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Forum topic by Swyftfeet posted 10-16-2012 03:53 PM 1095 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-16-2012 03:53 PM

I mentioned in another thread that my father sometimes gets carried away with tools. Right now we might need to get some professional help for him… I say that sarcastically but who knows.

The man just cannot stop restoring chainsaws. All of them run or are slated to when he can find replacement parts. People drop them off at the house now when they find them in barns and whatnot. Sometimes he receives them in trade for rebuilding snowmobiles or other small engine work, he is sort of a guru of 2- stroke engines.

Thought you all would get a kick…

-- Brian

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#1 posted 10-16-2012 04:05 PM

My friend’s dad was the same way with old outboard motors. His basement looked like a museum. And he always had at least one motor hanging on the tailgate of his pickup.

-- Michael: Hillary has a long list of accomplishments, though most DAs would refer to them as felonies.

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#2 posted 10-16-2012 04:10 PM

Good grief!!! That feller needs some help.
Looks like my first wife’s shoe closet. :)


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#3 posted 10-16-2012 04:13 PM

An intervention is definitely in order!

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#4 posted 10-16-2012 04:16 PM

Love it!

-- Jesse --

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#5 posted 10-16-2012 04:22 PM

Hey Brian,

If it keeps him young, it’s better than a pill for OCD. Right??!!!

Tell him to Work Safely and have Fun.

Best Regards – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#6 posted 10-16-2012 04:22 PM

The one (silver) just to the left of the heater in pic #2 is a reciprocating chainsaw. I imagine using it is about as safe as doing cartwheels across 4 lane traffic…

-- Brian

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#7 posted 10-16-2012 04:27 PM

He has a problem? What Problem?

These are the 2 stroke engines I collect:

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#8 posted 10-16-2012 05:09 PM

Very Cool Collection Going there !!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#9 posted 10-16-2012 05:33 PM

Looks like Freddy Kruger’s garage!!

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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#10 posted 10-16-2012 05:42 PM

My meager assortment (I hesitate to call it a collection) of planes is certainly more quiet than his collection.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#11 posted 10-16-2012 05:48 PM

Dad is just fine it those who can’t find happiness worries me…lol

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#12 posted 10-16-2012 06:29 PM

You should see A1Jim’s router collection. It’ll give this chainsaw collection a run for it’s money.

Everyone has their “thing”.

When I was a kid I collected commemorative NFL gatorade bottle caps.
I grew out of that.

My wife collects credit cards, (mostly, maxed-out ones), but that’s an entirely different issue.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#13 posted 10-16-2012 06:44 PM

I could use a 2 stroke guy like that in my neck of the woods. Hes got it down!

-- "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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#14 posted 10-16-2012 06:45 PM

You’r dad needs to contact this guy on Ebay – jefson35 -

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