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Blog entry by Rick posted 1595 days ago 7144 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thank You to All Of The Members who chose to make “Comments”.

Unfortunately “Someone” Chose To Hack It Off.

Regards: Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.



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Dark_Lightning

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#1 posted 1595 days ago

Heh, I used to be a Counselor for this Merit Badge when I was a Scout leader. Plumbing (which I also counseled for) was more fun! Can you imagine an 11 year-old with a propane torch, soldering copper pipe? Under CLOSE adult supervision, as you can imagine. They do pretty well, actually.

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Shopsmithtom

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#2 posted 1595 days ago

Boy, that brings back memories. I’ll bet 95% of all woodworkers haven’t done all that stuff.

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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skeeter

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#3 posted 1595 days ago

Yeah I havn’t repaired any wooden toys for any underprivaledged kids lately. I’m not a good Tenderfoot am I?

-- My philosophy: Somewhere between Norm and Roy

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nmkidd

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#4 posted 1593 days ago

Can’t answer all without a little research…....good project for the boys…....when I was a pack leader….we did bird houses with the boys…..all hand tools…...most came out really good…..nothin’ better then watchin’ the younguns
create something with their hands!!

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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MyFathersSon

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#5 posted 1547 days ago

I understand the world has changed a lot since the days of Baden-Powell and Boyce and the changes come faster every generation. I know that Scouts have had to adapt and evolve to remain relevant.
But it is GREAT to see that some emphasis is still given to self-reliance and ‘traditional’ skills.
Thanks for the inspiring reminder.
And no—I couldn’t answer all of those questions—espcially regarding wood species – without some research.
And I will be the first to admit that as being a weakness. Glad to see the requirements are so thorough.

-- Those who insist it can't be done - should politely refrain from interrupting those who are doing it.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1547 days ago

I hope I could

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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