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    Agreed! A lot more pleasant than the heat and...

    Agreed! A lot more pleasant than the heat and sweat and bugs en el sur.

    JKJ
  2. Thread: Love It:

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    I love starting with a wet tree and watching as...

    I love starting with a wet tree and watching as the inside is revealed at the sawmill. (and the smell of fresh eastern red cedar!)

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    I love starting with chunks of wet tree...
  3. Thread: Balsa

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    Hi Richard. What kind of carving? Chisels,...

    Hi Richard.

    What kind of carving? Chisels, knives, rotary tools? I've used balsa in the past to do what I might call quick "sketches" of planned carvings. It is very soft and easy to cut. ...
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    I'm also a believer in 2x6 studs, as Roger W....

    I'm also a believer in 2x6 studs, as Roger W. mentioned. I used 2x6 on 16" centers in my shop. I also noticed 2x6 lumber was straighter and better quality in general than 2x4, perhaps because 2x6s...
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    Now that's a clever idea!

    Now that's a clever idea!
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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...
  15. 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. ...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  22. 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...
  25. 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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