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what i've been doing #24: What a great easter weekend!

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Blog entry by Dave posted 04-09-2012 10:21 PM 3598 reads 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The week end started with me filling my wife’s order for four more picture frames. From scratch and 2 ten foot 2/4. I got it done.

That is done and they are hanging in the living room.
Then a package came from a fellow LJ, Paul David Soto.
It seems he had been to Japan and had some inspiration.

Another package came and a Ohio tongue and groove plane was in it. Its missing one iron but with time I should be able to find one.

I needed some nails from the big orange box. I like to take concrete nails and heat the heads cherry red. Then wack em to a square end. While I was getting the nails they had a box of nails right next to them and I had to get some. They only had them in 8 penny.

Then anothe package came. This one was from eBay and I had a few eBay bucks built up. I bid and won. With shipping I got them for $.62.
Irwin bits

My prize for the Stumpy Nubs Tuba-four contest came.
A book, bumper sticker and an autographed picture of the Stumps.

The picture holds a spot on the shop wall.

Then the best package of all. I got this from eBay for a grand total of $27.00
The list of tools

Stanley

~Job Master Ball pein

~#62 SW marking Gauge

~9 1/2 block plane

~110 body

~#122 12” rule

~#364 torpedo level

~#117 scratch awl

~#25 bevel gauge

~8” square

~4” square

~#1220 egg beater drill

~# 26n masters 6’ folding ruler

~Lufkin 4” callipers

The plane was all I could get to clean up today.
It is doing pretty well. Still needs a bit of tweaking.

It has been a great weekend. I have done some projects for the wife. Received gifts from good friends and had a bunch of Stanley tools to play with. Made a short film on dovetailing as well.
I do love this site> I have received so much kindness and friendship from here. A woodworkers heart is one of giving and friendship. Thank you guys for being YOU!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com



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Don W

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#1 posted 04-09-2012 10:27 PM

it looks like you’ve confused xmas and easter Dave. Nice week end for you.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Dave

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#2 posted 04-09-2012 10:31 PM

Thanks Don, it was a bit of giving and receiving.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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ShaneA

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#3 posted 04-09-2012 10:39 PM

Nice Dave, sounds like a lot of boxes. Always good to get new stuff!

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JL7

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#4 posted 04-09-2012 10:57 PM

Wow – it’s raining goodies over there! Good you got those frames done first – cause you are obviously distracted now….......$.62 for the bits! Nice.

I did a couple mega road trips this weekend and had some time to kill waiting so stopped at a few antique shops – cool tools but no deals…......:(

Good to see someone is….....

Cool stuff Dave….

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Dave

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#5 posted 04-09-2012 11:29 PM

Shane I have to keep up with you plane guys. You guys are way ahead of me. But I am chasing you.
Jeff we go and sometimes I will go to 5 or 6 and have zero luck. The bad thing about the internet is the risk of not holding the tool before purchase.
Good luck on your next round.
Were these trips on the motorcycle?
Thanks guys

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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JL7

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#6 posted 04-09-2012 11:53 PM

Hey Dave – No motorcycle for the road trips…..the first one on Friday was picking up my daughter at college – 7 hours of driving and she doesn’t want to ride with dad on the bike….plus her friend needed a ride also, so…........On Saturday, a couple more hours to drive to my folks out west and it was raining…...I have driven the bike through plenty of rain, but not by choice! One time the trailer hauling canoes in front of me blew off the road, so it was time to stop…...had to lean on my bike to prevent it from blowing over sitting on the side of the road….driving home from the Ozarks. FUN!

Now, it’s ‘spose to freeze here tonight??? WTF?

I have gotten my share of good deals myself, so I understand the patience factor…...always like to see the good finds!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Dave

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#7 posted 04-10-2012 12:05 AM

Jeff my girls love to ride. I will try to rotate and give them each a turn. But taking 3 of them out for a 50 – 75 will wear you out.
I had to go to college on my little LTD 440. I had to ride rain, sleet or snow. When I graduated and bought my first truck. It took me five years to get back on one. Now I don’t want to get off.
No freezing weather here. 75 degrees and Dave’s is walking around in shorts.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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JL7

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#8 posted 04-10-2012 12:14 AM

Bad visual….Dave walking around in shorts….sorry….

Riding to school on your LTD 440 was definitely character building….(as you know). It is amazing what you can endure! It’s been really mild here like everywhere else, had a couple 80 degree days…....but not tonight…..

No shorts here…

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 04-10-2012 12:16 AM

Nice haul!!

I didn’t think you could ship anything for 62 cents… let alone including the Purchase of something! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Dave

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#10 posted 04-10-2012 12:16 AM

Yes the roosters look at me funny, they think I am moving in on there territory, sporting my chicken legs;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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DIYaholic

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#11 posted 04-10-2012 12:30 AM

A well deserved score. Congrats!!! Good things come to those that wait (& surf the net)!!!

Just be sure not to go by a KFC, while wearing shorts!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Dave

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#12 posted 04-10-2012 12:48 AM

You are always good for a laugh and smile Randy.
Thanks.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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boxcarmarty

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#13 posted 04-10-2012 12:49 AM

Some nice finds Dave. That’ll keep ya busy for a minute. Love the bit set, sweet deal with the ebay bucks. Now, make room on the bench ‘cuz you got another package comin’ with a little more something than just Stanley parts…..

That is if I can ever get to the P.O. before they close…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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boxcarmarty

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#14 posted 04-10-2012 12:51 AM

And yes I just got home, so don’t be lookin’ at the clock…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Dave

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#15 posted 04-10-2012 12:54 AM

Thanks Joe, you cant beat a deal.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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