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The Anniversary Table



Hand made chestnut and walnut dining room table. No power tools – only hand tools. Electricity is overrated!
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David asks…

how do i find photos of furniture dishes other items made in the 1930′s to 1960′s?

i have 3 secretaries, dining room table, hall tree, cabinets, small end other tables, (all wood, some hand made ). i also have old tools, some hand made, hand made carpenter boxes and many items i haven’t a clue what they are. is there a website that may be able to help?

Dusty answers:

Give eBay a try: go on there and search your items with keywords like “vintage hall tree” “1930′s hand tools”…and so on. You’d be surprised how much old stuff & oddities turn up there daily and you have a pretty good chance of finding either precisely what you have or something fairly close.

Mary asks…

If Jesus was a carpenter…?

Why was he weak? Back then, carpenters had to be strong, because they had no power tools, so how come he was weak?

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Does that look like a strong man to you?
Who said he was weak? Jesus walked everywhere he went, sometimes 30 miles. Don’t assume things, read the Bible.

____________

Walking 30 miles… Not that hard. Also, how do you know he walked 30 miles? Just because a BOOK said so?

Dusty answers:

The people who wrote the fiction of ‘jesus’ weren’t good fiction writers.

Lizzie asks…

I want to build a natural material outdoor privacy screen,maybe grapevine or tree branches. Any ideas or tips?

5 to 7 feet wide, approx 10 feet tall on treated posts in concrete. Want some wind to go through. Will be at the end of my porch in the shade most of the day. Might plant a flowering vine under it. Something simple with only basic tools (power drill, hammer, staple gun). Send photos if possible. I’m not a carpenter. My only talent is sewing and quilting! LOL! THANKS!!!!!!!!!!

Dusty answers:

What about using bamboo fencing? It is incredibly sturdy, and relatively inexpensive.

Chris asks…

How do I make a can crusher? HELP! :) ?

Okay, you canadians, in grade eight you probably did this project.

You have to make a can crusher! :( I need help! My father does NOT have a saw, nor any other high tech tools. He is a manager not a carpenter, so basically…I’m on my own.

I need help on how to make one. I am only 14 and I am not going to pay 40 dollars for materials.

I really need help, PLEASE

Dusty answers:

Hi..not Canadian, but hope this helps. :) As far as not having a saw..if you purchase the wood at a home improvement store or a lumber yard, sometimes they will cut the wood to specifications.

Things You’ll Need:
2 x 4 inch board
Strap hinge kit
Jar lids
Two 1-inch screws
Screen door handle

Step 1
Cut the 2 x 4 board into two pieces that are 16 inches long.

Step 2
Attach the hinge to the ends of the two boards with the screws included in the hinge kit. You want to two boards to fold inward until they are stacked flat on top of each other.

Step 3
Use the two 1-inch screws attach the two jar lids to the inside ends of the 2 x 4 on the opposite end of the hinge. The jars should be directly on top each other when the two 2 x 4s are folded on top of each other. Make sure that the two jar tops that are slightly larger in size than the average can.

Step 4
Attach the door handle to the board that is going to form the top of the can crusher. Attach it at the end opposite of the hinge, above the jar lid.

Step 5
Place a can in the jar lid of the bottom board of the can crusher. Using the door handle, bring the top board down on top of the can. The two jar lids will keep the can in place as you use the door handle and force to crush the can flat.

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Jenny asks…

explain briefly, the reasons why hand tools should be kept sharp and in good condition.?

carpentry and joinery

Dusty answers:

Sharp tools require less force to be used by the carpenter so they’re easier to use.

Less force also means the tool is less likely to break, hence, the carpenter won’t have to buy new tools so often.

Also, well maintained tools are less likely to injure the carpenter. If the carpenter is injured, that is loss of salary.

John asks…

Cabinet Making/Carpentry?

have there been any advancements in technology for cabinet making in recent years? like glues, tools, machines, finishes etc. and if so, where can i find some information about them?

