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Artie last won the day on January 17

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About Artie

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  • Birthday 03/11/1960


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    Pepperell, Ma
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    The clock of life is wound but once.

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  1. Artie

    Track Saw

    First, thank you everyone for the replies, and opinions. Considering the process of mounting the plate to the saw, it made sense to me to buy a saw, and dedicate it to that purpose. My sister dropped off a $50 HD gift card for a belated B-day present, and putting it to a saw, so I can start using the Trac system, furthers my small work shop capabilities. Last week the Missus and my sister saw an idea online they liked. It required 2 pieces of 3/4 plywood, 55 inches by 19 inches. I went to HD and bought a full sized sheet of 3/4 ply and had them cut it in half, lengthwise. I drive a Honda Fit hatchback, and the plywood fits in the car, and I can close the hatch. The little half a car is very useful. I cut the two half’s down to the size the ladies wanted, but with all the set up on the Shopsmith it took a while. If I had the Trac system set up I believe it would have been much faster. By the way, cutting that plywood has been the only woodworking I’ve done since I cut the dragonfly on the scroll saw 6 weeks ago. HD has a Makita saw, under $150, a lot of great reviews, that I’m thinking of setting up for the system. I have two battery operated Rigid circular saws, and one corded one. Now I don’t do enough woodworking to be able to claim I need this, but I do like increasing my meager capabilities. Some times with the systems that work for all brands, some brands do seem a better fit than others, some worse. Thought I would ask opinions from those I trust, Thank you.
  2. Artie

    Track Saw

    Hi, just looking for opinions here. When I bought my Shopsmith for my tiny basement, I also bought a True-trac track saw system. With their system you attach the plate to the circular saw. I’m thinking of getting a circular saw (corded), and dedicating it to this purpose. In my current status, it would not get used very often, but I would want it work well, when needed. Just looking to see if anyone else has used this, or similar, and has some recommendations/do’s/don’ts. Thank you, Artie
  3. Artie

    Happy Birthday Herb!

    Happy B-Day!!
  4. Artie

    'Off 90'

    I can’t define where the line is between craftsman, and artist, but you’ve certainly crossed it. I enjoyed the interview very much! Kudos.
  5. Artie

    Haven't Posted In A While.

    You bee awesome! Lolol
  6. Artie

    It's Hard To Help Some Folks.

    My model and serial number qualify,they are sending me a box. Thanks for posting this.
  7. Artie

    It's Hard To Help Some Folks.

    I have one, in pieces, on my bench. I may have to make it a priority to re-assemble it, and look into this recall. Thanks for the info.
  8. Artie

    Login, Navigation And Access Issues.

    Well I was able to log on like nothing changed.
  9. Artie

    Useless conversation and other drivel...

    The snake through the thumb thing was 29 years ago, my only real issue was when the nurse took my thumb and straightened it out on me, with no warning. I’m pretty sure they heard my screams outside. Workmans comp paid for the E-room visit (and tetanus shot). Sorry if I didn’t make it clear that this was in my youth. I was just trying to point out the benefits of electrical tape over duct tape LOL. Plus I always had a supply of electrical tape, duct tape always seems to disappear so quickly. This was during the heyday of the real estate boom here in Mass. I remember I got home at 6:00, slept for two hours and had to be onsite at the OTHER job I was running in North Andover. As long as I was there, and the company van was in the parking lot, everyone was happy. I’m fairly certain that was their longest work day of my life.
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    Useless conversation and other drivel...

    Peculiar to my trade, we use electrical tape. It has the advantage of being able to be applied, stretched out, so it constricts on the cut, sealing it. Of course an hour or so later, lots of blue color, and throbbing. That’s when I take the tape off, and apply another layer, that I don’t stretch out when applying. Managed to work all night at Faneuil hall, after pulling a snake through the base of my thumb with this field medicine. Hit the emergency room at 5 am, on the way home, got 6 stitches and an EARFULL from the nurse. Tried to explain about construction deadlines, but she would n’t hear of it. Ahhh to be 29 again. (Actually I wouldn’t mind the 20’th anniversary, of 29, again).
  11. Artie

    Sewing Cabinet

    Glad my wife’s doesn’t read this forum, or I’d have a project to do! Very nice.
  12. Artie

    Familiar Faces

    Yup, kinda hard not to believe they truly were the Greatest Generation.
  13. Artie

    Someone In Oregon Has A Birthday Today And.

    Happy B-Day!
  14. Artie

    The Date For The TPW Gathering Is

    I would have to reluctantly rule myself out for a gathering this summer, but pictures would be real cool.

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