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Blog entry by jockmike2 posted 08-25-2007 11:36 PM 1008 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While searching for an owners manual on Portercable/Delta.com website, I came accross this notice of a free 1 month All access to Fine Woodworking magazine.com a lot of neat videos, free plans, information just check it out. I also wanted to let everyone know why I have’nt made anything or been on line much besidess the uroligists thing. The first part of August my wife and family went up to my brothers place a Houghton Lake with plans of a few days of walleye fishing and then after the family left on Monday we were heading to Frankfort for some salmon fishing. We arrived Thursday and the Kids were coming up on Friday with their families. We unloaded the boat once we got there, downriggers, poles, salmon fishing gear mostly, and my wife went to town to pick up supplies. I climbed in the boat to hook up the batteries to the charger, it had been rainning and things were slick. Getting out I slipped, I had on flip flops, and my foot slipped off the fender well and down I went scrubbing my shin on the way down, and landed on my already broken tailbone. Well when my wife returned and stopped cussing me out she took me to Urgent Care where I received 27 stiches in a cut 5 and a half long and 1 and one half wide. It took the Doctor about an hour and a half to close me up using mattress stiches. Well I was told to go home and lay with my leg up and change the dressing 3 X daily or go to the hospital, due to my diabetes. Well at least my family had a good time up north. We ended up coming home early, I had to get my stiches out in 12 days. And I was’nt in shape to fight a 30 lb salmon. When we arrived home and were unloading the boat I fell in my wood pile. I tore a hole in my ear, and landed on a 1 inch branch that landed in my groin. So I ended up swollen and bruised from my crotch to my knee, and almost all the way around my leg, the same leg by the way that I had cut. Well I had to get the stiches out anyway so I went to my family Doctor and after a long deridding about being careful I was given another 2 weeks of staying off the leg or go to hospital due to fear of clotting from the diabetes. So I’m not looking for sympathy, I just wanted everyone to know why I have’nt posted anything and where I’ve been. I should have gone to Mark’s girls babtism. Safer maybe. By the way if you need old parts manuals or parts lists for Portercable/Delta, Black/decker, and other companies go to that website and download any of it for free. I also wanted to congratulate Dick Cain on his 1 year, mine is coming up soon to Dick. And let people know I’m still looking at your projects and commenting as long as my poor butt will let me. Looks like a great time at Mark Decous. Wish I’d been there. God Bless All you Lumberjocks. You rock my world. By the way too my 16” variable speed lathe is kaput model #46-765X in case anyone knows a thing about them. I think its the inverter, the power comes on, the fault light blinks and it won’t run. Any suggestions would help. Of course it’ll be a week or so before I’ll get out there so no rush.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -



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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 08-26-2007 12:05 AM

Mike, It makes me real angry hearing about all of your troubles.

Let’s hope things start turning around in your favor for a change.

Is there a PDF manual for your lathe on the internet? If there is I’d like to look at it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#2 posted 08-26-2007 12:08 AM

Do you want me to send it to you or give you the email address where you can download it? mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 08-26-2007 12:15 AM

Seems like you had a bit of a rough patch Mike.

Get well soon and keep out of trouble.

-- BLOG - http://www.colorfulcanary.com/search/label/Zuki

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#4 posted 08-26-2007 12:26 AM

You can go to the website Portercable/Delta.com and look for manuals/parts. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#5 posted 08-26-2007 12:41 AM

Please take care of your self Mike and I hope your luck improves. I still want to see 4-5 more of those big fish photos…

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#6 posted 08-26-2007 01:03 AM

I got a good one for you Wayne. Check projects. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 08-26-2007 01:59 AM

one good slip deserves another I guess, but geez.. you really should get healthy inbetween your injuries!

Take it easy and focus on taking one step at a time!!

Take care of yourself, my friend

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#8 posted 08-26-2007 02:02 AM

I’ve seen the one you had in projects. I would like you to catch a few more.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#9 posted 08-26-2007 03:00 AM

Sory to hear about your troubles Mike. Take care of yourself.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#10 posted 08-26-2007 03:25 AM

Geez Mike, take it easy on yourself. We need to remember that we aren’t 18 anymore. You need to start doing what I do. I think out almost every motion….strange to have to think about what used to be automatic but it helps keep me from falling.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#11 posted 08-26-2007 03:52 AM

You know Bob, you’re more right than you know. I’ve always been agile and active and never thought about moving before moving. At 57 I guess I’m not 25 anymore. We used to go to Canada and canoe rivers for 80-100 miles and not think anything about it. Climbed mountains, walked trusses, 2 of us walked trusses 100 ft. down a 3 story apartment building that did’nt have a straight wall in it and never think anything of it. You are so right. Plus with the meds I’m on I feel like a clutz. My physical therapist said I lost so much weight so fast that my mind has’nt caught up with the rest of where my body isnt anymore. That makes the most sense to me. thanks Bob, Karson, Wayne, Deb, and Zuki, but I’m almost getting used to it. It’s gotten to be a joke in the family, about me carrying around a roll of paper towel. When my wife got back from town up north, I had used a roll of paper towel trying to get the bleeding stopped, I had severed a lot of major veins in my leg and she said the kitchen looked like I’d butchered a hog. LOL. I’ll live this time. thanks all , mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 08-26-2007 04:00 AM

Hi Mike,
I checked out porter cable. Only owners can look up manuals. Maybe you can go on, & copy & paste the info to LJs.
Here you are: http://www.dewaltservicenet.com/ServiceNet/logon.asp

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#13 posted 08-26-2007 04:05 AM

I can’t tonight Dick but see what I can do tomorrow. Thanks pal. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 08-26-2007 04:22 AM

Big, Mike, you need some words of comfort and consolation. I like these from Psalm 55:

”My insides are turned inside out; specters of death have me down. I shake with fear, I shudder from head to foot. “Who will give me wings,” I ask— “wings like a dove?” Get me out of here on dove wings; I want some peace and quiet. I want a walk in the country, I want a cabin in the woods. I’m desperate for a change from rage and stormy weather.

Pile your troubles on God’s shoulders— he’ll carry your load, he’ll help you out. He’ll never let good people topple into ruin.”

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://www.dpb-photos.com/

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#15 posted 08-26-2007 04:33 AM

Mike, all I can say is God bless and protect. I know how it feels getting older – I left the 50’s today and turned the big 60! If I’d have known that I would live this long, I would have taken better care of myself :-)). I can remember my Dad telling me, when I was younger – “boy, I wish I was your age and knew what I know now” that never made sense to me – until lately.

Take care of yourself and get back to the sawdust as quick as you can.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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