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  1. Re: Photo Challenge - Week of 15 January 2018 - Tools

    I thought that's what framing squares were for... ;)
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Yep - also know as Eisenglass. Not cheap, but will withstand the heat of a roaring hardwood fire for months. Very brittle though.

    ETA: For glue - I bet epoxy will work fine - as long as it...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    That F Type Magna is a harbinger of things to come in the MGA. Not quite sure what - rear fender curves maybe?
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    Re: Snowed in and running out of Cinzano

    Years ago I lived in Arkansas. One day we got 3" of snow & the whole area was shut down. My pickup (2WD) had 4 "mud slicks" - what they use for mud - what we use for snow & 500 lbs of old iron in...
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    Re: New CBN wheel blowing grinder fuse

    I'd think that the cold would make the motor draw more @ startup. Add the extra heavy wheel & it might be just too much for it. As a test, can you warm it up (even 5 min. with a heat gun) to see if...
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    ^ This!
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    Re: Snowed in and running out of Cinzano

    I just cleaned off one of these. Don't pull! It hurts...
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    Re: Snowed in and running out of Cinzano

    I guess you just get used to it. Today the temp is up to 22F & it feels positively balmy. No - not quite TShirt weather... :)
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    Re: Intertwined generations

    For a few years, my great great uncle lived with my father's family. He fought in the Civil war and my dad always regretted not getting more stories from him. My dad was born in 1910, his father in...
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    Re: Switzerland: Live Lobsters earn protection

    But - do lobsters feel pain? Some say they don't have the ability, some say they do.

    Some points:
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    That is a nice one!
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    Re: The compassionate side of the US?

    Ah, but the Trumpers are all thrilled about it. The US has always been far from perfect, but it's certainly heading downhill fast nowadays.
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    Re: Switzerland: Live Lobsters earn protection

    You are correct:

    Kingdom: Anamilia
    Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Crustacea
    Order: Decapoda
    Family: Nephropidae
    Genus: Homarus
    Species: americanus
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    Re: Trumpusses alleged ---- hole comment...

    https://urbanscrawldc.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/golden-bathroom.jpg

    'nuf said.
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Nice! Not that I didn't know they would be...
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    Re: Southern funeral food?

    Old Vermont expression: An apple pie without the cheese is like a kiss without the squeeze.

    So - yes - I have had it & it's a great combo!

    Never had pineapple casserole. Plenty of tuna...
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    Re: mordant - word of the day

    Then, a little further along in the process the yarn will need to be heddled. - but that's well after the loom is warped.
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    Re: buoys over wrecks

    It's dive boats - or more likely - personal boats who are diving on the wreck.

    VT law is that you cannot anchor within 250' of a wreck buoy. I was on a dive where some idiot was dropping his...
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    Re: 20 Historical Words We Need to Bring Back

    Well done! We see less & less of words being used properly ;)
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    Re: buoys over wrecks

    It's different in inland waters here in the US. Lake wrecks - particularly in the northern lakes - are remarkably well preserved. I've seen 150 YO wrecks that have a surprising amount of stuff left...
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    Re: Trumpusses alleged ---- hole comment...

    Must be that you're a city boy. I've heard that expression used 100's of times - in exactly this way - an allegory. He was not referring to anyone as a pig. But you know that & are picking nits.
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    Re: Trumpusses alleged ---- hole comment...

    Actually - he is.
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    Re: buoys over wrecks

    Lake Champlain has had 'em for years & they are great. 1) fewer idjuts drop their anchors into historical artifacts. 2) One boat at a time on the mooring - so it cuts down on the # of divers on the...
  24. Re: Photo challenge to myself... photos of 2018....

    Is the owner's name Popeye or Olive Oil? :) Some neat boats & an interesting bus.

    30+ years ago, Vermont required all junk yards to be fenced. Most put up long stretches of galvanized steel -...
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    Re: 20 Historical Words We Need to Bring Back

    As a teenager, I was called a slugabed more than once... Great list - thanks!
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    Re: Trumpusses alleged ---- hole comment...

