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  • How to Fix Corroded Battery Terminals

    Hentyharp hasn't come across some of the vehicle terminals I've seen! Black tea won't replace lost metal. I'm curious to see how it performs on less radical cases, though. Great to see so many fellow 'rescuers' on here. I do hate the bin it & buy new culture.

    Nothing picky where correct information is needed. There was a famous murder case, here in Britain, where the culprits tried to get rid of the body by putting it in a bath of acid and caustic soda! If only they'd had your knowledge, or not.

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  • How to Fix Corroded Battery Terminals

    Just FYI, 'Emery' board/paper. Good article, confirms my method. didn't know anything about Duracell warranty; I wonder if it applies to UK?

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  • Chainsaw Mill Build, Use & Tips N Tricks

    PS 2" or 2.5" or even 3" is best plank thickness, if you can manage the weight. [less cupping during drying] and cut to smaller sizes after drying.At 1" they tend to go like Pringles.

    Excellent article. Only confused me with the 'stickers,' these are called laths,[with a silent h]. for even better warp prevention, while drying, the logs can be rebuilt with laths and then 'banded' [commercial packaging equipment] back together. Standing outside but 'roofed' to keep direct rain off is the best, if you don't have a shed.

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  • JohnK241 commented on mikeasaurus's instructable 10 Woodworking Tricks the Pros Use1 year ago
    10 Woodworking Tricks the Pros Use

    Removing pencil marks is best done with a wet finger, rather than sandpaper.

    Cutting on the waste side of the line is the most basic of lessons. However thin your line or saw. Diagrams are in the first few pages of any woodworking book: adjustment to multiple lengths could colloquially be, 'take the line out', [on this one]. Also your ultra thin Japanese pull saw, is not the correct tool for most woodwork of any size. Fine for instrument making or jewellery boxes, not so handy for a door casing, or roof truss.

    These are called '[vice] clams' and are commercially available in many forms, although it's good to make your own. Their purpose is to protect the vice jaws as well as the workpiece.

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  • Master a perfect inline wire splice everytime

    Rather than cutting to the exact length and fighting with the 'sharp' ends, you can leave them long [oversize] until the insulation is reached and then trim off the excess.

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