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  1. 8 points
    Finished it. Decided to flatten by hand sanding, stain, oil based poly and not do a glass top.
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    There were four churches and a synagogue in a small town: a Presbyterian church, a Baptist church, a Methodist church, a Catholic church and a Jewish synagogue. Each church and the synagogue had a problem with squirrels.The Presbyterian church called a meeting to decide what to do about their squirrels. After much prayer and consideration they determined the squirrels were predestined to be there and they shouldn't interfere with God's divine will. At the Baptist church the squirrels had taken an interest in the baptistery. The deacons met and decided to put a water slide on the baptistery and let the squirrels drown themselves. The squirrels liked the slide and, unfortunately, knew instinctively how to swim so twice as many squirrels showed up the following week. The Methodist church decided that they were not in a position to harm any of God's creatures. So, they humanely trapped their squirrels and set them free near the Baptist Church. Two weeks later the squirrels were back when the Baptists took down the water slide. But the Catholic Church came up with a very creative strategy. They baptized all the squirrels and consecrated them as members of the church. Now they only see them on Christmas and Easter. Not much was heard from the Jewish synagogue, but it's rumored that they took one squirrel and circumcised him. They haven't seen a squirrel on their property since.
  3. 4 points
    Just finished this morning. I will say that I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. The rim is always a challenge for me as I'm never quite sure what to do with it. I had originally planned a herringbone pattern but nothing I drew looked right to me. It's about 12" diameter and not quite 5" deep. I'm sure I've posted this already but the design on the bottom is called "phicops in a circle" It's a zentangle pattern and the original author is Brad Harms-CZT Steve
  4. 4 points
    VID-20180212-WA0021 Space X.mp4
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    Took a while, as I didn't want to "burn" the steel, but.. Not too bad now. Back bevel is gone, and the curved edge is now straight.. Along with the grinder and a cup of water...coarse stone ( carbonunnuum??) and a 600 grit stone. paper starts at 1000 and goes to 2000 grit. Leather belt is the strop, charged up with the green compound stick. Honing guide to set the bevel at 25 degrees. Back was flat, I just made it shine, is all.. May not be able to see through them,,,,still needs a bit more work. Next up? Made by Crescent Tool Co. of Jamestown, NY. a No. 175...1-1/4" wide all steel chisel....about..1928? Was in the large plastic tub of tools I got for $5 a while back. Have already cleaned that mushroom off.. Will get out the red paint pen later, once the rehab is done.....which might take a while.. And the bevel is over 40 degrees....talk about your "Beater Chisel".....some Plumber has beaten the heck out of this one..
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    First off, there is a difference between a thinner and a solvent. A solvent dissolves things. A thinner thins things DUH (reduces the solids and alters the viscosity). What makes thins even more confusing is they way they name things. Lacquer thinner both dissolves and thins (because it contains both solvents, co-solvents, and thinners). Paint Thinner thins varnishes, but dissolves waxes. But anyway, (chemistry lesson) 1. Distillates generally of petroleum. Common ones are mineral spirits and naphtha. Less commonly used ones are kerosene, xylene (xylol), toluene (tolulol), benzene (a carcinogen), and benzine, and even turpentine (a distillate of pine sap). These have different evaporation rates, oiliness, and smells. These generally thin (oil-based) varnishes and are in some lacquer thinners. Xylene will soften cured water-borne finishes. Most of these will dissolve waxes, oils, and some adhesives. d-Limonene is a distillate of citrus rinds; it's found in some cleaners/polishes/degreasers/adhesive removers. 2. Alcohols and Ketones. Alcohols include ethanol, methanol, and isopropyl. "Denatured alcohol" is ethanol (grain alcohol - everclear booze) with enough methanol (wood alcohol) added to make it poisonous to drink (and so it does not need to be taxed as booze). Chemically, a ketone is an oxidized alcohol. Common ones are acetone and MEK. Alcohol is a solvent for shellac and alcohols and ketones are often part of lacquer thinners. 3. Glycol Ethers are a large class of chemicals and are in water-borne finishes. Two major classes are ethylene glycol or propylene glycol. They soften and make sticky the large resin molecules. As the glycol ethers evaporate the resin molecules bond together. Cellosolve is a trademark for a glycol ether.
