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  1. 4 points
    Was talking to a neighbor this week whose wife is a large animal vet. He said that when his oldest son was in first grade, they got a concerned letter from the teacher that the son had threatened to cut a classmate's head off. Of course, the teacher was concerned. As it turned out, dinner conversation one day talked about how the vet mom had had to do some work that day. If a person is bit by a wild animal, she had to decapitate the head of the animal and send into the state for evaluation for rabies. She'd done three of them one recent day. When the son was questioned, he said the classmate had threatened to bite him. The son told him that if they did that, they'd have to cut off his head. When they called the teacher to explain the context, she was relieved. And probably a big LOL. ----------------- A woman had just moved into a new apartment and was doing some cleaning. As she liked to do, she cleaned in the nude. The doorbell rang and she asked, "Who is it?" "Blind man." came the response from the outside. She thought, well, he's blind, can't tell I'm naked, and I don't want to rush to get dressed. So she opened the door. He walked in and said, "Well, I got two Roman shades and five cellular shades, where do you want them? By the way, nice bod."
  2. 3 points
    Smallpatch

    More inspirations

    Some years ago I started treating my scrap pieces from the scroll saw with respect. I guess meaning I try to make the scrap pieces as if I am also using them in other situations.. Sometimes I hit upon a project cause I leave these pieces laying around to give my brain some help.? That might be how WALT got his start.. No , not by using the scroll saw dummy!!!
  3. 3 points
    HandyDan

    Old Age

  4. 3 points
    HandyDan

    For the Dog Lovers

  5. 3 points
    Gene Howe

    The Coffee Pot v2

    Better than being in the hole.
  6. 3 points
    Grandpadave52

    The Coffee Pot v2

    Well just got back from picking the girls up from evening swim practice...same road but different location and woods...different buck too...little guy...probably a yearling...4 pointer and pretty narrow rack...I came to a complete stop, then had to "herd" him a bit with the truck to get him to decide which side of the road to cross which fence...he finally went back across from where he came, walked down the road a bit 'til he found a spot he felt he could clear...if somebody takes him this fall, pretty desperate to get a buck...I doubt he would field dress 50-60 lbs. Technically, I guess I'm up $Two bucks for the day
  7. 3 points
    John Morris

    A Day on the Job (Nov. 2, 2017)

    Same job, another day, different girlfriend. Finding these ladies all over the place! My partner has a good eye for these guys, she can spot them 50 feet away. I wouldn't know if this lady was crawling up my pants! I guess if you are deathly afraid of spiders like my crew member is, you can spot em far.
  8. 3 points
    Cliff

    If you like squirrels......

    squirrel the chicken of the trees
  9. 2 points
    Smallpatch

    Compound problem

    Never tried to put this many together before. I'm having to use maw's kitchen for this chore.
  10. 2 points
    There ya go, folks. A twofer. Save Michael's hair AND give the Merlo family a great Christmas.
  11. 2 points
    Come on guys don't make it too easy for me to win that $500 gift certificate because It will be very hard to decide what I want to get and it will mean a lot of hair pulling and I don't have any to spare. Let's all make sure we show the Merlo family how much we value the great sacrifice that was made for us. Put some smiles on Charlie's and Camilla's faces and leave them with memories of a great Christmas. And don't forget, I'd like to keep what little hair I have.
  12. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    Old Age

    Probably won't be long.
  13. 2 points
  14. 2 points
    HandyDan

    Food/grub.eats/feed...

  15. 2 points
    HandyDan

    How to Start a Fight

  16. 2 points
  17. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    A Day on the Job (Nov. 2, 2017)

    Maybe not a ban proposition but, if Sacramento can figure out how to collect it, a "hairy leg tax" might be in the offing. Don't scoff, it is California.
  18. 2 points
    schnewj

    Turkey call

    We never had pheasants in our area. I never even heard stories of them being in the southern part of the state. Plenty of turkey and grouse, but no pheasants or quail. Farming was not a big activity in my area. It was oil and timber. Corn fields were not huge or very common, and grain wasn't grown. So, the habitat may not have been there for these birds. Hmmm, so you were the ones stealing all of our turkeys! LOL!
  19. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    The Coffee Pot v2

    That big golden orb hasn't made an appearance here, yet. But, experience says it will. Nothing in it's way, today. It's gonna be another wonderful day on the mesa. Get to leave the shop doors open. Maybe I'll just reverse the hose on the shop vac...
  20. 2 points
    Grandpadave52

    The Coffee Pot v2

    Same road runs right through my property...I hate it when I forget I've hidden stuff from myself...probably was a good reason but I don't remember why now.
  21. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    The Coffee Pot v2

    After the clean up....yeah, still sweeping, vacuuming, dusting...the plan is to begin re arranging stuff so the engraver will have a home. Rearranging tools is where I might meet my quota. Of course, any screw ups won't become evident til I can't find something I moved. I've been down that road before. No number problem but, recall is a bi%©h.
  22. 2 points
    Grandpadave52

    A Day on the Job (Nov. 2, 2017)

    I thought California had some "Prop #" against those things? I still think it's some sorta' alien invasion
  23. 2 points
    Grandpadave52

    The Coffee Pot v2

    You can say that again! Here's wishing you one better day...oh sorry, had a number in it!
  24. 2 points
    Gene Howe

    A Day on the Job (Nov. 2, 2017)

    She's a beaut. Love those hairy legs...and, Lord a mercy, she's got 8 of 'em.
  25. 2 points
    HARO50

    If you like squirrels......

