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Clint Searl

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529 days ago

I have the strong impression that much of the advice offered in response to questions raised in many of the for a, especially the finishing forum, are speculative, without any basis of experience on the part of the responder. Mostly gobbledygook.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate


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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 529 days ago

Yup,...just like your ”gobbleygook” observation there Clint. So exactly just ’whut IS your question on “advice”?

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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poopiekat

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#2 posted 529 days ago

In one forum a guy suggested that I make dadoes with a #71 router plane. Apparently he has never tried to use one. I have to roll my eyes at some of the crap responses to honest questions.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Clint Searl

1417 posts in 985 days


#3 posted 529 days ago

Mikey, I guess if I do have a question, it might be: Why do some guys presume to comment on a subject when they don’t know their arse from their elbow about it? Ya know what I mean? Yeah, I think you do. Nyuk Nyuk

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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nwbusa

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#4 posted 529 days ago

.

-- John, BC, Canada

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upinflames

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#5 posted 529 days ago

I agree with ya! I have to read some of the responses twice to make sure I read what I did, shake my head and laugh. There are lots of ways to keep it simple, no need for fifty more steps because that’s the way Mr. does it. Anyway, I usually grab a bite to eat and browse through here….dinner and a show…........

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poopiekat

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#6 posted 529 days ago

There’s a lot of clueless people here, as evidenced by the self-appointed welcoming committee. On a thread about removing household mold, a new member responded with a link…not to a mold removal video or product, but a home mortgage refinancing service. The gatekeepers welcomed this obvious spammer with open arms, after her one and only post! Duhhh. Hawka-hawka. Dinner and theatre indeed!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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moment

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#7 posted 529 days ago

” Can anyone tell me what this is ? I haven’t done much research ,but I think it has to

be an antique tool . It was really tarnished before I cleaned it up .I think it may be a marking gauge or layout

tool . Any help identifying would be appreaciated . I was talking to an old timer and he said iit was a

B-clamp . ”

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HorizontalMike

6923 posts in 1538 days


#8 posted 529 days ago

”...Mikey, I guess if I do have a question, it might be: Why do some guys presume to comment on a subject when they don’t know their arse from their elbow about it? Ya know what I mean? Yeah, I think you do. Nyuk Nyuk…”

There you go again Clint, talkin’ to yourself and all. “Elbow over and out”... It’s all up to, and over, yours ‘ya know… ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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ChuckV

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#9 posted 529 days ago

moment,

I have the B-clamp with the optional leather handles:

It works great!

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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AlaskaGuy

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#10 posted 529 days ago

I have the strong impression that much of the advice offered in response to questions raised in many of the for a, especially the finishing forum, are speculative, without any basis of experience on the part of the responder. Mostly gobbledygook.

—Clint Searl…..........We deserve what we tolerate

+1

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Roger Clark aka Rex

6940 posts in 2059 days


#11 posted 529 days ago

As far as LJs offering answers and advice to questions to questions posed, ALL should be received with gratitude. Yes, there will be an assortment of good, bad or out of their league answers, which you privately sort to find the ones that make sense to you. After all, LJs have been decent enough to respond to your “cry for help”, even if they were not proficient on the subject.
Alternatively, restrict your requested answers to be only submitted by a PhD in Wood Engineering. :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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HorizontalMike

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#12 posted 529 days ago

Well stated Roger 8-)

You DO have a PhD in “Advice Guru”,... don’t you? Mine is only in “Education”, thus I must not be qualified.

;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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PittsburghTim

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#13 posted 529 days ago

I have been very lucky to have received expert advice on the few questions that I have posted here. I have had Charles Neil assist me with finishing burl walnut and Don W assist me with a question on planes. Yeah, you may have to separate the wheat from the chaff, but that is true with most things. After all, if you go to manufacturer’s websites or the local store, you have someone trying to sell their product and/or someone who may have less knowledge than you giving advice. At least here, you can hear more than one opinion. Also, keep in mind that there is often more than one solution, especially with finishing.

Personally, I do not give advice on anything unless I have some first-hand experience in that area. Finally, I believe that most, if not all, advice given is done so in good spirit.

-- She asked me, "Who are you going to please with that?" I said, "Me."

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KelvinGrove

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#14 posted 529 days ago

If I might observe, as Red Green says, “we’re men…we’re not always right, but we’re never in doubt!”

-- Tim P. Calhoun GA. Don't cry because it's over, smile....because for 7 glorious miles, everyone thought you were the real bus driver!

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Roger Clark aka Rex

6940 posts in 2059 days


#15 posted 529 days ago

Mike, I only went as far as to get my Masters at Uni, but then went on to the School of Hard knocks for my PhD. where I graduated “Lordy cum on”. :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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