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Forum topic by Bob Kollman posted 10-02-2011 03:12 AM 1881 views 0 times favorited 72 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bob Kollman

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10-02-2011 03:12 AM

Topic tags/keywords: stuip-old humor

Today as I was finishing a job. I fired up the dust collector, plugged in the sander, and started finish sanding…..

Only problem: durning the one hour of sanding I never realized that I never plugged in the dust collector hose to the orbital sander….:(

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.


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chrisstef

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#1 posted 10-02-2011 03:15 AM

well Bob as I like to say about gettin old .. it beats the alternative. Thanks for the chuckle … stuff like that cracks me up even when i do it (routinely).

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 10-02-2011 03:17 AM

Don’t feel bad, Bob. I had my ZC insert off the table saw to make some 45’s and left it on. Couple days later I needed to rip some MDF… set the fence, flipped the DC on (heard it) then commenced to cutting rips. “Jeez I don’t remember this much mess from before the ZC got installed”. I finished all my rips, then realized that the gate was in for the TS and open for the Dust Right hose going to the miter saw and router table! DUH ;=)

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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Lenny

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#3 posted 10-02-2011 03:27 AM

Chalk up another one for the: “Woodworker Follies”. Thanks for sharing this Bob.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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StumpyNubs

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#4 posted 10-02-2011 03:38 AM

Similar thing happened to me the other day!

I took my grand-dad out to the workshop to give him something to do. I plugged in the sander and went to work only to discover an hour later that I never plugged his oxygen hose in! Imagine how embarrassed I was!

Fortunately I was working on a big box at the time…

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

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HorizontalMike

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#5 posted 10-02-2011 03:42 AM

I know I’m getting old WHEN I look at this thread for the answer! DOAH!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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knotscott

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#6 posted 10-02-2011 03:42 AM

I knew I was old when walking became exercise!

Don’t sweat the DC hose….if that’s the worst thing that happens on any given day, its a great day!

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

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Gary

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#7 posted 10-02-2011 03:47 AM

Just try leaving the filter out of the shop vac and vac the fireplace. It’s a new item to remind me of to this very day and it was 3 years ago. Can’t tell you how long it took to clean up that little mess…

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Bernie

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#8 posted 10-02-2011 04:26 AM

Like I tell my sons… you know you’re getting old when you check out grandmothers and they start looking good.

My 5 year old grand daughter asked me why I was so old. I told her it’s because I’m lucky!

There’s nothing wrong with getting old so long as you enjoy the view while climbing the big hill. As my dad used to say… “Going over the hill isn’t bad. It’s after you get over the top and your breaks don’t work anymore… then you’re in trouble.”

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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Joe Lyddon

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#9 posted 10-02-2011 05:08 AM

Yes, Bob, Welcome to the Club!

Now, you know how it feels when you notice symptoms like that…

You will now start writing yourself Notes… so you won’t forget them… LOL

Enjoy the trip!

-- 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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StumpyNubs

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#10 posted 10-02-2011 04:25 PM

Bernie- You’ve been “checking out your grandmothers and they’ve started looking good”? I don’t think that means you’re getting old, I think it means you’re getting weird…

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

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miles125

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#11 posted 10-02-2011 04:31 PM

You know you’re getting old when the board on the bottom of the pile loses its appeal.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Sawkerf

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#12 posted 10-02-2011 05:15 PM

That sounds like the voice of youth, Stumpy. – lol

I just turned 66 (yesterday), and for the last few years I’ve noticed that some pretty attractive ladies are grandmothers. Even the hottest 20 and 30 year olds remind me of my daughters.

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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StumpyNubs

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#13 posted 10-02-2011 05:33 PM

Sawkerf- You missed the joke! Maybe I need to work on my delivery…

I’m with ya’ though, I’m in my thirties, but my wife is 95…

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

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HorizontalMike

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#14 posted 10-02-2011 06:20 PM

Well Stumpy, down here in south Texas (San Antonio) SOME of the local population become grandmothers at the ripe old age of 28 or 29. Just sayin’...

Yeah, I know…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Sawkerf

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#15 posted 10-02-2011 06:30 PM

Mike -

Is that the part of Texas where family trees have very few branches? – lol

-- Adversity doesn't build character...................it reveals it.

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