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    I just had both bathrooms redone and some other...

    I just had both bathrooms redone and some other work. The small contractor did a great job and corrected some errors by the original builder as he came across them. This man takes pride in his work...
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    Bravo Jim !!!!!!

    Bravo Jim !!!!!!
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    I have used both Git Rot and the Minwax over the...

    I have used both Git Rot and the Minwax over the years. Both are great for endgrain like the feet of wooden picnic tables. I make a masking tape dam and then fill it and watch it get absorbed. I...
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    You should indeed be proud Ken. Congratulations...

    You should indeed be proud Ken. Congratulations to your Grandson.
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    Management has forbidden me to go up on anything...

    Management has forbidden me to go up on anything higher than a step ladder. My heavy duty 24 foot extension ladder hangs unhappily and lonely in the garage. I was a rock climber and mountaineer in...
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    Having multiple benches is really useful. I have...

    Having multiple benches is really useful. I have a 24" x 48" Masonite hardboard topped sharpening bench with drawers underneath to hold sharpening media and a 12" x 15" granite surface pate on one...
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    I was about 10km WNW of Tam Ky Vietnam in command...

    I was about 10km WNW of Tam Ky Vietnam in command (as a CPL) of a 35 man mixed Marine and Vietnamese Popular Forces (militia) platoon(Combined Action Platoon). With our bad Vietnamese and our PF's...
  8. I understand Tony, but look at the difference...

    I understand Tony, but look at the difference between the L-N handle in Phil's picture vs the one in Derek's. Mine is like Derek's handle and of high quality workmanship.
  9. Interesting Phil. I have one of the first lot of...

    Interesting Phil. I have one of the first lot of the Independence saw that was made by Lie-Nielsen. The handle is significantly better on my saw than on the sample you show in the 3 saw comparison...
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    In a similar vein Lee about 3 million served in...

    In a similar vein Lee about 3 million served in Vietnam and now over 10 million claim they did. As for concerts they attended, my last one was Roy Orbison over 25 years ago and the tickets were a...
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    Having met Frank twice over the last 25 years to...

    Having met Frank twice over the last 25 years to say he is a class act and genuine human being is a gross understatement. He is a true gentleman.
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    Matt, I like all of the first 10 amendments. The...

    Matt, I like all of the first 10 amendments. The Bill of Rights is critical to our democracy. Happy Independence Day everyone.
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    Kudos Nicholas. Todays military has been at...

    Kudos Nicholas. Todays military has been at continuous war since 9/11. Many have seen from 3 to as many a 10 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. I served a single 13 month tour as a Marine grunt in...
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    The gut wrenching fear of facing combat has...

    The gut wrenching fear of facing combat has remained unchanged since the first cave man picked up a rock or a stick. Modern warfare made it both better and worse. Facing into and moving forward...
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    Hi Lee, I remember being on an operation WSW of...

    Hi Lee, I remember being on an operation WSW of DaNang in September 1968 and the New Jersey provided 16" fire support for us. They made us get on line parallel to the direction of the shell fall in...
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    I'm with Brian on the mahogany. A NH millwork...

    I'm with Brian on the mahogany. A NH millwork outfit I know specializes in restoration work like windows and doors for places like the Boston Public Library, Harvard, the Museum of Fine Arts, etc. ...
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    Another nice feature of the wooden bevel up...

    Another nice feature of the wooden bevel up shaves is the ability to set one side of the blade to take a thick shaving and the other side to take a fine one. While this can also be done with a bevel...
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    My condolences James. Sue and I were devastated...

    My condolences James. Sue and I were devastated when we had to put Otis the Springer down a few years ago.
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    Happy is definitely NOT the adjective to describe...

    Happy is definitely NOT the adjective to describe Memorial Day. I went to our town service yesterday morning at the town center. Later in the morning I drove to Pelham NH to visit the Moving Wall. ...
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    James Pallas

    As a volunteer at the Manchester NH VA Medical Center I would tell you to document and then complain. If the problem was in urgent care then you are at the mercy of the quantity of...
  21. I was sent to a very fine orthopedic specialist...

    I was sent to a very fine orthopedic specialist many year ago. After an hour wait we were told the doctor had to take care of an emergency but was trying to catch up. At the 2 hour point I went and...
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    I hate to say it but I'm with Art on this one. I...

    I hate to say it but I'm with Art on this one. I dropped all of my subscriptions over 5 years ago. I wonder whether or not any paper magazines will be able to survive in the special interest arena.
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    My point Al was that those from WWII, the...

    My point Al was that those from WWII, the Greatest Generation, sent us off to war, crippled our ability to fight that war, and then ignored us or blamed us when it was lost. I remember going into a...
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    Bob, those of us who served in Vietnam have made...

    Bob, those of us who served in Vietnam have made a pledge. "Never again will one generation of veterans abandon another." The attitude when we came home was one of my biggest bones of contention...
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    Whether you think you can or you can't.....you...

    Whether you think you can or you can't.....you are right.

    USMC when it absolutely, positively must be destroyed overnight.

    In God we trust all others pay cash.
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