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  1. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Amber is missed. She's probably married with 2-3 kids and living in Galveston now.

    We're just lucky Tulsy is So Danged Cute.
  2. Thread: Bloody Sinema

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    Re: Bloody Sinema

    Have to disagree with Chait on one issue: "...Democrats are to the left of the public on social issues"

    From what I can tell, for most social issues, when polled independent of party...
  3. Thread: Bloody Sinema

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    Sure. Thus illustrating the truism that there are few among us so saintly as to be immune to the 'feet of clay' syndrome.

    Would you like to hear some horror stories about how some of the most...
  4. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Morning All,

    I had a viewing appt. early, then went to the shop to sand & spray. Haven't even managed coffee yet, but it's brewing now. 5 is off to school, but 3 has a lighter schedule and stayed...
  5. Thread: Fire

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    Re: Fire

    There's nothing like having a good wood fire in the shop stove.
  6. Thread: Dremel Tool

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    Re: Dremel Tool

    I have a corded model 3000. Don't use it a ton, but recently added an attachment for a reciprocating power carving tool that I'm playing with just for fun.
  7. Thread: 38th time

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    Re: 38th time

    Can't imagine it turning out any other way <G>
  8. Thread: 38th time

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    Re: 38th time

    Similar issues here. Being in Portland, a large % of the labor pool for woodworkers was young hipsterish sawdust aficionados... who imagined themselves as the next Nakashima, Aalto, or Maloof. Many...
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    Re: Ted Cruz's daughter

    Quite true. And same slime-trailers who were quick to post misleading derogatory memes about Mr. Pelosi, or spread malicious rumors... would be the first to yelp and take offense if anyone did...
  10. Thread: Logic test!

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    Re: Logic test!

    I normally save the construction of equations for those problems too complex to do in my head. It's an invaluable tool, at need, but an intermediate step that is sometimes superfluous. Of course,...
  11. Thread: 38th time

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    Re: 38th time

    Some folks post out of ignorance.

    Some folks post to take a shot at you personally.

    Both are unfortunate but, of course, sez more about them than about you.

    Anecdote -- As a longtime small...
  12. Thread: Logic test!

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    Re: Logic test!

    An oldie, but still a goodie for showing the distinction between Fast and Slow thinking.
  13. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Coffee's on board. Bacon sounds good. I spent the morning coordinating delivery by two crews, then watching the crews load sheathing plywood into the driveway, and bundles of new shingles up onto the...
  14. Re: Is it just me, or have the other parts of the forum thinned out little?

    I agree.

    Though my kids tell me that it's perfectly possible given the various tools that exist there. But then I'd have to invest time in learning those tools. And, given how FB changes all the...
  15. Re: Is it just me, or have the other parts of the forum thinned out little?

    I'm surprised you have to ask. But I'll offer up one ancient example that still sticks in my craw, because it affected me personally.

    You probably know about the phenomenon where an oppressed...
  16. Thread: Mast makers

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    Re: Mast makers

    The folks at Gray's Harbor Seaport, in Aberdeen Washington, have a huge spar lathe for doing spars for the two tall ships they own.
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    Re: Greetings and ask for advice

    I'd only reinforce the notion that you need to cut out beyond where you think the rot is. Typically, rot infects a good way into what looks, feels, and sounds like solid wood. Esp. true of plywood.
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  18. Re: Is it just me, or have the other parts of the forum thinned out little?

    Cyclical is my experience here as well.

    But there certainly is some attrition, mostly age-related seems to me.

    There are actually two FB WBF pages. One is affiliated with the magazine. The...
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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    I'm willing to accord her quote equal status. An important truth, only germane in a certain range.

    And Ian's comments are true also. As far as they go.

    But YOU still haven't answered those two...
  20. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    LOVE that color!!
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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    I agree with Ms. Steinem. Let's call her claim a fact. Even an important fact.

    But that fact only covers certain territory. It doesn't answer the two questions I posed.

    If you have no cogent...
  22. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    I think he means... beyond what he can hold in two hands, between his knees, and in the 6 desktop cup-holders his table is equipped with <G>
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    Re: Georgia vote. Something I just realized.

    I'm sticking with 'Georgia Sucks'.

