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I seldom use my faceplate, maybe once a year or so. When I do use it and then try to remove it, it is a difficult task. It does not have a hole in the shaft to insert a rod to hold it in place to turn it off, like my chuck does. I am seriously considering drilling a hole in the shaft to insert a rod. Am I missing something? Is there a simple way? Would it be better to drill it in the shaft or flange? I don't believe it would cause a balance problem, would it?
I've watched many trees being cut down in my time. My brother was a tree guy and when he notched a tree, he would put an axe blade in the notch with the handle sticking out and that is the direction and place where he would drop it. He was extremely accurate. Today I saw a crew do it a little different. After the tree was notched, he stuck the saw blade (not running)in the notch. Then he went behind the tree, where he could see the blade protruding out both sides. He pulled out a black magic marker and drew a line around the tree from one side of the saw blade to the other. That is where he cut and it fell perfectly. It was an Aspen and it is nearly white and easy to see the mark. I suppose he had a paint pencil for other trees.
A friend asked if I would look at her daughter-in-law's table to see what could be done for the finish on it. Sure, so I went to her house and looked at her kitchen table. It was a very dark hard wood and made like a picnic table with bench seats. The table top had been worn and scratched. I did not recognize the wood and it was very heavy, looked like some of the foreign exotics I've seen. She wanted me to refinish the table top. I explained what would happen, that the top would lighten with sanding and the color match would be difficult to match. Next she asked to do it all. No, I don't want a large table in my garage and the time to do it right wasn't what I wanted. I immediately noticed how demanding and difficult she would be to please. I politely declined and told her to get a pro. I can do it, for myself,my wife or family. I don't want the stress of trying to please another woman