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  1. Thanks for the boxes... my daughter's Halloween Costume

    Thanks to everyone for the boxes, especially @pinefd @CrossFaced Lost track of the time we put into it, and pictures didn't do it justice, so...
  2. Large Boxes Wanted (will trade for honey)

    My daughter has an epic idea for a Halloween Costume, and I'm making it into an engineering design/build project... but we need LARGE Boxes. I've found a number of videos and web pages describing how corrugated cardboard is made, adhesives and joinery, laminating and waterproofing, weight and...
  3. need a Stud Finder recommendation

    The craptastic studfinder from Home Depot is no longer giving me reliable readings. I changed the battery and still false positives - I can't keep screwing and patching. Can anyone recommend a good stud finder? I'm looking for wood studs behind the drywall...
  4. Native American Music Questions

    Does anyone know a Native American musician, or could point me in the right direction? My Google-fu is weak today. My parents have a place near the Barnstable Fair Grounds and we've heard the drumming at the Pow Wow in July and went last year. I admit my ignorance - and would guess it differs...
  5. AP American History test preparation advice wanted

    We homeschool our daughters, and are preparing for our next academic year - amongst other courses we'll be teaching American History - as I've personally wanted to learn more, I thought this would be a great time to do it as an entire family. Since my oldest will be in 10th grade, I'm hoping she...
  6. Plant / Seedling Swap

    Getting the garden going, and I have more garlic bulbs (went in last fall) than I could possibly know what to do with - would anyone be interested in meeting up to swap plants / seedlings? I'm in Metrowest Boston. Tony P.
  7. Irish Democracy in 2020 Massachusetts

    Just putting this out there after the listening to all of the asinine rules and regulations for Massachusetts' reopening... taken from https://granitegrok.com/ “Irish Democracy,” an ironic term used by author and Yale professor James Scott in his new book, “Two Cheers for Anarchism“: Quiet...
  8. Any place to try an M1A before I buy?

    I have what I think is an M1A itch that I'd like to scratch this year (if the finances work) - but I'd like to try before I buy. I know that you can do so with Pistols, but does anyone know of any ranges that allow you to borrow/test drive a rifle? Background: Other than taking an Appleseed...
  9. Fracking $0.05 Deposit Bottles

    Years ago, I thought that they had changed the law so that the machines/redemption centers would take back any $0.05 bottle or can - whether the location sold that brand or not. Maybe I just had a lot of luck at Costco for many years... Anyways, the Costco machines recently stopped taking the...
  10. 2020 Multitool Thread

    The TSA confiscated my first generation Leatherman Wave (I forgot to take it off my belt) so I spent a fair amount of time looking for a replacement. I settled on the Gerber Suspense NXT - as it had the tools that I liked/actually used from the original Wave. Pros Each Tool has a locking...
  11. It's not the gun – Knife Attack in Paris leaves 4 Officers Dead

    DEVELOPING: Knife attack on Paris Police headquarters leaves 4 officers dead | One America News Network DEVELOPING: Knife Attack On Paris Police Headquarters Leaves 4 Officers Dead OAN Newsroom UPDATED 6:37 AM PT – Thursday, October 3, 2019 At least four officers are dead and several others...
  12. Maybe 9mm IS effective against bears...

    In January 2018, I published some original research on the efficacy of pistols in stopping bear attacks. It started with this observation, on the Internet, and in print, many people claim that pistols lack efficacy in defending against bear attacks. Here is an example that occurred on...
  13. Seeking an alternative to Uncle Mike's REINFORCED INSTRUCTOR'S BELT

    I've had an Uncle Mike's REINFORCED INSTRUCTOR'S BELT for the last 5-years and have used it nearly every day. I love it, but some of the stitching on the velcro is coming loose - unfortunately they've stopped production. Bushnell bought out Uncle Mike's, and Blackhawk - and they've decided to...
  14. Oil Change

    My wife's Honda Odyssey is overdue for an oil change. I would usually just take care of it myself today since it's a mild day, but am just getting over being sick and can't... Is there someplace in Metrowest that you'd trust? I'd rather avoid the instant/jiffy places - but will suck it up and...
  15. What are you reading?

    I'm in search of a good read - what have you enjoyed recently? I'm looking for lighter fare, can highly recommend the following: Chet & Bernie series by Spenser Quinn - a Private Detective and his Dog, told from the dog's point of view... absolutely hilarious. Longmire series by Craig...
  16. How to Recondition an old wind-up Flashlight

    Found an old wind-up flashlight in the glove compartment of my wife's car. It hadn't been wound/charged or used in years. I started winding it up last night, but it wouldn't hold a charge or last long... does anyone have any suggestions on how to recondition it? On my way to work today, I would...
  17. shamelessly asking for likes on Facebook

    A few weeks ago I took my wife and daughters to Cape Cod Coffee in Mashpee - and it was, as Agent Cooper would say, "A damn fine cup of coffee." Anyways, my daughter Phoebe saw that they had a photo contest and asked that I take her picture and enter it... Well it made the Top 10! Please send...
  18. Which compact versions can take Full Size Mags?

    I like the feel of double stacks, and have an M&P 9 FS. I was holding out hope for a Mass. Compliant M&P 2.0 9c - to share mags but that doesn't look like it's going to happen... so I'm seriously considering jumping ship to another manufacturer. Other than Glock (sorry, didn't care for the...
  19. Georgia Couple Shoots Three Armed Attackers Outside Grocery Store

    Georgia Couple Shoots Three Armed Attackers Outside Grocery Store - The Truth About Guns The question about the "Reckless nature of this shooting pissed me off...
  20. Manufacturing Shop Manager (MIT MechE)

    Saw this posted in my Department, thought I'd pass it along in case anyone was interested... Manufacturing Shop Manager - Cambridge MA 02139 The job number is 16127. MANUFACTURING SHOP MANAGER, Mechanical Engineering, to be responsible for managing technical staff, lab programs, and all...
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