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Ephram

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Emery Duck Tape
« on: July 03, 2011, 06:25:28 PM »
I hope that some of you will find this useful - it may be standard practice, but it's relatively new to me. I started using this when I ran out of emery cloth one day. I backed sandpaper with duck tape and cut strips of it as a substitute. I find it more effective to emery cloth, because the duck tape is  stretchy and it conforms very well to various shapes.
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Re: Emery Duck Tape
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2011, 07:26:39 PM »
Welcome Eph, and thanks for the tip, I will give it a try.

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Re: Emery Duck Tape
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2011, 08:56:55 PM »
Hi Ephram,

Welcome to ALR.  That's a pretty nifty tip and one that I will use for sure.  Looks like the flintlock in the background is well along.  You know we'll be wanting to see some pictures when she's finished.

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Re: Emery Duck Tape
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2011, 01:40:00 AM »
Nice tip.  Gotta try that.  Welcome to the ALR Forum.  Never a dull moment or boring project around here !!!  ;D
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Re: Emery Duck Tape
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2011, 03:24:56 AM »
Red Green would be proud of you!!
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Re: Emery Duck Tape
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2011, 04:42:04 AM »
This will allow very narrow strips to be used.

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Re: Emery Duck Tape
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2011, 04:59:29 AM »
If it's not supposed to move, Duct tape, if it needs to move use WD-49.  Simple as that.  Great idea thanks, and welcome to the forum.

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Re: Emery Duck Tape
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2011, 04:29:45 PM »
Good morning Sir; Tried your Duck Tape method yesterday with great success. Thanks, Jim & Alyce.
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Re: Emery Duck Tape
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2011, 05:30:16 AM »
Red Green would be proud of you!!

are you sure these yanks know who red green is  :P

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Re: Emery Duck Tape
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2011, 05:37:41 AM »
We,ve enjoyed Red Green here in Michigan before you were around ;D  I even have an autographed picture, and roll of duct tape.  He's one of my hero's.

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Re: Emery Duck Tape
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2011, 06:55:24 AM »
Red Green would be proud of you!!

He is no longer on the local PBS station here.  I miss you red!!! 

My wife, on the other hand, does not.

are you sure these yanks know who red green is  :P
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Re: Emery Duck Tape
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2011, 03:42:41 PM »
Great tip!  We're pullin' for ya, cause we're all in this together!

We don't get Red Green on the local PBS anymore either, but I did get a collection of Red Green DVDs for Christmas!  Woo-HOO!  One of the best gifts I've ever recieved!  Anyone else ever notice the change in the background noises coinciding with the changes in Canadian law? 

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Re: Emery Duck Tape
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2011, 05:00:22 PM »
Used to be a big fan of Red Green on Maine PBS... Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: Emery Duck Tape
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2011, 07:47:01 AM »
Netflix has Red Green.
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Re: Emery Duck Tape
« Reply #14 on: December 13, 2011, 04:40:35 AM »
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Re: Emery Duck Tape
« Reply #15 on: December 13, 2011, 09:32:28 AM »
Enjoyed Ole Red Green way down here in Mississippi  ;D  Well I did even if the wife did not see the humor in it.

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Oh BTW - Pretty good tip about the duck tape.
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Re: Emery Duck Tape
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2011, 01:12:36 PM »
Pretty good stuff. remember a fold-up kitchen table - in case you needed the kitchen floor to gut a moose.
Back to the tip.  I'll try the duck tape sandpaper trick.  Sounds like a good way to sand spindles on a lathe too.
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Re: Emery Duck Tape
« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2011, 08:27:28 PM »
I try to live by great word of wisdom found in the Possum Lodge motto.   

Quando omni flunkus, moritati. (Translation: When all else fails, play dead.) ...

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Re: Emery Duck Tape
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2012, 05:52:42 PM »
Greetings,
Very very good! Thanks---Blundercuss

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Re: Emery Duck Tape
« Reply #19 on: May 29, 2012, 08:11:17 PM »
I think we should have a contest to see who can incorporate the most duct tape into a muzzleloader and then send it to Red.  It is, after all, "the handyman's secret weapon." ;D
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