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  1. Until this evening, the only thing I've ever won was a Rand McNally road atlas (a paper version of Google Maps for you youngsters) when I was 4. I threw a dart to pop a ballon and that was my prize. Tonight I sat in on the Fine Woodworking Webinar series featuring Mac Sheldon and others of the PantoRouter crew. At the end of the webinar Mac asked a trivia question about something he'd mentioned at the start of the webinar. I answered it correctly first and won a nice $149 set of Amana router bits! https://www.pantorouter.com/shop/amana-essential-bit-set
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  2. It's been a few weeks since I last posted on the progress of the couch. Even though there is not much to report, I do have a quick update. Arms are now glued onto the sides and shaping/sculpting is completed. I went with a little different arm shape, mimicking Morley slightly, I think I like it. I hope my wife likes it to. Not a lot to say here, just arms secured in front by 1/2" dowel and in back by glue and screw. You can see here I did not have think enough stock for my arms, the 1/2" or so addition is visible at the arm/leg joint. Right now it blends pretty good, we'
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  3. Yeah, we had one helluva time!
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  4. Primed some roof sheathing this morning. During the heat wave I am getting up at first light and priming / painting things like siding, trim, and other materials for the DC shed. Fortunately I can run the HVAC which allows me to work til about 10am. After that running the HVAC in an un-insulated building with no ceiling and gable and ridge vents gets a little silly
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  5. No, but depending on how many are up on blocks in the front yard, might leave you open to a Foxworthy joke!
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  6. You can bet your ass that the shortage is not due to the USA as we depend on others for just about everything and that s*#t has to stop or we’re screwed! I needed an opening for a rant. Thanks!
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  7. That is some nice sculpting, for sure!
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  8. Affording it and doing what i want doesn't make it any more or less foolish. It's just really hard to sell a car that's 100% paid for and really doesn't cost much. Espically when it's the best winter driving vehicle we own despite only driving it 3,000 miles a year at best. Those 3,000 miles are almost always through a blizzard and on slippery roads. But i have to admit it is really tempting to sell my car and pickup while the market is hot and try and buy something in a year when things cool off. But that seems risky.
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  9. I was going to buy a grizzly oscillating sander in 2006, but something came up and didnt. It's 2021. Sinice 2006 the prices have increased and has gotten further and further from my reach. Edge sanders,floor model oscillating sanders, floor model mortisers,etc are all tools we can use in the shop even if it's a small percentage of time. I missed an oportunity to buy a nice powermatic model and the boss owed me money , but he couldn't give it to me and had to pass. These tools like ornamental legacy just don't come up often...
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  10. Well, for a lady that probably has everything, she couldn’t have received anything nicer!
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  11. The used price on my pickup is equal to its new price 3 years and 40k miles ago.
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  12. 6" lazy susan. I can spend unusual amounts of time on shop fixtures. The reel happens to be a Fast Cap offering that I was an early adopter on. Even at the current price I would buy this as opposed to make it right now. I'm just a little busy lately ;-)
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  13. Yes, I feel much safer using the router table compared to a handheld router. I also think I can be more accurate with a table. Learning how to use a starting pin on the router was super nice in regards to controlling the piece I'm routing. I have a mid level table made by Kreg, works fine for my purposes. but I am not a heavy router user by any means. The handheld router is my least liked tool in the shop, mainly because t's so noisy and messy. The router table makes it tolerable.
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  14. Vehicle prices, hopefully. A coworker had his Silverado totaled by a sleeping driver last week, and can't find a replacement of equal age and mileage, even at a reduced trim package, for less than $8000 more than he paid for it a year ago. My own truck currently has a Carfax estimated trade-IN value about $1500 above what I paid 16 months ago to buy from a brand dealer.
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