Smart 118" system and love it. It has a 54" track and a 64" track and gives me plenty of overhang to cut 8 foot pieces. I'm going to get either a 3' or 2 track for smaller jobs. I...
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    The Lenox bi-metal is all I use. I get mine from...

    The Lenox bi-metal is all I use. I get mine from Iturra Designs. Louis Iturra will give you good advice and will make any size blade you need. He doesn't have a web presence, so you'll have to...
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    Not sure about gloat, but not a boat anchor. I...

    Not sure about gloat, but not a boat anchor. I had one for about 20 years and it did everything I asked of it. The only real problem I had was keeping it in adjustment.

    Rick's comment about a...
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    Friend's mother gave us permission not to use...

    Friend's mother gave us permission not to use them -- I always respect my elders. ;) (There just seems to be be fewer of them around the older I get.)
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    As I type this I'm on my way to Arkansas to mill...

    As I type this I'm on my way to Arkansas to mill up a bunch of walnut logs and sycamore logs. My neighbor in Michigan has property in in Arkansas and asked me to bring my Alaska Chainsaw Mill down...
  20. I think you'll find that Italian saws are very...

    I think you'll find that Italian saws are very highly thought of.

    If it were me, I would keep the GI 17" for curve work. While you, normally, don't need a lot of swing room for resaw work, it...
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    After a couple of decades of hobby woodworking,...

    After a couple of decades of hobby woodworking, this year I bought the Makita. It's a great addition to the workshop. Don't know how I got along without it. I bought the Makita for the following:...
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    I stand corrected -- don't know what I was...

    I stand corrected -- don't know what I was looking at!
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    You're still getting aluminum wheels, less power...

    You're still getting aluminum wheels, less power and a smaller work table with the G0513X2. Gotta' say, at the sale price, the the Rikon is still the winner and the OP can buy local and not pay...
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    I'm a Grizzly fan, but in this case the Rikon...

    I'm a Grizzly fan, but in this case the Rikon takes the nod. Cast wheels, bigger wheels, cast trunnions, larger work table, and more powerful motor all lead to a smokin' hot deal at the present sale...
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    [/CENTER] Hey Peter, I know you've gone...

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    Hey Peter,

    I know you've gone through a lot of hassles, but that is one nice set-up you've got now. I love your wood extensions on the table. I did that on my Delta when I had it and...
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