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  1. A shotgun fully loaded and 10 pit bulls works.
  2. 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
  3. oak, bacon grease, several coats, polish to high gloss
  4. 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
  5. 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 Don't talk to my wife, she thinks I'm outdated.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
  6. Now I don't know what size to buy. What size do you have shown? I may go with 3/4 to 1 ". Preston
  7. Thanks for showing how to do this. Now where do I go to buy the tools to make my own? Preston
  8. John: That is the best sandpaper I have ever used. If it was made for steel-so be it. Thanks Preston
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. I use a 6" fire hose between my ears! Preston
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. I renamed HIM, not sir but SUR for survivor. Preston
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. Thanks for reminding me. I went out to the shop and made a jig. Preston
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. How does black walnut change its color. some of the wood will be back walnut as we know it dark, and then some of it is as white as pine? Preston
  22. What do I need to do get rid of it all. Give it away, sell at auction. Go back in house and twiddle my thumbs. I'm old and hurt like #@%& , but I still get a twinkle to do something in the shop. What takes me a week on some things used to be an hour. I still haven't figured out how to take it all with me. I hope where ever it goes I hope it has a good home. I sure will miss it. Preston
  23. Where I buy florescent lights is where I take them when they go bad. They are better at taking care of them than I. I saved a box that will hold 12 8' lights. I bought enough when things changed over it will be a long time before I run out. I try my best not to add anything to the environment except sawdust. Preston
  24. I may have said this before so I'll say it again. If we could cross a hummingbird and a swallow and a USAF jet we would only need a one plane Air Force ! Preston
  25. It seems like you have a lot of male hummingbirds, most if not all are female around my place. That is quite a video of hummingbirds you posted. I will show everyone here. Thanks very much for posting it. It will be viewed a lot at our house. Preston

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