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    Bob Wiggins is offline Former Member (by the member's request)
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    140 miles west of tulsa

    new member where the wind comes sweeping down the plain

    I was referred to this site a few days ago by a member here and have been reading posts and enjoying the photos. I'll not mention any name as I haven't determined at this time what is proper site etiquette.
    Although I have retired from the natural gas industry where some of our engines and compressors made our 7,000 cubic inch engines look like a toys, I have always reverted back to small wood projects for enjoyment and entertainment but sometimes out of necessity.
    The wife of 40 years and I have raised 3 great kids. We all have degrees of some sort but those weren't always persued in life. One son has his own HVAC business in Texas. On occasion he and I get together for a wood project. Sometimes I don't get the full story over the phone and find the plan has taken a serious detour after he discovers I'm coming. Another son has a geography degree and employment is with an oil company. The third ( I call her the professional student) is working on her Phd in micro biology. At this point she has been published, what ever that means.
    My tools -- nearly all are from the 50s or 60s and after seeing some photos of equipment here I can see you wouldn't put up with a table saw that the table is tilted to make a compound miter or rip a bevel or champfer.
    This is more than enough rambling so I'll probably be mostly in the shadows until someone tells me to leave. Bob Wiggins

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    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Nova Scotia's beautiful south shore
    Well, all I can think to say is " Yeeow! Ayipioeeay!"

    And as far as your tilt table saw and other old gear, we love them here. But we can't appreciate them without pics.

    Welcome aboard !!
    All the best,
    Ian G

    **Now holding auditions for a catchy new signature**

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Placitas, NM in the foothills of the Sandia Mt
    Welcome to the family Bob. Enjoyed your story, hope you will spin many more.

    And Ian's right, our saying is "No picture - didn't happen."

    So don't be shy, jump right in. And lets see some pics of those 50's tools.
    Don't believe everything you think!

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Hi Bob, and welcome! Feel free to show off your 50s and 60s tools...there will be no pointing and laughing, but there might be some jealous drooling from the "old iron" guys. We like seeing it all, old and new, big and small.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

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    Steve Clardy Guest
    Welcome Bob

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    Don Taylor is offline Former Member (by the member's request)
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Hi Bob,
    If you like old iron, you'll fit right in. I'm not one of the lucky ones that have any of the good old machines but plenty of folks here do.
    Drag up a crate and spin a yarn or two. And shake the dust off that camera!


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    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Between Aledo and Fort Worth, TX
    Welcome Bob! What part of Okie land are you from? I'm originally from Ada, even though I've lived in Tx for over 30 years.
    Good to have youas part of the Family! And it's allright to say who invited you, unless they want it kept a secret! Jim.
    Coolmeadow Setters...
    Exclusively Irish!
    Home of Irish Setter Rescue of North Texas
    When Irish Eyes are smiling, they're usually up to something!!
    At a minimum, I'm Pentatoxic...but most likely, I'm a Pentaholic. There seems to be no known cure. Pentatonix, winners of The Sing Off, season 3

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    hi bob! don`t be shy
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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Welcome Bob. Ramble as you see fit, as long as it is woodworking related we like ramblers!!!!

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    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Welcome Bob, old iron, new iron, don't much matter to us, but without pictures..............

    Sounds like you have a family to be proud of

    Mine are still in elementary school, but I'm one proud Papa just the same.

    Glad you joined us.

    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

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