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  1. 8 points
    HandyDan

    Black and White TV

    ... I think you'll enjoy this. Whoever wrote it could have been my next door neighbor because it totally described my childhood to a 'T.' Hope you enjoy it. Black and White Black and White (Under age 45? You won't understand.) You could hardly see for all the snow, Spread the rabbit ears as far as they go. 'Good Night, David. Good Night, Chet.' My Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same cutting board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get food poisoning. My Mom used to defrost hamburger on the counter and I used to eat it raw sometimes, too. Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax paper in a brown paper bag, not in ice pack coolers, but I can't remember getting e.coli. Almost all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake instead of a pristine pool (talk about boring), no beach closures then. The term cell phone would have conjured up a phone in a jail cell, and a pager was the school PA system. We all took gym, not PE... and risked permanent injury with a pair of high top Ked's (only worn in gym) instead of having cross-training athletic shoes with air cushion soles and built in light reflectors. I can't recall any injuries but they must have happened because they tell us how much safer we are now. Flunking gym was not an option... Even for stupid kids! I guess PE must be much harder than gym. Speaking of school, we all said prayers and sang the national anthem, and staying in detention after school caught all sorts of negative attention. We must have had horribly damaged psyches. What an archaic health system we had then. Remember school nurses? Ours wore a hat and everything. I thought that I was supposed to accomplish something before I was allowed to be proud of myself. I just can't recall how bored we were without computers, Play Station, Nintendo, X-box or 270 digital TV cable stations. Oh yeah... And where was the Benadryl and sterilization kit when I got that bee sting? I could have been killed! We played 'king of the hill' on piles of gravel left on vacant construction sites, and when we got hurt, Mom pulled out the 48-cent bottle of mercurochrome (kids liked it better because it didn't sting like iodine did) and then we got our butt spanked. Now it's a trip to the emergency room, followed by a 10-day dose of a $99 bottle of antibiotics, and then Mom calls the attorney to sue the contractor for leaving a horribly vicious pile of gravel where it was such a threat. We didn't act up at the neighbor's house either; because if we did we got our butt spanked there and then we got our butt spanked again when we got home. I recall Donny Light from next door coming over and doing his tricks on the front stoop, just before he fell off. Little did his Mom know that she could have owned our house. Instead, she picked him up and swatted him for being such a goof. It was a neighborhood run amuck. To top it off, not a single person I knew had ever been told that they were from a dysfunctional family. How could we possibly have known that? We needed to get into group therapy and anger management classes. We were obviously so duped by so many societal ills, that we didn't even notice that the entire country wasn't taking Prozac! How did we ever survive? LOVE TO ALL OF US WHO SHARED THIS ERA; AND TO ALL WHO DIDN'T, SORRY FOR WHAT YOU MISSED. I WOULDN'T TRADE IT FOR ANYTHING!
  2. 7 points
    John Morris

    Heroes

    Amen brother!!! I gotta get our kids one of these.
  3. 6 points
    lew

    Potholing!

    Here in the northeast, we don't have to hire a crew to make potholes. Mother Nature does it all by herself
  4. 5 points
    HandyDan

    Potholing!

  5. 5 points
    Just been to the gym. They've got a new machine in. Only used it for half an hour, as I started to feel sick. It's great though. It does everything – KitKats, Mars Bars, Snickers, Potato Crisps, the lot.."
  6. 5 points
    Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Finally!

    The sheet rock was just delivered...so at this point the contractor has some skin in the game. I'm really feeling giddy about this, kind of immature I guess. Oh well, I'm old...I get to feel anyway I want!
  7. 4 points
    HandyDan

    Food/grub.eats/feed...

  8. 4 points
    HandyDan

    Old Age

  9. 4 points
  10. 4 points
    Gene Howe

    Bessey I-beam clamp question

    I've read that a one molecule thick layer of glue is all that's necessary. But my spreader is only adjustable down too 3 molecules. So, I get some squeeze out.
  11. 4 points
    Stick486

    Fishing Fun

  12. 4 points
    Stick486

    Old Age

  13. 4 points
    John Morris

    Potholing!

