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FlGatorwood

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    Steven D.
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    Pensacola, FL USA
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    Heraclitus, "Change is the only constant in life."

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  1. Thank you. I have 2 of these to rebuild and I was wondering if I should use PT pine. I will drop by Lowe's from the doctor's office on Tuesday and see how it prices and fits.
  2. Far too late, but I hope you had a great day. And, I hope you have many more with good health.
  3. Sure. I'll be wearing my mask. Do you think that they will want ID?
  4. Oh, the dog days of summer. Rinse and repeat here. And, you don't have to turn on the water. Just step outside and your body gets wet. Heat index has ranged from 103 to 111 for the past week or so. Beach water on the Gulf side is about 83, just right for hurricanes. At 10 pm temp is 84 degrees, humidity 61%, dewpoint 69%. Will get down to about 77 about dawn tomorrow. And, we get a 40% chance of showers tomorrow. "How long do the dog days of summer last? 40 days According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, the Dog Days of summer are traditionally the 40 days beginning July 3 and ending August 11, which coincide with the dawn rising of Sirius, the Dog Star. This is soon after the Summer Solstice, which of course also indicates that the worst summer heat will soon set in."
  5. Steven, if I may be so bold, I would also check your temp. This sounds familiar to Coronavirus. I hope not, but with that symptom, I would be on high alert.
  6. I love the tool and it is now on my wish list. Also, a company that provides a quality product at a reasonable price and stands behind their product and delivers top notch customer service is a company to do business with. These companies are rare. EWT is a company that I will support.
  7. That is awesome work and idea, Ron. I remember when you acquired these pieces and discussed turning them. I expressed my sincere concern but this is so far beyond any of my imagination. That is stunning.
  8. I've had several band saw blades pop on me. They don't normally hurt. It simply just spill out of the top part. Of course all the ones I had to pop were small ones. And, it is only running at 750 rpm. I wonder if I turned it up a bit would it cut faster or worse? BTW, Gene, where did you get your Carter guides and how difficult to retrofit?
  9. The problem is that no one knows when he got infected and when he became contagious. Please keep us posted, Gene. I would be in line tomorrow for a test to ensure that you were not exposed. An antibody test would reveal that in about 5 minutes. Please stay safe and alert, everyone.
  10. Reminds me of American factorys up until about the 1990's. Except, more Asian workers. The uniforms of the first part remind me of Navy uniform in the 1960's and 1970's. But the work was like American factories except for all the safety safeguards and all the automation. Yes, I have been there and loved it. It is called skilled labor.
  11. Oops! Gene, we'll be praying that none of the rest of you are contaminated. That is scary.
  12. Ok, I am confused here. I see the shine of it being sanded, but the inside looks as if it needs more sanding. Am I seeing correctly? I am having problems seeing. Just for my process, I start sanding with 100 grit until all my tool marks are invisible to me. But, after I finish, I sometimes see the turning tool marks. Are the marks reflection of lights or something? Thanks for helping me understand. I have new glasses, but it is harder to see than before. At age 72, it may be refractions from cataracts.
  13. Finally got these finished. I made a drying rack of a piece of wood and some screws. There are 16 pens made from a piece of elm that MountainGuardian sent to me. As quickly as I ascertain that his mailing address remains the same, they will be in the mail. He requested a couple bigger ones for his fingers, so you will see a couple with onion like holder. I learned from a fellow down the street that he can push down on this pen without it slipping through his hand. Also, there are a few that are a bit thicker so it will be easier to grasp. Neat wood and easy to turn. Almost as nice to turn as mahogany. These are slimline PSI pens. Easy to do even on a Shopsmith.
  14. Keith, she is so right on point. This is the real reason to not send children back to school. Shoot, even college students are not any smarter about germs and responsibility. So, who does it benefit to send children back to school?
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