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Mitre clamp

I live in a split level house where a portion has a basement and a portion is slab on grade. The slab part has a foundation wall about 30" above the floor. This part forms a shelf along the wall about 3-1/2" deep which is now only covered with...

RECALLS #14: Black & Decker Recalls Hammer Drills Due to Injury Hazard

Black & Decker Recalls Hammer Drills Due to Injury Hazard: Recall Date: November 1, 2018 Recall Number: 19-027 Recall Summary Name of Product: Black & Decker, Bostitch and Porter-Cable Hammer Drills and Drill Drivers Hazard: The...

RECALLS #13: RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacuums recalled due to Shock Hazard

I haven’t seen a woodworking recall for some time, but some of you might have this shop vac. Emerson Tool Company Recalls RIDGID Wet/Dry Vacuums Due to Shock Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Home Depot Recall Date: September 11, 2018 Recall...

Pipe and Book 3

Clockwise from top left: Søren Kierkegaard, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Jean-Paul Sartre, Friedrich Nietzsche. Existentialism (/ˌɛɡzɪˈstɛnʃəlɪzəm/) is a tradition of philosophical inquiry associated mainly with certain 19th and 20th-century European...

Balance

Upstream French creek Photographing Photographer pose relax Downstream fleeing Moose bridge ahead Do you see the bridge? , it’s right there . Not much to see……let’s go underneath . someone has put some...

Garden Gates #2: Gate finished

Except for painting the raw steel. The straps are set on a dado flush with the surface and the screws are countersunk. The screws are not stainless. I hope they survive. They should do ok painted with oil enamel paint. The hinges are on with...

Gate assembled

I finally got the upper panel pieces made and the gate assembled. My m&t fitting is a little sloppy. I haven’t picked the door up yet to see how stiff it is. I was thinking about adding some steel strapping for looks and a touch more support....

Garden Gates #1: Getting started

I took a break from work sleep fish work sleep fish to start building new garden gates for my house. I was only planning to replace the ratty PVC gate that came with the property but my wife wants a gate on each side of the house. Each gate will...

Pipe and Book 2

The Bear (1916) A novel by James Oliver Curwood . Thor, a mighty grizzly, and Muskwa, a motherless bear cub, become companions in the Canadian wilderness, going from one adventure to another—all while two trappers are on their trail. About...

Birthdays #2: Birthdays

Could be somebody we all know is having a birthday tomorrow 7 Apr 2018 James Bonds Car is the clue ! …(again) … I couldnt think of a another one just now.