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Gene Howe

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About Gene Howe

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    Master Carpenter
  • Birthday 04/03/1941


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    Snowflake in Northern Arizona, USA
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    You got me, you figure it out!

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  1. Gene Howe

    Question Looking for a Forum, Trailer Bed

    Cheaper than another layer of ply? 3/4 rigid would work. I'd still go with the two layers of 1/2" ply screwed to the ribs. Maybe some adhesive in the middle.
  2. Gene Howe

    Question About Alcohol Dye

    Strangely enough, before I turned 60, I was a red head. Well, maybe auburn. Maybe you're right, though. Too much Scotch might have caused the diminution of color. I'll need to run more tests.
  3. Gene Howe

    Question About Alcohol Dye

    Yer Right, Fred.
  4. Recently, I had the privilege of speaking with a 90 y.o. guy who retired from the Merchant Marine service after 32 years. He reminisced, I listened. One of the most enlightening hours I've spent. His stories told of the glorious and fascinating history and, his time in, the MM. It was evident that he thoroughly enjoyed and, was proud, of his service. I asked him what an old sea dog like him was doing here in the desert. He said he just got tired of salt water. He said he fishes a lot. But, only from the bank.
  5. Gene Howe

    Question About Alcohol Dye

    Been thinking about using alcohol dye on some accent strips for boxes. The strips will likely be maple and about 1/8 to 1/2 wide and 1/2 to 5/8 thick. Will the dye penetrate deep enough to withstand sanding without removing the color? Will soaking result in deeper penetration and, do I really need a conditioner first? Thanks, guys.
  6. Gene Howe

    TPW Gathering, Aug. 25. Time To Put Details Together

    Just found it on Amazon Prime TV. I'll be watching it later today. Thanks for that trailer, John.
  7. Gene Howe

    Tabs on the Weather...

    It’s 75, here but, quickly headed to 95. I’ll be doing some upgrades to our TVs today. And, seeing as how I’m almost as tech savvy as a rock, I’ll be in the AC most of the day. Tomorrow’s 98 means an early shop start. Then, back in the house by noon. The shop fan begins to be less effective about then. Besides, noon is getting pretty close to nap time.
  8. Gene Howe

    TPW Gathering, Aug. 25. Time To Put Details Together

    Sounds like we need a serious upgrade. Strafing runs are too much fun to eliminate.
  9. Gene Howe

    Plans for Folding Chair and Table

    Lew, I made a few of those. Gave some of them to family members. Kept two in our fifth wheel. Mine were oak, which may have been the reason everyone said they were too heavy. After lugging them around the country for a couple years, I'd have to agree.
  10. Gene Howe

    Whadda Chair

    8K vs 2k? @HARO50 and @Grandpadave52 were right on. Ego and stupidity is expensive. And, no this not a rant against green tools.
  11. Gene Howe

    TPW Gathering, Aug. 25. Time To Put Details Together

    Can't make it this year. It's too far to drive and, @John Morris says the corporate jet is down for it's semi annual overhaul. But I wish you all happy times and let the sawdust fly. I'll miss seeing all y'all.
  12. Gene Howe

    Plans for Folding Chair and Table

    Here's a couple videos that may give you some ideas. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bQdBbLAvsCU https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=M1xS3zx7Txg
  13. Gene Howe

    It's Gone. Good Riddance

    The only good thing about it is that it caused me to explore alternatives. Which, in turn, led to serious research on saw blade technology and router bit design as well as contrarian uses of the planer and sleds. And more use of the planer led to the Shelix head upgrade. I'm more than satisfied with the trade offs.
  14. I finally put my 6" Craftsman jointer on Craigs List for free...zip...nada and, got a call within 2 hours. I'm ecstatic to get that unused, redundant, space wasting hunk of iron out of my way. "Customer" was very happy, too. Especially, when I gave him a money back satisfaction guarantee.
  15. Gene Howe

    Hard Tail

    Some people are amazing. He must've spent weeks...months creating that. And, that little 4 wheeler is none too shabby neither. Thanks for showing us.

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