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    Clark, you made a great point. Nearby access to...

    Clark, you made a great point. Nearby access to woodworking equipment and supplies and lumber. Last summer, I drove from DC to Austin TX to visit my brother. On the way back, I swung by Charm OH...
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    Snow blowers are just plain fun. I have a 44Ē...

    Snow blowers are just plain fun. I have a 44Ē two stage blower attachment on my John Deere lawn tractor. That bad boy can send the snow over 20 feet.
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    Thereís an old saying that you move someplace for...

    Thereís an old saying that you move someplace for the climate and what you get is weather. You could find the perfect type of location but it really depends on the people. A sub optimal location...
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    I have an egress in my shop. Itís one of those...

    I have an egress in my shop. Itís one of those giant window wells with a ladder for a fire escape. Itís on a wall of pegboard about 10í wide. I didnít want to give up that area so I made a sliding...
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    SS has a bypass mode but you really, really have...

    SS has a bypass mode but you really, really have to want it. After itís powered up, you turn the key until the lights change. Then you turn on the big paddle switch while holding the switch. A...
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    Luis, it might help if you add your location to...

    Luis,
    it might help if you add your location to 6pur profile. There may be a creeker nearby to help you.
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    they all eat meat. When I was in college...

    they all eat meat. When I was in college studying to teach industrial arts, I was told that the hand chisel caused the most accidents. Today, I would ask about severity. Iíve read that there are...
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    The guys at my local woodcraft have a little...

    The guys at my local woodcraft have a little dolly that is just a u-shape about 5Ē high and maybe 5Ē long with in-line skate wheels. If I didnít have stairs to negotiate, I would make one of those.
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    Butcher block dining table.

    The photos below show a bench I made. I bought ďcharacter oakĒ which is a fancy name for oak with lots of knots and worm holes. It took two years of hunting to find oak nasty enough. I cut the oak...
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    Ok, not every day at my original job was all...

    Ok, not every day at my original job was all roses. One time I was given the task of writing a serial feed arbitrator. We had packets that were transmitted over two very separate paths. My job was...
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    Stan, My first boss told me the same thing. I...

    Stan,

    My first boss told me the same thing. I credit him with my staying with the same group of people over 30 years and 3 takeovers. He stepped in to right the ship after the previous boss had...
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    I was also taught that any junction must be...

    I was also taught that any junction must be accessible. Recently I saw some kind of splice kit that you can seal up. I figure thatís for the pros. Iíll keep making my connections like my...
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    A short sidebar, I donít remember the exact date...

    A short sidebar,
    I donít remember the exact date of my layoff but I can find out by calling my local woodcraft. I got the phone call as I was pulling the woodcraft parking lot to buy a Domino. ...
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    like I said Decoderscript is proprietary to...

    like I said Decoderscript is proprietary to Frontline products. Most of my career was in C, assembly, html and other mainstream languages. Having Decoderscript on your resume probably isnít going...
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    +1 on what Tom said. I did have one problem...

    +1 on what Tom said. I did have one problem though. Not long after I got it, I was nibbling a a lap joint with a stacked dado set. What I didnít realize was that when I moved the wood over the...
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    My Freud SD508 stack cuts fine but leaves a...

    My Freud SD508 stack cuts fine but leaves a slightly irregular surface thatís easily cleaned up with a chisel. If you are wanting a dado that will show, this isnít it.

    My only complaint is that...
  17. I have a porter cable pinned and I use pc pins. ...

    I have a porter cable pinned and I use pc pins. Itís been fine. I do find that thereís a bit of a knack to avoiding little indentations. The pressure against the wood has to be just right.
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    I worked for Frontline Test Equipment now part of...

    I worked for Frontline Test Equipment now part of Teledyne Lecroy. My work was in a proprietary language called Decoderscript. I was the guy who took the bit stream, broke it into frames and decided...
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    How not to keep a job

    This happened years ago and I really didnít share it much but my son in law thought it was funny.

    I was employed as a programmer for a small company. In a way, I was a department of one which is...
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    I used riggers for my move from Overland Park kx....

    I used riggers for my move from Overland Park kx. As I recall, I paid $1100 for them to move all the heavy stuff from my basement to my garage. I paid for 3 hours and they ran out of heavy stuff so...
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    Jacob, I used to live in Overland Park and moved...

    Jacob,
    I used to live in Overland Park and moved to the DC area. We used Sunflower Pack and Move. Itís really just one guy who rents big U-Hauls and drives them. He has a Rolodex of free-lance...
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    That smells pretty fishy to me. While you are...

    That smells pretty fishy to me. While you are changing your passwords, see if your router supports a guest network. Ours does and that's the network I would allow. I dont ever log into my guest...
  23. Taught my two grandsons to solder..sort of

    They are 3.5 and 5.5 years old.

    I found these little kits on https://learntosolderkits.com/collections/all that are super simple. The instructions are great and there arenít too many parts. The...
  24. We hired someone and itís done. My daughter was...

    We hired someone and itís done. My daughter was very happy with the results.
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    Cats are proof that the earth is round. If it...

    Cats are proof that the earth is round. If it was flat, they would have batted everything over the edge by now.
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