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    I got all that safety gear. The reason why I ask...

    I got all that safety gear. The reason why I ask is because I don't want it to give off too many fumes...
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    lol, you probably got a few scars from that.

    lol, you probably got a few scars from that.
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    One suggestion I've heard is that I should wear...

    One suggestion I've heard is that I should wear something that filters the air due to fumes given off by mixing sodium hydroxide with the liquid base. Have any of you ever done this? What was your...
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    Just read on CNN that US naval forces are in...

    Just read on CNN that US naval forces are in position to strike Assad's forces. This is moronic. Russia recently sold anti-air defense missiles to Syria (read: they gave it to him so that he can...
  5. Thread: Wooden coasters

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    Honestly, I think I spoke too soon. The biggest...

    Honestly, I think I spoke too soon. The biggest drawback? I don't own a garage to build the damn thing in and doing it outside is the only option (assuming the weather cooperates.)
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    Yeah, look, I said I'll bring popcorn, not...

    Yeah, look, I said I'll bring popcorn, not stinger missiles :) .

    I figured that Iran would have been a good lesson to leave certain countries alone (google Operation Ajax), but no.
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    lol, wtf? I would have -- at first -- told him...

    lol, wtf?

    I would have -- at first -- told him kindly to drop the subject as I would have been creeped out. Otherwise, I would have been more forceful in my language or picked a different route. ...
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    Thank you guys :) . I imagine that different...

    Thank you guys :) .

    I imagine that different types of wood would behave in different ways. What worked for birch, might now work for oak or willow or maple.

    I want to make a chair as my next...
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    http://conundrumsrhapsody.files.wordpress.com/2013...

    http://conundrumsrhapsody.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/depositphotos_2075388-hell-no-red-button.jpg

    Yeah, we've had our fun in ME. Let the people who actually live there play there (if Russia gets...
  10. Thread: Wooden coasters

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    A little update. I put on the olive oil three...

    A little update. I put on the olive oil three times on a coaster and made sure that it seeped into the wood. Then, I proceeded to put it in the oven for 15 mins at 250 F. Then -- this is what I'm...
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    It's birch, forgot to mention it.

    It's birch, forgot to mention it.
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    Wooden coasters

    I couldn't find my old coasters thread, so I figured I'd give an update in a new one.

    This is what I did. I used a belt sander to make the coasters look less messed up (with P36 and P120 grit)...
  13. "Shankar's mandate is to reproduce a British...

    "Shankar's mandate is to reproduce a British pilot project in the U.S. Launched in 2010, it identifies and tests 'interventions' that can save the government money, and drives ordinary Britons to...
  14. Rhode Island need to be up there. Mass are...

    Rhode Island need to be up there. Mass are azzholes, but at least they have some skills. RI drivers are like brain-damaged squirrels that continually forget that a car can move in two dimensions......
  15. That would be one hell of a theater if the fed...

    That would be one hell of a theater if the fed actually tried to get behind that. Americans don't need 470 HP? Pretty sure everyone with a muscle car would just drive down to DC and block all...
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    Boarding is easy. I don't have to wait in line...

    Boarding is easy. I don't have to wait in line for hours until our state provided babysitters get to fondle my junk. Also, plugs for my computer and no changes in pressure are nice.
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    I know he's your friend, but I'd recommend you...

    I know he's your friend, but I'd recommend you cut and run...

    I've had a different story, but I had to cut this person out of my life. He was obsessed with this girl. He was wimpy, had no...
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    I did not know that this existed. Thanks for...

    I did not know that this existed.

    Thanks for sharing.
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    Don't ever try to answer that question for...

    Don't ever try to answer that question for yourself... ever...
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    Yet one more reason why I travel by Amtrak...

    Yet one more reason why I travel by Amtrak whenever I can :) .

    And yet another reason why George Washington was correct about stating that entangling alliances are a terrible idea... along with...
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    I'm done! The P36 and then with P120, makes some...

    I'm done! The P36 and then with P120, makes some fine looking coasters. I'll still use the palm sander to make it even smoother, but that's for tomorrow, I have other things to do now.

    One other...
  22. Thread: What bit me?

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    I found a ground nest that some bees use about 2...

    I found a ground nest that some bees use about 2 - 3 yards away from where I was working. Now that I remembered that, I'm pretty sure it might have been one of them. Kinda weird, I wasn't bothering...
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    Yeah, the pain sucked, but it's nothing what...

    Yeah, the pain sucked, but it's nothing what you've listed here :) .

    I was surprised and was curious if someone could figure it out, since I felt completely lost as to what to do next. If I...
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    White sharks like environments with HVAC? Never...

    White sharks like environments with HVAC? Never heard that on the Nature Channel...
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    Not allergic to bees or wasps. The pain was very...

    Not allergic to bees or wasps. The pain was very sudden and acute. I did not remember feeling it before (unlike mosquitoes).

    The inflammation has gone down quite a bit, but still has a tad to...
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