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It Was Al B

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  • Birthday 08/10/1931

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    USA Salisbury, MA
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    A vacation is what you take when you are tired of taking what you have been taking.

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  1. Random orbit sander

    I don't think anyone would argue with you Marv, when it comes to the quality of the Festool. In the end, for most of us, it comes down to pricing. Willy Nelson is the greatest !
  2. 2017 Total Eclipse, August 21st

    Same here Gene
  3. Sorry Gene, unless someone has one in stock, thanks to greedy GASS, it can no longer be sold in the USA. I've been happy with my Jet contractors saw. I did put a Biesmeyer fence on it.
  4. Old Age

    Why am I here?
  5. Forum Hosts and Member Map

    I've admired the EAGLE for years, but have never seen it personally. She's a beautiful ship. Never got to sail any distance on a sailing vessel, but I did manage to get a small taste of it locally. The one thing I discovered is, Just how hard it is to raise the sails. The crews of the EAGLE definitely have to be a proud group. MY dad served in the Coast Guard during WW11. When WW11 began, the Coast Guard has a need for boats. My uncle has built a 32" cabin cruiser just before the war. It took little time for the Coast Guard to take the boat for patrolling along the Atlantic Coast. The local city of Newburyport, MA is a proud Cost Guard City. Thank you for your service !
  6. Lost an old friend

    I've seen many old friends pass on over the years. Today I heard that my friend Roland , age 93, has left us. We were a welding team working together for many years, but Roland was definitely the more artistic. Roland was a wonderful family man, with 6 children. He will be missed.
  7. Lowell Boat Shop Museum

    Well, my wife has given the OK and my daughter has encouraged me to give it a try. I'm not sure how my legs would handle it, but I think I may do as you suggest. If it doesn't work out, at least I will have tried. Maybe if I can find a stool to rest occasionally. A chance to meet the other volunteers as well.
  8. Take a good look at that photo. It's obviously a manipulated photo. The pinky isn't shown and if you look near the alleged bandaged thumb,.you can see the actual thumb itself.
  9. If Mr Greed "GASS" wins, we all lose. Only big business will be able to afford a TS.
  10. Lowell Boat Shop Museum

    I had a chance today to visit the boat shop, and had the pleasure of meeting Graham McKay, the boat shop manager. He looks exactly like he did in the video. Graham introduced me to one of several woodworker volunteers who help support the museum by building Gifts that are sold to support the shop. The volunteers work at the lower level of the building using wood and tool provided in the shop. I was asked if I would like to become a volunteer. They work on Mondays and Thursdays from 10;00 AM to 3:00 PM. A couple of the projects include planters of different sizes, built to look like the dories,using the copper rivets that are used on the actual boats, breadboards, birdhouses and more. I guess that those who want to be more creative are welcomed to do so, and may work on actual boat repairs if inclined to do so. I also noticed a couple of college students working today, helping to move several boats around, to the river front, and to different parts of the building. Other boat builders working on customer repairs. I didn't get to take any photos because my days commitments. I've got to get the bosses OK for the volunteer work. She seems agreeable to the idea but her health isn't the greatest. All in all, it was a fun day. I joined the museum as a centennial member. This gives me the freedom to visit the museun as I wish, with full access to the building. Also got Graham to visit the patriot woodworker site while I was there.
  11. Happy Birthday Pops! (August 2017)

    Happy birthday Jack. Have a great one. Love the bird houses. It looks like they may be a great idea for relaxation and fun.
  12. 31,419 days today

    You guys are great. Its been a great birthday for me. Now it's time to get back in the shop to see if I remember how to use those tools.
  13. Birthday Salute To...

    Thanks Larry, Chocolate is my favorite so consider them gone. I may save the "D" in birthday for Dave, but he had better get here fast.
  14. Random orbit sander

    I've had my Bosch 5" ROS for many years, and it has been a real work horse. I'd definitely go with Bosch.

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