Dusty answers:

Try woodworking.com.

George asks…

Collecting items for no reason? ?

My partner (61) has filled every corner of the house with “things” she treasures, but never, ever uses: 50 years old dried paint-set, LP records and k7′s from the 60′s (but she has no turn table or tape player), broken umbrellas, broken furnitures, spare lights from a car she has sold 5 years ago, unusable rusted carpentry tools from her grand’dad, 20 years old bank statements and air tickets, and, worst of all, medicines out-of-date by more than 5 years. (As a result, I got deaf for a week, using an outdated ear wax cleaner!)
This covers household goods, furnitures, and even rubish!
She stores in the fridge the two leaves of salad we have not consumed at dinner. I recently found at the back of the fridge a pot of jam dated 1983!!!
Her youth was not easy, and quite poor: she never HAD anything of her own, she never had education past the 6th grade.
I am desperately trying to find out WHY she has that attitude, and how it can be “corrected”. I think that this is leading to very dangerous situations:
- Last summer, she used an out-of-date anti-tique spray on the cat: only the rapid intervention of the vet saved the poor animal!
- She used a wood ladder in bad condition. It broke, she fell and was unable to walk for a week.
- and many more small “accidents”…
Can anyone guide me?
Lion Lady: You hit the spot. It actually IS a compulsive disorder syndrome. I shall find out more.
Gregg: No, I was not there when she broke the ladder. She preferred to use her rotten ladder than the new aluminium one. Her memories? Sorry: once you start living in memories, you are as good as dead. Sure! Memories are nice, but NEW things you do KEEP YOU ALIVE!

Dusty answers:

She is a Hoarder— does not want to get rid of anything, it is a disorder and may need help with it. She needs to see a therapist.

Lisa asks…

What newer hand tools are out .. and what are tools you could use endless amounts of?

My husband always asks for common tools .. for carpentry and auto mechanics work .. He likes “throw away tools” or ones that he loses or breaks .. but I am also looking for newer tools out (got him the black and decker 16 in 1 wrench) .. and also looking for one bigger 100-300 dollar tool that is maybe newer .. because he owns everything .. got him a nice dremel one year and he said he already had two ..

Dusty answers:

Trust me honey, your husband does not have every tool and he needs more and will probbly never have enough lol.

My g/f says the same thing about me. I have about $30,000 worth of tools and she thinks I have ‘everything’… To her suprice I have a list of tools that I still need/want that totals $20,000..

It’s really hard for wives to buy tools her their husbands. I think its sweet, cute and a greatthing but 90% of the time the woman has no idea what he needs or has already, or what to get him.

Best thing you can do is really just ask him for a short list of tools under $300 that he needs or wants. Then just go off that list as to what you should buy him.

Also just as a funny note.. Cant go wrong with 1/2″, 9/16″, 13mm, 14mm, 15mm sockets or wrenchs. Those are some of the most common sizes and all of use wants more than 1 of each of those.. I’m always looking for one of those sizes that grew legs and ran away from ‘tool jail’

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Nancy asks…

Where to find old woodworking hand tools?

Things like planes chisels and such for cheap?

Dusty answers:

Flea Markets might be a place you could look…if not check out Ebay or maybe even Craigslist.

Donna asks…

What are the 10 best hand tools for woodworking ( no power tools )?

I have an idea on a few but there are many planes and don’t know which are best, so let me know what other stuff i’ve missed?
Planes( rabbit,block,router…)
hand powered drill + bits
Drawknive vs spokeshave
auger
bevel
gauge
others i’ve missed

Dusty answers:

What is best really depends on what you want to make, but here is my list:
- Bit and brace for auguring out holes for tennons.
- Good rip saw.
- Good crosscut saw.
- Good miter saw.
- Bench chisel.
- Mortise chisel.
- Tri-square.
- Bench with vise, benchdogs, and stops.
- Jack plane.
- Cabinet scraper.

Check out Roy Underhill’s Woodwright’s Shop books and PBS series. He is all hand tool.

