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    The key to cleaning any kind of wood is to use...

    The key to cleaning any kind of wood is to use only enough water to qualify as "damp". Just using plian water and a mop will be effective, so long as the mop is damp.
  2. Thread: Countertops

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    I have seen some spray-on stuff in a bottle for...

    I have seen some spray-on stuff in a bottle for countertops, but I don't think it would do much more good than putting Armour All on your dashboard, to tell the truth.
  3. Thread: Voracious Deer!

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    Even plants that they ordinarily don't like will...

    Even plants that they ordinarily don't like will be eaten by them if they are hungry enough. That is especially true of young specimens of things they don't like. Wrapping in burlap works pretty...
  4. Thread: Dishwasher

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    When we built our house, I did all the finish...

    When we built our house, I did all the finish plumbing, which included installing the dishwasher. Every couple of years I have to fuss with some major-ly annoying adjustment. I'm not nice to be...
  5. Thread: New floor saw

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    New floor saw

    SKIL came out with a "floor saw" for installing wood or laminate flooring. Usually you need two kinds of saws for the necessary cuts. The ad said it costs less to buy this saw than to rent the two...
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    I lived in a few cities while in the military. ...

    I lived in a few cities while in the military. The whole time I was miserable. I craved being in touch with the natural world. That's where all my interest lies.
  7. Thread: Learning Chess

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    Chess is a wonderful game to learn, but be...

    Chess is a wonderful game to learn, but be patient with yourself. People learn in different ways. I like to read about something first, then have someone show me how to do something. The app might...
  8. Thread: Discourging Skunks

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    I wonder if you could contact your closest fish...

    I wonder if you could contact your closest fish and wildlife office for advice on the matter. Or maybe even your local animal control people??
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    I built my own house, so I invested in good tools...

    I built my own house, so I invested in good tools to do it. I have a DeWalt drill that, seven years later, I still get a ton of use out of. I made the mistake of not getting a cordless one, you...
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    My daughter has been doing quilting since she was...

    My daughter has been doing quilting since she was in high school. One of her first projects was a set of placemats for my wife as a Christmas gift. We still have them and use them.
  11. Thread: Not Playful Cat

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    Cats do have unique, individual personalities. ...

    Cats do have unique, individual personalities. Case in point is my friend's two cats. He got them as kittens at the same time from the same litter. The male is very outgoing, but the female is...
  12. Thread: Leftover Tile

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    Leftover Tile

    I have some 4 x 4 inch slate tiles left over from doing a kitchen backsplash project about a year ago. I hate to just pitch it. Any creative uses for these, do you think?
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    I have had my eye on the meat grinding attachment...

    I have had my eye on the meat grinding attachment for awhile. I like to hunt deer, and have wanted to try my hand at venison sausage.
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    The neighbors are pretty psyched about this. I...

    The neighbors are pretty psyched about this. I decided to make a ring of stone around the wood pile, mostly so people don't step too close to the fire. Turns out folks are planning to bring some of...
  15. Thread: Licking Lab

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    We had a lab pup that liked to put his mouth on...

    We had a lab pup that liked to put his mouth on everything. We put tobasco sauce on some items he was not allowed to have and kept giving him things he was allowed to have. He got the message quickly.
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    You could consult someone who sells those "home...

    You could consult someone who sells those "home kits", as they also do design work. The design work runs about $1 per square foot. Some drafters can do this work too. That way you can play around...
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    Teaching wife to fly fish

    I've been a fly fisherman for years. My wife has shown an interest in learning it. I think she'd like it, but do you think this is something to teach your spouse, or would classes be better for her?...
  18. Thread: Time to cut again

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    We live very close to national forest land. We...

    We live very close to national forest land. We get a cutting permit each year. We combine woodcutting with camping and fishing trips to try to make it as cost effective and efficient as we can.
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    Dogs are pack animals, and so I think they do...

    Dogs are pack animals, and so I think they do much better psychologically if they have at least another dog to be with. Maybe she is a little thin because she is grieving the loss of the other dog?
  20. Thread: Savings Bonds

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    It's totally reliable---that's one of the big...

    It's totally reliable---that's one of the big pluses for them. I did it years ago when I was in the military before I knew anything about investing. It's a good way to start until you figure out...
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    New Year's Eve gathering

    One chore I didn't get to before the snow flew was to move this big pile of scrap wood and branches from pruning. So we will kill two birds with one stone. We decided to invite all the neighbors...
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    You're probably right about not messing with it...

    You're probably right about not messing with it myself. I think I will start making calls and getting some ball park estimates, then in the spring when the water is draining off and the ground is...
  23. Thread: Meat smoker

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    Meat smoker

    My kids got me a meat smoker for Christmas. I had one years ago when they were kids, and when it went on the fritz I never replaced it. Have you ever smoked meat before?
  24. Thread: Scrapbooking

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    I don't do it, but my wife and daughters do. ...

    I don't do it, but my wife and daughters do. They get together every so often to do it, and they have such a ball. It does my heart good to hear them laughing and carrying on like they do.
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    We don't make a big deal of it. The media makes...

    We don't make a big deal of it. The media makes you think you should make a big deal of it, but the materialism pushed by the hype never felt right to us.
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