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    Bolt Depot. We use hundreds of #4 screws in...

    Bolt Depot. We use hundreds of #4 screws in repairing old windows. Haven't broke one yet.
  2. My son went to the language school there in the...

    My son went to the language school there in the late 90's. When we visited him we took a drive around the base. The enormous tank sheds, the hundreds of barracks buildings, the deserted onbase...
  3. Western fires - are trees being logged?

    We have all seen the horrific videos on the news of the various fires in the West. Most recently the one that ripped through a sequoia grove killing thousands. Are any of these dead trees being...
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    Thanks for all the excellent suggestions. I've...

    Thanks for all the excellent suggestions. I've got enuf scrap that I'll try out a few and see how they match up with the look I'm after.
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    Best finish for black walnut?

    In the process of making a small end table/bookcase out of black walnut. Picked this up in Maryland a couple of years ago. It had been air drying for several years at that point and it's been...
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    Could you elaborate?

    Could you elaborate?
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    https://www.woodworkingshop.com/abrasives/specialt...

    https://www.woodworkingshop.com/abrasives/specialty-abrasives-accessories/foam-sanding/

    Check out these flexible sponges from Klingspor. I've used them for years.
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    Best brush cutter?

    Some 40 years ago I had a Sears brush cutter. Straight shaft with what amounted to a 9 or 10 inch saw blade on the end. I could cut anything up to about 3 1/2 to 4 inches quite nicely. Like all...
  9. Amazon has the only one I found that has the...

    Amazon has the only one I found that has the required 5/8 shank. Everywhere else I looked all had 3/4 shanks.

    https://www.amazon.com/Delta-Equipment-Corporation-17-001-Professional/dp/B007NFTAZQ
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    A mans guide to tools

    DRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatching flat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in the chest and flings your beer across the room, denting the...
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    Well Brian, I thought it was sharp enough. ...

    Well Brian, I thought it was sharp enough. Either it wasn't or as Jim Becker suggested, metal fatigue set in. And we were so close to making out of 2020 unscathed!
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    Mortising machine chisel blowout

    I have a 20 year old manual mortising machine. You know, the one operated by Armstrong with the side lever! Working with some QSWO and making a 1/4 inch mortise. Cleared a pilot hole and then...
  13. 1/8 router bit with 1/4 shank vs. end mills

    Looking for slightly longer router bits to mate with butterfly templates from Rockler. Amazon shows a few at about $20. each. "End mills" in the same size are significantly less expensive, but...
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    Prime Day - anything worthwhile?

    For the umteenth year I see absolutely nothing worth even considering at their infamous Prime Day sale. You?
  15. Thanks for all the hints and suggestions. Yes, I...

    Thanks for all the hints and suggestions. Yes, I meant to say slides. Making a slide out drawer for the RV for under the kitchen counter.
  16. Blum hinges - made by the devil himself!

    I consider myself to be a reasonably smart person. Handy too. Usually able to puzzle out things intuitively in the absence of clear directions.

    For those of you who have not yet bought Blum...
  17. 1/2 inch breaker bar 1/2 inch torque wrench...

    1/2 inch breaker bar
    1/2 inch torque wrench
    pancake compressor
    cutoff grinder
    sawzall
    heat gun
    rolling toolbox (incredible bargain when they're on sale)

    probably a few more. They're cheap...
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    For some reason, the photos won't show.

    For some reason, the photos won't show.
  19. After a while you also develop a feel for...

    After a while you also develop a feel for resistance. Sharp blade, wood slides right through. As the blade dulls, you have to push more. With experience, you'll feel the difference.
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    Thanks Greg! That's exactly what I was looking...

    Thanks Greg! That's exactly what I was looking for.
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    Personalized wooden nickels?

    Some time ago I saw an ad for wood rounds that were inscribed with the same type of message the branding iron folks use "From the workshop of...." etc. It would get glued into your finished product...
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    Spiral upcut router bits vs. endmills

    Is there any major difference between spiral upcut router bits and endmills? To the naked eye they seem to perform the same function and it appears that endmills are more readily available and...
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    Curved backs. Straight backs are very...

    Curved backs. Straight backs are very uncomfortable. 2nd the idea of wide arms, that's the way I made mine.
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    Bolt Depot and McMaster Carr both have excellent...

    Bolt Depot and McMaster Carr both have excellent inventory, pricing and quick delivery. Love the idea of using toilet gaskets! I've been using canning wax and it's really too hard to go a good job...
  25. Delta 33-830 Radial Arm Saw - blade brake?

    Did the 33-830 have an internal blade brake? Can't find any reference to it in the owners manual and the blade spins down longer than it seems it should - if it had a brake.

    Thanks!
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