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  1. I suggest that instead of using paint or stain,...

    I suggest that instead of using paint or stain, show him how to marbleize paper. Makes a great show on boxes and such. And that would be
    a situation where the palsy would not be an impairment .
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    “ Too nice !” Wives will often say that …..and...

    “ Too nice !” Wives will often say that …..and then up-grade fine pieces to something they “ have really been needing”.
  3. A 10 foot radius would look too much like a...

    A 10 foot radius would look too much like a straight line !
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    Diatomaceous earth kills them by getting under...

    Diatomaceous earth kills them by getting under their scales. It works, but they will walk around it ….like their Mama told ‘em to.You can pick up a bunch of them on thin cardboard, then dump them in....
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    I like WD-40 for tool honing , anything thicker...

    I like WD-40 for tool honing , anything thicker seems to just slow the process. But I don’t like the WD for maintenance of seldom used
    things like pad locks, as they can get glued together, and...
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    Small Red Ants On Kitchen Counter

    Been fighting them for several weeks. Turned out they were not after our food, it was the particle board perimeter edge bottom !
    Certainly COUNTER intuitive ! Sanded the fluffy water expanded...
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    That’s a fine piece! Bringing it inside was a...

    That’s a fine piece! Bringing it inside was a good decision !! We all understand that that good grain matches usually defy the camera.
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    I’m sure it’s fine. But I would check any...

    I’m sure it’s fine. But I would check any straight edge with the old ‘draw a pencil line ,then turn the tool around and see if it matches test’
    I would never lend out a straight-edge. When...
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    Agree it was made on site , I think it’s one of...

    Agree it was made on site , I think it’s one of those two radius three segment things. I just don’t like ‘em, but when an old timer conjured up
    one on a job site he did it with all the panache of a...
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    Looks good ! But but whoever drew that original...

    Looks good ! But but whoever drew that original shape…should have been kicked off the “Oval- Team” !
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    I really don’t know. I last made one in the 60’s....

    I really don’t know. I last made one in the 60’s. Not sure we ever repaired one, they usually sent the old one to copy. Some now use those
    oscillating tools for that stuff, maybe with a thin piece...
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    Some of them are just in a bed of putty. Could...

    Some of them are just in a bed of putty. Could even be lead putty
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    Don’t blueberries need acid soil ? I’ve heard...

    Don’t blueberries need acid soil ? I’ve heard saw dust is more acid than leaves.
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    Must have been built for the Caribbean Ambassador...

    Must have been built for the Caribbean Ambassador ! Quite something! My favorite is the bed with hangings. You don’t see many of those.
    And they are what make a bed a lavish luxurious and...
  15. In employments I’ve seen some strange bandsaws. ...

    In employments I’ve seen some strange bandsaws. Saw hanging way out on one wheel like a magic trick. New hires would often try to “fix”
    them. A fool’s errand finally stopped by a decree from...
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    They are also called “snipe” and “staple” hinges....

    They are also called “snipe” and “staple” hinges. They never need oiling !
  17. Sorry you are hurt. While needing the cane …....

    Sorry you are hurt. While needing the cane …. don’t try to do any of Fred Astaire’s cane dancing ! But seeing them on you tube is good
    for you !
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    I have an ipe deck, it’s nice enough, I used the...

    I have an ipe deck, it’s nice enough, I used the special plastic biscuits. If I had to do another one I would just use slotted brass counter
    sunk screws.
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    ‘‘twas contact paper that killed the veneer”

    ‘‘twas contact paper that killed the veneer”
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    Looks good and beefy, and I see you managed to...

    Looks good and beefy, and I see you managed to pick the good boards ! Looks like the first board might be upside down, it’s best to put
    conifer wood “bark side up” ,then you don’t have sharp...
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    Many of the old jointers will remove 3/4” or 1”...

    Many of the old jointers will remove 3/4” or 1” in one pass. Manufacturers have cut way back…. like the top of spinning knives isn’t always
    to be used by the skilled and sober. Straight-line saws...
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    You did everything right. Took “dominion over...

    You did everything right. Took “dominion over the animals” seriously.
    Thank you.
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    Looks real good , like…..your Grampa did a good...

    Looks real good , like…..your Grampa did a good job and took good care of it !! Good for use , and a perfect movie prop !
  24. I have always loved that form. This one is...

    I have always loved that form. This one is superb, with some artful unusual touches . The grain arrangements of the drawers would never
    have occurred to me…. but what a show they make ! The top...
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    I alway used one grit coarser for the orbital...

    I alway used one grit coarser for the orbital sanding. Then the finish grit orbital . That works pretty fast.
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