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  1. 8 points
    Got my stuff back from the painter, rustic hickory with a clear coat, looks fantastic, no dust nibs in anything, putting it all back together, most of it is put back together, granite top for the bar is ordered. new door,Jambs and trim for the basement bathroom tv stand I made to fit the curved wall, with some of grandpa's fishing reels, all the cables for the tv will be hidden at some point in time the bar tender side of the barthe drinkers side of the bar, with out the on order bar topthe best wife in the world helping to clean up the construction dustand the cabinet over the utility sink,
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    From the album Religious scroll projects

    The Dickman family was very happy to pose with a part of the memorial as they lost a loved one doing his job. It to me was one point during my horrid day that someone got a bit of closure. I will be traveling to Indiana in May to work with Steve Gore and also do a meet and greet at the Indianapolis 500. @Ron Dudelston.... I'm heading out may 25th I think.
  4. 3 points

    Rigid Cordless Tools Ii

    you realize that if this keeps up Herb is gonna lose his Herber status and his other home is gonna feel dejected/rejected...
  5. 3 points
    Paid the Mechanic....I also found where a leaker MIGHT be....transmission cooling lines. Might just try to find a radiator for the van....new ones are almost $200 Went back to that yard sale...got one of the Brown tool chests at $5 less than asking price. Had to have Grandson pick and carry it to the van. Taxes were done last month. Not a whole lot got done today.....other than getting paid. Grandson came here, to take his Driver's Exam ( PASSED!!) Van had another "issue" Hi-mount Brake light was burned out...had to buy a new bulb, Used a ratcheting screwdriver from that $5 box lot, as it had the Torx bit I needed to change the bulb... Brown Box? Front panel is stowed. Lid closes a little better.. once this mess was removed. T end of a pipe? May trim this down a bit, and ditch the fitting.
  6. 3 points

    If I Could Have Only Found More

    The Restores are all local to their area (usually county) and each Habitat and Restore is independent of all the others. I have (sadly) bought less stuff since i've been volunteering at ours than I used to find and buy before (and yes, i still have a path through the garage; erm, barely ) Some of the stores (like ours) are all volunteer and we're only open to the public on Saturday (8-4) while others in the nearby counties are open multiple days of the week and have some paid personnel. Most of our new stuff is priced around 50% or less of retail and used things are SWAGed out; especially if the person "stocking" doesn't really know what it is or what it's worth. Like every other store, there are things that we take; and things we generally don't take. I'm not in charge of anything: just as SWMBO.
  7. 3 points

    Tired Of Facebook?

    I have Facebook. If you don't want to let everyone know what your doing. DON'T POST IT. I don't post where I'm going until after the fact. And then most times I still don't post it. Some people post everything. Where they are going. Where they are eating. What they are doing tomorrow. And the list goes on. There should be some common sense on what you should post and what you shouldn't post. Don't post your whole life on Facebook if you don't want the whole world to know what you are doing.
  8. 3 points
    More tax stuff today and then corrections and more tax stuff over the weekend and then send all my remaining money to the government so they can fritter it away (and yes, i was going to use something else for fritter...). Man, oh man, with all those great changes they put in I should be rolling in it next year (kinda like the dog rolls in stuff).
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  12. 2 points

    Status of Excalibur Scroll Saw

    Was on the Home Depot website tonight, and they have the Excalibur EX-21 back on sale for $799. That includes the stand and foot switch. It isn’t in the stores, but will be shipped to your house , or store of your choosing ( They can’t ship to some states). Having a great time in vacation in Maine, with the family.
  13. 2 points

    Old Cordless Tools

    O ordered two replacement batteries for my Rigids through Ebay for about $65.00 and have a 3 yr warranty. After a yr. so far so good.
  14. 2 points

    Tired Of Facebook?

    dump google and replace it w/ DuckDuckGo...
  15. 2 points

    Tired Of Facebook?

    minds.com and WEME are sites that promise to never censor or spy like FB As an aside. reference the statement ( not under oath ) he made that a fb client could remove their profile. You can't. I've seen several instances of people including myself trying to delete their profile and information and FB does not let it go. They lie about that and other things.
  16. 2 points

    Tired Of Facebook?

