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  1. On 5/2/2021 at 6:54 PM, JohnG said:

    ...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. 

    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).



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  2. 1 hour ago, Immortan D said:

    I went to visit my niece last evening and had to cope with her annoying partner who's also a vegan and a flat earth supporter. He mentioned he was in need of a stool or bench or something like that, I don't know, I wasn't paying attention.

    I wonder if it's possible to use pork ribs for joinery, as in loose tenons, make that stool or whatever and gift it to him  :D

    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. 

    2 minutes ago, legenddc said:


    I would have been laughing too. A plug-in hybrid is hopefully in our future. We just need to decide if we're moving first or not. I'm pretty sure we'll have to upgrade our electric panel to put in a charger and I'd rather not do that if we'll be moving.

    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.

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  3. 33 minutes ago, Just Bob said:

    I have had mine for 8yrs, and really like it, but..I hate dealing with the water.   I replaced my grinding wheel with this CBN wheel and eliminated the water mess.  

    What’s wrong with the water? Just having to top it off occasionally?

  4. 5 minutes ago, ..Kev said:

    Probably some FDA approval without having to label it emergency use.

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

  5. @..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.

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  6. 16 minutes ago, ..Kev said:

    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.  

    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. 

  7. 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.

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  8. 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 want to be in the first wave of 1st trimester pregnancy women to receive it so she is waiting until after the baby comes.

    My family had it early in 2020 and we all had little or no effects except for my MIL who felt pretty bad for 2-3 weeks. I was exposed to it again this past February, and while two other people with much less exposure to this person then tested positive, I tested negative. 

    Even feeling very low risk for myself and my family, I got my first shot and will get the second, because I will then be less likely to be able to spread it to other people.

    Unlike many, I think the masks should be the absolute last thing to be lifted. It’s only a minor inconvenience and is quite effective. The flu is almost nonexistant this year. I’d much prefer to see schools and businesses open back up to full capacity while keeping the mask rules instead of the other way around.

  9. 23 minutes ago, BillyJack said:

    There are no opinions with cabinet makers, just hobby woodworkers. This was figured this out long before I was a cabinet maker...


    You want to stop cups in panels? Alternate..


    We use the same in pressure reguardless of the joint. 


    When using machines it's always regulated. 


    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.

  10. 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.

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  11. 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. 

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  12. 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. 

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  13. When you get done with your plot you can drag it over my way and flatten my fields! :lol:

    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. 

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