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    I don't think the people that hang around the...

    I don't think the people that hang around the Creek are the kind that would understand being at a game with your nose in a phone. As craftsmen/women, we are perfectly capable of putting the phone...
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    Yikes! 200A is a lot. My shop runs nicely on...

    Yikes! 200A is a lot. My shop runs nicely on 70. Are you welding? Do you have multiple people running machines at the same time? Or are you just thinking ahead?

    My shop has 20 4' LED fixtures...
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    The photo reminded me of just how small a tool...

    The photo reminded me of just how small a tool collection can look when it's compressed into a box or pile. When we cleaned out my dads tools they all fit in a couple of paper boxes. And he had...
  4. How about a step drill?

    How about a step drill?
  5. I stumbled on to an easy method to identify...

    I stumbled on to an easy method to identify scammers. They tend to 'spoof' the phone number so that Caller ID shows it as a call from your area code. When I moved to Virginia from Kansas, I never...
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    I have no idea what code is but I can tell you...

    I have no idea what code is but I can tell you that I've installed a lot of shutoff valves in my time. In my case, I was replacing cheap contractor ones with nicer quarter turn valves. At the same...
  7. Thread: Fleas!

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    We have two very small dogs. Both are poodle...

    We have two very small dogs. Both are poodle mixes and neither have body oils. The good news is that there is no dog stink when you hold or pet them. The bad news is that their coats are worthless...
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    At the Franklin Institute in Philidelphia, they...

    At the Franklin Institute in Philidelphia, they have this giant locomotive. The Baldwin 60000 weight 350 tons. As I recall the story, Baldwin built the thing and then couldn't really find a use for...
  9. If I had to guess, SMC sets a cookie when you...

    If I had to guess, SMC sets a cookie when you click 'remember me'. Many of us (myself included) have various privacy applications that delete cookies.

    Here's the thing. A cookie is a file that's...
  10. It was. I would say that I got it down to 80%...

    It was. I would say that I got it down to 80% bare metal.
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    shiny side out. It surprised me. I was...

    shiny side out. It surprised me. I was brushing. Maybe that was it? It may have been all Kilz...
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    ó being a penny pincher, I didnít want to give up...

    ó being a penny pincher, I didnít want to give up the 72 square inches of new shop space for drywall.
    ó I really wanted to get my tools out of storage in my new house.
    ó I kind of like the warm...
  13. What is the black stuff on black iron pipe

    I got some today to make some additional ladder rungs for a playset. When I did the first batch, I degreased with mineral spirits and then painted and it was still kind of hard to paint. Today, I...
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    I have OSB walls in my shop. I needed some more...

    I have OSB walls in my shop. I needed some more light around my wood lathe and painted that OSB white. Boy, OSB sure is thirsty. I think I used 4 coats of paint!

    If I were painting all the OSB,...
  15. bill, You have to allow for the kerf. The...

    bill, You have to allow for the kerf. The operative question is whether the circles must be a FULL 24”. If so, any kerf at all pushes them over and the yield is 3/sheet.

    correction. I see where...
  16. Exactly. It appeared to me that I would set up...

    Exactly. It appeared to me that I would set up both smart plugs using different networks and passwords and linked to my amazon account. Then it should be simple to group them and apply a command. ...
  17. Amazon smart plugs on different networks

    Letís say that I have two houses miles apart. I want to use amazon smart control lights in both places with a single command. It seems like this would work but I havenít found anything explicit.
    ...
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    Ole, I donít consider it a grudge. Itís just a...

    Ole, I donít consider it a grudge. Itís just a reason to choose another store. I had my own bad experience with Sears and it opened my eyes to better stores that I had always ignored because I grew...
  19. Ha! I cut door moldings with mine last weekend....

    Ha! I cut door moldings with mine last weekend.
    Iíve mine fairly often to get into oddball places.
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    its a knob. Our microwave is a GE model...

    its a knob. Our microwave is a
    GE model pvm9215sk1ss

    my feeling is that we are naturally wired for an analog world. Maybe that makes me an anachronism but Iím much more comfortable with an...
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    Dave, I'm a big fan of the encoder knob. Our...

    Dave,
    I'm a big fan of the encoder knob. Our microwave is really easy to use.

    There's an "add 30 seconds" button. I push that to get cooking started. Then there is a knob that I can use to...
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    amen to the big bank problem. I call it...

    amen to the big bank problem. I call it "Institutional Indifference". We banked with a place back in Kansas City that got big. They decided to increase the interest rate on our credit card. We...
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    I just bought some SYP treated lumber from Home...

    I just bought some SYP treated lumber from Home Depot to rebuild part of a playset. It was soaked so I stickered it in my basement and ran a fan on it for a month. I've read that you can buy...
  24. Oh boy, here we go. I guess Iím one of the three...

    Oh boy, here we go. I guess Iím one of the three people in the world that loved ďDown PeriscopeĒ. Seriously ďThe Enemy BelowĒ is excellent.
  25. Probably the best high-security story I've heard...

    Probably the best high-security story I've heard came from my brother who wrote consumer loans in Omaha. He knew this guy who did regular maintenance on Xerox machines including one at SAC...
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