• Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Everything posted by Bankstick

  1. Bankstick

    more power!

    My father was an ME in the appliance industry for close to 40 years. If you watch the chefs and cooking shows, they all cook with gas. My son has followed his grandfather's footsteps. Now ranges have dual-fuel. Gas for the efficiency of the top burners plus instant on/instant off. Try that with an electric element. The dual fuel comes from using electric elements for the oven. It is easier to conform an element for even heat distribution than moving or adding gas burners. An additional benefit for ovens is convection. When anything is cooking, there is a "layer" of moisture over the food. This "cloud" slows down the release of moisture to bake. Convection moves that "cloud" and allows faster cooking/baking in the oven. My first job while in HS was working in R&D for a convection deck oven. Baked rolls, frozen pies and cakes in waaay less time than conventional ovens. One day, I baked 36 white cake layers in the morning. Engineers made a minor change for heat distribution. After lunch, I baked 36 more to check for even heat distribution. Used to get all kinds of stares at the grocery- case of cake mix, several dozen eggs, two or three cans of shortening, ten pounds of flour to dust the cake pans. One time Dad figured the energy usage for a company using electric, propane and natural gas. Cost for one million BTUs was 26.40; 7.28; 2.48, respectively. This was based on the energy cost for that city.
  2. Her shop is bigger than the heated area of my house. I guess it shows what one could do if he had the money.
  3. Impressive. Have seen her on another similar video. Noticed- no hearing protection or face shield while turning.
  4. Excellent build! Complements on the repeat business. BTW, word of mouth is the best and cheapest advertising. Take photos as you have here and show them to other businesses in town.
  5. Bankstick

    Sheesham table

    This is a new one for me. Does Sheesham wood go into a She Shed?
  6. And an inexperienced operator?
  7. I agree with Chestnut. IMHO, the type of blade and the sharpness (new word?) would be a major factor in cutting anything. I have a Ryobi BT3000 and it cuts fine. Have no idea what HP comes out of the motor.
  8. Thanks. Got tons of wood. Met a lady who turned decorative rings or covers for jars. She used E6000 adhesive which seems to be a silicone.
  9. Why not use the metal ring from a canning Jar? Interesting project. BTW, all M&Ms are made here in Cleveland, Tennessee!
  10. I used to visit an old factory in Cleveland, OH. The floor of the oldest part was 6x6 pieces set on end. From all the years, it looked like it had soaked up a lot of oil and dirt. Don't think it was creosoted, may have been but I really didn't get into that. FWIW, I thought of doing our living room and hall in plywood, cut into strips. Saw one on the 'Net- plywood was cut into what looked like 10 inch boards with thin walnut strips (maybe 1/4 inch) filling all the seams. Sanded and finished. Looked great!!!
  11. Bankstick

    Porch Pirates

    DNA is more reliable than fingerprints, according to my LEO friends. The paper will have both.
  12. Next bed or next kid? I like the bed, BTW.
  13. Bankstick

    Porch Pirates

    My problem is the mail carrier delivering to the wrong address. Fortunately, the other person is kind enough to drive around the corner with our mail and packages. If my medicines are delivered to the OP's house and is pirated, I'm up the proverbial estuary without any means of propulsion. Mark, it has always been interesting that it takes years for a execution to be carried out. Lawyers like to draw out the appeals process.
  14. About 200 square feet of space.
  15. The TN wildlife management areas don't allow bolts, nails, screws, climbing spikes for tree stands. Same with hunting in the Cherokee National Forest. Guess why. As long are you're on private land, OK.
  16. I have a Shop Vac but isn't great for use at the lathe. I just let the chips fall to the floor and vacuum. Best use is the connection at the BS.
  17. From a reliable source who had a close friend in mid-management for a pro team- drugs, booze, women. They lived from one weekly paycheck to another. Broke before the next paycheck! My grandson plays minor league baseball. Now the teams have a certain amount invested. We read about the $XXX million contracts. They don't get that over the contract time of a few years but take it like an annuity over a number of years. Let's see- $200,000,000 divided by 40= WOW!
  18. Call the 800 number and see. I don't worry about it as I pay all my taxes and use a CPA for my business. CPA- Can't Pass Again. CPA- Cheapest Person Around CPA- Certified Parkinglot Attendant
  19. Not sarcastic, truthful. Professional athletes, this is what some are told. Makes sense. Ever see the ads- "I owed the IRS $240,000 but XXX worked with the IRS and I paid $20,000." Why pay the full amount when you can get by with a fraction owed? But they don't tell their fees. Wonder how much the government would get if they collected all taxes owed.
  20. Good luck as you have a lot of factors to consider. Your idea for country living is admirable. Keep us posted! My son is looking for property or house and property. Having a hard time due to the cost of land, he wants 2-4 acres for the kids to play. By the time he finds something, the kids will be grown. I couldn't afford my house now after living here for 23 years. Houses in our neighborhood are going for outrageous prices and are over 40 years old. One can't buy or build a house for under $125-150 per square foot. Looked at couple of tiny houses on TV- waaaay too tiny (cramped) for me.
  21. Two things here- 1. Your space photos are out of this world! 2. My complements on the refinishing job! Thanks for sharing both.
  22. Just don't pay taxes and then got one of the law firms that advertise on TV to get you off with a fraction of what you owe. I'm told that professional athletes are told this to keep most of their money.
  23. I turn pens and use the concrete floor to toss the paper towels with the CA glue to cool off. Anything with a solvent or lubricant goes on the floor then into the trash after it has set a while. Basically, any type of floor covering isn't an option for me.
  24. I built custom fishing rods for seven years. I went to a CPA and got the low-down on a home based business; even printed off the pages for my files. All income is to be reported, state and local taxes collected and submitted to the proper office. I also had to charge an excise tax that was turned into the Treasury Department as part of the Wallop-Breaux Act; look it up. Check with a CPA for your questions as it is well worth it. You can deduct the CPA's fee, too. Visit your local tax office and call the state revenue office for more specific information. Fish requires a commercial license and it is illegal in Tennessee to sell game.