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    Veritas Straight Edge Surprise

    I went down to my Dad's to help him with his computer yesterday . Despite knowing little about these instruments of the devil , I applied my guaranteed Windows PC fix .

    No, I didn't throw it out the upstairs window, I blew it's brains out and rebuilt it from scratch .

    As a thank you I was surprised with this for my efforts:

    Attachment 13071

    A 36" Veritas steel straight edge (the ruler is just for scale).
    Last edited by glenn bradley; 09-30-2007 at 02:46 PM.
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    I have that same one... yer gonna like it

    Nice gloat
    Jason Beam
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    Glenn,

    Very nice !

    I'm sure that was a good suprise.
    We create with our hands in wood what our mind sees in thought.
    Disclosure: Formerly was a part-time sales person & instructor at WoodCraft in Buffalo, NY.
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    You spent 3 months teaching your Dad Linux and all you got was the straightedge?

    I'm glad you were able to have a good thank you present for such a time consuming, irritating task - even if it was just a Windows reinstall.

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    Hey Glenn, good on you for helping your Dad, and a nice present for sure, but...........

    Maybe dear old Dad is trying to tell you something.......

    Better check them machines with that new toy!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    I secretly believe that he knows that he will be able to borrow it anytime he likes. Speaking of that, he just ordered a WorkSharp system . . . . hmmmmm.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    I secretly believe that he knows that he will be able to borrow it anytime he likes. Speaking of that, he just ordered a WorkSharp system . . . . hmmmmm.
    If he has a desire to adopt.....I'm sure he could borrow either back from me anytime!
    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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    Father ???

    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    If he has a desire to adopt.....I'm sure he could borrow either back from me anytime!
    Rennie,

    I am sure you are better off with your real father. I was too dumb and naive to be a good father. I mean---look how my kids turned out.

    Sorry for the late response, I just saw this post.

    Enjoy,

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    Rennie,

    I am sure you are better off with your real father. I was too dumb and naive to be a good father. I mean---look how my kids turned out.

    Sorry for the late response, I just saw this post.

    Enjoy,

    Jim

    Oh, I don't know. Glenn looks a bit rough around the edges, but he's a woodworker so he can't be all bad.
    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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