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Anybody interested in organizing or taking part in it?

A tradition that really shouldn't fall by the wayside.

Whadya think?

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I've got a used PEG jug to (post #195786, reply #1 of 40)

I've got a used PEG jug to offer.


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

Dan (post #195786, reply #2 of 40)

You're not a new guy.

You offer to be part of the gift exchange.

I don't rightly care what you give..............

nor do I have any idea what a PEG jug is.

Unless it's a jug that holds PEGS.

So, is it an old jug full of PEGS ..............

or a beat up pc of [JOBSITE WORD] empty jug?

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Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


It was an adjunct to my alien (post #195786, reply #3 of 40)

It was an adjunct to my alien abduction this morning.


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

Well, that pretty much ruins this thread......... (post #195786, reply #4 of 40)

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A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


Merry Christmas! (post #195786, reply #5 of 40)

Any interest in keeping the Christmas Gift Exchange alive, cept for me and Dan's colonoscopy container?

 

Hope so, it was a blast.

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


why Calvin -    I left (post #195786, reply #6 of 40)

why Calvin - 

 

I left your gift at your kitchen door last saturday - 

 

wad chew got fur me?

 

"there's enough for everyone"

Shoot (post #195786, reply #7 of 40)

Why didn't I put two and two together.

Your post on the apple expo and then the bag..................

damn, they're good.  Joyce (and I) especially like the twang those babies hold.

 

 

I could kick myself for not being a better sleuth.  I like a good mystery as much as the next guy.

 

 

Thanks!

 

as far as what do I got?   Probably something.  I've always got some thing.  Wished I'd have been home.  What time was it?

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


tween 4-5  - I don't have a (post #195786, reply #8 of 40)

tween 4-5  - I don't have a watch -

 

garage was open - truck and car was there - I figured you two young kids were out frolicking on the trail or something - didn't have long, almost didn't stop, but I was 4 blocks away...

 

give Joyce a squeeze for me - 

 

"there's enough for everyone"

Shoot, I was home. (post #195786, reply #9 of 40)

Running the washer/dryer with the door closed-watching OSU..............damn.  Shouldn't have put the cheap asss doorbell in the laundry.

Nice of you to stop.  And thanks again for the apples.  Return squeeze to Val.

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


You betcha (post #195786, reply #10 of 40)

Count me in for the fun.


Hope all's well in Maumee!

'Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it' ~ Chinese proverb

Cool (post #195786, reply #11 of 40)

So far, looks like you and me.

Maybe DanH if he doesn't use that colon drinking fluid container as the bait.

And perhaps Doud, tho he already left us some delicious apples.

 

So, here's the list thus far.

Me

You

awaiting Doud and DanH's word.

 

 

thanks.

 

Things here?  Managed some golf last week in the aftn's.  Finished some more damn rot repair-ugh.  Pushed back a nice kitchen job till the first of the year.  Held up on a moderate bath remodel-money questions, decision to be made when homeowners return from a 3 week hiatus..............Sold a crown job today, nothin much more for the holiday season cept small stuff-ugh again.  Waiting on delivery of a newly purchased Kapex. 

Joyce is no longer being overworked, the girl she covered for during maternity leave has returned so luckily her workload has been halved.  Man, she really gave it her all.

Went to Nashville two weeks ago for the grandson's first birthday.  They plan to come up for Christmas, a week I hope.

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


You're gonna love that Kapex (post #195786, reply #12 of 40)

I just got one the other week. Couldn't stand the constant tweaking with my other saw, just so it could kinda cut straight. Thought about that new Bosch for a bit, but it's crazy heavy and I saw some less than stellar comments about its trueness in cutting.

You have a 36mm hose for your vac? I've got the 27mm one and the dust pickup is pretty good, but I'm thinking about getting the bigger one which is supposed to be a nice improvement.

Get some kind of lube/grease ready. The tolerance on my miter table is, um, tight. As in it scrapes on the back edge. I talked to Festool this week and they didn't really have a remedy, but said lubing it up was fine. I put on some White Lightning bike lube and it worked like a charm. No more noise, and it was a rather annoying noise.

