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  1. She doesn't eat very much of the field corn; just lets the kernels fall on the ground. She would eat all the sweet corn she could get. She couldn't pull them off the stalk by herself though (too high). She will pick and eat strawberries and blackberries when they're in season. Luckily she doesn't eat very much of those. I don't have any other fruit here to know what else she might eat.
  2. My dog will go to the cornfield, pick an ear of corn, and chew on it over a period of one to several days until the kernels are all on the ground, then get another and start over. Never saw that before.
  3. It would be more of a down and away draft. The blue squares are Paint Pocket filters. I downloaded Ecabinets and am working on learning it. If they had shown on their web site what it could do, I might have tried that first.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 I need and lets you build cabinets just about any way you can imagine. It has a small learning curve, but once you get it set the way you want, you just enter width, depth, and height of a cabinet and it gives you all the parts, doors, and drawer sizes. You can print an assembly sheet for each cabinet. It costs about $600? per year.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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, never used, SawStop motors.
  12. I forgot about the Kreg Foreman. Much faster and easier than the K4 and homemade jig we were using.
  13. 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.
  14. 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 it. We moved the old dado saw (Craftsman) off by itself and keep a 1/2" blade in it to run frame stock through. I put a wooden fence on it to keep it compact. We got a 13 hole line bore for $500 from a hobbyist 3 miles away that quit woodworking. It had some slight surface rust in a few places from humidity. I spent a couple hours disassembling and cleaning and it works like new now.
  15. 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.
  16. 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 undiluted. Our supplier has told us all along that diluting too much would cause problems, and I was trying to follow his recommendation on thinning. This gray lacquer when thinned with 8 oz of BA would go on very textured, set almost instantly, and be dust flying sand-able in 60 - 90 seconds. After much experimenting, I was able to get some pieces to come out good while others would set before they leveled out by mixing 20 oz of retarder per gallon. It looks terribly thin, but no runs on a vertical surface. The last attempt I made, the first door looked great, but by the 4th door 2 minutes later, it would not level out. We were against a deadline and I had someone else spray the last few pieces. I think there is more than one issue going on, but I'm still a beginner at finishing. Any ideas?
  17. 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.
  18. Anyone try this type?
  19. 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?
  20. 111 views and no comments doesn't generate much confidence in Northstate.
  21. If you were going to buy 1 Festool 150 series sander, would you get the 150/3 or the 150/5?
  22. I just got their latest circular that says 11% off everything for the next couple weeks.