    Non issue for me, but good post for those who might be considering. Has to learn these steps before he can move into his next phase...politics...
  17. 2 points
    Got tired of sanding. Did some gluing. So far, no blood. Day's not over, though.
  18. 2 points
    we'll talk about this tomorrow..
  19. 2 points
    Hey Ron . Friday the 13th is my lucky day too. Been working on some mini laminated boxes and bowls. It has been a learning process. Had to sand out the blanks to glue up , then glue , ok that is old hat. To mount the less than 3 inch blanks I took a page from Lyle and used thick CA.. Now I have to finish turn the bottoms and that is still in process.
  20. 2 points
    Setting up for show in Perry, GA and keeping my black cat in doors.
  21. 2 points
    Friday the 13th, meh. I can, and usually do, screw up something everyday. Don't need a special day. But, to be on the safe side, I'll just be sanding all day.
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    Well Patriot Woodworkers it is Friday the 13th. Anyone superstitious folks out there? Personally, Friday the 13th is a "lucky" day for me. I separated the Air Force on Friday, July 13th. This has been a week of construction/destruction. I just finished a utility cabinet for my daughter and we are continuing to de-construct a house that my son bought. Tomorrow, I'm going to an auction to try to snag some wood. We'll see how that goes in the rain. So, what's on your agenda for this spring weekend?
  24. 1 point

    Poor Man's Panel Saw

    This week's Woodsmith's e-Tips has a pretty cool and resourceful idea IMO for a "poor man's" panel saw or an occasional user anyways. Of course the caveat is you do need a garage door. I usually select the Printer Friendly Version function, then Save As a PDF Woodsmith e-Tip Panel Saw
  25. 1 point
    Ron Altier

    Ordering A Pizza

    CALLER: Is this Gordon's Pizza? GOOGLE: No sir, it's Google Pizza. CALLER: I must have dialed a wrong number. Sorry. GOOGLE: No sir, Google bought Gordon’s Pizza last month. CALLER: OK. I would like to order a pizza. GOOGLE: Do you want your usual, sir? CALLER: My usual? You know me? GOOGLE: According to our caller ID data sheet, the last 12 times you called you ordered an extra-large pizza with three cheeses, sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms and meatballs on a thick crust. CALLER: OK! That’s what I want … GOOGLE: May I suggest that this time you order a pizza with ricotta, arugula, sun-dried tomatoes and olives on a whole wheat gluten-free thin crust? CALLER: What? I detest vegetable!. GOOGLE: Your cholesterol is not good, sir. CALLER: How the hell do you know! GOOGLE: Well, we cross-referenced your home phone number with your medical records. We have the result of your blood tests for the last 7 years. CALLER: Okay, but I do not want your rotten vegetable pizza! I already take medication for my cholesterol. GOOGLE: Excuse me sir, but you have not taken your medication regularly. According to our database, you only purchased a box of 30 cholesterol tablets once, at Drug RX Network, 4 months ago. CALLER: I bought more from another drugstore. GOOGLE: That doesn’t show on your credit card statement. CALLER: I paid in cash. GOOGLE: But you did not withdraw enough cash according to your bank statement. CALLER: I have other sources of cash. GOOGLE: That doesn’t show on your last tax return unless you bought them using an undeclared income source, which is against the law. CALLER: WHAT THE HELL!!! GOOGLE: I'm sorry, sir, we use such information only with the sole intention of helping you. CALLER: Enough already! I'm sick to death of Google, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and all the others. I'm going to an island without internet, cable TV, where there is no cell phone service and no one to watch me or spy on me. GOOGLE: I understand sir, but you need to renew your passport first. It expired 6 weeks ago…
  26. 1 point

    Well The Last Time We Struck Syria

    It paid big dividends. Li'll Kimmy started to show a measure of respect, The Chinese started to pay attention the Russians took notice and the argentinians decided to take all that port k that the chinese were refusing.
  27. 1 point
    John Morris

