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    Do you live next to a railroad, or any other...

    Do you live next to a railroad, or any other source of heavy vibration?
  2. Thread: Doh!

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    Keep using the dowels - it can make alignment so...

    Keep using the dowels - it can make alignment so accurate you no longer need to plane away problems - but mark an alignment "V" in chalk on the boards.
  3. Thread: Motels

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    No matter where you go try using Tripadvisor...

    No matter where you go try using Tripadvisor (www.tripadvisor.com) to read hotel reviews in that area. You won't always agree with the review, but I've had consistently good results using Tripadvisor.
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    What's more important - your planer or your son?...

    What's more important - your planer or your son?

    I suggest you find other planing arrangements. If not, how will you feel when your son comes to associate you with things he hates?
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    I'm not Bill, but I'll give an answer to that...

    I'm not Bill, but I'll give an answer to that question.

    "Raw" is an uncompressed file, exactly as recorded by the camera's sensor. When a camera translates the sensor data to a format like JPG it...
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    If you are taking a lot of photographs in similar...

    If you are taking a lot of photographs in similar light conditions I think you'll really enjoy Photoshop Lightroom. It has a batch processing capability that can make the same exposure and white...
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    Doug, the refresh button is the two curved arrows...

    Doug, the refresh button is the two curved arrows at the right of the address bar ... where you type in the URL. You should see a drop-down arrow for a list of previous URLs, then the refresh button,...
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    You're a kind-hearted gentleman, Will ;)

    You're a kind-hearted gentleman, Will ;)
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    Will, why are you shouting at us? Please write at...

    Will, why are you shouting at us? Please write at normal size.

    If you're having trouble reading normal size, make your browser text bigger.
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    Part of the reason is the thread title. If it had...

    Part of the reason is the thread title. If it had been something like:

    "23/32 Dado Set?"

    he would probably have got more answers.

    Grumpy old buggers like me tend to skip over the soft and...
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    One thing to watch is that their site...

    One thing to watch is that their site subscription auto-renews, and I'm still trying to find a way to stop it.

    Having access to the magazine content is good, but I found that my reading peaked in...
  12. 7mpg? Are we talking a semi-trailer? 7mpg in a...

    7mpg? Are we talking a semi-trailer?

    7mpg in a family vehicle borders on immorality.
  13. Thanks for that, Neal ... but can you shed some...

    Thanks for that, Neal ... but can you shed some light on the comments earlier in this thread about retired auto workers losing things like medical cover if their previous employer goes bust?
  14. How do these pension plans work? In Australia...

    How do these pension plans work?

    In Australia we have two levels of retirement funding. The first is a pension, funded and paid by the Federal government. It keeps you alive, just.

    The second...
  15. That's what I mean, Matt ... different...

    That's what I mean, Matt ... different perceptions of fuel efficiency. :)
  16. Matt, there's a difference between how that table...

    Matt, there's a difference between how that table measures fuel efficiency, and the method used in the rest of the world.

    That table appears to suggest that a fuel efficient vehicle is anything...
  17. What is your definition of "fuel efficiency"? ...

    What is your definition of "fuel efficiency"?

    In Australia we don't consider a vehicle to be fuel efficient until it gets well in excess of 26mpg (US gallons), and popular car sales are petrol...
  18. I have no doubt you COULD build fuel efficient...

    I have no doubt you COULD build fuel efficient cars, but you won't ... because you're still too much in love with big, fat, wallowing, Sahara-thirsty dinosaurs.

    Petrol (gasoline) in America is too...
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    I just bought the cheapest power planer I could...

    I just bought the cheapest power planer I could find, to knock paint and other roughness off recycled timber before it gets anywhere near my jointer or saw. I paid around $40US, it has disposable...
  20. Thread: Evaporust

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    I've used Evaporust with exactly the same results...

    I've used Evaporust with exactly the same results as reported by Douglas. Even more surprising, it keeps on working ... the same batch can be used over and over again.

    Douglas, have you used...
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    I bought a 10" Stanley 923 from Sandy Moss: ...

    I bought a 10" Stanley 923 from Sandy Moss:

    http://www.sydnassloot.com/brace.htm

    This brace has parallel jaws, and I use it with plain old round-shank drill bits.

    My main purpose in drilling...
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    Lawyers. A bigger plague than Wall Street. ...

    Lawyers. A bigger plague than Wall Street.

    David, #1 refers to things like advertising handbills or business cards that I produce for my own business. For example, I licensed an image for a...
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    I thought I'd re-check the iStockPhoto licence....

    I thought I'd re-check the iStockPhoto licence. Here are the circumstances in which you need to pay the EXTENDED licence for an image:

    1. Reproducing the image more than 500,000 times
    2. Use of...
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    I use iStockPhoto a lot. My company is rigorous...

    I use iStockPhoto a lot. My company is rigorous in policing the use of copyrighted images in presentations, etc., and this is the best source I've found for great material at great prices.

    You...
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    *LOL* ... perhaps there IS something in the key...

    *LOL* ... perhaps there IS something in the key ... my saw is a small Inca, and the tension I set sounds the E above middle-C.

    Here's a cunning business idea ... we'll buy cheap guitar tuners, and...
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