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    Re: Unusual hobbies

    likely the wallet sized folding kind.
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    Re: NiCads & temperature

    Dewalt has come a LONG way from it's 18v platform.
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  3. Re: What were your favorite cars from your younger days

    I walked past a beautiful, racing green TR6 every morning on my way to school.

    Changed schools and my new friend's dad had a Datsun 280.

    Then I saw a movie where some guy was wailing a 911...
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    Re: Problem with Deks Olje D2

    Dirty brush,in my experience.
    Dipping from the can,contaminates the whole can.
    If you pour some into a yogurt tub and brush from there,only the stuff in the tub will be dirty. You will be good with...
  5. Re: Iím old. Iím about to make reference to ďthe good old daysĒ.

    My mom got into the wrong sky blue first gen Civic more than once ,since the door locks were pretty basic and could be opened with any Honda key.
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    Re: It's not always a gun!

    A bow is a leaf spring.
    Arrows and bolts are driven by springs.
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    Re: Boats in Netherlands Post WW2 era

    Zoomed in, this boat looks to have reverse sheer.
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    Re: How do we feel about restomods?

    Exactly.
    It also drives up the value of the remaining original vehicles.
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    Re: Safer room

    Same thing.
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  10. Thread: Magaga

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    Re: Magaga

    Gag reflex kickin in
    HOrk-PTUEEE
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    Re: Power planes

    We have a couple of Makitas. One is light grey,so from the early eighties.
    They don't get much use,but are handy when nothing else will do.
    They make heavy flakes more than fine dust,so pretty easy...
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    Re: HiFi connundrum. Boffins welcome.

    ^^
    Pipefitter,pretty sure.
    I would put an ohmmeter on the speakers and the cables,seperately.
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  13. Re: Cedar Lumber Price Woes - Sources? Suitable lightweight substitutes?

    You'd be much better off not buying poplar at Lowes.
    Our wholesale price is less than 1/2 that in thin CDN $, including trucking from Somewhere,USA and delivery to our shop.
    Clear Western Red...
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    Re: What has to be done

    ^^^I do that about once a month.
    My work phone is often buried in a mass of clothing and paper on the passenger seat of my truck.
    Currently,since I've redone my roof in corrugated steel,I'm missing...
  15. Re: Cedar Lumber Price Woes - Sources? Suitable lightweight substitutes?

    ^^^
    This,but to be clear,the fir is not Douglas fir and the pine is not white pine.
    You can google SPF for all of the species included in the group,none of which are classed as rot resistant.
    R
  16. Re: Help removing a bearing ( electric motor, non-boat )

    For a start,maybe clamp the bearing firmly in a vise,then rap on the gear end of the shaft.
    Use a block of hardwood or brass rod as a cushion( and better aiming point)
    Don't forget to support the...
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    Re: Gas Stations Hidden Battle

    ^^^^ There is no free lunch.
    Gas powered cars charge their own batteries,but they use gasoline to do it.
    Electric cars could charge batteries,but only braking( using the drive motors as generators)...
  18. Re: What would you do with 3.6 million HP?

    Izzat pumped storage hydro power?
    More fun to burn tires,but who am I?
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  19. Re: Anecdotal proof that the Renault Dauphine was a crap car.

    Didn't the Omni/Horizon have a 60k km engine life.
    VW built IIRC
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    Re: Gas Stations Hidden Battle

    ^^^^^^
    A perpetual motion machine?
    This time it might just work��
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  21. Re: Saturday afternoon in Eau Claire, WI

    So does the owner of the SUV get charged for wrecking the drone?
    The baby should prolly get it's ass kicked,too.
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    Re: Boats in Netherlands Post WW2 era

    Any guesses why the Friesian foresail?
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    Re: Geometry question

    Warm up the pex before you drive it through the tight 90.
    You will prolly have trouble getting it started through the corner.
    A piece of round bar,maybe 1/2", with a bend in the end that you can...
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    Re: Manual pex expanders

    Reliability of A over B?
    I'm no plumber,but I don't get it.

    A might flow better than B because the expander fittings don't neck down like the crimps do,but it's so tiresome.

