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  1. Thread: Damper

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    I am not skilled in the kitchen so please be...

    I am not skilled in the kitchen so please be gentle with me.

    The ingredient measurements seem to be in Imperial.
    The temperatures seem to be low for this non chef. Are the temperatures Celsius? ...
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    Ouch!

    Ouch!
  3. Tell her it will save money on the power bill....

    Tell her it will save money on the power bill. :U:)
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    I will revise this only to say that this post has...

    I will revise this only to say that this post has been posted on other woodworking forums it appears that it is only to gain a posting count.

    Sincerely I hope that you are a woodworker trying to...
  5. I am not a refrigeration engineer. The only thing...

    I am not a refrigeration engineer. The only thing about thermal dynamics that I know is from casual conversations.

    I've been told that cold does not move but rather heat moves toward cold. First...
  6. Thread: On Safari

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    After a minor falling out with MIL and not...

    After a minor falling out with MIL and not speaking for well over 30 years I would have hired a Lion to keep her company.
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    When working with wood, there are two general...

    When working with wood, there are two general rules.

    1 ~ Wood will move and there is nothing that you, I nor JC can do about it.
    2 ~ When in doubt, refer to rule number 1.

    There is another...
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    Oh, goodness. To start off with. . . . LA, or...

    Oh, goodness. To start off with. . . .

    LA, or the Los Angeles metro area, is a collection of small cities. Each with their own city council and sometimes own jail, etc. My city Huntington Beach...
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    Sadly, yes. It's just that the ones in my state...

    Sadly, yes. It's just that the ones in my state seem to be the worst.

    Right now they are trying to pass a solution for the "Housing and homeless crisis". The state is attempting to change the...
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    You had me going on that one for 4 traffic lights.

    You had me going on that one for 4 traffic lights.
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    I guess that here in the US, we have two sets of...

    I guess that here in the US, we have two sets of dip sticks.
    One set is in Washington and the other set is in Sacramento.
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    I don't see why Simple Green is bad for the...

    I don't see why Simple Green is bad for the brazing between blade disk and tooth.

    I use Simple Green and an old tooth brush. A little bit of work and 15 minutes of work. Rinse in hot water as you...
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    DUNNO Mates. I use lacquer thinner. It seems...

    DUNNO Mates.

    I use lacquer thinner. It seems to get underneath the graphite/wax and sort of float the pencil off. I've noticed that finishes like Watco and MinWax Antique Oil Finish seem to lift...
  14. Where is the link? I need to order a box each of...

    Where is the link? I need to order a box each of about five of those. Especially for the ones used in tapered holes where the bottom is too wide. :no::roll::U:U
  15. Thread: finish room fans

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    OK, this may seem off the wall but it is worth...

    OK, this may seem off the wall but it is worth consideration.

    Back in the ancient history era, I had a photographic darkroom. I did the developing and printing of B&W pictures.

    Dust specs were...
  16. Thread: Maxine 2019

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    The scariest one is December and so true!

    The scariest one is December and so true!
  17. Thread: Parallel clamps

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    I have the Jet, a.k.a. Torquata. There are some...

    I have the Jet, a.k.a. Torquata. There are some that are green in color sold by Woodcraft that are identical except for the color.
    In a warranty claim with Jet, they sent me 4 new ones. I recycled...
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    Mick, You have a very valid point. It has been...

    Mick,
    You have a very valid point. It has been my experience that the insurance company only offers about half of what it would cost to effect repairs.
    Here in Huntington Beach I know and trust...
  19. Thread: Maxine 2019

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    Maxine 2019

    January-I resolve to be just a bit nicer to people who do exactly what I want
    February-Know what I call a three layer box of chocolates? Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner!
    March-Some people really take...
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    I believe that this is true for 90% of all...

    I believe that this is true for 90% of all bureaucrats. The people at these jobs have a family to feed, clothe and shelter. They only work at the government office for the money. They hate their job...
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    We have been having a series of very severe fire...

    We have been having a series of very severe fire seasons. (Fire season such a stupid term.) Typically the season starts late summer through autumn. This year we lost a town of 26K or so. I think that...
  22. Thread: Just HNY

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    Just HNY

    To all my friends,
    More than Happy New Year but I hope that you have the happiest and greatest collection of decades to come.
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    Funny you should mention it. I was at the...

    Funny you should mention it.

    I was at the Verizon store today getting SWMBO a new and upgraded phone. There, with Mom, was 2 or 3 YO toddler. Absolutely running wild. She would try to go into...
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    I am not a pro. I have seen several Festool demos...

    I am not a pro. I have seen several Festool demos by a Factory Rep.

    Let me put it as simply as possible. If I were a pro and doing major work in a customer's living room a Festool would be just...
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    A bit of advice here. When SWMBO says "Do...

