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    I also did one shop in drywall, and the next in...

    I also did one shop in drywall, and the next in OSB. I would definitely pick OSB or plywood over the drywall. Stud locations become so much less important.
  2. I just drew a line with a Sharpie around the pipe...

    I just drew a line with a Sharpie around the pipe where I wanted to cut. Then I secured the pipe and used a Sawzall with a metal blade in it. it worked quite well actually.
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    I haven't tried unistrut, but I did do one shop...

    I haven't tried unistrut, but I did do one shop in Romex and one in surface mounted EMT. I wouldn't consider using Romex again after using surface mount EMT. Much easier to modify and add-on to the...
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    I was walking the dogs in the yard a couple...

    I was walking the dogs in the yard a couple months ago and saw this:

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    My first thought was, "Where is your mommy?" Mostly because I was worried that she was nearby. My dopey lab and...
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    I've used dewaxed shellac successfully with most...

    I've used dewaxed shellac successfully with most common finishes/paints and as a finish on its own. Zissner sealcoat works well, and is a lot easier than decanting or trying not to disturb the...
  6. Unfortunately, untainted funding and objectivity...

    Unfortunately, untainted funding and objectivity aren't substitutes for extensive knowledge about a product and industry. No one is an expert in everything, and going from testing a product you know...
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    The main problem with using sawdust around plants...

    The main problem with using sawdust around plants is that it will pull the nitrogen out of the soil, which is bad for the plants. The critters that break down the sawdust take the nitrogen for...
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    You probably don't need to sand out the marks...

    You probably don't need to sand out the marks completely (that would take forever and you would likely sand the plane out of flat), just enough so they aren't sharp and catch the wood. They will...
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    My guess was Bridgeport-type just because they...

    My guess was Bridgeport-type just because they are so much more common. It probably would be easier to do on a horizontal mill if one was available. Though neither are ideal compared to a proper...
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    Based on the mill mark pattern, I'm going to say...

    Based on the mill mark pattern, I'm going to say that someone stuck it in a Bridgeport-type milling machine and ran a fly cutter across the sole and sides, probably to clean up the pitting. I've...
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    So let's keep this in perspective folks, the...

    So let's keep this in perspective folks, the "creep" that a glue like titebond 1 exhibits has almost no detrimental effect on most of the woodworking that most folks here do. It says not to use it...
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    I'd look at it the other way, and say you picked...

    I'd look at it the other way, and say you picked up a tote, chipbreaker, blade, and frog for $8, and you now have parts for that style plane if you ever need them. You could maybe get the spare...
  13. I'm in snow and ice country, and I'd say any...

    I'm in snow and ice country, and I'd say any direction except north, like my garage faces. The sun never hits the pavement directly in front of the garage from about November to March, so keeping...
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    The old man ran some of that 3 inch flexible...

    The old man ran some of that 3 inch flexible ducting for a bathroom vent though an uninsulated attic to a roof vent. After a winter, the fan didn't seem to vent well and it smelled a little musty. ...
  15. You see shrink rules on eBay every once in a...

    You see shrink rules on eBay every once in a while at good price, Starretts even. The good price is probably because not many people have a lot of use for them:)

    An oddball home made ruler I have...
  16. The paint guy at the local hardware store told me...

    The paint guy at the local hardware store told me a couple years ago that the Valspar stuff at Lowes wasn't the same as the Valspar sold at hardware stores; it was a lower line that was intended to...
  17. I failed miserably to learn French as a young one...

    I failed miserably to learn French as a young one in college, although I picked up German in school no problem, go figure. Practice and taking to actual speakers has no substitute.
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    That should work well. That vintage Craftsman...

    That should work well. That vintage Craftsman would have been made by someone reputable like Sargent, Millers Falls, or possibly Stanley. If you can pick up Craftsman planes from that era in good...
  19. I've worked on a few of houses built around 1910....

    I've worked on a few of houses built around 1910. I have to say, the wood they were framed out of, though tigher grained, was as bad as the lumber today. Big knots, checks, cracks, on top of being...
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    Remember that when you double the voltage, you...

    Remember that when you double the voltage, you half the amperage draw. That's kind of the point of higher voltage. The amount of amps that can go through a given wire size doesn't change, but you...
  21. Well, the frost depth hasn't changed, so yes,...

    Well, the frost depth hasn't changed, so yes, they have always been buried that deep. And if they weren't, they got replaced that deep:)

    Note that the water in the mains is warm enough to keep the...
  22. That kind of looks like the one I have, basically...

    That kind of looks like the one I have, basically a pin vise with a hex shank. You could probably get down to about a #60 with it, but beyond that, it might be hard to hold a powered drill steady...
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    It's one of those things, where no matter how you...

    It's one of those things, where no matter how you try, it is really hard to visualize everything in 3 dimensions until you see it in real life. Clearance issues that seem like they should have been...
  24. Apparently it doesn't get cold enough long enough...

    Apparently it doesn't get cold enough long enough for them to freeze. The ground has a lot of thermal inertia as well, so that may be enough to keep them from freezing.

    Around here, water meters...
  25. One thing I have done occasionally is chuck a pin...

    One thing I have done occasionally is chuck a pin vise in the cordless drill (just like it says not to on the pin vise package). That works pretty well in a pinch. I also have a hex shanked chuck...
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