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    Wow, good info. I use a ceiling mounted reel...

    Wow, good info. I use a ceiling mounted reel for connecting to my router and sander all the time, and will need to check into whether it's an issue... I like only having a little bit of cord out...
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    Wait, what about cord reels? I haven't heard...

    Wait, what about cord reels? I haven't heard that one before, please tell
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    I didn't see that model when I recently swapped...

    I didn't see that model when I recently swapped out an older floor model vintage drill press for a benchtop. I instead picked the Rikon 30-212vs which I had found a bunch of good/detailed reviews...
  4. Congrats on this next adventure Jim! For the...

    Congrats on this next adventure Jim!

    For the hollow walls... we are having our home addition spray foamed by a crew that our builder really likes, and we received a brochure that mentions "Pour...
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    Nice! I liked that picture progression, and the...

    Nice! I liked that picture progression, and the shop looks like a wonderful place to spend many hours!!
  6. what do you lend out, and what don't you lend out?

    Our neighbor and friend asked to borrow my trailer this weekend, and I politely declined by telling him that I don't lend the trailer out to anyone unless I'm also lending myself out (to hookup,...
  7. Years ago in (I think) Consumer Reports I read an...

    Years ago in (I think) Consumer Reports I read an article about extended warranties. Their advice was generally to skip them (and "protection plans") if you can be disciplined enough to have savings...
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    Tool boxes made it home safely!!!!

    Tool boxes made it home safely!!!!
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    I picked up two of the 46" wide models from the...

    I picked up two of the 46" wide models from the Yukon line at Harbor Freight just last week. $350 per unit, and some very good youtube comparison videos available have detailed that these...
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    Looking good Glenn! I've been following along as...

    Looking good Glenn! I've been following along as I do my much smaller renovation, and am enjoying watching the process!
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    When I was first starting this hobby, I quickly...

    When I was first starting this hobby, I quickly realized that I didn't know what I didn't know... if that makes sense. So, I often opted for the most reasonable choice based on my current level of...
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    Another hoarder here. I grew up in New England...

    Another hoarder here. I grew up in New England and they have a term for it there... "Yankee Frugal", which basically means being resourceful and thrifty. My wife uses terms like "hoarder" and...
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    Believe me, I price fairly and am pretty firm on...

    Believe me, I price fairly and am pretty firm on my price too... but I don't list a "stay off my lawn" grumpy statement when I post, and I avoid buying from guys that do use those kinds of...
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    Lots more people feeling empowered to list items...

    Lots more people feeling empowered to list items with a gruff tone theses days too... "Price is FIRM, don't waste my time" types of comments. When I see those, I move to the next listing... I...
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    Barn structural work completed successfully!

    Barn structural work completed successfully!
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    Recently, I have been trying to figure out how to...

    Recently, I have been trying to figure out how to upgrade the depth stop threaded rod on my new drill press. My chosen solution is to use threaded "button nuts" which allow you to press a button to...
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    I have built about 25 Adirondack chairs and...

    I have built about 25 Adirondack chairs and another 10 benches from PT lumber from both big box store and lumber yards. Many of them are a decade old or more and are doing great. I did use my own...
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    As part of my upcoming shop renovation, I am...

    As part of my upcoming shop renovation, I am leaning towards this recent offering from Dust Deputy.

    I have grown to greatly value "ease of emptying", so I like this setup where the catch area...
  19. I think the benches I'm about to build (Maloof...

    I think the benches I'm about to build (Maloof inspired) will likely be my favorite if I am able to accomplish the task.

    Until then, I really love this double dog crate, mostly because it's a very...
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    This is where I would be... if a problem, then...

    This is where I would be... if a problem, then deal with it. Personally, I have 3 hp dust collector and 6" PVC and have never been zapped (knocks on wood), although there have been times when I can...
  21. Hi Jack - do you have any recommendations on best...

    Hi Jack - do you have any recommendations on best methods to do those maintenance steps that you advise? For the filter, that's easy enough... Remove, shop vac away the accumulated dust (or...
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    My dad has lots of bird issues to deal with at...

    My dad has lots of bird issues to deal with at his property (backs up to a nature preserve... but the birds prefer his house instead).. He has had hit/miss luck with placing fake owls, and other such...
  23. Thanks Rick! The push button / quick release...

    Thanks Rick!

    The push button / quick release nut that you're mentioning is exactly the solution I'm thinking about for the depth stop. I've found a couple aftermarket options that seem...
  24. I dunno Matt... if it hadn't been for you...

    I dunno Matt... if it hadn't been for you (graciously) helping me along the way, I'm not sure I would have quite figure it out on my own. Btw, the jointer still working great since then, and thanks...
  25. Rikon 30-212VS review (benchtop, variable speed)

    Hello,
    In case this will be useful to anyone in the future...

    For the past decade, I had an old Walker Turner, floor-standing drill press that I had purchased used for $200. There was some...
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