  8. 3 points
    HAVE SEVERAL BLACK ??/PLASTIC CLAMPS(BOUT 8" LONG) FOR SMALL PLACES/PIECES. CLOSED UP/TOGETHER MAKES A OPENING/CIRCLE IN THE JAW AREA. I DRILLED A HOLE N A 2X (UP HEAD HIGH) DROVE A DOWEL IN HOLE SLID MANY OF THESE CLAMPS ON THE DOWEL, USING THAT JAW HOLE THEY UP HIGH & HANDY.
  9. 2 points
    MY WORK TABLE IS DIRECTLY IN FRONT OF AND SAME HEITH AS TABLE SAW. i BUILT A GIZMO TO HANDLE THE CHIPS FROM BLADE. WIDE AT TOP NARROW AT BOTTOM. CAULKED EVERY OPENING ON TOP OF TS. THIS THING GOES FROM TOP UNDER BLADE TO THE FLOOR... NEAR THE FLOOR MADE OPENING FOR A 5 HOSS, BOUT 8 GALLON, VACUUM. MADE PLACE UNDER THE TABLE FOR IT TO LIVE, HOOKED IT UP TO THE GIZMO TO CATCH THE CHIPS. VACUUM/DOWN PRESSURE IS SO GREAT NO CHIPS GO ANYWHERE BUT DOWN. WIRED 5 HOSS INTO TS SWITCH, BOTH COME A LIVE AT SAME INSTANT. HAVE SEVERAL BLACK ??/PLASTIC CLAMPS(BOUT 8" LONG) FOR SMALL PLACES/PIECES. CLOSED UP/TOGETHER MAKES A OPENING/CIRCLE IN THE JAW AREA. I DRILLED A HOLE N A 2X (UP HEAD HIGH) DROVE A DOWEL IN HOLE SLID MANY OF THESE CLAMPS ON THE DOWEL, USING THAT JAW HOLE THEY UP HIGH & HANDY.
  10. 2 points
    Today is the 74th anniversary of D Day, and I didn't find anything in the news or TV schedule about it. Many thanks to all WWII veterans, alive or dead, and their families and friends. hat
  11. 2 points
    @hatuffej I hope you don't mind, I edited in a link to Ron Dudelston's topic last year for D-Day.
  12. 2 points
    Seems like everyone who has a smart phone doesn't have time to speak to you unless you're on the other end with a smart phone. Way too much convenience at the expense of getting a little exercise and being a bit more sociable. Never had one, and don't want one.
  13. 2 points
    Thanks so much Hat for the recognition, typically I have an in depth topic regarding D-Day but I got way behind on my duties, and I am on the road, thanks for bringing this up.
  14. 2 points
    Thanks for posting this. I cannot fathom the bravery these young men must have had to be able to storm the Normandy beaches.
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    Minwax Natural Oil Based stain. Minwax semi gloss oil based polyurethane. Couple of the pictures make the top appear really dark in comparison to the legs but it isn't.....maybe the camera or flash.
  16. 2 points
    I've got two 4'x8'x2' shelving units with finish. And 4 shipping containers in the van. That does not include any of the paints, and most of the stains. That'd be one honking big piece of pie
  17. 2 points
    Ya' did that old Stanley proud. Handle is a perfect match and fit for it too. If only that old chisel could tell it's stories. Another great tool rescue by the Buckeye Bandit I've see a few like that Cresent but never paid much attention to be honest; from the way the striking heads were always mushroomed, I blew them off as some sort of old mason's chisel...really never bothered to look further. Guess I better going forward.
  18. 2 points
    Jess, how do you know that you are not trapping the same squirrels? I had problems with ground squirrels. The problem went away when I started to teach them to swim. Danl
  19. 2 points
    What a waste...Think how many pies and ice cream that would yield...should have trapped and relocated her for wasting perfectly good pecans.
  20. 2 points
    The State Division of Wildlife Resources (DWR) runs the program, so they have the authorization. They set out the live traps and volunteers monitor them, replacing apples as needed. They haul the deer several miles away to suitable deer range in the mountains. Urban deer have adapted to human neighborhoods, breed, and rear fawns. I once had 14 of them bedded down in my back yard. They can devastate flowers, shrubs, and gardens. A few die on the roads hit by cars. Some get trapped by their hind legs in field fences. I have rescued 2 of them. On rare occasion, bucks have attacked people out walking. A nice 3-point charged me in my garden area but turned away about 30 feet away. Now, I carry a long, stiff metal rod with a sharp point if I want to scare them away. Some folks have said "the deer were here first!" I reply "So were bears, wolves, cougars and Tyrannosaurus Rex!"
