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    Living In The Past

    I put this in general wworking so more might see it instead of just the neanderthals....I've heard about this guy in the past, but I really need to get out and see his place sometime soon. He not only works the way they did in the past, he dresses like them too! Anyone traveling thru IA might think of stopping in to see him too!

    >>>>Click Here<<<< for a story about him

    His website: http://www.rvp1875.com/index.php/
    Last edited by Jeff Bower; 07-26-2011 at 06:07 PM. Reason: added another link
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    Roy Underhill wannabe?
    Really, good for him.
    "Folks is funny critters."

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    Yep, takes certain amount of gusto to go off the beaten path. Good for him. Thanks for sharing.
    Jon

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    Thanks,

    I appreciate that there are people who keep history alive. I also appreciate the results of a good artist/skilled workman.
    However, when it comes to me, I want to do the best job I can, the easiest way and with the best tools available.

    Enjoy,
    Jim
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
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    Thanks,

    I appreciate that there are people who keep history alive. I also appreciate the results of a good artist/skilled workman.
    However, when it comes to me, I want to do the best job I can, the easiest way and with the best tools available.

    Example: I really do not miss my first car, a 1932 Chevy convertible. I also don't miss sawing off a board by hand.

    Enjoy,
    Jim
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    I would love to visit his place. I can't imagine a hand cranked rip saw
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    Looks like he is enjoying him self. Thanks
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    while not my cup of tea, I prefer twisting electrons when I woodwork, he's got his own niche there & seems to be doing well. More power to him! er, well, you know...
    -Ned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Bulken View Post
    ...More power to him! er, well, you know...
    Now that's funny right there!
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