    Happy Viet Nam veteran's day

    Being a veteran, is a never ending duty. We did our time, served our nation, and we come home. In many ways our service never ends, and one of those ways our service never ends is our ability to accept the thanks and adulation and home comings that our countrymen and women bestow upon us. You see, we don't like being the center of attention, we don't like being called heroes, we don't like the parties, we even may have a hard time standing in public venues when called to do so by the MC of the ceremony, "Will all veterans please stand so we can thank you for your service". For the longest time I never stood when called to do so, because I always felt like I was "just doing my job" and I did not deserve that recognition. I have attended many of my kids events, from sporting events, to school award ceremonies, and our veterans were called to stand at those ceremonies as well. And I would not, and I was questioned by my wife and even my kids, why don't I stand? My reply was always, "Because I just did my job, it was nothing". Then one day, before a special performance of patriotic music at the County Hall (last year actually), where my oldest daughter was performing in the Symphony, she came up to me before the performance and thanked me for coming, and gave me a big daughter hug, and she told me that they are going to play the pieces from each branch of service, and she asked me very seriously, "Dad, are you going to stand when we play The Army Goes Rolling Along?" I saw a look in her face that changed the way I think about recognition for ones service to our nation, or service period to any meaningful cause. All the sudden I realized, this is not about me, this isn't even about veterans really. As a matter of fact from the time we parted ways for her to return backstage and me to my seat, I suddenly flash backed to all the years I was not standing at many of my children's events where I was called to stand, and I realized painfully how self-centered I had been to think this was all about recognition of me, and my fellow veterans, (recognition I did not want) and I sadly realized how selfish and robbing I had been of my kids, to deny them their time in the spotlight by dad not standing before them, because this was not about me, it was all about my family, it was all about the crowd and their need to see something good in our crazy world, their need to feel giving and compassionate in that moment, their need to grab onto something good, and their need to feel bonded to one another by cohesively recognizing a group of people that did their time for our country. When we are asked to stand as veterans, before a crowd of people, we are again donning our uniform and serving our nation, and we are giving the crowd a moment in time where they feel together, and as one, because they are in that moment focused on us, and they are clapping, cheering, and feeling good about the world for that moment. And most importantly for my own family, they are feeling good, and they are feeling proud, and my son will go to school the next day and he'll field the questions by his teachers, "I did not know your dad was a veteran, where did he serve, what did he do?" and my son will feel proud, and that is important for a child to have that in their Dad. And if standing before a crowd is that important to my family, then so be it, because it's not about me, it's not about us, it's all about our country, and the people in that crowd and their need to feel unified if even for that one moment. So, there is nothing wrong with the attention, the days set aside to recognize the men and women who served, because profoundly, it's not about us, it's about them, our people, and for the rest of our lives we will be asked to put that uniform on again, and again, and again, for them, and I will. When my daughter's symphony played the Army song, for the first time since being a veteran, I stood, and it was hard, it felt uncomfortable and I was not too happy about it, but I looked straight at my daughter as I stood, and she looked at me, and she smiled, and she managed between notes to get a one thumbs up as she bowed her violin to The Army Goes Rolling Along. That was the first time I ever stood, after I realized that night, it's not about me, I still have a duty to my nation to stand when requested to do so, just as I stand for the passing of our flag, I'll stand when our people ask it of me. And if our nation wants another day of recognition for the men and women who served our nation, so be it, because it's not about me, it's not about us, it's about them. The Vietnam Veterans Day, again is not truly about the veterans who served our nation during that tumultuous time, but it's more about our people, our nation, who are still trying to come to grips with the war, and if it makes our people feel good to have that day set aside for our Vietnam Veterans, than so be it, because it's not about you, it's about them, our people, they want to do this for you, and you must let them. Because you are still serving our nation.
  28. 1 point

    Rigid Cordless Tools Ii

    The 5 tool pack arrived yesterday evening on my door step. I didn't even know it was there til I was locking up ,going to bed and found it. The box was all I wanted to carry into the kitchen table. So instead of going to bed I had to open it. My-O-My, I was impressed with those tools, they seem really well built, guess I am more familiar with HF, I slapped a battery into each of the 5 tools just to start each one and every one had a light, even the circular saw, that shines on the work, even the flashlight had a swivel head. Looks like the best $299 I ever spent, thanks to Fred Hargis for posting the sale. they all go into the tote bag too, I will have to get a caddy to pack them around for me. Really they will spend most of their time in the shop. They are loaded with features new to me,I am going to like the no tool quick change for the sawzall blade. Now the fun begins.................................... Herb
  29. 1 point
    Showed this to Phyl. Can't repeat her comment.
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    Rigid Cordless Tools Ii

    oh boy...
  31. 1 point

    Tabs on the Weather...

