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Everything posted by curlyoak

  1. My first Panto M &T. An amazing machine. The learning curve is steep here at the beginning. I imagine the curve will flatten in time. I intend to build a base unit when I can find the time. I ordered the plans. If you buy the all in package there is nothing else to buy.
  2. Fed x came late with a package I have been looking for. Assemble the tool is first...
  3. Cedar is ideal for outdoors. 2" thick dents don't matter. It might to you. I like low maintenance. So I would not finish it. An outdoor spar varnish will seal the wood and look good. Unfinished will turn gray. Varnished in time will demand you refinish. A 2 x 4 apron with one or two more across in the middle will add to stabilize the top. Your slab at 12" X 84" is not enough to make a 5 to 6' by 2 to 3'.
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    Dendrobium orchids. Blooming now. Fragrant...
  5. If you use tite bond I, II, or III no issue. III is the choice for outdoors. According to engineers at Franklyn, the glue "creeps". Meaning it will move with the wood. I'm talking kiln dry, not green.
  6. This is semi gloss. There is satin and high gloss also. A good product
  7. It is a hard drive issue. Only problem I cant find one that matches up with my brain. However the thought or word is found by my hard drive eventually. Might take a day or 2 but the info finally flows. Be on the lookout for replacement hard drives that install in the brain. If you find one please post it here.
  8. I have had several surgeries. The way it goes after the surgery you feel worse. Then the healing at various rates. I look for the break even. When you feel different but not bad and not worth doing. But the bonus is when healing continues past the break even. If it is a good surgery you never get back to your very best but you gained an improvement. To different degrees. This surgery was different. Before I could not move my thumb painlessly. And when I woke I could. I think I have a chance of going back to my best. A first for me and surgeries. I'm thinking when I look back I will think that
  9. There truly is a family atmosphere here. It certainly adds to the healing! Much appreciated. The good news is there is a project and a pantorouter waiting for me.
  10. for hand surgery. I had a locking thumb that was painful. The surgery was 2 hours ago and is already feeling better.I have flexibility already. But doc says no work until the stitches are out.
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    Spring time orchids
  12. I spoke to him and he did not have what I wanted...
  13. I did. Scott has high regard for you Tom. Like many others I'm sure.
  14. Just got off the phone with North Carolina and I will likely be ordering some q sawn oak. I now have a new source. Closer to home. less freight. Thanks again Tom!
  15. No vent. I was looking for access to a better opportunity. Like the idea Tom King has. Thank you Tom!
  16. This is not my first rodeo...
  17. Mick, besides the router bits that came with the tool, are there other bits that you would recommend for the PantoRouter? Thanks
  18. No logic for that. Calendars do not match The customer awarded me with a commitment and a deposit and will absorb the outrageous freight. Thanks for your ideas.
  19. 1/4" 4 x 8 bc fir is $37 plus each. I am happy with the price of the wood. For what I am buying I feel I am getting good value. It might be as much or more in Tennesee. Also Frank Miller lumber is one of the largest provider of q sawn oak. reliable on quality and competitive on price. The freight is the killer. I got a load of walnut from Hood. So called fas. It was at least one grade less. I had to trash one complete board. It was free freight but less than fas and problems. Free freight with a $500 min. on their truck.
  20. What is the going rate for 4/4 q sawn fas 7" and wider? The quality is exelent and the price is fair at Frank Miller. It is the freight that is excessive.
  21. I am looking at quartered white oak. Decent price and excellent material.
  22. Frank Miller Lumber in Union City.
  23. Overwhelming. To get 100 feet of oak it cost $450. Freight. From Indiana to Florida. Wood extra. I have found prices double that. Demand is outstripping capacity.
  24. If you are starting with rough lumber, old stock or new, will be light in color after dressing.
  25. No need of a review because Mick has a very good one. But I will probably have a comment or 2. It will be a while. Mid April maybe.