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post #1 of 8 Old 12-05-2010, 06:15 AM Thread Starter
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From the state of Misery

...errr, Missouri!

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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post #2 of 8 Old 12-05-2010, 08:51 AM
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Welcome...My first major tool was the mark V also. It is still in my shop and still gets use though not as much as when it was my only tool.

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Welcome from IL.

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Welcome aboard ... oh, wait ... that's what we say to newcomers, but if you want to get aweigh (sorry about that) from the Navy, then perhaps something else would be more appropriate, so just ...

Welcome to the forum.

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Welcome. It's nice to see another from missery on the forum, I have to say it: "Show Me" some pics of your work. This forum does require pics ya know.

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Welcome! My first tool was a hammer and my favorite target was my thumb. I've since learned better.
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post #7 of 8 Old 12-05-2010, 07:09 PM
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Welcome! My first tool was a hammer and my favorite target was my thumb. I've since learned better.
I'll bet through the years you've graduated to bigger and bigger hammers...How about the thumbs.

Roger from the Great Horicon Swamp
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-06-2010, 06:14 AM
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Welcome to the forum Scribbler and I'm happy you had an uneventful military career! Thanks for your service!

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But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. James 3:17
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