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  1. Almost as easy as spending someone else's money...

    Almost as easy as spending someone else's money when they ask which tools to buy. :D

    jtk
  2. Hi Gary, my guess is people might wonder if that...

    Hi Gary, my guess is people might wonder if that is original or a restoration.

    Are there bits in the handle?

    People might might also want to know if there are bits in the handle.

    Is there a...
  3. For most of my current sharpening needs the...

    For most of my current sharpening needs the blades can be started on a 1000 or 2000 grit water stone. This is for normal, extended wear. Light wear can often be handles with stropping or on a higher...
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    These folks must be getting desperate. It used to...

    These folks must be getting desperate. It used to be they would just hang up and move on.

    Maybe so many are aware of their scams they are hoping people will send them money to stop calling.
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    Thanks for posting this Lee. jtk

    Thanks for posting this Lee.

    jtk
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    Some movie descriptions are a little different...

    Some movie descriptions are a little different than my recollection:

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    Pity the teachers when school gets back to normal:

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    jtk
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    It looks okay in the photos. It also is part...

    It looks okay in the photos.

    It also is part of the experience of learning.

    Installing hinges can be very tricky. My hinge work hasn't been without many errors.

    jtk
  8. David makes all the points well. For quite a...

    David makes all the points well.

    For quite a while my finest stone was a 4000 until some extra cash came along to let me purchase a Norton 8000.

    My only difference would be the sharpening...
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    Can you sink it into the top? jtk

    Can you sink it into the top?

    jtk
  10. My experience has been just the opposite. Some of...

    My experience has been just the opposite. Some of my screw in LEDs are getting close to 10 years old. There were a few that died but were replaced by Cree. To the best of my knowledge the only CFLs...
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    When the blades get a little rounded and start...

    When the blades get a little rounded and start pulling hair instead of cutting, then you will know how important sharp is to the shearing action.

    jtk
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    For me a metal jaw vise and a large crescent...

    For me a metal jaw vise and a large crescent wrench or a hammer works for metal bending.

    One common name for hinge mortises is hinge gains.

    If you haven't finished assembling the top, it might...
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    Good to hear. Hopefully your lawyer won't...

    Good to hear.



    Hopefully your lawyer won't cost too much. :eek:

    jtk
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    Years ago there was a scam where people caused an...

    Years ago there was a scam where people caused an accident by forcing a rear end accident.

    It seems like idiots on cell phones or texting while driving would be natural prey for these scams.

    My...
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    This is another "new guy in the neighborhood:" ...

    This is another "new guy in the neighborhood:"

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    Yesterday coming home a deer in the road made me slow down until she decide to turn up a driveway.

    jtk
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    Candy couldn't work one of this type valves. My...

    Candy couldn't work one of this type valves. My solution was to make a wrench from a piece of aluminum. It form fitted over the lever and gave good leverage. That was at a field hydrant we do not use...
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    Sheet Goods Is it correct to think of sheet...

    Sheet Goods

    Is it correct to think of sheet goods as plywood and other manufactured goods?

    The only sheet goods used in my work so far has been 1/4" (6mm) for drawer bottoms or cabinet backs.
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  18. Good holdfasts are a basic necessity of the hand...

    Good holdfasts are a basic necessity of the hand tool woodworking shop.

    Glad to hear yours are working well.

    jtk
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    My old bandsaw, Rockwell 10" would have trouble...

    My old bandsaw, Rockwell 10" would have trouble with this task. My new bandsaw, JET 14", does not have this problem when used properly. This is often caused by feeding the stock to quickly.

    My old...
  20. My condolences, thoughts and prayers. jtk

    My condolences, thoughts and prayers.

    jtk
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    There is something akin to this used in my...

    There is something akin to this used in my greenhouse.

    At the main outlet there is a makeshift manifold made up of wye connectors with valves:

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    There are now manifolds available with...
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    BTW, most neanders have some power tools. My...

    BTW, most neanders have some power tools.

    My big three are bandsaw, drill press and a lathe. These are followed by cordless drills, belt sander, ROS and a saber saw used in about that order. All...
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    Get the best you can afford. My current bandsaw...

    Get the best you can afford. My current bandsaw was purchased new. It is a 14" JET with 12" resaw ability. It can use up to a 3/4" blade.

    If possible, a bigger one would have been purchased.
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    This may be over thinking it. The blade only...

    This may be over thinking it. The blade only needs to match the sole. The reason setting a bevel gauge to the mouth of the plane didn't work is the blade is also skewed on its axis. It is a compound...
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    One family story is about my oldest brother...

    One family story is about my oldest brother enjoying the sound spoons made when being dropped down the heat registers while the then smaller family was living in an upper floor apartment.

    jtk
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