This is a woodworking forum. Is it really necessary for all the off
topic political postings? Particularly the ones of late.
Postings exhorting one position or another aren't going to change
anyones mind. The only thing it's sure to do is irritate and anger
people. If you feel you really must get it off your chest, I'm sure
you could find a more appropriate venue in which to spill your bile.
So why not stop with that sort of off topic posting and stick to the
matter at hand - trees, the lumber that comes from them and the
excellent objects I know the posters to this forum are capable of
Well George, ;~) there are several of us that have been participating in
this group since the last millennium. There is a wealth of information to
be had with a Google search through the archives if you want to look for
something in particular. Having been here myself for 6 + years I would find
it kinda boring if there were no threads that went off track on occasion.
Additionally I would much rather see OT postings here than NO postings at
all. Since the topic of which TS should I buy, should I get right or left
tilt, what is the best router bit, who makes the best dado set, my jig saw
just broke what brand should I get, where can I get free plans, where is the
cheapest place to buy Bessie's, I ordered from Amazon and my arrival date
has just been pushed back or canceled, how do I cut a larger hole in my door
so that my new lock will fit, Norm sucks, Norm is the greatest, what finish
should I use on MDF, can I finish MDF, the Unisaw is the best because it is
made in America, my Grizzly TS arrived upside down and the box had several
holes in it, the trunion on my Unisaw is broken and I have not turned it on
yet, what is the best way to remove rust, what is the best way to prevent
rust, can I eat PT lumber, how much should I pay for Oak, HD plywood smells
like fish when you cut it, idiots work at HD, I bought such and such tool at
HD and took it back after using it, a tree fell in my yard, how much lumber
can I get out of it, is anything from Harbor Freight any good, Craftsman
builds great tools as long as you do not have to turn them on, the PC detail
sander sucks, PSA sand paper sucks, H&L sand paper is too expensive, I will
never go back to _____, I have a 3000 ton tool being delivered today, will
it fit inside my shop, can I carry it on my back from the driveway, the Saw
Stop TS will make people careless and will never fly, I only buy American
because, A new American built TS has been brought to market, lets not buy it
because it is unlike my cookie cutter TS and its safety features are far
superior to those that come stock on any other saw, I was lucky today, I
did not cut my hand off all they way, Wish I had a SawStop TS, here is a
poem about some one I know, how do you clean your blades and router bits,
LeeValley comes through again, why do my HD screws keep breaking, how do I
turn my dead cat into a push stick, why do I get tear out, the oil I put on
my project is still wet, the Miniwax finish looks blotchy, how would you
equip your shop if you had it to do all over again, I will not buy anything
new and improved until it has proven itself after 40 years, Titebond III is
NOT water proof according to testing standards, how should I remove excess
glue squeeze out, can I put a riser kit on my BS, should I buy a large set
of router bits, how do I heat my shop, how do I cool my shop, how do I get
rid of spiders, how long should I dry my wood, should I get a router and
router table and router lift or a shaper, has been asked
almost daily, the occasional OT marked thread is a sometimes like a breath
of fresh air.
Thank you for marking you OT thread OT, and welcome to the group.
I too have been reading this group since about the time my bbs began
offering internet access maybe 15 years or so ago. I don't post too
often, here or anywhere else for that matter. Much can be learned by
Yes, I know many questions are repeated quite often. That's life.
What's unfortunate is the spate of postings on politics that always
devolve into vile deeply personal attacks. Why would anyone think
they were going to persuade anyone else to their position? That won't
be happening. Is any of that really necessary? Should this keep up,
this group will become more like rec.travel.air in which the subject
most often posted about is politics, not air travel.
Must every newsgroup become a political forum?
And why does my desire for postings to stay on topic make me an
attempted moderator? Doesn't anyone have any decency any longer?
Look at the name of the group and post accordingly.
This post has to be grabbed by Luigi for the humor (humour) file.
I damned near pissed myself before I was half way through.
Tom Watson - WoodDorker
So did I and until I realised: "Oh f...! Did I ever miss a lot of
stuff in the anti-FAQ. Now I'm going to have add a bunch of answers."
Replace "nonet" with "yukonomics" for real email address
Shit, if off topic really tickles you:
Butterfly'd Leg of lamb.
Bone and butterfly a 7-8 lb. leg of lamb. Make slashes across the leg
until it will lie flat at a uniform thickness.
If you have a food processor, add a large onion, half cup or so each of:
soy sauce, olive oil and red wine; drink a little wine because bottles
come larger than half cup (unless you're flying (planes I mean)). Then
add some (half to a full tsp. each) thyme, sage, marjoram, dried mustard,
dried ginger and drink a bit more wine. Process the shit out of it. If
you don't have a food processor, put all the above in a shallow pan;
insert a bit of your choice in your router and go to town (If your router
is not double insulated, make certain that the circiut the router is
plugged into is GFI protected and make certain you are wearing a belt in
case your suspenders break). Another bit of wine is in order.
Put the lamb (notice I didn't say "lay the lamb") in a shallow baking
dish or pan (big plastic bag or anything else you want to use) and pour
the stuff you processed or routed over it; leave it alone for the better
part of a day or longer.
While you are having a little more wine; grill the lamb on both sides
over high heat until it is well seared (bits of black stuff on it) and
then lower the heat and the grill cover as well (put it in the oven if
you wish). Cook it this way until it is how I like it. Medium rare. A bit
more wine goes well with this dish.
Did I ever tell you how to make beeswax candles? I didn't think so.
Another "Off Topic" for another time.
The only useful function of posts such as these is to put
together a plonk-list. Otherwise they play right into the hands
of the kaners trolls and egomaniacs who thrive on hate,
discontent and bigotry.
Never food those types. Yeah, I know, I just did; but too
many people don't realize what they're doing
: This is a woodworking forum. Is it really necessary for all
: topic political postings? Particularly the ones of late.
: Postings exhorting one position or another aren't going to
: anyones mind. The only thing it's sure to do is irritate and
: people. If you feel you really must get it off your chest, I'm
: you could find a more appropriate venue in which to spill your
: So why not stop with that sort of off topic posting and stick
: matter at hand - trees, the lumber that comes from them and the
: excellent objects I know the posters to this forum are capable
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