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Gene Howe

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  1. Gene Howe

    Safety Caps

    It's not rocket surgery to sharpen files and, rasps. Some sulfuric acid (liquid drain cleaner) and water is all you need. I use a 10 to 1 water to acid mix. You'll need a tube like container. A length of pvc pipe (with end cap) works well. Size the pipe to fit the file/rasp. Measure out and pour the water in the pipe. Always add acids to water, not water to acid. Add the measured amt of acid. Drop in the file/rasp and wait an hour or so. Take it out and bathe it in strong solution of baking soda and water to neutralize the acid. Use the wife's hair dryer to dry it.
  2. Gene Howe

    Tips Forum

    Tips and Tricks?
  3. Gene Howe

    Layout Software: Good for Beginners +

    I'm with ya. My visualization skills are less than adequate. But then, my realization skills are worse.
  4. Gene Howe

    Large Images Are Non-Constrained To Frame

    Oooh, that brings back some not so pleasant memories.
  5. Gene Howe

    Safety Caps

    Sure is. They cut any wood like it's butter. Great for fine work. If you want to get a bit more agressive, check out farrier's rasps. They can remove a ton of wood fast. They're two sided and the fine side leaves a decent, ready for sanding, surface. .
  6. Gene Howe

    Safety Caps

    @John Morris turned me on to a great set of http://www.thebestthings.com/newtools/iwasaki_floats.htm They're hand stitched and from Japan. Best I've ever used.
  7. Gene Howe

    Safety Caps

    Nicholson? I'll pass.
  8. Gene Howe

    John Moody's Mother

    Sad news. So sorry to hear that. Thoughts and prayers to John and family.
  9. Gene Howe

    Tabs on the Weather...

    No need to mourn his loss. He's not gone, just in the recycle phase.
  10. Gene Howe

    What's On Your Work Bench?

    No problem. Got more coffee. Keyboard's kinda iffy, though.
  11. Gene Howe

    What's On Your Work Bench?

    Coffee's spewing out my nose.
  12. Gene Howe

    Tabs on the Weather...

    Last I saw of him was north east of Fairbanks.
  13. Gene Howe

    If You Happen To Be 70 or 80 and Been

    Lets see...deep thinker...nope, deep pockets...definitely not, Deepends...not yet.
  14. Gene Howe

    If You Happen To Be 70 or 80 and Been

    Just checked my supply. I own two. Shorter holes are my forte.
  15. Gene Howe

    Tabs on the Weather...

    My sympathies, Dave.
  16. Gene Howe

    Display Case Question

    Add lap joints to the above.
  17. Gene Howe

    Display Case Question

    Splines, pocket screws, brass corner caps... All of the above.
  18. Gene Howe

    Large Images Are Non-Constrained To Frame

    They busted loose overnight. Guess fence mending is on the agenda.
  19. Considering your almost unplugged dungeon, Igor must be cranking said fan.
  20. Gene Howe

    Safety Caps

    Here's a list to which we might add those moronic "safety" caps.
  21. Gene Howe

    Some of the Critters .

    I'll stick with dogs. I can't ride mine but, she doesn't kick. I've never tried to brand her, though.
  22. Gene Howe

    Tabs on the Weather...

    51* now. 91* later with humidity at 8%. When they say it's a dry heat, they're serious.
  23. Gene Howe

    Safety Caps

    Betcha rip those labels off your mattresses and sofas, too. My favorite finish, Watco, has those stupid cap covers. They get cut off first thing. If I neglect to clean the threads on the can and the cap, its welded on. Water pump pliers to the rescue. But, they are useless if that idiotic plastic cap is there.
  24. Gene Howe

    Happy Father's Day

    To all you poppas out there, enjoy your day.
  25. Gene Howe

    What's On Your Work Bench?

    He's gonna love it.

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