Betty asks…

ive been searching for 110v tools for woodworking so far all ive seen is 18v and 36v any ideas?

any ideas where i would be able to find 110v power tools?

Dusty answers:

Look for 120V tools.
110V is essentially the same but typically used in Europe with a 55v-0-55V isolation transformer

Mary asks…

Where to get free woodworking tools?

Hi, I am setting up my own furniture making business and I need a few more tools before I can actually do it, I have no means of income so getting the money together is becoming a bit tricky! Please someone help me

Dusty answers:

You don’t say which country, but maybe your local “Freecycle” group could help, also try YMCA, Prince’s Trust (UK)
Best of luck!!!

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John asks…

where can i get cheap woodworking tools?

Dusty answers:

Good quality tools are not going to be cheap if you buy them new. You might find some good quality used ones at pawn shops, yard sales or flea markets.

George asks…

Buying Woodworking Tools?

Could anybody point me in the right direction with regards to building a workshop. I would like to know which tools I should buy first e.g. a table saw, band saw, etc.

Dusty answers:

Well, this will depend a lot on exactly what you intend to do. And, knowing exactly what you are going to do is not possible, because once you try something else, you need tools for it. For a general wood shop, Id suggest these, in this order,a) 10 inch Tablesaw, contractor style, or cabinet saw, NOT a benchtop model.b) Equally important is a good quality blade for that saw, a combination blade will get you started, look to a freud or forrest blade.c) A miter saw, sliding compound miter is best, check out the Makita LS1013, or Hitachi also makes a good one (and again, another good blade is important). D)Router with 1/2 inch collet, bits to go with it,and if you can afford it, a table mounted router is priceless. E) a bandsaw, Jet Delta and Grizzly all make good ones in the 14 inch models.f)A planer (I have a Ridgid 13 inch planer, its a workhorse).g) a drillpress.h)a good scroll saw, stay away from any of the ones under $200, I really like Dewalt.i)a wood lathe, youll be amazed at the fun this tool will be. J) a disc sander, 12 inch would be nice, and if you can afford it, a combination belt/disc sander is even better,k) a jointer, stay away from benchtop models.l)a thickness sander, the Performax is great. Many of those tools need some type of dust collection, so a dust collector should be one of the top priorities as well.
Some necessities I didnt mention are equally important, like clamps, you never can have to many of them,a good square, straightedge,and tape measure, hand tools like drills, sanders,etc. Most important…. A pair of safety glasses, good old fashioned common sense, and all the other necessary PPE.

Susan asks…

has anyone heard of Reliant woodworking tools? Looking for an owners manual thanx?

Dusty answers:

Http://www.reliantmarkingtools.co.uk/

hope this helps!

Mandy asks…

Hand tools or power tools when learning woodworking?

I am new at making furniture and the books ask that we learn the basic skills by hand but I am finding hand tools to be – on the one hand pure and true to the origins of the craft – but on the other hand – very hard to learn to use comfortable – I am ruining a lot of nice stock and its neatly cut edges and surfaces with my tools – is it worth persisting or is woodwork the realm of power tools now?

Dusty answers:

It will take time to become a good carpenter with either one. Mistakes are part of it. I have told apprentices that any damn fool can do it right the first time but it takes a real craftsman to screw it up and then make it look good. Just don’t get in too big of a hurry. Try what you want to do on some scrap a cheaper stock until you are comfortable with it. Good luck to ya.

