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  1. More items checked off the list.
    7 points
  2. As a youngster in the late 50’s, we had a neighbor boy contract polio. Back then, it was unclear what caused it and was dreaded by parents as most that were affected were younger folks. This fellow was confined to an iron lung for a year or so. A vaccine was developed by Jonas Salk and given via a shot and later an oral vaccine was developed by Albert Sabin. I remember we took ours on a sugar cube and everyone was expected to take one or the other. I imagine that these two guys saved many a life and polio has all but been eradicated.
    5 points
  3. Just going to make two statements. To date I have administered 470 doses of the Pfizer vaccine. I'm looking forward to next Wednesday when I'll have the opportunity to give more. Every time an individual on this planet becomes infected the virus has millions of opportunities to mutate. Some of those mutations will result in strains of the virus that are even more infectious or virulent and perhaps a strain for which the vaccines are not effective.
    5 points
  4. Got some shopping done today Hickory, Spalted Hackberry, Sycamore, Walnut, and some Elm under the walnut. Going to be a busy Summer.
    4 points
  5. Cut down two small trees and cleaned up the mess from 9 stumps I had ground, now i'm going to take a nap! Definitely not 30 anymore when I could knock off a 12 hour day of physical work without issue LOL
    4 points
  6. Seeing your wire labeling reminds me, I took a label maker to all of my shop outlets identifying the circuit number and amperage for each line. Helps me balance electric loads and I don't have to go through any trial and error to find the breaker.
    3 points
  7. Updates.... I ended up moving everything inside and just ran the exhaust through the wall. I have about 20 feet of 5" pipe, one 45 degree bend and two 28 degree bends in the attic. Then I transition to the flex hose in the shop. It's actually working really well and has kept up with my 13" planer and 6" jointer. I incorporated the cyclone into my shelving, and was able to put shelves back in after it wall assembled so I didn't loose much storage.
    2 points
  8. Drawer #5: french fitted sliding bevels (Shinwa, Stanley and Chris Vesper) ... Drawer #6: This one is about the tools ... just because I think that they are beautiful, and I love using them. They give me joy. All the tools in this cabinet have a story, or a connection. This is one of the reasons I keep them, even though I do not "need" them as I have others. All get used. In the case of the chisels in this drawer, they are my go-to for dovetails and close-up detail work. Mainly because they are all fully bevelled at the sides and have minimal lands.
    2 points
  9. Probably some FDA approval without having to label it emergency use.
    2 points
  10. I had hoped, when starting this that it would last to get varying opinions because so many times, it’s hard to believe what you read and hear on the media. And like Kev stated, thanks for keeping it civil and thanks for your opinion as everyone has one. Keep ‘em coming.
    2 points
  11. Looking good. Sorry I didn't think to post it earlier, but for utility sinks, I always have built bases (throw any legs away) so that when you are standing, you can place your hands palm down on the bottom, without having to bend over. We have one of the cheap plastic ones, in a plywood base, in the Puppy Room, for washing puppies. Many puppy buyers have copied the idea.
    2 points
  12. Been slowly chugging away on the cabinets. I got all the drawers installed for the laundry room cabinet and main bathroom cabinet. I then installed the main carcas into the room as i have granite measuring in a week and needed them installed for the crew to measure. I added a touch of sapwood on the side panel of the main bath just beucase the peices fit together well and I for what ever reason liked how it looked. Laundry room is going to turn out awesome. Having the extra 24" of floor space next to the cabinet is already proving useful. I'm excited to have the sink up a
    2 points
  13. I just finished these two nightstands this past weekend. They are made of Sapele and finished with one coat of blond shellac and then I sprayed 3 light coats of General Finishes High Performance. I will be making the bed to go with them but won't get that started until June sometime.
    1 point
  14. I bought a tormek a week or so ago and finally set it up this morning. I’m hoping to have time to try it out more tonight, but I used in on a couple of my beater chisels and I like it so far. I set it up in a spot that will be convenient to hit the strop wheel as needed.
    1 point
  15. Glad to see the mirror ball is properly installed--very important , but I'm not following why the flex hose is on the shelf in the last picture.