    We did about 15...
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    Re: Manual pex expanders

    Crimpers are easier to use than expanders.
    Cheaper, too.
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    Re: How hard is it build a trailer?

    143 pages
    https://weldingweb.com/vbb/threads/372021-Trailer-fail-pics/page143

    It's not too hard to build a trailer,but it takes planning,like for tongue weight and load balance.
    Not a place to...
  27. Re: Canada bans new handgun sales in latest gun control action.

    But,but,but wouldn't you say that it prevents a run to the gun stores to clear out the stock while parliament discusses facts and fiction.
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    Re: Drill Press Grease Cup

    Any chance you can get the belt guard off for better channellock access?
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    Re: the deadly, knee-hating drawknife

    Nothing is safe.
    Many years ago I got a 7" crescent moon road rash on my bare tummy when I jammed the 36 grit disc on the grinder into a broken splintery knot.
    The scabs would be glued together...
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    Re: What would you call it?

    122287

    Google 'galvanized post base'

    Or 'stake pocket' ,if I got the orientation wrong.
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    Re: Tablesaw can get you

    Yuck.
    Heal well.
    It looks to me like they fixed you up pretty well considering what they had to work with.

    I don't want to sound ghoulish,but the actual chronology (and how to prevent future...
  32. Re: Units - furlongs fortnights and fifths

    I can only guess that before we Metrified and it turned into 750ml , it was measured in oz.( like above) but Canadians didn't use American gallons so it wasn't a fifth.

    Until this thread,I had no...
  33. Re: Units - furlongs fortnights and fifths

    We call it a '26-er'.
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    Re: Would ya?

    Not I.
    I like jumping from rocks into water,but limit out at 15' or so.
    I don't float, so that can turn out badly, too.
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  35. Re: Bronx Joe makes a minor appearance in a grocery store

    You shoulda let Renee light him up.
    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned ....
    You could just stand there,smiling and saying,"She's something,ain't she?"
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  36. Re: Canada bans new handgun sales in latest gun control action.

    Don't ask. Don't tell.

    I know a few people who aren't licensed,yet possess firearms that were bought legally, prior to legislation requiring a Possession and Aquisition License (PAL)
    The police...
  37. Re: Canada bans new handgun sales in latest gun control action.

    Hard to say.
    I don't know of anyone who owns a handgun.
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  38. Thread: windows

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    Re: windows

    30 week lead time for our windows.
    Not super convenient going into winter.
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    Re: Learn to sail at 75?

    Where in Ontario?
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  40. Re: Water fire extinguisher-great white north

    Keep it indoors,but handy near an outside door,with plain water in it.
    I have a big water extinguisher that I leave empty for the winter because it lives in the unheated, not completely insulated...
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    Re: Two Florida men with guns

    I think public caning is a great punishment for milder crimes like leaving a pet in hot car.
    No fine, jail time or probation.
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    Re: Robbie Coltrane R.I.P.

    He did a great series called "Planes ,Trains and Automobiles".
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    Re: Back on the chain gang...

    ^^^^
    Stubborn bugger with a camera wouldn't get out of the road.
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    Re: Sneak Peek At A Boating Adventure

    That was a pretty good read.
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    Re: Dang damit

    Put the big ass-fan in the torlet or the bedroom.
    Maybe tell SWMBO,"It's alright honey, I'm a fan of a a big ass."
    What could happen?
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  46. Re: Varnish question for under waterline for cedar strip rowboat

    Cold Georgian Bay is much different from the warm water of the Rideau,but the boat should still be alright without anti-fouling.
    Maybe have a look at some of your neighbour's boats to see the amount...
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    Re: I didnít buy this

    Thread chaser.
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    Re: I didnít buy this

    It's a flaring tool for metal tubing.
    You didn't buy it?
    Riiiight.
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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    whistlindiesel has something to say about squatted trucks

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HES-jHQ8_Yo

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    Re: some pickup trucks. . .

    First gen Scout with many non-OEM mods.
    120889
    Seen recently at the far end of a nasty portage in Killarney Park,Ontario
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