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steamshovel

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    Preston
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    middleton Idaho
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    Intermediate

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  1. steamshovel

    more hummingbirds

    found this on the internet, enjoy preston https://www.msn.com/en-us/weather/topstories/video-thats-a-lot-of-hummingbirds/ar-BBTyqAb?ocid=spartandhp
  2. steamshovel

    Pot handle

    oak, bacon grease, several coats, polish to high gloss
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    DC upgrade, classy even!

    Holy $#@&%# that looks like it would suck the snot out of a 100 ton elephant at 400 yards. Looks good and I bet it works good! Preston
  4. Welcome to Patriot woodworker Nicoleb. You have found a great site to find out about woodworking. There are many folks on here that are one of a kind. They can answer your questions about wood working or many other things. I like your game table. You found a good one. Maybe I'm due for some good luck. Work on it when you get a chance and take a few pictures to keep us updated. Don't talk to my wife, she thinks I'm outdated. I'll try and keep her around another 57 years. I find old tables at garage sales or where ever. I found a corner table in the junk pile at one garage sale. It was beat beyond belief. There was cig burns all over and white stuff in the drawer. I brought it back to life and it in use in our home. I don't know how old it is but I think it is fairly new. It took a lot of sanding and it had a lot of indents. It sat in my shop for a year and when I was up to it I would work on it. It is worth a lot but only to me. I have fixed up several old tables and have a couple in ,y house yet and have given a few to my kids. I need to take before and after pictures, some of them are hard to believe. Kep us posted on the table> Preston
  5. 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
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    Threading Wooden Dowels

    Thanks for showing how to do this. Now where do I go to buy the tools to make my own? Preston
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. steamshovel

    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
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    Glue crack

    I use a 6" fire hose between my ears! Preston
  11. 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
  12. 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
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    golden plum tree

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

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