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    Drop me a PM, John. Perhaps I've got something...

    Drop me a PM, John.

    Perhaps I've got something you could use, in exchange?

    Jim
    Westport, MA
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    I play tennis, frequently. I'm careful, and can...

    I play tennis, frequently. I'm careful, and can chop dovetails or dadoes or pare without discomfort. I think it's the "back swing" and dead stop at the bottom of the swing that set me off.
  3. I was taught to test keenness of an edge with...

    I was taught to test keenness of an edge with endgrain.

    If the edge could slice the endgrain of Eastern pine,
    it could likely manage most tasks.

    It took me awhile to wrap my head around that...
  4. I was taught (back in my medical products days)...

    I was taught (back in my medical products days) that solder joints
    would fail where crimped (or fastned) copper wire joints
    would last more or less indefinitely.

    I had one three week slog where...
  5. Hip waders? Deck shoes?

    Hip waders? Deck shoes?
  6. For those of us that grind and hone by hand, Hock...

    For those of us that grind and hone by hand, Hock blades are very good.

    Harder steel takes longer to touch up,
    if you're doing it with plates/stones/abrasive sheets.
  7. +1 on this. I believe that Ron also stocks...

    +1 on this.
    I believe that Ron also stocks longer screws for those that want to keep their stock cap iron.
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    I was taught to use much the same method, where...

    I was taught to use much the same method,
    where the "bevel leads the way" to the bottom.

    I think the shearing action of the flat chisel back is
    aided by the bevel being "pushed" be reaction...
  9. Those generate a tremendous amount of waste heat....

    Those generate a tremendous amount of waste heat.
    If you live in a part of the country where your "cooling days"
    outnumber your "heating days" the new OLED sets run
    much cooler.

    My first Flat...
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    Just call (or send an email) to the Lee Valley...

    Just call (or send an email) to the Lee Valley people.

    They can probably sort this out for you.
    There was a depth stop retrofit for larger router planes.

    I wouldn't be surprised if they have...
  11. You're about to get real busy, if she sees you...

    You're about to get real busy, if she sees you puttering...

    Sell your ladder, fast.
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    I use a four foot aluminum level and a strong...

    I use a four foot aluminum level and a strong backlight to see how I'm getting on.

    The plane blade needs to protrude most in the middle of the sole, not to the left or right.
    A cambered blade...
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    Phht.... I slept through mine. The worst part...

    Phht....

    I slept through mine.
    The worst part was detox from the sedative.

    It was like a hangover, where you can't remember the party.
    In the old days, they used a rigid Sigmoidoscope.
    ...
  14. I bought my Hockey-ready HDTV off Amazon. Free...

    I bought my Hockey-ready HDTV off Amazon.
    Free delivery, no waiting in line.
    ...
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    It's in Anchorage. Pine Martins, more likely....

    It's in Anchorage.

    Pine Martins, more likely.
    Those will dispute who is on the menu.
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    How old are the boards? Pith shrinks, but not...

    How old are the boards?

    Pith shrinks, but not forever.
    If it hasn't worked loose after this long...
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    Sorry I was unclear about this. I would only...

    Sorry I was unclear about this.

    I would only joint two boards together to make a single "plank".
    I would make two "planks" and leave a space between them.

    The only surface that must be flat...
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    +1 on this. In an earlier work incarnation, I...

    +1 on this.
    In an earlier work incarnation, I refinished African Blackwood (M'pingo) on woodwinds with this method.
    You can also get acceptable results with sawdust and SuperGlue, if the glue is...
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    Does the glue act as a "resist" to the finish? ...

    Does the glue act as a "resist" to the finish?

    I wonder if wet sanding the surface with the finish might
    even the penetration to a given depth.

    A final coat could be floated over that.
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    When you cut it, does it smell like Root Beer...

    When you cut it, does it smell like Root Beer soda?
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    Talk to your Mother's physician about any...

    Talk to your Mother's physician about any adjuvant therapies.
    While most will do no harm, some will interact badly with Chemotherapy regimes.

    I wouldn't go too far afield before you get a scan to...
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    I can't imagine that the springs are made just...

    I can't imagine that the springs are made just for this purpose.

    When the founder started making these machines,
    he likely used what he could find.

    At these prices, you could make a custom...
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    I made mine with a brace for the legs, stretcher...

    I made mine with a brace for the legs, stretcher between the brace.
    It's high enough that I dont' trip on it, low enough that I can hold it down if necessary.
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    http://pilates.about.com/od/gettingstarted/ss/Refo...

    http://pilates.about.com/od/gettingstarted/ss/ReformerAnatomy.htm

    Looks like a mechanic's creeper on tracks,
    with a set of "Bullworker" springs for resistance underneath.

    The whole sliding...
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    Your Christmas tree ornaments come off an...

    Your Christmas tree ornaments come off an Endmill?
    I guess you're making heirlooms to last...

    I'm jealous of your dogs. They're good looking.
    Mine have "character".

    We just adopted an...
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