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Thomas asks…

What different tools do carpenters use to make cabinets,floors, and roofs?

i need help
this is for my math project

someone help please thanks

Dusty answers:

Alright well here is a few links:
These are link for flooring ok. They will take you to the installation guides and you will find all the tools needed for all types of floors:
Make sure to scroll down on each page and you’ll find a tools and materials section.
Bamboo:

http://www.findanyfloor.com/InstallationGuides/InstallingBambooFlooring.xhtml

Hardwood:

http://www.findanyfloor.com/InstallationGuides/InstallingHardwoodFlooring.xhtml

Tile:

http://www.findanyfloor.com/InstallationGuides/TileInstallationGuide.xhtml

There’s tons more type of floors there too. Just click on the type of floor you want to find the tools for and click the how-to-install section! Super easy! Have fun!
Don’t forget to site your sources!!! :)

Linda asks…

im switching careers from carpenter to mechanic and was needing to buy mechanic tools?

i was wondering if there was a grant available to help me purchase tools

Dusty answers:

No but you can get credit with many tool companies .some companies that hire will purchase tools for you and then deduct from your paycheck in small amounts .trust me i know cause i am a mechanic on hydraulic equipment.

Ken asks…

im a apprentice carpenter and im very into my tools i would like to know were to find new handtools?

hightech hand tools,tool belts things of that nature

Dusty answers:

Popular mechanics magazine has a section on this every month and they always tell you how much the tool costs and where to get it.

Ruth asks…

anyone looking for a reliable carpenter in sydney?

i arrived in sydney yesterday and need to find work asap. does anyone know of any companies looking for a carpenter/labourer. i am a qualified carpenter and have hand tools but no power tools. money is tight so i need to work to buy power tools. i have my own transport and i am a very reliable worker. i have worked in the construction industry for the last 7 years and only missed 4 days work due to a chest infection

Dusty answers:

It is very good to hear that you are a reailly a very good carpanter even I live in sydney . I am having a solution for this if you are looking for power tools Look at a website burnstools.com is having big range of power tools and of all brands . Even see you can get the best deal from them
Thanks

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LEATHER HAND TOOLS



LEATHER HAND TOOLS

Article by Dennis M Seeley

Home Hand Tools For Leather

If you like crafts and working with leather or find your self needing to repair leather items you own such as purses, belts, shoes, or other items around your home there is a Hand Tool that works well. You could go about the job armed with a stout needle and some strong thread… but that’s the hard way to do leather and canvas work. A much easier way would be to use a handy little Hand Tool device known as a Sewing Awl.

An argument made against hand tools is that it’s hard to make them work. A hundred years ago and more, people made hand tools work. They had no choice: You need the right tool and to develop the skills to maintain and use it properly. If you can duplicate that skill, you can be productive in making nice item out of leather.

A picture of the Awl hand tool can be seen at DMSeeleystools. It has storage in the handle for thread (Everything pictured included) and storage for your needles under the silver cap and Instructions make this a very useful hand tool for your home tool box and sewing or repairing leather goods.

The Awl can be handsomely designed with a comfortable wooden handle. This Awl had 4 different sizes of needles and a bobbin to hold the nylon thread, making the whole Hand Tool quite compact. Other types feature exposed bobbins and storage space for extra needles inside the handle. Both types of awls perform well.

Besides sewing or joining pieces of leather together there is Incising or taking a hand tool knife or in modern tooling, a swivel tool knife, and inscribing a design into the surface of the leather. Note that a dull hand tool knife can leave a much larger “line” than a sharp one, and will not weaken the surface strength as much. This is *possibly* the most common method of ornamentation for leather during the Middle Ages.

Numerous examples can be found in Knives and Scabbards, Shoes and Patterns, etc. Carving technically is the technique of undercutting the leather surface and making it physically stand out from the general surface of the leather. Cutout– is Creating a design by punching holes in the leather. An excellent tool for small holes is a very heavy duty leather hand tool punch at DMSeeleysTools.

I like the large size hand tool punch making it easier to punch holes in challenging materials with it’s comfortable anti slip grips. Nice addition to your shop or home hand tool craft needs. Punch sizes are 7/64”, 1/8”, 5/32”, 11/63”, 3/16”, 13/64”; The Overall length is 9-1/2” and it is Light weight with high carbon steel punches that are strong enough for most of your project needs.

What ever your leather project may be from starting something new or repairing something old the Sewing Awl or Leather Punch are reliable hand tools to assist you in your home workshop project or repairs. These hand tools will help you duplicate your skill so you can be productive in repairing or making nice items out of leather.

