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  1. 4 points
    Ron Altier

    Blood Donor

    An Arab Sheik was admitted to hospital for heart surgery, but prior to the surgery, the doctors needed to have some of his blood type stored in case there was a need for it. As the gentleman had an extremely rare type of blood that couldn't be found locally, the call went out around the world. Finally a Scotsman was located who had the same rare blood type. After some coaxing, the Scot donated his blood for the Arab. After the surgery the Arab sent the Scotsman a new BMW, a diamond necklace for his wife, and $100,000 US dollars in appreciation for the blood donation. A few months later, the Arab had to undergo a corrective surgery procedure. Once again, his doctor telephoned the Scotsman who this time was more than happy to donate his blood. After the second surgery, the Arab sent the Scotsman a thank-you card and a box of Quality Street chocolates. The Scotsman was shocked that the Arab did not reciprocate his kind gesture as he had anticipated. He then phoned the Arab and asked him: "I thought you would be more generous than that. Last time you sent me a BMW, diamonds and money, but this time you only sent me a lousy thank-you card and crappy box of chocolates?" To this the Arab replied: "Aye, laddie, but I now have Scottish blood in me veins!”
  2. 2 points
    HandyDan

    Sewing Thread Storage

    This is the picture a friend gave as reference as to what she wanted for storing thread spools. What I made for her isn't as crude but is made from recycled materials and is not meant to be a piece of furniture. These are the type of thread spools she uses. 1.5" diameter by 2" tall. So the spools laying in a drawer idea isn't ideal for her. The cabinet is 15" deep and 29 " tall. The cabinet is made from left overs and used materials. The door is from some samples given to me years ago. I was happy to use and be rid of it without having to trash it. I found some cheap drawer slides and made four flat pieces and drilled holes for quarter inch dowels. There are 42 on each and the dowels are 4" long and accommodate two spools each dowel. The cabinet should hold 336 spools of thread double stacked. Hope that will do for her. She didn't specify how many she had other than a lot. The drawers are easily removed to access the back pegs.
  3. 2 points
    Allen Worsham

    Today Is Our First Open House

    My wife Tami and I signed the docs on Thursday to get our house under contract. Today is the first "Open House"! Our Realtor is a very good friend that we have known for close to 35 years and our kids grew up together. So it has been a crazy and hectic time over the past few weeks getting the house ready and doing a couple of yard sales to get rid of as much as possible. We got the 16' Pod loaded with the non-essential stuff and it is in storage locally. When we get out to Kentucky and nail down a new or newer house we will have them ship it to us. So today my wife and I will have to be out of the house by 11:00am so we will be going out to see some old friends that we have not seen for a long time. Here is a link below to the photos that were shot by our Realtor's photographer guy and they are now on the MLS for people to see. The house was all staged using our furniture and personal items as well as a couple of pieces from our Realtor's stash (pillows, blankets, other pieces to match to our stuff and some fake flowers/plants). I hardly recognize my own home. http://tours.tourfactory.com/tours/tour.asp?t=2006035
  4. 1 point
    Ron Altier

    a Wonderful Thing

    When I was in high school, everyone who was going to college had to take a foreign language. My grandson had that requirement too. He had choice I didn't. He took signing. I wish I had that choice. http://www.foxnews.com/travel/2018/06/24/teen-on-alaska-airlines-flight-helps-blind-and-deaf-passenger-traveling-alone-goes-viral.html?intcmp=ob_article_sidebar_video&intcmp=obnetwork
  5. 1 point
    Gerald

    Sewing Thread Storage

    Looks like a winner to me
  6. 1 point
    It Was Al B

    Birthday Wishes

    Just noticed that steamshovel is celebrating a birthday today. Happy 77th Preston. Was the fire department notified about all those candles burning at once ?
  7. 1 point
    PostalTom

