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  1. The big box stores can take a slight loss on...

    The big box stores can take a slight loss on lumber so they will start dropping prices sooner. The local Lowes is about a buck cheaper on a 2x4 than a month ago. The smaller lumber yards will lag...
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    I haven't even seen the bushes flower yet. When...

    I haven't even seen the bushes flower yet. When they do produce berries they draw in the black bears so I usually cut them down in the spring.
  3. If you do use a debit card you can use it like a...

    If you do use a debit card you can use it like a credit card and get the extra protections. Never type in your pin number. Often just hitting the enter button will process it like a credit card. ...
  4. I agree with Jim. If you have enough height (or...

    I agree with Jim. If you have enough height (or if you could add a block) you could get a cheap X Y table for a drill press and modify it to work. It should be possible to find one that you can...
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    I've heard they only have 5% off coupons now and...

    I've heard they only have 5% off coupons now and they probably don't work on sale items. The last couple I got (10% off ones) I got a popup while looking at tools on their site. It said "sign up...
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    I have the 19" Grizzly with the foot brake. I...

    I have the 19" Grizzly with the foot brake. I got it over the 18BX because the Grizzly had cast iron trunnions vs light weight aluminum on the Laguna. I got the 19" because it was only a few...
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    I have a commercially made one (forget the brand...

    I have a commercially made one (forget the brand name). But my soil conditions are different than your's and I use it mostly on my gravel driveway. It quickly wears mild steel down. Mine has the...
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    I started off with a 14" Harbor Freight bandsaw...

    I started off with a 14" Harbor Freight bandsaw that I put a riser block on when I first got into turning. It worked but it was clearly not ideal. A coworker has a 14" Jet cast iron BS that I've...
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    Did they give you an exact price for the...

    Did they give you an exact price for the journeyman upgrade? I also have a woodworker on order that's scheduled to ship in less than a month. But with them being behind right now I expect it to be...
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    I'm already headed down the upgrading road, a 3hp...

    I'm already headed down the upgrading road, a 3hp 80mm spindle vs a trim router for example. Room isn't an issue as I'll keep it in my basement vs moving it to my shop. With the spindle sound...
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    What size projects do you do?

    I have a Onefinity on order that will do 32" both directions (x and Y). It'll be shipped early next month. However they just announced a wider X axis for it. It's probably a $500 upgrade but it...
  12. Bushings work nice for template use. I've made...

    Bushings work nice for template use. I've made quite a few templates for things like hinges. With a bushing you can set the depth of the bit independent of the bushing (unlike a bearing on a bit). ...
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    I just use a utility knife to break it free.

    I just use a utility knife to break it free.
  14. Most likely you'll need to use a 5/8" bushing...

    Most likely you'll need to use a 5/8" bushing with a 3/8" bit. A plunge cut router should work but I've always used a fixed base. The key with the plunge cut it how much play there is as you want...
  15. I have a CMT 10" 50 tooth ATB blade that's not a...

    I have a CMT 10" 50 tooth ATB blade that's not a thin kerf nor a thick kerf (IMO). I got it for my DeWalt jobsite saw which I didn't think would have the power for a full kerf but I also didn't like...
  16. I think in the end the mid range blades aren't...

    I think in the end the mid range blades aren't going to hold that sharp edge as long (just like they didn't when new). Still if they cost $50 each and you can have them sharpened for 1/4 the cost...
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    A circular saw with a masonary blade will cut...

    A circular saw with a masonary blade will cut stone just fine. Use an old saw and just enough water to keep the dust down (not on the saw). Make a bunch of scores and chip out the rock between the...
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    I think you'll find that if you push too hard...

    I think you'll find that if you push too hard you'll just clog up the sandpaper before you bog down the motor. I use both 120 and 180. Because I use my lathe I have two discs so I don't have to...
  19. It looks like the PM2000 uses the same half round...

    It looks like the PM2000 uses the same half round key (Woodruff key #21) to keep the shafts from moving once set as the PM66. If you look at this picture of the raising shaft you can see a rectangle...
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    I made a 20" disc for my lathe. This gives me...

    I made a 20" disc for my lathe. This gives me the ability to adjust the speed and to reverse. I find being able to do both is very useful. When the sandpaper is new it will eat right through the...
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    Chances are they only have one and somewhere in...

    Chances are they only have one and somewhere in shipping or storage the box got wet. I don't know if they have much of a choice to put it on display. They don't seem to send stuff back and leaving...
  22. The problem now is that places like Home Depot...

    The problem now is that places like Home Depot have bought a lot of lumber at higher prices (some of which they haven't even got yet) that has to be sold at a profit. As lumber yards start to get...
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    If it's 1930s are you sure they are not babbitt...

    If it's 1930s are you sure they are not babbitt bearings? A babbitt is basically a metal on metal bearing. I think it was in the 50s that they started getting replaced with ball bearings. Back in...
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    The welding a nut trick works better on larger...

    The welding a nut trick works better on larger fasteners. Being flat headed you can't get too close to the edge of the head. If you use a smaller nut the hole fills in pretty quickly, sometimes...
  25. Not sure how different the PM2000 is to my PM66...

    Not sure how different the PM2000 is to my PM66 but I tore mine all the way down when I refurbished it. The shafts for the handwheels are just a steel rod that rides on a cast steel housing. The...
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