Denny

About the Author

About The AuthorDenny I’ve spent over 32 years working with tools around the home as a landlord and for General Motors and later at Delphi Corp. I’m an E-Bay powerseller and sell my tools at DMSeeleysTools.com. I like to sell items that help people fix problems in their lives or that help them enjoy their hobbiies. I specialize in hard to find tools or tools that you might not see in your local stores

 

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Steven asks…

I want to learn how to build things from wood!?

I have always had a love for things made out of wood. I recently purchased a bunch of tools for woodworking at an estate sale. I purchased a mitre saw, table saw, scroll saw, circular saw, plunge router, and many hand tools and clamps. There is just one problem!! I don’t know how to start!! I have never made anything or even used these type of tools before. What is the best way to start making stuff from wood? I bought a couple of woodworking magazines but I think I must be too dumb because I can’t always figure out what there talking about. Maybe I need it explained like it is for a kid or something. Or is it really that hard to be starting from square one to be a woodworker.
I don’t know anyone that does that type of stuff

Dusty answers:

Don’t worry about starting from square one. Everyone has to start there.
First, always use safety precautions. Wear eye protection and hearing protection when using the power tools. Next thing, have someone instruct you on proper use of the power saws. They are very dangerous if used incorrectly. I would go to the local Lowes or Home Depot and see if they are having seminars that you can attend. If there is a vocational school nearby, see if they have a class on woodworking. Look in the yellow pages for a cabinet making shop. Go there and talk to some of them and see if someone there would be willing to “school” you on proper use of the power tools. They could come to your house and show you on your own tools so you can become familiar with their operation. Be prepared to pay for that.
As for building something, start with a box. Then go from there. You need to learn how to read a tape measure accurately. Know what every mark on the tape means. There is much more but that will get you started.

Paul asks…

Can you go over my answers?

Ok I was asked to write 2 causes and effects for this story (below). My mom just left for a business trip which SUCKS! She usually checks over my work before I turn it in. I know the story is LONGGG but it’s really interesting. Here it is, when your done can you look over my answers?

I was twelve when I really started learning about time. I spent a week during my summer vacation building a bench with an older boy named Tony. The bench now sits near the train station in my hometown. Whenever I return, I drive to the station to watch weary commuters collared by time sit on the bench and observe life passing by.Tony was my grandparents’ neighbor. I’m ashamed to admit it, but I was more interested in spending time with Tony than in spending time with my grandparents. Tony had a real talent for woodworking, and he had a set of tools that looked ancient yet perfectly at home in his young hands.The bench we built was made entirely from an old moss-covered walnut log we found behind Tony’s woodshed. We spent the last three days of my vacation scrambling to complete the bench. Countless times I told Tony and my grandfather, who would pop in to check our progress, that we didn’t have to finish right away. But my grandfather would have none of that. He grew up in an era in which time and resources were precious and counted in lives and lost opportunities, not in days, hours, or minutes. In this respect, Tony and my grandfather were alike. Tony seemed wise beyond his years, as if he held answers and secrets deep within him. We had no plans, no pictures to go by. Tony envisioned the bench and then went to work. “Let’s mill the log into planks, Jess,” Tony commanded. “We’ll rip the boards to width and cut them to length.”
I learned a new language and how to see the uniqueness within common objects. We planed planks into smooth rails and elegant slats. We cut joints that were tight and strong. I like to think now that Tony and I were joined that week, not only by the common goal of finishing the bench, but also by something much stronger than any joint cut with a saw or chisel. Parched and tired, we took periodic breaks. “Jess, go fetch a couple pops from da ‘frigerator,” Tony would bark. We’d sip the cold, fizzy liquid and yell like kids at neighbors and passing cars. Occasionally the summer air was punctuated by roaring motorcycles. “Whooooo, boy, Jess” he’d yell at me. “That’s the motorsickle fer me.” We finished the bench and it sat in my grandparents’ garage for some time. They eventually donated it to the town. Tony, I learned, had joined the army. Only recently did I learn why he never returned to claim the bench. Today, I tell my son about Tony and how we built the bench. I show him Tony’s tools, which I now have, with handles worn dark and hard from the hands of a boy who ran out of time. And together we search old woodsheds for another moss-covered black walnut log with a secret buried within.

