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    OWWM pencil sharpener

    This was shameless stolen from OWWM forum. Always admired Bob Vaughn's great knowledge of old machines. I just never appreciated his cleverness.... before now that is.
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    For those that haven't seen this trick, here's another way that an OWWM wood lathe can be useful around the house.



    Wife Becky needs 120 pencils sharpened for a class she teaches. The electric ones at her work are abysmal at best. This rig has 1.5 horsepower and will do the job. If pushed hard, a pencil can be reduced to 3 inches long in less than three seconds. If you try that experiment, hide the evidence or be prepared for an unpleasant conversation. DAMHIKT.


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    I think I saw this picture in a dictionary............it was one of the definitions of 'overkill'
    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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    I wonder which grease he uses in the gearbox.
    "I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a
    friend...if you have one."
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    "Cannot possibly attend first night, will attend second..if there is
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    OK, now that made me laugh out loud

    Thing is, he should drill a 1" hole in the back of the shavings basket housing and hook up his DC
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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