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Blog entry by Rustic posted 08-22-2009 03:32 AM 1081 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch


I finaly joined the air tool ranks. I just bought a 3 gal. air compressor with 2 inch brad nailer. Got it from HD for $99.00 on clearance. It is a husky with a regulator on it and storage for all the accessories it came with. I asked the wife if I could buy it because I needed it for the flag cases. I also got some walnut 1×10’s 6 pieces from Quixote. The wood arrived on Wed.

Yesterday I was sent to the hospital w/chest pain and numbness in my left arm. It turned out to be a false alarm. As I say better safe than sorry. I told my supervisor and she said to just switch places with another operator. So I went to an english speaking person and they brought out someone from te office and called the ambulance. I am scheduled for a stress test next week.

Wow what a week this has been.

Pics of wood and compressor to come.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#1 posted 08-22-2009 03:42 AM

congrats on the tools and glad it was a false alarm

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 08-22-2009 03:45 AM

Take it easy man. Hope the tests come out ok.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#3 posted 08-22-2009 04:12 AM

Good luck with your test and hope you get years of enjoyment with the new toy.

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Chris Wright

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#4 posted 08-22-2009 05:09 AM

Glad to hear you’re ok. Congrats on the tool score.

-- "At its best, life is completely unpredictable." - Christopher Walken

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#5 posted 08-22-2009 05:11 AM

The important thing is that you are ok. I work at HD and I always look for the clearance stuff. I have bought alot of tools when the went on clearance. I have thought about posting some of the great deals that pop up but not sure if anyone would be interested. The husky compressor will do you a good job. Like most compressors we just need to make sure we don’t over work it. Take care of yourself.

-- Ed E. " Taking one board at a time "

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#6 posted 08-22-2009 05:25 AM


Sure glad to read that it was only a false alarm. We are praying the stress test shows there are no problems.

Lew and Mimi

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 08-22-2009 03:18 PM

Lew—so am I

Thanks to everyone for your support

Ed by all means post the deals some may need that deal

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 08-22-2009 03:56 PM

rick ;
in this race ,
the only way to win ,
is to arrive in one piece .
pace yourself !

our prayers are with you .

i’ve never known a woodworker in a tux before ,
you are special !

-- 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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#9 posted 08-22-2009 10:50 PM

I don’t work the wood in my tux. The pic was when I was getting ready for a Knight’s of Columbus Color Corps event.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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