Lasers are fantastic. So's that angle finder thingy.

Glad to hear things are well. Say hi to Joyce and enjoy that grandson!

You want me to post a note over at BTC about the Winter Solstice Exchange? If you need/want help let me know.

'Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it' ~ Chinese proverb

Sure thing (post #195786, reply #13 of 40)

Be my guest and make a post.  More the Merry-er.

Well, now that you ask...............

You could run it.  You know, collect the names, compile the info, do the draw..................

that would help alot!

 

Lessee, how'd the previous organizers do it?  Email Address, full name and the alias used, mailing address.............hell, include the phone number too so we can call and bug the ONE goofball that doesn't send anything.

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Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


Sumbits Steve, (post #195786, reply #14 of 40)

You take the bull by the horns!

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Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


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Well, we've no time to lose (post #195786, reply #15 of 40)

No sense talking about it instead of making it happen :)


Now, what are you going to put that Kapex on? You have a homemade stand?

'Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it' ~ Chinese proverb

You bet I do........... (post #195786, reply #16 of 40)

Was first made for my original rockwell mitresaw (and I'm old, remember).   Which I still have-nostalgia with usefulness.

Then it was modified to my Hitachi slide.

Don't see why it wouldn't take a little more hacking to bring that into play with the new one.  BUT, will have to get it and see.  I think Tuesday.  The beauty of the old setup is that the top of the finish box on my older than you horses,  is the same as the top of my Bosch table and when using the bench saw that's always in the van-on those horses........................you got it-still on the same plane.

It's a nice lite box, stays it's shape, doesn't take up much room.  I think it might work.  If not-we'll just have to do something about that-which won't include buying the 500.00 table nor the 600.00 wings..................that's just plain wrong.

The excitement mounts.

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


DONATIONS ACCEPTED! (post #195786, reply #21 of 40)

Steve, as you well know I drew Imerk, and his wish as well as Novi's was to take the 30 bucks and give it or a gift to a needy child here in Maumee/Toledo.  Make a youngster smile bigger than they might have.

I talked to Marty about an idea that popped into my head of taking that 30 and see if I could grow it at my longtime tool supplier.  Take that and find a good, excited about the trades youth here in our regional tech schools carpentry class to be the recipient.  We're going to try to narrow that down to someone that might really NEED the help too.

Just talked to Electric Tool and Tim tells me he just packed up about 40 pairs of gloves for a coat and hat drive here.  Seems there's not much call for "small" in the trades and he's got some "overstock".  So he's already done his something nice................

But "come on in" he says, we'll get something together-Great Idea! he thinks.   

Cool!

 

Just got off the phone with one of the bunch I emailed at the Tech School and he's going to move my request in the right direction-

This just might work.

 

Now you know me sort of....................

But you do know I tend to go overboard on this kind of donation thing.  Being mildly pumped, I'm thinking I'll take some time and see if I can't find some others that might wanna chip in.

I think I'll start right here and ask Dan Morrison if he can't find a mag subscription laying around we couldn't package up for the kid.

 

Anyone else care to get involved with my plan?

or maybe make one yourself-find the tech school in your area and see if you can do some good.  We always rail about the lack of youth in the building trades-now's the time to do something about it in a small but maybe important way.

 

thanks!

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


FHB is a big friend to tech schools (post #195786, reply #22 of 40)

I've always tried to help tech schools as much as I can. Mike G and Rick A had a little traveling road show for New England tech schools which I would tag along on and hand out piles of books and magazines.

I can certainly comp some subscriptions, send me names and addresses.

Often I like to comp the teachers, because sometimes they need the info more than the kids (seems strange) and the teachers show the kids the articles, or print them out for the kids.

Also, it's a lot easier for me to slide many website comps through the machine than a big pile of magazine comps (paper and postage are publishers two biggest costs).

Another option is for you, Calvin, to do a tool review for the magazine and then donate the tools to the kids. I've done that, too (boy were the other editors pissed when I loaded all of those portable tablesaws into a van and drove them away...)

