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  1. You seem to have done a good job at making for...

    You seem to have done a good job at making for functional workflow in the space you have available. That's always the key to a decent shop setup.
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    There are some newer solar solutions that...

    There are some newer solar solutions that effectively "look like the roof" which may be very helpful when someone unfortunately lives in an HOA or similar.
  3. You need to make two templates by cutting on the...

    You need to make two templates by cutting on the line with the thinnest blade you can mange and then carefully working the two pieces until they mate cleanly...or have someone with a CNC make the...
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    A lot of this kind of work has moved to CNC, even...

    A lot of this kind of work has moved to CNC, even for small productions shops. (I've produced seats for someone a number of times) There are a few folks out there who build guitars that still use...
  5. Make sure you don't have pop-ups blocked for this...

    Make sure you don't have pop-ups blocked for this site....that function is required for viewing the larger photos from the thumbnails.
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    The owner/trainer at the first place we had our...

    The owner/trainer at the first place we had our horses years ago took that attitude. She never could accept why so many of the kids (and adults) moved on, some suddenly, some after finding "greener,...
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    I could be happy with Hammer/Felder or...

    I could be happy with Hammer/Felder or SCM/Minimax...all good machines that do what they do. I own the latter and love Tersa. I do wish I had bought the larger 410mm machine, but at the time, I got a...
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    That's pretty much almost universal regardless of...

    That's pretty much almost universal regardless of the brand of fridge... ;)
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    I agree with this. Friends and relatives of mine...

    I agree with this. Friends and relatives of mine that are educators are extremely dedicated and motivated folks. Unfortunately, one of the things that caused a lot of otherwise really great folks to...
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    Well, I learned something here..."how the tool...

    Well, I learned something here..."how the tool works" applies to choosing the power source, too. RPC does seem like the better route given what several folks indicate about the motor cycling.
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    Having a bathroom is a very nice feature...if...

    Having a bathroom is a very nice feature...if that's something that can pass zoning. It's unfortunately not a reality for most of us, however. Water for a slop sink is a nice intermediate step if one...
  12. I see no issue with what you want to do. The...

    I see no issue with what you want to do. The crux, however, is the fabrication/fabricator. The required flatness has to be part of the specifications if you're going to sub-contract this out for sure...
  13. My feeling is the same as Johnny here...the end...

    My feeling is the same as Johnny here...the end result being more important than the speed to get there when only one tool is available.
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    The Bosch dishwasher (800 series) I mentioned in...

    The Bosch dishwasher (800 series) I mentioned in my previous also didn't have any heated dry cycle...and I didn't miss it. They are using other techniques for energy savings. Yes, the drying isn't...
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    I believe that Mr Holcomb is using a rotary phase...

    I believe that Mr Holcomb is using a rotary phase converter for his Maka, although he's also running some other 3-phase tools. For a single tool application, VFDs are pretty popular.
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    What's your budget? Are you really serious about...

    What's your budget? Are you really serious about your cooking or are you just looking for a good appliance?

    For "serious" gas, my go-to is Thermador. I love their start-shaped burners because...
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    Please keep in mind that my bench isn't used for...

    Please keep in mind that my bench isn't used for table saw outfeed, but here's the design and end result. .75" holes are on the edges and that middle strip. The rest is the 20mm grid at 96mm OC. For...
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    Welcome to "buying your CNC machine"...yea, the...

    Welcome to "buying your CNC machine"...yea, the options keep coming.

    The spindle is totally worth it and hopefully, their setup can be directly controlled from your software for speed control, too.
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    Andrew, I don't disagree with you...and "need"...

    Andrew, I don't disagree with you...and "need" has changed over time. "Back in the day", folks used actual handwriting a whole lot more and writing in cursive is more efficient because the pen stays...
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    Alan, that first one is a good one! I'm shooting...

    Alan, that first one is a good one! I'm shooting for 10' myself. The only reason I won't likely go higher is the residential setting and resultant appearance. (zoning has something to say about that,...
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    It's actually pretty beautiful to look at...

    It's actually pretty beautiful to look at...
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    Personally, I'm a big fan of "versatile" work...

    Personally, I'm a big fan of "versatile" work surfaces. My primary bench supports both traditional .75" dogs so I can use hold-fasts and a field of 20mm holes on 96mm centers a la MFT. My guitar...
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    I have a 49x49 bed and while most projects are...

    I have a 49x49 bed and while most projects are smaller, there are times when I truly appreciate the extra space/opportunity. For that little bit of money you mention, it would be a "no brainer" for...
  24. Yea, I've actually reused some sets myself, Rob....

    Yea, I've actually reused some sets myself, Rob. Good quality just keeps on giving!
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    Bigger, heavier and more powerful bandsaws do...

    Bigger, heavier and more powerful bandsaws do benefit you for resaw type work....smooth operators when working correctly and they can power through the job. Many have a lower table which makes the...
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