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    Ronald, you're right. Across the board around...

    Ronald, you're right. Across the board around here, good contractors are too busy for small jobs, and every out-of-work dude with a truck and a shovel fancies himself a contractor.
    Asphalt...
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    One of the Ford plants that makes F 150s is about...

    One of the Ford plants that makes F 150s is about four miles from my house. So we see tons of them on the streets. I remember an article in a business magazine that said the majority of pickups...
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    Patches I've done (using patch mix and concrete...

    Patches I've done (using patch mix and concrete adhesive) have usually lasted through a summer, but start to crack and crumble after a cold winter. Not so much from salt deterioration (although I...
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    I was happy to hear that I would have two choices...

    I was happy to hear that I would have two choices in new mini-pickups soon. I dislike the ongoing trend for pickups to get bigger and bigger each year. Even the new Ford Ranger is too big to fit...
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    How about adding the dye to the shellac (making a...

    How about adding the dye to the shellac (making a toner)? Avoids uneven absorption issues.
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    Thanks Lee, thats what I am afraid of. I've had...

    Thanks Lee, thats what I am afraid of. I've had some luck with patches by using concrete adhesive in the mix, but nothing lasts for long.
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    concrete driveway repair

    Anyone had good experience with repairing concrete driveway/sidewalks? I have a lot of ugly spalling and crumbling, getting worse every winter. I am reluctant to pay for a complete replacement so...
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    Growing up in the sixties, any boy older than 12...

    Growing up in the sixties, any boy older than 12 could tell you what year a Mustang or Camaro was at a glance, by the taillights. But we could also tell who owned a Chevy from the oil spots in the...
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    Thanks to this thread, I put out a feeder and...

    Thanks to this thread, I put out a feeder and have attracted a couple of hummingbirds. I've put them out several times over the years, but was unsuccessful at getting birds to use them.
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    +1 for waxed paper. Good for all sorts of gluing...

    +1 for waxed paper. Good for all sorts of gluing situations.
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    If its a Singer Red Eye it may be worth some...

    If its a Singer Red Eye it may be worth some money.
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    I started with HSS. To me, sharpening is an...

    I started with HSS. To me, sharpening is an additional skill set, which takes time away from actual turning. When I picked up a set of carbide tools, I much preferred them as a way to save time. ...
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    Wow, that is excellent Bill. So, the top is made...

    Wow, that is excellent Bill. So, the top is made of solid wedges (i.e., not veneer)? How do you account for wood movement at the wide, outside radius?
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    Wade, check out the musical instrument sub-forum...

    Wade, check out the musical instrument sub-forum here, and see the post "My first telecaster" the second guitar body there is shedua, looks like some figure. Maybe the poster can help answer your...
  15. Yes, that was true. I omitted saying that the...

    Yes, that was true. I omitted saying that the cause of the leaks was unrepairable. Unit would not hold recharge.
  16. I've replaced AC units twice. Each time they...

    I've replaced AC units twice. Each time they were around 12 years old. The signs they needed replacing were (1) compressor running all the time even on not so hot days. (2) temperature drop...
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    Tom I bought a OEM replacement collet for my...

    Tom I bought a OEM replacement collet for my PC690 at eReplacementparts.com but that was a couple of years ago.

    PS I had the same thing happen last week with a 1/4" spiral bit. I tried it...
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    I've only used three different brands of (non-slider) miter saws. But my conclusion is that none of them work for precision work. Always need a shooting board or jig on the table saw to tweak them....
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    New cars don't come with CD players anymore,...

    New cars don't come with CD players anymore, since apparently only old folks buy CDs these days. I listen to the news and baseball, some talk shows, and occasionally old favorites via my iPhone. ...
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    This forum was the first place I heard about...

    This forum was the first place I heard about this, so thanks everyone. Philips phone line has so far been impossible to crack.
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    Just my experiences in a hot summer/cold winter...

    Just my experiences in a hot summer/cold winter environment. I've made a few outdoor pieces of white oak, and while they're sturdy and have held up well, they've all turned charcoal gray after time....
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    Yes. Getting older makes me less tolerant of...

    Yes. Getting older makes me less tolerant of fools, BS, and wasting time because of others. Being polite up to a point is good, but not if it leads to being taken advantage of. A lifetime of...
  23. I had a Karcher electric for several years, until...

    I had a Karcher electric for several years, until I got rid of the wood deck. It was a pain to store in the garage with the cord and hoses for annual use, so renting makes sense to me.
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    We see them as saplings growing along fence...

    We see them as saplings growing along fence lines, as the birds poop out the seeds while sitting on the fence. We used to pick and eat them off a neighbor's tree as kids. The wood turns well if you...
  25. A few years ago I saw a presentation at a...

    A few years ago I saw a presentation at a professional conference in which it was mentioned that 25% of the electricity generated in California was used to pump water. Thats the real Catch 22.
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