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  1. JohnG


    I do not have much familiarity with that style. From the look of it, it makes inspecting the hive a little easier (you don’t have to remove the upper boxes and then bend over to remove the frames), but it might not be as efficient for honey production. That’s great that you are getting set up for bees! If you have ever had a bad reaction to a bee sting, or are unsure how your body will react, you may want to keep some Benadryl on hand just in case. Bees are usually non-aggressive but if you’re going to have tens of thousands of bees living near you and you occasionally open up their
  2. JohnG


    I had brought this up in another thread and there was interest in a separate journal to go into more detail about beekeeping and building hive boxes. As a disclaimer, I am far from a pro. I took a course in college to learn about honey bee biology and took the corresponding lab where we managed a colony throughout the seasons and learned the practices and common issues. I find the topic fascinating and have done additional education on my own. Even so, this will continue to be a learning experience for myself, so hopefully it will be entertaining if nothing else. Feel free to ask any questions
  3. Importing cad files is different than importing an image/scan of a dimensional drawing. With the latter you’d spend more time fiddling with it than it would take to just recreate the drawing, and you’d be very lucky if it ended up close to correct. If the dimensional drawings in that book are thorough and accurate, you should be able to model it in sketchup rather easily. You may find that some of the dimensions don’t agree with each other, but you can determine how to hand that if it arises. I kept an old 2016 sketchup install because I didn’t want to move to the web version, and wh
  4. I’ve used cordless power tools (circ saw, recip saw, drill/driver) in light rain and would do so again if needed, but wouldn’t use them in steady or heavy rain.
  5. I typically never quote a full post if it’s longer than a couple sentences, but I’m making an exception here. This post fully embodies what I think is the essence of being a hobby woodworker and is what I aspire to become. To be clear, I am not using “hobby” in any relation to your skill level, as it is obviously superb quality, but rather in the sense that you are building for yourself and not to make a living. To be able to start with a tree (or a few trees) and end up with a matching set of furniture, where each piece is stunning on its own and breathtaking all together as a set (come on
  6. I’d be tempted to just leave it. The gaps are probably hardly noticeable from more than a couple feet away. It’s a great result for a first project, and should hold up even with the gaps. To be honest, it would need a lot of work to get rid of all the gaps, and if you just fix one or two of the gaps you’ll then want to fix the next biggest gap or two, and so on. Before you know it you’ve spent more time fixing it than you spent building it in the first place. Wouldn’t you rather spend that time working on your second project? Welcome to the forum and keep at it!
  7. It is the cordless version. I haven’t used it yet, and don’t even have any rails for it yet.
  8. Still trying to find the zerks on it... But yes, TSC55
  9. I hadn’t seen those steering wheel ZTRs before. Will your land let you mow at 14mph? I had planned on going ZTR over GT due to mowing speed, but our pastures are too rough to really go much, if any, faster than the GTs go. I’m noe considering the Husq 48” GT just for mowing the lawn and perimeter of the fields, and pulling a little trailer around. My ZTR can pull my log splitter but only just, especially when going uphill. The GT should do better with it.
  10. Tom, do you have another link to these spouts? The link above seems to be dead. I did order a grease gun in preparation for the tractor being delivered.
  11. JohnG


    For the record- ordered 1/21, shipped 1/22, scheduled delivery to NC 1/26.
  12. The other option would be to just affix some of those plastic sliders to the bottom of the legs. I put those under all of our furniture in our carpeted rooms when we first moved in and were figuring out layout. Even our heaviest furniture slid almost rather easily on those.
  13. Kubota LX2610su. I wanted something big enough to do what I need it to, but small enough to navigate the woods and not destroy the lawn when driving over it. Had been leaning toward the B2601 but the sales guy (good friend of a friend) talked me into the LX. Slightly bigger frame and capacities, but not too big and without all the emissions stuff of the next size up. Considered a tiller for getting our garden started, but I might just rent that since it will be used very occasionally.
  14. I ordered a tractor yesterday! Headed back on Monday to pay for it. They have it in stock but will have to get it ready and install a couple options. Hopefully not long before delivery. Got a bush hog, pallet forks, and box blade with it.
  15. Which one did you get? Sounds like the reaction my wife’s coworker had to the Moderna vaccine during the trials. He did not react as much to the second part.
  16. Most finishes are safe once they are fully cured. For some finishes this can be a month or more. Shellac or osmo polyx are good options that are more open about being food safe. Personally my kids never chewed on their cribs so I would have felt safe with anything.
  17. JohnG


    Didn’t see that one. I got a TSC-55.
  18. JohnG


    So what’s the typical time from order to delivery from FestoolRecon?
  19. Except not really. US currency is mostly cotton and linen, not wood pulp.
  20. I can’t help but imagine about 8 chairs in every room of your house. Beautiful work!
  21. JohnG


    Welcome Neal! I’m a couple hours East of you. I’ve only done hammer veneering, and used hide glue for that. I do understand that contact cement is NOT recommended.
  22. Grip it and rip it! I start out slow, but once it gets a mice divot I go pretty fast. Haven’t ever had a tile crack on me except the one time the hole placement left about 1/16 of material left on the edge. But I do always have a slight fear that they will crack. Used my 084 today. That thing is a beast. Cut through some big oak logs like butter. Then had a big stack of longer logs and just sliced through the whole pile. Also picked up a log splitter and split a bunch of wood.
  23. I think this is the right manual. If you look at the parts diagram it shows one left hand thread nut holding it onto the shaft. Do you not see that on yours? Page 25. Is removing the wheel necessary?
  24. You’d think that with waiting over a month for the bar I’d have plenty of time to assemble my granberg (which I got before I ordered the saw) before the saw was ready... but you’d be wrong. I’ll get it put together this weekend. Now I just need to find some trees to mill!