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  1. Years ago, I used PU glue on a bent lamination...

    Years ago, I used PU glue on a bent lamination for outdoors. Whoever built our house thought it would be cool to make one corner of our back patio a 6í radius. I was replacing the pergola over the...
  2. Uplate: we found a general contractor willing to...

    Uplate:
    we found a general contractor willing to work with Sheds Unlimited. Itís a small design/build firm with gobs of experience. A bonus is that the GC lives a couple of blocks from us and his...
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    Ive only used hickory nice. A local veteran...

    Ive only used hickory nice. A local veteran rehab place needed some platforms to teach injured vets how to jump curbs in their wheelchairs. I knew that one edge of the platform was going to take a...
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    In researching William Burnet, I discovered that...

    In researching William Burnet, I discovered that this was truly the land of opportunity. One son, Jacob, helped found the city of Cincinnati, Ohio. Another son was the first president (appointed)...
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    Destroying family lore

    With recent advances in geneolical research and dna analysis, some of our best family stories have been debunked. Here are some examples.

    Myth: my wife is descended from Bob Womack, the fellow...
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    Jim, one just opened in Fairfax VA not far from...

    Jim, one just opened in Fairfax VA not far from me.
  7. Old band saw blades can be useful. A blade with...

    Old band saw blades can be useful. A blade with six teeth per inch can be made into a accurate indexing wheel. Count out exactly 360 teeth and cut the blade. Make a wooden disc so that the blade...
  8. I love going to the hardware store on a quest to...

    I love going to the hardware store on a quest to find something that I can make into what I need. Those little boxes are a treasure trove. Back in Kansas City area, there was a local chain called...
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    Thats a really good question. If Iím going to...

    Thats a really good question. If Iím going to harvest the fruit, Iím going to have to figure it out.
  10. Maurice, Sawstop assumes an 8Ē stacked dado set...

    Maurice,
    Sawstop assumes an 8Ē stacked dado set and sells a special brake.
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    Buddy, there is such a thing as ultra-light mdf...

    Buddy,
    there is such a thing as ultra-light mdf that isnít heavy at all. I think it used a lot for signs a displays. I used to get it local in Kansas City at Schutte Lumber. When I first moved to...
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    +1 on what Lee said. Our experience with both...

    +1 on what Lee said. Our experience with both ink printers and laser printers is exactly as he described. The low price per page is attractive but only if the printer gets regular use. If you have...
  13. Thread: Jwst

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    All, Hereís a question. Imagine that you can...

    All,

    Hereís a question. Imagine that you can live anywhere in the universe. What view would you like with your morning coffee?
  14. Alan, the native range seems to straddle...

    Alan,
    the native range seems to straddle Appalachia. A quick google search suggest that you are out of luck. Iím in the DC area which is right on the edge of the native range.

    I still want a...
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    We went with All-Clad mostly. Our large multi pot...

    We went with All-Clad mostly. Our large multi pot is Viking. We have one All-Clad nonstick pan for low temperature stuff like omelets. The rest of the skillets are cast iron that came to me from...
  16. Huh? I didnt know there was a Dutch elm resistant...

    Huh? I didnt know there was a Dutch elm resistant tree. Thanks for the heads up.
    I just searched and it appears that there are a number of disease resistant varieties with varying success.
  17. This update is particularly important to me. We...

    This update is particularly important to me. We are doing some construction that will require removal of a couple of trees. I would very much like to plant a couple of chestnuts. The house is an...
  18. Jim, there are some surviving American Chestnut...

    Jim, there are some surviving American Chestnut trees. Some are well out of the range of the tree and simply didnít catch the disease. Some were thought to be blight resistant and were...
  19. American Chestnut update: maybe next year

    Iíve been watching the efforts of the American Chestnut Foundation for a long time. The link below suggests that the seedlings of the Darling58 tree might be generally available late next year
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    I see vises mounted on plumbers and welders...

    I see vises mounted on plumbers and welders trucks all the time. I would have a hard time exposing tools to the elements. It’s just not in my nature. I also couldn’t bring myself to deface a book....
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    My six year old grandson suggested a motion...

    My six year old grandson suggested a motion detector that would activate sprinklers.
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    my grandmother had an American persimmon tree and...

    my grandmother had an American persimmon tree and used to bring over bags of ripe fruit. Those were more like dates as I recall. The Asian (fuyu) persimmon looks like an orange apple but tastes...
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    We are in the city but do see deer from time to...

    We are in the city but do see deer from time to time. The tree is 20 feet tall so they would only get the lowest fruit. If that was the case, Iíd let them have them. The tree has fruit one day and...
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    I talked to a Falls Church police officer and he...

    I talked to a Falls Church police officer and he very carefully told me, ďI canít tell you that you can mount a trail camera on public property.Ē I take that to mean that they are ok with it but...
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    I thought I might put up two trail cams to catch...

    I thought I might put up two trail cams to catch them and get a license plate. I would like to avoid the cameras with cellular. I’m hoping that just pictures and videos would suffice.

    Should I...
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