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Chips N Dust

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  1. Tabs on the Weather...

    35 and cloudy. Yesterday it snowed but was gone in a couple of hours. Chance of rain/snow today
  2. The joys of dealing with Millennials (Sarcasm Alert)

    That is very funny! And very true!
  3. Horror in FL

    Al, Some people carry simply because they can - it is their 2nd amendment right. If for no other reason. I am fine with that, it is their right. Then there are some people who carry to protect themselves and their families. That is their main reason, but in doing so, they will protect other people, total strangers. Why? Well, in your scenario of walking into a building when someone is robbing the place and a person who is carrying pulls their gun - that person is now the focus of the robber. The person carrying is protecting themselves and their family, but at the same time, he is trying to protect the other people there. The robber is now going to focus on that threat. Yes, the person may get shot, the person may be killed. But, they are not thinking of themselves, they are thinking about protecting those around him/her. If they die, so be it, hopefully they also have killed the robber is their thought. As for when the police arrive, again, that is a "risk" the person carrying is willing to take. To paraphrase a movie that I really like, "In the world we live, there are wolves, sheep and sheep dogs. The sheep dog will protect the sheep from the wolves." I am not going to get into the possibility of collateral damage - that is always a possibility, but I hope that the person carrying for the reason of protection is trained to use judgement when they pull their weapon. The person carrying because it is their right, may or may not pull their weapon because they may not be willing to get hurt or die. Like the deputy in Florida. We do not know why he did not engage the shooter. Only he and God know that reason and he will have to live with that decision for the rest of his life. I will not judge him for his decision. I will only say that every person is challenged at some point in their life with a life affecting decision. How they decide speaks of their character.
  4. While we are concerned with the terrible news

    I sometimes will talk with a stranger will filling up at the card lock or at a store. My big "fear" is that that person will start telling me their whole life story, and then it is hard to get away from them. Just like yesterday, I was up on our ODOT project (the crew was snowed out) but I was inspecting our traffic control devices and filling out my erosion control report when a guy comes up and starts talking to me while I was sitting in the pickup. The only thing that got me away from him was my phone rang and I answered it.
  5. Greetings :)

    Welcome aboard! I am sure you will love it here.
  6. Tabs on the Weather...

    Actually have about an inch of snow this morning. Hopefully it will be gone by noon like normal UPDATE: 7:AM Pacific Time Still snowing. Winter Storm Warning on till 1:PM. Shut down our ODOT project (5" of snow there- to unsafe to put anyone on the road). All of the office staff is at home. As for me, I would rather be in the shop.
  7. I have a blanket chest project on the radar that has some plywood panels in it. I am thinking about using cherry for the lumber and maple for the panels, but then it hit me, why don't I veneer some really figured veneer to the panels. So, here is my question: Is 1/4" MDF to thin for the substrate under the veneer? I realize I will have to veneer BOTH sides of the substrate panel. Thank you for the help.
  8. Substrate Thickness for Veneering

    Good Point! How would 1/4" plywood work with Veneer on both sides?
  9. Tabs on the Weather...

    34 degrees and trying to snow. Supposed to change to rain by around 10, it probably will. Snow showers with little or no accumulation the rest of the week.
  10. Tabs on the Weather...

    30 degrees, less than 1" of snow. They say we are going to be down to 18 tonight and chance of more snow over the next few days. I will wait and see if they are close to right. So far, they have not been.
  11. Birthday Greetings to...

    Happy Birthday!
  12. Hello, again.

    Glad you are back home
  13. Horror in FL

    I agree with you, Bill. It is a knee jerk reaction. Guns are the easy to see, easy to blame problem. 30 or 35 years ago, my buddy would bring his shotgun to school and keep it in our locker since he would walk home with me to go hunting after school. Not one person ever made a big deal about it. Today's kids are not allowed to fight. If they are being bullied, they are not allowed to stand up to the bully without getting kicked out of school. Then you have the social media thing, which was not around 30 years ago. That has HUGE influence over kids and adults alike and very often, not in a good way. Until ,WE as a society, want to address ALL of the causes, we will continue to have shooting. The GUN is only the instrument, not the cause or reason.
  14. Tabs on the Weather...

    40 and cloudy. Still talking about snow
  15. Horror in FL

    No worries Cal, no apology needed. I did not take offense. Like you said, I only posted that to set the record straight about the "18" the press is spewing all over
  16. Tabs on the Weather...

    37 and cloudy. Rain on the way and they snow tomorrow. Will not hold my breath for the snow
  17. New Member here Saying Hello

    Welcome Aboard!
  18. Horror in FL

    They claim these stats, but read this for a more true number: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/breakingnews/no-there-haven’t-been-18-school-shootings-in-2018-that-number-is-flat-wrong/ar-BBJbqgy?li=BBnb7Kz
  19. Tabs on the Weather...

    34 and cloudy, no frost. Winter Weather Advisory on from 7:AM to 4:PM, who knows what we will really see.
  20. Tabs on the Weather...

    25 this morning. Forecast is sunny and 57 for today, snow turning to rain in the AM for VD.
  21. Wife and I took a trip over to Gold Beach on the coast Saturday, stayed the night and came back on Sunday. While we were there, we stopped by a Myrtlewood store and picked up some pieces of live edge boards for some shelves she wants to make. I will have to edge join some other boards to these to make them wide enough to a practical shelf. On the way back, we took a detour and drove through Jedediah Smith State Park along the Smith River looking at all of the redwoods there. It was nice get away, although short.
  22. Tabs on the Weather...

    34 and partly clear. It is not sure if it wants to rain or clear off and be nice for a few days.
  23. Birthday Wishes to Ron Altier

    Happy Birthday!
  24. What tree is this

    Well, I am a logger from Coos Bay, Oregon, been topping trees, quite possibly the toughest man alive... ( I am actually from Coquille, about 18 miles from Coos Bay.
  25. What tree is this

    I am thinking alder

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