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  1. Belated Warning

    I hadn't checked in since yesterday AM so I missed a good portion of this thread. Effectively some of you have chimed in and done my job for me.

    While you may call "bunk" or "debunk" it must be...
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    12 years ago a couple of days before Christmas we...

    12 years ago a couple of days before Christmas we got out of work early at 11AM. I went home, had lunch, and put a 20lb propane tank in the Ford Taurus to go get it filled. I had a miserable cold...
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    My wife and I always have trouble remembering...

    My wife and I always have trouble remembering whether we were married on August 2nd or 4th and always end up having to go check the marriage certificate. For us the date we first got together (May...
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    Our Springer Otis has long since passed away, but...

    Our Springer Otis has long since passed away, but he not only slept on our bed but made sure he was always between the wife and I. Yes, he was spoiled rotten and it was by both of us.
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    I'm 66 and still work part time (3 days a week). ...

    I'm 66 and still work part time (3 days a week). I go to bed at 11PM and am usually asleep within 1-2 minutes. I get up most days at 6AM though on weekends I'll often laze in bed until 6:30 or 7. ...
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    Unless the gentleman has a serious medical...

    Unless the gentleman has a serious medical problem that is unsolvable/incurable I would guess that he is suffering from depression and needs help Life is good no matter that some days are better...
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    You and CS are correct in the sense that with...

    You and CS are correct in the sense that with either a round tapered tenon or a faceted tapered tenon the softer wood of the seat deforms when the harder legs are driven into the tapered mortise. ...
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    Robert, I find caliper accuracy quite necessary...

    Robert, I find caliper accuracy quite necessary in a few woodworking operations. My most common example is when turning the open end of my tool handles where a blade goes into a hole and a brass...
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    I have several which I've collected over the...

    I have several which I've collected over the years. 6" Starrett bought in 1970, 6" long jaw Fowlers, 12" Mitotoyo, and one of the cheap $30 digitals. All except the cheapos are dial type. I...
  10. I just took another look at the saw and yours is...

    I just took another look at the saw and yours is an original Independence and not a L-N. The stamp says "INDEPENCENCE TOOL" As soon as L-N started making the saws (mine is from the first batch) they...
  11. The original Independence saws were made by a...

    The original Independence saws were made by a jointly owned company of Pete Taran and Patrick Leach. When they got tired of making and selling saws they sold the name and rights to Tom Lie-Nielsen. ...
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    As a point of information, when anyone moves from...

    As a point of information, when anyone moves from being a member to a guest they no longer have access to their profile and Private Messages so they are unable to respond.
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    Plane Till

    This seems to have worked pretty well for over 10 years now.
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    I have 2 #7s Stewie. I love them both. One is...

    I have 2 #7s Stewie. I love them both. One is an 18" plate panel saw at 10tpi crosscut and the other is a 26" at 8tpi crosscut. Both were inherited and are in great shape with no need for...
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    A short comment and like in press conferences...

    A short comment and like in press conferences given by gov'mnt types no questions will be taken.

    David asked to be relegated to guest status which means he can read but cannot post. It was his...
  16. No sympathy here Rick. Here in NH we had 3 days...

    No sympathy here Rick. Here in NH we had 3 days in the month of February where the temperature got above 32F and even then, the highest was 35F. Yesterday we had a hot one when the temp got all the...
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    Interesting topic folks. As a toolmaker I...

    Interesting topic folks. As a toolmaker I personally don't worry about someone knocking off my designs. First, I can afford to ignore the issue because I only do it part time and any lost income is...
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    I'm an acid brush user too. Being somewhat OCD...

    I'm an acid brush user too. Being somewhat OCD at times I take a hammer and pound the area where the bristles are inserted into the handle to tighten the crimp. I then pull lightly on the end of...
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    I use both hot hide glue and Old Brown Glue...

    I use both hot hide glue and Old Brown Glue depending on my laziness factor and how much gluing I intend to do. One of the big things I like about hot hide glue when hammer veneering is that the...
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    Summer in the shop it's shorts T-shirt, sneakers...

    Summer in the shop it's shorts T-shirt, sneakers and socks. All of the oldest and rattiest available.

    Winter it's ratty old jeans, T-shirt, shop shoes (oldies and grungies), and when turning my...
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    My town, Chester NH, still has this ordinance on...

    My town, Chester NH, still has this ordinance on the books. "It is illegal to place snow upon a public way except that which is sufficient to allow the passage of a horse drawn sleigh."
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    Sidewalk? What's a sidewalk? On the topic of...

    Sidewalk? What's a sidewalk? On the topic of snowplow guys, they got my mailbox again about 3 weeks ago. That makes 2 in 4 years. Grrrrr!
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    Yes Mark, it's getting old. We've had 8 feet in...

    Yes Mark, it's getting old. We've had 8 feet in the last 25 days. The heavens have produced measurable white stuff on 20 of the last 25 days. Fortunately most of it has been light and fluffy. The...
  24. I would suggest that whether or not someone...

    I would suggest that whether or not someone should dress up would be based on what kind of job they are looking to get. For sales, marketing, office work, accounting, and the professions, the first...
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    Spokeshave lessons are free in Chester NH Mark. ...

    Spokeshave lessons are free in Chester NH Mark. I'll even help you make one from scratch.:D
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