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    More Snakes Today

    Three of these are likely the same snakes as before.

    While turning off the water and putting some things away there were three snakes noticed all curled up in the same plastic pot.

    By the time...
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    Here are some to ponder today: 436432 That...

    Here are some to ponder today:

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    That ostrich has been all over the internet and back.

    Some kids just don't want to get with the program:

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    Yes, understanding the use of any tool is more...

    Yes, understanding the use of any tool is more important than having a tool with a stunning appearance. Before my first set of winding sticks was made many other things sufficed to get the job done....
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    Michael, Here is a post you might find helpful >...

    Michael, Here is a post you might find helpful > https://sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?242156

    The 26th post in linear order shows one way a rabbet can be cut freehand.

    jtk
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    Not likely since masks have shown to be effective...

    Not likely since masks have shown to be effective in slowing the spread of covid-19 in many countries. Instead, history will likely have people shaking their heads at those who refused to wear a...
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    Money for a box of junk. jtk

    Money for a box of junk.

    jtk
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    Can that much cast iron be shipped for $78? jtk

    Can that much cast iron be shipped for $78?

    jtk
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    With a cupped side the iron is never going to...

    With a cupped side the iron is never going to register to the same spot. The cupped side of the plane will always hold the blade away from the prior shoulder and cut a new one.

    The skew of the...
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    My process is usually to take it apart, clean,...

    My process is usually to take it apart, clean, oil everything and then put it back together.

    The exception is when all it needs is a few drops of oil.

    If the jaw springs need replacing they can...
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    Bulb bases and sockets are mostly made of...

    Bulb bases and sockets are mostly made of aluminum these days. The material is also a lighter gauge than the old brass sockets and bases. Aluminum expands more with heat than copper or brass. This...
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    That worked great in my younger years. With...

    That worked great in my younger years. With advanced age on the eyes a lot of my sharpening is done by brail. :D:eek:

    jtk
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    Thanks for sharing this Anuj. jtk

    Thanks for sharing this Anuj.

    jtk
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    Economic Impact Payment Card Notice

    Many folks didn't know that some U.S. citizens were sent Economic Impact Payments as a prepaid credit card.

    Some may have tossed them in the trash or recycling thinking they were junk mail.

    To...
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    New to the Neighborhood

    While stepping out to drop my coffee filter into the compost bins a doe was at the edge of my porch staring back at me. She had her fawn with her:

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    After quietly stepping back inside and...
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    Sometimes we forget where a conversation begins:...

    Sometimes we forget where a conversation begins:



    My thoughts on someone "new into woodworking" is to keep it as simple as possible.



    Paul Sellers usually doesn't get a lot of praise from...
  16. This reminds me of something a 7th grade teacher...

    This reminds me of something a 7th grade teacher told the class about doing homework. "Always do the hardest assignments first."

    It translates into many other tasks.

    By first doing the parts...
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    Howdy Johan and Welcome to the Creek. ...

    Howdy Johan and Welcome to the Creek.

    Interesting your first post is a sharpening thread. Sharpening seems to be a subject upon which everyone has an opinion.

    One thought for consideration,...
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    This is a common reply to the suggestion of...

    This is a common reply to the suggestion of making winding sticks. It is likely part of the problem since most people do not realize the easiest way to get two matching flat sticks is to make three....
  19. If you make an X with the clamps crossing inside...

    If you make an X with the clamps crossing inside the FrankenRack you might want to cut some blocks of wood to use with the clamps to help prevent marking the legs.

    You may want to use four clamps...
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    Some retailers are having sales to get customers...

    Some retailers are having sales to get customers back in the stores:

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    One can try to blend in with the local scenery if there is a stay at home order in effect:

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    It might be a...
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    My solution for raccoons was to stop feeding the...

    My solution for raccoons was to stop feeding the cats outside and a few warning shots from a sling shot. It would sting them and they weren't so bold after that.

    jtk
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    Looking better than many of my dovetails. jtk

    Looking better than many of my dovetails.

    jtk
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    "Dielectric" is a tricky word. From my computer's...

    "Dielectric" is a tricky word. From my computer's dictionary:



    It allows electricity to flow point to point between metal surfaces but a gob of it at the edge of the metal will not conduct...
  24. My suggestion for gluing such a project would be...

    My suggestion for gluing such a project would be a variation on the Spanish windlass > https://www.finehomebuilding.com/1997/01/01/the-spanish-windlass

    You could even use a couple of short ropes...
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    Maybe folks should carefully count their bananas:...

    Maybe folks should carefully count their bananas:

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    A friend posted this on Facebook.

    jtk
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