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  1. Don't Let the Kids Play With Your Phone

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

    jtk
  2. 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.

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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.

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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 <

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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 <...
  12. 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...
  13. Yeah, right and today's F-150 is a "knock-off...

    Yeah, right and today's F-150 is a "knock-off copy" of Henry Ford's Flat Bed Model-T.

    The Veritas planes are a vast improvement to a concept from well over a century ago.

    The last true...
  14. And don't forget the cost of permits. In some...

    And don't forget the cost of permits. In some localities they can be a big chunk of the cost of building.

    You might ask around your community to see if anyone else has a unit built by this...
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  16. You are sure to find the small plough plane a joy...

    You are sure to find the small plough plane a joy to use.

    jtk
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    Yes, at times my fine rasp, 15 grain, has made...

    Yes, at times my fine rasp, 15 grain, has made the difference to my dovetails being a fine fit.

    jtk
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    Hi Keegan, rasps and floats are very useful for...

    Hi Keegan, rasps and floats are very useful for shaping and finishing.

    Here is an old post on the subject > https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?255103

    Here is another on Riffler style rasps...
  19. Another great plane for cutting grooves is a...

    Another great plane for cutting grooves is a Stanley #50.

    Here is a post of mine comparing the Veritas Small Plow with a Stanley #45 & #50 > https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?251419
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    This is something I would try using my metal vise...

    This is something I would try using my metal vise to straighten.

    Without a metal vise some hardwood blocks in my wood vise would be tried.

    jtk
  21. If you want to be able to switch it up between...

    If you want to be able to switch it up between left hand & right hand use you need to get one with the rods held in the main casting with screws.

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    The type with the adjustable fence is...
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    Hi Paul, Just before posting a picture of the...

    Hi Paul, Just before posting a picture of the little window with a tree, 2 to the left of the little 'quote' balloon, it was noticed you are a "Member" as opposed to a "Contributor" meaning you...
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    That may be much the same for many of us who have...

    That may be much the same for many of us who have home and yard maintenance duties.

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    There isn't anyone who is going to extend your...

    There isn't anyone who is going to extend your days for working longer. One of my supervisors told me about a study showing people who retired early lived longer than people who worked a few more...
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    A rather dystopian outlook in my opinion, it may...

    A rather dystopian outlook in my opinion, it may be the future, hopefully not.

    Upon my retirement money was a bit tight. Buying and rehabbing old tools brought in a little extra money. Making...
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