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Morton makes an extremely good building. They are also expensive.
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General Woodworking / Re: 3 phase converters

« Last post by mrfu on Today at 11:09:24 PM »
You can build your own or “call da man.”  I have been using American Rotary for years, they are excellent, maybe the best, and are warrantied for life.  They have very simple installation instructions, with good photos, and excellent covered floor mount system, excellent wire terminal blocks, and you’d want probably an ADX15 or larger because once you switch to 3 phase you’ll never go back to single phase.  You would run a wire from your single phase panel to the converter, then from the converter (where it produces the “manufactured leg” to a 3 phase distribution panel that you then wire your woodworking tools to. Very easy.

Oversized is desirable in phase converters because of their lower conversion efficiency.  

You can get a remote start button for your workshop and put the phase converter where it doesn’t take up usable space.  

As far as the basic equations:
1 hp = 746 W,
P (Watts) = I (amp) * Volts
I second american rotary, they were really helpful and installing the convertor was super simple and only took two trips to the hardware store.(which is good).
It's been in place for around 15 years and just does what it supposed to
Tom
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The Outdoor Board / Re: BIRDS

« Last post by Ron Scott on Today at 11:07:27 PM »
Yes, a Great-horned owl. It has selected an apple tree for its recent nights perch.
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My building has been up since 2008 and it’s up on a hill in the middle of a field and has been through some very intense storms with hail and 75 mph + winds and it looks the same as when it was built. No nails all stainless steel screws roof and sides. On the big overhead doors they are Raynor 4” commercial doors otherwise they would have been blown in. 
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Chainsaws / Re: Ignition coil for Makita DCS460

« Last post by Al_Smith on Today at 10:55:25 PM »
If I were to guess without knowing the saw it somehow could have sheared  the key in the flywheel and possibly advanced it .If it kicks back when you try to start it chances are it's too far advanced .If not that because it's nearly impossible to trouble shoot over the internet I give up .
I might mention without any explanation there are some self advancing coils .On that I've only one such that stuck on advance and that was a Briggs   engine on a lawn mower .I have seen them not advance and run slow though .I have no idea how that coil works on that saw .I might add though if that coil is the one I saw it's only got two stator pick poles and self advancing usually has three .
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Actually Morton buildings are very expensive anyway. But if they do it as a house they are actually more than a conventional house
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 I dont care what you build, nature and luck will decide what stays and what goes, is my observation


That's the truth. 

Pole barns are common here in NZ, and generally pretty well built, think power pole sized poles buried deep on concrete footers etc. 

We had one when I was growing up, and a big storm came though and ripped the back wall and doors off it. Dad and the neighbour looked at it and decided that it needed lag bolts rather then nails holding the horizontals to the poles. A few years later, an even bigger storm came along and simply sheared the poles off at ground level and took the whole intact wall into the neighbours paddock. It got rebuilt in a similar style, and is still there 40 years later. 
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Chainsaws / Re: Used 361 instead of my 291

« Last post by sawguy21 on Today at 10:17:06 PM »
That is high for a used saw in my estimation but I'm cheap. It had better be in pristine condition.
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Sawmills and Milling / Re: Chestnut oak

« Last post by YellowHammer on Today at 10:16:22 PM »
I’ve got 7 to quarter sawn in the next few days, I’ll let you know how it goes. 
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The Outdoor Board / Re: BIRDS

« Last post by KEC on Today at 10:07:02 PM »
I am reasonably sure the owl is a Great-horned Owl by its' large size and horizontal barring on the breast and belly. If anyone wants to hear it, I have some owl stories that I think are of interest.
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😂😂. Morton Buildings have a 5 year wind warranty. No wind velocity limit!! 
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General Board / Re: Fall pictures

« Last post by barbender on Today at 10:02:36 PM »
We've had great color this fall in northern MN as well!
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The Outdoor Board / Re: BIRDS

« Last post by KEC on Today at 09:59:58 PM »
Today I went behind the house to a grove of Black Willow trees, which tend to attract a lot of bugs/insects and birds. Saw several Yellow-rumped Warblers and a Black-throated Blue Warbler. Many birds are migrating now and, although some are hard to see in the foilage and many are tough to identify they are a great pleasure to see. Around mud flats and shorelines there are many shorebirds to be seen that are headed South.
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The Outdoor Board / Re: Bears

« Last post by Ron Scott on Today at 09:58:46 PM »
What can I find; early morning snack!


 
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Mike, yup, as commonly "man with hammer" built I disagree with that notion. That's a mighty tall cheater bar buried in the mud to be trying to use it to restrain thrust.
Im not for pole barns or buried posts and im not anti-engineer.. But i have to share this one.  



Straight line winds, not even a twister, pushed this one over.  Building code, stamps, calcs and ratings be damned.  


The irony or maybe even insult, is If i was to spin the camera 180 you would see the flea market across the street which is 3 rows about half a mile long of driftwood shanties all nailed to the next with shared walls.  they would make a fine set for a dustbowl depression era movie, and theyre about that old.  Tijuana grade construction, anything you can find.  they shoulda been dust in the wind, but they stood while the engineered one layed down.  I guess its just proof that there are no guarantees and it dont always go the way we expect.


Theres a lotta man with hammer barns here that have thumbed their nose at 100 yrs of scary storms.  And a lotta stuff people shouldnt live in but do.  Lot of big money beautiful houses in nashville had the tops come off. Walmart sized buildings laying like wet cardboard boxes in a parking lot.  


 I dont care what you build, nature and luck will decide what stays and what goes, is my observation.
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The Outdoor Board / Re: BIRDS

« Last post by Walnut Beast on Today at 09:54:51 PM »
Looks to be a Owl 🦉 
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Timber Framing/Log construction / Re: Lee Valley cant hook/peavey

« Last post by hopm on Today at 09:49:15 PM »
Logrite
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The Outdoor Board / Re: BIRDS

« Last post by Ron Scott on Today at 09:46:55 PM »
A late night bird!


 

 
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Timber Framing/Log construction / Re: Lee Valley cant hook/peavey

« Last post by Bruno of NH on Today at 09:46:13 PM »
Logrite
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The Outdoor Board / Re: BIRDS

« Last post by KEC on Today at 09:45:58 PM »
Today I went behind the house on the neighbors' property to a grove of Black Willow trees. These trees seem to have a lot of bugs/insects and often attract birds, including migrating warblers. After a streak of not seeing warblers or their being hyper-active in poor light, I managed to see some that were reasonably cooperative. Saw several Yellow-rumped Warblers and one Black-throated Blue Warbler. They are now migrating through and if one has the patience and time to look for them they are neat birds. Alot of other migrants are moving too, including shorebirds.
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