    A bit of advice here. When SWMBO says "Do whatever you want" doesn't necessarily mean Do whatever you want.
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    There is a quote from "Star Man" Red means stop,...

    There is a quote from "Star Man" Red means stop, Green means go, Yellow means go very, very fast.

    In Phoenix, Arizona during 'Snow Bird' season, when the light turns green, take a deep breath,...
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    There is a quote from "Star Man" Red means stop,...

    There is a quote from "Star Man" Red means stop, Green means go, Yellow means go very, very fast.
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    Sorry mates. It is just an F-150. Here in the US,...

    Sorry mates. It is just an F-150. Here in the US, the UTEs as you call them have replaced the sedan for family vehicles. The improvements that have occurred over the last 40-50 years have made the...
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    Yvan, In my family that would be a new pick up...

    Yvan,
    In my family that would be a new pick up truck in the driveway. :)
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    I have been asked, How . . .

    The question has been over the years, "How did you do it?" As in how did you give up smoking?

    The real answer is "I didn't."
    Let me explain. There are two parts to smoking.
    There is the smell...
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    OMG, now that you mention it. . . . . This...

    OMG, now that you mention it. . . . .

    This month is the 53 anniversary of me quitting smoking. The worst part is I can't sit in the smoking section of air planes. Other than that I don't miss it...
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    There are three methods that you might use. 1 -...

    There are three methods that you might use.
    1 - Take an old bearing and remove the inner race. Use some emery cloth and make the race inner diameter large enough so that it slides easily over the...
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    Graeme, I've subscribed to several here in the...

    Graeme,
    I've subscribed to several here in the US.
    I've dropped all but one, 'Woodworkers Journal'. This one seems to try to cater to all interests. I know some of the editorial staff on a personal...
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    Let me hit on the main topic here. You have to...

    Let me hit on the main topic here.

    You have to be sympathetic for the bureaucratic workers. Please understand that they need food for the table, money for the mortgage and car payments. They...
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    I am a weird animal. While I'm 77 today, I grew...

    I am a weird animal. While I'm 77 today, I grew up in post WWII New York city. For the first two years of school, I rode a school bus to and from school. For the third year I had to walk t/f school....
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    Quoting from 'ProTool Review'. "Final Cut Saw...

    Quoting from 'ProTool Review'.
    "Final Cut Saw Blade it reminded us of something we might see on a late night infomercial that could have questionable results. The idea seemed simple enough, but we...
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    Bob, I have to ask the question, Why? The...

    Bob,
    I have to ask the question, Why?

    The reason that I ask is, if a saw blade is to work properly and clear the chafe from the cut, the teeth need something called set. What this means that...
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    Permanently?

    Permanently?
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    I always use combination blades. These usually...

    I always use combination blades. These usually come in 40 or 50 tooth styles for a ten inch blade. They are easily recognized by 4 ATB teeth and a raker (R) or flat top tooth. These blades are in...
  40. Thread: Driveway Lights

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    We have some solar powered lights at the end of...

    We have some solar powered lights at the end of the sidewalk leading to the front door. They are more decorative than functional.
    A few items of note.
    1 ~ They use NiMn hydride batteries. They are...
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    In todays PC world and hoping to offend no one: ...

    In todays PC world and hoping to offend no one:

    May you have the most joyous and happiest summer solstice holiday of your choice.
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    I tend to agree. Just try to insure that the two...

    I tend to agree. Just try to insure that the two pieces are together and mated correctly when welded. If the part is cast iron, it might have to be brazed rather than arc welded.
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    Here we have Harbor Freight and they offer table...

    Here we have Harbor Freight and they offer table saw blades. Normal price is $9.00. Sometimes on sale for $4.95. I have three or four.

    When I am working with reclaimed wood, I'll put one of them...
  44. Barry, Just a thought here. I don't know if...

    Barry,

    Just a thought here. I don't know if they are even legal in OZ but a power point strip might be the answer. Here they are sold with surge suppressors built in. Is something like that...
  45. Thread: Help Needed.

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    Superb on the car! And I never thought of the...

    Superb on the car! And I never thought of the pseudo identity.
  46. Thread: Help Needed.

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    Honestly, I would first trade your vehicle for an...

    Honestly, I would first trade your vehicle for an old clunker and sock away the profit in an off shore account.

    Then take out the maximum home equity loan possible and sock that cash away also off...
  47. It just shows how little a MS man knows about...

    It just shows how little a MS man knows about Apple.

    LOL
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    During the early 1970s I was offered a job in...

    During the early 1970s I was offered a job in Chicago. I spent a lot of time looking at a variety of options and finally decided that if I took the job I would have to commute from Wisconsin. I took...
  49. Does it happen when you are on battery only?

    Does it happen when you are on battery only?
  50. Thread: Burglar

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    Pictures? Not really, just double clicked.

    Pictures?

    Not really, just double clicked.
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