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Grandpadave52

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    Tabs on the Weather...

    Today's AM rain came early mid afternoon yesterday; still in the same month so forecast was right on Current equal amount of clouds & sunshine; 88o with 72% RH giving an adjusted feel of 95o... One might say it's hot & sticky
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    Cutting Dowels in Bulk

    Awesome idea Dan. Thanks for the thread.
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    the Pitfall of Retirement

    I really liked most all aspects of my job except the travel became tiring...it was the people who wanted to toss you ( or anyone) under the bus to advance their careers and all of the politics I detested.
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    Tabs on the Weather...

    Low 90's today with plenty of humidity pushing a heat index around 105o. T-storms in forecast late tonight through Monday.
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    Old Tools

    Very cool...First time I recall seeing the hammer set complete. Yours appears in excellent condition.
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    Swivel Bar Stools - Production

    Excellent design, execution and craftsmanship Dan. Those are some really classy, high-end looking stools.
  7. Kiddo's are gone for about a week with their dad so chauffeur service is on hold; I have about 3 hours of work left to do on the front mount mower then start mowing. I'd planned to go to town today to pick up oil, filter, couple of belts and new battery for the mower...got all the recycling loaded into the truck...hit the key, it cranked for a couple seconds, then slowed down and pssst...battery is shot. It is Friday the 13th for sure. Battery was an Autozone Gold---5 year battery...it's 5th year anniversary was April 7th...so will get (2) batteries tomorrow at Advance Auto. Remainder of the weekend will be determined how well things go tomorrow and the weather. I do have a fan motor capacitor/starter to install in our 18" high-velocity, oscillating fan...never thought I would find one anywhere...ordered it on eBay (from FanMotorControls, Texas) Monday mid morning; wasn't due to arrive until Tuesday...was in the mail box this morning.
  8. Pictures Pleeeeze...I've got an old base I plan to do something similar to...It needs sandblasted and painted first...
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    Dollar Store Hanging Solar Light Idea

    Very cool idea Ron. Thanks for sharing it here. BTW, once you get everything lit up at night, we'll need to see pics of that.
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    Almost Got To Review a Tool I Wanted Nothing To Do With

    Glad you both are OK Patch...windshields (and underwear) can be changed...injuries not always so much. I assume they didn't let you keep the drill either?
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    More Old Tools

    Love seeing these! Awesome set of old Starrett mics and the inside mic set being Lufkin is pretty rare. It's been a long time since I've sen a slide rule & a Post no less along with all the 3 sided drafting/engineers rule. Very cool... I love old tools and I cannot lie. EDIT add: Oh...I just went back and saw the old adjustable feed grease pencil---I've got one of those...suppose you can still get re-fills?
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    the Pitfall of Retirement

    True story: I've been having nightmares the past few nights. I've been dreaming I was back at my old job before I retired...same old issues...same stress...I literally have been waking up in a cold sweat. Gotta' change what I'm eating before bed-time...Wouldn't think it was the recent change-over to gummies fiber vs tablets but come to think of it, that's about the time this began....hmmmm...thanks guys for helping me through that.
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    Another Anniversary

    Congratulations to you both Al. A celebration well worth making note of. Hope you both had a great day and an enjoyable time out with your "surf & turf." Lucky for you you're in the midst for fresh lobster. Wishing you both many more full & happy years ahead.
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    Coffee and Honey

    we know this though...
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    Coffee and Honey

    Grew up drinking straight-up, STRONG black...my dad made all the coffee; if there weren't grounds in the bottom of the pot (later carafe) and some it your cup it was too weak. That consumption practice remained until 3-4 years ago; now I use a shot of White Chocolate/ Raspberry creamer most days...seems to help with the acid, but have to be careful not to over do because it does contain some sugars. @John Morris...take a look at Agave Nectar too. my wife drinks hot tea more so in the winter and uses Agave vs Honey. She still enjoys her Peanut Butter & honey on toast though. https://www.healthline.com/health/food-nutrition/agave-nectar-vs-honey
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    Tips Forum

    Many thanks John...hopefully a great addition... We're (I'm) committed to the agreeing to add sufficient tags for each new thread.
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    Tabs on the Weather...

    ...but where have all the graveyards gone?... maybe, your answer is also blowing in the wind my friend...
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    Tabs on the Weather...

    ....maybe, your answer my friend is blowing in the wind...
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    Clinometer

    Thanks Gene...I looked...when you downloaded it, it didn't install on my phone so I will. Were you wearing your aluminum foil hat? Maybe that's why it went else where? Never thought to check for a Clinometer app. Looked at some for calculating board feet, but most of the reviews weren't so hot. Good post!
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    Great Workmanship!

    Conceals it's a secret door panel that swings in. Apparently slow service too.
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    Dewalt 12' Sliding Miter Saw Sale

    Just now saw it and yes it's "SNORK!!!" worthy
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    Tabs on the Weather...

    84o right now...headed to ~90o but the humidity is still pretty LOW at ONLY 66%. Nice breeze from the East...so far a very comfortable day. Heat with plenty of humidity to return tomorrow... Weekend looks to be miserable with heat indices from 100o-105o again.
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    Something From First Monday Shopping

    Would it be that screwdriver you left stuck just above them?
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    Lowe's Snags Craftsman Tools

    Me too Bill...I worked in the store room/shipping/receiving/packaging/picking/floor stocking/price labeling etc. part-time at our local J.C. Penny's during my Junior & Senior years of High School. They were one of the anchor stores (Montgomery-Wards being the other) of our old in-door mall that seemingly every county seat starting building in the mid 1960's to 70's. Penny's had moved from their long term downtown location. I made slightly above minimum wage at the time (a whopping $1.70/hour), but I really did enjoy the job and experience. It was my first actual job not working for my dad in his business (which I continued to do at the time), or being a part-time farm hand and my lawn mowing business. We actually had a pretty fair size store for a county just under 30k at that time....hardware section included typical hardware items, plus paint, a full line of tools, L&G equipment...the works. The store also had a large catalog order/pick-up area too. There were plenty of seasonal items also. At Christmas time, we (store-room folks) set-up a dedicated area for Christmas trees (mainly the old aluminum foil type with the revolving read, blue green. yellow light stand), lights, ornaments and naturally all the new toys for that year. I seemed to get-reassigned to the catalog area store-room during big seasonal sales particularly Christmas doing the picking, carry-out, loading etc. for the customers. (even received tips on occasion; learned a life lesson not to humbly refuse to accept tips from well-meaning folks who wanted to be generous especially at Christmas). When we were really short handed or the lines became excessively long, the managers asked me to help at the catalog pick-up counter and ringing up sales. I even was asked to do gift wrapping quite frequently which I became pretty proficient at doing. Our location also had a J.C. Penny Automotive Center...separate building and all. It was full-service oil/filters, tires, exhaust, brakes, tune-ups, accessories etc. About 1x/quarter, I would get an extra assignment to the store-room there to clean-up, reorganize etc. It typically was on a Saturday &/or Sunday...usually received time & half pay since it was beyond my scheduled work hours; we often rented a van and transferred items from there to an off-site location Penny's leased. I must have done OK, because the Store Manager sat down with me a couple times and asked me to consider staying on after I graduated and even suggested I had a future with the company. Retail sales & marketing just wasn't my thing...when I told him my passion was cars and engines and that's what I intended to pursue, he thought I should consider a career within their Automotive Service Centers...glad I went a different path...the Auto Center was the first thing to close long before the retail center closed. Thanks Bill...you brought back some good memories I had forgotten mis-placed.

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