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richgreer

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04-03-2010 07:16 PM

Yesterday I posted about the jackpot of wood and clamps I got from a Craig’s List listing. I forgot to mention another aspect of the “jackpot”.

There was a stack of old woodworking magazines in the corner of the garage. I asked if I could have them and he said “sure – no charge”. I didn’t look at them until this morning.

There are 41 magazines. Most date from the early 90s. They include ShopNotes, Popular Woodworking, American Woodworker and several more. How fun to sit and leaf through these magazines. This may be the best part of the whole jackpot.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.


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SKFrog16

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#1 posted 04-04-2010 05:13 PM

New material for the throne room!!!

-- Methods are many,Principles are few.Methods change often,Principles never do.

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#2 posted 04-04-2010 07:46 PM

a) YOU SUCK. It’s my understanding that this is the proper—nay, REQUIRED—response to an enviable gloat.

b) I just bought issues 1 through 110 of FWW, from Craigslist. Pret-ty happy with those, too. Endless hours of throne material ;-)

You ride a Light Truck. How COOL is that ? ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 04-04-2010 07:57 PM

Golly gee – Sorry I offended you, NBeener.

Just read an article from the ‘93 Woodworker’s Journal about the “Hot New Tool”, the sliding compound miter saw. They compared the only 4 models on the market: Hitachi, Makita, Ryobi and Sears. They also commented on the Delta Sidekick which was not a SCMS, but it was another variation of a cross between a chop saw and a radial arm saw. It’s very interesting to read.

My observation – - I consider a SCMS to be much safer than a RAS. However, the safety advantage of a SCMS was not mentioned.

Some of what I read in these old magazines still is relevant today. The rest is more of nostalgic interest.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 04-04-2010 08:17 PM

“Golly gee – Sorry I offended you, NBeener.”

Oh, no, Rich. Not at all. Sorry. It seems that people say—with a HUGE smile—“you suck,” in response to the good fortune of others who just got cool wood or a cool tool.

No offense meant. Sincerely. I apologize for taking an online risk, without appropriate context.

Most sincerely.

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 04-05-2010 12:40 AM

Rich, does that haul include Shop Notes #103?

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 04-05-2010 12:42 AM

Great find

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