You can’t imagine my surprise when I went to my mailbox today and saw the beautiful, personalized, form letter from Handyman Club of America today, notifying me that I was nominated to join their club. I was told that I was being recognized for my outstanding work and that this was the equivalent of belonging to the woodworking hall of fame! And if I want to be a member for life, all I have to pay is a measly few hundred dollars and my membership would include a set of no name tools. Th...
What is Celibacy? Celibacy can be a choice in life, or a condition imposed bycircumstances. While attending a Marriage Weekend, Walter and his wife,Ann, listened tothe instructor declare, ‘It is essential that husbandsand wives know thethings that are important to each other..” He then addressed the men, ‘Can you name and describe your wife’s favorite flower?’ Walter leaned over, touched Ann’s arm gently, and whispered, ‘Gold Medal-A...
Ahhh, the holiday season is over and work can continue at a more normal pace (whatever that is) and I can’t help but reflect on a dilemma I run into every holiday and gift giving event day…the subject of clothes. I get a request every now and again for a list of items I need for birthdays and holidays. Of course the answer is always “tools” and the requester will receive catalogs and links to online resources with the items I have on my “to buy” list clearl...
321 days ago Martin announced that we had reached a membership of 8000. At that time I predicated that by the end of the year we would reach 15,000. As you cans see by Martins announcement earlier My calculations were were at least a day to a day & a half off. I really do have to apologize for my computation error.Congratulations to Martin and this fine site.
It seems that every year we get a cold snap here in the San Francisco Bay Area, and I always like to take that opportunity do do something that I do not often get to do: complain about the weather!
Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday seasons, so I thought I would whip up a little video bit in the wake of the Thanksgiving feast to wish everyone a happy holiday season. Here is the video
I really like my local hardware store… Stoneway Hardware. First, the people who work there are VERY nice. One happened to go to school with my husband about 12 years ago. Another girl is super sweet. And the owner took a few minutes to personally visit with me when I mentioned at the checkout that they were going to be seeing a lot of my business in the future. I picked up a wide selection of regular ol’ sandpaper, honing oil, Howard Feed-N-Wax (Beeswax and Orange Oil), steel w...
A senior moment … at 48? David McClure teaches science and coaches at Faubion Middle School in McKinney . He is also a Teacher Voices volunteer columnist. $5.37. That’s what the kid behind the counter at Taco Bueno said to me. I dug into my pocket and pulled out some lint and two dimes and something that used to be a Jolly Rancher. Having already handed the kid a five-spot, I started to head back out to the truck to grab some change when the kid with the Emo hairdo said t...
Hey there LJ’s! I haven’t been very active here in a while, life seems to have gotten in the way of my shop time for several months now. However, I haven’t forgotten about this wonderful community and when I saw this great new product from DeWalt I KNEW I had to share it with all my Lumberjock friends. If any of you have this already, let us know how it works! :-) New Nail Gun, made by DeWALTIt can drive a 16-D nail through a 2 X 4 at 200 yards. This makes c...
FOR OUR HEALTH **WE ALL NEED A LAUGH OR AT LEAST A CHUCKLE ........OR A NEW JOB…!!!!... Did I read that sign right? ‘TOILET OUT OF ORDER. PLEASE USE FLOOR BELOW’ In a Laundromat: ‘AUTOMATIC WASHING MACHINES: PLEASE REMOVE ALL YOUR CLOTHES WHEN THE LIGHT GOES OUT’ In a London department store: ‘BARGAIN BASEMENT UPSTAIRS’ In an office: ‘WOULD THE PERSON WHO ...
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