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Blog entry by Bertha posted 03-25-2012 01:57 PM 14610 reads 0 times favorited 51 comments Add to Favorites Watch


-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#1 posted 03-25-2012 02:07 PM

Sorry to hear about this, glad you’re better protected now. Its a sad thing but robbery is on the increase, even in a place like rural Devon. Farming machinery seems to be the main item off choice around here but there are a rising number of domestic burglaries. Thanks for the reminder.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#2 posted 03-25-2012 02:16 PM

That’s a pretty impressive lock Al. You need to train Steak to attack. :-)

-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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#3 posted 03-25-2012 02:28 PM

im so sorry al, i hate theft and those who do it are a very low type of person, im glad to see you have security up the wazoo…i know this is a feeling that no one knows until it happens to them, i hope they didn’t take any of the good wood…lol…..take care buddy…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 03-25-2012 02:33 PM

Al, at least you can quit blaming New Orleans now. It’s YOU, buddy. You are a magnet for criminals!

Seriously, I’m sorry this happened. It looks like you’ll be ready for them if they come back.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 03-25-2012 03:00 PM

Looks great Al, lets hope you never need it. Good luck buddy.

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#6 posted 03-25-2012 03:11 PM

That sucks that you had some one break in. I hope they didn’t do any damage to the items that are not replaceable. I hope your insurance guy also said something to the tune of here is your check. I know the check will not help with the feelings of having your space violated.
I agree with the insurance agent about the honest people being kept out with locks. I don’t think that the crooks who do things like cut holes in walls and roofs ever give a thought to getting caught.
I do hope you never get your moneys worth out of those cameras. I mean that in a nice way.

-- Mel,

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#7 posted 03-25-2012 03:15 PM

Sorry to hear about the theft Al. It’s a sick feeling you get when you find the door open…and you know you’ve left it closed. Hope they didn’t take anything irreplaceable.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#8 posted 03-25-2012 03:33 PM

Thanks for the update, Al.

I’ll admit, it was tough figuring out how I was going to get past your OLD security setup. This will make my next run at your place MUCH easier.

LOL !!!

Just KIDDING ! Scratch Steak for me. I just love the little guy…...

-- -- Neil

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#9 posted 03-25-2012 03:46 PM

Perhaps a couple of gun traps would be a final useful hardware addition phil

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#10 posted 03-25-2012 03:49 PM


I know how you feel…been there and done that….When I lived in Memphis, we were burgularized 2 times, both autos were broken into, and one truck stolen…..that did it for us…so we sold our home, and moved to Arkansas in a small town….When something like that happens, you fell like you’ve been raped…they kicked the door in, and tore things up, and rummaged through all the drawers, etc….bout $5,000 worth….Insurance paid it all, but I sure miss my guns….

Looks like you got things pretty well covered in the shop now with your new set-up…nothing worse than a sorry scumbag thief…..too damn lazy to get a job…..stealing is so much easier to them bastards…..

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#11 posted 03-25-2012 03:56 PM

LJs on the big screen! Very neat. Of course I’m with you, re: it’s an imposing deterent. The security team did an awesome jobt Think the guy might come back and makes it to film in an unsuccessful re-burgle? Such a lowlife needs to be prosecuted…

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. - OldTools Archive -

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#12 posted 03-25-2012 03:59 PM

Sorry you got hit, Al. Looks like you’ve beefed up quite nicely. As someone who used to work in the security field, I agree with your guy on padlocks and would never trust anything valuable to one. Locks of any kind are only a deterrent. Even the heaviest, most secure lock can be defeated, but a lock like your new one will inspire most bad guys to go down the road and hit your neighbor.

-- Rory // Milwaukee, WI

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#13 posted 03-25-2012 03:59 PM

Your ripoff sure sucks Al. It looks like you have taken appropiate steps to prevent another incident. But know this folks, desperate people will do anything to gain access. My last employer had one of those arched steel quonset huts where they stored all the gang boxes filled with tools and material. The thieves cut the chain link fence. Then cut a hole in the back of that building that backed up to the main rail line. The police figured that they used CORDLESS recip saws and angle grinders with zip cut wheels to gain access. The interior had no motion detector alarm system. Now you would think that with the recessed padlock on these boxes there would be no way to get into them. WRONG! They cut holes in the lids/doors and made off with an estimated $200,000.00 worth of power tools, hand tools, copper fittings, etc. The next week the cameras went in and the alarm wire laced through the backside chain link. The facility was located in one of those areas that you wouldn’t want to walk into at night if you know what I mean.
That new program on Discovery where the guy builds those “Doomsday Bunkers” out of plate steel comes to mind. He designed/built a motion controlled airsoft weapon. Then “covertly” tested it on his employees as they came up to an area in their facility. Let’s say there was some “hollerin’ ”. I ditto jeepturner’s comment. Maybe some signage “WARNING! This area is MINED” with some skull and crossbones might be appropriate. Bon Chance mon ami!

-- OK, who's the wise guy that shrunk the plywood?

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#14 posted 03-25-2012 04:00 PM

OK, I am going to put my feet in it but… this is an April fool’s joke right ?

It’s a sad sad world if such level of security really needs to be used on a workshop. (5 video cameras with redundant storage ? If this is not a joke then we don’t live in the same world)
Also, all your screens display the Lumberjock homepage, not much related to video monitoring…

I hope I did not offend anyone.

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bĂȘte mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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#15 posted 03-25-2012 04:00 PM

The old story is that you’ll never stop a true professional.

The goal, then, is to make it harder to take YOUR stuff than to take the stuff of the next guy.

-- -- Neil

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