  21. 1 point
    The easiest way to spot bugs in your mesquite logs is look for the little piles of fresh saw dust.... Well I let my better judgement get the best of me as some were talking up Honey Mesquite here and since I was trimming large limbs this time of the year, I just couldn't help myself. Here, time is so important to out run the bugs, so to speak. So right after the limbs hit the ground I pulled the limbs around to the burn pile and right then I cut 20 pieces of good size and that day hauled them up to the shop and sealed the ends with Aleene's glue and stacked then under the drum sander and other places in the shop. Did I also mention Aleene's glue stays pliable and seems to work better for when a crack is forming the glue will not crack like other hard drying product. And it dries clear so one can keep an eye on whats going on under the glue... ...This is an insulated shop where I don't ever worry about bugs getting in unless I might be the one doing the transporting... I did all this about three or four weeks ago. This morning I took the pictures of the little saw dust piles... This exotic sounding honey mesquite I will be dealing with for some months to come...... and will be expensive to get under control...If I ever can. A person can actually hear the boarers doing their thing.. I suppose a person could get a large vat and a few hundred dollars worth of pariffin wax or aleene's glue or something similar and submerge the whole log..... Also in this area when a person builds something using mesquite and he knows for sure there are no bugs in that wood he better seal all areas on what ever he builds or else those little piles of saw dust will for sure show up in their house... Its really no difference of authorities trying to keep ash from being shipped out of Ohio or where ever the wood is being destroyed by the bugs but for some reason mesquite is being shipped all over for barbecuing meat. So that pops another question in my mind.... Do they treat the mesquite with chemicals then as a person is burning the wood is the chemicals being leached out in peoples lungs creating a more serious situation...
  22. 1 point
    I decided to become an expert on squirrels.. Its important for me to relocate these little rodents.... We planted 3 Almond trees about ten years ago and after about 3 years we started getting lots of almonds as our reward. This only happened one year then the squirrels realized they were good eating and not a one anymore for us to harvest... War.... Last fall I started trapping the squirrels. Pecans seem to be their favorite food with almonds being next in line....I first put a dish of pecans in the cage...That started costing me for birds would find the food early that morning before the squirrels came around.. I got to change something for the cost of pecans lost as bait will end up equaling what we get after the squirrels are gone....so next I used only one pecan half and after building a flat little metal dish with holes in each corner for rain removal I started covering the food with screen wire... Hey that cut down on the cost... but next thing I tried, I pressed the little pieces in the bottom of the metal dish so the oil in the pecan got spread around... Now I get to use the lure of one pecan half for a few squirrels for they can't get to the food and I get to use it over and over...evidently the aroma of the pecan oil brings the squirrels a running. The one caught yesterday made 11 this spring and usually by this time of the year all the almonds are gone... they are only about half old enough to be harvested but the squirrels eat into the green husk or shell and eat the very green nut and let the rest fall to the ground... So the diversion of one half of one squeezed pecan is enough to get the squirrels in the trap before they go a few more feet to the almond trees... The pecans will not start falling out of the shuck until late October and we have somewhere around 8 trees that produce pecans so getting rid of the squirrels are very important.... We do have problems with Blue Jays, Raccoons and foxes but the squirrels go every day all day long hiding their bounty where the others all put together don't carry off that much as the squirrels. Just like wood working, or any other chore, if a person can't improve each time he preforms that chore then he needs to go back to brain surgery.!!!
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    The Pennsylvania state flower
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    Thanks Hat for remembering and the post. Like you I saw nothing on the TV news or even in our newspaper today. I did hear one radio station during a news break make mention of it just a little bit ago, but that's it. Like Lew, I can't imagine the courage and resolve of each wave of men landing on those beaches on that day.
  27. 1 point
    Ok put it on when needed. I feel for you. I am allergic to many things also. Preston
  28. 1 point
    We still have a bit of work to do (dust collection, router tables, miter saw fence, etc.), but we did our first production run Saturday. We cut out parts for 24 tables and three cubby unites in about an hour and that included some set up. We save a lot of time having to unload and stack twice, wrap in stretch wrap plastic, etc. Here are some photos of the new (and some old) equipment and space. Now we just have to keep OPJ (other people's junk) from accumulating in the area (which is becoming a problem). I became the panel saw operator. It really helps with the sheet goods for us old geezers moving around 40 or so sheets through the saws in a day's work.
