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kmealy

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    Keith
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    Warren County,OH (30 mi NE of Cincinnati)
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    "There is hardly anything in this world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and those people who consider price only, are this man's lawful prey." John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

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    Ralph Jones

    london, oh Just west of Columbus
  2. Weight and just to fill the space.
  3. A friend of mine runs a feed store. He recently bought a livestock trailer to deliver goods in. I helped him put in Lexan windows and now he's looking for something to put on the aluminum floor to level it out. It has 1" high sort of triangular tubing every 12" or so, front to back. His original though was to put in some 1" (probably 5/4) rough-sawn poplar. But it's air dried and cracked and warped. I'm wondering if 5/4 PT decking would work? Any other suggestions? Does not want to add a lot of unnecessary weight. Foam insulation under 1/2" CDX? 2x2 grid under ply???
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    TPW Gathering, Aug. 25. Time To Put Details Together

    I'm in. Still thinking about what I might bring.
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    Finishes At Home Depot

    It's a long-oil finish that is softer than regular varnish. I've seen it with pen impressions when used on tables and desks. And it does not stand up well outdoors. I guess it depends upon what you are using it on.
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    Question About Woodsmith 'Tip'

    Same here -- peanut butter jar for the sharps.
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    Food! . Food! and Grub.

    Sweet Rolls First is the recipe as written: 3/4 c. Milk 1/2 c. Shortening 1/2 c. Sugar 1 t. Salt 2 pkg. yeast, active dry 1/2 c. Warm water (110-115 F) 4 1/4 to 4 3/4 c. sifted all-purpose flour 1 Eggs For the Kitchen Aid mixer with dough hook I use 1.5 times: 1 1/8 c. Milk 3/4 c. Shortening 3/4 c. Sugar 1 1/2 t. Salt 3 pkg Yeast (or scant 3 T bulk yeast) 3/4 c. Warm water 6 3/4 +- Bread flour 3 Eggs Scald milk (I zap in microwave for 60-90 seconds) Add shortening, sugar and salt. Stir to dissolve/melt, then cool to lukewarm. Meanwhile, sprinkle yeast on warm water, stir to dissolve. Add about 1/3 total amount of flour to milk mixture. Beat with mixer at low speed 1 minute, then beat in eggs and yeast/water mixture. Gradually add remaining flour until dough leaves sides of bowl. Knead another 5 to 8 minutes (by hand or with dough hook). Place in oiled bowl and coat dough. Cover and let rise until doubled, 60-90 minutes. Divide dough into 2 parts (3 for larger recipe). Roll each part into about 8" x 16" rectangle. For each rectangle, * pour on 1/4 c. melted butter/margarine * sprinkle on 1/2 c. white sugar * sprinkle on cinnamon to taste (1 to 1 1/2 teaspoon) * add raisins (1/3 cup +-) Roll rectangle lengthwise. Slice off 1" slices and place in greased cake pans. I usually get two 13x9 pans from the larger recipe (4 x 5 rows). For gifts, you can make in 9x9 pans, disposable 9" round cake pans or pie plates. Cover and let rise until doubled, 30-40 minutes. Bake at 375F for 20 to 25 minutes, until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Frosting: Cool rolls first, then return to pan(s) 1 c. Powdered sugar 1 t. Vanilla enough milk to make a pourable mixture, about 2 Tablespoons. Stir until sugar dissolved and drizzle immediately over rolls.
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    Food! . Food! and Grub.

    Double Chocolate Muffins Yield 12 1 stick (4 oz) Butter or margarine 3 1 oz. squares unsweetened baking chocolate, cut up 1 c. Sugar 1 Egg 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Dash Salt 1 c. Buttermilk 2 c. Flour 1 teaspoon Baking soda 1 c. Semi-sweet chocolate chips Preheat oven to 400 degrees In 2 qt glass bowl, combine butter and unsweetened chocolate. Heat in microware 2 to 2 ½ minutes, until melted and smooth when stirred. Let cool to lukewarm Stir in sugar, egg, vanilla, salt and buttermilk until thoroughly blended. Sift together flour and baking soda into liquid mixture and stir until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Bake 15 to 20 minutes in paper lined or greased 2 ½ muffin cups. Muffins are done when toothpick comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes, then remove to cooling rack. Serve warm or cool.
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    Food! . Food! and Grub.

    I learned about this on my trips to Zurich. In the main train station, there was a restaurant that served about 25 kinds of it. Rösti (Zürich-style hash brown potatoes) 6-8 baking potatoes 1/2 cup chopped onion 4 Tsp butter 2 Tsp oil Cook potatoes in boiling water for 10 minutes, then drain and cool 1 hr. Sauté onions in butter. Grate potatoes and toss with onions. Heat oil and butter in 10” skillet then spread potatoes and mash down. On lowered heat, fry potatoes, uncovered for 8-10 minutes. When browned, loosen with spatula, place plate over skillet, and invert potatoes. Slide back in skillet to brown uncooked side for another 6-8 minutes. Can also be made by adding cream to potatoes before cooking. Bits of meat (fried bacon, ham, corned beef) can be added. Can also fry eggs into depression in center.
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    Finishes At Home Depot

    Not real fond of the Helmsman for most things. I do like their dye-based Golden Oak oil-based stain. While the clerk was shaking my can of paint, she said the Varathane equivalent to Polyshades (varnish & stain mixed) seemed to work real well on the paint stick she tested it on. I held my nose.
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    Finishes At Home Depot

    Was at HD this afternoon for some supplies. I noticed they are clearing out all their Minwax products and have them marked down to about 1/2 price. If you have some favorites, worth a trip. They are converting to Varathane and happen to have some of that marked down about 30% too, at least at for the varnish I was looking at. Here I was wearing my Varathane T-shirt.
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    Interesting Sanding Technique

    My only problem with Charles, is well, you know - his pace is really, um, slow. I find it more tolerable if I bump the the playback speed to 1.5x or 2x and turn on closed captions.
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    Interesting Sanding Technique

    Yes, I first heard of this from Charles Neil https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni2Y3vMtUSU Since he's in VA, maybe that's where this guy picked it up, too. Charles apparently adapted this from auto body days https://thefinishingstore.com/blogs/news/finishing-nightmares A lot of people use the dye, sand, re-dye as a way to pop figured wood, too.
  14. The guy said "I’m not stopping woodworking, just a change of plans. " He's an engineer and works for an engineering firm, day job. Another friend had a shop in a run down part of town in an old factory building. I think he said it was $150/month, but he could have gotten the whole floor for $300. Interesting building. Other tenants included a rock bank for their rehearsal space, a guy that grew alfalfa and bean sprouts, and another that made archery targets from cut up pieces of high-density foam scraps.
  15. Turnkey system -- https://cincinnati.craigslist.org/tls/d/complete-wood-shop-including/6645072328.html

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