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    There is a very good chance Bitcoin will languish...

    There is a very good chance Bitcoin will languish until it fades away.

    Counterfeiting $1 bills may not be a real money maker. However it could help to destabilize an economy.

    There are large...
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    Kind of makes me wish my home was in the eastern...

    Kind of makes me wish my home was in the eastern part of the country.

    jtk
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    No one wants to be the last one in line. Having a...

    No one wants to be the last one in line. Having a counterfeit bill or two could ruin a person's day if they were caught unknowingly trying to pass it along.

    We also do not know if this is the...
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    Yet if you look at a saw blade a rip saw is...

    Yet if you look at a saw blade a rip saw is sharpened to have offset rows of tiny chisels. A crosscut saw has rows of tiny knives. The "straight edges" are just tiny and oriented at an angle to the...
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    Is there metallurgical testing indicating...

    Is there metallurgical testing indicating compression force from straight on blows being less stress to the edge than the stress from torsional stress caused by prying action?

    If my memory is...
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    There is a word for that, seigniorage. ...

    There is a word for that, seigniorage.



    Speaking of stamps, a Stamp & Coin dealer in Santa Rosa wanted to get out of the stamp business. He ran an ad hoping people would stop bringing in old...
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    Howdy Michael and welcome to the Creek. What...

    Howdy Michael and welcome to the Creek.

    What is it you are interested in knowing about antique furniture?

    jtk
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    Marinus, Often bread knives will have a...

    Marinus,

    Often bread knives will have a serrated edge so the bread can be sawn. Like a dull saw, a dull bread knife can make the work difficult.

    There have been more problems for me trying to...
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    What he said. My attention span wanes when so...

    What he said. My attention span wanes when so much type is on the screen without a few line breaks in the text. My eyelids get heavy after a while.

    As James said, "the angle of the wedge" will...
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    Thanks for that Matt. My reading on coinage and...

    Thanks for that Matt. My reading on coinage and bill printing statistics has definitely been lacking in the past few years.

    The coin machine vending industry clamored for a round coin when the SBA...
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    Candy has an iPad. The only time she let me touch...

    Candy has an iPad. The only time she let me touch it was when the old one died. Then she wanted me to fix it. It took a couple of days, an ice pack, a new iPad and a bit of a struggle to get her old...
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    If my memory is working it may be necessary to...

    If my memory is working it may be necessary to become a contributor before you can post or see images. A site like this may start out from the kindness in one person's heart. Over time it becomes an...
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    The $1 coin would actually save the treasury...

    The $1 coin would actually save the treasury money by not having to deal with the hassle of printing and then recycling bills.

    There are $1 coins. Most people would rather not deal with them. From...
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    There was a twist on that in an episode of...

    There was a twist on that in an episode of Elementary. The thieves went a bit further and broke into the facility where the cash was to be destroyed.

    We will likely see another in the future as...
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    People who have accepted counterfeit, hopefully...

    People who have accepted counterfeit, hopefully unknowingly, do not have any legal recourse for compensation. This helps to keep cashiers and individuals on the watch. A couple of times it has been...
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    Counterfeit $1 Bills Seized

    International Falls Minnesota

    $900,000 in $1 bills was stopped at the boarder.

    My question is did they find it all.

    My next question is the few stories read from the links above do not give...
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    In one of my field service tech positions we used...

    In one of my field service tech positions we used Jensen tool kits.

    Here they are starting from the lowest price going up > https://www.jensentools.com/search.aspx?f=1%3a348&sort=price

    The kit...
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    Different folks do their work in different ways....

    Different folks do their work in different ways. One example would be of my plaining odd sizes of rough cut pieces on a project before ripping pieces to size.

    Often times a piece is planed on the...
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    The edge may have been ground to correct what was done in the past.

    A previous owner tried putting a bevel on the wrong side of one of my hewing hatchets:

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    In this image the hatchet on...
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    Great work Joshua, if nothing else those eyes staring at the work should scare the lumber into submission.

    jtk
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    The price is great. Since moving to an area...

    The price is great. Since moving to an area without cell service, my cell phones were given up almost a decade ago.

    jtk
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    Howdy James and welcome to the Creek. This may...

    Howdy James and welcome to the Creek.

    This may be better if you started a new post.

    If you want to post images (they always help) you will need to become a contributor. To me it is the best $6...
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    Made a mini-froe for that from an old planner...

    Made a mini-froe for that from an old planner blade:

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    This works great for splitting off dowel stock or other riving jobs.

    jtk
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    A cylinder can be shiny but it won't cut very well.

    jtk
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    Depending on the miter box, you can even make...

    Depending on the miter box, you can even make cuts in between the standard pre-set angles.

    Some miter boxes will hold the work sloped at one angle while cutting another angle for compound angle...
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