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Forum topic by Viktor posted 10-18-2012 09:16 PM 1115 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-18-2012 09:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor sander

Following recent vintage tool discussions just a page from an old power tool catalogue.

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#1 posted 10-18-2012 09:29 PM

Ancient “Hysteria” Cure hee-hee

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#2 posted 10-18-2012 09:31 PM

Just don’t forget to remove the sandpaper first.

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#3 posted 10-18-2012 09:32 PM

Woodworking tool AND possible sex toy?

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#4 posted 10-18-2012 09:38 PM

Tennessee: Woodworking tool AND possible sex toy?

- This is the answer to HorizontalMike’s question http://lumberjocks.com/topics/42419
I don’t know whether “Old “Vintage” AKA “Antique” Tools Make You a Better Woodworker” but they will surely make you a better lover.

MrRon: Just don’t forget to remove the sandpaper first.

- Not if you want the skin silky smooth!

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#5 posted 10-19-2012 01:53 AM

Not for “heavy duty sanding”..LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 10-19-2012 03:29 AM

Wonder if the newer random orbitals will massage, buff and polish?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 10-19-2012 03:39 AM

16 bucks for a sander back at that time would have been a pretty big investment. Emphasis was on reduced housework for the wife and a back massage. I am assuming that this was to help smooth that tool purchase with the one who controlled the finances.

Think about all those mistakes the first time you learn a new machine. No wonder some women hate tools today :)

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#8 posted 10-19-2012 05:14 AM

The first vacuum my parents bought in 1959 was an electrolux; an option that they didn’t buy, was a vacuum powered drill. It looked like a pancake with the hose connection on one edge and the chuck at right angles from the center of the unit. It did work in the demo in our house … he vacuumed up the drill shavings too!!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 10-19-2012 06:02 AM

David: 16 bucks for a sander back at that time would have been a pretty big investment.

- Yes. $132 today inflation adjusted. If you look at $16 as a percentage of median annual household income in 1957 (0.5%) that is $250 today. Think of what kind of sander you could get now for $250 and compare that to the one pictured.

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#10 posted 10-19-2012 06:29 AM

Exactly. A tablesaw or drill press would go over much better than trying to sell the idea that a light sanding machine is worth the money because your fingers get tired using a sanding block.

But..

If you throw in a back massage and a spin that waxing the furniture will be so much easier…

Sold!

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#11 posted 10-19-2012 09:46 AM

I got one of those in storage up stairs in the shop, will have to introduce it to the wife.. maybe we be making more than sawdust… Does that mean that the old back massage machine that I have in the closet will work as a sander? I like that you can buff out the car with it also.. that would look real good on the new clear coat paint jobs.. what a mess…. Papa

-- Papa@papaswoodworking.com

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#12 posted 10-19-2012 11:04 AM

If you buy your sex toys at a woodworking store, you might be a redneck…

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#13 posted 10-19-2012 01:21 PM

I have a 1940’s heat gun in the original box. One of the uses it pictures along with paint removal is ‘drying small things’ – and the picture is a baby.

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#14 posted 10-19-2012 01:35 PM

Nowadays if a company put that on the box, the first time some moron forgot to take off the 60-grit before giving his wife a massage, there’d be a 7-digit lawsuit. “The box didn’t tell me not to!” Ugh.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#15 posted 10-19-2012 01:43 PM

That sure brings back memories. My dad had one exactly like that, and I used it in my earliest “woodworking” projects.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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