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  1. Thread: Brothers

    by Mel Fulks
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    I don’t think that made up stuff is appropriate...

    I don’t think that made up stuff is appropriate for a photograph. It’s two brothers . Don’t make it shlock …. like something picked out
    of the big greeting card stores. Your friend has done...
  2. I don’t buy the “same product” different label...

    I don’t buy the “same product” different label thing . My Dad was really thrifty and sometimes tried cheaper brands , but most of the time
    he found them lacking . Sure ,the cheaper product might...
  3. Thread: Dog Attack

    by Mel Fulks
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    [QUOTE=Mark Hennebury;3208035]My brother owned a...

    [QUOTE=Mark Hennebury;3208035]My brother owned a Great Dane, named it Beckett and took it everywhere with him, he even used to take it out to the nightclub. Once he left the dog sat in the passenger...
  4. There are only two kinds of real mahogany ....

    There are only two kinds of real mahogany . Swetinia macrophyla and Swetinia mahogani . The latter is the heavy dense one found first and
    quickly used up. Dragnet type coda : The Facts are...
  5. I remember , years ago reading that African...

    I remember , years ago reading that African ‘mahogany’ was often referred to as “ribbon mahogany”. When REAL mahogany was “discovered”
    by Europeans the main thing they noticed and loved was how ...
  6. Superior cast steel… that’s the good stuff ! ...

    Superior cast steel… that’s the good stuff ! Having augers like that augurs well for you. Had to look that up to be sure I didn’t botch it !
    Someone will probably argue about it….someone with a...
  7. Sounds like African “mahogany “ I have proved to...

    Sounds like African “mahogany “ I have proved to the chagrin of a couple of bosses that it isn’t mahogany. Make a snake out of AM and
    after seeing it’s moved while you were at work and you will...
  8. Thread: Poplar

    by Mel Fulks
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    When I wrote “green poplar “ I meant the dark...

    When I wrote “green poplar “ I meant the dark green ,it’s heart wood and I repeat , it’s better for exterior work than a lot of fir. Fir costs
    more so many shop owners don’t want any of it thrown...
  9. Thread: Dog Attack

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    [QUOTE=Keegan Shields;3207733]If you live in...

    [QUOTE=Keegan Shields;3207733]If you live in Texas, a compact pistol, 9mm and up works pretty good. Had a friend out walking in his suburb with his 6 year old daughter get charged by a pitbull....
  10. Thread: Poplar

    by Mel Fulks
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    yep, green poplar is a better outside wood than...

    yep, green poplar is a better outside wood than the more expensive sappy fir that some vendors try to sell.
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    “If the fox can’t chew it ,it will eschew it !” ...

    “If the fox can’t chew it ,it will eschew it !” English language needs some updates to make sense !
  12. Warren, that’s a good point. The wide belt...

    Warren, that’s a good point. The wide belt sanders use so much pressure. Even after using 150 grit We had to finish with orbital sanders.
  13. Thread: Dog Attack

    by Mel Fulks
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    Put some ammonia in a spray bottle. ANY brand...

    Put some ammonia in a spray bottle. ANY brand will work ….no need to buy the deluxe stuff .
  14. With the modern rules about how the rail must be...

    With the modern rules about how the rail must be secured so that fire hoses and stuff won’t be slowed down ,or tied up, I don’t think it’s a
    good idea. I’m guessing that what they really need is...
  15. I remember seeing that and being irritated by it....

    I remember seeing that and being irritated by it. Didn’t see it as courage. She knew was not going to be harmed for what is sometimes
    called “passive resistance “. I’m guessing most of the crowd...
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    I don’t use the slick almost shiny hard-black...

    I don’t use the slick almost shiny hard-black much. Few days ago I was having some trouble with a razor , tried the smooth glassy rock and
    it improved the razor. It “burnished “ the razor...
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    We used to order a lot of “soft maple” from a...

    We used to order a lot of “soft maple” from a local company , much of it was figured. We saved the figured stuff …and waited for the phone
    call wanting figured maple ….but there were few of those....
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    I used it once . It’s good where there is not a...

    I used it once . It’s good where there is not a lot of space since it’s pretty dense and doesn’t burn . Fairly rigid and precisely flat with good
    square edges. I was soundproofing a bathroom...
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    For that kind of stuff we always used coarse sand...

    For that kind of stuff we always used coarse sand paper to round off the corners . We had belt sanders and disc sanders ,but
    sometimes they were being used and not available. With the raggedy...
  20. Still not as fast as “hammer “ veneering . But...

    Still not as fast as “hammer “ veneering . But hammer veneering is a skill ….not a bottled product .
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    Yeah, sounds like Bondo. Made to fill and smooth...

    Yeah, sounds like Bondo. Made to fill and smooth crumpled and dinged metal . Then brave wood workers used it to replace poorly made
    too small knots. Good for lots of stuff. But never make it a...
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    panels that thin are often “re-sawn” , but then...

    panels that thin are often “re-sawn” , but then they curl up. Sometimes you can find stuff that was sawn too thin and buy it at lower price .
    When you plane it you need to look at what you are...
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    I used an Invicta for several years in an...

    I used an Invicta for several years in an employment and liked it.
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    Every time I’m at the Harbor Freight cash...

    Every time I’m at the Harbor Freight cash register they ask me to give them my address and phone number. Time for them to step up and
    offer customers free “ forehead info tattoos “ then they can...
  25. To me the problem is it’s too much like a crate. ...

    To me the problem is it’s too much like a crate. I understand that the design is modern and some will like it, but it is shallow like a coffin.
    There are lots of old notes of guys making their own...
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