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  1. Thread: 78 YO Golfer

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    At times hearing aids can be a blessing.

    At times hearing aids can be a blessing.
  2. Thread: A few funnies

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    Under tall???

    Under tall???
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    We lived with my mother's mother (Grandmother) in...

    We lived with my mother's mother (Grandmother) in Brooklyn.
    My mother moved us ( not grandmother) to California, abandoning 75% of furniture and stuff.
    Four years later my mother, with father,...
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    OK. But which one? Coconut, Buttery, Canola or...

    OK. But which one? Coconut, Buttery, Canola or Olive Oil?

    I am not the kitchen type so I had to google it.
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    Redx, First, in the Veritas picture, the...

    Redx,
    First, in the Veritas picture, the burnisher is being used wrong. The burnisher is being held perpendicular to the card scraper. The burnisher needs to be held at a 15 to 30 angle. You...
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    Franklin, That herring bone pattern overwhelmed...

    Franklin,
    That herring bone pattern overwhelmed me. The crafts people that installed that were true experts.
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    Bob, Actually that is a brilliant suggestion.

    Bob,
    Actually that is a brilliant suggestion.
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    I have tried cooking spray, once. It left a gaud...

    I have tried cooking spray, once. It left a gaud awful mess that I had to clean up with mineral spirits.

    Blue tape over the area when the glue will drip.
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    I don't understand. It might be your geography is...

    I don't understand. It might be your geography is so different from mine (Los Angeles metro area).

    From a commercial aspect, is the time to create your own dowel rods economical over ordering /...
  10. Thread: Racism

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    I was on the Big Island of Hawaii. SWMBO insisted...

    I was on the Big Island of Hawaii. SWMBO insisted on stopping at this tourist trap for souvenirs. It was probably about 11 AM. There was a Japanese gentleman, probably about 20 years younger than I....
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    and my son.

    and my son.
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    First ~ Bamboo and dogs are not a good...

    First ~ Bamboo and dogs are not a good combination. Their claws tend to put tiny dents in the bamboo. A friend put it in his house and because of the dog he hated it. He finally sold the house to get...
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    I use a wire wheel in a drill. The wire wheel...

    I use a wire wheel in a drill.
    The wire wheel is about $3 from our local purveyor of Chinese junk.
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    I have run into a similar issue with a tool box....

    I have run into a similar issue with a tool box. A friend who is much smarter than I suggested to double the capacity.

    For a 400 Kg total weight he suggested 200 Kg each casters.
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    I almost forgot. A Formula One race in Phoenix....

    I almost forgot. A Formula One race in Phoenix. It was in down town and a lot of tall buildings. The cars did not have turbos and were unbelievably loud. The tall buildings seemed to amplify the...
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    The only Duz I kow is what my mother used: ...

    The only Duz I kow is what my mother used:

    463952
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    A couple of notes here about noisy environments. ...

    A couple of notes here about noisy environments.

    Starting about summer 1965 I worked in computer rooms. The noise wasn't intense but damaging none the less. At some time in 1968 I discovered Lee...
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    OMG / Raised grain As in making the grain stand...

    OMG / Raised grain
    As in making the grain stand out. This is going back over 60 years. My parents purchased some "Sand Blasted" plywood for use a paneling. My mother painted the plywood with a...
  19. Thread: Well Said!!

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    No it's Governmentium. :) When Governmentium...

    No it's Governmentium. :)

    When Governmentium gets to the atomic weight of 535, Governmentium descends upon Washington every fall and annoys the natives until late spring.

    I would have said...
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    Not suggesting a rod but rather "A Rod...

    Not suggesting a rod but rather "A Rod Burnisher". With handle as you suggested.

    The rod, if you look at a cross section has three sides, each side half an oval. Depending upon the radius of the...
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    OK, I bought a "burnishing" tool at Rockler. At...

    OK, I bought a "burnishing" tool at Rockler. At best it could be described as a scalene spherical triangle rod with a handle. The sides of the triangle are wide, medium and acute.

    The theory is...
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    Yes, I'm 77 YO. I have been drinking for well...

    Yes, I'm 77 YO. I have been drinking for well over 70 years. Yes, we can talk about my father giving me beer starting at about age 5.

    But it has been a recent development where my primary care...
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    Amusing? Slightly Tacky? Absolutely

    Amusing? Slightly
    Tacky? Absolutely
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    I was last attending community college 2006. I do...

    I was last attending community college 2006. I do drop back occasionally as a teacher is a friend. Their DeWalt 735 is still there and operational. The students prefer the 735 over an older 20 inch...
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    Tubing on a roll? Straighten it with hot water?

    Tubing on a roll? Straighten it with hot water?
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    When I was retired from being a computer network...

