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I just got a FaceBook notice from my older daughter, “Be on the lookout for a large gift from Grizzly arriving at your house.” I have no idea what it might be.
-- John from Hampstead
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#1 posted 08-18-2011 02:06 PM
Whatever it is, it’s going to be fun!
-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog
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#2 posted 08-18-2011 02:18 PM
adams or bear?
-- StevieP ~ Micheal Tompkins - you were not here on earth long but left a giant mark on us. RIP Brother
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#3 posted 08-18-2011 04:48 PM
ahh yes..grizzly Adams or grizzly bear which ever it is will raise your hair, the joy of a gift will be coming to you, in the mean time it leaves you wondering what to do…make room for something as big as a bear and think with excitement of when it will be there…..........grizz
-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']
#4 posted 08-18-2011 04:52 PM
well john, it seems your daughter has a lot of love for her dad, and you will soon be working with a new tool…what a exciting thought, not knowing what it is…have not heard much from you , i hope all is well in your new home and the new shop, have you found some lovely fishing holes to enjoy, i bet there just has to be some trout on your freezer by now….hope so anyway….....cant wait to see what happens here…regards…grizz
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#5 posted 08-19-2011 05:56 AM
Thats a facebook virus going around…...no gift.....Just kidding. Can you get your daughter to talk to mine?
-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.net
#6 posted 08-20-2011 01:25 PM
IT’S A BANDSAW!!!!
Grizzly called yesterday to schedule delivery, but I wasn’t smart enough to ask the model number. I’ll be happy with almost any Grizzly model.
I am so excited about it! Perhaps I should have an extra pair of pants on hand. They estimate delivery Thursday or Friday.
I’ve never used a bandsaw, so time to get some books, videos, and/or online instruction. Suggestions??? I do know this will be a whole lot safer than using my chain saw to trim turning blanks.
Seems UPS will be using a tracker-trailer to delivery and they won’t drive up the driveway, so getting it into the workshop and set up is going to be an interesting project. I’ll document and share the process.
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#7 posted 08-20-2011 01:44 PM
Well whatever it is I’ll bet it’s gonna be good.
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
#8 posted 08-20-2011 01:48 PM
Oh, I forgot to respond.
Yes, I am very lucky. I had to raise my daughters alone after their mother died of brain cancer. They were 8 and 12 at the time. I did not always use the best judgment in raising them, but then we never get a “How to” book for those situations. I did make sure they knew they were loved, and that I was trying my best. They both completed college, have very good jobs, successful marriages, and are very caring and loving mothers.
Grizz, life has been good here in western North Carolina. Would you believe I have yet to go fly fishing. I did get my gear in the truck a couple of times, but one thing or another got in the way. I still need to work so time needs to be allocated between that, normal home owner stuff, and the workshop. Finding time to fish was easier in New Hampshire where the canoe and pond were in the front yard, and I could catch my limit within 30-45 minutes while having my morning coffee.
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#9 posted 08-22-2011 09:45 PM
Delightful! Quick! make something and post pictures :-)
Ok ok, you have to get it first, I understand.
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