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    Dave Anderson NH

    Time for some levity

    Thread Starter: Dave Anderson NH

    With all of the negativity and political stuff going on with the Covid-19 virus it is time to look at the humorous side of things. Feel free to add more, but keep it clean or it will be deleted.

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    Jim Fox

    What are your other hobbies besides Woodworking?

    Thread Starter: Jim Fox

    Responding to another post got me thinking what other hobbies do you partake in? The one specific that made peaked my curiosity as if to others did it..........Scale Model Building Now I did take a long hiatus from this hobby, but got back into in 2019 heavy and built a lot as a kid, teen and...

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    Jim Becker

    Real Estate is a Circus Right Now

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    Professor Dr. SWMBO and I are "more than casually" looking for our "downsize" property. The two of us do not need such a large home and property going forward as our older daughter is already living "independently" in town (she's a special needs adult, so isn't totally independent) and the younger,...

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    Steve Rozmiarek

    Why release the tension?

    Thread Starter: Steve Rozmiarek

    I've got a couple bandsaws, the one in question being a 14" Delta. It is exactly as it was when it left the factory, except it's on it's 10th or so blade, and has new cool blocks. I use it for the odd job saw, so it gets used often. I was using it tonight, and I got to thinking, the last time I...

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    Mike Allen1010

    No more denatured alcohol in California?

    Thread Starter: Mike Allen1010

    My go to finish is shellac. I prefer to make my own fresh by dissolving flakes in denatured alcohol. Went to the hardware store to buy some more denatured alcohol for fresh batch of shellac and was very dismayed to learn that apparently there is some kind of regulation that now prevents the sale of...

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    Philip Glover

    What's your oldest woodworking machine?

    Thread Starter: Philip Glover

    I got this idea from another woodworking forum. I thought it would be interesting to see what SMC members have for old woodworking machines. My oldest is a circa 1900 Putnam sliding gap bed pattern makers lathe, s/n 13. This is a cross between a woodworking lathe and a metalworking lathe. It...

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    Ooh- I forgot- The point of the thread!

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