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    The links in emails are always suspect, IMO. Some...

    The links in emails are always suspect, IMO. Some are genuine, it is not real difficult to sort things into real vs scam.

    If it is a known web site, use your browser to check on whatever is...
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    We tend to miss a lot of this in the Pacific...

    We tend to miss a lot of this in the Pacific North West due to cloud cover.

    jtk
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    Cockroaches are Evolving

    Cockroach evolution is being caused partially from the bait used in poisons used to control infestations:



    https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/27/science/cockroach-sugar-sex.html

    jtk
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    When You Thought No One Was Looking

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/duckduckgo-in-hot-water-over-hidden-tracking-agreement-with-microsoft/ar-AAXILR1?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=1e76337d3a3d410fb8eb17eeb5b5932a&fbclid=IwAR1Y27iL0rwfRgCM...
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    Having used both methods, drilling and paring vs...

    Having used both methods, drilling and paring vs straight chopping a mortise including sizes up to one inch, they seem to take me about the same amount of time.

    Chopping seems the less tedious.
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    Edward mentions a good truism by which to live...

    Edward mentions a good truism by which to live and work.

    It makes more sense to size the mortise to the tenon stock than the mortise stock. Imagine trying to make a tenon 1/3 of the size of a 4X4...
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    Sadly the Borgs and other stores do not carry as...

    Sadly the Borgs and other stores do not carry as many boxes of 100 as they used to.

    jtk
  9. If Van Dyke's doesn't work out you might try...

    If Van Dyke's doesn't work out you might try looking into bookbinders. Some of them do foil leaf work for decoration or even spine titling.

    jtk
  10. Don't feel bad, Dr. Google is your friend >...

    Don't feel bad, Dr. Google is your friend > Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, including Computer Science < is what the Doctor found.

    jtk
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    Your father and many others, including myself,...

    Your father and many others, including myself, have shared in this philosophy. It also makes for great estate sales so our heirs can have a little cash for a family dinner.

    jtk
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    There are a lot of different theories proposed in...

    There are a lot of different theories proposed in woodworking as in other endeavors.

    In some circles folks suggested instead of the 1/3 rule for M&T sizing using the 1/2 rule. The M&T would be...
  13. Someone told me that even without a service...

    Someone told me that even without a service provider they are good for calling 911. Not wanting to try this without an actual emergency it hasn't been verified on any of my phones.

    Internet search...
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    Sad to hear someone who has given so much to the...

    Sad to hear someone who has given so much to the community has left this world.

    jtk
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    The way an old timer explained it to me is every...

    The way an old timer explained it to me is every project requires three trips to the store.

    The first trip is to buy everything you think you need.

    The second trip is to buy all the things you...
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    Sad to hear someone who gave so much to other...

    Sad to hear someone who gave so much to other woodworks has left us.

    jtk
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    Nice looking repair Matt. Glad to hear my...

    Nice looking repair Matt.

    Glad to hear my input helped.

    jtk
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    This reminds me of my 1957 VW bus. The...

    This reminds me of my 1957 VW bus. The starter/solenoid set up had three terminals: one side went to ground, the other side went to the positive terminal on the battery, the third was the wire from...
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    Tried that and there are a couple of problems: ...

    Tried that and there are a couple of problems:

    If there is a wire under the staple it doesn't work. Getting the wire out first is more work.

    The next problem is if the staple runs vertical on a...
  20. Me too, this was just a warning post for others....

    Me too, this was just a warning post for others.

    As one, who like many others, tends to trust people it is a reminder to be careful when trusting strangers.

    All my cell phones are currently...
  21. Scammers likely don't have anything to do but...

    Scammers likely don't have anything to do but work on scamming others.

    They probably watch crime shows on TV for new ideas. Maybe they brainstorm with their scummy friends.

    Are scum and scam...
  22. Stranger Says Their Battery died Wants to use Your Phone

    Apparently there is a new phone scam where someone asks to use your phone because their battery died.



    If your phone has access to financial accounts, be careful to whom you hand it.

    Since...
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    This is where Dr. Google is your friend: ...

    This is where Dr. Google is your friend:

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    If my understanding the "three quarters rule" is correct this means the 12" length of "the actual bracket under the shelf" means it would be good...
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    I don't like messing up my screw drivers by using...

    I don't like messing up my screw drivers by using them as a prying tool. I was using an awl, but it didn't have enough of a shaft to wedge out the end or give it any prying strength.



    One of...
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    A few times BLO on various handles caused them to...

    A few times BLO on various handles caused them to swell a bit. This could tighten up the wood in the rings.

    jtk
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