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    I've got that LP in my collection. Don't disagree.

    I've got that LP in my collection. Don't disagree.
  2. Julian, I’m not exactly sure of your credentials...

    Julian, I’m not exactly sure of your credentials in the financial advisory area, but there are many very smart investors here (and I’m not including myself) who pick individual stocks/bonds etc. who...
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    My 13 YO (when did he grow up???) has been...

    My 13 YO (when did he grow up???) has been sitting on his computer, gaming for most of the last 2 weeks. His biggest concern seems to have been that we didn't buy him a gaming computer for his...
  4. When I asked, as a Canadian, why I had to sign a...

    When I asked, as a Canadian, why I had to sign a credit card voucher in the USA years ago, I was told the merchant had to pay for the new chip reading machine and it was too expensive. I dunno.......
  5. Lee Valley reducing hours, closing "browsing"

    Got the email blast today; the stores are reducing hours, doing express pick-up hand off in the parking lot, and open for customer service only after stringent cleaning procedures.
    Even with free...
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    I'm in Vancouver, Canada. We're also listening to...

    I'm in Vancouver, Canada. We're also listening to the doctors and getting ready for a huge increase in cases. All the hospitals are closed except for emergency cases. Unfortunately my daughter was...
  7. Returning to the topic; I sold a little of the...

    Returning to the topic;
    I sold a little of the wife’s portfolio this morning, as the market went up. It’s a retailer who’s already warned of supply line difficulties for the coming 2 quarters. I...
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    Poll: My daughter was injured on Wednesday at work, and...

    My daughter was injured on Wednesday at work, and I was out of town. Wife did the visiting.
    We’re going to the hospital tonight to visit her in a few minutes, and I’ll be wearing a dust mask and...
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    I agree. We always want to modify what we have...

    I agree.
    We always want to modify what we have to save the money, or whatever, and get the outcome we wish.
    It’s a compromise that often works, but not as well as the real thing.
    I got a...
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    There’s any number of deck cleaners on the market...

    There’s any number of deck cleaners on the market which are either spray on with a garden sprayer or mix and brush into the wood. Why reinvent the wheel?
    I would really suggest you protect that...
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    Although counterproductive, I call the local...

    Although counterproductive, I call the local store. They look it up in the printed catalogue.
    Sometimes I have to call customer service 1-800. Can you imagine how expensive that is for the company....
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    I installed the OEM LED headlight in my Harley...

    I installed the OEM LED headlight in my Harley about 6 years ago, since I do a huge amount of riding at night in the summer.
    Huge difference, and all to the better.
    I consider that better lighting...
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    Are you sure? I’m not sure how different truth...

    Are you sure?
    I’m not sure how different truth in advertising laws are in New Mexico vs. Canada, but calling margarine “butter” might be a real no-no almost everywhere.
    As to your preference for...
  14. I have a King band saw with the 6" riser; I'm not...

    I have a King band saw with the 6" riser; I'm not sure how it compares to other manufacturers' offerings, other than to say it's obviously a Delta 14" copy.
    I use mine a lot, everything from cutting...
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    In Greater Vancouver (Canada) we've been it with...

    In Greater Vancouver (Canada) we've been it with 15-20 cm snow, highways blocked by chained up Semis that've jackknifed, cars in the ditches,
    We're a hilly area (think Seattle, San Francisco) and...
  16. I'd love to even entertain the idea of a Speed...

    I'd love to even entertain the idea of a Speed Queen, but the closest dealer I can find is in the USA - all sorts of nightmares with that, including the possibility of warrantee service.
    Sigh, of to...
  17. Washing machine longevity advice please

    For about 6 months now I’ve known my old 1993 Maytag was dying. It leaks, and the mobile repair guru said “usable, but start looking”. The repair cost was estimated to be close to a new machine’s...
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    My wife spent years in the Middle East, and at...

    My wife spent years in the Middle East, and at that time, she used to remove the blades from her car because they would either get stolen or they wouldn’t last more than a year.
    The climate is the...
  19. Bandsaw techniques need some help please

    I have a King (Delta 14" Taiwanese clone) bandsaw with the 6" riser, 3/4" 3TPI blade. It's adjusted, coplanar and usually does good job on smaller things like cutting dutchmen, cutting tenons etc. I...
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    Been away for a while. Had 2 nasty experiences...

    Been away for a while.
    Had 2 nasty experiences with paraffin, once overseas where it IS kerosene, and once locally where it spilled, someone slipped and I vowed never to use it again. Didn't know...
  21. Adjusting knob issues with LV BU planes

    I have a number of Lee Valley bevel-up planes, and they all seem to have the same issue: shavings getting caught under the toe adjusting screw.
    Firstly, I'm planing a diabolical wood, Elm; tear-out...
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    Was building for families with kids around;...

    Was building for families with kids around; flammable, plus the fumes. Used wax where I could control the safety.
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    I've built many a deck using 300 series SS...

    I've built many a deck using 300 series SS screws, and the best way I found to keep the cam out issue at bay was:
    Pre-drill with an appropriate drill/countersink unit;
    Bees way the thread (paraffin...
  24. According to the discussion I heard, the range is...

    According to the discussion I heard, the range is about 100 mi. (160km) which is perfect for the short hops they do.
  25. I agree, everyone. It's not just Rob being on...

    I agree, everyone. It's not just Rob being on line, and them busting their backsides for us, but every time I walk int the store, they greet me by name.
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