Tom King

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  1. My Father's line has raised dogs for generations too. My Dad raised English Setters. The first job I remember being given was to watch the litter, and make sure the small ones didn't get pushed off. My Wife is animal crazy too. She was raising Malamutes when I met her in 1976, after spending time growing up on Kodiak, in a Coast Guard family. We've been raising Havanese since 1997. edited to add: I've laid a few bricks, blocks, and stones too. That's a Relief!
  2. It was a 10 gauge Parker. I was shown it when I was about 12 years old, but I think that's the only time I ever saw it. My Uncle that lived in my Grandfather's house, where the gun was, died in 1982. No one ever knew where it was. That Uncle, and Aunt never had any children, and when she died in 2004, no one wanted to keep the house up, so it was sold. There was also a General Store that was just closed up in 1933, and just used for storage. A lot of the merchandise was in it. Before the place was sold, we were allowed to go in, and get what we wanted. I got a bunch of nice stuff, including a big safe, and nickel plated cash register. Upstairs there were stacks of caskets. At the sale, they drug stuff out for two days. Late the second day, they got to the stuff upstairs. When they drug those caskets out, they opened them. The gun was in one of the caskets. It sold, at the auction, for $3,500, and none of the buyers were expecting it. There was so much stuff in that building, that I couldn't possibly have looked through everything. So no, I don't have that gun. edited to add: Here are some. It had Damascus barrels, but wasn't one of the really fancy ones, and had been used a Lot.
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  4. Spanky, Have you sawn so much curly lumber that you've over-saturated the woodworker market? B1rdhunter, I never knew if your user name meant bird hunter, but if so, here's a picture of one of my Great Grandfathers. We're thinking this is from the 1880's, or early 1890's.
  5. First, find the manual. It should be online somewhere. There is an adjustment for every angle of the blade. I think the one for that plane of the blade is a nut under holding the motor hanger. Find a dead on framing square. Use it for aligning every plane (geometric). For setting the saw square, I barely let one tooth touch the square, and drag it out. It's right when it makes the same sound, barely touching the square, all the way out on the arm Once you get the blade dead on, replace that fence. The rollers that the motor rolls on the arms from should have eccentric centers. You can keep playing with their positions until you get all the play out of it. Once you get everything adjusted, don't ever let the blade lock up in any piece of wood. It will throw something off. I adjusted my 1973 Craftsman 12", that I bought new, dead on in every plane, maybe twenty years ago, and I still use it for precision 90 degree cuts. I even cut finished tenon shoulders with it. Sorry, but I know nothing about that particular model.
  6. Are they taking back the other tables? I would be curious to see what running one with a Surface Grinder would do.
  7. That's a Lot. The old matchbook cover thickness to set car ignition points is .015. I'm guessing that it will take awfully good luck to get one that doesn't have a difference. Manufacturers used to leave the castings out in the weather for several years before they machined them, so stresses could equalize. Now, they may not even let them completely cool off, after being cast, before going into a CNC machine.
  8. Yes. A Craftsman that I bought new in 1975. I run that chain dry, so it doesn't throw oil in the old houses I carve bad parts out of with it. It has about the same amount of power as a 180.
  9. I watched that video. I'm glad he demonstrated kickback with little saw. It's doesn't amount to more than anyone that should be operating a saw couldn't handle. I'm not surprised that he didn't demonstrate kickback with a large saw, because it's not something that anyone can handle, and exponentially more dangerous than a small saw. I suggest to start with a small saw, like a Stihl 180. You mean this is dangerous? I wear protection if I'm running a large saw. With a small one, I try to keep the chips out of my shoes. Don't try this at home.
  10. For common sizes, used often, once I get the assortment of blades right for a given thickness, say 3/4" plywood, I write it on each blade used with a Sharpie. A test cut is still run, since there may be some variation from one batch to another of plywood, but it's right many more times than not.
  11. In the paint aisles of box stores, there are small, stainless steel bristled brushes, with the bristles angled towards the front. Use one of them to brush the hardened stuff out of the upper part of the brush. It needs to have been in thinner, and laid out on a scrap of cardboard, or plywood that can be disposed of. We use the same brush, and same method for Latex paint brushes, but under running water in a sink. Only go one direction with the wire brush, or you will ruin both brushes. Thinner needs to be changed enough times that only clear remains. If any has hardened in the brush that this method doesn't dislodge, Brush Cleaner will dissolve it. The brush needs to be suspended in the brush cleaner overnight, but not with the weight of the brush distorting the bristles by just sticking it in a container of the liquid. If recycling is not an option, like it is not here, we mix it with dirt in an old paint can, and it gets disposed of with solid waste. This is from local waste management instructions-not my idea. I try to never use more than the end inch, or two, of a brush, since it makes cleanup so much easier.
  12. For a long time, I have enjoyed using a SnapOn ratcheting screwdriver for a lot of hand driving of screws. Recently, I bought a short Lennox one from Lowes, and like it almost as much as the SnapOn one. I have always hand driven any hardware screws, including anything from house doors, down in size, or at least finished the last little bit by hand.
  13. What you want is a place that has a wide belt sander. 37" is a fairly common size.
  14. Does anyone remember ever seeing any before? I'm about to order some Red, and Gold stuff, and some Blue stuff. I don't ever remember seeing any special sales on them, but may not have been looking. Having been spoiled to so much free shipping, companies that charge a noticeable amount for shipping hinder the urge to hurry, and place an order.
  15. I"m tempted to buy this one, and I don't even need one.