Spring Cleaning The Shop


How the hell do spiders build webs during the Winter?
I swear they weren't there in the Fall.
I've got a bunch of them to suck up with the shop vac.
How the hell does dust form over the Winter to the degree that it is a half inch thick in some spots?
Is a puzzlement!
Why can't I have at least two days of good weather before the carpenter bees start up again?
They must have eaten half my shop by now.
How can the jointer table be a sea of rust when it was slathered with TopCote in November?
That goes for the shaper, drill press and Unisaw, too.
How can six fluorescent tubes be burned out when they were hardly on during the Winter and they all worked fine in November?
Who the hell took my favorite bench brush?
Why does MDF swell so much in an unheated building when the RH was only 20% on average during the Winter?
Why is it that I threw out everything that I thought that I could in November and now have four trash barrels full of crap to put out on the street in April?
Why does my shop smell like an abandoned building?
I sure am glad it is Spring - I have a lot of work to do - and a lot of questions to answer.
Tom Watson - WoodDorker tjwatson1ATcomcastDOTnet (email) http://home.comcast.net/~tjwatson1/ (website)
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I think maybe your neighbor has been building himself some hellacious nice projects while you are sleeping.. ;)
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Tom Watson wrote:

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If you ever find someone who knows the answers would you ask them if they know how a lawn mower's spark plug can go bad while sitting in a garage over the winter?
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Buffalo, NY - USA
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On Sun, 17 Apr 2005 19:33:15 -0400, "no(SPAM)vasys"

Damn, if I had a question like that, I'd ask an engineer.
(bseg)
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On Sun, 17 Apr 2005 19:33:15 -0400, "no(SPAM)vasys"

A question I've pondered myself...
Barry
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If he can answer that one, ask him how 6 sparkplugs can go bad in a 10 hr. time span. About '84-'85, my first "big" bike was a KZ1300 tourer,(yeah, that one, the 6 cyl. in-line). I rode home from a friends house around midnight, running fine. Next morning around 10:00, the darn thing wouldn't even fart! Messed with it about half the day, tried cleaning and gapping the plugs, etc. Finally went out and bought a new set of plugs & put in, vrooooom, right now!
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On Sun, 17 Apr 2005 21:25:45 -0400, "Norman D. Crow"

You know that's why you're bowlegged, right?
I mean, that's gotta be it!
(watson - who can't even find a cheap car to buy that has six cylinders - sigh...)
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Yup!
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For $162.50 the lawn mower tune up guy will tell you "bad gas". DAMHIKT
Pat..
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On Sun, 17 Apr 2005 19:33:15 -0400, "no(SPAM)vasys"

Put me out in a cold building in Buffalo, NY during the winter and my spark plug wouldn't work either! ;-)
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The waterfall? <G>
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I keep my shop open all winter, what I don't get is what is in my shop that kills mice? Poison free zone and I know it's not the cat cause they still have there heads intact. Must be the winter variety of spiders
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Knothead wrote:

Age? Mice don't live forever.
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On Mon, 18 Apr 2005 15:21:47 -0400, "J. Clarke"

How about the cold (i.e. hypothermia)?
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Age? Mice don't live for
How about the cold (i.e. hypothermia)?
It's not cold maybe the shock from coming in from the cold. I hope it's not age that would suggest I work in a mouse graveyard where they all come to die. My neighbor suggested it's from the blown in insulation in the ceiling that has some treatment that kills 'em. I guess I shouldn't complain.
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On Tue, 19 Apr 2005 05:01:10 -0500, the inscrutable "Knothead"

Sell tickets to your basement, Knotty!
"Visit the U.S. Escarpment, home of the Mouse Graveyard" "See the tiny piles of mouse ivory never before seen by man"
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Sell tickets to your basement, Knotty!
Good Idea maybe a pay per view website... Meatbits.com
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I had a red squirrel take up residence inside my bench one winter. Never saw the sucker but heard occasional scurryings when I went into the shed. In the spring, I discovered that he/she had gnawed shortcuts between and through the drawers. What a mess. I put a back on the bench.
Walt C

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