After an uneventful Navy career, the Scribbler hoisted an oar onto his shoulder and walked inland until someone asked him, "Hey, Mister, what in the world is that piece of lumber you're carrying on your shoulder?"
My first wood working tool was a $20.00 sander used to refinish a dresser my wife and I bought for $5.00 in 1980. The dresser is still in use but the sander bit the dust.
My second wood working tool was also purchased in 1980, but cost a bit more more than the sander and dresser combined. My Shopsmith Mark V has traveled quite a bit, helped turn out one or two projects, and will probably outlast its original owner (not that he's expecting an early departure).
I'm in a family way having a wife, two children, two brothers, and two sisters. There were also two parents, two uncles on my mother's side, two Aunts on my father's side, and I've often wondered about the concept of having two wives.
I've already learned a couple things from spot reading in this forum (if I'd found my spot-english dictionary it wouldn't have taken so long), and if the opportunity presents itself perhaps I can return the favor.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
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