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You're an artist Misty, Bravo. Reminds me of my old man. They used to call him McGuyver on the job site.
 
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Whenever she asksI keep telling her, "I'll eat just about anything and will never turn down food."

These blueberry buns are fantastic. Right in the middle of being a muffin and a scone. The best of both worlds. When I asked her what she called them she says Scottish buns and apparently the original recipe calls for lemon zest, dates or apricots and nuts. It's just flour butter and sugar.

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I'd go with Blueberries too.
Looks Scrump-deli-umious [?]
 

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Since being 'layed off' I've been looking for projects that don't cost. I packed out my chop saw and flame thrower, cut a few of those 3" rounds up and scorched them. Brushed off the char. Took out my $2 pallet of water colors, drill a hole in the top for a tea light and just like that, saved shopping for Christmas. This is one I just varathaned.
 

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Since being 'layed off' I've been looking for projects that don't cost. I packed out my chop saw and flame thrower, cut a few of those 3" rounds up and scorched them. Brushed off the char. Took out my $2 pallet of water colors, drill a hole in the top for a tea light and just like that, saved shopping for Christmas. This is one I just varathaned.
What did you use to drill the hole, a large forstner bit?
 

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That's a big bit!

I have a similar wood boxed set. Believe I bought mine at Woodworkers Warehouse back when we had one locally. I purchased a hardwood flooring nailer there also. Local lumber yard couldn't come near the price. Think the difference was 80 American dollars.
 

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It is. Kicked my thumb when it spun enough times I had to stop. Not the bit, the chunk of wood when I was trying to drill it. Next time I go at it I'll reverse the drill LOL!!
Use a clamp or stop of sorts if possible
 

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Use a clamp or stop of sorts if possible
I have a vice but it'll mash the edges of the piece, they're fluted where the grain changes. Just have to suck it up.
 

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I have a vice but it'll mash the edges of the piece, they're fluted where the grain changes. Just have to suck it up.
Gotcha. Surely you have a strap wrench at least? If you're nearly done at least it's food for thought for the future. Could even fabricobble one together if ya need.

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Hmmm. Webbing and a ratchet might work. Just to grip so it doesn't spin out of my hand. Good stinking you're a fart smeller! :idea:
 

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Webbing and a ratchet
I was thinking a 2x4 & a pair of ratchet straps to hold in place.
Stand on 2 x 4 to hold down & drill
 

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I was thinking a 2x4 & a pair of ratchet straps to hold in place.
Stand on 2 x 4 to hold down & drill
Not sure I can stand on a 2x4 ... :laughing:
 

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Looking for suggestions on the best product to clean this gas stove flue pipe with

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Vinegar.
 

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Hmmm. Webbing and a ratchet might work. Just to grip so it doesn't spin out of my hand. Good stinking you're a fart smeller! :idea:
Can't drill a few small holes in the bottom & mount to a piece of scrap so you can clamp it down to drill it?
 

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Can't drill a few small holes in the bottom & mount to a piece of scrap so you can clamp it down to drill it?
I may try that, save my thumb getting wrenched out if it's socket. I have quite a few to do do.
 

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I may try that, save my thumb getting wrenched out if it's socket. I have quite a few to do do.
Smarter not harder
 

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Mmm...a surprise platter of blueberry buns on my tailgate and rampant fuckery tell me I've chosen the right career path. Damn sure gonna miss these Scottish wonder-women!

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Bottom of chimney chase
 

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Could you circle what you are trying to point out with your pictures. It looks all rotted to me. Nothing can be "that bad". :dduck:
 

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To me, it appears that there are 4x posts, but the actual load is carried from 2 sistered 2x4 stringers (name?) resting on a 2x4 jack stud. And below, it looks like one side of the deck is supported by a plate that is anchored to the side of the house? I hope there are actually posts carrying the load to the ground somewhere.
 

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To me, it appears that there are 4x posts, but the actual load is carried from 2 sistered 2x4 stringers (name?) resting on a 2x4 jack stud. And below, it looks like one side of the deck is supported by a plate that is anchored to the side of the house? I hope there are actually posts carrying the load to the ground somewhere.
Hope the big bad wolf doesn't come huffing and a puffin!
 

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Is that all you do is criticize others craftmanship? :winks2: :rotf:
 

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Is that all you do is criticize others craftmanship? :winks2: :rotf:
Yep. That's the ugly truth, Uglytruth...I'mma professional criticizerer!
 

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Just wait till I tear into this place! You may never hear the end of it!

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As cool and down to Earth the widow is, she does some goofy things that really crack me up.
Last night I laughed really good over this outlet sculpture. A laugh that has been missed.
So she has a fluorescent light Atop The 12 ft ceiling and the light is plugged into an outlet that is in the ceiling however it's not directly plugged into the outlet it's plugged into a timer.... and the timer is plugged into a surge protector which is plugged into a multi plug adaptor....which is plugged into the outlet.

I took the assortment down from the ceiling because there's a switch that powers the outlet that she uses occasionally which of course threw off the timer.

I was laughing so hard dismantling the concoction I recreated the scene to share. You would have had to be there and have seen some of the other quirks to better appreciate so I'll add those too and hope you at least get a chuckle.

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