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Learn something new today?

by Jim Jakosh
posted 06-08-2015 01:35 PM


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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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#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.

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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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

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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!

-- Rule 40 - If it seems like someone's out to get you, they are.

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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…..

-- " The secret to staying young looking.....hang around old people.." R.D.

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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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#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: https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/index.php

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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. [email protected]

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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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#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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Jim Jakosh

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#16 posted 06-09-2015 07:23 PM

Ho waho609, It is amazing how fast that bugger can product sawdust. I cleaned it off and the pile is already starting. I think you could see it move if you watched it! I’ll be ready to turn that piece is a few days and then I’ll find that bugger.
cheers, Jim

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

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sawdustmaker101

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#17 posted 06-09-2015 07:40 PM

I’ve learned a lot in 61 years, just wish I could remember it

-- Bob, Michigan

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Jim Jakosh

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#18 posted 06-10-2015 12:22 PM

Yesterday I made a bottle of Shine Juice and I learned that it gives a much better finish if used after using EEE to bring the finish up to 1600 or more.

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

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doubleDD

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#19 posted 06-10-2015 01:21 PM

In the past few days, I have learned quite a few little things to help things out around the house and improve woodworking skills. I believe a lot of these little things we do all the time are taken for granted and we don’t pay attention as much. Keep alert and never be head hard to try something new.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Jim Jakosh

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#20 posted 06-30-2015 10:31 PM

I learned how to adjust the brakes on a John Deer tractor. My neighbor asked if I knew how to do it because he had no brakes all summer and just about ran into his deck. I looked on you tube and there was a video from a 12 yr old kid. It is so simple. They have disc brakes and there are two bolts that hold the brake pads to the disc. The center stud with the nut on it is the adjuster. Just a 1/4 turn in on the nut and he had brakes. That simple! And it is not in any John Deer manual. I have one too and not a word on that in there.

Cheers, Jim

-- 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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#21 posted 06-30-2015 10:38 PM

Today I learned that you cannot change the wheel cylinder on a 2001 Saturn LW200 wagon with normal tools. there is one bolt that holds the cylinder in there. You first take off the bleeder and loosen the hydraulic line. Then there is a 10 mm headed bolt down along side of the cylinder and buried in a pocket formed by the rear suspension that is not accessible with an open end or box wrench and the pocked it not deep enough to get a socket on the head let alone a driver. I had to cut down one of my 1/4” drive 10 mm sockets to 5/8” long and then weld on a piece of steel for the handle. It made a cute little wrench and took it right off but you won’t buy that in any store . I have one if you get into that situation!!

Cheers, Jim

-- 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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#22 posted 08-14-2015 03:46 PM

I was searching for the difference between welding and brazing aluminum and found out the following guidelines
Definitions:
Soldering: Using temps up to 800 degrees
Brazing: Using temps of 800 degrees- melting point of parent metal (Aluminum melts at 1220 degrees )
Welding: Using temps over the melting point of the parent metal

Compliments of Cobra Welding.

Cheers, Jim

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

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