    Where the heck did you get that! You're twisted Kelly.
  14. 4 points
    DerBengel

    Bessey I-beam clamp question

    Yeah, they are cool...LOL But I can certainly live with the pipe clamps! And yeah, I was also thinking about the glue being pushed out at a certain point! LOL By the way...why is everyone saying 7,000 lbs.? I thought he said 700#?? I all ready deleted the E-mail or I woul...oh heck! I will go find the silly video...you got me curious now! DOH! It's on the first page! hahaha Oh dang! I was in denial-he DID say 7K!!! WOW!!! NO WONDER he was able to force that mortise and tenon together! hahaha And OH FRICK!!! They are expensive!!! Nevermindddd....ohhh a 2-pack...a little better. OH!!! I just thought of a reason we might need 7K# of pressure!!! Some of us, I know I do, know some people with very thick skulls!!! Maybe we could finally get through to them!
  15. 4 points
    lew

    Potholing!

    Pennsylvania has a well deserved road reputation-
  16. 4 points
    Dadio

    Finally!

    I think when the crew shows up you will feel better,did he say which week was next? Hope it is next week and they send a good crew. Herb
  17. 3 points
    John Morris

    Potholing!

    Got a lull at my day job and thought I'd just take a shot of some potholers and post out here My survey crew is on standby to locate underground utilities for the preliminary design stage of a road project. These guys suck the dirt up with that high powered vac, they'll locate the underground pipes, conduit, etc, my crew will shoot the actual location of those utilities for horizontal coordinates, and elevations, then we turn our data into the engineers. This way we'll know during construction if we have to relocate the utilities or just be aware they are there. Highs in the 107 degree range today, and it's humid! We are already drenched. Cheers from the field!
  18. 3 points
    I need to get off me arse and work on one, we need to step up and make it happen, again, I love doing these, and working with our veterans, retailers, and members alike to make a veteran's dream shop become reality, I am getting energized, ya'll with me!!!!!!! Mark Wilson Timothy Fallon CHAAARRRRRGE!!!!!!!!
  19. 3 points
    Gene Howe

    Bessey I-beam clamp question

    It'd be easier to send the spreader back for re calibration.
  20. 3 points
    John Morris

    Birthday Greetings to...

    He's definitely a busy guy Dan. Being one of the big movers and shakers within Woodcraft and all. We do appreciate all the financial support they give us, and moral support!!!!
  21. 3 points
    HandyDan

    More Than One Way to Trim a Tree

    A true SAWS-ALL
  22. 3 points
    HARO50

    Black and White TV

    So it WAS just me, then! Wore out the T-shirt. Still have the scars! John
  23. 3 points
    Steve Krumanaker

    Midi lathes

    If anyone happens to be in the market for a midi or mini lathe, Ernie Conover has done a nice review in the Woodworkers Journal. Midi lathe review Steve
  24. 3 points
    HARO50

    Bessey I-beam clamp question

    Spread the glue to 3 molecules, then go over it with the shopvac. It will take off the top 2 molecules, leaving the exact amount needed! John I just KNOW someone is going to try this!
  25. 3 points
    Allen Worsham

    Black and White TV

    Been there, done that. Got the T-Shirt and the scars.
  26. 3 points
    Stick486

    Food/grub.eats/feed...

  27. 3 points
    Stick486

    How to Start a Fight

  28. 3 points
    Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Finally!

    He said the hanger would be here (maybe) Sunday, and they would try to get the job done next week. On a bittersweet note, I'm kinda glad the rock is already here; I'd bet there will be a serious shortage of it within a couple of months.
  29. 3 points
    Dadio

    Finishing in the kitchen?

    Could you order Maple,Oak, or hickory flavored Roman meal? Herb
  30. 3 points
    Grandpadave52

    Potholing!

    Well John, there's lots of stuff from Bob & Tom that probably shouldn't be heard period IMO and certainly not posted on this site, but this is one of their classics... Bob & Tom in the Mornings, Q-95 (WFBQ) ; broadcast from Indianapolis, IN; also on i-Heart radio...
  31. 3 points
    Chips N Dust

    Potholing!

