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    Warren County,OH (30 mi NE of Cincinnati)
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    "There is hardly anything in this world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and those people who consider price only, are this man's lawful prey." John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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  1. Business of Woodworking

    Ah shucks, it was left over from when I played it in HS orchestra.
  2. Fence chargers and coons...

    My former neighbor was sort of a cat lady of birds, squirrels, chipmunks, and other wildlife. She'd take a 5 gal bucket of bread across the street every day to feed the deer, drove to GA to buy 700 lb of pecans, filled her seven or so feeders about 3x a day, including at dusk, etc. etc. Of course she attracted the raccoons, too. I am so happy to be away from that madness. I finally cut down my peach trees because they started raiding them about 1 months before ripeness and they were all gone about a week before.
  3. Fence chargers and coons...

    As an aside, in Ohio, relocation is illegal. Besides risking them just returning and foisting your problem on someone else, it can transmit disease. Nuisance or sick raccoons may be trapped without a permit, but it is illegal to live trap and relocate them to a new area. In order to prevent the possible spread of raccoon diseases in Ohio, all live trapped raccoons must be released again on the homeowner's property or humanely euthanized. source: http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/species-and-habitats/nuisance-wildlife
  4. An Interesting Article

    Interesting. I have bone that I use to burnish the beveled cut edges of picture frame mats
  5. DC wireless remote

    Just had to stop here this morning. Very good cake donuts https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g50940-d4637350-Reviews-Jolly_Donut-Sandusky_Ohio.html
  6. Business of Woodworking

    I am always reminded of some pieces that I made for a friend. He came over to the shop while I cut the piece out. His comment was, "It sure is easy when you have all the nice tools." I felt like saying, "Here's a Strad, let's hear you play 'The Four Seasons.'"
  7. Solar Eclipse tomorrow

    I thought this was going to be redneck joke. Glad I was not disappointed.
  8. 2017 Indiana State Fair-Taste of the Fair Winner

    I've been going to the Ohio State Fair just about every year for 35+ years. Never ceases to amaze me what they can do with bacon or what they deep fry. I think they had chocolate covered bacon in the last couple of years. I normally hit he dairy barn for some ice cream as my treat.
  9. Business of Woodworking

    A recent post from her along these lines was to an answer for, "Why does this cost so much? Can you do it for any less?"
  10. Headed north for a birthday party for a grandson.
  11. There was a topic recently about custom woodwork, which I've now lost track of. I heard Nancy in a presentation last weekend and meant to post some of here thoughts, but could not find those either at the time. Probably the best advice I got before I quit my job and started my business from from a (former) custom woodworker, "The world is full of ex-custom woodworkers paying off their IRS debts." That was enough to lead me in another direction. Here's one of Nancy's recent posts http://www.finewoodworking.com/2017/08/14/nancy-hillers-reality-checklist
  12. Thought Provoking

    I've often said putting a "Luxury" description on a house or condo ups the price by 30-50%
  13. http://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/cabinets/waterborne-or-solvent-based-experts-cant-tell-difference?utm_source=Real_Magnet&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=byhammerandhand@yahoo.com&utm_content=DAILY BRIEF&utm_campaign=Waterborne or solvent-based%3F Experts can't tell the difference
  14. Pootatuck Lion Miter Trimmer

    Nope, I never found one.
  15. DC wireless remote

    I guess I need to apologize if I offended anyone. Just offering a different solution as an alternative, especially if you are doing new wiring. It's the way the electrician did my prior shop.

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