You can cut G10 and micarta on the table saw if you switch out the blade for one that goes in a tile saw. This blade doesn’t really have teeth, but it does cut well enough. If you tried to cut materials like this with a regular tooth blade, you’d shoot sparks and trash the blade and probably the material too. Knocking big 12x36" sheets into 1.5x6 chunks makes organizing and layouts a lot easier. The dust is rough though, I have my ventilation systems and garage door open and it’s still unpleasant. I don’t get bothered much by g10 dust, some people itch from all the fiberglass bits. I’m not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing yet. 😐. #knifemaker #knifemaking #g10 #micarta #dailygrind

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trying to explain to someone that plastic hamster cages don’t stop them getting cataracts and that hamsters need a cage with good ventilation because they don’t ‘thermoventilate’ themselves. small cages connected is not the same as one large cage, and that wooden cat litter is not a suitable bedding.

Three days ago, we found out my husband’s father was drinking behind everybody’s back. (He was told in January that if he drank again- he would die. His liver was failing but he could recover) He was rushed to the hospital. He was diagnosed with irreversible cirrhosis but we still had hope he would recover somewhat until he could possibly get a liver transplant.

Today, we were told he only has hours to live. Not only is his liver shut down his kidneys are shut down, he’s got MULTIPLE infections some of which are in his blood and are contagious so my son can’t even say goodbye to his Papa because he would get very sick. He can’t breathe on his own and even the oxygen isn’t helping anymore so he had to be rushed to ICU and sedated to be put on a ventilator.

This happened in a matter of three. Fucking. Days. Three days ago we knew he was sick but we had hope. This is how fast your body can shut down on you when you poison it. I’m so.. so ridiculously glad I stopped binge drinking. Not just for my own health but for my children.

This man is leaving behind two sons and two grandsons. And none of us have any idea how we’re going to cope with his loss. It’s been a very difficult and heartbreaking day. What an honest to god unreal nightmare.

My husband is discussing life insurance policies and burial plans when he should be inviting his dad to our new place for dinner and cards.

Care about yourself. Care about those around you. Addiction is hard to kick but please ask for help if you need it. Eric was too proud to admit he couldn’t kick it on his own and now he’s hours away from death.

I’d appreciate any prayers or positive energies surrounding our family during this time. Especially my husband and brother in law. X

#wtf wednesday hobo golf

View of an advertising card for George P. Griffin, depicting a golfer. Card advertises Norman stoves and Howe “Ventilator” heater. Printed on front: “Norman stoves make happy homes. George P. Griffin, Albion, Mich. Copyr’d, 03, R. Hill.” Printed on back [in part]: “The invincible ‘Norman’ America’s leading range. Our Howe 'Ventilator’ king of all heaters. Galusha Stove Co., makers, Rochester, N.Y.” 1903.

  • Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library

On 29 March 2002, Longannet, Scotland’s last deep coal mine, closed, ending centuries of mining tradition.

The Fife mine was put into liquidation after being flooded on the 23rd, when a dam separating old workings from new seams under the river Forth collapsed. An estimated 3.6m gallons flowed into the mine in the first 20 minutes at an average rate of 175,000 gallons per minute, blocking the ventilation circuit.
In two-and-a-half hours about 17m gallons of water had flooded into the mine, it was decided that it would be too expensive to rescue the pit, even though there was an estimated 40 million tons of coal still to be extracted.

A report by the Health and Safety Executive’s Mines Inspectorate said the incident at Longannet could not have been predicted.

okay but Vader literally turned off the lights on his chest panel to make an impression on the Rebels. That whole emerging from the darkness by the light of his saber thing? That was intentional dramatic effect. What a drama king.

Leia got away because he wasted 30 seconds scaring the crap outta those poor rebel mooks.


I’m a C2 vent dependent quad and thankful that I’m alive. I hate when people say that they’d rather be dead, than in my situation. Especially since they don’t TRULY know my situation. I don’t go around feeling sorry for myself. I work, I have friends and I like to go out and have fun. Even more importantly, I’m happily married to a wonderful guy. Guess what? We do what other married couples do, just do it differently. For the million dollar questions, yes do make love and we do have a sex life. I can’t feel him cuddling/touching me, but I still warm and fuzzy inside when he does.
To those who think that because I’m in a chair that my life is over….you couldn’t be more wrong