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  1. Thread: Dremel Tool

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    Re: Dremel Tool

    I still have two Dremels and use both the older corded one and battery one as needed. A first Dremel bit the dust a couple decades ago. Sometimes use both to avoid the cumbersome switch. Batteries...
  2. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    "I'll tell you why [religion's] not a scam. In my opinion, all right? Tide goes in, tide goes out. Never a miscommunication. You can't explain that."Bill O'Reilly




    Tom, I have no idea...
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    Re: Blondihacks: Chinese lathes

    I get questions about availability of my plans in metric but I will not make the conversion. While I wish the whole world used one system, I still like imperial as being easier for many uses. ...
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    Re: Blondihacks: Chinese lathes

    A great review.
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    Re: To some degree, I was conceived…

    Very close, although I don't believe FDR had real knowledge of the attack and the mood of the people was not seen as ready for war. I'm sure he welcomed it but the naval sacrifice was higher than he...
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    Re: the queen of the skies

    started air travel in about 1950 with DC3's and DC4/DC6's. flown mostly A320's lately and it is a great aircraft but the rest of the experience sucks.
  7. Re: Georgia vote. Something I just realized.

    you wrote my post for me. not knowing this mystifies me more than walker's suitability for other than a helmet.

    trashing the millions who live in georgia makes me look up stupid acts by other...
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    Re: To some degree, I was conceived…

    American public action is "dastardly" hard to move so a few thousand paid the price that day.
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    Re: An ugly airplane, new to me.

    those dealing with boats have little cause speaking about beauty as the term "butt ugly" is a far better fit for some . most anything with density lower than one will float but the air has much...
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    Re: What is your go to pain med?

    I must disagree about the helicopter. (post #55) I quickly discarded the idea of an ambulance/first responder in favor my wife driving me to the hospital emergency 25 miles away. The only surgeon...
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    Re: What is your go to pain med?

    A usual question in the hospital is "what from 0 to 10 is your pain level"? I never knew how to answer until the right hand fingers were recently mangled by my tablesaw. Now that I know what 10...
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    Re: The restoration of Rogue (1892)

    From another worker of wood, beautiful work that has not hidden the tight places. All behind me now but I can still appreciate superlative work and results.
  13. Re: there used to be a somewhat popular class of vehicles

    I think the first of the breed was the International Harvester Scout which was a tough ride with no amenities to speak of. Rarely see one anymore.
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    Re: Why does the the right hate Nancy Pelosi?

    Right wing hates Pelosi because she is smarter than any collection of them.
  15. Re: Let’s see each other’s pets or animals, past or present.

    Skipper died three years ago and he is missed as a sibling who was always there to lighten my spirits. He was the image of and named after a mascot on my Korean War destroyer. Being unable to care...
  16. Re: Fans of Hornblower and the Aubrey-Maturin books

    While Roberts appears to a man whose views I find easy to dislike, a curmudgeon? Not likely, as curmudgeons keep the wisdom of a society from falling for the latest stupidity to be proposed. I am...
  17. Re: Republican's Open About Destroying Democracy

    Damn good question which Jr. is unable to understand or answer. The statement itself is so ambiguous as to defy reason.
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    Re: Happy Veteran's day

    Thank you Tom. I appreciate the story of your father and his service and the pride you must feel in telling us. Those who served on front lines in that long ago war are becoming fewer rapidly.
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    Re: Tablesaw can get you

    To answer the question about the saw type.

    It is a Delta 10" of about 20 years age in good condition, bought new and used regularly.
    Fence is the Delta which I like better than the rest for its...
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    Re: Tablesaw can get you

    As many have said, it did require some gumption to admit my carelessness and put it out for knowledgeable woodworkers to see. As I am known for preaching workshop safety, the crow was bitter at...
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    Re: Tablesaw can get you

    As long as there those here that are not freaked out by this important stuff, I will show some of the dirty detail. The hand photos show it all. The picture of planes are the fleet just finished...
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    Tablesaw can get you

    Say it aint so


    I keep thinking that it is a bad deam but there I real proof in my eyes and the nervous system. The tablesaw won and life has taken a bad turn. Through many years teaching...
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    Re: Happy birthday Jimmy Carter

    The only president I ever personally met and had a conversaton with. Not about politics but about woodworking, which he also enjoyed. A good man and just too caring and truthful for the job, which...
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    Re: John Steinbeck recommenndations

    Can't go wrong with just about any of Steinbeck's books. All have a message for you. Grapes of Wrath was my first and it remains high on my list as I knew some folk who suffered through these times...
  25. Thread: IAN and me

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    Re: IAN and me

    There are areas around New Bern that are well above water damage for most people's lifetimes for quite a few years yet. New Bern is becoming a much more populated area now and is still very...
  26. Thread: IAN and me

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    IAN and me

    I feel for the folk caught in the path of Ian and such devastation I have not ever witnessed. My feelings are tempered by knowledge of past hurricanes treatment of my home and this area and must be...
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    Re: Esophogeal perforation

    I hope things turn out good for you as it often does not. My youngest son who is 60 had an identical if slightly less serious problem last year. After surgery felt necessary at first and later...
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    Re: Some of you are Unclear On The Concept

    But they are definitely fenders.
  29. Re: Dangling a pardon for those who attacked the Capital is a bit bizarre.

