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    Joe Jensen

    Lighting the Small Workshop - by Jack Lindsey

    Jack, I am building a new house and workshop. The workshop will have 9 ft side walls and vaulted... Go to last post

    Joe Jensen 09-17-2018 6:21 PM
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    Julie Moriarty

    Justifying A Major Tool Purchase

    Thread Starter: Julie Moriarty

    Doing my best to keep the "I WANT IT!" out of this debate, here's the facts: I've been able to deal with not having a power jointer and using a benchtop planer because the supplier back in Chicago did mill work and the wood in stock was planed. Since moving to Florida, that's changed. ...

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    Greg Parrish

    Combo jointer / planer question

    Thread Starter: Greg Parrish

    First question, would anyone regret going from a dewalt 13” with shelix head and 6” powermatic 54a with shelix head to a 12” combo unit with straight knives? Second question, How do the pack compare? What is the best machine for the price now? Looks like the jet units cost as much as the...

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    Bob Glenn

    Why are we still teaching algebra?

    Thread Starter: Bob Glenn

    When was the last time you used algebra? I got C's and D's in algebra but aced geometry which I use all the time while wood working. The grandson has a five year degree from Purdue in food science and had to take endless algebra, trig, and calculus classes. He holds several patents. I asked him...

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    Greg Parrish

    Woodshop layout shuffle number 1-million......

    Thread Starter: Greg Parrish

    Or at least it seems like the millionth time Iíve had to shuffle things around based on my growing shop and tool collection. Just thought I would share as itís been a while since Iíve posted my shop. Itís a 22íx20í garage and attached to our house via a small laundry room hallway. It has a built in...

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    Larry Frank

    Oneida "Smart" Dust Collector

    Thread Starter: Larry Frank

    I am looking to upgrade my dust collector to a 3 hp cyclone type. As others have commented, there are a lot of different options. I also found that there is a lack of believable data that the mfg post on their machines. I plan on running 6" duct to my larger machines and close to the machines...

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    steven c newman

    New stash of lumber

    Thread Starter: steven c newman

    Has arrived in the house...will leave it sit a few days, and let it get used to things around here... Fellow had 4 planks to give me, as "payment" for my wife cleaning his house....at 11'6" or there abouts, they were a bit long to fit IN my van....roughly cut them into halves...so, now I have 8...

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