Complete Joinery Set of Saws

I’ve just completed my collection of joinery saws with the purchase of my Tenon Saw. Long & lean it’s slightly different than the other two. For one thing it’s designed for ripping operations so it’s longer and wider than the carcass or dovetail saw. The handle is fully enclosed and reinforced with three rivets instead of two.

Now it’s time to put these beautiful Lee_Nielsen saws to work, completing a Japanese style toolbox that includes a saw till to hold these saws. I’ll also carry a complete set of Lee_Nielsen beveled bench chisels and a couple of LN bench planes. The box I have in mind will have room for marking gauges, magnetic cutting guides for dovetails and 90 degree box joints. I look forward to getting started.

LN Tapered Joinery Saws

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Your Social Security number isn’t suspended. Ever.

I just got a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Social Security Administration. He claimed they have noticed fraudulent activity involving my SSN. He wanted me to click a number to be connected to an agent who give me more information. Click!

That’s all I needed to hear before hanging up my phone. This is a scam going around trying to fool you into giving them your personal information. My Social Security check is directly deposited into my bank account. I can sense a scam when I hear one.

Beware of this and other scams that are designed to make you panic and compromise your security. The government, whether it’s the SSA or IRS or any federal agency would never call you at home. They also would never freeze, suspend or cancel your Social Security Number.

Should you get such a call simply hang up and call their bluff, secure that you’ve avoided a scam.

“I’m So Sexy In My Socks….”

I’m in love! I just recently discovered men’s clothing made from bamboo. It’s softer and cooler than the finest cotton, stretches but doesn’t shrink and wicks sweat from your skin with a fabric that absorbs odors. These socks are recommended for diabetics as well because they act a bit lot compression socks but won’t restrict blood circulation. They also come in a wide variety of colors and patterns. 4 pair cost me $17.95 on Amazon.com.

Men's Bamboo Socks 2

Dear YouTube:

I watch a lot of YouTube videos! YouTube keeps track of what I watch and makes recommendations on future videos for me. That’s the way it’s supposed to work!

I am a senior citizen, now 70, a conservative christian who voted for Donald Trump. I love computers, photography & woodworking. I have an interest in gardening, flowers and birds.

So how does YouTube suddenly decide that I want to watch videos about gay protesters in Portland, OR? YouTube’s choices get so bizarre that every now & then I have to clear my viewing history and start all over with them.

First & foremost I wish they simply get a general idea of who & what I am. I don’t really care about full body painting of nude women who then proceed to waltz around metropolitan areas testing if anyone will notice. LOL

I’ve written to YouTube directly about their algorithms that make choices for my viewing pleasure. Evidently Artificial  Intelligence is an oxymoron! I’m afraid to deviate my viewing off my normal subjects for fear that I’ll be flooded by like videos. Watch someone, anyone, playing a guitar and maybe singing a bit and suddenly your recommended video choice contain every Tom, Dick & Mary doing cover songs. Green River, originally played by CCR, when played by a Japanese teen comes out as “Gleen Liva”!

Still, I’m hopelessly hooked on YouTube to learn woodworking skills, repair my SmartCar and find what species of bird I just photographed in my backyard. YouTube isn’t perfect but it’s the closest thing to Mr. Peabody’s Wayback Machine that answers all questions in the form of a video. 🙂