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  1. I've used Bondo on wood lots of times on commercial construction projects. I've used it under Formica to get a flat, smooth surface. I've used it on intricate trim details where something was curved or round and making round trim was impossible on site. I've used it like spackle to repair gouges and voids in historical trim that we wanted to save instead of replace. And I've used it for exactly what you're doing. Patch a spot and "spackle" the gaps and voids with bondo. Cover with paint and it will last forever. Two tips: (1) Work in shallow layers of about 1/4" thick. You can build up layers but if you try to put it on too thick in one layer, it can pop out when you're shaping it. and (2) Add too little instead of too much. It's much, much easier to add a little as another layer than to have to sand some off.
  2. A really strange thing happened to me last week. I bought, what might be, my last gun. I grew up with guns. Got my first shotgun when I was old enough to hunt with my dad. Bought "my" first rifle at 14 and my first handgun at 21. Almost 30 years ago, used to bring all of my college friends down to the family farm on weekends to go shooting. The point is, I've always been kind of a gun guy. Then in 2008 there was lots of talk about taking away my guns. I got super interested in firearms. I started buying guns, taking new shooters shooting, even dabbled in a new start-up gun activist group - which never got off the ground, donated to the various gun organizations, and became a certified firearms instructor. I went from "kind of a gun guy" to "the gun guy" and my gun safes and bumper stickers prove it. For the last 10 years, I've had these shifting categories in my head of the various types of guns I needed to own. I slowly picked up new and used guns all over NJ and PA to fill in the blanks. The last one on my bucket list was a Beretta 92 9mm. I picked that gun up from the shop a week ago. I walked the package back to my truck, sat down, and realized that I was done. It was a very strange revelation. I'm sure that someday I'll buy something again. I'll keep my range membership and have already tentative schedules to take a group from work to shoot clays and a woman in my church wants to go shooting when the weather cools down. This week I'll be in VA and plan to stop at the NRA museum on my ride back to shoot at their range. So, I'm still kind of a gun guy but the intensity has definitely dropped down a couple of notches. Honestly, it's a strange feeling. I'm looking for a new hobby.
  3. Beware of the human need to always figure out who's fault something is. I have heard lots of people say "somebody needs to be held accountable!". That's not always true. Sometimes accidents are just accidents and nobody is accountable.
  4. I've bought from TR a couple of times. I don't do it anymore. There were no problems but it's just more work having to order online from one company and then coordinate with a local shop to install what I bought. I don't think I saved more than a couple of dollars either. I compare warranties. I assume that the tire will last as long as the warranty lasts. If a 60,000 mile warranty tire costs 50% more than a 40,000 mile tire I consider them to be the same value.
  5. The law already has this figured out. There are different degrees of "murder", manslaughter, and involuntary manslaughter. The difference is in the premeditation and the intent of your actions.
  6. If the election was today, I agree. Republicans gain seats. Incumbents (and their parties) win elections when the economy is good or if we're winning (or appear to be winning) a war. Incumbents lose elections when the economy is poor or if we're losing a war (or in one for too long without winning). Right now the economy is great. And, we aren't at war but we're besting all of the countries on our short list of potential enemies. Right now, Republican wins look likely. But a lot can happen in the next few months.
  7. I really dislike Kavanaugh's history on the 4th amendment. He has ruled in favor of the government in some search and seizure and privacy cases where I would have gone 180º the other way. I wonder if Kavanaugh is the compromise candidate and the others on the list (like my favorite: Hardiman) are on the list as a threat to the democrats. I hope Kavanaugh isn't confirmed and we can move onto one of the others.
  8. This was just 2 judges. It's possible that there are two judges who actually consider the facts on the 9th circuit.
  9. It costs $2 per permit. How many did you pay for?
  10. I have no idea if Bob is for or against carry. I think the anti-Bob Viden sentiment started during the impeach Sweeney event. Some organizers from the event stopped into the shop to ask the shop to pass out fliers or something like that. The shop was not interested in helping organize and even expressed that they thought the idea wan't a good one. To some, that made Bob the enemy of the second amendment. I'm in the area. I'm pretty in touch with lots of gun owners around, and this thread is the first I've heard that he's anti carry. He may be, but it's not something I've heard others talk about.
  11. NJSP combined the most restrictive parts of state law and federal law. The problem is that Troopers and many other departments use this information as guidance and will end up arresting people who are following NJ law because the NJSP is giving out false information.
  12. Thank you.
  13. I know that NJ law limits FFL's to conducting business only at the location of the FFL business. That's why NJ will never have gun shows. But, does that also apply to purchasing firearms. If a widow wanted to sell her husband's collection, can an FFL holder visit her home and make her an offer or will she need to bring the guns into the shop?
  14. Debt is a wealth killer. Avoid debt whenever possible. I believe this so strongly that I would recommend college part time, county college, trade school, or some other path than graduating with debt. If she only needs a couple of thousand more, she can easily cover that with a part time job. The lessons learned from having a job are probably going to be more valuable than the lessons learned in class. When she's finally done with school, employers will prefer a new grad who has work experience over one who doesn't. The work doesn't even need to be in her field. Just holding a job (or jobs) for 4 years gives a huge leg up.
  15. Imagine if Missouri had a law that it was a felony to have a red pen in your left pants pocket and having a red pen in your left pants pocket was an automatic 3-1/2 to 10 years in prison. Would you research pen carrying laws before visiting Missouri? I wouldn't think to do so. It's too silly to think that carrying a pen would be illegal. NJ's laws are that silly to the rest of the country. They don't fail to learn our laws as much as they just never imagine that such ridiculous laws could even exist.