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On my birthday, Lee Valley sent me the rest of my Father's Day present my youngest son got me:

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I use these sanding grips on almost every project and manage to lose one each time. I need to make a box to hold them. Maybe a French insert will remind me to put them away.

Then on the 26th, maybe for Christmas in July, I get the zero clearance inserts I ordered on sale. I have been using one of these for the past three years. I really like this insert. It fits well and lasted years. It is just now getting a bit loose in the blade kerf. 

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17 minutes ago, Coop said:

I finally get to participate. Got me 3 ea. Dubuque 48” clamps and a 1/2” spiral up Whiteside bit.

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Nice score Coop and I’m sure they will serve you well, you may want to give those sawhorses back to Noah in case he needs to build another Ark :D let us know how you like that Whiteside bit always wanted one that size

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I just almost would give up beer before I would the sawhorses. A customer that builds stainless restaurant equipment built them for me about 30 years ago. They use them in their manufacturing. They are made of 1 1/2” angle iron and I used them with a 4x4 across them and a come along to remove a cemented fence post last week.  

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The UPS guy showed up again. This time is was for the sanding mesh rolls I ordered back in May. At least they got here! I have been wanting to try this for sanding turnings. I got the solid sandpaper rolls and they clog almost instantly. I experimented with a sample I got and it worked pretty well. Maybe this will do the trick.

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