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  1. 6 points
    Ron Altier

    Ordering A Pizza

    CALLER: Is this Gordon's Pizza? GOOGLE: No sir, it's Google Pizza. CALLER: I must have dialed a wrong number. Sorry. GOOGLE: No sir, Google bought Gordon’s Pizza last month. CALLER: OK. I would like to order a pizza. GOOGLE: Do you want your usual, sir? CALLER: My usual? You know me? GOOGLE: According to our caller ID data sheet, the last 12 times you called you ordered an extra-large pizza with three cheeses, sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms and meatballs on a thick crust. CALLER: OK! That’s what I want … GOOGLE: May I suggest that this time you order a pizza with ricotta, arugula, sun-dried tomatoes and olives on a whole wheat gluten-free thin crust? CALLER: What? I detest vegetable!. GOOGLE: Your cholesterol is not good, sir. CALLER: How the hell do you know! GOOGLE: Well, we cross-referenced your home phone number with your medical records. We have the result of your blood tests for the last 7 years. CALLER: Okay, but I do not want your rotten vegetable pizza! I already take medication for my cholesterol. GOOGLE: Excuse me sir, but you have not taken your medication regularly. According to our database, you only purchased a box of 30 cholesterol tablets once, at Drug RX Network, 4 months ago. CALLER: I bought more from another drugstore. GOOGLE: That doesn’t show on your credit card statement. CALLER: I paid in cash. GOOGLE: But you did not withdraw enough cash according to your bank statement. CALLER: I have other sources of cash. GOOGLE: That doesn’t show on your last tax return unless you bought them using an undeclared income source, which is against the law. CALLER: WHAT THE HELL!!! GOOGLE: I'm sorry, sir, we use such information only with the sole intention of helping you. CALLER: Enough already! I'm sick to death of Google, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp and all the others. I'm going to an island without internet, cable TV, where there is no cell phone service and no one to watch me or spy on me. GOOGLE: I understand sir, but you need to renew your passport first. It expired 6 weeks ago…
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    Stick486

    Ordering A Pizza

    5 pizza order... this is a good thing...
  4. 3 points
    Or at least needs bearings. That's a serious tear down and I don't wanna be out of commission. So on a lark I went looking for a replacement and stumbled upon this That was this morning. I'm looking at it and it seems awfully clean. So without further ado I bought it. However it was only after I made the commitment did I consider that maybe it's too big. It's 74" high WHEW~!!! That's just right. Height is my problem with milling machines. Why I prefer the Pancake J head but they are all so old. Now I gotta figure out how I'm going to get it.
  5. 3 points
    HandyDan

    Jack & Stand All In One

    Good idea as long as it fits under the car.
  6. 3 points
    This project is currently in progress, our certifications have been obtained, and we are currently working on http to https redirects site wide. I will keep our community up to date to the final installation of our SSL. Thank you!
  7. 3 points
    steven newman

    Start Of The 'Season'

    Ok...decided to at least rehab that block plane today....took almost as long to sharpen the iron, as it did to clean the plane up...here we go.. Side view. Top view? Colour is called "Cordovan" by Stanley....knob is missing a few spots of Nickle Plate.. As for that box? Hmmm, almost twins? Almost twins...slight differences.. 1/2 hour for clean up, 1/2 hour to sharpen.....A new honing guide came in the mail... A friend on LumberJocks had an extra one. Stone that comes with these Irwin Marples guides isn't very good...but I do have others. sharpened to 2500 grit. Will give them a try out later. may keep one in the box, and use the other?
  8. 3 points
    DuckSoup

    Ordering A Pizza

    We started having our pizza cut into 6 pieces because we could never finish an 8 cut.
  9. 3 points
    Reported earlier that we were vending at a show in Perry, GA. Saturday great weather, great people (buying) and then the fire depoartment, with help from the weather prognosticators) said that the promoters should cancel the show for Sunday because of all the nasty weather headed our way. At the time of this writing (Sunday about 9:30am, it is storming with some pretty good winds and lightening. Glad I'm sitting in our dry trailer and not trying to get things ready for a "no customer" day. Nuff sed
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    Grandpadave52

    Tabs on the Weather...