    Plane Books

    John, what started me on this train of thought was that I had a nice 8" wide piece of 4/4 cherry that I was trying to flatten. The project was a desk top organizer for my daughter. It had a slight twist, but enough that I didn't want to just run it through the planer. I eventually ripped it, ran the two lengths across my jointer, and edge glued it back together to run across my planer. That worked, of course, but the more I thought about it, the more satisfying it seemed that doing the same thing with a bench plane would have been. You're right, though, I am starting to get more interested in working with hand tools where possible and practical. I don't want to completely unplug, but neither do I want to become like Norm and be a power tool junkie, as he used to describe himself. BTW, the organizer got made. I am just waiting for my daughter to remember where we live, and come and get it. @schnewj and @kmealy, thanks for suggestions. I had seen them in my research, and now that people I respect have recommended them, I will definitely try to check them out. @steven newman, I would love to visit you and pick your brain, but I don't know where you are, and your profile page doesn't say. At least, if it does, I missed it. In any case, if you aren't in or near to Kansas, I probably wouldn't be heading your direction. Thanks for the offer. @Smallpatch, I understand your meaning about experimenting. That may be my next step, getting some less than perfect boards, that I am willing to sacrifice, from one of the borgs and practicing. I was hoping to get reference materials so that I could make progress, and not just shavings. Thanks all. I appreciate the input.
  8. 1 point
    Stick486

    Sewing Thread Storage

    as an after thought... I hope it is counterbalanced or mounted so that it doesn't tip over if all of the drawers are pulled out at once... never can tell..
  9. 1 point
    Nope, not a linguist. But, after a few Scotches, I do talk funny.
  10. 1 point
    steven newman

    New Project. On a Deadline.

    have to wait until next weekend on the Pine. Decided to try and resaw some scraps into a fancy-schancy box... Did NOT go well...got to the point I even tried this thing out.. Was too much like work. Turns out the lower (drive) wheel on the bandsaw needs new bearings.....IF I can get the old ones out. And IF I can even find the new ones... Well, today, decided to clean the scraps up....with a #5 and a #4 plane.. Mix of Ash, Maple, Oak, and Cherry....had to build a jig to hold things still had one more piece of Cherry.. Was a tad long. so it was cut into two roughly the same length halves, then a try at ripping them, to see if a thin strip could be done.. Seems to be burning just one side of the cut? I have some 1/4" panels I can put to use.. And a larger panel I can get a lid out of.. Have already ripped along the glue line....may turn the lighter one into a side panel? I also swept the floor, again.. Well, the can WAS empty, before all this happened, today. Closed up shop for the day, after I dug up the model number on the bandsaw No. 113.27350.....Emerson built, 12" Craftsman Bandsaw. NO...buying a new saw is NOT an option right now. Will see IF I can get the old bearings out, find out what they are, and find a place that sells them..locally. Maybe by the time the Pine gets here, I will be ready for it? Stay tuned...
  11. 1 point
    Stick486

    Sewing Thread Storage

    great execution...
  12. 1 point
    Dadio

    Leigh D4 Jig

    For Shame! You jest about a piece of paper of the highest accomplishment . PHD= Pretty Hard to Discern how to use that jig.
  13. 1 point
    HandyDan

    Vw Camping Trailer

    Found this on another site. Thought it is cool as all get out.
  14. 1 point
    p_toad

    Birthday Wishes

    Many happy returns of your birthday (no, don't do 77 again; it's awkward. )
  15. 1 point
    Gene Howe

    Deleted

    IIRC, I had 9 ounces (3 drinks) of Scotch and one or two bottles of beer on the whole trip. My Scotch bottle came home over 3/4 full. Never got baked. Not even browned. Now, this upcoming trip to the Branson (Phyl's)family reunion will likely be another story. They drink LOTS of beer. With a good German name like Sudkamp, that's the norm. I'll likely get toasty.
  16. 1 point
    HandyDan

    Birthday Wishes

    Cheers to many more!
  17. 1 point
    Stick486

    Birthday Wishes

    HOLY SMOKE!!! there Preston.... Happy Birthday dude...
  18. 1 point
    Ron Altier

    Season Ticket

    It’s Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final, and a man makes his way to his seat right at center ice. He sits down, noticing that the seat next to him is empty. He leans over and asks his neighbor if someone will be sitting there. “No” says the neighbor. “The seat is empty.” “This is incredible,” said the man. “Who in their right mind would have a seat like this for the Stanley Cup and not use it?” The neighbor says, “Well, actually, the seat belongs to me. I was supposed to come with my wife, but she passed away. This is the first Stanley Cup we haven’t been to together since we got married.” “Oh, I’m so sorry to hear that. That’s terrible… But couldn’t you find someone else, a friend or relative, or even a neighbor to take the seat?” The man shakes his head. “No,” he says. “They’re all at the funeral.”
  19. 0 points
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