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  2. Did I read that sign right? "TOILET OUT OF ORDER. PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW." ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ - In a Laundromat: AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT. ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ----------------------------- In a London department store: BARGAIN BASEMENT UPSTAIRS... ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------- In an office: WOULD THE PERSON WHO TOOK THE STEP LADDER YESTERDAY PLEASE BRING IT BACK OR FURTHER STEPS WILL BE TAKEN. ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ --------------- In an office: AFTER TEA BREAK, STAFF SHOULD EMPTY THE TEAPOT AND STAND UPSIDE DOWN ON THE DRAINING BOARD. ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ -- Outside a second-hand shop: WE EXCHANGE ANYTHING - BICYCLES, WASHING MACHINES, ETC. WHY NOT BRING YOUR WIFE ALONG AND GET A WONDERFUL BARGAIN? ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ -- Notice in health food shop window: CLOSED DUE TO ILLNESS... ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------ Spotted in a safari park: (I sure hope so.) ELEPHANTS, PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CAR. ------------------------------ ------------------------------ --------- Seen during a conference: FOR ANYONE WHO HAS CHILDREN AND DOESN'T KNOW IT, THERE IS A DAY CARE ON THE 1ST FLOOR. ------------------------------ ------------------------------ -------------------------- Notice in a farmer's field: THE FARMER ALLOWS WALKERS TO CROSS THE FIELD FOR FREE, BUT THE BULL CHARGES. ------------------------------ ------------------------------ -------------------- Message on a leaflet: IF YOU CANNOT READ, THIS LEAFLET WILL TELL YOU HOW TO GET LESSONS. ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ----------------------- On a repair shop door: WE CAN REPAIR ANYTHING. (PLEASE KNOCK HARD ON THE DOOR - THE BELL DOESN'T WORK.) Proofreading is a dying art, wouldn't you say? ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ -- Man Kills Self Before Shooting Wife And Daughter This one I caught in the SGV Tribune the other day and called the Editorial Room and asked who wrote this. It took two or three readings before the editor realized that what he was reading was impossible!!! They put in a correction the next day. ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ----------------- Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says Really? Ya' think? ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ---------------------- Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers Now that's taking things a bit far! ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ --------------------- Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over What a guy! ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ --------------------- Miners Refuse to Work after Death No-good-for-nothing' lazy so-and-so's! ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ --------------------- Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant See if that works better than a fair trial! ----------------------------- ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ----------------------- War Dims Hope for Peace I can see where it might have that effect! ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ---------------------- If Strike Isn't Settled Quickly, It May Last Awhile Ya' think?! ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ---------------------- Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures Who would have thought! ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ --------------------- Enfield (London) Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide They may be on to something! ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ -------------------- Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges You mean there's something stronger than duct tape? ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ -------------------- Man Struck By Lightning: Faces Battery Charge He probably IS the battery charge! ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ -------------------- New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group Weren't they fat enough?! ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ -------------------- Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft That's what he gets for eating those beans! ------------------------------ ------------------------------ ------------------------------ -------------------- Kids Make Nutritious Snacks Do they taste like chicken? ****************************** ****************************** ******************** Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half Chainsaw Massacre all over again! ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** **** Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors Boy, are they tall! ****************************** ****************************** ****************************** ***** And the winner is... Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead Did I read that right? ****************************** ******************************
  3. Very cool projects Jess. The blue one gives the impression that the U.S. is an island...
  4. Today
  5. Back when the Tonight Show was watchable......before politics took over the stage.
  6. Cal

    The Clapper

    That was a great way to start my Friday (no pun intended)!!! I gots to share that with a few friends
  7. Artie

    The Clapper

    That’s a riot.
  8. I don't have a lot of experience with the new stuff. My dad used it to repair stuff when i was much younger and it always had to be heated up and it stunk. Worked ok though. Don't recall taking stuff apart once it was glued.
  9. Folks, I was perusing one of my favorite woodworking tools sites, and found a bottle of glue, liquid hide. I have always known about liquid hide, or hide that you would heat up in a glue pot, the one benefit I always knew about was you can repair work that was joined with hide glue, you can heat it up and the joint will release and repairs are possible. One of the benefits I did not know about, is this quote: Doing some more indepth research I found that while it's always a good thing to clean up the glue from the surface of your work, if you miss any with hide glue, it does dry transparent, and as long as you are not using stain, but a clear type finish, it's really no worry as the dried hide glue blends very well with natural wood and natural finishes. It also sounds like there is a much longer open time for assembly, in chair making that is a very desirable benefit, getting all those parts coated and assembled can be stressful. All that being said, does anyone else have any experience with hide glue? Benefits, pitfalls? Here is the glue I was previewing, a bit pricey, but perhaps hide glue just is. Oh ya, one more thing, with this liquid hide glue you don't have to worry about glue pots, since it's already liquifide. Here is the source I am reading about now: https://www.toolsforworkingwood.com/store/item/MS-OLDBROWN.XX
  10. I am working on stuff, but no progress woodworking wise as of yet. Now roots and tree stumps I have some stories to tell.
  11. Always room to learn something new.
  12. Woodpeckers?? Really? Sure I won the lottery yesterday I have plenty of cash!
  13. p_toad