    Sorry Al...that's what I get for entering into gossip and passing along a nasty rumor from unreliable paid weather-sorcerers. I beginning to believe the biggest fake news of all time is any weather forecast.
  13. 3 points
    Smallpatch

    Ordering A Pizza

    As we were going to a monthly swap meet couple weeks ago we stopped at a Mc Donalds to go to the bathroom and get some coffee. As we were pulling out of the parking lot wifes phone rang and McDonalds company was asking if we wanted to comment on their service and or to complain about their service. She didn't answer the phone. Wife said the phone has been on since we left the house but hadn't talked on it since we left home... So I guess the individual businesses are learning from the internet. I see no harm in keeping a finger on each of their customers. You see I don't ever answer my phone as it sits where wife plugged it in by the computer a few years ago. I only use my phone for my business and not someone elses.. I noticed some guys are upset and one way to not be upset is get rid of the instruments that people use to track your movements. I don't really do anything I am ashamed of so I just shrug my shoulders. I read where the late model cars and trucks can tell how fast you were going if you are involved in an accident... Thats good news and my daughter just had a machine installed on her sons Mustang that will keep the car from starting if the driver has been drinking....More good news... I feel the thirty and forties are a thing of the past so I for one am enjoying every bit of it while I can.
  14. 3 points
    steven newman

    Start Of The 'Season'

    Tried to pull an inventory on the Tool chest.....had a bunch of junk to toss out, first.. By the time all the useless stuff was pitched into the trash... Still looking for the mandrel for those sanding sleeves...so, top two drawers? Will have to sort through this, as well..next two? Left drawer is a lot deeper than the right one, because IF I push this one back and pull the one under it out.. The next drawer was full width, but almost empty.. Which left one more drawer.. I did find one item that almost looked like a chisel.. Might be worth the $25 for the chest?
  15. 2 points
    Grandpadave52

    Poor Man's Panel Saw

    This week's Woodsmith's e-Tips has a pretty cool and resourceful idea IMO for a "poor man's" panel saw or an occasional user anyways. Of course the caveat is you do need a garage door. I usually select the Printer Friendly Version function, then Save As a PDF Woodsmith e-Tip Panel Saw
  16. 2 points
    Ron Altier

    Cheating

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    Grandpadave52

    Start Of The 'Season'

    Yep and then some at least for what I've seen on CL...a about a couple weeks ago a guy near Indy had one just like this one and honestly didn't look quite as good and his had been cleaned asking price of $40...didn't stay on long so I assume he got it...Knew a lot of guys in the trades who had Craftsman Machinist chests. IMO, anything in it was a bonus... Look like they might be either 3/4" or 1" ID??? Menards sells (or did) individual mandrels...or... https://www.harborfreight.com/sanding-drum-kit-20-pc-60741.html...don't forget your 20% off coupon
  20. 2 points
    Grandpadave52

    Start Of The 'Season'

    Nice finds...get a gallon of white vinegar and let the plane soak for 12-24 hours...make clean-up much easier. Save the vinegar you use into a clean gallon container to reuse the next time.
  21. 2 points
    HandyDan

    Sleeping Berths For Air Travel

    They might need some new graphics
  22. 2 points
    steven newman

    Start Of The 'Season'

    OK, had a couple "Extra" planes I wasn't using...taking up shelf space. Decided to take them out to be traded off. Happen to know a place that buys, sells and TRADES antiques. So...two less than stellar planes were traded off for three items.. A Ratchet Versatool, a 6" try square, and a Stanley #60-1/2 Low Angle block plane. Dunlap #3 "paid" for the square, and the screwdriver....the Anant A4 paid for the block plane.....even swap. No money involved, no hassles. Block plane is going to take a while...the other two just a slight clean up. Not too bad of a day,...even stopped raining!
  23. 2 points
    Dadio

    Protecting The Finish

    Here is one I understand. https://www.chonday.com/30033/corshel6/ Herb
  24. 2 points
    John Morris

