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    For cutting logs into smaller pieces like blanks,...

    For cutting logs into smaller pieces like blanks, which I do in the backyard, I like to use my corded electric 14" Remington. Its the one that came with my limb-trimmer pole, so handy for pruning as...
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    I used 1/4" luan underlayment when I replaced...

    I used 1/4" luan underlayment when I replaced some flooring in the bathroom. That was enough. But since basement is not finished, there are the Squeaky Floor repair kits if you can find the squeaky...
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    Bite the bullet and hire a surveyor. You may...

    Bite the bullet and hire a surveyor. You may have good relations now, but it'll be a problem if either if you decide to sell.

    I had my suburban lot marked when I couldn't find the pins anymore....
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    There are many accidents every year from ammonia...

    There are many accidents every year from ammonia leaks, from agricultural use, railroad accidents and in refrigeration leaks. It comes out at such a low temperature that it will freeze human flesh...
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    Showed up direct deposit without a letter.

    Showed up direct deposit without a letter.
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    Eat healthier, wear sunscreen, and be a better...

    Eat healthier, wear sunscreen, and be a better friend.
  7. I kept a scrollsaw for several years thinking it...

    I kept a scrollsaw for several years thinking it would be more useful for general woodworking than it turned out to be.
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    Scott, I now remember I had some difficulty...

    Scott, I now remember I had some difficulty getting the mortise's depth right, and getting the lid positioned correctly in order to line up smoothly and get a good 90 closure. Maybe thats true of...
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    I built two toy boxes with the Rockler hinges a...

    I built two toy boxes with the Rockler hinges a couple of years ago. Have not loosened up in that time. Just do the lid weight/width calculation correctly.
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    Cedar decking material might be a good compromise...

    Cedar decking material might be a good compromise if thats common in your area.
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    Apparently, the major automakers (GM, For,...

    Apparently, the major automakers (GM, For, Toyota,VW, etc) have all decided EV is the way to go. They're not known for gambling or for not analyzing the situation thoroughly.

    I dont think we...
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    Thanks for the warning.

    Thanks for the warning.
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    I have the California Air Tool compressor, the...

    I have the California Air Tool compressor, the smallest one. I mounted it on a small cart and roll it to wherever I need it. I dont use the air gun for more than short bursts and its OK.
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    Probably pretty obvious to some, but my mileage...

    Probably pretty obvious to some, but my mileage has dropped considerably (<6,000 miles last year) which gets me a discount on auto insurance.
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    Good to know. Removing wallpaper was the last...

    Good to know. Removing wallpaper was the last favorite thing I'ver ever done.
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    Its not the cards themselves that are bad, its...

    Its not the cards themselves that are bad, its the failure of people to understand how to manage debt, and especially failure to teach their children how to manage it. I know people who just assume...
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    Somebody told me that while mineral oil doesnt...

    Somebody told me that while mineral oil doesnt dry like BLO or tung oil, it does evaporate. For example, Pledge being mostly MO, doesnt just permanently stay on the surface of finished furniture, it...
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    I've heard of similar results in doing laundry...

    I've heard of similar results in doing laundry without detergent - the water does most of the work, the rest is perfume.
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    Yes thumbs up for Voltaren! It was previously...

    Yes thumbs up for Voltaren! It was previously prescription only in the US, and I had to buy it OTC in Canada. Now OTC here too, which was great news when it happened.
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    Your table should have a lower shelf on which you...

    Your table should have a lower shelf on which you can place sandbags or weights. It that extra mass down low that will help. I made my table out of 2x4s and plywood. Metal tool stands with nuts...
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    What size is/are the hole(s) for this purpose? ...

    What size is/are the hole(s) for this purpose? Yeah, I'd avoid red oak, because its too splintery. This sounds like a good niche product for farmer's markets and crafts shows.
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    my go-to screw for around the house work (not...

    my go-to screw for around the house work (not woodworking) is the Simpsons self-drilling 11/4" screws. But they have a pan head therefore not for some situations.
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    I've used both, and found little difference in...

    I've used both, and found little difference in performance. Thompsons has the name recognition.
  24. Thread: Bee lawns

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    When I was fighting my carpenter bee problem -...

    When I was fighting my carpenter bee problem - underside of trim on front of house; son's deck w non-PT joists - my research said that they will not bore into painted surfaces. So I made sure to...
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    Yes, I've found it to be just as helpful on the...

    Yes, I've found it to be just as helpful on the miter, saw.
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