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Old 01-03-2011, 10:45 PM   #4381
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That's one of the great things about traveling is seeing the way things are done differently in other parts of the world.

My sister's friend had family visiting here from Arizona. They couldn't get over the fact that they couldn't see the other side of Lake Michigan from where they were standing on the beach.
Precisely...and yet to you it's just another day at the office.

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Since it's all English, how are the words spelled in England? Would they agree with Canadians or Americans?
Good question.

There's Murican, Canajun and English, and then British English and so on.

From what I remember from my British grammar school days, Canadian and English is usually the same.

I cannot say that I disagree with some of the 'Murican spellings, as they generally shorten the words. Socks...sox, for example. Imagine how much time that has saved over the last 100 years!
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I got started on the shaping of the stair posts for the upper stairs today.

Doesn't look like much here, but the edges will all get rounded over, then the notch taken out of the bottom of the post prior to bolting on.

It looks like with these cold days and nights that the finish will have to wait a few months.
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The missus promised me a nice birthday present last November, then welched out at the last minute. Something to do with the cost.

Much to my delight, she presented me with this lovely little toy for Christmas!
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Such a beautiful place!
Sandra, my apologies for not thanking you earlier.

What brings you to the site, and what part of this crazy world do you live in!

Always curious about that, as there is beauty everywhere if you just look for it.
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The missus promised me a nice birthday present last November, then welched out at the last minute. Something to do with the cost.

Much to my delight, she presented me with this lovely little toy for Christmas!
Awwww man, that is really nice, that is a top notch tool for sure. You will wonder how you got along without it. Let us know how you like it after you have used it for a while.
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I got started on the shaping of the stair posts for the upper stairs today.

Doesn't look like much here, but the edges will all get rounded over, then the notch taken out of the bottom of the post prior to bolting on.

It looks like with these cold days and nights that the finish will have to wait a few months.
This will be interesting to watch buddy. There is that beautiful work bench again, I still would be afraid to use it.
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Keith you are going to love that tool. That thing will do things you would have never thought possible. That particular brand there is the "Top-O-The-Line" in that tool. I have the same tool but mine is a "Poor-Mans" Rockwell brand. I think it cost me a handful of staples and peanutbutter sandwich.
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Keith you are going to love that tool. That thing will do things you would have never thought possible. That particular brand there is the "Top-O-The-Line" in that tool. I have the same tool but mine is a "Poor-Mans" Rockwell brand. I think it cost me a handful of staples and peanutbutter sandwich.
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Try here for replacement blades. http://www.bitetools.com/main.html
I've not tried them or am I a dealer. Just stumbled across the web page. Prices are pretty good. dorf dude...
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My biggest issue with that type of tool (Rockwell in my case) is the cost of the blades is what I consider to be outrageous for no longer than they really last.

The blades at that website cost the same as what I am paying at Menard's. Then they require an adapter but I didn't see any information about the adaptor or its cost. And on top of that...shipping costs.

A guy would have to think about buying from them.

Another peculiar thing is they sell a typical wood blade for ten bucks. You can buy a package of (10) of them for $99 and they claim to be saving you $58 or something like that when you do so.

How does that work?

Is ten times ten still one hundred?
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My biggest issue with that type of tool (Rockwell in my case) is the cost of the blades is what I consider to be outrageous for no longer than they really last.

The blades at that website cost the same as what I am paying at Menard's. Then they require an adapter but I didn't see any information about the adaptor or its cost. And on top of that...shipping costs.

A guy would have to think about buying from them.

Another peculiar thing is they sell a typical wood blade for ten bucks. You can buy a package of (10) of them for $99 and they claim to be saving you $58 or something like that when you do so.

How does that work?

Is ten times ten still one hundred?
Good point Bud. Prices for blades vary. I pay out the butt here in Germany so the web page prices seemed pretty good to me. I think they are all still ripping us off in the long run. Great tools but they get you in the end. Don't ask to borrow mine!. dorf dude...
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Keith you are going to love that tool. That thing will do things you would have never thought possible. That particular brand there is the "Top-O-The-Line" in that tool. I have the same tool but mine is a "Poor-Mans" Rockwell brand. I think it cost me a handful of staples and peanutbutter sandwich.
The Fein outfit comes with a pretty cool dvd showing all kinds of different uses for the tool. One of them is a big sanding attachment (optional extra I don't have) which acts just like a random orbital sander. They show this guy sanding an entire outside wall on a house - and of course I think there's no way that machine can do that. Fooled me again!

It's definitely a quality piece.
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They show this guy sanding an entire outside wall on a house -
Yow well-l-l-l-l, I wouldn't go that far.
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I've not tried them or am I a dealer. Just stumbled across the web page. Prices are pretty good. dorf dude...
Thanks Shu. I think somewhere on Contractor Talk there is a link to either this or another outfit which makes the blades for the Fein.

When I get into it I will check them both out.

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