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Dave, we get a similar effect in Tennessee, when falling rain freezes on surfaces (happens far more often than snow, here). Typically builds up on trees, overpasses, and power lines.

Followed shortly thereafter by darkness and cold...:(

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One year follow-up yesterday and no signs of cancer! 

Had my CT scans yesterday and officially 2 years cancer-free (also a 45 year cancer survivor) 

There's been a pair of barred owls around our property since we moved to it 8 years ago. We hear them all the time especially after dark but every once in a while you'll see one when it's light out. T

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I had a snow emergency day today, due to that, followed by freezing rain, followed by wet heavy snow. Lots of localized power outages due to falling limbs, including some school buildings. 

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2 hours ago, treeslayer said:

This is called Rime ice, formed from freezing fog this morning, similar to Hoar frost when fog settles on a surface that’s below freezing, it sure was cool looking

We had a good case of it yesterday morning so pretty

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I fetched the morning paper this morning barefooted with a temp of 39* but it didn’t take me long to get back inside! I remember about 10 years ago in SD, pheasant hunting, there was snow on the parking lot at the mom and pop motel and I walked from my room to the office to get a cup of coffee bare footed. My fellow comrades thought I had too much to drink from the night before and were reluctant to hunt beside me. It’s from my waist up that cold goes straight thru me. 

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3 hours ago, Mark J said:

I wonder how much longer the Domino patent will be in force?

~ 2007 was their first introduction. Patents in the US expire in 20 years but who knows if parents from other countries are longer or different. There are other methods they can take to extend that time frame as well eg sawstop. They can make incremental changes or tweaks and patent that to cover the same product for a longer time.

I don't really find it to be a fruitful conversation. Biscuit joiners that copied the original, had a lot looser tolerances and didn't work nearly as well. To get a biscuit jointer that works as well as the original it cost near what a domino does. If a company copies the domino and it's cheaper it's likely not going to be as accurate or work as well EG triton doweling joiner. There are good alternatives to the domino on the market right now the catch is they are just as expensive or more.

https://www.timberwolftools.com/mafell-dd40p-duo-dowel-system

 

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1 hour ago, Chestnut said:

~ 2007 was their first introduction. Patents in the US expire in 20 years but who knows if parents from other countries are longer or different. There are other methods they can take to extend that time frame as well eg sawstop. They can make incremental changes or tweaks and patent that to cover the same product for a longer time.

I don't really find it to be a fruitful conversation. Biscuit joiners that copied the original, had a lot looser tolerances and didn't work nearly as well. To get a biscuit jointer that works as well as the original it cost near what a domino does. If a company copies the domino and it's cheaper it's likely not going to be as accurate or work as well EG triton doweling joiner. There are good alternatives to the domino on the market right now the catch is they are just as expensive or more.

https://www.timberwolftools.com/mafell-dd40p-duo-dowel-system

 

Drew is pretty much on the mark.  You don't get quality and accuracy on the cheap.

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1 hour ago, Chestnut said:

There are good alternatives to the domino on the market right now the catch is they are just as expensive or more.

https://www.timberwolftools.com/mafell-dd40p-duo-dowel-system

 

IIRC, Mafell in general is a more expensive line of gear than Festool. But then, they have things like the self-driving track saw: https://produkte.mafell.de/en/sawing/portable-panel-saw-system/

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On 1/21/2021 at 8:51 AM, JohnG said:

So what’s the typical time from order to delivery from FestoolRecon? :D

For the record- ordered 1/21, shipped 1/22, scheduled delivery to NC 1/26.

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