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Forum topic by Beginningwoodworker posted 08-14-2009 12:25 AM 2436 views 0 times favorited 17 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-14-2009 12:25 AM

I found me a factory reconditioned Bostitch brad on for $25.10, I also finish mom’s mantel shelf.

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#1 posted 08-14-2009 12:54 AM

great score on the nailer ,
and wonderfull work on mom’s shelf .
you keep it up ,
and we’ll all be asking for a job !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 08-14-2009 01:04 AM

Great deal on the nailer and great job on the mantle your mom will be pleased.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#3 posted 08-14-2009 01:12 AM


I have the same nailer and really like it.

Your Mom must be so proud of you and all of the things you have made for her.


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

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#4 posted 08-14-2009 01:22 AM

Looks like a great nailer. Nice job on the mantle.

-- 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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#5 posted 08-14-2009 02:11 AM

Wow what a great deal !
Superb job on the mantle ,Looks like you have a great family. Besure to let them know what they mean to you life is too short.

Thanks again for the kind words in this difficult time in means so much me. Ron

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#6 posted 08-14-2009 02:24 AM

Great tool gloat!! And really a nice shelf!! Great job, Charles!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#7 posted 08-14-2009 02:56 AM

Great snag on the nailer and the mantle looks great.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#8 posted 08-14-2009 03:31 AM

Charles, you have got yourself a nice nailer. I have the same model and have used it for years without any problem. The magnetic strip did come loose but a little super glue put it back in place.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 08-14-2009 03:31 AM

Good deal! I like the mantle too. It has a nice design the way you attached the corbels to the stretcher gives it a lot of class as well as a sturdy mounting surface. As Rj said, let your family know what they mean to you. Keep up the good work.

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

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#10 posted 08-14-2009 04:03 AM

Charles…I don’t like working with oak but you did such a nice job on the shelf that I am inspired to try an oak project. Love the color.

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#11 posted 08-14-2009 04:09 AM

charles you dont have yourself a nice nailer—-YOU HAVE AN AWESOME NOSE FOR FINDING GREAT TOOLS…you are amazing…great find…

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#12 posted 08-14-2009 05:42 AM

Looks brand new. Good score.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#13 posted 08-14-2009 06:33 AM

i see you have been given the special award presented to a woodworker for finding a good tool at a great price. YOU SUCK. Consider yourself awarded. (hehe i love it when i get to do that)

-- Better woodworking through old hand tools.

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#14 posted 08-14-2009 02:53 PM

Thanks guys for the comments, Red Oak is one of my favor woods, My next projects is going to built out of White Oak.

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#15 posted 08-15-2009 09:28 PM


Nice work on the shelf and great nailer on top of that…. Keep in mind that the white oak is some really tough stuff. I built a desk for my son from the stuff; at the time I didn’t own a power planer and ended up doing the final dimensioning all by hand. That wore me out!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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