Cause #1: The grandfather grew up in an era where no time could be wasted
Effect #1: Since the grandfather thought no time should be wasted, he encouraged the boys to finish the bench.

Cause #2: Jess admired Tony for everything he did, especially woodworking.
Effect #2: Since Tony was great at woodworking, Jess decided to spend A LOT of time with Tony to finish a bench.

Can you please check them?

Dusty answers:

Yep, that’s correct!

Mark asks…

Directions: Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow.?The Station Bench?

Directions: Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow.?The Station Bench?
Directions: Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow.?
The Station Bench

I was twelve when I really started learning about time. I spent a week during my summer vacation building a bench with an older boy named Tony. The bench now sits near the train station in my hometown. Whenever I return, I drive to the station to watch weary commuters collared by time sit on the bench and observe life passing by.
Tony was my grandparents’ neighbor. I’m ashamed to admit it, but I was more interested in spending time with Tony than in spending time with my grandparents. Tony had a real talent for woodworking, and he had a set of tools that looked ancient yet perfectly at home in his young hands.
The bench we built was made entirely from an old moss-covered walnut log we found behind Tony’s woodshed. We spent the last three days of my vacation scrambling to complete the bench. Countless times I told Tony and my grandfather, who would pop in to check our progress, that we didn’t have to finish right away. But my grandfather would have none of that. He grew up in an era in which time and resources were precious and counted in lives and lost opportunities, not in days, hours, or minutes. In this respect, Tony and my grandfather were alike. Tony seemed wise beyond his years, as if he held answers and secrets deep within him.
We had no plans, no pictures to go by. Tony envisioned the bench and then went to work.
“Let’s mill the log into planks, Jess,” Tony commanded. “We’ll rip the boards to width and cut them to length.”
I learned a new language and how to see the uniqueness within common objects.
We planed planks into smooth rails and elegant slats. We cut joints that were tight and strong. I like to think now that Tony and I were joined that week, not only by the common goal of finishing the bench, but also by something much stronger than any joint cut with a saw or chisel.
Parched and tired, we took periodic breaks.
“Jess, go fetch a couple pops from da ‘frigerator,” Tony would bark.
We’d sip the cold, fizzy liquid and yell like kids at neighbors and passing cars. Occasionally the summer air was punctuated by roaring motorcycles.
“Whooooo, boy, Jess” he’d yell at me. “That’s the motorsickle fer me.”
We finished the bench and it sat in my grandparents’ garage for some time. They eventually donated it to the town. Tony, I learned, had joined the army. Only recently did I learn why he never returned to claim the bench.
Today, I tell my son about Tony and how we built the bench. I show him Tony’s tools, which I now have, with handles worn dark and hard from the hands of a boy who ran out of time. And together we search old woodsheds for another moss-covered black walnut log with a secret buried within.

