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    I find the scams entertaining in addition to...

    I find the scams entertaining in addition to being irritating. So far in this early part of 2016 I have received pfishing scams for 5 compromised bank accounts I don't have, warnings about 2 email...
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    Our tree came down New Year's day. The wreath on...

    Our tree came down New Year's day. The wreath on the barn is still there since it looks nice. The electric candles still are in our front windows and will be until day light savings starts again.
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    Very nicely done from start to finish Kees. ...

    Very nicely done from start to finish Kees. Except for the choice of cherry which I wonder about availability in the 17th century Netherlands, in about 10 years you might be able to pass the thing...
  4. Note that when George speaks about the Hay shop...

    Note that when George speaks about the Hay shop he is talking about what in the 1700s was a shop in a major "city" by Colonial standards. The population of Boston was under 10,000 in the mid 1700s,...
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    One of my favorite quotes

    "The paperless office is about as likely as the paperless bathroom."

    I too still like my paper books though I only purchase ones I might want to keep. The local library is my source for all the...
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    Warm here too. But don't worry folks mother...

    Warm here too. But don't worry folks mother nature will get her payback.....she always does.

    As I sit here in my office in a summer weight polo shirt.
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    For dovetails I only apply the glue quickly and...

    For dovetails I only apply the glue quickly and heavily to the sockets since most of the strength of any dovetail is mechanical. I also make sure the parts to be joined are quite warm. I place them...
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    Marine plywood will work fine if you can get it...

    Marine plywood will work fine if you can get it in 3/4". The key here is that it must have a finish on it or it will suffer just like regular plywood. It is the waterproof adhesive for the...
  9. Snakewood is beautiful Juan but be very careful. ...

    Snakewood is beautiful Juan but be very careful. Small cross sections are generally pretty stable but larger pieces are very very very problematic. It is extremely unstable and almost impossible to...
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    Auburn Tool company was a large and prolific...

    Auburn Tool company was a large and prolific producer of wooden hand planes in the 19th century. They were in Auburn NY and were noted for using a lot of prison labor to produce their tools since...
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    I too bemoan the fall of one of the icons of...

    I too bemoan the fall of one of the icons of American retail. Sears was the first credit card I ever had when I got out of college. Because of their attempts to make the CC their prime moneymaker I...
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    We take the easy way out and put electric candle...

    We take the easy way out and put electric candle in the front windows and a wreath on the front door.
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    I was called for Grand jury about 25 years ago...

    I was called for Grand jury about 25 years ago just 2 weeks after starting a new job. I was fortunately excused since we would have been empaneled for 90 days and my new employer would not have been...
  14. There are other types of more detailed surveys...

    There are other types of more detailed surveys too. About a year ago I was contacted by mail by the Census Bureau and then by phone by a census employee who made sure I saw her credentials when she...
  15. No cooking for us this year. This year my son,...

    No cooking for us this year. This year my son, DIL, and grandkids are all at my son's MILs house for Thanksgiving. We made reservations at a restaurant that has a really great Thanksgiving buffet....
  16. It looks to me like their 55 degree smoother. I...

    It looks to me like their 55 degree smoother. I have had one for many years. You'll love it.
  17. Gee Dan does your wife read SMC? It looks like a...

    Gee Dan does your wife read SMC? It looks like a Christmas list to me.:D
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    Yes Mark, the Marine Corps is a department of...

    Yes Mark, the Marine Corps is a department of the Navy. The Men's Department!!
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    I second that Scott. The National Museum of the...

    I second that Scott. The National Museum of the Marine Corps is a truly amazing place.

    Warning though. If you served in RVN as a grunt and made any hot landings in a CH-46 Sea Knight avoid the...
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    Same to you Jeffrey. Dave Anderson B 1/7...

    Same to you Jeffrey.

    Dave Anderson

    B 1/7 1st MARDIV 1968 RVN

    CAP 1-1-4 1st Combined Action Group 1969 RVN
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    And to further Tom's comment, anyone who eats...

    And to further Tom's comment, anyone who eats nothing is going to die too. Just remember the base death rate is one per.:D
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    FYI Robert. As I am sure you are aware, rarely...

    FYI Robert. As I am sure you are aware, rarely can a husband go wrong with a simple and sincere sounding "Yes Dear". :D
  23. I felt like an idiot Mike, but I wasn't the first...

    I felt like an idiot Mike, but I wasn't the first time nor will it be the last time I make a public mistake. Teaching is fun. You get the opportunity to help others and you always learn quite a bit...
  24. Hey Andrew, don't feel embarrassed. This past...

    Hey Andrew, don't feel embarrassed. This past Saturday I was teaching a hand dovetailing class for our NH guild's hand tools group. I was demonstrating what happens when you hit a chisel hard for...
  25. A couple of additional comments Andrew. If I...

    A couple of additional comments Andrew.

    If I had to list the single most important things necessary to make accurate tight fitting dovetails this is what they would be:

    1. Accurate stock...
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