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schloemoe

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834 days ago

One of the first jobs that I got when I moved here (Oregon) almost 6 years ago was as a parts puller in a auto salvage yard I worked there almost 3 yr. During that time I saw a lot of people come and go .Its not very pleasant work ,dirty and greasy and you are constantly exposed to mother nature. Beside that I worked there just shy of 3 years and was still making minimum wage when I left . But I am getting off subject . About a month before I quit I was whining to my fellow yard worker about not having a hollow chisel morticer and with the job I currently had I would never be able to afford one. You know the song all of us have worked with a whinner like I was being at the time. The next day he comes in carrying a box ,it was a Delta Hollow chisel morticer brand new.He told me he had no place to set up shop so if I wanted to take it and use it for a while I could.Well natu
rally I took it I mean after all Who wouldn’t?

A month later I quit to go to work somewhere else and told Him I would return the morticer to him. He said not to worry when He needed it he would call me. Six months went by so I stopped in to see him to see if he wanted his tools back. They told he had been arrested for parole violation and was back in prison. Nobody really knew anything about where he was or anything. That was 3 years ago the morticer is still sitting on my bench in my shop.I don’t really use it much but when I do I really like it. I did go so far as to check with the police to see if anything like it had been reported stolen and nothing had been. My question is should I try harder to return this tool or after this much time should I just accept it as mine and keep my mouth shut. Has anyone had a similar thing happen too them. If so tell me I would like to hear about it…............Schloemoe


-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com


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a1Jim

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#1 posted 834 days ago

Hey Rick
I say let you conscious be your guide. Your a very good guy and I’m guessing the guy who lent you the mortiser knew that.

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schloemoe

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#2 posted 834 days ago

I guess you’re right when he gets out and if he remembers he can always come and get it . I hope he never does….................rick

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 834 days ago

Rick (catchy name ain’t it?):

I think you need to find out which prison the guys in, and take it to him…....lol…. After all, he was nice enough to probably steal for you….......still being in the box and all…..........:))

You have been in possession of it for over 3 years now, so it should be yours….You know that “possession is 9/10ths of the law”............Besides, you’ll probably never see the guy again…...keep them chisels sharp…:)

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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doughan

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#4 posted 834 days ago

This kinda thing is what kleptos and thieves do…they steal for the thrill…because it looks cool and it’s shiny etc.
Then they either sell it for next to nothing or give it away…and you know that it was probably stolen so donate to the salvation army or make make a donation of equal value…..then you can keep it and have a clear conscience.

some ass did this to me not long ago and in five minutes in a store my locked shell on my truck not only sustained 200+ dollas in damage but i got 500+ in tools stolen…...sometimes the cutting off of hands of repeat offenders sounds like a good idea!!!!

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schloemoe

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#5 posted 834 days ago

Never met a Rick that wasn’t just great. Taking it to him isn’t a bad idea except they might keep me and I’m too old to be turned into somebody’s girl freind….............Schloemoe….Rick

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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Rick Dennington

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#6 posted 834 days ago

LOL…...Yea, you’re right, Rick….You’d be the “new guy, or girl” on the block….there are a lot of strange characters on them cell blocks…... Oh….I don’t know….....what do they say…,”you’re never too old to learn”.

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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doughan

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#7 posted 834 days ago

yeah but in this case ignorance is bliss!!

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jackass

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#8 posted 834 days ago

Under the circumstances, the same and original agreement prevails, if and when he gets out of prison, and wants the tool back, you must give it to him. Wear and tear are his problem, you didn’t know his history and that he would go to jail.
Jack

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 834 days ago

Sounds like you need a mortiser!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 834 days ago

I think the right thing to do would be to go back to the place where you worked, and leave a letter there for him, in case he ever showed up looking for you.

Until then, I would continue to use it like you both agreed…

Enjoy… LOL

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Howie

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#11 posted 834 days ago

Don’t think he has any need for it in prison. I’m sure he has more on his mind than the mortiser.
Keep it. If he ever shows up give it back if he wants it.

-- Life is good.

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jack1

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#12 posted 833 days ago

I was going to say if he’s still in the can you could offer him a nice set of files/hacksaw in trade but I don’t think that would look good in print… ;0)

Seriously, a letter where you worked with him last is probably a good deal. He’ll find you if he wants it back.

Jack

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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schloemoe

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#13 posted 833 days ago

I want to thank those of you that took time to give me you’re opinion . I do feel that by rights the mortiser should be mine. If he comes looking for it I will return it to him, but at this point I’m not going to look for him anymore. I really do like the machine it works wonderful all I need to do is get some better quality chisels.I can’t seem to keep an edge on the ones that came with it…...........................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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jack1

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#14 posted 832 days ago

Try a company called Vulcan. They’re pretty good. Also, Rockler has a good hone that helps too.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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schloemoe

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#15 posted 832 days ago

Thanks I’ll check them out…...............................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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