    Only by the thinnest of margins did they miss sending to THE U.S. SENATE... a candidate so bad that he will be remembered in history for being horrifically,...
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    Re: Winter tires question

    Back when I used to run up to the mountain regularly, I put Blizzak's on every Fall.
  25. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Morning All,

    Our brief visit from the Snow Gods is completely complete. Temp are up into the 40's, and not a speck of white left out there.

    Hope everyone has a great day!
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    Re: Georgia vote. Something I just realized.

    Republicans have chosen a sugar-rush, easy-peasy, lazy approach. Lord help us if they'd dumped tRump in 2020 and pivoted to addressing real issues. Even if they were wrong, they'd have come across as...
  27. Thread: Herschel

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    Re: Herschel

    When ya gotz nutt'n... you always gotz 'whatabout'.
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    Re: Georgia vote. Something I just realized.

    Or... how much the state of Georgia sucks...
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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    Answer the questions, please.
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    Re: Georgia vote. Something I just realized.

    With about 90% of the votes counted, and the bulk of the remaining to come from Dem strongholds, the race is called for Warnock.

    But it's still very tight.

    Which leaves me standing with those...
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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    OK... so you find neither candidate in an election acceptable. So you skip voting.

    What, precisely, did you accomplish? And... now what?
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    Re: POLITICAL Memes

    Yes, indeed. A serious black/white fallacy. The fact is, you can choose the lesser evil... while - on a parallel track - working to change the game to allow for better choices in the future. Choosing...
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    Re: Kirstie Alley R.I.P.

    Ayup...
  34. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    We kept goats for a while. That was plenty for me. A hoot... and a hassle <G>
  35. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Morning All,

    Sku - looks like a fun project.

    Tulsy - D'ju ever own horses? I never did, but had a couple of girlfriends along the way that did. That's how I (sorta,kinda) learned to ride.
    ...
  36. Re: Why or why can't we get a 6" rule that works for everybody?

    Beat me to it. With care, the 6" version will live in your apron, providing precision and clarity, under all conditions... for a very long time.

    For a price.
  37. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Never did the poking with any sort of precision... just a bit of stabbing with a knife tip. But I agree... a sort of reverse sear is the bet approach for a winter duck/goose.

    What sort of...
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    Re: Kirstie Alley R.I.P.

    She had some issues. Emotional issues which led to some substance abuse issues... and some strange politics.
  39. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    I've cooked 'em more than a few times. From campfires to oven. Ducks shot this time of year definitely have their winter fat on board. Which means they CAN get greasy. If you know that, it's not hard...
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    <sigh> Too bad. He's worth reading.
  41. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Morning All,

    Yes, it snowed much of the day y'day, and accumulated little. Just too warm. Streets never turned white, though the lawns did. Not enough for a snowman, but we did manage a small...
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    Jon Wilner: Winners & Losers --

    https://www.mercurynews.com/2022/12/04/cfp-and-bowl-selections-winners-and-losers-from-college-footballs-biggest-day/
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    Re: Are You Ready For Some... Football?

    I'm relieved that 'bama is out. Too much dominance by one program gets boring... and is stultifying for the sport.

    I think the 4 teams that will play for the NC will provide some very interesting...
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    Re: Wordle is blowing my mind.

    I don't know about hints... but the bot is quite useful. Why? For the same reason the military does 'after action' analysis --

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/upshot/wordle-bot.html
  45. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Decided to snow here after all. Coming down heavy and breezy. Prolly too warm to stick, but we might scrounge a small snowball fight out of it...
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    Re: Really bad Joke of the Day

    A boating buddy lives in a dodgy part of town, and chimed in this morning with this story --

    I went to the gas station to get a Gatorade and as I walk up, I noticed these Officers watching a...
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    Re: Wordle is blowing my mind.

    I've only guessed it in one... once. When I was trying out opening words.
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    Re: Wordle is blowing my mind.

    If you like adding complexity... you might like 'Hardle'
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    Re: Wordle is blowing my mind.

    ^^^^
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    Re: Wordle is blowing my mind.

    One of the old h.s. buddies I regularly share results with claims that any time one solves it in 1 or 2... it's luck. I mostly agree. My usual starter worked well today, only leaving me with 37...
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