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  1. Steeldrifter, This past week has been a $hit show of sleep. Too much woodworking and too much yard work to do. However, a ray of light came yesterday. I had a consult with a hand surgeon. Over a 45 min. meeting (due to my questions) I elected to have steroid injections in both hands and waiting on a call to schedule surgery. Last night I actually slept pain free. I thing my body has gotten used to the tossing and turning during the night, so I did some of that. However, it was pain free. I really do hope you can find a path to relief from you tinnitus. Michael
  2. Bryon, Ditto from me. These are amazing! These are definitely ideas to strive for in my up coming builds. I did notice that you went with the measure net on one of them. That is a nice addition. Thanks for sharing and really glad to see you back. Michael
  3. FliesbyNight, Great find and EPIC editions to the dest. Impressive drawers and additions to the cubbies in the top. How long did it take to figure out and make the finger joints on the drawers? Wait a cotton picker minute... Is that a drill chuck mounted to the desk to fit you vise? Michael
  4. Baron, Sharp looking flies you've made. I like those. If you need more Mallard Flanks, give me a shout. I duck hunt and usually have those hanging around. Tight Lines Michael
  5. Baron, If I may ad some ideas to your upcoming adventures into this new tying stage. A few flies I have found work well for pickerel, Mickey Finn does well, Deceiver tied on a longer shank hook because pickerel tend to hit the middle/rear of bait fish then circle back to finish it, and the Clouser Minnow. The Clouser for pan fish tied smallish on jig hooks are fantastic. Yellow, Chartreuse, Orange, Red, depending on what colors they like in your area. As for the Barnes Special and using hackle pilers to tie in the collar, personally I would not use them for this application (I'm sure this may draw some response). I find that until I get into dry fly tying I do not use hackle pliers. Personally I would spend my money elsewhere. Just my opinion. Michael
  6. Steeldrifter. Your update is an inspiration and a relief. It is good to hear that you are on your way to a solution. Micheal
  7. Steeldrifter my sleepless friend. I hear you loud and clear over the ringing in your ears. Since last fall I have been struggling with sleeplessness due to an overactive carpal tunnel in both hands. I've been able to sleep for 2-3 hours at a time and some nights I consider it good to get that much sleep. I wake with them throbbing then I'll be up for hours before they stop enough to try to go to sleep again. The toughest part of this is keeping my sanity AND not taking it out on those around me. I truely wished I had a possible remedy to offer. I to am trying to find an answer. Micheal
  8. No matter where I go, Chicks are always looking at me!!!
  9. Great looking bench Mike. Really like the extension for the vise. Perhaps I missed it earlier in the thread, what did you use for wood on the bench top and how did you join all the boards? i.e. glue, biscuits, through bolt, Kreg pocket screws, dowels? Michael
  10. Nathan, Wow, that is sweet. Michael
  11. Congrats on the repairs. I had it done last year and I'm glad I did it. At PT I never said no to anything they asked me to do until that faithful day my PT assistant said "we're going to do something new today." She then turns her back to me, and I swear she put her hand behind her back and scratched the back of her neck. She turned back around and says "OK, ready?" I said "no, I'm not doing that. Even when I was you age I couldn't do that, I doubt I can do that now". She laughed... I did give it a solid try though. Michael
  12. Ah yes... however are you taking into account the blade kerf of .106"? 😀 Michael
  13. I have not had the opportunity to get back to the nets. I've making things round as of late. Biscuit cutters, Ravioli rolling pins, Rolling pins and Mini/Childs rolling pins. I'm just putting the finish on an epic bowl. I have had a Crotched Burled Cherry stump in my shop for more than 10 years. It has been so long even the worms started to get into it and it has some spalting starting. Decided to cut it up and make a bowl. It came out... WOW! I'm so pleased that it held together. I'll send some pictures when it's done. Next I have some orders for Wine glasses, Cribbage boards and a Chess board. Then I'll be able to get to the nets. Michael
  14. Mr. Anderson, I humbly tip my hat to you. I am in awe of your ideas and your ability to make them into reality. Michael
  15. Steeldrifter, Not sure if this question has been asked in the past. Have you ever driven a full sized model? Michael
  16. Making sawdust in the shop yesterday, had a couple of mosquitoes buzzing about my head. It was 22 degrees outside and there is 15-18" of ice on the pond. I know this whole "Climate Change" is an ongoing discussion, but mosquitoes in February is a bit odd. Michael
  17. Was this in Texas? Michael
  18. They are 37" in length, I only need 4.25" to make one and there are 200 in the rack.... I'm too tired to do the math. These will give something to do for a while. Michael
  19. I think it wood be a great trip (pun intended). We have a couple bat companies with in a drive here in Maine. One of them, sometimes will have Birdseye and Curly Maple. I've even heard tell of the occasional Flaming Birch. These came to me in the form of a trade for time vs. stock. I thought it was a great trade as did the other involved. I tried to convince him that we had agreed to throw in a few hundred feet of Yellow Heart. He didn't remember that part of the conversation. However he did throw in approx. 20sq/ft of Brazilian Cherry flooring. Michael
  20. I was asked to make some Biscuit Cutters. I have a couple of Bat Blanks I could use that are the perfect size to make 2 1/2 Biscuits. Michael
  21. Good evening Stu, Do you have any info as to how or where we could purchase one or two? Michael
  22. Would this work? https://www.jsflyfishing.com/peak-fishing-peak-bobbin-rest I see it will fit any 3/8 post. Michael
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