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Forum topic by MrsN posted 05-01-2009 06:34 PM 1205 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-01-2009 06:34 PM

My grandpa once told me that getting a box from woodcraft or rockler could make any day a little better. Earlier this week I was feeling down with a nasty sinus cold and I decided it was time that I made my first “real wood” purchase, most of what I have used so far is from home depot or someone elses scrap pile. I got my box from Rockler yesterday when I was feeling miserable, and suddenly I felt a little better. I was feeling good enough to make a few cuts into my new stash and I think the sawdust helped cure my cold. Grandpa was totally right.

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#1 posted 05-01-2009 07:38 PM

Right. Sawdust cures anything.

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

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#2 posted 05-01-2009 07:45 PM

Having grown up in the era of cereal box trophies and secret decoder ring in the mail, I know your grandpa was right. A package, brought by the postman (or UPS guy), makes everything better!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 05-01-2009 09:45 PM

So Lew…..Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of man????

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

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#4 posted 05-01-2009 10:05 PM

Semi-related is this week's XKCD. (it’s a nerd comic strip)

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#5 posted 05-02-2009 12:42 AM

Feeling loved is getting a box in the mail.

Between the UPS Guy, USPS Gal and Fed Ex Guy, they all wonder what those heavy long cardboard planks they deliver really are. Some of them weigh 40 – 80 lbs. and I have to haul them down to the basement. The 200 lb. delivery of Texas Ebony was a real eye opener. It was live edged, wrapped in plastic and bailing wire and incredibly heavy. No one pinched any, as they don’t know what to do with raw lumber in my suburban neighborhood.

So, what type of wood DID you get!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#6 posted 05-02-2009 01:47 AM

Gary, the shadow knows. But what about Cato

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#7 posted 05-02-2009 01:55 AM

Cato is a Lumber Jock! He joined 9 hours ago.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#8 posted 05-02-2009 02:03 AM

I got a couple of Osage pen turning blanks. With apologies to pen turners, I am going to cut them in to flowers for my grandmother for mother’s day, similar to one posted in my projects.

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#9 posted 05-02-2009 02:04 AM

And thanks for the laughs with the XKCD comic.

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#10 posted 05-02-2009 02:18 AM

Getting anything in the mail (except for junk mail and bills) is a plus.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#11 posted 05-02-2009 02:27 AM

no one can disagree with the uplift of the ups truck..

how do you like the osage? i got some 2×2x6 from ebay for 20 bucks for 10.. very strange wood

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

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