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smitty10101

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    You got me, you figure it out!
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    I can explain it to you. But I can't understand it for you!!!! Wait a second--- Let me overthink this.

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  1. Are they 10er's or 10e. IIRC 10er's were sold by Montgomery Wards, & 10e by Shopsmith. Again IIRC. I had one prior to the move (10er ?). Gave it away. Now wish I kept it so I could get rid of the HF lathe and then would have not only a lathe but a backup table saw. Oh well!!!
  2. I inherited my late father's Kennedy Box. Similar to yours but in black. I keep all my precision measuring/layout tools in it. Probably b/c my father was a machinist making PT boats for Elco in Bayonne NJ prior to getting drafted for WW2 so I figured I continue with my father's intent. Drawers are lined in green felt--I guess to cushion the tools.
  3. The one I remember had "tacks" on at least 2 opposite sides, if not all 4 sides. But the units looked very similar to the one shown. IIRC there was a metal clamp that let you adjust the length of the sides to accommodate different sizes of shears. Stretched the shear curtains back to size. Back in the day most shear curtains were made from cotton almost guaranteeing that they would shrink after laundering. Haven't seen a stretcher in about 50 years.
  4. Unfortunately!!! Only a limited amount of ammo and an unlimited amount of targets.
  5. smitty10101

    HELP!

    We have an arrangement that normally works. Since we previously had a basement but now a garage, the agreed upon signal was/is to flash the overhead lights. Since my lights are on several independent circuits there is no danger of a total blackout. The lights used are in my peripheral vision. Also her being a woodworker just adds to the understanding of the danger.
  6. Can somebody explain this to me? https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-100-ft-10-3-Gauge-58-Extreme-Weather-Extension-Cord-758-103100RCL46/301210975 This cord, supposedly, is a 10 gauge. But is only rated for 15 Amps!!! Yet, other 10 gauge extension cords are rated for 20 Amps. In my limited knowledge/experience a 10 gauge should easily hold 20 Amps. Did I miss something? Somebody please enlighten me.
  7. Laptop or tower? Laptop has mouse pad & screen built in. Tower needs room for tower, screen, mouse, mouse pad, key board. Screen--14", 20", 24", etc.? Just saying, it might be cheaper in the long run just to buy a small new laptop.
  8. Currently raining. Won't have to water the lawn. 74F & 94% humidity
  9. Just throwing this out there----- I wonder if walnut oil is ill advised for those with tree nut allergies. I know that some people with peanut allergies cannot be even in the same area as food made with peanuts. As in even the same room---not just touching/eating something made with peanuts. And yes I know peanuts are grown in the ground & not on a tree, but with some people being hyper allergenic to something/everything I figured I'd ask. Curious minds want to know.
  10. IIRC the coupons will not work on the tool chest, among many other things.
  11. I'm sure by now you surmised that either the gas line has a smaller OD than the hole , or that the hole has somehow enlarged. So thinking out loud-- a) if the trimmer is a name brand, I can't tell from the pics, then go to a service center & buy a name brand hose and try that. b) mic the new hose(s) & old original hose to see if there is a difference. Metric versus Imperial. c) buy a slightly larger OD hose & either trim to fit (sandpaper) or force it into the hole. d) use Permatex gasket maker and/or Permatex blue to coat the OD of the hose & force
  12. Are there "nipples" off the tank into the lines? If so, you could (a) put a small clamp (gas line clamp) on the offending line(s) {don't over tighten} or (b) take the lines off the nipples & put automotive silicone (I usually use the blue stuff) on the nipples & then reattach the lines. Let set up before putting gas back through the lines. If it was my unit I would use the blue silicone. YMMV
  13. 6:15 am not even sun up 82 degrees with 88 percent humidity feels like 92 another wonderful day for a walking swim
  14. Just took Johnson off the top. I wasn't really impressed with the slipperyness of it. It was OK at first but became sticky/gummy with time & with little use. Buffed it with an auto polisher and still wasn't impressed.
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