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    I don't have a cart with shelves, but I have...

    I don't have a cart with shelves, but I have stylish cardboard boxes from Aldi which hold scraps that are sorted by species, one each for walnut, African mahogany, curly maple and cherry.
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    I use scraps down to a pretty small size...

    I use scraps down to a pretty small size (3/4"x1-1/8"x2" or so) and some thin strips for what I make. I keep a box in the shop for scraps that are too small for my use but too nice to burn in the...
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    In 1999 or 2000 I picked up a roll of twist tie...

    In 1999 or 2000 I picked up a roll of twist tie material, like is used to close bread bags, about 12" in diameter and 4" wide. It was all marked MONDAY every few inches. I kept it on a wall for...
  4. I have had good luck with putting things like old...

    I have had good luck with putting things like old windows and lumber out by the road, or advertising them as free or for a very low price on Craigslist, and someone always comes and takes them away. ...
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    Sold.............

    Sold.............
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    Shipping from 13083 to 15209 is $9.90 according...

    Shipping from 13083 to 15209 is $9.90 according the USPS website. If you'd like to buy them I can send you a PayPal invoice, or if you'd rather send a check that's fine too.
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    3 spokeshaves for $30 plus shipping

    I picked these up at various times at flea markets and auctions, but I have realized I am probably never going to actually use them. There are a 51 and a 53, which I presume to be Stanley, and a...
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    Someone with a CNC could probably make little...

    Someone with a CNC could probably make little doodads of some kind out of them, or a kid might find them amusing the way they are. I know I would have liked them as a kid.
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    I use CA regularly to glue inlay (mostly dots)...

    I use CA regularly to glue inlay (mostly dots) into fretboards, and occasionally for a fret that won't stay put by itself, but not for anything structural. I use it too when I get cracks in my...
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    I've had to do nothing to my 19-38 other than...

    I've had to do nothing to my 19-38 other than adjust belt tension once in the 3 years I've had it. Of course I've replaced the abrasive a bunch of times, but no repairs or work have been needed. It...
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    I like my 19-38 and wouldn't want to be without...

    I like my 19-38 and wouldn't want to be without one. For what I do building instruments precision of flattening is the main draw of a drum sander, and not chipping when I make thin veneers. Speed...
  12. I loaned a hand truck and some heavy ratchet...

    I loaned a hand truck and some heavy ratchet straps to someone I know who was moving recently. I don't loan things that I would be very unhappy if they didn't come back, but those things are easily...
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    I used to sell a fair amount on Etsy but they...

    I used to sell a fair amount on Etsy but they keep pushing the fees higher, so now I have stopped listing new instruments there except for dulcimers. I still sell sumac tree slice coasters there,...
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    We have a little mill and sell some wood and...

    We have a little mill and sell some wood and prices have not changed in 13-1/2 years. Ash and hickory and (when available) maple and elm are still $1 a board foot, red oak (when available) is $1.50....
  15. Downcut should shear the edge of the cut more...

    Downcut should shear the edge of the cut more cleanly, as I understand it. The faster the router runs the faster you will have to move the bit through the wood to keep it from burning, so there may...
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    Maybe you need some "espresso wood". I had a...

    Maybe you need some "espresso wood". I had a customer come to the sawmill and ask for that a few years ago.
  17. I've had a 1/4" Plexiglas base on my router for a...

    I've had a 1/4" Plexiglas base on my router for a couple of years, the original black plastic or phenolic one was badly cracked when I got the router so I replaced it. It's not really clear enough...
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    I am very grateful to the post office in general...

    I am very grateful to the post office in general for delivering and (especially) picking up out here, and during the pandemic they have been very effective at continuing to keep things moving, though...
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    Yes, it's a scam.

    Yes, it's a scam.
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    I buy whichever is cheapest, of a given brand. ...

    I buy whichever is cheapest, of a given brand. Sometimes the 1/2" are less for the same profile, on eBay. I mostly buy Whiteside bits.
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    It seems that sudden death might be the outcome...

    It seems that sudden death might be the outcome of trying this at home, but death is the best way to prevent aging, though it has other undesirable concomitants.
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    I cut elm occasionally but it's dead when I cut...

    I cut elm occasionally but it's dead when I cut it and often somewhat spalted. I don't know about red elm, I think that what we have around here is called American Elm unless I'm mixed up.
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    I picked up a Clausing floor drill press from an...

    I picked up a Clausing floor drill press from an auction last summer, all I needed was a hand truck and a 5x8 trailer with a ramp. The removal supervisor came along, but the only time he had to help...
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    I got mine from Supergrit, it was pretty cheap at...

    I got mine from Supergrit, it was pretty cheap at the time and has performed pretty well for me. I bought my roll of 80 grit in 2018 and have still not finished it, I am not making cutting boards or...
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    We have had robins a couple of times that will...

    We have had robins a couple of times that will build a nest on the shelves right by the front door, and we will go out 5 or 6 times a day and throw the muddy mess out into the yard till they quit. ...
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