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Free NIB!!!

by Gene Howe
posted 04-01-2014 05:38 PM


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#1 posted 04-01-2014 05:40 PM

i’ve got lots of dirt to fill them
if you manage to sell them

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 04-01-2014 05:43 PM

I have some hole stands to put them on if someone wants to display them.

-- Because I'm gone, that's why!

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#3 posted 04-01-2014 05:44 PM

Correctly sized, David? Nothing worse than loose dirt in a post hole.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 04-01-2014 05:45 PM

I really thought I would use it, and haven’t. I’d love to see it go to an LJ – I have an AF 2014 hole duplicator to give away.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#5 posted 04-01-2014 05:49 PM

you might sell better
if you list them as
‘personal portable outhouses’

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 04-01-2014 06:12 PM

I have a post hole stretcher I’ll throw in just in case Gene’s post holes are not the right size for your post :)

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos

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#7 posted 04-01-2014 06:32 PM

Geeze-O-Pete!
With IWUD4U’s display stand, Sandra’s Duplicator and Jim’s hole stretcher, an enterprising soul could get into the post hole business fairly cheaply.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 04-01-2014 06:33 PM

PM Sent

JK it did take me a moment to get it

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#9 posted 04-01-2014 06:41 PM

Ben,
Didn’t get your PM. That’s OK, though. Sandra beat you to them.
Enjoy, Sandra!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#10 posted 04-01-2014 06:56 PM

Why not just send them by a PM? Faster and cheaper that way.

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#11 posted 04-01-2014 07:00 PM

When I lived in Texas, Dad used to pull dry oil well holes out of the ground and rip them up for post holes. It got us by during the dry decades when there was no rain.

Ken

-- What's a vibrant young guy like me doing in a broken down old body like this?

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#12 posted 04-01-2014 07:18 PM

I have a #2 bowel movement that I am just itchin’ to give…

IF I can find a worthy cause… ;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#13 posted 04-01-2014 07:24 PM

And if the post holes get too tall, I’ll throw in a seldom used sky lift. Happy April fool’s Day All.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#14 posted 04-01-2014 07:27 PM

Will you open the box Gene or are you selling the lot of them as a hole?

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#15 posted 04-01-2014 07:31 PM

^lol^

-- Because I'm gone, that's why!

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#16 posted 04-01-2014 08:03 PM

Would’ve loved to have them, Gene, but I’ve nowhere to store ‘em. Thanks for your generous offer…..Wes

-- "After a year of doing general farmwork, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible"-George Nakashima

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#17 posted 04-01-2014 10:13 PM

Paul,
I’d prefer to ship the hole lot. If you don’t need them all, I’m sure your neighbors would appreciate having some around for emergencies.
They might even work as anchors, too. Then again, maybe not.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#18 posted 04-01-2014 10:16 PM

How many holes in a box?

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#19 posted 04-01-2014 10:23 PM

I have acquired a few donkey holes here and there that I really need to get rid of. I am willing to pay for the shipping ( not to Canada) so long as you promise to never return them.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#20 posted 04-01-2014 11:43 PM

Could you PM me some pictures of the holes? Thanks!!

earl

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#21 posted 04-02-2014 12:11 AM

Well shipping should be cheap on the holes!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#22 posted 04-02-2014 12:34 AM

I already have a lot of post holes and they even have posts in them, so I don’t need your empty holes.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#23 posted 04-02-2014 01:05 AM

How many cubic inches of dirt are in a 6” diameter hole, 18” deep?

-- Malcolm Laurel - http://MalcolmLaurel.com

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#24 posted 04-02-2014 01:13 AM

Uhhhh, none?

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#25 posted 04-02-2014 01:20 AM

I just bought an ultra rare left handed block plane for 100 dollars…made in the late 1800 s by true value hdware

-- as technology progresses, wood workers seem to regress...all my power tools and my favorite is a chisel and a hand plane

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#26 posted 04-02-2014 02:48 AM

Earl, PM sent.

mrjinx007, I can’t answer that for sure. We fenced 40 acres with two boxes. We never counted them. Just kept pulling them out of the box till the box was empty.