    Sort of like this song:
  32. 3 points
    Cliff

    Very First Live edged bowl

    Started it this AM the wood is elm, damp but mostly dry so I'm going for finished dimensions.
  33. 3 points
    Smallpatch

    Transfer Switch

    Wow we must have better electricity than all you guys. I don't know of any one around me that has a back up to their house... Maybe cause it never goes off.... They told me they can make more money if they leave it on all the time so the meters will keep registering money for their pockets.. John M, now thats not a selling point for this part of Texas. Remember this is a fly over state.
  34. 3 points
    I'm with you John, but please... a blind veteran turning bowls?!? I feel so #%*# inadequate right now... Cal
  35. 2 points
    kmealy

    watch those rags

    A warning to don't just wad up your rags and toss them on the floor. Word has it that Watco took their Danish Oil off the market years ago because they got sued when a home burned down. http://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodworking-blogs/flexner-on-finishing-woodworking-blogs/spontaneous-combustion-oil-finishes-drape-rags-edge-trash-can-avoid-fire
  36. 2 points
    Stick486

    How to Start a Fight

    FLAME ON!!!!!!
  37. 2 points
    Roly

    Electrical box extensions

    Those little break off ears on the ends of switches and receptacles are plaster ears, they hold the device flush and tight with the surface. so the cover plate is tight. For 1/8" they will work just fine as long as the drywall is cut close. Roly
  38. 2 points
    HandyDan

    How to Start a Fight

  39. 2 points
  40. 2 points
    Grandpadave52

    Finally!

    Unfortunately I have to agree Fred and not just on the drywall, but all building materials...in fact, I bet the shortage extends for a couple of years or more. I'm not sure those in Texas and Louisiana will know the total extent of damage and loss in two months. On a brighter note, very happy the rock is there...Did any screws, tape or mud show up at the same time? Now that's when I'd get giddy...Anyways, hoping for the best here and looking forward to seeing some pics along the way.
  41. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    Finishing in the kitchen?

    Geeze, I guess coconuts and bananas are still safe....maybe.
  42. 2 points
    DerBengel

    Bessey I-beam clamp question

    I tell you, every time we turn around, we learn we learned wrong and need to unlearn and relearn...no matter what the topic is! LOL
  43. 2 points
    Some good stuff this week from The Patriot turners! @Cliff Is finishing up a live edge bowl. It looks really nice. Stop on over at Cliff's post and check out some more images- @John Morris posted a question about turning a burl. Specifically, should it be turned green or dry. He received several answers to his question. Check out his post and add your experiences to give John a hand. @Steve Krumanaker alerted us to the passing of Bihn Pho, turner/artist extraordinaire. I had not known of his work but after checking out the link in Steve's thread I realize the world has lost a truly gifted artist. Just as extraordinary, are the obstacles Mr. Pho had to overcome. Please take a few minutes to learn about Mr. Pho- A couple of weeks ago I mentioned the new Easy Wood Micro Turning Tools. Here are two videos (Part 1 & 2) of these tools in use, turning a small bowl. The second part of the series illustrates decorating the bowl with wood burning tools- The Woodworkers Journal "eZine" this week had a link to an Ernie Conover turning video. In this video, Mr. Conover demonstrates you don't need a scroll chuck in order to turn a bowl. I'm not sure I'd trust the reverse chucking jam chuck as far as he did. I could see my bowl going air born! Safe Turning
  44. 2 points
    Grandpadave52

    Scroll Saw Table Refinishing

    Fred, I've been doing a little thinking about this and following the responses. From your picture, it appears the table is a cast (or gray) iron table? Assuming that is the case, as you noted, powder coating would be one option and probably would hold up pretty decent... Another idea might be to use an epoxy based paint specifically for cast iron; like used to refinish tubs & sinks. There are DIY kits for those applications that could be used for your purpose perhaps. To be clear, I'm not speaking from personal experience...never used one, but I have seen it done commercially on tubs with great results. IDK, maybe it would be too slick...anyway something to consider. The link below is one example but again, I've had no experience with this product. http://www.klasskote.com/epoxy_bathtub_paint
  45. 2 points
    John Morris

    Potholing!

    Don't ya love it!!!!!
  46. 2 points
    Chips N Dust

    Finally!

    If I were you, I would be dancing a jig.
  47. 2 points
  48. 2 points
  49. 2 points
    Stick486

    Bessey I-beam clamp question

    go w/ pipe clamps..
  50. 2 points
    Grandpadave52

    Texas reacts

    Reading this reminded me of a comparative example of how much rain had fallen as of yesterday; The total rainfall at that time was enough to fill all of the NFL stadiums and all of the Division 1 college stadiums 100x ...mind boggling. Another example was the total rainfall could fill 1 million Olympic size swimming pools. It is possible before the end of the week this could be a once in one million years flood...right now it's at once in 800 years flood. Put in these type of quantifiers gives some small understanding of how devastating this really has become. There has been no weather event on this continent to compare.
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