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Brent Powers

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10-06-2008 05:01 PM

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1.) Lunch is a very good thing. It can stop one from ruining yet another piece of wood.

2.) Do NOT pick up a scriber until AFTER you’ve put on your glasses.

3.) Try to remember where you put your glasses.

4.) It’s more fun if you open the door and see the outside world, occasionally.

5.) You don’t always need to do it in Sketchup… sometimes, winging it is v. fun and rewarding.

6.) It’s difficult to convince others to sweep up for you.

[p.s. I’m quiet nearsighted (had laser surgery 8 years ago, and am wearing glasses again)]

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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 10-06-2008 05:15 PM

7.) Some oak smells like wet dog when cut.

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#2 posted 10-06-2008 05:25 PM

Yes it does! I was thinking yesterday, that oak smells bad when cutting, but didn’t make the connection to a wet dog.

-- When my wife ask's what I have to show for my wood working hobby, I just show her the splinters.

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#3 posted 10-06-2008 06:03 PM

Another wood smells like urine when cut, not sure if it has to be green or not, but quite a bit of our fresh-split firewood smells like pee for a few days after delivery. I think it is hemlock, it is rather stringy…

-- Rich, anybody want a peanut?

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#4 posted 10-06-2008 06:08 PM

I recently learned how to make a shop “chia pet”: 1) Take one curly haired dog, let him roll in the dewy grass. 2) let him into the shop where he will promptly roll in the sawdust and shavings. 3) almost instant wood colored shop “chia pet”.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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Don Newton

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#5 posted 10-06-2008 06:49 PM

8.) As soon as you cut that piece of nicely figured wood you think of a project that you should have saved it for.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#6 posted 10-06-2008 10:23 PM

As soon as you drilled all 72 through holes then used a forester bit half way down those holes you realize the board was upside down. Time to go to lunch…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#7 posted 10-06-2008 11:57 PM

I’ve noticed the wet dog oak thing myself. Anyone know anything about this? bbqKing.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#8 posted 10-07-2008 12:15 AM

I misplaced my pencils more often than I found them.
Any good tip?

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 10-07-2008 03:25 AM

The shop vac carked it, went up in smoke & one foul smell. Needs a new set of brushes, perhaps.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 10-08-2008 03:55 AM

Why is it that lunch always comes after a big mistake?

Buy more pencils.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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