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    I'm not big on biographies, but the Personal...

    I'm not big on biographies, but the Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S Grant, was very interesting, not just for the Civil War parts, but the before, and especially the after.
  2. Thread: FedEx

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    Maybe they just got the year wrong. Our...

    Maybe they just got the year wrong.




    Our UPS guy said they (and FED EX) no longer ring the bell because of COVID protocols. They are continually tracked by GPS and timed to meet quotas, so...
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    I for one, am tired of the classics. We've seen...

    I for one, am tired of the classics. We've seen Its a Wonderful Life so often we can say all the dialog with the sound off. Christmas Story was good for awhile, but last few years there's been a...
  4. I appreciate great musicians who put the music...

    I appreciate great musicians who put the music ahead of ego and selling records.
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    Don't some local plumbing codes still require an...

    Don't some local plumbing codes still require an air gap?
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    Our dog barked at first and then got used to it. ...

    Our dog barked at first and then got used to it. Same thing with the regular vac.
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    No, I've been using T-88 on most things. Not...

    No, I've been using T-88 on most things. Not based on any science, its just the structural epoxy I usually have in the shop. My goal is not to make items that will stand up to frequent dishwashing,...
  8. Seconding the Ash recommendation.

    Seconding the Ash recommendation.
  9. Which lights are blinking? both? What's that...

    Which lights are blinking? both? What's that code?
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    I'm making a couple right now. I'm going to use...

    I'm making a couple right now. I'm going to use epoxy unless talked out of it. As a couple of people mentioned above, people can and do put them in the dishwasher. No matter how much you tell them...
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    Its a good idea to discuss with family ahead of...

    Its a good idea to discuss with family ahead of time, the max amount of money you're willing to pay for medical care for the pet.

    I had a friend who's dog had a growth in her nose, and a tumor on...
  12. Thread: saw stop

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    ". . . home depot sells saw stops . . ." Is...

    ". . . home depot sells saw stops . . ." Is this new?

    I have the contractor saw with mobile base, and I was very impressed with the assembly instructions I got with it.
  13. What kind of bits are you proposing to use? Brad...

    What kind of bits are you proposing to use? Brad point? Forstner?
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    We have a basic Trifo and despite all my doubts,...

    We have a basic Trifo and despite all my doubts, it actually does a pretty good job on the carpet and wood floors. Enough to reduce the need for a hard vacuuming to every three-four weeks. It gets...
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    We have a procedure for the opposite: fast...

    We have a procedure for the opposite: fast roasting. A 12# turkey in 2.5 hours, so no need to get up early. And no, its not dry or burnt.
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    Alcohol (as in shellac) is a VOC.

    Alcohol (as in shellac) is a VOC.
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    Frank sorry to belabor my pet peeve. Yes, its...

    Frank sorry to belabor my pet peeve. Yes, its technically correct, but I think its misleading especially after decades of NAFTA-bashing, and Buy American campaigns. Kind of like selling Imported...
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    Yes of course I know that! I just think its...

    Yes of course I know that! I just think its intentionally misleading to advertise that way, because most people who see that statement think it means the same as Made in America, interpreted as Made...
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    Very clever!

    Very clever!
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    I remember seeing it the first time. It's funny...

    I remember seeing it the first time. It's funny how certain bits from old TV shows have a life of their own and stay memorable permanently.
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    I'm interested too. Ford truck reputation is...

    I'm interested too. Ford truck reputation is based on their made in USA F-series. Where's the Maverick going to be built? Or just get a Ridgeline - best vehicle I ever owned.

    OK I looked it up....
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    To what ingredients are you referring? I looked...

    To what ingredients are you referring? I looked at a few BLO MSDSs out of curiosity, and haven't come across one basic BLO product that contains anything other than linseed oil and metal salts....
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    A transplanted New-Yorker once told me he could...

    A transplanted New-Yorker once told me he could live here (KC) and afford to fly to NYC for a weekend every month, on the difference in cost-of-living.

    My suggestion is to focus on smaller...
  24. They do make black two-part epoxy. I have seen...

    They do make black two-part epoxy. I have seen it in regular hardware stores. Never used it, just noted it exists.
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    Do some traveling and see some places you haven't...

    Do some traveling and see some places you haven't been. Pick up local newspapers and magazines to get a feel for a city. We have a lot of transplanted New Yorkers here, and I think they were...
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