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  1. Looking good! Love the Slate/Gray ones!
  2. We get the boys from Ft. Rucker over here. They've been flying so low, I thought about putting up a sign that says "If you can read this.....GET OFF MY LAWN!"
  3. Awesome!! This thing actually runs like a top. It's in excellent shape aside from some cosmetic issues. The tires are gonna need changing, but they aren't too bad. Nothing is seized or rusted up. A wire brush and some elbow grease has done wonders. A new blade and a couple of Alex Snodgrass videos has me making some decent cuts. I have learned that I have a lot more to learn.
  4. I suppose this is the right sub-forum. A friend of mine called to tell me he had a bandsaw that had to go and asked if I could use it. One of those "I got it from my dad years ago and it never has worked" sort of thing that usually means "I've never used it and the wife wants it gone". Well, after the liberal use of some electrical cleaner on the contacts, the thing fires up and runs. Now to see if it is worth restoring. I may need some help trying to find parts. I know the blade guard at the back is broken and I can't seem to find one online. Serial n
  5. The old "I got it from my dad years ago and it never has worked" kinda thing. Usually means "I've never used it and the wife wants it gone."
  6. Had to drive all the way to Mississippi to get it, but a free bandsaw is worth the trip. Now, to evaluate and possibly restore this thing!! BTW, a quick cleaning of the contacts with some electrical cleaner got it working!! Rockwell Model 14 circa 1982:
  7. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Get to feeling better soon!!
  8. "Some of my friends are for this issue while some of my friends are against this issue. As for me, I stand with my friends!" -----Any Politician
  9. I suspect miniature wormholes or quantum movement is responsible. A lot of quantum physics problems could probably be solved in the shop.
  10. Swapping between my regular glasses and safety glasses doubles the effect!
  11. I don't think I could count that high, even if i took my shoes off.
  12. Shoppiness doesn't respect state boundaries. We are EVERYWHERE!
  13. That is my constant state of shop awareness!!
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