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    Cobleskill replied to a thread Woodworking in The Rec Room
    My Mom used to have some hide glue she used on furniture. I know I used it once and it made a strong joint.
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    Cobleskill replied to a thread Fishing 2017 in The Rec Room
    My neighbor bud moved to Homer Ak. back in 74. He got on a commercial fishing boat and did that for several years. When he got time off he used to go out in a small boat to fish with a pole. He landed a halibut that was darn near as long as his boat. Got chased by a Kodiak bear that killed his dogs. Wild country.
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    The Homies were twice the saw the door stop Minis were. My Dad got so that was all he could handle. He beat the snot out of the Homie and it kept coming back for more. He finally bought a new one. It didn't last for beans. I don't know if he got a bad one, but I suspect they cheaped out on them.
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    Cobleskill replied to a thread Chainsaw Rebuilder? in Chainsaws!
    Those little springs can test your patience if you are not in the mood for small work.
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    I would think those cheap-ass HF grinders would be good to straighten out a rocked out chain. I know a couple people who think they do OK.
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    Looks like the jackpot.
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    Beeyootifull, Jim. Nice door too.
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    The father of the next door neighbors had a funny observation... When archeologists excavate this place they are going to think it was a screwdriver and scissor factory.
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    I have got pretty good at keeping track of the cheap reading glasses and not breaking them. Pretty sure when I break down and get a script pair I will lose or break them quite promptly.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Be thankful they are mountain bikes and not 4 wheelers and side by sides. Much more obnoxious and tear stuff up more.
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    Cobleskill replied to a thread PPE for filing? in Chainsaws!
    Yes. I had to have a piece of steel picked out. Embedded too deep for a magnet to pull. I was grinding and carefully sending sparks away from me. They hit a small web and richocheted. I have to wear reading glasses to do close work now. Problem solved.
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    Cobleskill replied to a thread PPE for filing? in Chainsaws!
    My sister was using a old kitchen beater chucked in a drill motor to mix paint. Her hair got sucked into the slots where cooling air is pulled in and wrapped around the armature, a pretty good wad of hair. After I got done laughing a bit I took the drill apart and unwrapped her hair. A little worse for the wear.
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    We don't have many chestnut oaks around here, but the couple dead big ones I cut (been dead for years) were hard as a rock.
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    01-11-2017
    My bud had a house in Talahassee area. He, being from the north, put in a pump house to protect his pipes and pump. When you drive around all the locals have exposed pipes. Every few years they are doing major repairs. We put our pipes in 3 feet to 40 inches here in western NY. -18F is as cold as I remember here. That is about-28C.
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    01-09-2017
    Surplus Center has been around for many years and has a good rep. I have ordered auto parts online but I don't think from them. Ebay or Amazon I know. All things Chinese but even Napa is like that now alot. I needed a differential cover for 1/2 ton Chevy. Napa wanted $32 for Dorman (chinese). Advanced wanted $20 for same. Dealer wanted $37 but not in stock and a few days to get.
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    01-07-2017
    I have become a coffee and somewhat of a beer snob. I buy green coffee beans and roast them fresh once a week or so. I mix 1/2 Folgers or Maxwell House with the roasted beans to stretch them. Green beans are $6/lb. but when you roast off the moisture it makes the price more like $7. Still not bad for a daily treat. Congrats Page. Kids can keep you young or make you old!! My son had their first when he was 40.
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    01-02-2017
    I like the bamboo Gary.
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    01-02-2017
    I like most beers as well but not a fan of shandys either. Never tried a lambic. I have been going to beer stores and looking for something new or different. Amazing what they think of to mix with beer. Kona brewing co. makes one called Koko Brown. Coconut in it. Odd. Fun trying new ones. Usually drinkable. The shandy took a long time to get rid of.
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    12-06-2016
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Wood stove heat in Odds and Ends
    My neighbor's daughter emptied the ashes into a paper bag and set it out on a wood porch. It got the floor boards and supporting 2x8 framing members glowing and charred down through quite a way without going up in flames overnight. Good luck was with them that night.
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    11-30-2016
    I have found that lag bolts break much easier than one would think they should, even before they became Chinese crap.
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    11-28-2016
    Cobleskill replied to a thread one handed saw use in Chainsaws!
    Table saws scare the hell out of me.
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    11-19-2016
    You have to be careful on the newer saws with a rev limiter. When they cut out on the rev limiter it can sound like four stroking. Don't know if they cover that in the vids. Checking your plug color tells you the story.
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