1. In what ways were Tony and the narrator’s grandfather alike? (1 point)
They were both skilled woodworkers.
They understood how valuable time is.
They were both from military families.
They both liked motocycles.
2. What is a valid prediction one might make about the narrator? (1 point)
He will try to find Tony.
He will take the bench home with him.
He will move back to his hometown.
He will build another bench.
3. When Tony said, “That’s the motorsickle fer me,” he meant that was the motorcycle he (1 point)
once had.
now owns.
wants to own.
can’t have.
4. What is the theme of this passage? (1 point)
Time can always be recaptured.
Time is something precious.
People measure time differently.
Time moves faster as people get older.
5. Which of the following BEST summarize why the narrator visited the train station to look at the bench? (1 point)
The station helped the narrator think about his childhood.
The bench reminded the narrator of his grandparents.
The station was once an important place in the narrator’s life.
The bench represented a significant part of the narrator’s life.
6. What does the narrator mean when he says the commuters are “collared by time”? (1 point)
They have many trains to ride.
They have no sense of time.
They have schedules they must keep to.
The have missed the last train home.
7. What does the narrator mean when he states, “He grew up in an era in which time and resources were precious and counted in lives and lost opportunities…?” (1 point)
He grew up during very tough times.
He learned to tell time in a different manner.
He doesn’t know how to keep track of time.
He lost many relatives when he was a child.
8. What did you learn about Tony from the way he talked to Jess?
(1 point)
Tony was very respectful and considerate.
Tony was not sure of himself or what he was doing.
Tony considered himself in charge.
Tony thought of Jess as his equal in the project.
9. What kind of relationship did the narrator have with Tony? (1 point)
They were cousins.
They were strangers.
They were enemies.
They were friends.
10. What does the narrator mean when he says that his “grandfather would have none of that”?
(1 point)
His grandfather did not want to help build the bench.
His grandfather did not want to hear talk of not finishing the bench.
His grandfather did not like Tony’s design ideas.
His grandfather did not like Tony’s ordering his grandson around.
11. Which of the following is not a run-on sentence? (1 point)
He went home, he was not feeling well.
She ran two miles she was training for the next track meet.
She got a job because she needed extra money.
They won the prize they got the highest score.
12. Which is the best way to combine these sentences?

It is almost over. We will try to get in. (1 point)
It is almost over, we will try to get in.
It is almost over while we will try to get in.
It is almost over whereas we will try to get in.
Although it is almost over, we will try to get in.
13. In the following compound sentence, where is a comma needed?

I would ride my bike but it has a flat tire. (1 point)
after would
after has
after but
after bike
Think about the events in the passage and the actions of the characters. For 14 list an an example of a cause, for 15 list an example of the effect from the cause of 14 to display your knowledge of cause-and-effect relationships.
List a cause for 16 and its effect for 17 as well.
14. List a cause.
(2 points)

15. List the effect of your cause from 14. (2 points)

16. List a cause. (2 points)

17. 15. List the effect of your cause from 16.
(2 points)

Dusty answers:

You have posted this Q quite a few times! DO UR HOMEWORK!! You probably do connections academy because that’s what I do and I’ve seen a lot of my same quizzes on here (all posted by you) You are clearly using Yahoo Answers for doing your homework don’t take advantage of Yahoo Answers.

Chris asks…

Directions: Read the passage below and answer the questions that follow.?

The Station Bench

I was twelve when I really started learning about time. I spent a week during my summer vacation building a bench with an older boy named Tony. The bench now sits near the train station in my hometown. Whenever I return, I drive to the station to watch weary commuters collared by time sit on the bench and observe life passing by.
Tony was my grandparents’ neighbor. I’m ashamed to admit it, but I was more interested in spending time with Tony than in spending time with my grandparents. Tony had a real talent for woodworking, and he had a set of tools that looked ancient yet perfectly at home in his young hands.
The bench we built was made entirely from an old moss-covered walnut log we found behind Tony’s woodshed. We spent the last three days of my vacation scrambling to complete the bench. Countless times I told Tony and my grandfather, who would pop in to check our progress, that we didn’t have to finish right away. But my grandfather would have none of that. He grew up in an era in which time and resources were precious and counted in lives and lost opportunities, not in days, hours, or minutes. In this respect, Tony and my grandfather were alike. Tony seemed wise beyond his years, as if he held answers and secrets deep within him.
We had no plans, no pictures to go by. Tony envisioned the bench and then went to work.
“Let’s mill the log into planks, Jess,” Tony commanded. “We’ll rip the boards to width and cut them to length.”
I learned a new language and how to see the uniqueness within common objects.
We planed planks into smooth rails and elegant slats. We cut joints that were tight and strong. I like to think now that Tony and I were joined that week, not only by the common goal of finishing the bench, but also by something much stronger than any joint cut with a saw or chisel.
Parched and tired, we took periodic breaks.
“Jess, go fetch a couple pops from da ‘frigerator,” Tony would bark.
We’d sip the cold, fizzy liquid and yell like kids at neighbors and passing cars. Occasionally the summer air was punctuated by roaring motorcycles.
“Whooooo, boy, Jess” he’d yell at me. “That’s the motorsickle fer me.”
We finished the bench and it sat in my grandparents’ garage for some time. They eventually donated it to the town. Tony, I learned, had joined the army. Only recently did I learn why he never returned to claim the bench.
Today, I tell my son about Tony and how we built the bench. I show him Tony’s tools, which I now have, with handles worn dark and hard from the hands of a boy who ran out of time. And together we search old woodsheds for another moss-covered black walnut log with a secret buried within.

