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Old 07-28-2020, 08:03 PM
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I vacuumed.
I figured out the rhythms for the opening riffs of “Voodoo Child” and “Purple Haze.”
I chatted with the my neighbor, from a distance , at his mailbox for a good half hour.
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Old 07-30-2020, 02:47 PM
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Lost my post. Took too long, had to sign in.
All for the better, I reckon.
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Old 07-30-2020, 03:16 PM
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You need a neighbor to compete against like me, irie. I look out my window and see he's done something and need to go show him up! I'm sure his wife has been looking out at those boards that are still laying in my yard!



Seriously, about 2 months ago he stripped off all the boards off his deck and build an extension of the frame that projects all the way to the hillside. He put some posts in the middle and let it sit for well over a month. Then, a day after I cut all the PVC boards the lumber yard delivered a bedload of PVC planks for his deck. He's over there right now but I'm not hearing any tools. They're a young couple. I think he is waiting for railings to be delivered so his toddlers don't fall.
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Old 08-01-2020, 05:22 PM
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The boss is at the vet with the piggies. Regular check up, right!?
Turns out the newbie is a girl.
That’s why Oreo, the big brother was chasing it and pouncing him/her.
Darn pet shop said they only sell boys.
They been in separate cages anyway. No fighting, you know (hee, hee it wasn’t fighting).
Little guy (girl) was just a puppy. No worries. We hope.
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Old 08-03-2020, 07:38 PM
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PVC behaves MUCH differently than wood. It expands and contracts much more and tends to warp from heat. I’m having a bitch of a time cementing two angled pieces together because of warping. I had to google how to make a clamping caul but I need more clamps. Good thing clamps at Harbor Freight are cheap.
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Old 08-03-2020, 09:40 PM
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A Harbor Freight just opened 10 minutes from my house. Soooo happy. Love that place.
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Old 08-03-2020, 10:21 PM
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A Harbor Freight just opened 10 minutes from my house. Soooo happy. Love that place.
HF is definitely a great place for “starter” tools. I never get the protection plan though. The real tempting stores are Rockler and Woodcraft.
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Old 08-04-2020, 02:13 AM
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Harbor Frieght is the best place to buy a tool you might use once in a while.
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Old 08-06-2020, 05:01 PM
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Went on a date with “Big Bertha” last night.
We saw Jupiter, Saturn, Mars, and searched for double stars until the wee hours.
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Old 08-07-2020, 02:57 PM
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Harbor Frieght is the best place to buy a tool you might use once in a while.
I went there yesterday for some more 36” C clamps and bought a 10 pack of masks and a box of 5mm nitrile gloves. At the big box store I’d have spent over $100. There, less than $40.

Lines are usually short but not yesterday. Guess they’ve been laying off. The manager was ringing us out and he was slow. I had to wait 20 minutes in line to check out because some lady couldn’t figure out the 20% off super coupon.

If you like HF you should go to Woodcraft or Rockler. Very pricey but if you’re into wood turning or cabinet making with something other than pine or oak they’re the place to go.
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