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  1. Perhaps I am old-fashioned in that I like to draw things out on paper. I bought a 2x4x1/8 sheet of hardboard with one smooth side, a T square, and a roll of 18" wide white butcher paper. I lay out a sheet and draw the standard plan, top, and side views of my project. Full scale or half-scale allows me to see the reality of the plan. Its relaxing and I think about the various design choices as I draw. I also think through the machining and assembly process to avoid those things called "oops". Glad to hear you are coming back strong, Lissa! hat
  2. Diet suggestions for Raplh: Every day, make a peanut butter sandwich (or 2) with whole wheat bread and sliced turkey, eat one-half avacado, mix one small cup of yogurt with 2 heaping tablespoons of cottage cheese, a half-cup of mixed nuts, blueberries, and a half cup of uncooked oatmeal. Drink a glass of chocolate milk and eat a banana. Eat more as desired. Best of everything to you. hat
  3. I play guitar (Hawai'ian slack-key finger-picking style), work cryptograms, and research topics in science and history. In between all that, I exercise hard. I'm gong down in flames!
  4. Thanks, John. I'll look for it. Sadly, almost everything about Native Americans is "untold."
  5. in 2018, I sold my '93 Jeep Cherokee with 309,000 miles on it. No issues with it. We both cried!
  6. Hello Dan It is my opinion that some of those people are just mindlessly careless while others are criminally mischievous, feeling powerful and superior for a moment. Some people actually think the wild needs to be burned now and again. Human nature, I guess. I fought a lot of forest fires in Idaho in the '60's. i know what its like.
  7. Christmas songs? Not me. I fully support veterans and most of the 2nd Amendment, but I cannot stand the sight of assault weapons with high capacity magazines.
  8. I like to make nice jewelry boxes using quality hardwoods, and have kept records of the time it takes to make one. It usually runs to about 20 hours, a little more if I do an inlay. If I charge $10/hour for the box, exclusive of materials or overhead, that runs to $200 to $220 for the box. In my market area, nobody will pay that price. So I sell them at $100-$150 by request, and I don't do craft shows or art fairs. Price has to be set for the existing market, what people are willing to pay. hat
  9. Happy B-Day, W&T! Stay warm, out of reach of hungry cats and bears, and do something wickedly fun!
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    Happy B-Day, Ron! Do something wickedly fun!
  11. Happy Veterans Day to all veterans, alive or dead, everywhere, and to their families and friends. Thank you for everything you have done , and continue to do, for all of us. hat
  12. Hello Gene You are correct. Native People today want to live and succeed in the modern world, but they keep their history alive, painful as it is. Some will talk with me about it. Some want simple recognition of their identity. I am always respectful. I go to the Bear River Massacre memorial service every year in January, and there are always a lot of veterans in attendance, many of them combat vets. Same with Native Hawai'ians. Everyone knows we can't undo history but we all can respect each other for our shared service, and that's what I try to do. hat
  13. https://www.standard.net/online_features/community_cares/how-to-honor-native-veterans-this-native-american-heritage-month/article_61c06219-6231-5f59-b717-11e91ca39b00.html I am really glad to see this. The irony is monumental. hat
  14. Happy B-Day, John! Do something wickedly fun! hat
  15. Hello Gene I'm pushing 75 and have been in many places. I have never felt the need to carry a gun for protection.
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