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    Mine were about that old. I had to replace them a few years ago as one of the cats chewed through the cable and they weren't replaceable. Fortunately the new ones do have replaceable cables since those have been chewed through, too.
  2. So long as you do the ebonizing with tannin and iron, I'll be OK ... ... looks great, as always.
  3. For some context, the fires, just this year, and just in CA, have already burned an area larger than Connecticut.
  4. Helen Reddy. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/29/arts/music/helen-reddy-dead.html I remember my mom picking me up from Montessori school with Helen Reddy playing, loudly.
  5. This just aired on PBS about 4 days ago: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian's_Song
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  7. I've had surprisingly good luck with spade bits in aluminum. Did you use cutting oil? Can't tell from the pics.
  8. When I was in high school, I went out on a very cold day to start my car and let it warm up while I got ready for school*. I started the car, but it was so cold that the door mechanism was frozen and the door wouldn't latch. I figured that if I locked it, it might latch upon closing. And since it was one of those locks where you had to hold the handle for it to stay locked upon closing, I didn't think it was a problem. Upon closing, it did stay closed, but it also stayed locked. Having a spare key, I went inside to finish getting ready. When I came out, I put the spare key in the door and
  9. David Graeber. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/sep/03/david-graeber-anthropologist-and-author-of-bullshit-jobs-dies-aged-59 Edit: A favorite Graeber article: https://thebaffler.com/salvos/whats-the-point-if-we-cant-have-fun
  10. All transformers hum. The less they are taxed, the less audible it is. So oversized is your best bet.
  11. One of the best professors I ever had, who went on to become president of Cornell, died from colon cancer at 52, literally weeks after being diagnosed.
  12. I don't know what you mean by ink, but I'd tend to do this sort of thing on a laser over a CNC. https://www.ponoko.com/ also, probably vellum, not velum
  13. Possibly the best track by the best MC of the 90's. One of those songs that I'm sad when it ends, and I usually listen to it again (and again). Kind of obscure, but if you listen to other 90's rap, you'll recognize this as being sampled all over the place. to wit
  14. My primary these days are the 3M Peltor Optime 105's.
  15. My dad was famous for always preferring the cheapest wine offered, even in blind taste tests. Saved him a lot of money over the years.
  16. They are good for baking at that point. Throw them in the freezer until it cools down.
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