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  1. Interesting (and quick) method for simple spans,...

    Interesting (and quick) method for simple spans, thanks for sharing. Video clearly showed the method. How about a pic of the finished railing!

    When I put up railings on my deck there were maybe...
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    I wonder if the quality of pressure treating has...

    I wonder if the quality of pressure treating has decreased, at least for what is sold at the box store. I had a low 10x10 deck for the dogs not in contact with the ground - PT deck boards rotted in...
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    Did you mean to write ďrecessĒ instead of...

    Did you mean to write ďrecessĒ instead of ďspigotĒ? A spigot is another name for a tenon.

    All my chucks are Novas and Iím used to and have come to prefer the clockwise turn to expand into a...
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    When I was at the wood industry at Berea College...

    When I was at the wood industry at Berea College in 1968 they used a LOT of mahogany (plus maple, cherry, walnut, etc). The ground floor was equipped with a huge bandsaw and other tools for initial...
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    My biggest bush is a Duke but I don't remember...

    My biggest bush is a Duke but I don't remember the names of the other larger bushes. I read that it's best to get several varieties for cross pollination so I plant different types. I read the...
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    My copy came today too. JKJ

    My copy came today too.

    JKJ
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    Blueberry time in TN!

    Blueberries are starting to ripen here. I've picked a few cups recently but picked 5 cups just this afternoon, mostly from three bushes - many more on the bushes to ripen later.

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    It's...
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    Might ask the local electrical inspector.

    Might ask the local electrical inspector.
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    A quick look on Amazon shows a small 3m (dual...

    A quick look on Amazon shows a small 3m (dual scale) Stanley.
    https://smile.amazon.com/Stanley-6992705-Pocket-Length-12-7mm/dp/B0009VX1ZQ I didnít read the reviews. I have some dual scale...
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    Donít worry, I wonít give my reasons (again). ...

    Donít worry, I wonít give my reasons (again). The fact is he whose circumstance doesnít make many chucks useful certainly doesnít need them.

    I actually have just eighteen Nova chucks in my shop...
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    That well answers the cut question!!!

    That well answers the cut question!!!
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    Opinions vary. I have 20 Teknatool chucks in...

    Opinions vary. I have 20 Teknatool chucks in four "flavors", some bought used, and I'm extremely happy with their quality. I've measured runout, etc. And yes, I've used Vicmark, Oneway, and other...
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    More and more intriguing. I'm curious about...

    More and more intriguing.

    I'm curious about how you made the cut. A fine hand saw, some power tool, magical incantation?
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    Either you got lucky with the Nova screw or...

    Either you got lucky with the Nova screw or something has been improved. I have a dozen or so, most look like this:

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    The surface looks cast rather than machined, for example look at the...
  15. I don't know, never used them before. They are...

    I don't know, never used them before. They are much smaller than the wood trusses. What got me interested was a guy down the hill who had a big equipment shed put up a couple of years ago. Someone...
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    The screw appears to be machined from 3/8" stock....

    The screw appears to be machined from 3/8" stock. (I can't measure the part secured in the chuck without removing it but holding the points of the calipers close 3/8 looks believable, and Hitec says...
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    I know the original Jerry Glaser info and the...

    I know the original Jerry Glaser info and the Hitec both say hardened stainless steel thread, but I used a small triangular file and unlike a hardened tool steel tool, I easily scratched the end of...
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    I couldnít find it on the Mobile style with a...

    I couldnít find it on the Mobile style with a quick look. You may have to go the the Full Site (click at bottom of the screen, but the text might not be readable on the phone.)

    I set mine up for...
  19. Yes, Iíd sit down with the truss manufacturer for...

    Yes, Iíd sit down with the truss manufacturer for recommendations. On my shop I used 4í spacing, 2x4 purlins, a layer of OSB sheathing, and felt underlayment with metal roofing on top. I chose 5v...
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    Itís a rare day that I see an unwanted email in...

    Itís a rare day that I see an unwanted email in Gmail on my computers. Sometimes Iíll notice one on the iPad that goes away after a bit, odd, maybe when Gmail syncs all the devices?

    Another odd...
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    Article on the Wood Database

    Amazon carries the book too.

    Also, this article on the Wood Database web site on mahogany mixups/substitutes is good: https://www.wood-database.com/wood-articles/mahogany-mixups-the-lowdown/
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    Sticky: There's a shoe repair store not far from here...

    There's a shoe repair store not far from here that looks like that inside (except for the cigarette). I took a pair of otherwise good boots with the sole coming loose on one and they fixed it for...
  23. Thread: Firefox

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    Haven't seen that and don't know the answer....

    Haven't seen that and don't know the answer. Plenty of memory in the machines? Might hit ctrl-shift-esc (Win10) to open the Task Manager and look at the memory Firefox is using on the Performance...
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    Good point. I haven't run into that for a long...

    Good point. I haven't run into that for a long time, more useful perhaps with green, large, unbalanced, odd shapes. These days I rarely rough out a bowl, almost always turn dry wood and from...
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    Honduran Mahogany

    Eric,

    My good friend Pete Kekel still has Honduran Mahogony. If interested you can look up his web site: Big Monk Lumber or just give him a call at 859-653-3520 and see what he has in stock. He...
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