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  3. At sun up, bright skies with a few cumulus clouds. Mowed the overgrown back yard some more until the battery discharged. That was about 0915 and it was getting cloudy. Rain from Mobile was coming. Cloudy and cooler the remainder of the day.
  4. Gonna be difficult to realize they are not real
  5. @forty_caliber now that’s nice!
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  7. I have a technique that I use cheap HF awls for. When I need to line up to holes, for example when attaching a piece to a threaded insert or T-Nut, I stick the awl in first and align it. Then hold in position while I put the bolt in.
  8. Been thinking of starting the "Grumpy Old Man" YT channel. .40
  9. I think the last time I had it was when I was a Boy Scout on a weekend campout in the wilderness, probably 1964. Can I plead a low sodium diet for not trying it again?
  10. I recently added one of these to the line up. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07K15G1F6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 with this accessory https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0069U34B2/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Yes it is expensive. It is absolutely comfortable to wear. Cool clean air blowing gently on your face. NOT SWEATY. Hearing protection, head protection, and face protection. Works well with high collar turning smock... no chips down your shirt. Plenty of room for glasses too Replaceable peel off visor covers make it easy to take care of. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076HZ113S/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 .40
  11. Yeah, I'm a bit surprised that many of the YouTubers with woodworking channels have gone pro as a YouTuber. Some, based on their shops, seem to be making very good money.
  12. Nice storage setup for your Dillon die blocks! I'm running a Hornady AP for pistol and Forster Co-Ax for precision rifle. .40
  13. Put the finish on and they are on the wall. Paul
  14. Here's one of the two seastars completed. You can see the attachment points(glued) used for carving the dorsal side. When both are completed, I'll remove those points on the ventral display side.
  15. It's noon and I'm still waiting for the sun to show.
  16. Very cool Keith ! Ahh fame. Now its on to your own blog, sponsorships and paid speaking engagements at all the cool woodworking conventions. We can say we knew you when. 😊 Paul
  17. ultra sound update.....blood clot still there. spinal stenosis lumbar is making things a bit rough. blood thinner apparently did not work, yet the doc wants to renew it.....ah nope. Will update later..
  18. The hardest thing to do with a scroll saw is sawing straight lines. This brings out the best in me I guess . I drew out a square which I will make in to a frame for these red birds I am starting to carve. And to make it even harder on my eyes the first top and bottom lines were not where they should have been drawn so I redrew the top and bottom lines in the right places. And this presents an even larger task for I had two lines very close to each other and if a person don't keep their mind on where the blade is it would end up looking like the profile of a hand saw blade. And why didn't I erase all the lines to make it look that much better? And if a person lets his mind wander about that football loss that line being sawn line will wander all over the place... The blade is a #5 size flying dutchman Is this the reason why most of those scroll saws sits over in the corner collecting dust?
  19. I'm never happy with , what you see is what you get. I like to try other things not that important to any one but me. So here I am fixing to carve me some red birds and I noticed the big trees in the back ground???? So, I'm watching them ungrow!
  20. GOOD MORNING sorry I've been moderately afk from the forums just been handling things with PTSD and other such nonsense also taking some me time and been very heavily computer gaming sort of taking a moderate break from turning. I've got a lot on my plate at the moment but I will still be around here this site is a great place to be and share work and knowledge. As far as the stuff on my plate I've taken on to make 4 bowls. I was going to laminate poplar but I decided that that wouldn't have worked too well for what I want to do because of possible gaps in the lamination. So I've almost got 2 bowls completely made and I've got another 2 to go. I'm thinking about elm and purple heart for the next one. I am planning on getting a CBN wheel for my grinder and a couple of other things as well so I can sharpen the bowl gouge. I think I messed up the angle of it a bit. How ever I will learn how to sharpen properly hopefully. I've got a bunch of sanding to do over the next couple of days and staining.
  21. Looks like it's going to rain but hasn't yet. Clearing to sunny skies this afternoon or so they promise. Low 70s.
  22. Boy did I get a learning weekend & Monday. "Nephew" brought down his Toyota camper from Marietta on Saturday AM. He had been telling me that he had bought this rig because it was a good solid start for his project. He had gutted it and asked if I would help him redo the inside and build new cabinets and such. I almost think he wanted to go there over the weekend... He pulled in with it and it was literally being held together by bungee cords and tie down straps I may have exaggerated a little bit. The main box was sound, but that cab over area was, in fact, just strapped together. And, he had paid some guy with experience at a camper dealer to help him. I think the guy got it tore apart and then left for a couple weeks... So we spent the weekend putting in some new roof bracing, back to front, reflooring, patching the roof and securing that cab over area. I will never look at these camper rigs the same way again! When new, this thing was held together by duct tape, staples and silicon caulk. And all of the framing up is 1x1's!!! We did manage to get the cab over secured by Monday afternoon and off he went. He will be back... After the nephew left the Mrs. and I loaded up my truck with stuff to carry to an auction. Will be delivering it this morning.
  23. Our property is surrounded by a crop field, soybeans this year. The owner harvested them yesterday with a very stiff wind blowing. I'm gasping and coughing up dust this morning due to that. But it's over now, and today is supposed to be a lot less windy. We start at 64º (very warm for this time of year) and get up to 80 or so. Yesterday we actually hit 88º, not a record but still very warm for Sept. 27th.
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