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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  4. Thread: Nailed It!

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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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    This could simply be due to electricity being...

    This could simply be due to electricity being more available in places where it wasn't until recently.

    Most newer pick-up trucks provide an electrical outlet for working off the grid.

    jtk
  7. Thread: Nailed It!

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    Bill, I have and tried a nail puller on these. It...

    Bill, I have and tried a nail puller on these. It might have worked if the staples were in horizontally. It was almost impossible to get any penetration to under the staple with any wire under the...
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    Nice saw handle Michael, in fact there are rasps...

    Nice saw handle Michael, in fact there are rasps made specifically for stair makers and saw handles. They are likely very handy if one is doing a lot of saw handles or stair railings.

    jtk
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    My opinion might be wrong but it has always been...

    My opinion might be wrong but it has always been to put the long arm down.

    jtk
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    WOW! jtk

    WOW!

    jtk
  11. Thread: Nailed It!

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    Nailed It!

    One of my habits (not going to debate whether it is good or bad) is to keep extras of many things. This has mostly been made stronger by living miles from the nearest retail establishment of any...
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    Compared to the average hardware store rasp a...

    Compared to the average hardware store rasp a razor sharp chisel or block plane may be more accurate:

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    Though in a tight dovetail a small file, rasp or float may be an easier fit.

    In...
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    Great, some of his videos have sent shivers down...

    Great, some of his videos have sent shivers down mine.

    Learning the skill to use all of the tools one has available is a building block of being an artist or craftsperson.

    jtk
  14. Don't Let the Kids Play With Your Phone

    Oops!



    https://www.today.com/food/people/2-year-old-orders-31-mcdonalds-cheeseburgers-doordash-rcna29331

    jtk
  15. Sounds like a good learning experience. The...

    Sounds like a good learning experience. The getting better as you kind of says that.

    If you can, post pictures with a bike on them.

    jtk
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    This sounds like a problem old (6 Volt) VWs had....

    This sounds like a problem old (6 Volt) VWs had. The voltage drop from the battery to the key then to the starter was enough to prevent the starting solenoid to kick in. It would still cause the...
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    There are a lot of things that could cause a...

    There are a lot of things that could cause a situation like this.

    My first check would be the brushes. A piece of loose dirt could lift them off of the commutator and keep the starter motor from...
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    Good point Bruce. jtk

    Good point Bruce.

    jtk
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    Thanks for the compliment Mark. Sandpaper...

    Thanks for the compliment Mark.

    Sandpaper will be used on my projects when necessary, not very often. The other thing being most of my projects are only finished with stain.

    Just went through...
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    Sometimes my surfaces are left unfinished off of...

    Sometimes my surfaces are left unfinished off of a rasp or float:

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    They may get a rub with my saturated oil/wax rag.

    Over time being handled tends to shine them up a bit.

    jtk
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    Not sure if this could be the problem, but...

    Not sure if this could be the problem, but sometimes an engineer will throw in a left hand thread just to mess with people.

    Or some idiot in production will use the wrong type of Locktite on a...
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    Sticky: More on the water tower shot >...

    More on the water tower shot > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9yFl5LpsaI <

    jtk
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    Not sure how Boggstool.com does it but many an...

    Not sure how Boggstool.com does it but many an old machinist would soak them in Muriatic acid (other acids can also be used).

    Search > acid sharpening file < or > muriatic acid sharpening file <...
  25. Back many years one of my jobs was delivering...

    Back many years one of my jobs was delivering furniture for my parent's store. All of the cabinets were secured to wall studs using "L" brackets for earthquake safety.

    In my shop for wood storage...
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