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Final figured (in the last year) how to make the cuts needed to make the puzzles…

Final figured (in the last year) how to make the cuts needed to make the puzzles I am now selling on my website. Check them out at


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This weekend I spent some time gluing some walnut puzzle pieces, alder bases, and poplar bases (new wood choice). Next up, sanding the bases. This 5” random orbital sander has made my life so much easier when it comes to sanding! I’ve found that the 220 grit offers the most flexibility. The 220 grit is all I need for coarse and fine work. Once the incessant sanding was done, I wiped all the sawdust off and applied Danish Oil Finish.

I also created an enclosed alder base that I think makes the puzzle even more challenging. You have to place the pieces in order since they can’t be slid in from the side like with the open base.


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I really hope this gets a good head of steam in the coming months

Article V is the escape clause the states have to control a tyrannical Federal government.


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A great, tough interview for Trump by Charlie Sykes

Audio: When a #NeverTrumper interviews Trump – Hot Air
“We’re not on a playground. We’re running for president of the United States.”

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So why did nobody tell me about this!?!?!?

So I have been playing racquetball for approximately 15 years and have always suffered from jamming my feet into the front of my shoes. Just a couple of weeks ago I ran into a way to tie your shoes to help prevent the great majority of the jamming. It does feel a little different but mostly because the tips of my toes are not being tortured anymore.

It is called a heel lock (I called it a runner’s lock) on your shoelaces.

You know that extra eyelet at the top of your shoes? It actually has a purpose!

The very top laces will not give at all and will keep the tips of your toes from sliding forward by applying pressure to the front part of your ankle.

I found the best results is to snug the shoe laces all the way up, pull the end of the laces up and then down to your heel a couple of times and then tie as usual.

It does present some challenges to loosening your shoe though!