Building the shop #2: The beginning...

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Blog entry by MrMeasureTwice posted 11-27-2011 12:39 AM 1338 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Good day fellow dusty chippers,
Short entry here – thought you’d like to see what I started with in the garage – the big mess… The picture is midstream in moving stuff around to find stuff to throw away and give away. Since the beginning of the big purge, I’ve made 6 trips to Salvation Army (so far), put countless objects on the end of the driveway with FREE signs on them and furnished 1/2 of house for the new family across the street. OK, may 1/3… seriously, a LOT of unused and even brand new furniture is now in use across the street.

The covered car on the left is under a tree that weeps sap all the time, so we had to cover it.

Wanna see the car? OK….

As you can see, I have another love – cars. Also restoring a 1967 Ford Ranchero 500XL that I picked up for $700 for my son and we had it running in 3 weeks.

OK, gotta go pickup a scroll saw… and a ShopSmith (my second one) and some router bits too.


-- -- Jim “Mr. Measure Twice” Marchetti --

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#1 posted 11-27-2011 01:31 AM

nice wheels you drive :-)
and great you cuold help others with furniture


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#2 posted 11-27-2011 01:48 AM

it is good you are building a shop
and are helping those in need too

if it comes to it
with things left at the curb
there was a post here awhile ago
about giving away a refrigerator
it sat at the curb for two days
with a ‘free’ sign on it
one evening the guy changed it to $50

it was gone the next morning ! lol

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 11-27-2011 06:49 AM

@Dennis – thanks – it’s my wife’s daily driver!!! Crazy, huh??

@Patron – I gotta remember that trick… :-)

-- -- Jim “Mr. Measure Twice” Marchetti --

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#4 posted 11-27-2011 11:02 PM

:-) naa not realy I know a few lovely women that can drive in circels around every
J…A.. that cross them …. even the proff drivers have great respect for them on the racing track
they know the womens don´t surrender and don´t want any mercy from the other drivers
but the funny part about them is they allways look like they are on there way to a fine dinning party all dressed up
and when they stop to help a guy in need for a mecanic help no one is more jawdropping than that guy :-)
yes they have made there own racing cars too but is real lady´s from toe to top :-)


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