    Happy Viet Nam veteran's day

    Being a veteran, is a never ending duty. We did our time, served our nation, and we come home. In many ways our service never ends, and one of those ways our service never ends is our ability to accept the thanks and adulation and home comings that our countrymen and women bestow upon us. You see, we don't like being the center of attention, we don't like being called heroes, we don't like the parties, we even may have a hard time standing in public venues when called to do so by the MC of the ceremony, "Will all veterans please stand so we can thank you for your service". For the longest time I never stood when called to do so, because I always felt like I was "just doing my job" and I did not deserve that recognition. I have attended many of my kids events, from sporting events, to school award ceremonies, and our veterans were called to stand at those ceremonies as well. And I would not, and I was questioned by my wife and even my kids, why don't I stand? My reply was always, "Because I just did my job, it was nothing". Then one day, before a special performance of patriotic music at the County Hall (last year actually), where my oldest daughter was performing in the Symphony, she came up to me before the performance and thanked me for coming, and gave me a big daughter hug, and she told me that they are going to play the pieces from each branch of service, and she asked me very seriously, "Dad, are you going to stand when we play The Army Goes Rolling Along?" I saw a look in her face that changed the way I think about recognition for ones service to our nation, or service period to any meaningful cause. All the sudden I realized, this is not about me, this isn't even about veterans really. As a matter of fact from the time we parted ways for her to return backstage and me to my seat, I suddenly flash backed to all the years I was not standing at many of my children's events where I was called to stand, and I realized painfully how self-centered I had been to think this was all about recognition of me, and my fellow veterans, (recognition I did not want) and I sadly realized how selfish and robbing I had been of my kids, to deny them their time in the spotlight by dad not standing before them, because this was not about me, it was all about my family, it was all about the crowd and their need to see something good in our crazy world, their need to feel giving and compassionate in that moment, their need to grab onto something good, and their need to feel bonded to one another by cohesively recognizing a group of people that did their time for our country. When we are asked to stand as veterans, before a crowd of people, we are again donning our uniform and serving our nation, and we are giving the crowd a moment in time where they feel together, and as one, because they are in that moment focused on us, and they are clapping, cheering, and feeling good about the world for that moment. And most importantly for my own family, they are feeling good, and they are feeling proud, and my son will go to school the next day and he'll field the questions by his teachers, "I did not know your dad was a veteran, where did he serve, what did he do?" and my son will feel proud, and that is important for a child to have that in their Dad. And if standing before a crowd is that important to my family, then so be it, because it's not about me, it's not about us, it's all about our country, and the people in that crowd and their need to feel unified if even for that one moment. So, there is nothing wrong with the attention, the days set aside to recognize the men and women who served, because profoundly, it's not about us, it's about them, our people, and for the rest of our lives we will be asked to put that uniform on again, and again, and again, for them, and I will. When my daughter's symphony played the Army song, for the first time since being a veteran, I stood, and it was hard, it felt uncomfortable and I was not too happy about it, but I looked straight at my daughter as I stood, and she looked at me, and she smiled, and she managed between notes to get a one thumbs up as she bowed her violin to The Army Goes Rolling Along. That was the first time I ever stood, after I realized that night, it's not about me, I still have a duty to my nation to stand when requested to do so, just as I stand for the passing of our flag, I'll stand when our people ask it of me. And if our nation wants another day of recognition for the men and women who served our nation, so be it, because it's not about me, it's not about us, it's about them. The Vietnam Veterans Day, again is not truly about the veterans who served our nation during that tumultuous time, but it's more about our people, our nation, who are still trying to come to grips with the war, and if it makes our people feel good to have that day set aside for our Vietnam Veterans, than so be it, because it's not about you, it's about them, our people, they want to do this for you, and you must let them. Because you are still serving our nation.
  25. 2 points
    Grandpadave52

    Rigid Cordless Tools Ii

    sshhh...let's try to keep this just between us...I won't tell if you don't
  26. 2 points
    Dadio

    Rigid Cordless Tools Ii

    The 5 tool pack arrived yesterday evening on my door step. I didn't even know it was there til I was locking up ,going to bed and found it. The box was all I wanted to carry into the kitchen table. So instead of going to bed I had to open it. My-O-My, I was impressed with those tools, they seem really well built, guess I am more familiar with HF, I slapped a battery into each of the 5 tools just to start each one and every one had a light, even the circular saw, that shines on the work, even the flashlight had a swivel head. Looks like the best $299 I ever spent, thanks to Fred Hargis for posting the sale. they all go into the tote bag too, I will have to get a caddy to pack them around for me. Really they will spend most of their time in the shop. They are loaded with features new to me,I am going to like the no tool quick change for the sawzall blade. Now the fun begins.................................... Herb
  27. 2 points
    Got my stuff back from the painter, rustic hickory with a clear coat, looks fantastic, no dust nibs in anything, putting it all back together, most of it is put back together, granite top for the bar is ordered. new door,Jambs and trim for the basement bathroom tv stand I made to fit the curved wall, with some of grandpa's fishing reels, all the cables for the tv will be hidden at some point in time the bar tender side of the barthe drinkers side of the bar, with out the on order bar topthe best wife in the world helping to clean up the construction dustand the cabinet over the utility sink,
  28. 1 point
    so i get a message this morning, with pic attached, from a friend, asking "could you make this?", and the pic shows several wine bottle/wine glass holders. a simple piece of wood with a hole in the center that goes over the neck of a wine bottle, and then either 2 or 4 slotted holes on the perimeter that hold upside down wine glasses. and the pic also showed these with some pretty CNC or laser engravings (i don't have either), and the price tags were between $20 to $25 each. now i've seen these in other settings, and it turns out my wife has one that someone sent her long ago (holds 2 glasses, looks like it was made from Koa wood from Hawaii). now to answer the question, "could you make this?" - yes, i'm pretty good at copying from a picture. but the underlying question is "would you make this for me for not much more than I can buy one for" - and to that, the answer is no. not worth my time. ours: and i don't even drink wine, so it's never used here.
  29. 1 point
    People are always asking for free EVERYTHING, from anyone they think they can get it from. While: In the military "can you come show our militia group how to rig radios" "it's your duty; after all WE paid for your training" While installing siding "as long as you're here can you fix XXX?" In the art business "can you frame a picture for me?" As soon as they know I can do scroll work: "If I wiggle my butt, you know, cute like, can you make me a custom piece for production prices?" Every single job I've had, there have been those who seek to get a "special", nope to all of them.
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    exactly...
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    Not going there. There is no there over there. Herb
  32. 1 point
    HARO50

