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  1. That's us.. what I get for no college education....

    That's us.. what I get for no college education. Mortgage won't be 5%paid off when I croak. The heating bill thing was preventable. Not gonna end well. If I ever become a burden, it's off to...
  2. Same with central Pa. The weather here is......

    Same with central Pa. The weather here is... maybe... 2 months of sunny days out of the year. Doesn't help the suicidal winter depressions I get into, either. No money or ability to do the stress of...
  3. Dayummm... you did good! I'm unashamedly gonna...

    Dayummm... you did good! I'm unashamedly gonna steal your glue-sucking idea. :D
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    Look on Facebook marketplace. I've had success...

    Look on Facebook marketplace. I've had success getting local listing folks to ship.

    If you can find a Yankee 2101 brace, that grips bits like a vise but I fashioned a hex adapter for mine out of...
  5. I love the 2101's... I have several and I can't...

    I love the 2101's... I have several and I can't find a 12 or 14 for tryin'. So I feel your pain!
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    Big time rocket geek since Mercury... this...

    Big time rocket geek since Mercury... this totally blows my mind! The idea of seeing what amounts to the beginning of time? Can't wrap my mind around that.
    Of course I watched the launch... Ariane 5...
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    Don't know where you guys live but CL is so...

    Don't know where you guys live but CL is so abysmal around here for tools (and everything else) that I gave up completely. Waste of time, really, really junky.
    I've done well on FB marketplace...
  8. If you're spending the money anyway, do the M18...

    If you're spending the money anyway, do the M18 Fuel and have the best, also it would be power in reserve. Happy with mine!
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    Glue-up was a bitch, plain & simple! And I'm...

    Glue-up was a bitch, plain & simple!
    And I'm gonna be a masochist and do another one, bigger..
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    Thanks for the pic! I love the brass bound...

    Thanks for the pic! I love the brass bound anything-but-cherry levels. Big help!
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    Kept it simple-grabbed an old dresser from...

    Kept it simple-grabbed an old dresser from marketplace and just put 'em in it.
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    Seems like I can't edit so I'm adding: Size 1...

    Seems like I can't edit so I'm adding:

    Size 1 3/4 L x 1/2" wide.. anyone?

    Here it is restored.

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    Depends on the tool for me. I have a type 11 #3...

    Depends on the tool for me. I have a type 11 #3 plane that I did and I razored the rust and left the patina. I wanted it nice but showing its age without being a mess, so it's case by case. But...
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    Yeah, I checked that. There are two patent #'s....

    Yeah, I checked that. There are two patent #'s. I'm gonna guess pre-WWII but that's it... just a guess.
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    Make sure you see me first if you ever want to...

    Make sure you see me first if you ever want to sell. I'd love to get the 12".

    Wire wheel on a bench grinder (fine only!) would make short work on yours.
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    I'd probably wanna keep it for my 2101-greedy...

    I'd probably wanna keep it for my 2101-greedy self! :D

    Can't do it for anyone else though. Just takes elbow grease, sandpaper, Mother's Mag and Aluminum polish, and Minwax polyurethane.

    The...
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    How'd I do? (2101 brace)

    Keep scrolling down :grin:

    Another marketplace grab.

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    This one was really rough. Paid very little.

    Here she is! And what a job… any nickel finish was totally gone. I sanded the...
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    Wanted: part for Stanley level

    I picked up a nice Stanley #1193 level at the antique mall yesterday. See pic:

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    Along with yesterday's haul:

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    I would really like to find the missing cover. I know it’s a...
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    Aluminum wire = Fire

    Aluminum wire = Fire
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    A nod to Frank Lloyd Wright

    Back in the fall we had gone to Falling Water and Polymath Park on a Frank Lloyd Wright getaway. At Polymath the flagship house is Mäntylä house. Absolutely amazing.
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  21. I have these on my saw along with a link belt....

    I have these on my saw along with a link belt. They transformed the saw from carrying on like someone having a seizure to whining along smoothly like a jet engine.
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    Huh-uh! No way.. I like being able to work in the...

    Huh-uh! No way.. I like being able to work in the garden untill after 9:00p in the summer. I'm no morning person so I'm asleep then regardless.
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    Any vehicle made in Mexico I'd avoid like the...

    Any vehicle made in Mexico I'd avoid like the plague. Like Clint Eastwood said, do you feel lucky?
    Had a VW made there. Spent well over half its life in the shop. What a POS.. never again VW or...
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    That's the advantage of my being a pessimist! :D...

    That's the advantage of my being a pessimist! :D I go right to the one_star reviews.
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    Only online source I`ll use for the dogs is chewy...

    Only online source I`ll use for the dogs is chewy dot com. And they have a really good live chat and fast shipping.
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