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  1. Maybe it is time to replace it with something better? Like this? Or you can look for something like this used.
  2. They claim the pancake lasts about 500 hours. The one I am getting 3000. That would be 6 pancakes. Need butter and maple with that. I might out live a few of those $90 compressors, but not 6. Quieter and a quicker recovery. And I will never need to buy another. It will be delivered in a week. delivery included in price.
  3. The roller mattered and so did the paint. Oil base that cleans with water. Something new to me and I like it.
  4. Small chainsaws including name brands are not always repairable. I had a Mcculloch had to throw it away. It is impressive that you can get parts for an old saw. Speaks well of the brand!
  5. A benjamin Moore product. Applied with a small diameter roller. Looks sprayed. Installed. All the walls were against me. I hate net fit installs. And it is tighter at the face than the back. And the cat that generated the project.
  6. Sorry Cliff it was a problem for you. And Thanks for all the rest with a consensus and almost a majority opinion. I just ordered this On sale at home depot fro $161 plus tax, free delivery. This forum continues to provide meaningful benefits for me. Highly appreciated!!!! Beforehand, I was unsure of brand. I am confident now. Thank you!
  7. My 6 gallon porter cable turns on and keeps running. The shut off is broken. Had it a long time. I need a new one. Anybody have a favorite? Thanks
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    I have one. 25 years old. A good tool for the money. I cant say if the price is high or low. It is hard to get parts.
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    This is an orchid from Guatamala.The botanical name is Myrmecophila tibicina. Here in Martin County Fl we have a very large population of Mayen Indians from Guatamala. I have a crew come to my place weekly for landscape maintenance. They are exceptional workers. When they noticed this orchid they pointed and said Ek. I found out that is the name in their dialect. Kew gardens in UK keeps track of the worlds plants. Been there for a few hundred years. The Mayans have been around for thousands of years. So around here we call it Ek. And we do not care what the taxonomists think! The flower looks
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    Encyclia tampensis. First discovered in the Tampa area, hence the name. It grows in the southern half of Florida. Slow grower and found everywhere within its range. This one is growing on a palmetto tree in my yard, with a few other orchids on the tree.
  11. Your grandson has a legacy box. It will always be with him. It will be a treasured item. Did you sign and date it?
  12. You need a jointer. If you have a table saw you need one. Or learn how with hand planes. You cant put a crooked edge to the saw fence. The jointer resolves it quick.
  13. I like the legs. I needed the recent pics to see it.
  14. Yes an apron. In addition you need four more pieces just like the leg piece you have. And a mitre on the length of the outside so the eight pieces make 4 corners, attached to the apron.
  15. Thank you for the info. It seems to be intentionally hidden.
  16. I spent 10 minutes on google and could not find out where Portamate is made. Afinity owns it I think.
  17. The Jessem Lift was pre set to fit the porter cable...
  18. I have the same jessem. I have and like the 3.25 hp porter cable.
  19. Scooby, don't look a gift horse in the mouth. A very generous offer you must do. Coop, you are a big hearted man. I applaud you! Scooby you have a very capable and willing mentor. Count yourself lucky! Jump on the deal!
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    If I wanted to buy a 24" and 36" square, which is the very best? Accuracy and durability are high priorities. Thanks
  21. Buy the wood without a trailer. When you find it go rent a trailer. You can buy it on the spot to be picked up later. True for home depot or small yards.
  22. I once was 5' 5". I'm old and I shrunk to 5' 3". Your size doesn't matter. To exaggerate look at Stone Henge. Done by humans much smaller than the stones. The tree that was the source of the lumber you use is much too big for humans to manage without mechanical advantage. And that comes from the brain. With a strong brain you can do amazing things. Oh, I drive a truck...
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    Drill bits

    I get every 2 years or so the brand name box 1/16 to 1/2 on sale. I do this if one or two bits have broken. I save the old incomplete sets. And now it is starting to pay off. I needed an odd size from my current set that was broken. So I gathered up my old sets and there was the replacement. The replacement now lives with the most current set.