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  1. steamshovel

    Threading Wooden Dowels

    Now I don't know what size to buy. What size do you have shown? I may go with 3/4 to 1 ". Preston
  2. steamshovel

    Threading Wooden Dowels

    Thanks for showing how to do this. Now where do I go to buy the tools to make my own? Preston
  3. steamshovel

    help identfy sandpaper

    John: That is the best sandpaper I have ever used. If it was made for steel-so be it. Thanks Preston
  4. steamshovel

    help identfy sandpaper

    Thanks for responding It is about 80 grit. I have had other of the same color but different grits but the same blue color. I sure like it. It last a long time. It was in some stuff I got at a garage sale. Preston
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    help identfy sandpaper

    I need some help to find out who made this sandpaper. I think it is cloth backed and very thick. It is blue and has numbers 402 2 on the back.( there is a space between the 2s) I will try and enclose a pic. Preston
  6. steamshovel

    Glue crack

    I use a 6" fire hose between my ears! Preston
  7. steamshovel

    flat free tire

    I have some left over spray construction foam, wonder it that would work? It's about $8.00 a can. A foam filled at a local tire store is aprox $30.00. Preston
  8. steamshovel

    flat free tire

    Has anyone ever used some of the techniques to make a flat free tire like on a wheelbarrow or a garden cart? I did a google search and found some but ! Preston
  9. steamshovel

    golden plum tree

    I renamed HIM, not sir but SUR for survivor. Preston
  10. steamshovel

    golden plum tree

    This is the only survivor of an old plum orchard. The house was built in 1935. I'm assuming the tree was planted about then. I remodeled the house in 1999 and the tree was still going strong. I have a lot of people stop and stare when driving. Every now & then I get an offer. One of these days when my wood pile gets low. I have never gotten any wood off the tree but I graze on the plums like my beef.
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    golden plum tree

    I have a golden plum in the pasture behind my house. It produces little yellow plums about the size of cherries. My cattle herd of 3 eats them faster than they can fall. I have to admit they are good. This tree has more twist, turns and wood growing in every direction. It has to have a lot of burls and figures. I have had my eye on this for many years. I think this would make good pen blanks and other small items. I hope this tree is on its last leg so it won’t be the one cutting me up. Preston
  12. steamshovel

    almost a finger

    Thanks for reminding me. I went out to the shop and made a jig. Preston
  13. steamshovel

    almost a finger

    A couple of days ago. I was ripping 1” strips on my table saw. I use my right hand & the push stick and my left hand pointing finger. I put my finger on the wood between the blade and the fence about center of blade and rip. I started the cut and about half way I felt the end of my pointing finger getting hot. I looked and the end of my finger was on the blade but below the blades teeth. It was just rubbing against the flat surface. I moved my finger back a little and finished the cut and looked at my finger and there was a very tiny piece of skin and my finger was a little red. It was hot. Back to the drawing board, I know what I should have been doing. I don’t have a TV, phone or radio to distract, I just moved my finger to far and almost. Preston
  14. steamshovel

    carbide band saw blade

    Thanks John: Laguna has a good selection. Now what do I need a 1/2 " blade 3/tpi, 6/tpi/, 10/tpi or 14/tpi. Thats a proforce blade I will be cutting mostly hardwoods and want a clean cut to provide light sanding. Preston
  15. steamshovel

    carbide band saw blade

    Where can I buy a carbide band saw blade? One that doesn't lose its teeth? I am cutting hard woods for making pens. Preston

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