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    I much prefer the center mounted fences that stay...

    I much prefer the center mounted fences that stay square to the tables.
    Bill D
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    Seriously, why does arthritis hurt

    As I get older I have some arthritis pain in my knee and hip. So why does it hurt? I understand it inflames the tissues around the joints etc. But what are any nerves doing inside the bones? I...
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    Not sure if it is still true but it used to be...

    Not sure if it is still true but it used to be that spider web silk was the strongest material known. But a easy hand push would break the strands. Similar to a daddy long legs spider has the most...
  4. Thread: Bee lawns

    by Bill Dufour
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    A "lawn" only became a middle class thing after...

    A "lawn" only became a middle class thing after the invention of the lawnmower around 1865. Before that it was mowed by livestock, corralled inside a ha-ha with herdsman to take care of them or a...
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    by Bill Dufour
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    Drove by an elementary school today that has a...

    Drove by an elementary school today that has a front lawn loaded with dandilions. Looked beautiful and I am sure the bees love it. The high school has lots of clover in it this time of year. they...
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    I got the socail security fraud and we will call...

    I got the socail security fraud and we will call the sheriff robo call last week. Only difference is it was in Spanish.
    Bill D.
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    I agree, I said it backwards. It is five seconds...

    I agree, I said it backwards. It is five seconds per mile.
    Bill D
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    Sound is about 5 miles per second. Light is...

    Sound is about 5 miles per second. Light is instant for practical purposes on earth. So if lighting hits then 5 seconds later you hear the thunder it was one mile away. Note distance is straight...
  9. Copper is good because it acts as a radiator so...

    Copper is good because it acts as a radiator so the air is cooler by the time it reaches the final filters.
    Bill D
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    look at "bed slides" that is what I have in my...

    look at "bed slides" that is what I have in my truck. Two pieces of c channel the length of the bed. you will have to weld to make it. Also requires 4 good sized bearings. Mine is rated at 1,000...
  11. got it done. then key was paying attention to...

    got it done. then key was paying attention to the keyhole slot and keeping the angle so it stayed in the slot not the bigger hole. A 1+1/16 box wrench helps.
    Bill D.
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    We need doors like Star Trek where they open...

    We need doors like Star Trek where they open automatically.
    Bill D
  13. For a repair like this I would cut the wires near...

    For a repair like this I would cut the wires near the motor to make removal easier. garden loping shears will do fine. When the motor is down on the bench replace the cut cord with a slightly...
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    From the title I was expecting the Amish walking...

    From the title I was expecting the Amish walking the barn to a new location video.
    Bill D.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZL7TqSeDus
  15. I also have metal film can for a 35mm commerical...

    I also have metal film can for a 35mm commerical movie. A little shorter then a 5 gal bucket. But it has a nice solid locking lid. I think it held 3 or 4 reels. It came empty never found any...
  16. I may drill a 1/8" hole in the arm so I can push...

    I may drill a 1/8" hole in the arm so I can push down on the bolt head with a piece of welding rod.
    Bill D
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    Let the post office police department know. That...

    Let the post office police department know. That is all they do, protect the mail. It is not really local jurisdiction since it is a federal crime. Same reason that railroad scrap theft is not a...
  18. It looks like I used some silicone caulk when I...

    It looks like I used some silicone caulk when I did this 30 years ago. I think grease would not help. But, I will keep it in mind
    Bill D
  19. installing a delta 14" bandsaw base to arm bolt

    I took the arm and top wheel assembly off my delta 14" bandsaw to move it. Any hints on how to hold the bolt from turning and get it all lined up. This has the 6" riser block.
    Problem is the bolt...
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    My dad made us an electric go cart when we were...

    My dad made us an electric go cart when we were kids. We only had 50 feet of extension cord so it never got to far out of hand.
    Bill D
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    When my Mom worked on the Manhattan project in...

    When my Mom worked on the Manhattan project in Tennesse during the war The People from Berkeley called it Podunk. The FBI told them that was too obvious and would draw attention from spies. I...
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    On my patio roof I installed a gutter but only...

    On my patio roof I installed a gutter but only capped one end. It slopes to the other end and makes a waterfall onto stepping stones. Never clogs.
    Bill D
  23. rockwool insulation will take heat no problem. ...

    rockwool insulation will take heat no problem. Fibreglass has to be the white no glue kind or it can burn. have you considered liquid tanks such as fuel, water, sewage etc. Make sure it is spring...
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    Picture below. Sorry no wood included.
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  25. Rain for Rent had some issues with their aluminum...

    Rain for Rent had some issues with their aluminum pipe and sold a lot of it off from rental stocks. Might see what irrigation dealers have.
    Bill D
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