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  1. I’m hoping to mill the sycamore log I got a couple months ago if the weather cooperates this weekend.
  2. Your first pic is all they should need to see to realize it’s an issue with their finish or finish prep. The area in question spans two separate boards in the lamination, so it is clearly not inherent in the wood grain itself. The grain on the two boards within the affected area is different enough that it wouldn’t be such a ‘regular’ shape. As has been mentioned above, it really looks like they missed a spot when they were pore filling. Your last pic appears to show that section looking much more open and rough in the grain. Have they seen the pictures or have you only describe
  3. +1 for Ridgid belt/spindle sander. However, I do get a lot of nonconsensual manicures when using it on smaller pieces.
  4. FWIW, in the fall I had a 120amp subpanel put in my carport for an EV charger and future shop build. The main panel is in our basement on the opposite side of the house. Straight line it’s about 100’ away, but there was about 20’ vertical so they probably ran 150’-175’ to route it cleanly. They ran a circuit to the EV charger and wired that in and added another 120v outlet near the subpanel. Main wire, 120amp breaker, conduit, subpanel, 60amp 240v circuit, 20amp 120v circuit with weatherproof box, misc parts, and labor was around $2k total.
  5. Widened a doorway in our basement from 36” to 40”. We are having another bathroom put in and wanted clearance to get a 36” tub/shower through.
  6. JohnG

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  7. How much has it “skyrocketed?” Ask the electrician for the breakdown of parts vs labor. Around here, contractors at times add quite a premium to their labor when they get booked up. You can verify the cost of the panel and rough cost of wire. Get a quote from another electrician to see if they are in the same ballpark. We saw more than 5x difference between two contractors for the same job recently.
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    Can anyone recommend decent weather resistant storage cabinets? Similar (size/shape, not necessarily color or styling) to the pic below? Most options I can find are hideous or have very bad reviews. I don’t want diamond plate or loud colors. Plastic, composite, and metal are fine, as long as they won’t rust or break down outside with some exposure to rain and weather. They will be along the outside edge of one of the bays in our carport so they will receive some indirect weather. Just want to be able to store some kids toys/helmets/etc, a few gardening tools, and a few car/tractor re
  9. It was payable to me, not for someone else.
  10. Well this morning I put a $7k cashiers check through the wash, so starting out strong.
  11. Yep. Loaded tires and 5’ bush hog (500lb) on the 3pt. I’ve carried 2 filled 55gal barrels on a pallet without issue and could definitely handle more. Since I had to keep the loader higher up with this setup, I was cautious driving down our hill and had it in 4wd, but the rear didn’t lighten up as much as I thought it might.
  12. It actually worked very well. I was able to water out 14 orchard trees and ~60-70 berry bushes from the seat of the tractor. Since we don’t have running water near any of that, this was significantly faster and I was able to more thoroughly water them.
  13. $5 and 50bd ft cherry?
  14. We got our road repaved this week! Trying to get 11 neighbors in agreement sucks, glad to have it behind me (until I resume working toward a proper road maintenance agreement).
  15. Following, also been thinking about getting something like this.
  16. I have not, just mineral oil and PolyX so far. Same for cutting boards.
  17. A well meaning visitor put one of the wooden spoons in the dishwasher without me realizing. If I wasn’t the one to take it out of the dishwasher, I don’t think I’d be able to tell. Not sure how it would hold up to repeated cycles, but it certainly held up better than the mineral oil that I used on it originally (which also went through the dishwasher).
  18. I can see the second one but not the first. And welcome!
  19. You should make the whole thing bowed, and when he asks why it’s not flat you can say that you designed it for a flat earth. At least with a Tesla you can manage the max amp draw of the charger so you don’t trip a breaker if you have less amperage to work with. Not sure about others but I would guess that most current EVs/plug-in hybrids would have that option.
  20. I chuckled a bit last night when I drove past a small gas station with 10-15 cars in line for each pump row.
  21. When we lived in SoCal I got within 10-20ft of a coyote a couple times. Here I haven’t had any encounters as close but have gotten some good trail camera pictures/videos. Got some recently with 5 or 6 of them in frame at the same time.
  22. Hard to tell from the pic, but if you haven’t already, you’ll want to round over all the edges of the platform. I’ve personally never used the safety dowels. I made my platform to a snug fit so there’s really no chance of it shifting. Looks great!
  23. What’s wrong with the water? Just having to top it off occasionally?