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  1. Not for nothing, but do you always deploy it at...

    Not for nothing, but do you always deploy it at the same clearance above the bench surface?

    If so, it could be readily "pinned" in place with a dowel the size of one chopstick.
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    Take a large sheet of sandpaper, or multiple...

    Take a large sheet of sandpaper, or multiple sheets laid side by side and use 3M spray adhesive to stick them to a flat surface. (I use a dedicated MDF board, some use a large surface such as your...
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    Presuming this happens while browsing with Google...

    Presuming this happens while browsing with Google Chrome: https://www.guidingtech.com/stop-pop-ups-google-chrome/
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    I'm a few latitudes North. Our berries are two...

    I'm a few latitudes North.

    Our berries are two months away.
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    You know you're old when you remember buying any...

    You know you're old when you remember buying any house.
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    It prolongs my life. Before my first cup, it's...

    It prolongs my life.

    Before my first cup, it's "The Walking Dead" up in heya.
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    I remember high school, too.

    I remember high school, too.
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    My toilet isn't as fast. This must be the...

    My toilet isn't as fast.

    This must be the inspiration for those tiny houses I don't hear much about, anymore.
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    Publicity photos of performers younger than you...

    Publicity photos of performers younger than you are of old people.
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    This is an important distinction lost on some of...

    This is an important distinction lost on some of our older readers. "Kids these days" are quick to recognize (and reject) employers that consider them disposable. Remember when grocery clerks and...
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    Jeezit. QED.

    Jeezit. QED.
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    +1 on Bosch dishwashers with Stainless steel...

    +1 on Bosch dishwashers with Stainless steel liners.

    If you must by a gas stove, a convection fan makes quick work of baking (often shaving 1/3 cooking time).

    Recent experience with an...
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    Oh, please. Kids today are more, not less...

    Oh, please.

    Kids today are more, not less competent.
  14. Any further interest?

    Any further interest?
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    Plus which, no mention of flattening the stones...

    Plus which, no mention of flattening the stones in the OP.

    I'm guessing the guide *is* tracking along a plane, but the stone is dished.
  16. Profile - visitor messages

    Under your profile, check visitor messages
  17. You have a PM.

    You have a PM.
  18. Hmm. Looks suspiciously like the backyard from...

    Hmm.
    Looks suspiciously like the backyard from Poltergeist.
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    Did anyone responding to this jot down a rough...

    Did anyone responding to this jot down a rough draft by hand, first?

    How many of us grind our own pounce or cut fresh quills for the task?

    Horrors
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    https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/chemical-engi...

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/chemical-engineering/titanium-nitride
  21. 50x188= 9400 sq ft. 50 x 15 x 52 triangle =...

    50x188= 9400 sq ft.

    50 x 15 x 52 triangle = 374 sq ft.
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    It's only worth this price if they deliver...

    It's only worth this price if they deliver wearing white gloves and fine tune it before handing you $1000.
  23. I can sharpen PM V-11 on Shapton pro waterstones...

    I can sharpen PM V-11 on Shapton pro waterstones or plain Jane oilstones. My only difficulty is teasing off the wire burr between grits.

    In practice, I run the edge of the plane blade sideways...
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    American schools are generally organized around...

    American schools are generally organized around other trades, as the business left in the 1980s when Broyhill decamped to Vietnam.

    If you're looking Stateside, an apprenticeship might serve. I...
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    I replaced my ancient Belltone fans with...

    I replaced my ancient Belltone fans with Panasonic "Whisper Value" fv-0510vs1.

    They run off an integral battery (hard wired to AC house current) and have two speed settings.

    They have two other...
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