Tools #3: Happy Birthday To Me (Tool Gloat)

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Blog entry by William posted 09-14-2010 12:08 AM 1123 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 09-14-2010 01:02 AM

Happy Birthday!

Nice gloat!

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#2 posted 09-14-2010 01:15 AM

Happy B’day and I feel for you with the back…(been there done that!). On those days, I use my trusty old lifting belt and pull it an extra bit tight…especially on the road when the truck gets to bucking…for me it all comes from too many years framing, digging, concrete finishing, hanging doors, windows, siding….. and other back annoying building tasks.

The best birthday gift is when the back doesn’t hurt for the whole day… is like winning the lottery…LOL

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#3 posted 09-14-2010 01:26 AM

Happy birthday, William!

I am really sorry that your back is hurting you so much. That really stinks. It is good you got to spend some time with your boys though. And you got some cool new stuff. I use to not celebrate my birthday and just try to let it slide by, but now I feel like it is another excuse to be happy and have fun! Look around you at your family and wife and all the other things you have to be happy about and focus on that. When I used to complain about another birthday, my friend used to say “consider the alternative” :)

I hope you have a great evening and thanks for sharing your story of your finds with us!


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#4 posted 09-14-2010 02:00 AM

WSilliam, happy birthday even with your back. Nice gloat. Love the light.

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#5 posted 09-14-2010 03:45 AM

Happy Birthday William, Hope you have many more!

I know about back pain and they are no fun, I generally have pain in the am and mostly I take it easy till around noon at which time I head into the shop for the afternoon and maybe into the evening depending on how my back feels. Some days I don’t even make it into the shop.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#6 posted 09-14-2010 04:35 AM

William that harbor freight is only 20 miles from my house and i have never seen the blade sharpener. Please let us know how it works out. Great stuff for b day. Mine is Friday and i to am taking the day off and doing shop maintenance..

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#7 posted 09-14-2010 05:23 AM

Happy Birthday, nice tool gloat. Sorry about the back. If you haven’t found one already, find a physical therapist that is McKenzie certified in back pain. You can use the website to find certified people in your area. The McKenzie method is pretty impressive with its success rate.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 09-14-2010 09:19 AM

Happy B’day
See – you couldn’t go into the workshop anyway! You had way too much to do!!!!!! :-)
Congrats on your pick up.

-- Theresa,

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#9 posted 09-14-2010 08:34 PM

happy B-day William :-)

niiice lamp your brother had find to you, those type of lamps are simply genial to have
around workplaces and officetables

about sharpening your planerknifes or the jointers knifes take a look at theese tree links

I´m pretty sure they cuold help you a long way in the isue
of spare some money either you buy new or send them out of house for sharpening

take care

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#10 posted 09-14-2010 10:42 PM

Happy Birthday William!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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