    Good Clean Fun

    That's one phrase you gotta be careful about saying... just sayin'
  14. had one required here when the house was built, but it hit a rock and about a foot of it is sticking out and it's right beneath the meter on the north side of the house. well uses plastic pipe into the house, so i had a second rod put in back of the house and connected to the hot water pipe which pretty well connects to all the plumbing in the house. it also sticks out about a foot, but no complaints on inspection (don't think 2nd one was even required back then).
  15. @Woodbutcherbynight I'll say! Never even considered one of those! @HandyDan Thanks! I turned a bowling pin when I was in high school but it was solid maple. I have used glue blocks often and they have always held OK. For smaller work, I use a paper joint with them. @Ron Altier Acrylics sure can be messy! @Steve Krumanaker Thank You! @Gerald Thanks!
  16. Gerald I didn't even think the red and blue were for b and g. Its just that I have more red and blue stains. Every thing that I have stained red in the last 15 years has come from 1 quart of red dye stain. That's how potent this stuff is. A strange way I bought 7 quarts of the dye stain back then.. I was looking for a certain brand of Lacquer I use to use when I had my furniture shop in Lubbock back in the sixties.....This was a Benjamin Moore Paint store I went in and they said nope never heard of it...well then what kind of dye stain do you carry. None at the moment but the corporate office wants us to start giving classes on staining and finishing wood and they have sent us some die stain and supplies to use in the teaching classes but no one here knows nothing about wood finishing so this stain is just sitting there...So I got a good bargain on that stuff. So every thing I been building that needed staining has come from those 7 quarts of different color stains...I never use a oil base stain like minwax. And I have no idea what formula minwax is now. And those small bottles of water base colors I just bought from Michaels three of four weeks ago is the first I have used of that kind of stuff...I use to use kids water colors for the state maps I started building maybe 15 to 19 years ago. This works good and is cheap and it doesn't take much for each state but is time consuming wetting the colors and melting enough to stain with. The stuff from Michaels I just squeeze out a little on the wood after shaking it and it is fast and not much mess to clean up after I am through. I only use 1 very small brush and then have to rinse it out for each color... and thinking for young kids they don't care for wood colors.....
  17. Well that say the imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Once again another manufacturer is trying to pull us away from the best carbide tools on the market. Checking their tool specifications will reveal that their tools don't measure up to those from Easy Wood Tools. Don't be fooled, buy the best! contact @Jim from Easy Wood Tools!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  18. I am to groove a solid woood assembly for 3/4" plywood that is actually around .722 to .725. I have found that in Mortise and Tenon joints I alwasy size the tenon .01 smaller than the mortise to allow gule to set up in the joint properly and not get squeezed out. Now comes the dadio joint. If I create the joint a .730 am I defeating my self? That would be +.008 to + .005. Still quite tight fit but is that enough to allow the glue to properly work? Also this is a cross grain joint on veneer plywood. The long grain is 90Deg to each other. Plywood being stable Should I be concerned with expansion and contraction. In the past I set the dadio tight or .725 or 0.000 to .003 loose. That once pounded in squezzed out some glue but has held for years. However that was a plywood to plywood joint. I doubt you could ever see .005 to .008 gap at the intersection but it will be glue tight to the top of the groove. Leaving a little wiggle room on the bottom (hidden). Does the fact that plywood into solid wood change anything?
  19. Yesterday
  20. Not all states go by NEC. Many make changes to it. Massachusetts does, then passes it as law. It becomes Mass state code. 1 ground rod is sufficient, but you must prove 50 ohms or less resistance (I believe it’s 50, wouldn’t swear to that number), if you just install 2 rods, no resistance metering required. I installed two on a service change I did for my Grandfather’s neighbor on Plum Island (relative of Alan Shepard the astronaut). I threw the rod into the sand, it went more than halfway down, I hit it with a 3 pound sledge, and it disappeared into the sand. I had to dig down to find the end and pull it back up. I put two rods in the sand, and when it’s dry out, I wouldn’t trust that ground, but it met code.
  21. I do not know code but I have never seen more than one ground rod in MS on homes we have had. But now I will have to look.
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