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  1. Speaking of tomatoes, ours are starting to come...

    Speaking of tomatoes, ours are starting to come in. This one is a Godfather. Excellent. The plant was given us by a friend. Our knives are mostly Cutcoís. My in-laws bought Cutcoís back in the late...
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    My opinion of Consumer Reports is forever jaded...

    My opinion of Consumer Reports is forever jaded by two categories of products they tested back in the late 80’s, both of which I represented. the one they championed put the manuf out of business and...
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    I have the LN chisels as well. SOP for me is to...

    I have the LN chisels as well. SOP for me is to pick up the chisel and give the handle a rap on the bench. One of the things i like about the sockets is I have one of the long handles and there are...
  4. Funny how you work around a tool that isn’t quite...

    Funny how you work around a tool that isn’t quite up to snuff. I was “arguing” with my Laguna BS for a while. I knew it was me and not the saw but it took a while, and a need, to get me to finally...
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    I received the kit from Starlink. Surprisingly as...

    I received the kit from Starlink. Surprisingly as a last ditch effort to avoid the underground wire Iíve discussed previously I took one more shot at the house roof and found a location right where...
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    Steve, as to Paul Harvey, over the years when I...

    Steve, as to Paul Harvey, over the years when I would listen to the radio I never sought out PH, but if I ran across him I never would turn him off. He had a significant impact on my livelihood...
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    I had a big night. I had webbed from the porch...

    I had a big night. I had webbed from the porch rafter across the doorway onto the corrugated metal siding and down to the bottom of the door. I had to relocate my web from my preferred spot at the...
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    Comic relief to start the day

    Up at 5 my wife making the coffee. Me, sleepy eyed, I go out to open up the doors on the shop to get some cool morning air into the place. It is just bright enough that I turned on only one of the...
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    The concealed units are more of a pain to clean...

    The concealed units are more of a pain to clean than the wall units in my experience. That said, going into it with that understanding you can position the unit to make it easier to service. Be very...
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    A part of your service on the mini is to not...

    A part of your service on the mini is to not relay simply of the mesh filter. The finest dust will get into the coil and onto the small diameter fan. As you live in a humid area that can be a...
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    For the hand tools you might consider the...

    For the hand tools you might consider the Milwaukee Pack-Out system. The rolling base unit is a hand cart tool box and you can stack from there. They seal tightly and you can gang the tools together....
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    I, too, was burned by the Great American Cheat...

    I, too, was burned by the Great American Cheat armstrong and I have not watched a lot of the Tour since. I picked it up at about stage 12 this year watching the Alps stages and the past couple days...
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    When I refinished one of the floors in the house...

    When I refinished one of the floors in the house I used a sheepskin pad that was about a ft wide. On this table top would that not be a better way to carry the finish to the top for at least the...
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    Internet advice

    I live in a third world country, meaning E of I-5 in CA. We currently have AT&T for our ISP and they guarantee all the way up to, but not over 3mbps. I am fixin to get the Starlink system. Some in...
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    Tour de France

    I began following the Tour since the mid-80ís when the great American rider Greg LeMond began winning the Tour. It is just a great event. It is hard as h*** to follow, but so pleasant to watch the...
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    I mount traps on a piece of wood and staple...

    I mount traps on a piece of wood and staple several inches of cardboard to the sides. Traps are much more effective if you can control the direction of approach
  17. Thread: New Mig

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    Welding I had a the Makita abrasive saw. Here in CA they...

    I had a the Makita abrasive saw. Here in CA they would string me up for using it in the summer months, and rightfully so. I replaced it with the Evolution 14” metal cutting chop saw and what a great...
  18. Look for a Gallo Gun. It is a small holder for a...

    Look for a Gallo Gun. It is a small holder for a CO2 cartridge with a small tube and a cone shaped fitting. That will blow out the debris so you can then get cleaning fluid out. I think you have...
  19. Nice job on the saw rehab. I was in the plumbing...

    Nice job on the saw rehab. I was in the plumbing trade and simply will not have a disposal. We are on septic and I don’t see any reason to load in more to the system than is…necessary;) We have bear...
  20. Nothing to offer but congrats on the saw. I had a...

    Nothing to offer but congrats on the saw. I had a ‘48 which over the years I replaced the arbor, motor & electrics. It is a great saw. Good luck with it.
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    Fair enough, Lee;) This is as far as he has...

    Fair enough, Lee;) This is as far as he has gotten. Heís going to stain the sky background and Iím not sure what else he is going to do with it. Once it is all done I will take it to the table saw or...
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    I would suggest that you and the neighbors cruise...

    I would suggest that you and the neighbors cruise the farmers markets. If you see anyone selling persimmons just casually mention what has happened to yours. You are not accusing anyone, just letting...
  23. Thread: Wax

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    As always, gentlemen, much obliged for the help....

    As always, gentlemen, much obliged for the help. I think I will skip it.
  24. Thread: Wax

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    Wax

    I have this cherry project with Armrseal finish. Iím thinking a wax to finish it out would be nice. What wax do you prefer?
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    For a purchase of this size, both the box and the...

    For a purchase of this size, both the box and the $, I would want a local throat to potentially constrict in the event things go sideways. Also, it will likely be unblemished. I would be the last one...
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