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    Great job Jim...perfect finish for the "craftsman" era look. I like it...a lot! Thanks for sharing.
  33. 1 point
    I never tape off the area. If you do, use the 3M green "Lacquer Tape" (#2060) as most painter tape adhesives will dissolve in the lacquer thinner and leave a sticky mess. Taping off will leave a ridge that you'll need to take care of. If it is a very small area, you might be able to just put in a drop of lacquer. The only reason I don't do this in touch up is elapsed time. If this is in your shop, waiting 30-60 minutes is not a problem, just go have a cold beverage. You will probably need to sand once dried. You can repeat as needed. Sheen is always an issue. I have 7 different sheen aerosols in my kit. Sometimes I can get spot on, and sometimes just close. You can choose to buff/abrade to the sheen, either in the spot or all over. Sometimes just a soft cloth or piece of kraft paper (grocery bag) will do the trick. Or apply a light coat of a close sheen over the whole top. I do either, depending on how it's going.
  34. 1 point
    From my experience, the bugs like those boards which still have bark attached.
  35. 1 point
    Around here the law says you can't take a trapped animal more than a kilometer from where you trapped it! A squirrel, let alone a deer, would be back before YOU got home. John
  36. 1 point
    Hello Jesse. Thanks. I live in a small farming town in far northern Utah. Yeah, Jeff is OK. I've had to deal with various critters like raccoons and urban deer. The single biggest problem for the 45 years I've lived here is the neighbor's dogs that never leave their yards yet somehow kill my chickens (21 in one day) inside the coop and several rabbits (chewed through the wire cages). I feed my pets inside so the racs don't bother me. They run regular patrols, so I often ambushed them and they changed courses. I also shoot problem animals with a bow with a shortened arrow and a blunt tip. I also helped DWR live trap deer for relocation to the wilds. hat
  37. 1 point
    I still recommend the 22 subsonic rounds. Quieter and very effective on all rats.
  38. 1 point
    READ EVERYWORD CAUSE I HAD SAME PROBLEM, QUIT TRAPPING'M STARTED USING 12 GAGE, DIDN'T TAKE BUT LESS THAN A WEEK---NO MORE THIEVES, LOTS OV PECANS.
  39. 1 point
    Take a very damp washcloth lay it on top and use a clothes iron to raise the low spots ,let dry over night, then sand or scrape of the rough grain and finish it with a sealer then clear coat. Herb
  40. 1 point
    I had thought about a glass top because the 2 end tables have glass tops. I have an old piece of glass from one of the end tables and I just placed it on this table to see how it would sit. Nice and flat...no rocking. Glass top will mean less coats of poly.
  41. 1 point
    Thank You all for your replies and advice.
  42. 1 point
    Hello Jim I agree with John. The only requirements for flatness are function and your own appeal. If the slight rises don't affect usability and appearance, then you can let it go. Or, you can attempt to scrape out the rises just for the practice. Your choice. hat
  43. 1 point
    concur. sand it smooth, finish it nicely, done. as though the floor is flat too!
  44. 1 point
    Personally, seeing a little light here and there, I would not worry about it, flat is subjective, depends on the use or purpose of the surface. The highs and lows you describe should not have any effect to a glass of water, or anything else that may be sitting on it. Look at the top, can you see the high lows with the naked eye? Does a glass of water rock on the surface if you set it near the high spot? I would not worry about it. Hey, it's hand made!!!!!
  45. 1 point
    Now is an excellent time to learn to use a scraper and/or a hand plane. Poly will not make it level.
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    Try a cabinet scraper for the high spots. Once you start you will go over the whole thing as you will like the finish they leave. Herb
  47. 1 point
    Here are some photos of the typical crowded work area when I started. And and after one or two of the new work tables.
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    I did not know that Dave. Thanks for the info!
  49. 1 point
    A couple of years ago I watched a special on the History Channel about the airborne unit that flew gliders in behind the German lines on D-Day. Brave dudes. I thought the Nam Green Berets were brave but I don't know how these boys got their pants on.
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    Every year around today, I start to think about all of those brave men and boys who stormed Hitler's Fortress Europe to free the world and to end the war. Some gave all, all gave some, there is no question in my mind why they are called the Greatest Generation.
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