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    I was an A&D rep for a time and worked with lots...

    I was an A&D rep for a time and worked with lots of architects and designers and now, pretty much all the real high-end architectural millwork and furniture designers in the area are customers of...
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    I might be able to lend some insight: A former...

    I might be able to lend some insight: A former company did some paid advertising through them. You pay them and have all these tags and such on their site like "woodworking" or whatever for your...
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    Dan, thanks. Hadnít seen these before and need to...

    Dan, thanks. Hadnít seen these before and need to bookmark them.

    Regarding eccentric clamps in general (regardless of brand), there is definitely a learning curve to using them. Between the...
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    Interesting. I have used that kiosk at our local...

    Interesting. I have used that kiosk at our local Lowe's for extra keys on more than one occasion and they always worked fine. Out of curiosity, did you try dressing those keys at home on a wire brush...
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    Both my wife and I wear Apple watches. One day...

    Both my wife and I wear Apple watches. One day last winter, I logged almost 11 MILES doing yardwork in my own yard. And our yard isn't huge. Had to look twice to make sure.

    Erik
  6. Cedar is "the" fence material here in Central TX...

    Cedar is "the" fence material here in Central TX and the climate is largely warm and humid. I agree with the others: Be too afraid of locking moisture in by using sealant. The one exception is...
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    Actually seems par for the course. In my...

    Actually seems par for the course. In my experience, there is no "A-Team" when it comes to interior remodels. When we did our house house, the crews would seem baffled when I pointed out to them...
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    Here's my 2-cents, zero sales shtick. I would...

    Here's my 2-cents, zero sales shtick. I would tell you the exact same thing if I were still with Minimax: If you truly need a bander but can't afford a stand-alone unit, go for a handheld model. I...
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    Just sayin': Pretty much all our smaller...

    Just sayin': Pretty much all our smaller edgebanders are available in single-phase.

    Erik
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    Try signage supply places or sheet plastics...

    Try signage supply places or sheet plastics distributors. At the plastics company I used to work for, lots of sign shops came in to buy MDO from us.

    Erik
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    I love coffee/espresso and drink a lot but...

    I love coffee/espresso and drink a lot but recently quit drinking cold brew. It was so strong (or at least the brands I was drinking) that my stomach started to disagree with it. I'd give up alcohol...
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    I have a buddy who was in the military a lifetime...

    I have a buddy who was in the military a lifetime ago and did a lot of running in leather boots. He told me the guys would put on double socks, soak the boots in hot water, and go for a run....
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    No dog in this fight but I just priced out a new...

    No dog in this fight but I just priced out a new Kay Industries phase converter for a customer in a similar situation. It was around $1K excluding taxes and shipping. To my mind, if this is your...
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    When I was in the A&D millwork industry, we...

    When I was in the A&D millwork industry, we experimented briefly with Tricoya acetylated MDF panels. It's the real deal as far as moisture resistance. We couldn't do much with it since it would...
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    Randomly ran across this video on Youtube of the...

    Randomly ran across this video on Youtube of the HS950 in action. Had not see it before. I would highly suggest playing it on mute unless you enjoy overly dramatic backround tracks.

    Erik
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    Hahaha, no I did not. Maybe he never left the...

    Hahaha, no I did not. Maybe he never left the garage after the machine got delivered.

    Erik
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    I've had bearings that were a little sticky or...

    I've had bearings that were a little sticky or scratchy run for years without any other deterioration in machine performance. A "per-revolution" sound wouldn't worry me if the machine otherwise...
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    "If" it's the cooling fan, you can tell pretty...

    "If" it's the cooling fan, you can tell pretty quickly by listening with a mechanic's stethoscope (or even a long screwdriver) on the fan shroud while the motor is running. But I would wait for tech...
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    I had a customer many years ago who spent $10K on...

    I had a customer many years ago who spent $10K on a combo machine, explaining to his wife that the new kitchen she wanted would be about $40K but that if he got our machine, not only would that save...
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    They resurface rubber pressure rollers on $40K...

    They resurface rubber pressure rollers on $40K widebelt sanders by running them over sandpaper. Pretty hard to mess up, just spin the wheels by hand so there isn't too much heat buildup. Good luck. ...
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    Ipe not an option? Erik

    Ipe not an option?

    Erik
  22. +1. Some of the Minimax edgebanders had that...

    +1. Some of the Minimax edgebanders had that weird fitting. From what I recall, the techs just unscrewed the OEM one and replaced it with a conventional fitting. Teflon tape is your friend.

    Erik
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    I wonder if the cooling fan has slipped off its...

    I wonder if the cooling fan has slipped off its arbor a little bit and it hitting the inside of the fan shroud? That was not-uncommon occurrence with bandsaws back in my Minimax days. Doesn't really...
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    People mention spotty QC on Timberwolf blades but...

    People mention spotty QC on Timberwolf blades but I always had really good results with them. If you want a Lenox blade, bandsawblades-direct-dot-com is a good vendor. Best of luck,

    Erik
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    No worries, Doug. One project I worked on during...

    No worries, Doug. One project I worked on during my stint in the plastics biz was with a manufacturer of pre-fabbed building trusses. Basically, they wanted us to CNC out some bench tops that had...
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