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    I was at Dallas (Irving) last weekend. I boght...

    I was at Dallas (Irving) last weekend. I boght the Bosch ROS20VSK - got it off $17 less than any listigs at Toolseeker. Looked at the Bosch 12 v cordless rigght nagle driver and kinda wished aaid...
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    For Joe who asked how often metal is encountered...

    For Joe who asked how often metal is encountered in residential trees. The answer off the top of my head is 100%. The town I live in isn't all that large but every town tree has had metal. For...
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    My favorite rant. One of them, anyway. A lot of...

    My favorite rant. One of them, anyway. A lot of people think because wood has been kiln dried (and properly dried) it's then beetle proof. Wood kiln dried to 6-10% moisture will not get powder...
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    Each wood species can have different...

    Each wood species can have different characteristics besides just the hardness. I work mesquite a good bit and although hard love working it as it routes beautifully. I say the pecan around here is...
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    The guy I work with in the shop just made a...

    The guy I work with in the shop just made a couple big (about 20"x24" and about an inch and a half thick) cutting boards and used alternating walnut and ash for contrast. He finished them and leaned...
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    I just look at it as a form of advertising. Got...

    I just look at it as a form of advertising. Got your attention, didn't it?
  7. If you go to the Woodweb site on the homepage in...

    If you go to the Woodweb site on the homepage in the left hand column is a listing for sawmills. Or you might try calling Woodmizer to find one pretty close to you. Once you find one you can ask...
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    If the bearing turns easily it should work fine. ...

    If the bearing turns easily it should work fine. A widerr bearing would help, but there's not a lot of room to expand on most bits. A bearing track in wood is caused by pushing the workpiece too...
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    You might try using some dye on some of the...

    You might try using some dye on some of the material you are making the drawers from and see what you think of it. And you could color the wood before you make the drawers (or after you make and dry...
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    Is the wood still good? That depends on the...

    Is the wood still good? That depends on the species, the location and climate. Some trees in dry climates can be milled years after dying without losing much wood. With the high humidity Georgia...
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    The moisture in living trees has a mixture of...

    The moisture in living trees has a mixture of substances along with the water which acts as an antifreeze. When the tree is felled the balances are changed and the moisture can freeze if the tree is...
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    If you want to buy a shaper I would wait till one...

    If you want to buy a shaper I would wait till one came along that's more powerful than that (not mentioning quality). Other than possibly getting more profiles for cutters a decent router would...
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    Handling, storing and using plywood can be...

    Handling, storing and using plywood can be different than solid wood. I assume this is 4x8 sheets, which will take a good bit of storage space. Aged wood will turn color and solid wood can be...
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    80 and 120. beyond 120 it's ROS or hand work. ...

    80 and 120. beyond 120 it's ROS or hand work. (Is there an echo in here?) :)
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    Freeman pin nailer

    Several months ago I bought a Freeman 23 ga pin nailer. It has seen moderate usage, mainly in pinning door frames in panel doors. Last week it malfunction, not setting nails below the wood surface....
  16. I will probably try to make it this year to...

    I will probably try to make it this year to Dallas. I missed last year for the first time in a long time and the year before there wa no show. The shows have been unsettled for the past few years...
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    It's easy to find those screws or miscellaneous...

    It's easy to find those screws or miscellaneous small tools. Just start working on a different project.
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    The reply of contacting Woodmizer is a...

    The reply of contacting Woodmizer is a possibility. Also go to the Woodweb site and in the lefthand column there is a link to sawmills and kilns. What I would do is contact the closest one and if...
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    I've had no problems cutting it with a table saw...

    I've had no problems cutting it with a table saw using a general purpose sixty tooth blade. I had some one time that chipped pretty badly and what worked was to raise the blade just above the table...
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    Unless the card has to be used by a certain time...

    Unless the card has to be used by a certain time I wouldn't get in any hurry to use it. Keep an eye on Amazon and the deals and discounts forum here and something will turn up.....probably sooner...
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    Green wood that is dead stacked (stacked without...

    Green wood that is dead stacked (stacked without stickers) will mold almost overnight. Sticking the wood will almost certainly stop mold growth and it shouldn't be a problem unless there is very...
  22. I would use only one board. There should be no...

    I would use only one board. There should be no trouble with cupping with a nine inch width, providibng the wood is reasonably cured. If you do go with two boards carefully joint them, put them side...
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    Locally in this pretty small town there is a...

    Locally in this pretty small town there is a lumberyard that has dealings with a blade sharpening service. Write your name on the blade with a Sharpie and leave it with the yard. The blade service...
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    I would probably use a circular saw with a fine...

    I would probably use a circular saw with a fine tooth blade. You might tape the cut beforehand which should help with any chipout. Make sure the downcut is on the top.
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    Make a pest of yourself. Call people who do...

    Make a pest of yourself. Call people who do landscaping or trim trees and see if they have anything coming up. People who cut firewood may know of good trees. With them the easy firewood comes...
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