1. In what ways were Tony and the narrator’s grandfather alike? (1 point)
They were both skilled woodworkers.
They understood how valuable time is.
They were both from military families.
They both liked motocycles.
2. What is a valid prediction one might make about the narrator? (1 point)
He will try to find Tony.
He will take the bench home with him.
He will move back to his hometown.
He will build another bench.
3. When Tony said, “That’s the motorsickle fer me,” he meant that was the motorcycle he (1 point)
once had.
now owns.
wants to own.
can’t have.
4. What is the theme of this passage? (1 point)
Time can always be recaptured.
Time is something precious.
People measure time differently.
Time moves faster as people get older.
5. Which of the following BEST summarize why the narrator visited the train station to look at the bench? (1 point)
The station helped the narrator think about his childhood.
The bench reminded the narrator of his grandparents.
The station was once an important place in the narrator’s life.
The bench represented a significant part of the narrator’s life.
6. What does the narrator mean when he says the commuters are “collared by time”? (1 point)
They have many trains to ride.
They have no sense of time.
They have schedules they must keep to.
The have missed the last train home.
7. What does the narrator mean when he states, “He grew up in an era in which time and resources were precious and counted in lives and lost opportunities…?” (1 point)
He grew up during very tough times.
He learned to tell time in a different manner.
He doesn’t know how to keep track of time.
He lost many relatives when he was a child.
8. What did you learn about Tony from the way he talked to Jess?
(1 point)
Tony was very respectful and considerate.
Tony was not sure of himself or what he was doing.
Tony considered himself in charge.
Tony thought of Jess as his equal in the project.
9. What kind of relationship did the narrator have with Tony? (1 point)
They were cousins.
They were strangers.
They were enemies.
They were friends.
10. What does the narrator mean when he says that his “grandfather would have none of that”?
(1 point)
His grandfather did not want to help build the bench.
His grandfather did not want to hear talk of not finishing the bench.
His grandfather did not like Tony’s design ideas.
His grandfather did not like Tony’s ordering his grandson around.
11. Which of the following is not a run-on sentence? (1 point)
He went home, he was not feeling well.
She ran two miles she was training for the next track meet.
She got a job because she needed extra money.
They won the prize they got the highest score.
12. Which is the best way to combine these sentences?

It is almost over. We will try to get in. (1 point)
It is almost over, we will try to get in.
It is almost over while we will try to get in.
It is almost over whereas we will try to get in.
Although it is almost over, we will try to get in.
13. In the following compound sentence, where is a comma needed?

I would ride my bike but it has a flat tire. (1 point)
after would
after has
after but
after bike
Think about the events in the passage and the actions of the characters. For 14 list an an example of a cause, for 15 list an example of the effect from the cause of 14 to display your knowledge of cause-and-effect relationships.
List a cause for 16 and its effect for 17 as well.
14. List a cause.
(2 points)

15. List the effect of your cause from 14. (2 points)

16. List a cause. (2 points)

17. 15. List the effect of your cause from 16.
(2 points)

Dusty answers:

And what will you have learned if I answer this for you?

And why on earth did you post your English homework in History?

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