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  • Originally posted by George Bulliss View Post
    Have you suggested that perhaps politics might be his thing?
    Yeah. He'd fit right in there.

    Or maybe a Consumer Protection Agency or UL lab. Sounds like someone who could break a bowling ball.
    Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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    • Product tester.....

      We used lots of folks who were not skilled..... the skilled people could make anything work, and we wanted to find out what regular people would do.
      2730

      Keep eye on ball.
      Hashim Khan

      Everything not impossible is compulsory

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      • installed a transmission oil cooler on our Pilot. Amazingly it doesn't come with one stock and the 6spd autos are prone to cooking their fluid. It's already had a fluid flush and reprogram under warranty due to clutch slippage, so I figure that and the Texan climate made this a priority. Could have gone with the OEM cooler for $170 or thereabouts which would have taken 2-3h to install, but I bought a larger Hayden cooler for ~$60 with extra hose and clips then spent 10h installing it. Works out about $11 an hour, so above the minimum wage at least!

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        • John has had a rather hard life. I won't go into details, but his father died when he was young, and his mother died in his arms. He really doesn't have any family, and I am one of his only close friends. At one time he was making good money as an appliance salesman at Montgomery Ward, but that job ended when they went out of business. He recently lost his part-time job as a sanitation worker. He's been waiting on his Covid relief / stimulus payment as well as a large tax refund, but things are messed up. $750 of that will be to pay me for buying his electric bike, but the battery connector got damaged and the replacement has not arrived. Always something turns bad. So I'm trying to help him, and he is a good guy.

          We were working on my old dilapidated woodshed today. Trying to use mostly old recycled junk lumber.
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          Yesterday I got a call back from Honda Corporate and they authorized a rental car for me until they get the replacement driveshafts.They apparently have the parts for cars with automatic transmission, but mine is a 5 speed manual. So today I got this car from Enterprise...

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          Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
          USA Maryland 21030

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          • I'm too old for this.So why do I do it... Trimming five tall trees.Climb as high as I can then break my back with a chain saw and a pole saw. Then haul all of it to the burn pile. Fueled by ibuprophen I have three done two to go.Then there's my luck as now there's a burning ban going on. Oyeah, don't call me if you have trees.

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            • Oh yeah about that pantorouter, I made a new template based on the formulas I wrote about earlier, this is the fit of the mortise and tenon now:





              You know it's a good fit when it goes *plop* when you pull it apart.

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              • Today I got my yearly haircut!
                Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                • I was cleaning up one drawer in the bench my 9" S.B. sits on and decided to try to do something with a board the previous owner bored holes in to fit 1/2" shank end mills, ect. because they were so tight it took two hands, determination and holding your tongue just right to wrench them free. I tried a new end mill hoping that would do it but no joy! So I started to look around to see what i had that would open the holes up just a smidgen and found nothing ...until I decided to check a woodruff key cutter I had, a #404 which is a nominal 1/2" diameter BUT it appears it was made oversize to allow for resharpening! Turns out it measures at an actual .510 which made all the holes just about perfect!
                  Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                  • Got my ass kicked by my second covid shot. Started out with just my arm hurting, but I slept horribly and developed a fever overnight. Then I had to be at work early so I could machine a bunch of graphite fixtures for 5 hours straight. I'm amazed I didn't blow any dimensions or pass out. I did have to get a chair. I shoulda told my boss no, ain't none of em getting used today anyway. Whatever.

                    At least machining like $1500 worth of graphite doesn't bother me anymore. 🤷‍♂️
                    21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
                    1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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                    • Been cleaning up the area that needs work so that I can move woodworking to there, as opposed to sharing with the metalwork and scraping bench. Put up some greenboard, some pegboards, and hung up tools that had no home and have been sitting on top of other things,

                      In a lot of ways, I HATE pegboard. But, with the "grabbit" tools that you just want to pick up, and don't want to go through a hassle to get hold of, it works. However, in general, it does not work over top of a workbench. So I put it up in a shallow alcove (like 6" deep) where the hooks will not catch on anything, and nothing is in front of it. I may like it, or I may not. So far I think I do.

                      Originally posted by The Metal Butcher View Post
                      Got my ass kicked by my second covid shot. Started out with just my arm hurting, but I slept horribly and developed a fever overnight. ..........
                      Hmm, got #2 on Monday. Can't be sure, but all I had so far was two nights of alternating mild fever and chills. Not too bad.

                      Down there must be ahead of us in MO, since you are presumably early 20's. I'm in the "old folks" category, and even so could not get a shot until 3 weeks ago. My wife, who is a fair bit younger than I am, still is not eligible for #1.
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                      Hashim Khan

                      Everything not impossible is compulsory

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                      • Originally posted by J Tiers View Post
                        Been cleaning up the area that needs work so that I can move woodworking to there, as opposed to sharing with the metalwork and scraping bench. Put up some greenboard, some pegboards, and hung up tools that had no home and have been sitting on top of other things,

                        In a lot of ways, I HATE pegboard. But, with the "grabbit" tools that you just want to pick up, and don't want to go through a hassle to get hold of, it works. However, in general, it does not work over top of a workbench. So I put it up in a shallow alcove (like 6" deep) where the hooks will not catch on anything, and nothing is in front of it. I may like it, or I may not. So far I think I do.



                        Hmm, got #2 on Monday. Can't be sure, but all I had so far was two nights of alternating mild fever and chills. Not too bad.

                        Down there must be ahead of us in MO, since you are presumably early 20's. I'm in the "old folks" category, and even so could not get a shot until 3 weeks ago. My wife, who is a fair bit younger than I am, still is not eligible for #1.
                        Alabama is doing surprisingly alright.... for once. I'm a little behind my Dad being over 65, and only one day behind my mom, who is under 65. I'm classified as "essential worker", so I've gotten it ahead of some of my peers.

                        I've heard it actually hits younger folks harder due to our immune system being more active/responsive. I dunno, I don't follow medial stuff, but it sounds logical. At any rate, it's well worth it vs getting covid.
                        21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
                        1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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                        • Originally posted by The Metal Butcher View Post
                          .............
                          I've heard it actually hits younger folks harder due to our immune system being more active/responsive. I dunno, I don't follow medial stuff, but it sounds logical. .....
                          I know two people who had covid a year ago and recently got the shots. Both of them (one medical and one essential) were really knocked out by the FIRST shot, presumably because their immune systems were primed. Both said they thought they had got covid again.

                          So you may be right. My immune system is pretty good, I rarely get sick, even if my wife is.
                          2730

                          Keep eye on ball.
                          Hashim Khan

                          Everything not impossible is compulsory

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                          • Dad picked up a 15hp motor for me today, so I guess I will be building my first RPC here soon. Still trying to decide between a pony motor or start caps. I dunno, I guess it will come down to budget.
                            21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
                            1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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                            • Made a new steam connection for my Elmer's Wobbler, old one wouldn't take tubing I wanted to use. Only took four tries to get a good one. Had to relearn a few things. Used Atlas 618 & a 5-40 die.
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                              JFLingg @ 25 miles east of Colorado Springs, Colorado

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                              • pulled weeds
                                25 miles north of Buffalo NY, USA

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