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  1. I saw this on another forum. You set it for size, you tighten the nut, you check the size, you loosen the nut, You set it for size, you tighten the nut, you check the size, you loosen the nut, You set it for size, you tighten the nut, you check the size, you loosen the nut, You set it for size, you tighten the nut, you check the size, you loosen the nut,.................. I have one. It isn't quite that bad, but close.
  2. I spent several hours researching cabinet software several months ago. I looked at Ecabinets, but their website gives very little info about how it works. That caused me to steer away from it.
  3. Thanks. The corn is growing on what used to be forty acres my parents owned. Long story. Really wish I owned it and was farming, but I'm on an acre and a half off of the corner of the forty. I do grow a big garden. Used to be about 1/4 acre. I've cut back to about half that now. I haven't caught my beard in machinery yet, but I did catch it on fire lighting my cutting torch several months ago. That was an exciting few seconds beating my hands on my chest to put it out. Here's what I am using. I'm really happy with it. It does everything
  4. Here is a video of my son spraying finish on a door using Paint Lines portable hanging system. We ended up making a permanent version.
  5. It doesn't look like it, but there is two coats of white paint on all the walls except the exhaust fan wall. That chipboard sucks it up like a sponge. The white paint does brighten the room a lot.
  6. We have been really busy the last few months and I just realized today that I hadn't shown our finish/assembly room addition. We got a 16' x 44' portable building and put it beside the shop, then built an enclosed hallway between the two. It took a lot of work to get it to this point. There is still several things to be done in both buildings when I can get to it. We spray everything we can (doors, drawer fronts, face frames, etc) hanging. I have a short video of my son spraying, but I don't see how to put a video here.
  7. I know it may not look like it to some of you, but we don't have near enough room to work efficiently. We are working on a 47 cabinet job now and don't know where to put all the pieces.
  8. The Amish near me are slowly modernizing. When I was a kid, they weren't allowed to have air in tires, use electricity, use combines in fields, etc. Now they can have all that. Some let electricity do more than others, which is why some still use hydraulic motors and some have switched to electric. It all has to come from a generator though. I bought the Grizzly and PM saw from the same guy. They have SawStops now, run by hydraulic motors, with electricity from a generator making the trip mechanism work. They had sold the electric motors for the saws I bought, so he gave me both, nev
  9. I forgot about the Kreg Foreman. Much faster and easier than the K4 and homemade jig we were using.
  10. It's for drilling shelf pin holes. We were using a clamp-on Kreg jig with a hand drill. That gets old real fast when you have several hundred holes to drill.
  11. This is an update on our shops progress over the last few months. The floor joists in our shop had rotted due to water getting in under the shop so we had to replace them. Everything got rearranged after the new floor and a few things added. I bought a PM 66 from an Amish shop for $300 dollars. It had a hydraulic motor on it so he gave me a never used Saw Stop motor to put on it. Now I have a Grizzly and PM both powered by Saw Stop motors. The PM is our main saw now. The Grizzly (former main saw) has a 3/4" dado blade in it most of the time and we run plywood and frame stock through
  12. It sounds like I need to talk to Fuji. The only thing I can think of changing now is going to a bigger tip, even though the chart included with the sprayer says to use a 1.0 or a 1.3. That will have to wait now because my paint supplier offered to let me have one of his reconditioned spray systems, make sure it is working for us, and not have to pay for 12 months. It's a $3000 (new) system for $1200. The gun alone costs $800. Merkur 15. It's working great so far.
  13. I don't think our spray system has been atomizing right ever since we got it. Whatever we are spraying hits the work piece looking slightly textured, but has always leveled out to look good. About 4 months ago, we sprayed a kitchen with Axalta white pre-cat lacquer and it came out fantastic. Between then and now we sprayed Axalta pre-cat clear over stain and it worked great also. Over the past week, we have been trying to spray gray and can't get it to work right consistently no matter what we try. With the white, we mixed 8 oz of butyl acetate per gallon. The clear we sprayed undilu
  14. We had my wifes celebration of life yesterday. Several people there. The plant from the forum is really nice. I really appreciate it. I'm not the greatest with house plants, but I'm going to do my best to keep it going.
  15. Anyone try this type?
  16. I was looking on Festool's website at their comparison chart. It shows the brush version has "Turbo Dust Extraction", and the brushless doesn't. Do you notice any dust with your sander?
  17. 111 views and no comments doesn't generate much confidence in Northstate.
  18. If you were going to buy 1 Festool 150 series sander, would you get the 150/3 or the 150/5?
  19. I just got their latest circular that says 11% off everything for the next couple weeks.
  20. Does anyone here have any experience or know anything about with North State machines? I have heard of them for several years, but never paid much attention to it. I am interested in their 16" open end wide belt sander, but after much searching, the only place to buy North state machines of any kind is Leneave Supply in Charlotte, NC. I'm not comfortable buying a machine that only has 1 outlet (700 miles away) in the US. The only other choice in my price range (barely) is the Grizzly G0819 and they have outlets everywhere.
  21. I have about $150 rebate on it's way sometime (6 to 8 weeks).