Friday 11Nov22 Veteran's Day

Dave Hoskins

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Going to run an errand in a bit, and that is all. This is a holiday I really try hard to honor as it is meant to be. Tomorrow I am going over to an old friends house and sort out his computer malfunction. Actually, it's more his internet. Well, and his computer I suppose. Then get back and finish wiring up the shop so I can get my sanity back.
 

allen levine

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First I'd like to thank all active and retired men and women who served our country

Now as far as another friday
We are still not doing much as we are still in the wait zone with covid to make sure we don't get sick after spending time with my daughter last weekend

I'm out in shop cutting reindeer
I found a place on Long Island not sure why I never heard of them
Roberts plywood
They sell all hardwoods and exotics as well
Picked up a 16 foot piece of Spanish cedar and have been gluing and cutting reindeer
And that will be it
We are just hoping we both stay healthy because we leave on road trip to Nashville weds morning or possibly Tuesday afternoon
 

allen levine

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Not sure why they are such a big hit every year but keep getting requests

This year I tried gluing up 8/4 sapele blade would not go smoothly thru 6 inches of sapele so I gave up and purchased Spanish cedar
6.96 a bf for 8/4
So the big ones cost me approx 14 dollars and I can get 2 per bf on the small ones
Expensive to keep treating people but I don't want to be scrooge
What I need to do is show some other people how easy they are to make and convince them they need a band saw

The red one was southern yellow pine but too many stains so paint is easy solution
And the small sapele one needs too much sanding so he will be with me in the land of reject reindeer

Tried some eyes on one of the bigger ones to see if anyone likes it
I can add eyes in 2 minutes


And we just spoke since my daughter won't be going back to work and we won't be babysitting next week we might leave a day earlier and stop in Bristol Virginia as hard rock opened the first casino in virginia


Btw we are not hypocrite nor covid crazy people
We didn't do anything until yesterday when I went for some wood
It's been 5 days and we feel fine
I'd never want to expose anyone but in today's times everyone is a possible carrier and spreader of covid but we don't want to leave too soon and one of us get ill on the road
We test very often and will continue
16 free covid tests a month
Pays to at least try to be safe
 

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Leo Voisine

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Just now 2:50 pm
I removed my sliders including the fixed panel. THAT was NOT easy. Marvin has their own unique design with pretty much ZERO instructions,

I man handled the refrigerator surround cabinet into the house and into position. NOT easy for one guy over 68 to do ALONE.

I will finish the install tomorrow PLUS move in one more lower 4 draw cabinet. Again Alone.

DATS ENOUGH fer a while.
 

Vaughn McMillan

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Started the morning taking LOML to the doc for an endoscopy to look down her throat and figure out what's going on with her swallower. She has to go back for another round in a month or so because the doc wasn't able to see as far down as he'd hoped. (Had to use a balloon to stretch things out a bit today.)

Loading up the 4Runner in a few minutes for the ol' "Second Friday of the Month" gig at the Dragonhorn. Should be a fun time. :guitar:

Tomorrow LOML and I are planning to hit a little arts and crafts show at one of the local high schools. Now that the holidays are coming up, there will be a lot of these shows popping up.

Shop-wise, I plan to continue my struggle to remove a broken wheel off my Tormek grinder. I noticed earlier this week that the wheel was cracked. I figured before I replaced it I'd try injecting epoxy into the crack to see if that would hold it together. (It's a slow speed wheel, so there's no danger of flying parts if the wheel blows up.) I decided to take the wheel off to do the gluing. Well, in the process of trying to remove the retention nut that's been rusted onto the spindle for 20 years, the wheel completely broke. I did finally get the nut removed, but still haven't gotten the washer and some of the old stone off the shaft. I'll hit it with more PB Blaster, heat, and brute force this weekend. I'm hoping that once I get it off, I can replace the wheel with one from Grizzly. Tormek wants a ridiculous amount of money for one of their wheels...Grizzly sells theirs for $33.
 

David Johnson

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Got all the outside work done this week before the weather went to the bottom. Took down gazaboo top down and stored. Cleaned up the flower pots and just gathered in for cold weather. Did manage to snag a new customer at a loclal store. Sells fancy cheese stuff that goes chachature board.. Sold five cheese boards with five more later on. Also will take cutting boards as time goes by. I'm pleased as it gives me an outlet for my creative juices. Just make up boards with no destination is not to smart. but I do it anyway.
Noon today going to the dedication of new fine arts building in Joplin where grandson is singing with college honor choir.
Everyone have a safe and healthy weekend and many more.
David
 

Chuck Ellis

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Tellico Plains, Tennessee
Started the morning taking LOML to the doc for an endoscopy to look down her throat and figure out what's going on with her swallower. She has to go back for another round in a month or so because the doc wasn't able to see as far down as he'd hoped. (Had to use a balloon to stretch things out a bit today.)

Loading up the 4Runner in a few minutes for the ol' "Second Friday of the Month" gig at the Dragonhorn. Should be a fun time. :guitar:

Tomorrow LOML and I are planning to hit a little arts and crafts show at one of the local high schools. Now that the holidays are coming up, there will be a lot of these shows popping up.

Shop-wise, I plan to continue my struggle to remove a broken wheel off my Tormek grinder. I noticed earlier this week that the wheel was cracked. I figured before I replaced it I'd try injecting epoxy into the crack to see if that would hold it together. (It's a slow speed wheel, so there's no danger of flying parts if the wheel blows up.) I decided to take the wheel off to do the gluing. Well, in the process of trying to remove the retention nut that's been rusted onto the spindle for 20 years, the wheel completely broke. I did finally get the nut removed, but still haven't gotten the washer and some of the old stone off the shaft. I'll hit it with more PB Blaster, heat, and brute force this weekend. I'm hoping that once I get it off, I can replace the wheel with one from Grizzly. Tormek wants a ridiculous amount of money for one of their wheels...Grizzly sells theirs for $33.
This reminded me, I have to try to put the belt back on the motor shaft of my little table jointer.... I have it turned on it's back on a board on a couple of sawhorses and the bottom off, but haven't figured out how to get a little slack in the belt to work it back over the motor shaft... I use it when I'm gluing up blanks for my pepper mills and need to get a few more mills made up.... It's a Powertecpro PJ600 and you have to take the bottom panel off to get to the motor and blade shafts... not much space in there to work.
 
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