    When I was retired from being a computer network engineer, part of my good bye message was,
    "From now on all the bits for my routers are optional and extra cost."

    Almost nobody understood.

    Yes...
  27. Thread: Colonoscopy

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    Yes, I'm 77 and had the pleasure of enduring 5...

    Yes, I'm 77 and had the pleasure of enduring 5 colonoscopies. With the last one, which is the last one that I'll need, came with a report and PICTURES yes pictures! A thrilling aspect. Copies are...
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    Ah yes, four absolutely great countries...

    Ah yes, four absolutely great countries
    (Australia, Canada, England and United States)
    only separated by a common language.
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    We have a neighbor that at best can be described...

    We have a neighbor that at best can be described as a pest. She will weed half the gardens on the street, unasked. She will come by the shop and would you cut this or mill that.

    One day she comes...
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    Oh my! I'm not a Scotch aficionado but that is...

    Oh my! I'm not a Scotch aficionado but that is GOOD scotch.
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    Oh, Horrors! I had a call from Microsoft the...

    Oh, Horrors!

    I had a call from Microsoft the other day. (Yeah, right. SCAM) After listening to the pitch about how I needed to install some "Security" software on my computer, I told the scammer,...
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    SWMBO thought that it was hysterical.

    SWMBO thought that it was hysterical.
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    Just a dumb thought here. Wouldn't it be...

    Just a dumb thought here.

    Wouldn't it be easier to cut the tenon on the 10 angle? When I made some dining chairs, they were designed with a 7 splay angle on each side of the seat. I thought...
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    As said earlier a rasp. Also a "Four in Hand". I...

    As said earlier a rasp. Also a "Four in Hand". I bought a couple here for about $10 each.

    Basically it is a rasp and file on a flat side and a second rasp and file on the convex side. It is...
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    groan

    groan
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    Odd. . . . When I was in 12th year, an...

    Odd. . . .

    When I was in 12th year, an engineer from one of the aerospace companies did a demo at our physics class. One of the things that they showed was Stainless Steel honeycomb. Reportedly...
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    I saw the comment about the termites eating the...

    I saw the comment about the termites eating the wall board or sheet rock.

    What they really eat is the paper backing of the wall board. Here we have foil back wall board and a type with an insect...
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    File this under 'Stupid things that people do in...

    File this under 'Stupid things that people do in their youth'.
    I was in my mid 30s and the company that I worked for (Now Experian) had sent a group of us up to Silicon Valley for training. There...
  39. Thread: Bending Timber

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    I made a set of dining chairs. The back rails...

    I made a set of dining chairs. The back rails needed to be curved. The first chair, an experiment for class, the back rails were cut curved on the band saw from laminated timber. The back rails in...
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    LOL! I remember that one. Mr. Lebinger told it...

    LOL! I remember that one. Mr. Lebinger told it in class, 8th year about 1955 or 1956.
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    Ah yes! Mr. Kirchhoff and his laws rear their...

    Ah yes! Mr. Kirchhoff and his laws rear their ugly heads again. Anyone who has studied electronics has suffered through the chapter on Kirchhoff's Laws.
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    Here we can get depth gauges almost free but they...

    Here we can get depth gauges almost free but they are only good to about inch or 19mm. Typically they are used to measure the tread depth on tyres. If one asks nicely, usually the blokes at the...
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    The rhetorical question: Why do motorcycle...

    The rhetorical question:

    Why do motorcycle riders have bugs in their teeth?

    (Been there, done that and I understand)
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    I needed a piece of flat glass for a sort of...

    I needed a piece of flat glass for a sort of Scary Sharp process.

    I went to a shop that made glass enclosures for showers. I explained what I needed. The owner asked me to give him a few minutes....
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    Two incidents for a cure

    Two incidents to cure back seat driving.
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    It was 1960 and before Interstate I-5 had been built up the western coast of the US.

    We were heading home (Cardiff by the...
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    Oh, Just to be able to see those magnificent...

    Oh, Just to be able to see those magnificent machines . . . . . .
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    Allow me a bit of sarcasm if you don't mind. ...

    Allow me a bit of sarcasm if you don't mind. Here we occasionally run across "articles" in print, on the evening news and on the web purporting how bad solar and wind energy is for the grid. As we...
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    To me it sounds like the supreme being was making...

    To me it sounds like the supreme being was making a statement. ? ? ? ?
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    There is a magic word, "Box". It is not very good...

    There is a magic word, "Box". It is not very good aerodynamically.

    Here, before we went to the square dust bins for automated pick up and emptying, perviously we used metal trash cans, about 30...
  50. Don, I would be more concerned about any of the...

    Don,
    I would be more concerned about any of the finishes reacting with the vinyl sticker.

    I am not a luthier but the logic of sanding down to the level of the vinyl sticker eludes me.

    As for...
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