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post #1 of 10 Old 12-25-2009, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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Hello! I'm retired from teaching from 6th grade to university level. I've been involved in building on a lot of levels too. My wife and I built, with help of course, a 10 room house years ago. I want to build a variety of things in a modest shop, and add to my tools as I go. I just got a bench top 12" planer for Christmas (hand fed.) I have an old but good Dewalt radial arm saw 9", fairly new drill press, old 1/4" shank router and a bunch of old hand tools.

I'm a private pilot, but can't pass the physical any more, a radio ham (not very active) and nerdy stuff in general. I guess it's to be expected that I like to use old hand tools.

Enough of that, more than anyone wants to know.

I just remembered that I should say where I am in the Good Old USA. We're in north Texas, about 30 miles nort of Dallas. We've been here about five months. Our son retired from the army (LTC, a little bragging there.) He now works closer to Dallas. So, we're close to the grandkids. That is the main story here.

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post #2 of 10 Old 12-26-2009, 01:51 AM
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welcome, from another old guy

Welcome to the forum. No, I'd say that your post is EXACTLY what we like to hear, not at all "more than anyonen wants to know". If you poke around a bit you'll find it's a friendly forum.

You'll also find a HUGE amount of expertise on wood and woodworking from every possible point of view, but I suspect you've already seen that which is why you joined.

Again, welcome aboard ...

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post #3 of 10 Old 12-26-2009, 03:54 AM
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Welcome.

Another old pilot here. Now limited to VFR. About
5000 hours from Luscombe 8E to Lears.

Wife flies for large corporation, again, Lears.

Gave up the ham radio when I could fly R/C without
it.

Waiting to see pics of your projects.

I also taught a few years, junior high tech program,
aviation science and history.

Now retired.

Again, welcome to the madhouse. We are here to
help.



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Welcome to the forum!!!

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Thanks to the replies from phinds, BHOFM, and mi 77915. I already feel welcome
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Welcome Staysharp from another recent retiree!! Glad to have you with us.



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Welcome.

Gave up the ham radio when I could fly R/C without
it.
You mean at one time you needed a radio license to fly R/C ???
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Welcome.

Another old pilot here. Now limited to VFR. About
5000 hours from Luscombe 8E to Lears.

Wife flies for large corporation, again, Lears.

Gave up the ham radio when I could fly R/C without
it.

Waiting to see pics of your projects.

I also taught a few years, junior high tech program,
aviation science and history.

Now retired.

Again, welcome to the madhouse. We are here to
help.

"Gave up the ham radio when I could fly R/C without
it."

That must have been a REALLY long time ago. In my memory (I am 73) one was not needed.

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It was changed around 1960, when the multi channel reed radios
came out, The old Kraft's.

There were a lot of people that flew without it.


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