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Grandpadave52

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  1. Grandpadave52

    I'm Back...

    Lost power for nearly 6 hours due to the high winds. Purdue Airport recorded gusts at 65+ mph...I live South of there a short distance. Maybe it was the winds that powered the Boilermakers tonight in their upset of The Ohio State "Boiler-up!" Wide spread outages and damage throughout the area. Before sunset, I did a short walk-around...lots of leaves down; almost all green ...even more sticks and small limbs...glad the brood is back from Florida...it won't be too hot for them tomorrow to have a stick hunt. It may (may being the operative word) make 50o if we get lots of sunshine. Headed to 25o tonight with a wind chill in the upper teens. Glad the electricity is back...had to fire up the furnace for the first time this season.
  2. Grandpadave52

    I'm Back...

    Never made it here or if it did, has to be to the Gulf Coast now...pretty much everything was horizontal this PM.
  3. Grandpadave52

    Picture Frame

    Biscuits will help with your alignment and give it some strength in the corners...of course you could edge spline it with contrasting wood if you were inclined. BTW...great pictures too!!
  4. Grandpadave52

    Kitchen Project for the Boss

    Miss the sound, but love it when a plan & a cupboard starts coming together.
  5. Grandpadave52

    Tabs on the Weather...

    This pretty well describes from 5:05P on...
  6. I like it...a lot! Very cool
  7. Grandpadave52

    Tenon Cutters and Reamer

    There's a prop warning prohibiting that out there isn't there? At minimum probably against the law or something...
  8. Grandpadave52

    Tabs on the Weather...

    55 for the high...that's temp; wind is only suppose to gust 40-45 eventually moving from the SW to the NNW...low of 26 for tonight. At least the sun is shining.
  9. Grandpadave52

    Manger

    Artie, I'm no finishing expert by any means, but you might try some Pre-Stain conditioner. Min-Wax & Varathane both make it as do others, then an oil based stain (I'd stay away from water based to minimize raising the grain especially on the ply) Wipe on the oil base stain versus scrubbing in with a brush. Let dry and re-apply stain to obtain the color/look you want. With this being a relatively small project I'd pass on the alcohol/dye approach unless you plan to spray it which wouldn't be recommended in closed quarters with a standing pilot. Assume you have some scraps you can experiment on? Min-Wax makes small/hobby sized product containers too. You can experiment with 2 or 3 &/or mix some together to get your desired look. My $.02 counting 3 cents tax.
  10. Grandpadave52

    Tenon Cutters and Reamer

    Sweet purchases John and great reproductions. Originals are just something you never see in an antique shop yet you know they existed in large numbers at one time. Looking forward to the blog.
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    Tenon Cutters and Reamer

    ...sitting in one doesn't seem to be as bad as getting up from one. As for making one, I'll read your & John's blogs.
  12. Grandpadave52

    What next?

    Doesn't look off center from the Western side of Indiana. PM me for my USPS address. No need to wrap it for Christmas; I've already seen it now.
  13. My sincerest condolences to you and your family John. May God grant your family peace, comfort and understanding during this difficult time. The Morris family is in my prayers!
  14. Grandpadave52

    Rocky Mountain National Park

    In @Michael Thuman's backyard...been there once... Wife (3), daughter 91), me (1) but I got the first one about 33 years ago now. $2700+/- on that one...the rest were all much higher, but none totaled. Mine was a doe...theirs were bucks...big $$'s Truck was "new" to me but about 5 years old; I owned it less than a month. When I got home that night, told her why I was late, she responded "You mean you hit a deer with your new truck? Why did you do that?" My response, "well, I didn't have enough time to get the lug wrench out, chase it down and beat it to death...but I'm OK!" I probably could have phrased my response differently. It was a night with bizarre questions & responses all around. When the investigating deputy sheriff finally got to the scene, he questioned me, "How fast were you traveling do you suppose?" (state highway with a 55 MPH speed limit) My response "I suppose about 54 or 55 mph...maybe 56." Next trick question, "were you wearing your seatbelt?" (state law although IIRC correctly not for PU trucks at the time). My response, "yes I was...always do!" (which is true since Nov, 1978 after getting struck broad-side and rolled in a pick-up w/o seat belts...walked away with only a few stitches, LOTS of bruises & contusions and a concussion...but I digress). To which he replied, "it's a good idea to always wear your seatbelt; I never do, but people should." The next night on the way home got stopped in a Friday night State Police Sobriety check point on the same highway...I had damage to the left front, hood, grill bumper etc. Sat in the line for 30 minutes waiting and sweating my turn...watched them cuff and whisk away a couple of guys for ??? Also watch them allow two cars in front of me to pass through (maybe b/c traffic was backed up a mile or so). Officer asked for my license,registration and proof of insurance...easy access, just had them out the night before...OK, "turn on you left turn signal; now your right one; turn on your headlights, brights." He came back to the window, and said "Your left headlight just went out (likely since it was cracked). I'm going to have to give you a Warning Repair Ticket!" I explained how that happened the night before with the deer and all. His response as he handed me the ticket "Boy this sure hasn't been your week has it?" So I asked him "how long do I have to get this repaired, 30 days?" He replied, "yeah something like that...read the bottom of the ticket it tells you! Have a nice day!" Thinking about that series of events made me realize I'm almost over it now.
  15. Grandpadave52

    Picture Frame

    Thanks...I missed that one. Trying to minimize watching news...weather forecasts are depressing enough.
  16. Grandpadave52

    Rocky Mountain National Park

    Well who knew? I can count on one hand the times I've been on that stretch of road. We would need them every 100 yards around here especially this time of year.
  17. Grandpadave52

    Kitchen Project for the Boss

    Enjoying the ride...warmer & drier than outside.
  18. Grandpadave52

    Manger

    It looks great Artie. Don't forget to sign & date it on the bottom or back...very important! You're beginning a legacy just as your grandfather did.
  19. Looking great Artie...you'll need a trip to Michael's or Hobby Lobby for some miniature straw bales and/or straw like material for the floor. I guess you could use artificial pine too.
  20. Awesome Harry. Kudos to you. Really like the color selections of the "2019" models too.
  21. Past Week: Got all vehicles oil/filter changed/serviced/winterized; mower, oil/filter/serviced, still have to finish cleaning & coating the deck; all gas cans filled/fuel treated; made one trip to the Covered Bridge area flea markets, a few (very few) outside projects since the weather was so accommodating and maintained the house with everyone gone. Several games of ball with the dog; probably explains the on-going shoulder pain. Weekend: finish the mower and maybe do some mowing depending if we get the wintery mix on Saturday. Unlike @John Moody's weather change, ours dropped from upper 80's near 90o to 2 days only in the mid 40's and nights in upper 20's to low 30's; Four mornings this past with heavy frost. Not sure yet when the brood will return from Florida so I need to convert the bachelor pad back to a family dwelling to be ready. Anything else TBD.
  22. Grandpadave52

    Picture Frame

    Will be a perfect frame for the picture. A great story and such an honor for the group.
  23. Grandpadave52

    Rocky Mountain National Park

    IDK either?
  24. Grandpadave52

    Tabs on the Weather...

    152d 21h 25m 45s until Spring...If I didn't know better that's almost 6 months.
  25. Grandpadave52

    Rocky Mountain National Park

    I guess one would be wise to let them play through

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