    Tabs on the Weather...

    Ice, covered with a mix of snow and ice pellets. Currently, more of the same. Warming up later, and changing to rain. Two to three inches of it! Spring, my hiney! John
  33. 1 point
    Stick486

    Happy Birthday Michael, Aka, Mebcwd.

    and go ahead... dig in...
  34. 1 point
    hatuffej

    Happy Viet Nam veteran's day

    John and Lew, I understand your perspective. I will continue honoring and thanking vets every day when I see them, regardless of their service and regardless of the day. Two days ago at the store, an old Korean war vet (the "forgotten" war) told me I had already thanked him twice before. I said, "Good! now its 3 times." We both laughed.
  35. 1 point
    PeteM

    Happy Viet Nam veteran's day

    John, particularly when I compare 3 years Army with 30 years in Scouting, I know which service meant more to my country, but you got the right of it on ceremony. The French had a saying that I re-purpose: Pour encourager les autres* (to encourage the others). When we consider the "long line" of those who serve, bringing more people to the point of that service continues the line. *The French, being French, screwed it up, using the saying in a terrible way. I like my use much better.
  36. 1 point
    It Was Al B

    Tabs on the Weather...

    No worry about dust storms around here. Temperature dropping below freezing tonight,.with a bit of snow or sleet or freezing rain predicted for late tonight into tomorrow. Then a warm up tomorrow into the 40's with heavy rain and windy. Dave, you lied, you said spring was here !
  37. 1 point
    LarryS

    Tabs on the Weather...

    We can only hope.
  38. 1 point
    Just wondering if it might be better to have it shipped to a store in NH Artie. You'll save the Maine sales tax. Seabrook is not far off the beaten path when traveling to Maine
  39. 1 point
    It Was Al B

    Start Of The 'Season'

    Wow Steve, you sure turned that spoke shave into something spectacular.
  40. 1 point
    Stick486

    Sleeping Berths For Air Travel

    gotta make up for the loss of air shipped cargo... trucker's bottle..
  41. 1 point

    From the album Religious scroll projects

    The Dickman family was very happy to pose with a part of the memorial as they lost a loved one doing his job. It to me was one point during my horrid day that someone got a bit of closure. I will be traveling to Indiana in May to work with Steve Gore and also do a meet and greet at the Indianapolis 500. @Ron Dudelston.... I'm heading out may 25th I think.
  42. 1 point
    Grandpadave52

    Tabs on the Weather...

    67o not 87o...fingers and brain were at odds early this morning...coffee was still brewing... 87o...hahaha July maybe
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    Stick486

    Rigid Cordless Tools Ii

    you realize that if this keeps up Herb is gonna lose his Herber status and his other home is gonna feel dejected/rejected...
  46. 1 point
    Grandpadave52

    Rigid Cordless Tools Ii

    Nothing like welcoming new members into the family, 'er shop even if they didn't come from H-F
  47. 1 point
    Stick486

    Rigid Cordless Tools Ii

    oh boy...
  48. 1 point
    That hickory is indeed beautiful. Personally I love it, until I have to machine it....then not so much. But it really is striking in appearance.
  49. 1 point
    Artie

    Status of Excalibur Scroll Saw

    Was on the Home Depot website tonight, and they have the Excalibur EX-21 back on sale for $799. That includes the stand and foot switch. It isn’t in the stores, but will be shipped to your house , or store of your choosing ( They can’t ship to some states). Having a great time in vacation in Maine, with the family.
  50. 1 point
    @Kenny Tarmack...WOW Kenny...what can I say, but "when's the party and do we bring something?" The hickory is beautiful. I can't wait to see the bar finished out with the top. It's spectacular even w/o the top! The track door just sets everything else off perfectly. You did Grandpa proud...for that matter you've done yourself proud too.
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