    So many still try to pick up that POS by the clean end and never realize that there is no clean end to a POS. They still keep trying without seeing that they only get dirty hands from the effort. ...
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    Re: Bolger's Resolution and St. Valery designs

    There are usually reasons why so few ever build some designs, even if Bolger did design them. I thought St Valery was a flawed design and interesting only that it did show how an off the wall concept...
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    Re: riddle of the sands-esque

    I was also unimpressed and wondered what all the acclaim was about.
  32. Re: The speed of light, the paradoxes of time, and how many atoms are in the universe

    There is no such thing as gravity, the earth sucks. All the new explanations of gravity kind of leave me tired and still happy that Newton lived. Regardless of who is right, the apple will still...
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    Re: The time has come to hang together

    Which congress are you talking about? The only one I know of is the one with a couple of supposed democrats that believe they are the linch pins of the republic. At least we know where the...
  34. Re: Paul Sorvino, 'Goodfellas' and 'Law & Order' star, dead at 83

    I saw his daughter Mira Sorvino last night in a western, which is rare for her. Would not have recognized her without the credits. Still beautiful. Sorry about Paul who was a very good actor and...
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    Re: AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

    Along with you, I have vital reason not to be able to et back to Air Venture and mine is age and health. I was able to make the trip about each 4 or 5 years beginning in 1992 but no more. ...
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    Re: Chrysler SERV spacecraft concept.

    Any earth launched vehicle intended to orbit or leave the earth for outer space will run head first into the "rocket equation". None ever proposed or envisioned have or will avoid the reality of it....
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    Re: AirVenture Oshkosh 2022

    There are many venues that are way overpriced. Oshkosh Airventure is not one of them. Never been a one day visitor and had to pay to park a car although the cost of camping there for a week or two...
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    Re: When is it time to quit the Bilge?

    Never noticed that this might be California but for sure it ain't Hollywood.
  39. Re: Stolen valor. Sort of. Kind of. But technically …

    You have my ultimate respect Rick. I did start as anti-war as I was living better with a good job and family after undergrad college. However, taking time to examine why we went into Vietnam...
  40. Re: Stolen valor. Sort of. Kind of. But technically …

    You may be correct but we will never know. One thing you do need to bone up on is that there is a great difference in sending people out on "adventures" and sending people out where they may well be...
  41. Re: Stolen valor. Sort of. Kind of. But technically …

    Poppycock! This is just bureaucrats making silly definitions for others to follow. I know what a war is and The Korean War was a WAR, regardless that the NC legislature wants me to put a "Korean...
  42. Re: Stolen valor. Sort of. Kind of. But technically …

    Not sure you really mean that Ian. Sounds too much like a paperwork decision. The details can be argued but WW3 has been avoided by the opposite policy for over 80 years.
  43. Re: Stolen valor. Sort of. Kind of. But technically …

    What do you call a "just" war?
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    Re: calls for a walgreens boycott grows

    A short course in reality might help. Some things just are too powerful to do the things you suggest.
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    Re: calls for a walgreens boycott grows

    Perhaps we sometimes should cater to the stupid and Walgreens policy seems reasonable if enforced. Few people seem willing to bend even a small fraction in these contentious days while most people...
  46. Re: Stolen valor. Sort of. Kind of. But technically …

    I used to march in the Veteran's Day parade but don't do that any more even if I was able, which I am not. Celebration of war has become anathema to me although I am proud of having served in the...
  47. Re: Everything Trump touched in the WH turned into a stinking pile f excrement

    Joe is not going away and more power to him. You are too timid to simply offer an answer to his legitimate questions that you caused to be asked. Taking the usual republicant course of just failing...
  48. Re: Older Wooden Hydroplane restoration (minimost)

    Will try to make it clearer.

    I tried a 15' classic lapstrake runabout for a friend who was interested in buying it. The boat had been stored on a trailer where the bunks ended about 6 - 8 inches...
  49. Re: Older Wooden Hydroplane restoration (minimost)

    Wiz, my poor brain can't quite understand everything you said. On the few boats that I have tried a Whale Tail or similar gadget on the lower unit, it has simply added drag and has not improved...
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    Re: Tip o' the Hat to Michael Mason (mmd)

    Some one is way too full of himself. Banning a member who had the experience and knowledge of Michael is a serious blow to the value of being here. As a designer who has faced stealing and...
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