    1 point
  16. I think she’s pretty happy with the new planter/ privacy box for the patio. Still needs some lattice to finish it off but all in all a good weekend. Built out of reclaimed cedar from my brothers old deck and pickets from a fence he tore down. Made a lot shavings and dust with the old planer this weekend Cheers! Luke
    1 point
  17. Well finally got the little side project bench done! The “client” could not have been more happy so to me that’s all that mattered plus learned a few things a long the way. A few of the joints were not 100% tight, but it looks ok since was going for more of that rustic look. Gave it a few coats of Danish Oil over the milk paint for a little protection. Hopefully I can get the main project finished up in the next few days.
    1 point
  18. That's some pretty grass!
    1 point
  19. Very nice! I just purchased a Convex 500 for a class I am taking at MASW in June I will let you know what we use for
    1 point
  20. Gel stain can be tricky, as it does sort of 'sit on top' of the surface, as your Minwax rep said. However, it works pretty well for situations like this, and can even do a decent job of blending the color AFTER a clear top coat is applied. Just remember to top coat again, as the pigment can rub off with use. DAMHIK
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  21. @..Kev Without judgement, how long would one have to be out before you felt like you would no longer be part of the “test group?” Or what other milestone would it need to reach before you felt comfortable with it? I truly don’t understand this opinion, but would like to learn the thinking behind it.
    1 point
  22. We'll have to agree to disagree on that..
    1 point
  23. Thanks to all for keeping the politics out of this conversation and keeping it civil. For the record, I haven't and will not be getting it. For one, I've had Covid and secondly, I don't care to be part of the test group.
    1 point
  24. I had some work to do in the Register of Deeds office yesterday. They had the thermometer, and hand sanitizer, which I used both of, but they all Really appreciated it when I told them that I was fully vaccinated. They all said they were too, but still gave out a real sigh of relief. It was a visit more like old times, only with everyone wearing a mask. I can understand someone not wanting to get vaccinated, for whatever the reason, but I don't want them anywhere near me. As far as being friends with people of different beliefs, I can be friendly with anyone, as long as they act r
    1 point
  25. I took your advice and got some gel stain. This is after one thin coat. I will do another coat later. It looks so much better already. Thank you so much.
    1 point
  26. Thank you. I’m sure this is what happened. I took wtnhighlander advice and went and got some gel stain. I got a little darker than what my cabinet color is and it worked. It still needs work and will do another coat but it looks so much better already.
    1 point
  27. I was thinking the same thing about the cabinets but Was going to say its to bad you couldn't get the painting done before having to install the cabinets for the granite guys. I think a lot of people are too quick at removing sapwood when in reality in can be a nice focal point in a project.
    1 point
  28. We have been granted a lot of freedoms in this country but with that comes the responsibility of respecting and helping each other. I got vaccinated for my health and the to help the health of others. Out of respect to others, when I am out in public I continue to wear a mask because they have no way of knowing I have been vaccinated. Just a little piece of mind for those I pass on the streets and sidewalks. Neither my wife or I had any side affects. I was surprised with my wife because the regular flu shot each year usually leave her feeling a little funky for a day or so.
    1 point
  29. Cabinets look great Drew!! Interesting paint job in the bathroom
    1 point
  30. My immediate family all received their second shots yesterday but neither of my son in laws did. For one its pretty much a political statement for the other he has concerns over how fast the vaccines were pushed to market.
    1 point
  31. The reason the whole thing is worse than it could have been, is that too many people wouldn't do their part. Non-symptomatic spread is a terrible thing, that almost half can't seem to understand. Too many simply believe what they want to believe. Especially when so much money is spent to influence people who are easily persuaded. My Scientist friends knew it had the possibility of getting bad back before the first of the year, 2020. None of them, nor any of my friends ever contracted it edited to add: and even more importantly, we never spread it to anyone else. We didn't wait f
    1 point
  32. Well, actually, I'm pretty sure it specifically means dohicky
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  33. Pam, my Mother, and I got our Moderna shots on March 1, and April 1. Our Biggest side effect is Relief!!
    1 point
  34. Absolutely!!! Protecting you, your family and perhaps others down the road!
    1 point
  35. I got my first on Monday. Getting excited to put this mess behind me.
    1 point
  36. Received my second Covid shot, so that's off the list.
    1 point
  37. I usually clamp about every 12" if it's a typical panel I will just try fit and check the joints out . If it's a large important top like a 36"×144" using 8/4 I'll dry fit it using the clamps to verify tight joints...
    1 point
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