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264153 scott grandstaff <scottg@s...> 2017‑12‑07 Yew carving and weird email
Did you ever carve yew wood? Pacific yew?
Its weird. Its not so hard but its ridiculously tough. A drawknife cuts, 
but then it wants to
blow out. The only reliable way to spokeshave it is to cut practically 
sideways. A super heavy skew angle in other words.
  But a scraper? A scraper feels really weird like you are carving some 
kind of plastic. But it cuts a treat.
  I was actually sculpting yew with a hand scraper.
  http://users.snowcrest.net/kitty/sgrandstaff/images/hometools/handle
carving.jpg

Here is what I was making. Has anyone ever seen this tool head? It has a 
patent marking.
No idea what the inventor was thinking, maybe a fire tool? I am planning 
to use it for close quarter but heavy gardening tasks.
http://users.snowcrest.net/kitty/sgrandstaff/images/hometools/handlec
arving2.jpg

And weird email problems.
  Did you ever get a "stuck" piece of email? I had an ordinary auction 
listing notice from ebay, that got stuck on my incoming mail server. It 
would resend every few minutes and nothing else!?!?? I woke up to 377 
copies of the thing.
  Meanwhile any new email that came was sitting my snowcrest's server, 
and wouldn't download to my computer.
   When I finally found the "bad" piece of email on the server, and 
deleted it, mail service returned to normal.... just like that.
   But why did it happen?  Anybody?
           yours Scott

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