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  1. Household Tip: Fix for poorly flushing toilet

    Clean the siphon valve!

    I'm bringing this up, because for me, it was nearly a miracle cure. Maybe it will help someone else. Here's the long story.

    My toilet just would not fully empty. I...
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    .......or Mr. Magoo! :)

    .......or Mr. Magoo! :)
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    Im no one to question Flexner's expertise. I like...

    Im no one to question Flexner's expertise. I like shellac and I use it regularly on projects that will live in the shop - shop carts, tool stands, jigs, my moxon vise, etc. It's easy to apply, dries...
  4. Tim, congratulations on your retirement and...

    Tim, congratulations on your retirement and welcome to The Creek!

    I find I use both F-clamps and Holdfasts. F-clamps work where you can get a good grip - which for me is along the edges of my...
  5. I had the same thought Frank expressed - this...

    I had the same thought Frank expressed - this seems like it will be bad for your bathroom walls.
  6. I have 10 of the revo jr's, Alex. Mine are 18"...

    I have 10 of the revo jr's, Alex. Mine are 18" and they work well. I cant speak for longer ones.
    Fred
  7. I have that vise. I think it cost me $125. It...

    I have that vise. I think it cost me $125. It works pretty well. Be aware it can rack and get damaged if you arent careful.

    There is a common flaw with them (perhaps caused by racking?) that is...
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    Thanks Paul!

    Thanks Paul!
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    I'll bet you'll like that. I made a 4"version...

    I'll bet you'll like that.
    I made a 4"version out of purpleheart a couple years back.
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    I don't use a lot of roundovers because they make...

    I don't use a lot of roundovers because they make me think of oldtime waterbed furniture. (YMMV and no offence intended to anyone.)

    Instead, I usually break the edges with a block plane - from...
  11. In addition to the tiny Veritas square, I...

    In addition to the tiny Veritas square, I recently bought one of these Milwaukee 4 1/2" squares.
    LINK
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    Thanks everyone! Fred

    Thanks everyone!
    Fred
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    Need a .pdf reader for android

    Adobe's recent update wont let me view my pdf's unless I create a free account or use a google account. I dont want to do either of those. Can anyone suggest another .pdf reader app?

    I just want...
  14. Thread: Ouch!

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    I'm glad you're ok. Heal quickly. Fred

    I'm glad you're ok. Heal quickly.
    Fred
  15. It works pretty well with my little JET. But I've...

    It works pretty well with my little JET. But I've tried to use it on the Rikon a couple times and it just doesnt seem to work. It's a normal blade, not a bi-metal. (The instructions say it wont work...
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    Welcome Si! Glad you've joined us! Fred

    Welcome Si! Glad you've joined us!
    Fred
  17. Yeah, I thought the same thing when I bought mine...

    Yeah, I thought the same thing when I bought mine Andrew. Even though they state the dimensions and show a picture, you really just cant visualize it. Nice little tool though.
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    Milwaukee Fastback Folding Utility Knife,...

    Milwaukee Fastback Folding Utility Knife, 48-22-1501 LINK

    Best utility knife I have ever used. Easy flip open. Never sticks. Easy to close. Comfortable in hand and in pocket. I smile every time I...
  19. Great to hear. Thanks for letting us know.

    Great to hear. Thanks for letting us know.
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    That looks good Jim and it will make a very nice...

    That looks good Jim and it will make a very nice handrail. As always, thanks for the lesson!
    Fred
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    Very nice! Your growing skills show in the...

    Very nice! Your growing skills show in the workmanship. The wood itself and the finish look awsome.
    I agree - I'd taper the ends more, but that's just my preference - nothing wrong with what you've...
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    Nice stool! Solid. Attractive design and finish!

    Nice stool! Solid. Attractive design and finish!
  23. Yes it has. Alligators are a very ancient...

    Yes it has. Alligators are a very ancient species. Turtles go back a long way too.
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    Welcome Rajesh! We're glad to have you join us!...

    Welcome Rajesh! We're glad to have you join us!
    Fred
  25. I was trying different search terms in Amazon,...

    I was trying different search terms in Amazon, looking to find you an abrasive "ball" of some type. These two terms bring up a lot of items. So far, I have seen them as small as 1 inch and you need...
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