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    Another thought, depending on the type of lock...

    Another thought, depending on the type of lock set up, many home locks are easy to pick.

    jtk
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    There may be a key to the house inside the...

    There may be a key to the house inside the lockbox. You might try calling realtors in the area to see if any of them are the listing agent.

    jtk
  3. Good help is hard to find. It always gets me...

    Good help is hard to find.

    It always gets me POed when sitting on hold a voice tells me to please stay on the line because of how important my call is to them. If their customers' calls were so...
  4. You likely want to limit your buying to blades...

    You likely want to limit your buying to blades for the Stanley #45. Many of the blades for the #55 are asymmetric.

    The movable skate on the #55 can also be adjusted up and down to allow for...
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    Howdy Jaka and welcome to the Creek. jtk

    Howdy Jaka and welcome to the Creek.

    jtk
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    Been there, done that, it works. Another...

    Been there, done that, it works.

    Another thing to try if you have some spare metal or a wide chisel is to scrape it off with a 90º bevel.

    This worked for me on a Stanley #60-1/2 block plane...
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    Two problems with that: 1) This railing will...

    Two problems with that:

    1) This railing will be horizontal.

    2) It wll be pressure treated so it won't be smooth enough to slide on besides ending up with splinters in your behind. :eek:

    jtk
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    But scrapyards can be so much fun! :D jtk

    But scrapyards can be so much fun! :D

    jtk
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    The Baluster Project

    This is one of those ‘back burner’ projects. We built new porches a couple summers ago. With the pandemic messing with things my grandson hasn’t been able to travel up here to help with finishing the...
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    Actually buying a piece of O1 and having at it...

    Actually buying a piece of O1 and having at it might be a good way to get into a bit of metalworking. It would be even easier if you have a material supplier in your area. My area is not only blessed...
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    It amazes me how people will often complain about...

    It amazes me how people will often complain about the time it takes to bring a vintage chisel up to a useable standard using the labor to justify the cost of a new chisel. IMO if one has more money...
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    Wow, that is a great friend. jtk

    Wow, that is a great friend.

    jtk
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    Looks like a nice haul. Hopefully your bride...

    Looks like a nice haul. Hopefully your bride found a few things also. This has been my secret to getting Candy to let me buy things. If she didn't get to buy the crazy things she loves, then you can...
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    You may have been misinformed Bill: From >...

    You may have been misinformed Bill:



    From > https://www.fcc.gov/consumers/guides/antennas-and-digital-television

    jtk
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    There are some D12s currently listed in the SMC...

    There are some D12s currently listed in the SMC Classifieds. You might want to read what is said about the saws there before you consider selling them.



    My tendency would be to turn them into...
  17. Jeweler's saws are pretty much the same thing as...

    Jeweler's saws are pretty much the same thing as fret saws. The ones seen in jewelry and lapidary supply stores look like some of these:

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    The two on the right are just like the ones...
  18. Agreed, of my stones from Dan's Whetstones one is...

    Agreed, of my stones from Dan's Whetstones one is labeled soft Arkansas and another is marked hard Arkansas. There is a difference between the two, but not a great deal of difference.

    Other...
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    Tyler, you may live near another member with a...

    Tyler, you may live near another member with a few spare chisels or a list of local secondhand/antique/junk shops to search for your needs.

    If you are in the Portland, Oregon area my sources of...
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    Interesting conversation on this subject. Burn...

    Interesting conversation on this subject.

    Burn barrels are not allowed in my area. We do have allowances to burn in small, less than 3', burn pits and up to 10' diameter piles up to 6' high with...
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    Remember that type of oiler has a sightly round...

    Remember that type of oiler has a sightly round bottom to make a 'bulb' for squeezing the oil.

    Sometimes someone with an iron thumb has pressed them permanently inward.

    jtkl
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    We often shred things and then recycle. There...

    We often shred things and then recycle.

    There is a lot of old financial papers that would take way to long to shred. It has occurred to me that burning might be easier and quicker.

    jtk
  23. Thread: Scams

    by Jim Koepke
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    A notice of a charge is Copyrighted? My first...

    A notice of a charge is Copyrighted?

    My first step would have been to log on to my account to see if this charge had been made.

    The very last thing, would have been to contact the people who...
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    Here is a shot of some of my oiler cans: ...

    Here is a shot of some of my oiler cans:

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    The three on the right are often used but it takes time for the oil to run down the long spout. They are nice for just a drop at a time. The also...
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    The way things are now, every phone solicitor or...

    The way things are now, every phone solicitor or email from Microsoft or Apple is not only suspect, it is treated as a scam.

    There isn't anyone at Microsoft monitoring your computer. Same for...
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