    57o...dark, cloudy, early birds chirping; t-storms during the night, high of 87o forecast with t-storms throughout the day and tonight; moderate risk level for severe weather. BEWARE, "Ides of Winter" yet lurk among us...
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    @Kenny Tarmack...WOW Kenny...what can I say, but "when's the party and do we bring something?" The hickory is beautiful. I can't wait to see the bar finished out with the top. It's spectacular even w/o the top! The track door just sets everything else off perfectly. You did Grandpa proud...for that matter you've done yourself proud too.
  33. 1 point

    Skew Angle

    Dan John K is not the teacher that is just John.
  34. 1 point

    Happy Viet Nam veteran's day

    Hello Grandpa I read through the article and it said in June, 1954, language was added to honor vets of all wars. That's the way I have always interpreted it. Aside from official wording, I simply honor all vets, alive and dead, active or inactive, their families, and their friends. I was not offended by any lack of recognition when I came home in 1970, and sometimes I get a little tired of the "hero" stuff. We all did our jobs the best we could. I recently talked with a Northern Shoshone who was in the artillery at Khe Sahn during the siege, and he said he and others were darn mad they were fighting against the Vietnamese who were trying to get their freedom and gain independence from the French who brutalized them for a century, and later us when the French left. He explained his ancestors fought the same kind of battles, and they lost everything. We are all brothers in the insanity of war.
  35. 1 point

    Useless conversation and other drivel...

    A blonde lady motorist was about two hours from San Diego when she was flagged down by a man whose truck had broken down. The man walked up to the car and asked, "Are you going to San Diego?" "Sure," answered the blonde, "do you need a lift?" "Not for me. I'll be spending the next three hours fixing my truck. My problem is I've got two chimpanzees in the back that have to be taken to the San Diego Zoo. They're a bit stressed already so I don't want to keep them on the road all day. Could you possibly take them to the San Diego Zoo for me? I'll give you $200 for your trouble”. "I'd be happy to," said the blonde. So the two chimpanzees were ushered into the back seat of the blonde's car and carefully strapped into their seat belts, and off they went. Five hours later, the truck driver was driving through the heart of San Diego when suddenly he was horrified! There was the blonde walking down the street, holding hands with the two chimps, much to the amusement of a big crowd. With a screech of brakes, he pulled off the road and ran over to the blonde. "What are you doing here?" he demanded, "I gave you $200 to take these chimpanzees to the zoo!" "Yes, I know you did," said the blonde. "But we had money left over so now we're going to Sea World."
  36. 1 point

    1924 Oliver 133 Jointer

    Jim, I checked on this and in order to post pictures or any other information in, other than the Introduce Yourself, you need to become an “official” member. Joining is easy, if you need any help with that or any other stuff around here- let me know. Lew
  37. 1 point
    It Was Al B

    Tired Of Facebook?

    Not into that crap ! But, for people who wan't to tell the world about themselves, I think they got what they asked for, and more.
  38. 1 point

    Furniture Bank Workshop Project

    The furniture bank works with agencies helping people coming out of homeless for whatever reason. Might be domestic abuse, money problems, etc. I got into it because they called the woodworking club looking for some help about 3 years ago, 8 years into their life. Since then we have cut the parts, developed some improvements and new projects and now working on a machinery set up in their site. We built 120 tables from Oct 15, 2017 to Dec 15, 2017. http://nlfurniture.org/ https://www.facebook.com/cincyfurniturebank/ https://www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/hamilton-county/cincinnati/furniture-bank-building-tables-collecting-plates-for-people-transitioning-out-of-homelessness
  39. 1 point

    1924 Oliver 133 Jointer

    Jim, I saw your comment about posting difficulties. What area is giving you problems- pictures, links? Let me know and I’ll help you out Lew
  40. 1 point

    Tabs on the Weather...

