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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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  1. Probably not mobile. HD casters are real expensive. Right now, I'm using "shop boxes" with a 3x5 piece of basketball court on the top. Previously, I had an old "battleship" metal desk, that I did have raised up on casters. It was too big to move so I disassembled and hauled the pieces to the scrap yard. Oh, wait, I have casters,.... maybe.
  2. For several years, I've been wanting to build an assembly table. It seems like my 3x5 is always too small (broke a toe once when a cabinet side fell off). My thought is to make a 48x96. but have the last 30" or so be a drop-leaf and only pull it out when needed. I saw some WOOD plans recently that have given me some more ideas. I have a whole pile of baltic birch boxes that I got at a Sam's Club auction from their wine display. I think I'll convert some of them into pull-out drawers in the first photo and make the bench more like the second one. I really had to bid hard to get them. I got about 30 boxes of 1/2 BB, 8 sheets of plywood, and a few plywood triangles, a pile of short 2x4s, and two metal racks (that I sold for $40) and it set me back $8 and change. Oh, yeah, a box of ~300 new 1.25" Robertson screws sitting inside, and a few hundred of "only used once" 1.25" and 1.5" screws.
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    Advice from an old farmer

    Advice from An Old Farmer Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. Keep skunks and bankers at a distance. Life is simpler when you plow around the stump. A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor. Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled. Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight. Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads. Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you. It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge. You cannot unsay a cruel word. Every path has a few puddles. When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty. The best sermons are lived, not preached. Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway. Don’t judge folks by their relatives. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer. Live a good, honorable life… Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time. Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none. Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance. If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’. Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got. The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’. Always drink upstream from the herd. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment. Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in. If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.. Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God. Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you. Most times, it just gets down to common sense.
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  5. I got one of the router dust hoods for Christmas. Used it this afternoon for the first time. I was running a flush trimmer along the side of a cabinet and trimming the face frame. All I can say is WOW! If it didn't get 100% of the dust, I sure couldn't see what it missed. There is a hood over the top where the vac connects and when using an edging bit, one of two half profile bottom shields that swivel around to follow the router. So it picks up the dust from the top and the bottom. I love it. I have not tried, but don't believe the base is big enough for most palm-sized routers. It says there is a web site that tells you which holes to use for which router, but I poked around and didn't see it. And unfortunately, it does not work if you have a bushing that you need to use. That was an application that I'd hoped for since it generates a lot of dust when I use a mortising bit. I think I'm just going to leave it on my extra base unless I need to use the plunge mode.
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    Trains v Snow

    absorbed into her smart phone
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    dogwood id

    Is this it:
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    New Shop

    The room behind the wall of the panel saw is a "break room" that includes tables, microwave, sink, bathrooms (with a shower). We're in high cotton. The crew member from SC told us the proper response to anything starting with "I'll tell you what..." is "You got that right."
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    Death from Fractal Burnng

    And another death... https://www.woodworkingnetwork.com/news/woodworking-industry-news/fractal-burning-kills-another-michigan?utm_source=Real_Magnet&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=190116_DB&utm_content=DAILY BRIEF&utm_campaign=Fractal burning kills another
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    New Shop

    Spent all day yesterday and today packing up the shop, parts in progress, and storage shelving to move the the new location. Shop is not completely set up yet, but the main machinery is in place (outlined a couple of weeks ago with painter's tape). Here's some of the in-progress shots. It's about 3-4 times our old area and divided into the "machine room" (AKA "dirty room") and assembly/cleaning/repair area (AKA "clean room") It was previously a P&G lab so we have lots of outlets, plumbed in compressed air (no more noisy compressor!), loading dock access, HVAC, good light, and a nice tool room.
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    Shop Heat

    To see use of the "Fart Machine" search for "Just for Laughs" on YouTube. It's the French-Canadian equivalent of the old "Candid Camera" show. Lots of funny episodes.
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    Shop Heat

    In case you need to round up your order to get free shipping at Northern Tool: https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/NTESearch?storeId=6970&ipp=48&Ntt=fart+machine
  13. Often people beginning struggle with finishing. They find one that usually works, then use that one on everything, whether it's the best fit or not. Sort of like using the same tool for every operation. In fact some non-woodworkers tend to think of every finish as "polyurethane" (I've had customers say this to many times about their factory furniture.) https://www.woodmagazine.com/woodworking-tips/techniques/finishing/3finishes
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    "3X" poly

    If you dilute 1 qt of 3x with 3 quarts of water -> 4 quarts (1 gal) then if you dilute that 1:1 (one gal mix with one gallon water) -> 8 qts (2 gal). but.... W/B finishes are a carefully controlled blend of a number of different ingredients (resins, surfactants, anti-foam agents, flatteners, glycol ethers, and water). Just dumping in a bunch of water can upset this balance and mess up your finish. It may work but it way not. Unlike oil-based where you can mix in as much or as little thinner (or oil) as you want.

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