    There has long been a group here in the States that believes that nothing outside our borders matters & conversely that no one from these places that are unimportant should be let in. The "Know...
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    Re: Stumbling around the internet

    Silencer for a rifle.
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    Re: Stumbling around the internet

    No worries! There were hundreds of boat pics - just the suppressor in the middle of 'em...
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    Re: Stumbling around the internet

    Cracks me up that there's a suppressor in the middle of all the boat pics. Good ol' USA!
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    Re: -3 degrees forcast for Tuesday night

    No idea if it's real - but it's funny (to my little brain):

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  31. Thread: Vikings-Saints

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    Re: Vikings-Saints

    https://9to5mac.com/2018/01/15/apple-watch-vikings-saints-fans-heart-rate-warning/
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    Re: Trumpusses alleged ---- hole comment...

    :) :D
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    Re: Pless Famiy Bathroom Hiatus Explained

    MY programs always work perfectly. It's the OS or a driver or some such written by someone else that's always the problem.
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  34. Re: Laughing lady - 1949 33 usa luders - commuter / sport motor boat refurbished in

    It does & that's a pretty boat!
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    Re: Pless Famiy Bathroom Hiatus Explained

    Yeah - I want to talk to my toilet...

    Telling Alexa to run my bath? It's a computer people! Anyone ever have a computer that always gets things right?
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    Re: Trumpusses alleged ---- hole comment...

    Agreed. Additionally, the difference between xxxxhole & xxxxhouse is pretty tiny - but it gave those spineless Reps a chance to say "He didn't say xxxxhole"...
  37. Thread: Vikings-Saints

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    Re: Vikings-Saints

    Please don't jinx it. The Jags looked darn good yesterday.

    Other than that quibble - I agree! ;)
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    Re: Vikings-Saints

    It was an incredible finish!

    I guess we don't have any Jacksonville fans here, as their win over Pittsburgh was pretty amazing. Not as dramatic as MN though!
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    Re: The Harbor Master Called me Today

    Great idea! Where do the lights attach? Never mind - I'll just wait & see what you come up with :)
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    Re: Do you and your wife have a 'safe word'?

    Heat wave! 62 on Friday, -6 today, with 10" of heavy snow in-between. Was a pretty blue sky today though - when I looked up at it from the shovel, snowblower or tractor.

    No safe word, it's clear...
  41. Thread: Ramen

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    Re: Ramen

    They've been banned from the house. Not by me...
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    Re: your personal protection

    I've been talking that up, but I keep hearing "Too far from the grandkids"...
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    Re: Vintage sports and racing cars pictures.

    Nice curves!
  44. Re: Decline of Real Wood Building and Restoration Threads

    I'll respect trees when they pry my chainsaw from my cold, dead hands... :p OK - not true. I actually love trees & the woods is one of the main places I go to recharge. I do tap 'em to make maple...
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    Re: Switzerland: Live Lobsters earn protection

    So - we need to stun cockroaches before killing them too? They are the lobster's closest land based relative...
  46. Re: Decline of Real Wood Building and Restoration Threads

    A young tree to older one: Dad, am I a son of a beech or son of a birch? Dunno son, but she was a nice piece of ash!

    Sorry - hugely old logger humor...

    You're worried about store bought...
  47. Re: Decline of Real Wood Building and Restoration Threads

    Sheesh Rob! Where's your oakum & tar? No red lead?

    Where's your marlinespike skill? Oh wait... ;)

    Nice work sir.
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    Re: Trumpusses alleged ---- hole comment...

    But Sacre Bleu celebrates bad manners. Dontcha know if it isn't said crudely it has no meaning?
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    Re: your personal protection

    I haven't heard it will destroy them - just that in another 50-100 years we'll have a climate similar to the mid-atlantic states, which will mean no sugaring season to speak of.

    Acid rain is much...
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    Re: Woodwinds 2015/2016 Caribbean "cruise"

    Damn! Be careful out there & heal up soon. I get it about not being good at doing nothing.
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