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|158 days ago||
I will finally be able to afford health insurance. - 738 replies
Last year and several times before, I tried to get health insurance but it just cost way too much. Fortunately, I have my VA health benefits to fall back on. But I don’t want to lean on fellow tax payers… I want to pay my share. Well, tomorrow I am going to shop for health insurance that, finally, I can afford. Thank you President Ba...
|159 days ago||
Cool Birdhouses - 9 replies
Somebody posted this Harley Davidson birdhouse on facebook, just thought I’d share it here and see if anybody else has seen some unique and imaginative birdhouses to share.
|413 days ago||
Is it real or photoshopped? - 50 replies
I’m guessing it’s photoshopped, or otherwise not real. Why? because looking at the cut… it would take a 30 foot chainsaw to make that cut. Also the large splinter hanging on the side, by the cable. Seems a splinter that big would have fallen off. But I could be wrong. What say you?
|416 days ago||
Safety Glasses Reminder - 39 replies
At work today I used my brad nailer to put down a small threshold, and I got a big reminder why we should ALWAYS wear our safety glasses. It’s not uncommon for me to not bother grabbing my safety glasses when I’m only shooting a few brads, or other small task. This time I just happened to be wearing them because I was using the table...
|433 days ago||
RBI Hawk -VS- Bushton Mfg. Hawk - 9 replies
As I’m sure many of you scroll saw experts are aware, RBI closed their doors in 2009 and was subsequently bought out by Bushton Manufacturing. Bushton has made some significant improvements to the Hawk line of scroll saws – all 2 models :). I might have a chance to get my hands on an old RBI scroll saw for just under $300 plus a m...
|435 days ago||
Questions about Variable Speed and Foot Pedal... - 38 replies
Hi Scrollsaw Users I’m saving up for a scroll saw and want to do a little research in the mean time, so a couple of questions to help get me in the right direction. I don’t need anything super heavy duty but I do want a good saw with plenty of features. That would include: 20” ThroatVariable SpeedEasy Blade Changing, pref...
|439 days ago||
Remembering Childhood - 6 replies
Every holiday season I find my thoughts wandering back to my childhood. Needless to say, my thoughts have to wander a little farther back every year. I think about the simple things that made me happy. One of the things my siblings and I enjoy very much was watching kid’s shows on our black & white Zenith television – shows like ...
|450 days ago||
Bandsaw Riser Block and Blade Guide Question - 13 replies
Looks like I might be able to squeeze a decent bandsaw in to my budget pretty soon, and I’d like to get a decent resaw capacity. One that is built with 10” or 12” depth of cut will probably not be within budget, so I’m thinking one that will accept a riser block. What I’m wondering, however, is how does one compensa...
|460 days ago||
I’m a beginner with woodworking, so hoping to learn a little (or a lot) more about the less common woods use in the craft. So what is the rarest wood you have ever worked with? Please elaborate… how did you come across it, how workable is it, what did you use it for… and a photo or 2 if you have it. This inquiring mind wants to...
|474 days ago||
I'm kicking the habit - 76 replies
I bought a pack of Marlboro and stashed in my freezer because I know the stress will get to me at least a few times before I can say I’m clean free. My objective is to never finish that pack of smokes. I’ve been averaging a pack a day since I was 12… over 41 yeas ago. I think it’s time.
|476 days ago||
Do you take vitamins or nutritional supplements? - 50 replies
If so, what do you take, why, and does it seem to make a difference? I’ve never been one to take vitamins on a regular basis, and I don’t know much about what vitamins I should take, if any. But I smoke, drink lots of coffee, don’t eat right, and I will turn 54 this January. I’d like to learn a bit more about nutrition...
|489 days ago||
What's For Dinner? - 29 replies
Having dinner? Got a camera handy? Take a pic and show us what you’re eating. Here’s mine… and yes, that is genuine garlic powder fresh from the plastic shaker.
|504 days ago||
Catch the Orionid meteor shower this weekend - 8 replies
Just thought some of you might want to check this out. I’m in Chicago so doubt the city lights will allow much of a show here. Usually, waking up before sunrise is a good way to get a head start on the day. On Oct. 21st, waking up early could stop you in your tracks.Blame Halley’s Comet. Every year in mid-to-late October, Earth passes ...
|505 days ago||
Making due or making do? - 16 replies
What is the proper grammar, making due or making do? For what it’s worth, I need to know for a woodworking article I’m writing, so not completely off topic.
|599 days ago||
Do you use FaceBook, Twitter, MySpace etc...? - 25 replies
Just curious, how many LJs use the popular social networking sites like FaceBook, Twitter, MySpace, StumbledUpon, LinkedIn… and the list goes on. Also, how do you use social networks? Is it to build up your business contacts, keep in touch with friends and family, meed new people with common interests?
|608 days ago||
Joe, you blocked me? - 7 replies
Well so much for your openness to everybody’s opinion. But that’s okay, I actually like your political rants and, though I often disagree with you, I respect your determination to bring peoples attention to the serious issues we face. You can go ahead and block me if you want, I don’t take it personally. Just up the good work! ;)
|608 days ago||
An attempt to dispell a few myths... - 4 replies
I really can’t elaborate, as the video pretty much speaks for itself.
|610 days ago||
Do you use a mobile device for web browsing? - 25 replies
I guess you can consider this sort of a mini survey. I hope you don’t mind my asking.. I’m working on a project and it would help me a great deal to know how many people are using mobile devices—iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, etc.. to browse the Internet. Any details would be helpful, as well, like what device you use, how ...
|622 days ago||
What is your favorite wood and why? - 25 replies
In my effort to learn more about wood, I’d like to know some of your favorite woods and why you like it. Workability, availability, price, how it looks, if it suits a particular need… whatever you would like to add. I like grainy wood with lots of character, like Wenge, Bubinga, Kingwood, Zebra and Snakewood. I’m not real bi...
|622 days ago||
The Woodworking Word Game - 97 replies
Let’s play a game… The first letter of the word must be the last letter of the previous word, and it must be something related to woodworking or wood. Try not to repeat a word. If the previous word ends with an E, then you can use the letter before it. For instance, if the last word is envelope, then the next word can be Extra ...