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Old 02-02-2020, 07:14 PM   #316
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I just heard from a relative our Scottish grandmother knew this trick about a century ago. The story goes that she didn't have a wooden spoon so she made grandpa give up his wooden leg if he wanted anything to eat.


If you believe this I have some ocean front property for sale in AZ.
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Old 02-02-2020, 07:48 PM   #317
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If you ever accidentally over-salt a pot of soup or stew, add a little lemon juice a teaspoon at a time until the saltiness has been reduced to taste.

I can attest this works from personal experience.
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I once hear broken ice still melts in the sun.
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Many of us have a plethora of dowel scraps, leftover molding pieces and other wood strips which are great for small projects. However they tend to get buried in the scrap bin where they are often forgotten.

Go to a carpet store and ask for their empty heavy duty cardboard tubes on which carpet is rolled. They will usually give these away for the asking.

Cut the tube down into sections any length you need, bundle them together with duct tape, gorilla tape or para-cord and stand them on end.

Now you can organize your scraps however you like, know what you have at a glance and easily retrieve what you need.
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To add to Drachen's tip, if you girls can't get a 12 ft. tube in your 58 Buick station wagon and would rather not take your chain saw to cut tubes to length, occasionally a news print shop will have partial rolls of print for cheap. This one harboring pole saw, broom and brush still has handy news print paper useful for many occasions like packing, covering, protecting etc. How well they stand alone depends how much paper remains, no surprise there. I sure wish we'd known about those when I was a kid because they would have never stopped at the house. Just think; the Kansas City Star plain and white.
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Old 02-14-2020, 02:37 AM   #321
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Tip of the day
Always speaks the truth :-)
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The tubes posts rattled a memory out of my cranium.

Long ago, I was waiting in the parking lot of a local cartography studio for the receptionist to get her lunch break.

We had a standing lunch date daily. I had not thought about her for many years, THANKS.

While waiting, I scanned over to their dumpster, and therein was a dozen heavy cardboard tubes, 4" X 4' most with caps even.

I am not averse to "dumpster dive", if the object is useful, or valuable, so I took those tubes and put them in the back of my truck.

She came out, looked in my truck, got in, and said " what are you going to do with those map tubes?"

I began listing their uses, Storage for dowels, storage for shovels, rakes, hoes, etc.


even "N" beaters.


There are cardboard tubes in lots of places, for your obtaining, just ask.


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I still have some of them out in the shed, unused.

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Those that have lawns may be looking and hoping for early green. If you have equipment such as a lawn tractor with a battery for cranking, a couple of sturdy C clamps can be mighty handy. 1) use those in lieu of those old fashioned bolts to connect the cables, no tools necessary and 2) they are real handy as handles to carry the battery and they are always there where they're needed.


If these don't look safe to use on your equipment please don't. As always disconnect the negative first and connect the negative last.
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