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  1. A well meaning visitor put one of the wooden spoons in the dishwasher without me realizing. If I wasn’t the one to take it out of the dishwasher, I don’t think I’d be able to tell. Not sure how it would hold up to repeated cycles, but it certainly held up better than the mineral oil that I used on it originally (which also went through the dishwasher).
  2. I can see the second one but not the first. And welcome!
  3. You should make the whole thing bowed, and when he asks why it’s not flat you can say that you designed it for a flat earth. At least with a Tesla you can manage the max amp draw of the charger so you don’t trip a breaker if you have less amperage to work with. Not sure about others but I would guess that most current EVs/plug-in hybrids would have that option.
  4. I chuckled a bit last night when I drove past a small gas station with 10-15 cars in line for each pump row.
  5. When we lived in SoCal I got within 10-20ft of a coyote a couple times. Here I haven’t had any encounters as close but have gotten some good trail camera pictures/videos. Got some recently with 5 or 6 of them in frame at the same time.
  6. Hard to tell from the pic, but if you haven’t already, you’ll want to round over all the edges of the platform. I’ve personally never used the safety dowels. I made my platform to a snug fit so there’s really no chance of it shifting. Looks great!
  7. What’s wrong with the water? Just having to top it off occasionally?
  8. 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.
  9. Do you have a stump grinder or did you rent it? PTO or standalone? I’ve got a couple dozen pine stumps I’ll need to deal with eventually.
  10. JohnG

    Covid-19 Vaccine

    Thanks for responding. That may happen rather soon, Pfizer now qualifies and has applied for full FDA approval.
  11. JohnG

    Covid-19 Vaccine

    @..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.
  12. JohnG

    Covid-19 Vaccine

    I’m impressed, it’s been almost 24 hours and this thread hasn’t turned into a dumpster fire! You wouldn’t be part of the test group. The test groups have already come and gone.
  13. Looking great! I don’t recall if this was in the plans, but on mine I took a forstner bit just bigger than the knockdown bolt’s head and made a recess approximately the depth of the head so it doesn’t stick out. That way when the kids push it around they aren’t scraping the head along the refrigerator or something like that.
  14. JohnG

    Covid-19 Vaccine

    Tpt - You may already know this but just in case, the covid vaccine works much differently than most other vaccines. The only reason that a vaccine was able to be produced so quickly is because the technology/science of it had already been in development for years. So they were able to rush to adapt it to covid, but they were far from starting from scratch on it. Even skipping many roadblocks, they wouldn’t be anywhere close to having a vaccine if the groundwork hadn’t already been layed. However to also agree with you, while they are now recommending it for pregnant women, my wife is did not
  15. No, it’s just cabinetmakers that think their way is the only way. I’ve heard plenty of pro furniture makers give their opinions on it. Cabinetmakers are not the only pros out there. You are really going to say that the same clamping is needed regardless of the thickness and width and shape of the pieces? That’s laughable. When you are gluing up your same size case with your same dimension plywood you can use the same clamping every time. But yes, alternating clamps is a good thing to do.
  16. There are many opinions on clamping pressure, but a good joint does not require a large amount of clamping pressure. As you increase clamping pressure you are increasing your chances of imparting some bow to the panel. Cauls can help avoid this, but the goal is to not have to clamp so tight that you start denting the wood. The rule you heard about having clamps no more than 6" apart is useless. Sometimes you will need clamps 2 inches apart, sometimes 2 feet apart is plenty. It's like the 1 year per inch of thickness drying rule. It is correct in some cases, but wrong in many.
  17. If you are referring to the Tapatalk app, it is not related specifically to Woodtalk Online and the owners of this forum have no control over the app. It is a general forum access app that works with the forum software provider. I tried it and hated it. I only access this forum through web browsers. Some people seem to be okay with it.
  18. Planted 11 trees in our orchard, 3 strawberry plants, and 6 raspberry plants. In the shop I refreshed the finish on our wooden cutting boards and the cherry spoons I’ve made. Went with PolyX on all of them this go round.
  19. It’s kind of like a thingamajig mixed with a whatchamacallit. A general phrase for an item you can’t remember the name of.
  20. I’m sure the google results were interesting the other way though.
  21. I prefer to just avoid the pricing games, determine a fair value and stick with it. If someone offers less than your asking price, ignore them or ask them to lay out the logic to justify their offer. I hate pointless and baseless negotiation.
  22. When you get done with your plot you can drag it over my way and flatten my fields! I was surprised to find out that mowing with my tractor and rotary mower only took 20min longer than on the ZTR. Not only did it take basically the same amount of time, my back wasn’t totally shot afterward like it would have been on the ZTR.
  23. I’m guessing that was an autocorrect from Rockler.
  24. +1 for HF 2HP dust collector if you aren’t ready to spend a few thousand on it. Far better than a shop vac for the big tools and is pretty cheap. For another $150ish you can get a nice filter to replace the cloth bag.