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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...
  5. 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."
  6. 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...
  8. 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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    I don't know anyone who does Jim. My house is a...

    I don't know anyone who does Jim. My house is a gambrel with the front facing due south. The steep pitch is 18 in 12 and the upper pitch is about 6 in 12. The back unfortunately is the north side...
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    We got lucky on yesterday's storm. Only got 8"...

    We got lucky on yesterday's storm. Only got 8" at my house while 20 miles away on the seacoast they got 20". The snow has been settling a bit and the depth across my front and back yard is down to...
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    Right now in southern NH we have had about 80" in...

    Right now in southern NH we have had about 80" in the last 3 weeks. The last storm was Thursday but it only gave us about 3". Just now it is beginning to spit snow again so this must be the first...
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    I hope you are making her work on the plant floor...

    I hope you are making her work on the plant floor Tony. Because of general male attitudes in manufacturing it'll be hard enough for her without being viewed as just another "suit" in the front...
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    For us it's not SAD, just the snow. We've had...

    For us it's not SAD, just the snow. We've had over 7 feet in the last 2 1/2 weeks. It is snowing now with a little one of only 1-2 inches and we are supposed to get another foot on Sunday. Here in...
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    I heard on a business newscast yesterday that...

    I heard on a business newscast yesterday that Eastman Kodak's film sales have dropped 94% since the year 2000. They are a ghost of what they were when I was a kid growing up in the Rochester NY...
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    Going to the local gas station with a nickel for...

    Going to the local gas station with a nickel for a 7oz coke in a glass bottle out of the red coke machine out front.

    pushing down on the starter on the floor of the Dodge pickup to start it.
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    For reference Mike Watco Danish Oil is a mixture...

    For reference Mike Watco Danish Oil is a mixture of boiled linseed oil, oil based varnish, and mineral spirits. I used to use it for the convenience factor, but now I make my own because it allows...
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    While this is just my opinion Roger, Groz "tools"...

    While this is just my opinion Roger, Groz "tools" are really tool shaped objects. With sufficient tuning and sweat it can be made to work but it is questionable as to whether it is worth thee...
  19. This answer is perhaps a bit simplistic, but any...

    This answer is perhaps a bit simplistic, but any type of furniture you like. Unless you have to make multiples such as in chairmaking, doing "one off" pieces of furniture can be readily done by...
  20. I joined the Creek in February 2003 as part of...

    I joined the Creek in February 2003 as part of the migration from Badger Pond. I've been woodworking at some level since I was a small kid of about 7 or 8. My Dad had a basement shop and taught me...
  21. One thing that no one else has mentioned Matt is...

    One thing that no one else has mentioned Matt is extending the stretchers and moving the right hand legs to the end of the bench which removes the cantilever from that end. This would have no impact...
  22. I have the large Emmert on my bench and have...

    I have the large Emmert on my bench and have never thought that it was too large. I installed mine with the inner jaw flush with the edge of the bench. It was a good bit of work carving out the...
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    One important thing to remember about government...

    One important thing to remember about government procurement spec is that they are strictly for selling to the government. Commercial use of the specs is allowed, but often commercial needs are...
  24. Threads like this are quite useful. I will leave...

    Threads like this are quite useful. I will leave this thread and Mike Allen's about saw restoration on the forum for about a week after the last post is added to the thread. At that point the...
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    Well done Mike. This is very useful tutorial an...

    Well done Mike. This is very useful tutorial an commentary.
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