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Jim Jakosh

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06-08-2015 01:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

This has turned out to be my motto or ambition in life. Learning something new every day by reading or talking to people. I like to share those learnings with the Lumberjock family and maybe you do to so I opened the floor to Learnings!!
I learned 2 things of interest today
We were talking about BLO at the art festival and I asked about mixing formulas. One guy said he make Shine Juice according to Capt. Eddy’s formula. 1 part BLO, 1part Shellac, 1 part Denatured alcohol and uses it like a friction polish on the lathe. I’m going to try it!

A couple of visitors from Wales were there and we talked about how the the English Archers would give the French the 2 fingers ( hold up the 2 first fingers) indicating they had them. It seems in the old days the archers were so decisive in battle that when the French caught an English archer, they would cut off their first 2 fingers.

He also stated where the phrase “Keep it under your hat” came from. It referred to the bow string the archers used, They were leather and needed to be kept dry for good use.

Some trivia …. some not!
Cheers

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!


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UncleStumpy

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#1 posted 06-08-2015 01:54 PM

I have used Capt Eddies formula just as you described it and I absolutely love it. I gave a pen to my sister but she wanted it “really shiny” so I put a couple of coats of gloss Poly over the BLO formula and there was no problem at all.

I’m 63 and actually DO learn something new every day!!!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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DrDirt

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#2 posted 06-08-2015 02:17 PM

Jim – I always heard that the French would cut off the middle finger, so that archers couldn’t pull the longbow.

And that was where “giving the finger” came from.

-- 'Political correctness is fascism pretending to be manners' ~George Carlin

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 06-08-2015 03:14 PM

Thanks for the info, Uncle Stupmy. Glad to know it works that well !

Hi Dr Dirt. The fella that told me about the two fingers is a great historian from Manchester and he said originally it was 2 fingers and that is how the one finger evolved…........ meaning something different these days! I love to visit him becasus I get a history less on every time!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Bill White

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#4 posted 06-08-2015 03:42 PM

I learned that the service call for an AC unit cost me $120.00. :(
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#5 posted 06-08-2015 06:13 PM

I try to learn something new every other day, so as not to set myself up for disappointment…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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darinS

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#6 posted 06-08-2015 06:33 PM

There are days I can learn the same thing day after day after day because I keep forgetting I learned it yesterday!

-- They say many people die because of alcohol. They never realized how many of them are born because of it.

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Rick Dennington

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#7 posted 06-08-2015 06:36 PM

I’ve learned something the last couple of days…..Stay out of the heat…Get under the a/c…..

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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Gene Howe

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#8 posted 06-08-2015 08:47 PM

Two things I learned today.

The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in armor raised their visors to reveal their identity.
And, the Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent.

Yesterday I learned that intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

What wonders are in store for tomorrow?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 06-09-2015 05:07 AM

LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Roger

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#10 posted 06-09-2015 11:24 AM

It is gr8 to learn something everyday, which I do also. My problem is, remembering it. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#11 posted 06-09-2015 11:54 AM

Right on Roger, that is why I write a lot of stuff down for back up- like the names of my Lumberjock buddies!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 06-09-2015 03:20 PM

Today I learned about the Mesquite borer. I have these mesquite wood pieces cut ready to go into shoehorns and this one has had yellow dust coming out for days now

I looked it up and it is called a longhorn beetle, a powderpost beetle and officially is a mesquite borer:
http://www.whatsthatbug.com/2007/09/02/mesquite-borer-2/.

I have cut into the larvae when turning and gotten a squirt. I’ll have to look to see if I can dig this one out before I turn it. Get him in a photo shoot!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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waho6o9

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#13 posted 06-09-2015 04:58 PM

Too bad you can’t train him to do dados or inlay work.

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#14 posted 06-09-2015 05:43 PM

I respect your search for knowledge Jim, but I’ve learned that too much knowledge is dangerous. Like how to mow lawns, paint houses, wash cars, wash dishes, pick weeds and a host of other intellectually challenging skills. I am therefore trying to unlearn something every day in the hope of prolonging my life!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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JoeinGa

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#15 posted 06-09-2015 06:07 PM

Good one, Mike! My brain is so full of useless facts and things from my past that there’s no room for new stuff !

My siblings are always amazed at how much I remember details of the town we lived in when I was 7 years old. We left there in 1960 and I’ve never been back since. yet I still remember our phone number, address and can tell you details about our street and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Now if I could just remember what I had for lunch yesterday … !!!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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