Let me know what you want to do and I'll do my best.

 

That goes for others, too -- if there's a tech school that needs a print subscription and some electronic subscriptions, let me know: dmorrison(at)taunton.com

Dan Morrison
 

Danny boy! (post #195786, reply #23 of 40)

I'm going to put this gift box together and figure that we'll try to get at least the instructor for the one class an online sub, but maybe offer the print or online sub for the student (depending on computer or not at home).  The online sub seems like a larger source of info, but the option would be great.

Thanks a heck of alot!

As to a tool review................only a hermit w/o power would turn that down.  Bring it on.  I've got minor experience in the area-well major in the use, minor in hands on comparison.

You should see me study up on the perfect E-reader for my wife-egads-if I read another review/comparison my head will explode.

 

 

 

by the way, you or T have a reader?  Likes/dislikes?

 

I'm a glutton for punishment.

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


DONATIONS ACCEPTED! (post #195786, reply #24 of 40)

Gary Katz has sweetened the deal.

2-dvd set-Mastering the Miterbox

And his book - Finish Carpentry.

Great instructionals!

 

EDIT:

Gift certificate from Toledo Plywood.  25.00

Gift certificate from Electric Tool and Equipment.  60.00

 

 

Anyone else want to join Imerc, Electric Tool,  FHB, Gary Katz, and myself in this?  More the Merrier!

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


Donations Accepted (post #195786, reply #25 of 40)

So Dan,

This has gotten a bit out of control.

Today while sitting in the van waiting for my meeting at the Penta Career Center with the director and the instructors of senior carpentry and the remodeling class.............

Call a painter I use-tell him about this-he offers 30.00 to expand the tool gift certificate.

Tool guy calls to tell me my compressor is ready-Care to match this recent gift and expand the certificate?  "Sure"

 

In the meeting I inform them that our "gift" has gotten a little larger than the 30 bucks , a couple online memberships, and  some mitersaw dvd's and a great book on finish work.............I sit there expounding on the expansion and they now have pretty much convinced me that if at all possible-they'd like to see a recipient out of each of the two  classes.

 

That only raised my level of Christmas Cheer.  I find out that another local suppier, different from Electric Tool, provides much of their power tool needs.  I think I'll have to stop in that place and have a talk with the owner...............

Stopped at the plumbing supply-"Sure"-another 50.00 towards the tool certificate and my long time electrical contractor-"Sure", just a few minutes ago after I set up an appt. to look at a job.

 

Merry Christmas!   !    !     I'd do that in red or green if I could add color to the post...................

 

Still waiting to hear from another couple lumber yards, fastcap, and a roofing window cabinet supplier..............

 

thinking of quiting carpentry and going to work for the United Way.

 

 

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


What are the rules? (post #195786, reply #17 of 40)

What are the rules?


Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed.  --Herman Melville

"rules"? (post #195786, reply #18 of 40)

Well, you send your email address, Screen Name (DanH)  full name and shipping information (address) to Fat Roman (Steve).  We've added sending your phone number so we can get hold of you should you "forget" to follow through with the gift exchange.

Suggested 30.00 max on value.

Steve draws names-givers/recepients-and makes contact to give the mailing info.

You send your gift to your recipient and if all goes well, you get one from some other internet axe murderer.

Pc. of  cake.

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


What about you? (post #195786, reply #20 of 40)

Alright lords and ladies, do we hear any interest for the (in)famous BT Xmas Gift Exchange?

 

Shall we say a $30 limit as in years past?

 

Want to sign up? Send me your real name, screen name here, email address, mailing address and phone # to forum AT fatroman DOT com

 

Deadline midnight Saturday, Dec 11.

 

So far...

  • FatRoman
  • Calvin
  • IMERC
  • Sphere
  • NeilCAG
  • Novy
  • McDesign
  • BillAKAPlum
  • Maverick2010
  • TheSlateman
  • RuffMike
  • dcarroll2001

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


Alright lords and ladies, do (post #195786, reply #19 of 40)

Alright lords and ladies, do we hear any interest for the (in)famous BT Xmas Gift Exchange?

