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    That's my biggest complaint with the lighting...

    That's my biggest complaint with the lighting industry. Even very expensive fixtures that are beautiful on the outside use cheap junk for screw sockets. I'd gladly pay more for quality.

    JKJ
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    I agree. That's what I did in the peacock...

    I agree.

    That's what I did in the peacock house. After a skunk dug under the wall and killed and ate a young peahen I dug down reinforced the base of the walls with a collar of concrete. I...
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    I've decided heat and humidity conspire against...

    I've decided heat and humidity conspire against incandescent bulbs in sockets, the heat expands and contracts and can warp things slightly and the humidity can cause corrosion. In...
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    I use dielectric grease on light bulb sockets...

    I use dielectric grease on light bulb sockets (and almost every other type of electrical connection). So far it has held up well and prevented threads from sticking for even high wattage...
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    We mostly see black snakes. Big black snakes....

    We mostly see black snakes. Big black snakes.
    If they just ate bugs that would be great. But they eat chicken and guinea eggs and try to eat peafowl eggs. By chasing the nesting peahens away...
  6. I had one, used it, then bought a used but barely...

    I had one, used it, then bought a used but barely used Excalibur. The Craftsman cut wood but due to the design compared to the Excalibur the vibration made it unpleasant to use. However, I only paid...
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    I made mine from a chunk of dogwood, turned on...

    I made mine from a chunk of dogwood, turned on the lathe.
  8. I don't drain either and the saws (Stihl) always...

    I don't drain either and the saws (Stihl) always start up nicely even after sitting idle for months - since I have several saws some only get started rarely. I use only the Stihl oil (which...
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    Several times I've heard a racket then saw a...

    Several times I've heard a racket then saw a bunch guineas in a semicircle advancing on one of our cats until it retreated. They are protecting us nicely from the threat of cats. :)

    But unlike...
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    I put a quick tension lever on my 14" Delta (with...

    I put a quick tension lever on my 14" Delta (with riser) almost 20 years ago but I'd have to look to see what brand. It's worked flawlessly (although I seldom use the saw after getting an 18"...
  11. Some notes by "Joe Woodworker" on vacuum pumps,...

    Some notes by "Joe Woodworker" on vacuum pumps, perhaps useful. (I bought a piston pump and components from him to build his EVS design.)
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    I have 12-18 guineas running around most of the...

    I have 12-18 guineas running around most of the time, replacing on natural attrition.

    JKJ
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    Ok, who remembers tuning in by shortwave radio to...

    Ok, who remembers tuning in by shortwave radio to get the time, "... beep beep - chu canada - coordinated universal time - six hours 19 minutes ...". I used to set all our clocks to their signal.
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    Your write-up looks interesting and useful. I'll...

    Your write-up looks interesting and useful. I'll save it for future use. Too bad the teachers were not interested. (Hey, expand that into a book in your spare time!)

    I'm no mathematician but...
  15. I also exchange tanks. With customer-owned...

    I also exchange tanks. With customer-owned tanks they will refill instead of exchange if you want which will let you keep a new pretty tank, but that often takes a day or two and a second trip to...
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    Certainly inspired by! I found this interesting...

    Certainly inspired by! I found this interesting article: https://www.glowtopia.co.uk/news/history-of-glowsticks/

    JKJ
  17. In my deep past I was a weld inspector but never...

    In my deep past I was a weld inspector but never learned to weld till much later. When I bought my first little welding machine from Home Depot, a cheap flux-core Lincoln Weld Pak 100, it changed...
  18. Much cat litter is made from clay. It's...

    Much cat litter is made from clay. It's excellent for soaking up liquids but does it work as a desiccant and absorb water vapor? A test with a hygrometer might be interesting. There has been...
  19. A friend of mine turns outboard on his delta...

    A friend of mine turns outboard on his delta lathe with a free-standing tool rest he made from steel, said it was plenty sturdy enough. I saw it years ago but don't remember the design. I could call...
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    In her book Lynn Faust indicates the temperature...

    In her book Lynn Faust indicates the temperature greatly affects the repeat interval of flash patterns, but since each species has a particular pattern so there can be huge differences in the flash...
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    I haven't used or even seen one except in...

    I haven't used or even seen one except in pictures, but that looks like it functions similar to the HoldFast vacuum adapter. This is a simple method that works on almost any lathe with a through...
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    Four peachicks

    One of our peahens displayed her new babies today. She incubated four eggs for almost a month.

    Kind of cute!

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    They sure look tiny compared to her.
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    Me too! I almost bought one a few years ago but...

    Me too! I almost bought one a few years ago but now I'm glad I didn't. The new model is less than half the price of what I almost bought, has a longer fly time, more solid communication, collision...
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    I got a Oneway vacuum adapter and all the...

    I got a Oneway vacuum adapter and all the fittings along with a 3520b I bought a few years ago. I have not used the Oneway adapter since it required removing the handwheel to install. Instead, I...
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    Although youtube is full of people who do...

    Although youtube is full of people who do otherwise, the FAA has some rules that may limit the distance.

    "Keep your drone within your visual line of sight, or within the visual line-of-sight of a...
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