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Old 09-20-2011, 05:34 PM   #121
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Where is the goddamned glue?
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:27 PM   #122
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I made this last week for the mm who has been very keen on archery since she hit a bullseye her first time shooting an arrow. The look on her face was pure victory and empowerment.

It's Ipe with maple and cedar grip. The string is made from some carpet thread I had around. Shot an arrow about 200 feet.
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Old 09-20-2011, 08:58 PM   #123
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Did she wash her finger first?
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:42 PM   #124
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Have you let her watch Top Shot yet?
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:50 PM   #125
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Where is the goddamned glue?
It's still in the horse.


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Shot an arrow about 200 feet.
She did? or the bow did?
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Old 09-20-2011, 10:18 PM   #126
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Have you let her watch Top Shot yet?
She can watch Top Gear, once she's done with the Gs we'll move her up the alphabet.
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It's still in the horse.
(It's Hide glue)
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She did? or the bow did?
The bow did, she shot about 10 yards.
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:29 AM   #127
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Awesome!

I should post some of the wooden swords glatt Jr. has been making. I taught him how to make a half lap joint for the guard, and he loves using a draw knife to shape the blade. I always figured we would be the dorky family that nobody would come visit, but he's very popular with his friends because he has shop privileges (with limits.)
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:53 PM   #128
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Today I nearly made a very silly mistake.
I got a PayPal receipt for three month's worth of online number rental from Skype.
My mouth dropped open - WTF?!
I was a second away from clicking the Dispute link handily included in the email when my brain kicked in.
Hang on...

Sure enough, went to the official PayPal site and no such payment has been issued.
I knew there wouldn't be, but I did have to check.

I'd never fall for a bank scam because I do not have online banking and my bank does not have my email address. But the sneaky buggers nearly had me today - sheer paranoia because I know I'm already slightly overdrawn.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:52 AM   #129
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Last night I think I fixed the refrigerator.

There had been mysterious puddles of water under the refrigerator off and on for a few weeks, which I traced to an area under the crisper drawers. A couple of water drops on the back wall showed the water was coming down from up near the freezer. This machine does not have an ice maker or water filter, so it had to be a condensation issue.

So I pulled everything out of the freezer, which is on top, and started looking up there. I figured there was a drain that was blocked or frozen shut or something, forcing the water to find another path. It took a while to figure out how to remove the rear panel of the freezer to get to the condenser, and it was so cold working in there that I had to go find some winter gloves to wear. There was a rack to remove, and an ice cube shelf, and an unused ice maker hookup to snap off, and a frozen brittle plastic vent grate to snap off without breaking, and one screw to remove. And once I did all that. I could pull the back panel off. I saw the drain hole under the condenser, but didn't see anything blocking it. No water or ice was visible up there under the condenser either, but there was a little water in the drain hole.

So then I pulled the refrigerator out into the middle of the kitchen and saw that there was a drain hose on the back of the thing that leads from just below the freezer down to an evaporation pan at the base of the fridge. I got my wet-dry vac turned on, and then popped this hose off. Sucking all the spilling water up as I did so. Then I put the nozzle of the shop-vac right up to the hose. It made a perfect seal. And the shop vac whined like crazy for a bit while making a slurping sound. The hose was sucked clear. I tried blowing into the hose, and there were no obstructions.

Then I put it all back together and put the food back in.

I could have just pulled the stupid thing out into the kitchen and pulled the hose out of the back and sucked it out in the first place. It would have taken a minute or two. But now I have an intricate understanding of this refrigerator. And I found some year old food in the freezer that I got to throw away.

And since this is kind of a boring post, I'll throw in a picture of the condenser, because most people will never see what theirs looks like.
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:05 PM   #130
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:09 PM   #131
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I have several ongoing projects at the moment ... a hoodie that I've been crocheting since last winter, another hippie market bag, and a gimp lanyard thingy which I'm hoping will work for wrongwaycorrigan's orienteering compass (the one that comes with it just snaps on, and I don't think it's anything like secure, since the cord just snaps into the plastic thingy too ...

I want wrongway to be able to go the wrong way with confidence.
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:12 PM   #132
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... I got my wet-dry vac turned on, and then popped this hose off. Sucking all the spilling water up as I did so. Then I put the nozzle of the shop-vac right up to the hose. It made a perfect seal. And the shop vac whined like crazy for a bit while making a slurping sound. The hose was sucked clear. I tried blowing into the hose, and there were no obstructions.

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Shouldn't this be labeled NSFW?
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:20 PM   #133
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I was counting on the Cellar to comment on that. Thanks for doing your part.
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:29 PM   #134
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Ooh, I was just thinking of bumping this thread the other day! I built a stairstep thingy for one of my cabinets so I could organize my spices vertically instead of laying them horizontally in a drawer as I have been doing up until now. I used the mitre saw all by myself! (Well, not strictly by myself. I had to message Mr. Clod to help me find the safety switch.)
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Old 11-01-2011, 12:41 PM   #135
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(Well, not strictly by myself. I had to massage Mr. Clod to help me find the safety switch.)
Sheesh - This thread is becoming totally NSFW.
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