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    I’ve wondered if some of those reports were just...

    I’ve wondered if some of those reports were just misspellings of sudden decisions to COMPOST. But it might be just humorous hubris .
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    We don’t pay much attention to ph in garden...

    We don’t pay much attention to ph in garden stuff. But we don’t grow vegetables. Most of the better trees get a fertilizer called “Holly Tone.”
    Fish emulsion is the best fertilizer to get the...
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    Because benches were often made of air dried wood...

    Because benches were often made of air dried wood ; and were often wiped down with damp ,or wet cloth ,a lot of the old ones show
    big open ‘cracks’ and some reglueing . I used air dried beech and...
  4. I would use the ‘real stuff’ ….hot hide glue ,it...

    I would use the ‘real stuff’ ….hot hide glue ,it sets much faster than than the “convenient “ bottled stuff made extremely slow by an additive .
    Some say it is weaker than real hot hide glue.
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    Pinch-dogs are handy for things that will be seen...

    Pinch-dogs are handy for things that will be seen on just one side , or that can be puttied and painted. I made some years ago and bought some. They are STAPLES of the shop.
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    Kevin , thanks. I’m retired now, remember when...

    Kevin , thanks. I’m retired now, remember when it was unavailable for a while. The supplier we used then said US gov. wanted it gone.
    I’m astounded by the current cost, but might have to use it...
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    The formaldehyde assured glue consistency and...

    The formaldehyde assured glue consistency and thorough even mix. So my guess is that the new stuff needs some formaldehyde.
    These days I read the Twinkie label to make sure they haven’t replaced...
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    Looks like it has a carved rope edge. I would...

    Looks like it has a carved rope edge. I would save that by just gluing where needed.
  9. The blades might end up with contractors , but...

    The blades might end up with contractors , but they probably get abducted by “thrifty amateur medicine-men”.
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    First thing I would try is turning the work...

    First thing I would try is turning the work around after each pass. A small knife nick elevates one side . Check for nicks.
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    The saw “blades” get warped from heat, pinched by...

    The saw “blades” get warped from heat, pinched by “reaction” wood ,etc. For years we had an excellent saw guy who would check every blade
    on a a machined steel plate before sharpening. Used an...
  12. I got it! “ Best Sawmill Creek”. response.” ...

    I got it! “ Best Sawmill Creek”. response.” But your guess about the doors was…wrong. Checked with the managers of 4 stores….
    “4 stores and 7 hours ago”, it’s to save on heating and cooling.
  13. There are paints that won’t scuff. I just used...

    There are paints that won’t scuff. I just used one can of spray epoxy paint , weeks ago. No scuffs ,but the paint still has some faint odor.
    A carefully organized pantry would eliminate having to...
  14. My guess is that they want the regular customers...

    My guess is that they want the regular customers to go in the back way so that well dressed hired fake customers will attract toney high
    rollers.
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    Rod, That is terrible ! We like cats too….but...

    Rod, That is terrible ! We like cats too….but never trust them. They have long tails and short attention spans.
    Hope you healed quickly and that your daughter is over all the trauma.
  16. You need good ladders ,not steep. Good slope...

    You need good ladders ,not steep. Good slope ,rolling in a track, put quartos and folios in that ‘deep space’ !
  17. Thread: Jewelry Box

    by Mel Fulks
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    Real nice. Like the contrast of thin dividers...

    Real nice. Like the contrast of thin dividers ,and thicker ends. While it looks like it could have been made in 1950s … the TV non working
    Horizontal hold top shows it was definitely not made...
  18. Denatured alcohol on Al- U- Minium get rid of ...

    Denatured alcohol on Al- U- Minium get rid of gummyness and makes for easier cutting, scraping ,and drilling.
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    I do remember hearing him say that that USA had...

    I do remember hearing him say that that USA had led for a long time and it was time for us to step back and let others lead.
    Not the most bold USA initiative ….but certainly novel ,easy ,and...
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    Looks like someone’s creative mail-box. Bringing...

    Looks like someone’s creative mail-box. Bringing it home could be the ticket to a few years of of “all expenses paid” Federal housing.
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    The old and proven way is to get a thick piece of...

    The old and proven way is to get a thick piece of junk steel and drill some holes a little smaller than the dowels. Champher
    them a bit to make dowels start easier . Champher the dowels too. I...
  22. I’ve heard of using talcum powder to absorb oil.

    I’ve heard of using talcum powder to absorb oil.
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    Not a hot collectible. But they can be used for...

    Not a hot collectible. But they can be used for sanding wood.
  24. Thread: Sad Day...

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    That is a great portrait shot of a dog who...

    That is a great portrait shot of a dog who clearly liked to entertain. A real eccentric too. I hope you have lots of pictures.
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    It’s best to run material at the highest speed ,...

    It’s best to run material at the highest speed , at least on first couple of passes . Slow speed makes for a long wood bath in the rock and
    grit pile.
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