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    I'll try that next time I'm in a bit of a rush. ...

    I'll try that next time I'm in a bit of a rush. I'll send this photo of me which is sure to cut the call short.

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    Yep, really. Been using it for years. Note that...

    Yep, really. Been using it for years. Note that I always clean the glass first with glass cleaner and use the steel wool for stubborn places or streaks. Maybe you got some hardened steel or used...
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    Same here. Got a good e-bike on the...

    Same here. Got a good e-bike on the recommendation of a friend. His rides were usually 20-40 miles but with advancing age was having a few problems. He bought a high-end e-bike and rides it...
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    I haven't tried the talcum powder but I do have...

    I haven't tried the talcum powder but I do have some genuine (billiards) talc powder and I'll give it a try. (I read that some products sold for human use contain cornstarch)

    Fine steel wool...
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    The reversible is only if your lathe headstock...

    The reversible is only if your lathe headstock has a threaded spindle on the outboard (left) side with left-handed threads and if you want to turn outboard. The dual thread is for the same outboard...
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    Bob, I have a number of Nova chucks including a...

    Bob, I have a number of Nova chucks including a bunch of Supernovas and a couple of G3 chucks. I've used them all on lathes from a Jet mini to my Powermatic 3520b and all performed nicely. The...
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    I briefly wondered about that too since I didn't...

    I briefly wondered about that too since I didn't see a picture of the gouge. However Eric said "Wolverine fixture" which generally means the flat platform and the means to fasten it to the table,...
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    Scissors would still work - but just take longer...

    Scissors would still work - but just take longer after unrolling! :) Let's see, 10 yard roll, three cuts, good hand exercise. (Makes my hand cramp just imagining it)

    I've also cut coarse...
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    I can't remember ever getting a spam call with...

    I can't remember ever getting a spam call with one digit off a familiar number. You must pay extra for that.

    In fact spam calls to my phone have dropped to near zero in the last 6 months. And...
  10. A school drivers ed instructor told me a student...

    A school drivers ed instructor told me a student was on a blind curve when a car came the other way half in their lane. The girl screamed and let go of the wheel to cover her eyes with her arms. ...
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    So valuable to spend time with a mentor! I...

    So valuable to spend time with a mentor!

    I learned to turn from a lathe manual and books by two experts, Richard Raffan and Mike Darlow. Even with access to a mentor I still recommend these books...
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    For future reference, something to try: I always...

    For future reference, something to try: I always cut sandpaper by hand with a heavy duty scissors. I keep special scissors just for sandpaper. Been using the same scissors for about 15 years now. ...
  13. There are local beekeepers everywhere - you can...

    There are local beekeepers everywhere - you can probably find some in your area if you contact a local beekeeping club. If you can't find wax from a local beekeeper you can find it at places who...
  14. A neighbor here modified a car for his wife, a...

    A neighbor here modified a car for his wife, a rural carrier, to have duplicate steering wheel and foot pedals on the right side. Then he started modifying cars for other carriers - I think he did...
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    I can see that, thanks.

    I can see that, thanks.
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    Some of my tires call for 80 psi, specifically...

    Some of my tires call for 80 psi, specifically when hauling heavy loads. Even my 5hp 60gal compressor takes a little while.

    As for tire pressure I've been warned that for a, say, 8000-10000 lb...
  17. Probably more than you wanted to know:...

    Probably more than you wanted to know:
    http://waterheatertimer.org/How-it-works.html

    From that page, specific to your question:

    Electric water heaters are non-simultaneous
    Residential 240...
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    The first video only shows how to adjust a tire...

    The first video only shows how to adjust a tire pressure filler/gauge, not test or calibrate.
    The second video does the same, but for a pressure standard he uses, "an entire slew" of gauges in hopes...
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    I use inflators similar to this on all of my air...

    I use inflators similar to this on all of my air lines at shop and house. Very quick. I can't imagine a pressure regulator being useful for airing up tires. I have tires that need pressures...
  20. I'll ask my neighbor. She was a rural carrier...

    I'll ask my neighbor. She was a rural carrier for years until she retired and wore no uniform. But she has a pension - do contractors receive postal service pensions?
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    Odd, I see no photograph. JKJ

    Odd, I see no photograph.

    JKJ
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    Lost ring - true story

    A man lost his wedding ring on his honeymoon while swimming in Ginnie Springs in Florida.

    And the real life story: about a year later I found a gold wedding band buried 6" in the sand in 30+ feet...
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    If you haven't turned outboard before there is...

    If you haven't turned outboard before there is one thing to be aware of since it may let you mount larger blanks. A heavy blank, especially one that is irregular and not yet turned round, can be so...
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    That happened to my 60 gal 5hp Ingersoll Rand...

    That happened to my 60 gal 5hp Ingersoll Rand compressor some weeks ago. Bumping the the top of the pressure switch with my fist caused it to power on. I cleaned the contacts and the compressor...
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    Did you hear about the man who lost his chewing...

    Did you hear about the man who lost his chewing gum in the chicken coop?
    He thought he found it three times.
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