Bill, You never know when you’ll need a few in a hurry.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#27 posted 04-02-2014 02:49 AM

There may be a hole in the truth to this hole thing.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#28 posted 04-02-2014 03:25 AM

That’s my luck! I just bought the hole assortment pack last week on sale. They were half off because of missing parts. Some of the smaller ones slipped out of the box I think because I couldn’t see them anywhere upon opening.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts

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#29 posted 04-02-2014 07:59 AM

I’ll take them if you still have them. I need a few and I sure don’t want to dig them by hand. Nobody stocks them around here.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#30 posted 04-02-2014 01:33 PM

I’m STILL trying to give a #2 BM…

No luck thus far… ;-(

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#31 posted 04-02-2014 01:37 PM

Oh Lord! I forgot all about April fools day. It seems to come around every year just like clockwork. lol

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#32 posted 04-02-2014 02:15 PM

Getting these holes from a member here garanties you’ll get the real deal and not fake ones.,remember the scam last year when someone was actually selling a single hole to many unsuspecting buyers?

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#33 posted 04-06-2014 12:02 AM

I’d really like to order a few holes, but, how would I know if and when they were in me mailbox

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#34 posted 04-07-2014 01:33 AM

Holly holes.. The whole thing is that if you have a bunch of holes that you want to get rid of; wholesale, there are only whole bunch of holly people who would take the whole thing without asking a whole bunch of questions about what the whole thing is worth or whether the holes are the right size (centimeters or inches). Holistically, looking at the whole thing, I presume every hole has its own value based upon the whole and how holly a hole it is.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#35 posted 04-07-2014 03:17 AM

Roger, they are all folded up and fit in a business envelope.

mrjinx007, not wholesale holes, the whole lot is free. They are the right sized holes because they stretch a whole bunch.
They are indeed valuable, in the whole. I blessed them myself and I was wholly ordained online.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#36 posted 04-07-2014 03:22 AM

How can we be sure they’re post holes, and not just a bunch of butt holes?

(sorry, it’s late and I have had a few drinks)

-- Because I'm gone, that's why!

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#37 posted 04-07-2014 03:24 AM

You can trust me.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#38 posted 04-07-2014 03:27 AM

Are you a doctor?
(hopefully not a proctologist)

-- Because I'm gone, that's why!

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#39 posted 04-07-2014 03:32 AM

No. Just a good nose. They sorta smell like dirt.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#40 posted 04-07-2014 03:34 AM

Well, I hope you clean them before you send them off.

-- Because I'm gone, that's why!

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#41 posted 04-07-2014 03:39 AM

Naw, they’re still in their original wrappers. I just opened the box to make sure they were all there.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#42 posted 04-07-2014 11:01 AM

Dang it, I thought this was for a free nib, cuz I just found out they’re for starting cuts and my saw don’t got one. Now I can’t start no cuts cuz I can’t afford a nib. I’ve been on ebay for the last two days. PLEASE DO NOT ADVERTISE YOUR PRODUCT AS A “NIB” IF’N IT AINT A NIB!

-- Quote from ebay tool listing: " Has nicks and dings wear and tear dust and dirt rust and pitting but in good working condition"

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#43 posted 04-07-2014 02:09 PM

Sorry for the confusion, Picklehead.
Lee Valley also contacted me and asked that I not use their copywrited product name in the future.
BTW, they are having a sale on their NIB sets.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#44 posted 04-07-2014 02:42 PM

Which set is the best millimeter or SAE?

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#45 posted 04-07-2014 02:56 PM

Depends, waho6o9. How are your posts measured?
Or, you could just take a hole to the post place and see which ones fit.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#46 posted 04-07-2014 02:58 PM

You’re supposed to measure them?

I’ll just get both sets. Thanks for the help Gene.

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#47 posted 04-07-2014 03:48 PM

Or were you asking about Lee Valley’s NIB sets? They only come with SAE threads. But you need a mm Phillips screwdriver to install them. Weird, I know. I think Rockler sells the plastic kind you just push in.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#48 posted 04-08-2014 01:45 PM

While we are on the subject, I checked in the shop and I found a piece of art by Picasso. It’s the only one he did with a Sharpie.

Will this never end??

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#49 posted 04-08-2014 01:57 PM

Knothead62, We were having a serious discussion of technical issues and you have to interject a comment about politics. What gives, man? This ain’t the coffee lounge, ya know.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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