CandorLush

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  1. One of these days I will be able to get past the accent but until then......... that BAHstin accent grates my nerves. Sorry, Tommy!
  2. I prefer a quote of my grandmothers, admonishing a relative for her gaudy house "You've all of this taste, and none of it is good"
  3. Because I get hyper paranoid about leaks whenever I do drywall. I am adding a 3/4bath in the basement and that will probably be PEX, just so I have experience with it but the copper all seems in good shape so why mess with it, right?
  4. I have access to all of my copper pipe now, home was built in '79 but am slowly finishing my basement and am now wondering if I should replace before it gets closed in, even with no issues(yet)
  5. https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=107926751 This looks like it
  6. CandorLush

    Hijack!

    All 3.5 acres of it!
  7. CandorLush

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    The only thing running in my forest is the saw, muahahaha
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    "Holy crap, Bob ordered HOW MANY trucks of fertilizer Sale"
  9. It was an older one that was being replaced but you're right, just to understand how it works and what it feels like to use was a big part of demystifying it. It seems simple enough but chances are, you probably won't be all that rational if you need to use it.
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    I mean Lowe's has been doing it at least as early as 2012.......
  11. Since all my house has is Kidde(red abc in shop, white in the kitchen).... 1800sqft rancher with same size basement, basement shop, no gas appliances, brand new wood burning insert, no hydrants in .5mi+ what would you recommend for the number, placement and size extinguishers? Honestly on of the best ideas my dad had for me growing up was he set a big fire in the driveway, let it get fully engulfed and handed me an extinguisher and told me to figure it out lol
  12. I chainsaw mill so I never want to go lower than 8/4 for time, gas cost, wear and tear and lost wood in the kerf reasons but I also love the ability the thicker lumber gives you to grain match.
  13. I am sure someone will have their "rustic" barn beam mantle explode on them and they will want a replacement that isn't half rotted.
  14. And for the price it would cost me to fix his "savings" I could probably build a 1200sqft shop with HVAC
  15. I love my basement shop because it is mine but truthfully I hate that it has to be there. It is set up nice and all but it severely limits my working time as it is directly below the bedroom and the 7'6" ceilings make it stupidly difficult to work with anything 8' or longer (I have the notes from my grandfather when he built the house and he took off the last row of block to save money and sacrifice the 8' ceiling........ He saved all of $120 in 1979) I would love to build a detached workshop and will, eventually, but, for now, I will make the best of my 400sqft.
  16. I have been using a standard xacto knife but am planning on making my own knife to see if I am as terrible as I expect I will be at it.
  17. CandorLush

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    I think that all of the people who exist for this kind of work are all still there, just like in the 60s, it just isn't a national drive. Guys like Musk and the Google X prize are HUGE drivers for private investment in space. We already have private companies routinely going into LEO and, within the next 18 months, we should have someone finally collect the X prize for getting a lander back on the moon.
  18. My wife once had a meeting (no lie) that was two hours long that they had to prep for by reading an article about how meetings waste time.
  19. Yup, that is a shining example of WTF but that was also written by CS and was in the same issue as the Shaker boxes. Flexner also did a shorter one on soap finishes a few years prior in pop wood
  20. I mean I guess but I like Pop Wood, the only recent issue is didn't like was the one on Shaker boxes because I think those are a prime example of doing crap work just because dead people did it. But other people dig that so it's whatever, the other 6 issues in the year I enjoyed.
  21. That's what I paid for my 8" on CL
  22. Best way for me was to just go buy some nice hardwood and just build something. Don't worry about it being perfect, don't even worry about it being good but going out and getting some crappy 1x pine from home depot because you don't want to screw up "nice" wood is just frustrating. Buy some cherry or walnut and just make something out of it. At the end, everything you learn will be related to the craft without having to learn how to make crap wood not be crap and that is more valuable than the lumber will ever cost you.