    Tree rats! John
  26. 2 points
    So True. Back many, many years ago, my parents were taking care of the household for a neighbor who had cancer. She had probably a half dozen cats in the house and my mom and dad would be there a couple of times a day to feed, water, clean up, etc. One day my dad had one of my sister's sons over and took him to the house. Next day the kid was in school recounting how he had been to the "cat house". The teacher had a fit and my sister had to get them all straightened out. Eventually that poor lady passed and left the house to my parents with the proviso they took care of the cats (which they did).
  27. 2 points
    HARO50

    Old Age

  28. 2 points
    kmealy

    Shopsmith, and other brands

    Not dissing SS, "Some of my best friends and good craftsmen are SS only users." I visited George Reid in Dayton while he was still alive. He was probably the best craftsman I've ever met, and I've met a bunch. He worked in a dingy basement shared with a washer and dryer, and his "finish room" was a dark corner underneath the steps. All of his equipment was early 1940s old iron and he did not have that much of it. Had a very nice collection of sharp carving tools that he'd purchased from an estate. I heard him say once he did not own a router, "but could see how it might come in handy." I also had a soft spot in my heart for him because he looked enough like my dear grandfather that he could have been one of his ten siblings. https://books.google.com/books?id=1HPnwXyp4OUC&pg=PA31&lpg=PA31&dq=george+reid+cabinetmaker+dayton&source=bl&ots=clhdOxoXF1&sig=b-u_hUPtm2oD2aIZyCFLuAR4_bk&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjAo4jFrq3XAhXHQyYKHRD5AZcQ6AEILjAB#v=onepage&q=george reid cabinetmaker dayton&f=false
  29. 2 points
    There are some times when it helps to finish (including stain) before assembling your piece. Just be sure to mask off any areas that are going to be glued because glue won't stick to finish. Tight spots If your piece has lots of tight spots such as spindles that are close together, staining and finishing before assembly will be easier than trying to get your rag and/or brush into those areas. (And I've found it's way faster to spray things like chairs than to rag or brush). Shrinkage When you are doing panels such as raised panels, rabbetted panels, shiplap, car siding, or tongue and groove where the pieces are going to shrink in the dry parts of the year, getting your finish in there before assembly will help avoid those "tan lines." (I've seen plenty of Asian furniture that had this problem.) Concave areas When you have a lot of concave areas (often with 3 corners) that's hard to get a brush or rag in, leaving one part off until finished makes it much easier. This avoids a build-up in those hard to get to areas. Likewise if you're spraying an enclosed area like a bookcase or cabinet, you can avoid a lot of finish "blow back" if you just leave the back off until the finishing is done. So don't always be in a rush to assemble and think about the finish. As a Navy buddy of mine used to say, P^7 (Proper Prior Planning Prevents Piss-Poor Performance). Convenience If you have an awkward piece such as a dining table with legs that remove via hanger bolts simply removing the legs and working on them separately will make the whole process a lot easier. When I do this, I put the top on turntable so I can get all around it and I have a box that I screw the legs onto for staining and finish. Just be sure if you're working on the legs upside down to turn them over to make sure you're getting stain and finishes in the turned areas that will eventually be top side (and vice versa). Likewise, things like attached drawer fronts are easier to finish prior to attaching to the drawer box that won't get stain/finish on it (or will get a separate finish -- shellac is a good finish for inside enclosed areas because it won't smell like oil for ages.) If you are doing two-tone finishes, again separating the pieces avoids slopping the wrong color stain or paint on an adjacent piece. An example of this might be a chair with different legs and spindles than seat, or table with different color legs than top, or doors/drawers than face frame.
  30. 2 points
    Grandpadave52

    Turkey call

    Wonder where they go? Must have a winter retreat somewhere... I suspect he turned out to be the guest of honor seated at the head of the table too?
  31. 2 points
    schnewj

    Turkey call

    I swear, that, they all used to get on a bus and go on vacation for the first week of the season. I would watch a flock all summer, have their movements and schedule down pat, get them used to the blind, and me coming and going. First day of the season shows up and they are NOWHERE to be found. I finally gave up and just watched out the window at the yard. When a big Tom showed up he ended up being invited to dinner.
  32. 1 point
    Stick486

    The Coffee Pot v2

    are you saying the talk is coming out both ends...
  33. 1 point
    steven newman

    A project in Poplar

    Ok...and look what all that "clean living" has done to me.... First coat the The Infamous Witch's Brew is now applied to the box This may or may not get a second coat, before a gloss poly is added...we'll see... At least the dovetails show off....
  34. 1 point
    kmealy

