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    Two of my dividers are Starrett found at a second...

    Two of my dividers are Starrett found at a second hand store for $5. The owners of the store are very friendly. My comment was that his price was too low. He said he would look them up, but he would...
  2. It appears you may be over thinking this. My...

    It appears you may be over thinking this.

    My suspect popped up in one line:



    Not knowing what program it can not be said for sure, but my guess is it might be the software.

    Using a...
  3. Batteries are essentially a chemical making...

    Batteries are essentially a chemical making electricity by eating its way through the material which encases it. In the old days the battery usually died before it completed its deterioration. Modern...
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    One fun thought came to mind. The first image...

    One fun thought came to mind. The first image with the legs in place could be saying, "take me to your leader."

    It is looking great.

    jtk
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    The product is likely built to last five years....

    The product is likely built to last five years. The factory warranty is usually up to one year. The extended warranty takes you up to the design life. To me, it is just another way to rip off the...
  6. My brother sent me a stash of old B&W era FWW...

    My brother sent me a stash of old B&W era FWW magazines. Some are still unread. Good stuff in them that is a joy to peruse.

    jtk
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    Cesar Chelor was a slave of Francis Nicholson,...

    Cesar Chelor was a slave of Francis Nicholson, considered to be North America's first plane maker. Nicholson willed freedom, tools and land to Chelor. Planes with the Chelor stamp are not...
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    It may be a tote from a #2. It looks like...

    It may be a tote from a #2.

    It looks like they messed up the sole to attach it.

    How is the area around the mouth?

    My first thought is maybe it came from a high school shop class.

    jtk
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    A corner chisel is beveled on the inside. This...

    A corner chisel is beveled on the inside. This does look more like a corner chisel than a V-parting tool, which would be beveled on the outside. Carving tools are usually not a socket mount and are...
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    The bevel needs to be on the inside. My first...

    The bevel needs to be on the inside.

    My first step would be to see if it is hardened by running a file over one of the inside edges.

    for some reason it looks unhardened to me.

    jtk
  11. Thread: Banks !!!!

    by Jim Koepke
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    One of my credit cards with a major bank had an...

    One of my credit cards with a major bank had an interest rate on the high end. A call to them about all the offers arriving in the mail offering a better rate for transferred accounts got them to...
  12. Thread: Banks !!!!

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    They are subject to contracts. One of the better...

    They are subject to contracts. One of the better things done in my life is open accounts with a bank that had free checking and no fee accounts for life.

    We were banking with a savings and loan....
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    Didn't Sears sell the rights to the Craftsman...

    Didn't Sears sell the rights to the Craftsman name?

    https://money.cnn.com/2017/01/05/investing/sears-sells-craftsman-stanley-black-decker/index.html

    jtk
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    With definite divisions over which are the best...

    With definite divisions over which are the best materials to knap and which are best for knapping.

    jtk
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    This is a common problem. There is likely some...

    This is a common problem. There is likely some cupping somewhere side to side and end to end that is keeping your plane's iron from touching the surface to shave it.

    Do you have a straight edge...
  16. Thread: Banks !!!!

    by Jim Koepke
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    When a computer makes an error it is usually a...

    When a computer makes an error it is usually a doozy.

    Wells Fargo used to be one of the banks that had my respect though none of my accounts have been with them. In the past few years it seems...
  17. In this video it looks like the WoodRiver blade...

    In this video it looks like the WoodRiver blade is the same as the old Stanley:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=111&v=OTF3k_VnBQk

    Good find Justin.

    jtk
  18. Howdy Logan and welcome to the Creek. My guess...

    Howdy Logan and welcome to the Creek.

    My guess is the saw plate is much older than the handle. This is based on how saw handles have evolved over time.

    You may need to file, grind or use some...
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    If everyone everywhere did everything the same...

    If everyone everywhere did everything the same way, we would likely all die young from boredom or at least the lack of ability to do something different when needed.

    Personally, my fondness for...
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    Not all balsamic vinegar contains lead: ...

    Not all balsamic vinegar contains lead:

    https://www.ooliveoil.com/why-california-balsamic/

    One theory is there may be lead in the ground where either the grapes for the vinegar or trees to make...
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    Thanks for the idea Jim. One of my thoughts was...

    Thanks for the idea Jim. One of my thoughts was to use one of my adjustable drip irrigation emitters. It is kind of like a radiator petcock drain.

    My first next attempt is to try to use a sharp...
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    There are problems with facial recognition as it...

    There are problems with facial recognition as it is currently configured. There are a large numbers of businesses big and small working on improving its reliability. It will be a big payday for...
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    That is still being worked out. Mike Lemon...

    That is still being worked out. Mike Lemon mentioned using a planter under the wheel to catch some of the water. My concern now is to constrict the water flow since even with a very small drill (#55...
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    One source says most Craftsman vises were made by...

    One source says most Craftsman vises were made by Wilton and the ones that weren't were made by Columbian.

    jtk
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    Go to your favorite search engine and enter >...

    Go to your favorite search engine and enter > bluetooth customer tracking <. Drop the word customer and you will get ads for the device that tracks and suggests.

    It is getting rather difficult to...
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