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  1. +1 on saving old nozzles. After turning the...

    +1 on saving old nozzles.

    After turning the can upside down and spraying until clear, use a clean rag to wipe the nozzle and then hold upside down and give it another blast of propellant.

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    Candy wants to get gravel on our driveway. I...

    Candy wants to get gravel on our driveway.

    I don't know how to let her know about gravel having a tendency to fly away as cars drive over it.

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    There may not be a good reason. The only thing...

    There may not be a good reason. The only thing that comes to mind is if the code at the time had neutrals tied to ground at the entry panel to homes.

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    One problem of the neutral wire is it can have a...

    One problem of the neutral wire is it can have a voltage different than the ground.

    Even though at some point the ground and neutral are bonded the distance from ground, an imbalanced load and the...
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    Never thought about weighing mine. They are all...

    Never thought about weighing mine. They are all users. No room in the den.

    When curiosity about the weight strikes, they are looked up on Patrick's Blood & Gore.

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    When young my father often had me along as a...

    When young my father often had me along as a helper when installing washers & Dryers. In those days most wall outlets were two prong instead of the three prong grounded outlet. Also in those days...
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    Perpetual motion machines are fun to watch. It...

    Perpetual motion machines are fun to watch. It always makes me wonder on where is the magnet.

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  9. Hmmmm, one of those came my way at an estate sale...

    Hmmmm, one of those came my way at an estate sale many years ago. This sounds like a great use for part of it.

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    As always an inspiration. jtk

    As always an inspiration.

    jtk
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    The Buck Rogers eggbeater drill, #104, was made...

    The Buck Rogers eggbeater drill, #104, was made from 1915 until 1935. Its bigger brother, #308, has an odd situation. Oldtoolhaven.com says it started manufacturing in 1915 and ended in 1922 though...
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    The old side boards from my pick-up were replaced...

    The old side boards from my pick-up were replaced after more than a decade in the weather. My plan was to use them to make birdhouses. Now my thoughts have turned to the possibility of making some...
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    Something so beautiful, welcoming and comforting...

    Something so beautiful, welcoming and comforting will never be a passing fad.

    I don't know about passing fads, but Stickley, Arts & Crafts and Mission furniture is some of the most comfortable...
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    That looks like an Alaskan Sawmill that would fit...

    That looks like an Alaskan Sawmill that would fit in a large pocket.

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    You are right Luke. Well after posting it...

    You are right Luke. Well after posting it occurred to me the question should have been, "Who Would Buy This."

    It was an advertisement that popped up on a page being read and it struck me as insane...
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    Not a clue. He used to be a member here. It looks...

    Not a clue. He used to be a member here. It looks like his last post was in 2017.

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    Being one who has done wiring and worked in the...

    Being one who has done wiring and worked in the electronics field much of my life there is little advice I will offer people who are not trained in the field.

    1. Don't do it if you don't know it....
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    Oilstones can be used with water and it won't...

    Oilstones can be used with water and it won't bother the stone.

    A water stone doesn't do well if oil is used and it can have an unwanted effect on the water stone.

    jtk
  19. A picture would help enormously. Without...

    A picture would help enormously.



    Without much else to go on, my suggestion would be to use a spokeshave.

    Planes can be used to remove a precise amount of material from a select area....
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    Would You Buy This?

    There are all kinds of what seems to me insane advertisements popping up on screen while reading the news or anything else.

    What amazes me is not so much what is selling, but the prices.

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  21. Better late than never John, Welcome to the...

    Better late than never John, Welcome to the Creek.

    Sometimes when folks are looking through posts from a decade are more in the past they forget and post a reply.

    Kind of funny when an old...
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    With no running water in my shop it does make it...

    With no running water in my shop it does make it a bit more work to start with oil and finish with water. Much simpler to avoid mixing media when they work better unmixed.

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    In my experience starting with an oilstone and...

    In my experience starting with an oilstone and moving to a water stone doesn't work too well.

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    Weather Underground works for me >...

    Weather Underground works for me > https://www.wunderground.com/wundermap

    Of course the location details need to be set for your own area.

    Mine looks like this:

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    The star is near my...
  25. Some friends of mine call it that or "Second Hand...

    Some friends of mine call it that or "Second Hand Foods."

    Sometimes items on or past pull date are heavily discounted. Yogurt and puddings at ridiculously low prices are fine if you can use them...
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