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Blog entry by rivergirl posted 12-29-2010 09:45 PM 1257 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

GI will take this opportunity to thank my dear friend David for a lovely lovely lovely Christmas gift. David has sent me a Ryobi jigsaw- to help me along in my woodworking struggles. This lovely newfangled device will replace? Or just push aside the VERY ANCIENT craftsman jigsaw that my sister found in the trash in Las Vegas and gave to me. So I am terribly excited and very grateful to my friend! Hugs and kisses to you David! Now I am going to pack up a little box to send to David to show my unending gratitude. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."



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terrilynne

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#1 posted 12-29-2010 09:52 PM

So cool!!! I love this place! Have fun with your new tool.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 12-29-2010 09:54 PM

Kelly,
that is great.
I hope you get lots of use out of it.

Jamie

-- 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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GaryL

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#3 posted 12-29-2010 09:55 PM

Aren’t you the lucky girl. Very nice gesture David.
Did he include the lifetime supply of blades? lol

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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patron

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#4 posted 12-29-2010 09:57 PM

i hope you like it

seems i remember reading here somewhere
your jigsaw
and palm sander
both took a dive on you

this one i got at HD in calif
as i forgot to pack my bosch for that work

i’ll send the manual when i find it
i did tape the laser
it made seeing the line very hard (?)
but the little light on it does a nice job by itself

the little lever on the side makes the blade
go up and down (fine cut)
or tilts it forward (rough cut and faster)

enjoy

-- 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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ellen35

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#5 posted 12-29-2010 10:29 PM

Kelly,
What a wonderful gesture! Now we’ll see more of your fine work!
David, well, what can anyone say… he is just “the man”!!!
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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dfdye

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#6 posted 12-29-2010 10:40 PM

Nice! Always good to see unused tools go to good homes. I am still using the $30 Skill jigsaw I got many years ago, and it cuts like a champ with the right blades. This Ryobi will undoubtedly be great if you keep good, sharp blades in it. Have fun!

-- David from Indiana --

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Dennisgrosen

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#7 posted 12-29-2010 10:40 PM

what an fanstastic gesture of you David one more time you show us
what great place Lumber Jock is and how the rest of the world cuold learn from it
you never stop amazing me with your kindness

congrat´s kelly with your new toy :-)
but remember not to get too lazy now you have yourself an electronkiller device in the house…..LOL

take care both of you
Dennis

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rivergirl

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#8 posted 12-29-2010 11:08 PM

David, the manual was with the saw. :) I can’t wait to try it out. :) HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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patron

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#9 posted 12-29-2010 11:17 PM

the manual was with the saw

well no wonder
i couldn’t find it

enjoy !

-- 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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canadianchips

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#10 posted 12-29-2010 11:44 PM

Big Hurray for Patron and Rivergirl.
Nice to hear about things like this !

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

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 12-30-2010 12:55 AM

Kelly, this makes my heart do a great big somersault and maybe even a cartwheel or two. :) I love it.

David, I have figured out that Kelly is sort of like a dear little sister that I never knew that I had sooooooo anyone who does something kind for my dear little sister goes a long way towards becoming more like a brother to me. :) So I also say thanks from the bottom of my heart as well for helping her. However, you were already on your way to becoming much like a brother to me as well whether you know it or not. All Kelly needs is a few good tools and no telling what she will do or make because she has the desire and plenty of spunk. God bless you, David.

Kelly, you just keep on rolling along like you’re going and you’ll get there, little sister. I guarantee it and I hope that you and Len and the rest of your clan had a wonderful Christmas. :)

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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rivergirl

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#12 posted 12-30-2010 01:38 AM

Thank you so much for the kind words Charles. You are a sweetie! :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#13 posted 12-30-2010 02:57 AM

Such a wonderful surprise! People here are incredible! I am so happy for you, Kelly! It is so good to see that there are wonderful and caring people like David and so many others here on this site! What a great way to start out the new year! YAY!!! :D

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

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ND2ELK

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#14 posted 12-30-2010 06:00 AM

And here I thought there was no Santa Claus. I never knew his first name was David. Your something else buddy.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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tdv

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#15 posted 12-30-2010 10:55 PM

What a guy that was a fine gesture David & well received Kelly it’s things like this that make the world go round
God bless you
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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