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    I have seen the same painters version of...

    I have seen the same painters version of Washington Rallying the troops. It was stored in the attic for decades at UC Berkeley because they did not room for it to be displayed. Very, very few...
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    To lift my mill/drill I made an I beam. I bolted...

    To lift my mill/drill I made an I beam. I bolted a C channel to each side of the ceiling joist above the bench. They sat on a bolted 2x4 that was screwed to several studs against the wall. I came...
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    Location. I do not think the western states will...

    Location. I do not think the western states will allow 2x4 walls more ten 10 feet tall. Nor hurricane states. Even with full shear nailing schedule. Thicker walls allow extra insulation if that is...
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    How wide and what holds it to the backing? Does...

    How wide and what holds it to the backing? Does it even have a backing piece of iron?
    Some older San Francisco street cars still use pine 2x4's for track brakes.
    Bil lD
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    If it is seldom used leather would work. Check a...

    If it is seldom used leather would work. Check a brake or clutch shop for relining material.
    I have no idea about gluing to the steel band. Traditional brake linings were riveted on at each end...
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    Volvo Cars used American sized fasteners up until...

    Volvo Cars used American sized fasteners up until the 1970's. I think they switched overnight to driving on the right before they switched to metric.
    Bill D.
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  7. Thread: Mailboxes

    by Bill Dufour
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    Probably in the 1970's thieves broke into a mail...

    Probably in the 1970's thieves broke into a mail drop box and took all the checks. tossed the other mail. They took a counter check, invented a company name, used my fathers account number and...
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    All I get are car warranty is expiring calls. I...

    All I get are car warranty is expiring calls. I did get one my social security number was going to be suspended and "I" "T" would cause me all kinds of hurt. not the card, not it, but I T.
    Bil lD
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    My gas company sent me a letter and said their...

    My gas company sent me a letter and said their remote reading smart meter had to have the bush pruned away from it so there was something like 24" in front and to the sides.
    Bil lD
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    Kenendy(1960) was the first president to not wear...

    Kenendy(1960) was the first president to not wear a hat when he was sworn in.
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    I would do the vertical in a board but do it the...

    I would do the vertical in a board but do it the other way round, nose down. Less likely to snag you. Of course much harder to add one more in between sizes.
    Bil lD
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    I looked it up, George Washington was elected not...

    I looked it up, George Washington was elected not appointed. He did no campaigning and gave no speeches and spent no money on the campaign. I have no idea who ran against him. He got all the...
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    The vice president has to meet the...

    The vice president has to meet the qualifications to be president as far as age and citizenship.
    Technically the president does not have to be born a citizen. But since 1850 or so they have had ...
  14. I thought they went out of fashion almost as soon...

    I thought they went out of fashion almost as soon as they came out. Gallo was the biggest maker during the peak in the 1970's which makes sense because they were and still are the worlds largest...
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    I looked it up, George Washington was elected not...

    I looked it up, George Washington was elected not appointed. He did no campaigning and gave no speeches and spent no money on the campaign. I have no idea who ran against him. He got all the...
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    I believe it was Will Rodgers who said that "I ...

    I believe it was Will Rodgers who said that "I not a member of an organized political party, I'm a democrat." He was also a promoter of early aviation and when asked why his hometown did not have...
  17. I think the mega chargers are not for cars. ...

    I think the mega chargers are not for cars. Probably melt the battery in a minute or less.
    Bil lD.
  18. This defenatly one of those propositions that...

    This defenatly one of those propositions that will end up in court for years. Unintended consequences and all that. One big kicker seldom mentioned is if it passes it will take a 7/8 vote to...
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    I suppose you could sandblast it. They do use...

    I suppose you could sandblast it. They do use the process to cut stone.
    Bil lD
  20. There is a joke in there somewhere about memory...

    There is a joke in there somewhere about memory being you live in Orwell. Something about a memory hole?
    Bill D.
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    To test a guage you compare it to a calibrated...

    To test a guage you compare it to a calibrated master on the same manifold. To calibrate the master you use a column of liquid usually water or mercury.
    The local ag extension office should offer...
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    A water jet might do it if the paper is...

    A water jet might do it if the paper is waterproof. laser or edm may burn the edges.
    Bill D
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    Someone in the neighborhood has one of those with...

    Someone in the neighborhood has one of those with a 2 cycle engine and little or no muffler hear it 2-3 blocks away.
    Bil lD
  24. I suppose you may have to shim the rail. Bill D

    I suppose you may have to shim the rail.
    Bill D
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    Be honest. if the power is out that long you are...

    Be honest. if the power is out that long you are not going to want to go to the work of dismounting, carefully, the old unit and figuring out how to mount it without taking off all the mounting...
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