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    Before I join the herd and buy the DeWalt planer

    A few years back I picked up a Minimax FS35 smart combo from a cabinet shop. It was the best purchase that I have made. 14 in combo machine. It is a beast at 1000 lbs, but with the tersa cutter head, you can't beat it. It is on a mobil base. It was defiantly worth it.
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    Adirondack Chairs

    Had a customer that had a smaller footprint on his deck around the fire pit. A slight modification of the chair to fit.
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    Considering a Festool ETS 150/5 EQ-Plus 6" Random Orbit sander. Who's got one?

    I have the ETS 150/5 sander and it is great. It is my go to sander for all of my projects. I also have the ROS 90 and it does a great job in tight spaces. I also have two dust extractors. The tools are definitely worth the money.
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    Wow this drill bit surprised me

    I used a right angle hole hawg to do my whole shop with self feeding auger bits from Bosch. Worked like a dream. Just make sure you have a death grip on the right angle drill with both hands.
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    I am so ready...

    What type of insulation are you getting.
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    Mini-split installation

    I just installed a 36,000 BTU Mr Cool DIY unit in my building. Did the whole thing electrical included. It was no problem at all. The new systems are really very easy to install. Works great.
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    Who has a chainsaw they don't use anymore?

    I have been using Stihl for many years. I went from a ms 251 to a pro series ms 261. The difference is unbelievable. The power to weight ratio makes a huge difference. If you are going to handle big logs, you don't want to be fighting them all day long. Also learn how to sharpen your own chains...
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    New Shop - Build Pictures

    If you are going to have a mini split unit you will need a 30 amp breaker. I would go to a 200 amp service with a lot of extra circuits. You are going to need them. I had a separate service run to my shop with its own meter. Glad I did.
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    Sound system..?

    Old Marantz receiver with a pair of Jamo speakers. Always on talk radio, and the iPhone hook up.
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    Adirondack Chairs

    Whatever works. Just a good deck screw.
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    Adirondack Chairs

    Here you go guys: Adirondack Chair & Table Just make sure that you take your time making the patterns. Once you get it all done making a set for someone else is a snap. I made additional templates that are not on the plans to help center the screws on the arms and a square template to lay out...
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    Adirondack Chairs

    Personal use for now would like to sell them in the future.
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    Adirondack Chairs

    North Carolina Lumber Supply in Wendell. I got most of the wood for my shop form them. Dirt cheap prices. They get seconds form the mills. The cypress is .85 cents per linear ft for a 1x8x16.
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    Adirondack Chairs

    The footstool does not get in the way. Just slide it out of the way and you are good to go. It is very light.
  15. M

    Adirondack Chairs

    Found a good source for cypress. Got around to making a couple more chairs for the deck.
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    quick poll

    Just built the big shop and am starting to get jobs. Semi pro for now.
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    Shop Build

    Finally got around to getting the ceiling done with spray foam. What a difference that makes. Before the ceiling got to 120 degrees, now never over 85. I will cover the foam down the road. Haven't figured that out yet. The mini split is on the way. Should be nice and cool finally.
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    Floating Cabinet

    The mounting system is a french cleat that runs the length of the middle section. Worked out real nice.
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    Floating Cabinet

    Finally got around to cleaning up all the wires underneath the TV.
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    Seeking advice before possible purchase of Festool RO 125

    I switched to the Festool sanders a few years ago. What a difference. I have the RO90Dx and the ETS150-5. Both are excellent especially with the dust collection system. They make sanding easy and so much faster. You can't go wrong.

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