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Location: Gibsonville, NC

Retired, and, when not babysitting the grand kids, I'm out doing something with wood.

I inherited my father's gear a long time back. In 1952, after having served in WWII, he was deferred from Korea because of my sister being born. Having three kids and it was a no-go. He celebrated by splurging on a Craftsman table saw, band saw, drill press and jointer/planer - all for $273.75 (tax, title, out the door) - I still have the receipt. The saw is still functional - I use it rarely nowadays mainly for crosscuts. The drill press is still in service and runs like a champ. The band saw is retired due to parts not being available and the jointer/planer is a big paper weight. I never could figure it out

I love doing mosaics and 'impossible' designs. Figuring the math and geometry involved keeps the mind active and the spinning blade keeps the mind alert.


-- Third Armored Division - Spearhead

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#1 posted 04-18-2019 11:13 AM

Great story; and I thank you and your father for your service to our county. Keep up the good work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 06-01-2019 05:47 PM

Great work!
Third Armored Division, A 2/37, Erlangen Germany, 1974-1977. US ARMY 1969-1993.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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