Around The Coffeepot Ramblings #12: Who The Heck Is Norm Adams?

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Blog entry by William posted 11-07-2010 02:14 AM 1370 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 11-07-2010 02:20 AM

Good One.
Yard Sales are a blast !

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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KTMM (Krunkthemadman)

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#2 posted 11-07-2010 02:51 AM

Norm Adams is my hero, second only to Roy Overhill. I can’t believe you don’t know who they are William….. I can’t believe you passed those planes up man. Those newer Buck bros. planes are better than any of that old vintage Stanley or the Lee Valley stuff.

I better quit with the sarcasm, I think I just heard thunder…....

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#3 posted 11-07-2010 03:28 AM

LOL,LOL,LOL. I love it when I meet someone like that. I just can’t resist having a bit of fun with them. Norm Adams and Roy Overhill, I thought I was going to die laughing.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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David Craig

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#4 posted 11-07-2010 09:37 AM

I didn’t know you were a collector William or I would have offered you some fine used tools previously handled by a guy named David Craig. Never heard of him? Oh you will someday my friend and those awesome Central Machinery and Harbor Freight brand tools will be worth a fortune! I have a set of turning gouges you can have for a mere hundred a piece or 6 for a thousand.

Great story, thanks for sharing!


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#5 posted 11-07-2010 11:05 AM

thank´s William you just made the start of the day even better :—))

Take care

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 11-07-2010 02:37 PM

Great post, William. I think we have all seen that type of sales person before. I see my share of tool salesmen like that and I do think that me being a woman just adds to the mix. When I first started scroll sawing, this one guy was trying to sell me a Delta scroll saw and in telling me how ‘safe’ it was, he shoved his finger into the blade while the saw was on, telling me it wouldn’t cut my fingers. (DUH!) What an ass! His fingers were like leather and he had the saw at a slow speed, but I still thought he was an idiot.

I should have asked him to demo the table saw! ;)


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

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Jamie Speirs

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#7 posted 11-07-2010 02:44 PM

William that has put a smile on my face

Sheila you are cruel. I like that. :)


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#8 posted 11-07-2010 04:03 PM

Sheila, I’ve seen the “safety demonstration” on scroll saws several times. I even tell people that one of the things I like about scroll saws is the fact that in order to cut your finger off you’d probably have to stop have way through the cutting to change the dull blade.
However, a funny happening in my shop was when another scroller was there and we were talking with one of my sons about different aspect of scrolling when I made this statement. The other guy that was there excalimed, “yea, see?” Then he flipped on the antique Craftsman that I used to have sitting beside the bandsaw and stuck his danged finger in it. Now this antique saw used six inch blades instead of the modern five inch. Since they are near impossible to find, I had been instead cutting up bandsaw blades to use in it for rough cutting thick stock. The guy got about an inch deep cut in his thumb and bled all over my shop.


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#9 posted 11-07-2010 04:50 PM

I rather enjoy being a sarcastic @$$ when I run across people who are acting like the south end of a north bound mule. I had to throw in another one for you all though that you may get a laugh out of.
Some time ago I displayed my work at a bike rally here in town, specifically the rocking motorcycle I had built. There was this very young man that came by and looked it over real good. Without asking how it was made, I guess he assumed he already knew it all.
He looked at me and said “That’s some awsomely cool CNC work you got going on there. You seem a little old to be going with that kind of techno stuff though aint you?”
I looked at him and said, “Naw sonny. I just whipped out my trusty old pocket knife and whittled it. I had to have something to do while maw fried the chitlins.”


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#10 posted 11-07-2010 05:23 PM

LOL .. :—))))) ...LOL William two good story´s and both to laugh over
I know the first got heart and in the moment of the accident it ain´t
but still punished becourse he thought he knew it all

take care

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#11 posted 11-07-2010 07:17 PM

William great story. I too like to have fun with these type of people. You just cant help yourself. Did he try to tell you how to turn it on!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry couldnt resist.

-- 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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