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  1. steamshovel

    Think About It

    Reduce him, her, it to garden mulch.
  2. Looks like where I live in Idaho. I have COPD and can't even mow the grass on a rider.



    1. Ron Altier

      Ron Altier

      A family friend with COPD was traveling from CO to WA and the smoke was so bad that she had to get a motel with cleaner air. She was having so much trouble that she considered going to the ER. Thankfully the wind shifted and by morning she was OK

    2. steamshovel


      Thank goodness for clean air. I'm glad she is ok now. I finally got the grass mowed today and I was not in to bad of shape when I finished.

  3. steamshovel

    Finished Grandfather Clock

    Very nice grandfather clock. It will be the center of attraction for many years. Preston
  4. steamshovel

    Need New Gutters

    I need new gutters so I called the one on TV, named leaf guard. Does any one know about these folks. Are they expensive, do good work. Preston
  5. steamshovel

    Need New Gutters

    Now all I have to consider is half way through they will say this looks bad we will have to replace and boom now the cost bloomed to HOW MUCH? Preston
  6. steamshovel

    Need New Gutters

    I got a bid of $690.00 which includes 70 feet of new gutter, clean the rest of gutters, reposition. It has been hot here 110 yesterday so I am going to wait till it cools down so they can tolerate the temperature. Preston
  7. steamshovel

    Whole House Attic Fans

  8. steamshovel

    Ouch, Table Saw Hit

    I'm glad you are ok. Lucky sounds good also. I have had a few hits but now I am off to the side and so far so good. Preston
  9. steamshovel

    When You Are Having a Hard Day In the Shop

    Thanks for your service to our country and may your next day in the shop be better than the last one. Preston
  10. steamshovel

    When You Are Having a Hard Day In the Shop

    I never have a bad day in the shop, sometimes I turn on the wrong turn signal. If I want a real bad day I'll go in the house and turn on the TV and see how folks are having bad days all over the world and now I'm OK in the shop. Preston
  11. steamshovel

    Need New Gutters

    They make onsite and that is a rip. I guess I'll keep the old system and use my new Stihl leaf blower. I guess if my son-in-laws want to be on the will they can come by and help. Preston
  12. steamshovel

    Need New Gutters

    I just got a bid from one installer 243 feet gutter, 9 down spouts. Oh did I say to sit down $14,000.00. Finally they said $8,000.00 and I still said no. I have another bid Monday. The house was built in 1935 and used real 2x4"s. We went through the whole house. new floors, walls & ceiling, elect, plumbing and window & doors. It is a solid house to say the least. Thanks for the info. Preston
  13. steamshovel

    Need New Gutters

    Here are some Pictures
  14. steamshovel

    Need New Gutters

    Cal: I have one long run, 70'. I get quite a buildup and down comes the gutter. I think I will go with some shorter lengths. I may have several smaller stretches. Thanks for the good advice. Preston
  15. steamshovel

    Need New Gutters

    Its a fairly steep pitch, standard tar shingles. Before the rain would fill the gutter with leaves, pine cones and needles. One section got so heavy the whole thing came down. thanks for the comment. Preston
  16. steamshovel

    Need New Gutters

    Cal: That would be great to be free again from the yearly cleaning. Does the leaf guard work good in a heavy downpour or even a slight shower? I have heard some don't work good in a downpour. Preston
  17. steamshovel

    Need New Gutters

    Thanks Fred: I am getting bids from a few gutter installers. I will check out the Waterloov/gutter. I got rid of 8 trees close to the house so have eliminated a lot of leaves. 4 trees were pine . The pine cones can plug things up in a hurry. Thanks for your comments. Preston
  18. steamshovel

    Cut Screw Lengthwise

    I needed a piece of wood about 2"X 2" any thickness. I always look for nails, screws, etc. None showing so I cut on the bandsaw and it started out ok and then I knew I run into something. The saw slowed down and it went for over an inch at the slow speed then it speeded up and I finished the cut. There was 2 halves of a screw cut lengthwise right smack down the center. If I had tried to do this on purpose there is no way I could of done this good of a job. Am enclosing a picture. I clamped the 2 pieces of wood together showing both halves. Preston
  19. steamshovel

    Cut Screw Lengthwise

    I put an extra n in Lenox. Preston
  20. steamshovel

    Cut Screw Lengthwise

    I finally found out the brand of the bandsaw blade. Its a Lennox. I called and talked with the place where I bought the blade. His business is about 35 miles from my home. I go there because he does a super job sharpening and sells great products. Dave Paleuse Resharp 1-800-733-7297
  21. steamshovel

    Cut Screw Lengthwise

    Its a 1/4" standard teeth on a 14 " Delta. The teeth are not carbide. Preston
  22. steamshovel

    Question About Woodsmith 'Tip'

    I'm one of those. no matter how dull it is after I try to sharpen it becomes duller. thats why no one calls me MR. Sharp. MR DULL
  23. steamshovel

    Question About Woodsmith 'Tip'

    Click on the pic for a better view if it doesn't show the top. I save the blades as shown and when I need one for scraping I use the blade in a small vice grip. when I take metal in for recycling I give them the jar. I have been doing this for 20 years or so.
  24. I needed storage where I could see them all and be out of the way. If I don't like where they are I just remove them to a different spot keeping in mind I may half to walk under them.
  25. steamshovel

    Is This a Dogs Foot Print?

    I use a low strung electric fence for rock chucks and they act like nothing is there. I just can't get rid of them. I have used shotgun, 22 rifle, pellet gun and they keep coming. They breed faster than I can shoot. The low strung electric works great for dogs. Preston

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