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    I mostly disagree that you need to necessarily...

    I mostly disagree that you need to necessarily like what you do. I do think its useful to be good or at least decent at what you do. The two situations are often conflated, but they are distinct. ...
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    Yah, but you've certainly had better access to...

    Yah, but you've certainly had better access to the experts than pretty much all of us and you're "not an expert" is still a heck of a lot more than I know on any of these subjects :D I'm certainly...
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    Mel, Looking forward to what you find. While I...

    Mel, Looking forward to what you find.

    While I certainly believe George is probably correct, I've found the base statement that "it wasn't used in the 1800's" to be a bit unsatisfying because...
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    Finding primary sources on this seems to be...

    Finding primary sources on this seems to be pretty hard given the general level of misinformation from some of the sites. As best as I can find it appears that milk was used in at least some paints...
  5. I do the same, basically make loops of the feed...

    I do the same, basically make loops of the feed hose and then run the soaker between them. I've also had pretty good luck with the `1/4" stuff that has extruded emitters rather than just holes as...
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    I'd never notice, a t-shirt snob I am not :D I do...

    I'd never notice, a t-shirt snob I am not :D I do have a nice collection of free ones from work/conferences/events though so to the uninitiated it might appear I was a collector.
  7. Thread: Ketchup

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    Poll: The stuff LOML makes, with or without curry in it...

    The stuff LOML makes, with or without curry in it either way. Yum!
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    :rolleyes: :rolleyes: If you properly bloom...

    :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    If you properly bloom the coffee and pour carefully and slowly in a traditional pour over (which is what the canadiano essentially is) it acts as its own filter bed so you...
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    Here's another overpriced idea of dubious...

    Here's another overpriced idea of dubious veracity for your viewing pleasure: http://www.canadiano.co/canadiano-shop/
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    We buy "premium" beans (small scale, hand picked,...

    We buy "premium" beans (small scale, hand picked, at about $6-7/lb green (less if we're buying 20lbs) which works out to around $9/lb after you account for roasting loss. I can definitely tell the...
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    David Best wrote an unofficial survival guide. ...

    David Best wrote an unofficial survival guide. IMHO its perhaps a bit thin on the saw side but invaluable on the shaper side. Its also a bit dated (2004) and doesn't explicitly cover the hammer...
  12. Speaking of your lathe hood idea that reminds...

    Speaking of your lathe hood idea that reminds me... For bowl sanding I like the looks of Robo Hippy's setup (I admit to not having gotten around to making one though :o)
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  13. As a much I don't actually think that shavings...

    As a much I don't actually think that shavings pull that much nitrogen. If you mix them in, yes for sure. Based on about 5 years of mulching heavily on the yard with wood shavings and not seeing...
  14. I picked up some a few years back when a friend...

    I picked up some a few years back when a friend had his (heavily overgrown) tree trimmed. Nothing huge, I think the biggest limb was maybe 6" across.

    It was awesome to turn, really fun stuff...
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    First up I'm a small time amateur so take this...

    First up I'm a small time amateur so take this all as worth around what you paid for it.

    Short answers:

    I've fit pretty much all of my turning tools minus the chisels into three drawers that...
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    That's ok, our rates were raised to pay for them...

    That's ok, our rates were raised to pay for them to put in load banks so they could burn the excess power coming off of the windmills.. that were paid for with tax subsidies. It appears that the...
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    A lot of bowls were made with just a face plate...

    A lot of bowls were made with just a face plate and a single bowl gouge so you can get by with that.

    A chuck is immensely handy though and unless you only do a fairly limited set of bowls its...
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    Dang and I thought power was cheap here! Out here...

    Dang and I thought power was cheap here! Out here on the other end of the Gorge its up to $0.053/kWh with a $15 connection fee for residential.
    http://www.nwasco.com/residential-rates.cfm
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    I've had mixed results as well, some realtors are...

    I've had mixed results as well, some realtors are fantastic and 100% worth the commission. Others should be run out of town on a rail tarred and feathered. I don't reckon that its a "realtor"...
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    Lathes are hard to collect dust from.

    Basically for the "turning" part I've pretty much stopped worrying about it for two reasons. Frst its pretty much impossible to capture the shavings from...
  21. The hair work on the lion is really just amazing;...

    The hair work on the lion is really just amazing; if you've ever tried anything even vaguely similar it doesn't take long to realize that the road from here to there is long and not for all of us...
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    :D I've been known to grab my hat and start...

    :D I've been known to grab my hat and start running out the door when I hear a chainsaw in the neighborhood "Hey that's the song of my people". At this point loml just rolls her eyes.

    Wait...
  23. Thread: Bed Build

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    I admit to not entirely groking your overall...

    I admit to not entirely groking your overall design but have faith that it will reveal itself in time so am just enjoying the ride until we get there :D

    One question - what is the advantage/reason...
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    For comparison here's Northfields price list...

    For comparison here's Northfields price list (which is mostly US made), you won't find a bandsaw in anywhere close to the price range of the Rikon you referenced aboce. I would of course expect them...
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    http://www.amazon.com/RIKON-Power-Tools-80-805-Gri...

    http://www.amazon.com/RIKON-Power-Tools-80-805-Grinder/dp/B00H2B78YG also available from highland, woodcraft, etc... Woodcraft used to sell basically the same thing under their own brand which is...
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