    Shopsmith, and other brands

    Speaking of demise, when I first moved here in 1979, there were few options for lumber and hardware stores. One local home center that my wife refused to ever go back to because they treated her with a condescending attitude. Another (Swallen's (Fred)) that was more like a homey building center, but did have some stuff, eventually closed after old man Swallen died. Then a string of failed hardware stores, Western Home Center, Central Hardware, Furrows, HQ (which I think was a subsidiary of KMart, enough said), Builder's Square, Contractor's Warehouse, 84 Lumber and so on. I was really glad when Lowe's first came in (the original store was just a small building center) and Home Depot came in town. A few years ago, Menards made their mark, too. There a still a few Ace and Do-It-Best hardware stores, but don't carry much other than dimensional lumber and portable power tools (drills, routers, etc.) Sears, well, we've already bashed them. We do have EB Mueller, where I got all my big iron and they're still in business and do both retail and commercial. There was also one hardware store near downtown that carried Delta back in the day. I didn't find out about them until after I'd purchased most of my shop. They're gone, now, too. We did have one local hardwood supplier, but shortly after I started buying there, they closed, some said because of EPA regs on their kiln, I don't know. Paxton was first a commercial supplier, then opened a retail store (that Steve Mickley ran for a few years) and decided they didn't want retail, then after five years or so decided they really could. Steve Mickley and his partner started a lumber store and Rockler hardware, but he either ran out of money or just decided to retire and move to the mountains, so that's closed. Rockler has been in town for some time and has decent hardware. Woodcraft was first a company store, then a franchise, then franchise sold to another franchisee, then back to a company store. They've been in 3 locations (though two of those are in the same strip mall), right around the corner from Rockler. Both do carry some stationary power tools, though Woodcraft seems more interested in turners. I've heard turners spend a lot of money on gadgets and tools.
  35. 1 point
    I don't have spares on my trailers, but they are only used for local trips. If one ever made a long journey I'd buy a spare for it. But what the heck, I saw a news story last week that said 28% of new cars have no spare either. For the record, I do check air pressure from time to time.
  36. 1 point
    Finally got some power back here. Saturday wasn't bad; spent 1/2 day at the Restore. Sunday was a blur and yesterday was getting fallen tree of part of drive (have to finish that job today) and getting generator going (have to put that away today) and make a special trip into the office to check computer there (suspect power outage took it down).
  37. 1 point
    Smallpatch

    Air power in my shop is required

    Never thought about the sound being too much. I bought an oil less compressor to keep in the motor home in 2000 and it will drown out a freight train. So it never comes out of the basement storage in the camper. I don't think I ever run the air tools wide open. A used compressor with the motor and pump separate with a belt in between with about a 20 gallon tank is always the best bargain. Even with a hole in the tank for those can be welded up... Also if a person has a tank compressor he needs to have a water trap in the line as close to the tools being used as possible. All the nail guns and grinders will last longer with one in line.
  38. 1 point
    We're 16.6666666666666666666666666666% of the way there at $246.00.
  39. 1 point
    schnewj

    Turkey call

    Actually, one year I found out that the WLF were trapping and relocating the flocks. Apparently, the Citidiots had decimated the population in the Poconos, so they were trapping them out of my area and sending them East. I had watched one group all spring and summer, only to find out they got the whole flock the week before the season started. Needless to say, when the locals found out what was going on WLF found that their equipment and traps were mysteriously going missing or were destroyed. They finally got the message and stopped taking them and moved on, to, ah, more friendly pastures. In one case, they inadvertently, strayed onto the Seneca Reservation, the Res. police confiscated everything. The state raise a stink, but they didn't have a leg to stand on.
  40. 1 point
    schnewj

    Stick is Offline

    Riiiiiigt!!!
  41. 1 point
    HandyDan

    Closing In

    Strange Sells Better
  42. 1 point
    continue practicing my retirement...
  43. 1 point
    Dan, thank you sir, yes all the funds will be used for the family's Christmas, just as prior years projects were. You are absolutely right! Thank you so much for your participation!
  44. 1 point
    Saw your purchase, Bill, thank you so much for your generous support of our family this year!!!!!!
  45. 1 point
    Grandpadave52

    Closing In

    Well, you propose a very strong argument I have to admit.
  46. 1 point
    Grandpadave52

    Closing In

    Gotta get me one of those hats...with it and the DISH satellite I might be able to get Alien TV
  47. 1 point
  48. 1 point
    steven newman

    A project in Poplar

    Glue has dried on the lid, lid has been "fitted" You can just saw a saw cut.....open the lid? How about a view from the side? May add some Walnut trim pieces.....box IS rather plain looking.....leave it sit too long.. Something always gets in the way... One other "PIP" to show off. Was taken about this time of year..... Back in 1954, that is. Dad, his pipe, and me.....about 17 months old....
  49. 1 point
    HARO50

    Old Age

  50. 1 point
    Got a project going today with the Woodworking club. Building bookcases and bathroom shelves for a childrens home. This will be in my shop. Two club members have cut the parts and now we will do the dados and glue and brad to put them together.
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