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#1 posted 1202 days ago

Dang Stumpy ! I don’t care much for old Woodcraft either, but here it’s the only game in town.

I’ve a day that wasn’t anything to write home about. You want to talk about crummy stores ? I’ll see your Woodcraft and raise you a Rockwell.

SMOKE SMOKE SMOKE

Yea! come on LJ please bring back the coffee lounge!

Pop

-- One who works with his hands is a laborer, his hands & head A craftsman, his hands, head & heart a artist

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#2 posted 1202 days ago

I used to run a Hardware store, so I know a bit about retail. Let me tell you, Woodcraft (at least the one by me) has some of the biggest idiots in the world working there! I’ve seen them- more than once- actually talk the customer out of high priced purchases out of nothing but laziness! Once it was all I could do to not walk to the front of the store and intervene before a guy left! (They like me in the local Woodcraft, so I didn’t want to tick anyone off- i kept my mouth shut!)

There is a small Rockwell near me too, and their sales staff is great. I bought my table saw fence there and paid more money because they were so nice! But their selection is VERY limited.

BTW, Pop, got your PM the other day and I’m not ignoring you. I just didn’t get a chance to answer yet…

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#3 posted 1202 days ago

Have you ever been to “Tonys” at Birch Run? Just thought I’d ask. Used to stop there going to and from Canada bear hunting.
Maybe it’s the weather you have to contend with in which case…..
(1)Find you a nice piece of oak to chew on(2), have three shots of Crown Royal(3), pat the dog on the head and you will feel better tomorrow. Unless of course you happen to wander into your local Woodcraft store in which case see item (2) and repeat .

-- Life is good.

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#4 posted 1202 days ago

I’d kill for a Woodcraft but the $100 in gas I’d spend, plus the 750% markup makes for an expensive trip. For the sake of requested argument, the Woodcraft in Knoxville had some pretty intelligent folks. Of course most of them were expert turners and I’m an idiot turner, so they didn’t have to be too smart to impress me. They also didn’t like me for excessively stroking the PM helical planer.

Post something more controversial and I’ll fight with you.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 1202 days ago

As bad as I hate to agree(not argue) with you, it would be nice to have the Coffee Lounge reopenned. Maybe if we get everyone to protest to Martin he would reconsider. If it started to get out of hand again he could shut it off.

-- Life is good.

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#6 posted 1202 days ago

Howie- Been to that Tony’s in Birch Run several times. That place is famous for their portion sizes. If you order a side of bacon you literally get a pound. Sausage comes a dozen patties at a time. It’s a small chain here in Michigan, there’s actually one a couple blocks from my house in this little village I live in!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#7 posted 1202 days ago

I’m guessing that pretty face will soften you up in no time….but think about how she must feel! ;-)

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#8 posted 1202 days ago

Stumpy, you’re lucky to have one near. If we had a “newbie” in our party when we were going hunting I would bet them they could not eat all of any meal they ordered or I would pay for it. Never lost a bet. Even their ice cream sundaes are enormous.

-- Life is good.

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#9 posted 1202 days ago

Look, it all comes down to this:

If a wolf can take down a deer from either flank, does that make him bambidextrous?

That’s what I want to know!

Oh, and Howie- Believe it or not i never tried Crown Royal. I’m a Canadian Whiskey man, but mine doesn’t come in a purple pouch…

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#10 posted 1202 days ago

Sit back with a cup of coffee and maybe a bowl of popcorn and relax. The blood pressure will drop. You can worry about the buttery popcorn later.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#11 posted 1202 days ago

Sidestep and offer refreshments!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#12 posted 1202 days ago

Karson, how’d you know I had high blood pressure? You’re like my doctor, who I visited the other day…

Doctor: “I’ve got very bad news – you’ve got cancer and Alzheimer’s”
Patient: “Well, at least I don’t have cancer”

Now THAT’S funny!

(BTW- If anyone here has had cancer, I wasn’t making a joke at your expense. If you have Alzheimer’s though…)

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#13 posted 1202 days ago

I think everyone has high blood pressure. I’ve got it but under control, at least most of the time. I had a pacemaker put in a year ago.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#14 posted 1202 days ago

Do you want to argue about pacemakers? I dunno if that’ll work out, but here goes…

The Guidant Corporation intelis II is a real piece of junk! They even issued a recall in 2005! What do you think about that, buddy!

(Yes, that is a real pacemaker model, I found the info in google- THAT’S how far I will go to win an argument tonight!)

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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#15 posted 1202 days ago

You guys are no fun. Even my jokes (which were very funny, in my opinion) didn’t get things going around here! I guess I’ll just go to bed…

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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