 

Shall we say a $30 limit as in years past?

 

Want to sign up? Send me your real name, screen name here, email address, mailing address and phone # to forum AT fatroman DOT com

 

Deadline midnight Saturday, Dec 11.

 

So far...

  • FatRoman
  • Calvin
  • IMERC
  • Sphere
  • NeilCAG
  • Novy
  • McDesign
  • BillAKAPlum

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


Exchange (post #195786, reply #26 of 40)

 Thanks for the email earlier Cal.

 I like the trade school twist. I have been volunteering, mentoring and donating to ours for quite awhile now. The kids are the future and we need to nurture them. We just fixed up a kid with a full set of starter tools from me &  my contractor buds. You have to give back a bit and it does feel good.

Novy

PS already signed up for the exchange at BTC and there should be a kids donation made on my behalf in Conneticut.

 

On a hill by the harbour

You two had a good idea. (post #195786, reply #27 of 40)

Today at our meeting I suggested this might be a nice thing to keep going.  And perhaps beat the bushes to get their HVAC and Electrical classes involved by finding some folks in those trades to put out the word.

Yep, this thing is getting a life of it's own.

Yet another good thing comes out of this loose association of internet misfits.

 

Merry Christmas!

A Great Place for Information, Comraderie, and a Sucker Punch.

Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


http://www.quittintime.com/

 


Stuff (post #195786, reply #28 of 40)

  Believe it or not even though I am a builder/fabricator most of my volunteer stuff is in the electrical and electronics depts. Long story but most of my contrributions to those depts. still come out of the carp shop.

 I really like being at the College and some day I would like to teach there. We old farts do have a bit to give back to the kids.

 

On a hill by the harbour

Alright, this is it. (post #195786, reply #31 of 40)

The real final, met with the two students-Aaron and Jerry from here-just outside the glass city-Seniors at the Penta Career Center.  These were a couple of real nice guys.  It was a pleasure meeting them and I was honored to present to them the large box of booty. 

Thanks to Imerc for the idea of forgetting sending him something and giving back to the community.  Thanks to my friends, subs and concerned business owners here in Toledo and to FHB for giving the place that all this BT stuff hatched from.

Thanks:

Electric Tool and Equipment

Power Tool Sales and Service

Gordon Lumber

Toledo Plywood

Great Lakes Gypsum and Supply

Gary Katz-Katz Roadshow.

Duvall Woodworking

Mike and Susan Odonnell

Harmon Painting and Decorating

Dave Richards Drywall

Cisterino Electric

Maumee Plumbing Supply

Cisterino Electric

Toledo Mud Hens and the Toledo Walleye.

FineHomeBuilding.com

 

This past Thursday I met with the boys, the CT Supervisor, the asst. Superintendant, the Communications director and passed along 490.00 worth  of  gift certs, tools, publications and the good will from BT to EACH STUDENT!.  If this gets to press I'll post it. 

 

 

With luck, here's a picture of  LtoR-Me, Aaron,Jerry, Dave Ziemke-Supervisor of the Construction Trades

Two good kids, the Best of Luck to them in the future!

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Novy (post #195786, reply #30 of 40)

You two fine upstanding boneheads had a real swell idea with the give it back to a youth in the point of origin's community!

From the post above you can see it took on a life it's own.  The tool supply gift certificates now total 150.00 each to the 2 students.  The rest of the goods as listed.  The baseball or hockey tickets have now been confirmed to BOTH teams games.

And today at a meeting at a customer's house with the fella making new doors and drawer fronts for it I managed to enlist his support as well.  He's invited the two students into his shop (a nice operation) for some handson personal instruction (intro to) cabinet making.  He reached for his wallet and idea just popped into my head.

Pity the next victim.

 

Thanks again for putting this idea up and making a measley 30 bucks balloon into something pretty damn sweet!

Happy New Year

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Remodeling Contractor just outside the Glass City.


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