    Well the winds came and went and came and went and back...40+ mph... With all that we apparently qualified for bonus points, 3 quick moving thunderstorms from about 11 AM until 3:30 PM EST so far...I say bonus because they weren't in any of the forecasts so... The weather wizards updated their forecast on NOON news to include t-storms for this PM. They must have a new dart board...
  41. 1 point

    If I Could Have Only Found More

    Besides the tile, grout, cabinets and miscellaneous items when remodeling my daughter's house, like Fred, I've purchased some doors for bench tops, various plumbing or assorted hardware items, and numerous "tool treasures." Depending on location, there sometimes new cabinets that may have been Show Room models donated by some of the local Big Boxes, new but slightly damaged units or maybe wrong special order items. Hardware can be discontinued items, damaged packaging or old packaging but the product is new. One store I was in had modeling, trim, vinyl siding and even roofing material...all new.
  42. 1 point

    Tired Of Facebook?

    How do you beat an addiction? You don't...once addicted always addicted. All you can do is control the urge. How many will delete their profiles? Not enough to make a difference, I'll bet! Zuckerberg can tap dance with the best of them. I'll bet he watched every movie made by the likes of Fred Astaire and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, before he testified. What an entitled little brat. He just won't admit that his brain child is out of control and that he is no longer steering the ship.
  43. 1 point
    Well, because it's Friday the 13th, I thought it best to stay away from the sharp tools . Actually, since it's warm I had a problem in the barn I needed to take care of so I've been working on that, my shop cabinets will have to wait a day or 2.
  44. 1 point
    Finish up my dust collector for my Dewalt sliding compound miter saw.
  45. 1 point

    Herb's New Wood Stash Project.

    I figured out why Lucy left me for you... I never heard anything she was saying and thought I was ignoring her.... and then you happened along...
  46. 1 point

    A Bolder Nearly . Took Me Down

    And now for a point of law (Yah it's what I do): What you encountered is often called an attractive nuisance or attractive hazard. These things are usually inadvertently created by persons whose motives are other than to cause the issue you encountered. Yet out of inadvertence of lack of forethought they end up causing problems of various sorts, sometimes serious injury. Best thing is to tell them. Really best thing is to do it in writing. This does two things: (1) It "provides notice" once they get that notice they have an obligation to address it or else the next guy who gets fooled and possibly injured because maybe he couldn't keep balance and gets hurt - - well that guy can sue. and (2) It informs them that the thing they thought was solving a problem merely created another. Really they should have just poured some concrete.
  47. 1 point

    Herb's New Wood Stash Project.

    @Stick486 @Dadio Stick/Herb...don't tell me there were two of you that have hearing problems from the Big Bang...?
  48. 1 point

    Happy Viet Nam veteran's day

    Clausewitz claimed War is a continuation of politics by other means. I think that goes back to about 1820, but after all he was writing about history, so I suspect Ogg the caveman operated on the same principle. The problem is that with time we forget the horrors and true expense, and most especially if it's not us/ours that will do the fighting. The advocates for adventurism usually turn out to be too old to serve on the front line, never served, and their kids won't serve either. No skin in the game. It's a lot easier to send someone else's kid out to die, then shed fake tears, etc. Heinlein was right: only veterans should get to vote.
  49. 1 point
    Gene Howe

    Tabs on the Weather...

    They said winds would hit 60 mph, yesterday. They were right. It was amusing to watch the quail try to walk a straight line. I didn't try. It was 24* overnight. High of 52 today. 63 on the morrow.
  50. 1 point
    As for Friday 13th...received my layoff notice, Friday, Feb 13th, 2009...turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Been a busy week. Choir concerts, tennis matches, driving lessons, birthday party plus normal stuff. Today I hope to clear out and clean some of the garage if I can anchor items from the wind; maybe some clean-up in my tiny work space too. Saturday, several round trips to HS; Might try to get truck washed before winter returns Sunday night. Finalize/mail tax returns
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