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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

    For the Dog Lovers

  4. 3 points
    Gene Howe

    The Coffee Pot v2

    Better than being in the hole.
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 3 points
    Cliff

    If you like squirrels......

    squirrel the chicken of the trees
  8. 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.
  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.
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  14. 2 points
    HandyDan

    How to Start a Fight

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  16. 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.
  17. 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!
  18. 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...
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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!
  23. 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.
  24. 2 points
    HARO50

    If you like squirrels......

    Tree rats! John
  25. 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).
  26. 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
  27. 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?
  28. 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.
  29. 1 point
    schnewj

    Suddenly went incognito

    Whew! So, I'm not imagining a change!
  30. 1 point
    Fred W. Hargis Jr

    Can you stain glue?

    I love Norm, but he did introduce (IMHO) a lot of folks to some not-so-good practices. His glue ups were atrocious.
  31. 1 point
    schnewj

    Suddenly went incognito

    I have, John! I've set it back to the Blueberry, but for some reason I remember the font being easier to see in this color combination. I was just wondering if the subdued gray text was always there or if the font was black and then change! Truthfully, I don't pay much attention to it. I picked what worked for me and don't even see the combinations anymore. However, when I lost the custom setting and went to set it back to what I had I noticed the problem with the gray font. In the second example the gray font is totally overpowered by the Leaf (green) background. I can see that there is gray font but I can't read it. I don't have any color recognition problems (that I'm aware of). So, if I can't see it then I wonder about some of the others on here.
  32. 1 point
    Gene Howe

    Tabs on the Weather...

    Another gorgeously boring weather day on the mesa. Plenty of sunshine. Headed to low 70s for the next few days.
  33. 1 point
    Gene Howe

    Shopsmith, and other brands

    There are guys that find good deals on used Shopsmiths and buy them just for the lathe and/or drill press/horizontal boring functions. Sure, the price of an older 10 ER or MK V may get you a DP or lathe but, not both. I've never bothered to add up all the $ I've not spent on single purpose tools (and floor space) that the Shopsmith has made redundant but, I'm sure it's a bunch. Using one takes patience, there is a learning curve, but once you begin to understand how all it's idiosyncrasies work together, it's one fun machine. Sorta like a woman.
  34. 1 point
    John Morris

    Compound problem

    Topic moved from Turners Forum to General Woodworking Forum. I also updated your tags for you Jess.
  35. 1 point
    Grandpadave52

    Tabs on the Weather...

    Some huge alien looking orange-red, heat generating orb hanging precariously from the Eastern sky this AM... It does seem to be melting the heavy frost we had this AM from extreme lack of outside heat... I'll keep ya'll posted...
  36. 1 point
    Other than the power being out for a while, it was better than expected. I have a herd of dead ash trees which i need to have taken down but haven't contacted the guy who took the last one for me.
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  38. 1 point
    Had to call someone to see about getting a tree taken down. The last storm didn't take it down, but it left it an a scarey situation. Not getting much done right now. Old age problems have my left wrist quite painful so that I can't use it. Since I'm left handed, this makes me pretty useless. Seeing my orthopedist on Friday.
  39. 1 point
    Here ya go, Stick! Thought I'd beat ya to it! John
  40. 1 point
    Assumptions can be dangerous! On the first day of school, the children brought gifts for their teacher. The supermarket manager's daughter brought the teacher a basket of assorted fruit. The florist's son brought the teacher a bouquet of flowers. The candy-store owner's daughter gave the teacher a pretty box of candy. Then the liquor-store owner's son brought up a big, heavy box. The teacher lifted it up and noticed that it was leaking a little bit… She touched a drop of the liquid with her finger and tasted it. "Is it wine?" she guessed. "No," the boy replied. She tasted another drop and asked, "Champagne ?" "No," said the little boy........... "It's a puppy!"....
  41. 1 point
    It was the tightening of the all thread or cord that would cause the stress on that tenon joint, wouldn't it? I guess that when the blade is installed, that would limit the movement somewhat.
  42. 1 point
    Only 83.333333333333333333333 to go. C'mon guys. Jump in. The more the merrier.
  43. 1 point
    Grandpadave52

    The Coffee Pot v2

    Good scores Gene. The parallel plates should come in handy for table saw, router table set-ups and who knows where else. On trip back from HS dropping the girls off for swim practice this AM I sent stuff flying inside the truck cab. I had to lock the brakes for a LARGE 8 pt buck who leaped out of the woods and stood at the edge of the road...then I saw the doe on the opposite side just out of the ditch. The woods comes nearly to the road edge with a woven wire fence...I guess what caught my lights was him clearing the fence. He froze long enough to get a good count on the rack...pretty good spread on the rack too. Rut season turns them crazy...Second buck I've locked 'em up for in less than 10 days on that road. I've got to get a set of deer whistles put back on this truck.
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  45. 1 point
    schnewj

    Turkey call

    Smart! I swear some of them went to college, either that or they have ESP.
  46. 1 point
    Ron Altier

    Boys

  47. 1 point
    Thank you for taking the time, every year, to do this, John. There is no better place, in my mind, then to do my part at Christmas, then for something like this.
  48. 1 point
    Pat Meeuwissen

    corner cabinet layout

    Here is the final product b4 the Mrs. adds the chalk paint. I will post the final after it's painted and hung a little down the road.
  49. 1 point
    Pat Meeuwissen

    corner cabinet layout

    Guys, I have put in another day (1/2) and here is where I'm at. The Mrs. said she will be painting this with chalk paint so used some primed crown I had on hand.
  50. 1 point
    Whaaaaaat! You mean your not supposed to be busier when you retire...I'm doing something wrong! I traded one full time job for another one that doesn't even pay.
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