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Old 05-24-2021, 11:33 PM   #1921
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Well youíre definitely heading in the right direction. You havenít lost your sense of humor. Keep up the GREAT work !!

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Old 05-25-2021, 10:37 AM   #1922
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Hey MG, this is looking great. I'm a couple of weeks behind and just picked up again where you found a $10 stair tread. Finding any $10 board now seems like a huge bargain. I'll have to scope out that section of my Home Depot.
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Old 05-25-2021, 01:03 PM   #1923
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Hey MG, this is looking great. I'm a couple of weeks behind and just picked up again where you found a $10 stair tread. Finding any $10 board now seems like a huge bargain. I'll have to scope out that section of my Home Depot.
Thanks! I'm really liking working with the stair tread - I'm completely not used to using wood that is perfectly straight and stays that way after ripping on the table saw.

Keep it on the down low, please, I don't want to start a run on this stuff.
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Old 05-25-2021, 08:35 PM   #1924
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Installed the back part of the shelf.

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Definitely some sagging without these vertical supports toenailed into the furring strips.

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Splicing together the front part of the shelf. Definitely a PITA but better than the $130+ the badly warped poplar 1X was going to cost me.

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Not too bad for $50 worth of step tread.

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Old 05-25-2021, 08:36 PM   #1925
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Old 05-26-2021, 05:36 PM   #1926
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Splinted the top trim piece for my rear storage bin.

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Clamp and straight edge helped me keep it lined up straight on the ceiling. Ran some 3" screws into the ceiling; they won't provide any weight support since they're just into 5mm plywood, but they'll keep the piece from shifting in or out.

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Filled the big counterbores with dowel.

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For anybody starting out, I really recommend these vibration-dampening gloves: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BHMLJ2S/. My arthritis pain is so much worse without these.

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My mom found this today in my grandfather's stuff. He worked for Thomas Edison as a machinist in the '10s and '20s (the last batch of '10s and '20s) before quitting and opening his own shop. This is a gadget that he invented (late '40s/early '50s) and was going to sell before another invention came along and made his obsolete. I missed out on being born into obscene wealth, I suppose, although my mom would probably never have married my dad if she had come from money.

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Gadget with the handle closed. I thought it might be fun to post this and see if you guys can guess what its purpose was.

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Had to cut the corner piece of paneling here so that the overhead storage won't prevent me from ever removing it (it has to be removable so the side pillar can come out and allow the window to be removed and replaced).

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This bin over the desk is less deep (20" as compared to 26" for the back bins) because I don't want to it be too obtrusive and I don't want to smash my face into it every day.

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Old 05-26-2021, 06:44 PM   #1927
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"Gadget with the handle closed. I thought it might be fun to post this and see if you guys can guess what its purpose was."

Anyone remember "The Liar's Club" TV show? An item would be presented to a group of celebrities and each would explain what the item was, but only one told the true story.


This is a perfect item!
Given Musigenesis' wide use of dowels, this was obviously used to size dowels and make sure they were strong enough to hold up tables
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Old 05-26-2021, 06:49 PM   #1928
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Given Musigenesis' wide use of dowels, this was obviously used to size dowels and make sure they were strong enough to hold up tables
Ha ha, good guess. But wrong!

Thanks for the Liars' Club link - that should keep me busy for a few weeks.
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Old 05-26-2021, 07:17 PM   #1929
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Castration tool.
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Old 05-26-2021, 07:42 PM   #1930
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I would say banding tool for bull calves. Like Johan mentioned- a Castration tool. We use pliers with same concept to put a stiff green "rubber band" on. Also, a sharp knife works well but is a little messier...
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Old 05-26-2021, 09:17 PM   #1931
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Heh heh, not a castration tool - maybe if the ratchets worked the opposite way (i.e. if the center teeth closed when the handle closed instead of opening). Ouch.

In a sense, the tool's purpose is the opposite of castration.
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Old 05-26-2021, 09:31 PM   #1932
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Here is what I'm talking about...

We'll see if the screen shot shows up correctly!
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Old 05-26-2021, 09:58 PM   #1933
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I thought it might be fun to post this and see if you guys can guess what its purpose was.

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Used when filling balloons with helium?
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Old 05-26-2021, 10:39 PM   #1934
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Here is what I'm talking about...

We'll see if the screen shot shows up correctly!
Yeah, that action (the stretching out of the band so it can be placed around the testicles) is very similar to what grandad's device did.

The gadget was used for placing sterilized rubber nipples onto baby bottles. You'd use the pincers to pull the nipple out of the boiling water and onto a clean towel, then the ratchet/toothed part to spread it out and place it over the neck of a glass bottle, all without ever touching it.

He called it the Nipple-On, which is why I like to style myself as "the heir to the Nipple-On fortune". He was defeated by the appearance of disposable plastic baby bottles.
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Yeah, that action (the stretching out of the band so it can be placed around the testicles) is very similar to what grandad's device did.

The gadget was used for placing sterilized rubber nipples onto baby bottles. You'd use the pincers to pull the nipple out of the boiling water and onto a clean towel, then the ratchet/toothed part to spread it out and place it over the neck of a glass bottle, all without ever touching it.

He called it the Nipple-On, which is why I like to style myself as "the heir to the Nipple-On fortune". He was defeated by the appearance of disposable plastic baby bottles.
That is really amazing idea he came up with for installing the nipples on the bottles without ever touching them. Really cool piece of history and innovation you have with a good story to back it. Fortune or not, you should be proud of that!! Thanks for sharing
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That is really amazing idea he came up with for installing the nipples on the bottles without ever touching them. Really cool piece of history and innovation you have with a good story to back it. Fortune or not, you should be proud of that!! Thanks for sharing
Thanks, happy to share it.
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Yeah, that action (the stretching out of the band so it can be placed around the testicles) is very similar to what grandad's device did.

The gadget was used for placing sterilized rubber nipples onto baby bottles. You'd use the pincers to pull the nipple out of the boiling water and onto a clean towel, then the ratchet/toothed part to spread it out and place it over the neck of a glass bottle, all without ever touching it.

He called it the Nipple-On, which is why I like to style myself as "the heir to the Nipple-On fortune". He was defeated by the appearance of disposable plastic baby bottles.



Could make a comeback. Pantyhose pretty much put stockings and garters out of business, but they are having a resurgence. Could even be marketed as a sex toy to the SM crowd LOL
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Could make a comeback. Pantyhose pretty much put stockings and garters out of business, but they are having a resurgence. Could even be marketed as a sex toy to the SM crowd LOL
Ha ha, the gadgets actual have "patent pend" stamped on them and my mom thinks she remembers her father submitting a patent application for it. If I get some time I might research it - I could maybe still get my money by being a patent troll.
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Roughly where I'm going to mount my water heater. Found some water on my kitchen floor and I had a panic attack looking for new leaks in the ceiling, but it turned out to be dropping out of this heater. Whew.

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Spliced the back shelf for my desk overhead bin. This is how I should have spliced the ones in the back, not sure why I didn't think of doing it this way in the first place.

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Yikes, I messed up this front corner post pretty badly, almost 1/2" from being plumb.

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Easy to reposition it, fortunately.

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Old 05-28-2021, 09:55 AM   #1940
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The attention and documentation of the details is blowing me away! Going to be stealing your upholstery process!
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