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Old November 22, 2015   #1501
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That is a beautiful kitty mine would have eaten the tops off the plants.

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My father used the professional model Skilsaws up until the 80's.

The first one he bought back in the 60's when he first began building, lasted until the late 70's, the one he bought to replace it only lasted a few years. Starting in the 80's the saw would build 1 large house, or 2 small houses before it quit.

In 1989 we started a rather large house with a brand new Skil professional. We got the subfloor down and the saw quit, dad went and got another just like it. We got the rafters up before that one quit. At that point I talked my dad into buying one of the newest saws on the shelves around here; a Makita. That was back when Makita saws were made in Japan, and the quality compared to the best of the older USA made tools. We still us Makita circular saws to this day, but they are made in China now.
Hellmanns I dont know for sure how old you are.
Do you remember the cheap Black and Decker saws they sold for 19.95 back in the 70's?
Everyone was snapping them up.
But even then 19.95 was a heck of a lot of money in the 70's.

As for Makitas they made good stuff.
Here is a little known fact about Japan.
Much of the stuff they sold that they shipped over seas was junk from some place else.
The stuff they sold in their country was made in their country and it was better.
Pentax cameras that were made in Japan had all metal bodies and they were sold in Japan.
Their exports were made in China or elsewhere and sold in the US.
They had no problem ripping off the rest of the world by doing this.
This is the old Pentax K 1000 the work horse of manual cameras.

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Old November 22, 2015   #1502
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That is a beautiful kitty mine would have eaten the tops off the plants.


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Yes Worth she is a real lady. She will however massacre any flowers given half a chance.
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Old November 22, 2015   #1503
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That is a beautiful kitty mine would have eaten the tops off the plants.


Hellmanns I dont know for sure how old you are.
Do you remember the cheap Black and Decker saws they sold for 19.95 back in the 70's?
Everyone was snapping them up.
But even then 19.95 was a heck of a lot of money in the 70's.

As for Makitas they made good stuff.
Here is a little known fact about Japan.
Much of the stuff they sold that they shipped over seas was junk from some place else.
The stuff they sold in their country was made in their country and it was better.
Pentax cameras that were made in Japan had all metal bodies and they were sold in Japan.
Their exports were made in China or elsewhere and sold in the US.
They had no problem ripping off the rest of the world by doing this.
This is the old Pentax K 1000 the work horse of manual cameras.

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I was born in the 60's, but remember a lot of tools being a carpenters son. I remember the Black & Decker that was sold in department type stores, it was a tan color, and I think it had a short cord. I also remember a nice shiny heavy duty B&D, that came in a metal box. My dads work partner had one.
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Old November 22, 2015   #1504
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Yes Worth she is a real lady. She will however massacre any flowers given half a chance.
I went into the plant room one time and found about 400 really nice seedlings scattered all over the place.
I had no idea what half of anything was anymore.
Many had the tops ate off.
And there she was looking at me.
It was something about tomato plants that attracted her nothing else.
I would take them outside ans she would come running to eat the tops.

I would holler Smokey stop and she would slither off and wait for me to turn my back and start sneaking back to them.
She is a very smart cat and takes commands somewhat like a dog.
She isn't the first cat I have trained to take commands.

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Old November 22, 2015   #1505
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I was born in the 60's, but remember a lot of tools being a carpenters son. I remember the Black & Decker that was sold in department type stores, it was a tan color, and I think it had a short cord. I also remember a nice shiny heavy duty B&D, that came in a metal box. My dads work partner had one.
These B&D's where flat silver if I remember correctly and had bushings.

My dad owned a Paint and Body shop for years and everything had to be quality.
This stopped him from buying things he needed some times but not all of the time.
I finally convinced him to start buying things like the saw so he could have one every now and then.
There was no reason to have an expensive saw to make rabbit cages and chicken hutches around the farm.

My wife wanted me to buy a 400 pound cabinet saw but I settled on the nice movable Ridged table saw that is a belt drive.
It cuts very well but if I were to open a cabinet shop I would get the cabinet saw.

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Old November 22, 2015   #1506
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Homemade Pastrami.
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Old November 23, 2015   #1507
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Just a little on the chilly side this morning.
November 23rd 2015.
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Speaking of Circular Saws (Skil Saws) - Does Milwaukee still offer the gear driven model? Back in the early 90's my business cut a lot of 5/8" particle board and the only saws that lasted a year or more were the heavy duty Milwaukee models.

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Speaking of Circular Saws (Skil Saws) - Does Milwaukee still offer the gear driven model? Back in the early 90's my business cut a lot of 5/8" particle board and the only saws that lasted a year or more were the heavy duty Milwaukee models.

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Yes they do Mike and Milwaukee is the only power tool I will buy now and has been for many years.
If you look you can get a Worm Drive for a little under $200.00.


I have a Milwaukee 1/2 drive hole shooter that I have used for 25 years.
Not just around the house but in heavy industry down where you live.
Drilling holes in the heavy I Beam to hang pipe supports and U Bolts.

I will NOT buy the stuff from HD or Lowes I get my stuff on line from people like Houston and Austin Tool Supply.
Some time a go they were making counterfeit Milwaukee tools in China and selling them at flea markets.

I would like to add I have rebuilt many of the high end tools for a lot less money than a new one.

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Old November 23, 2015   #1510
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More orange marmalade, this time with chili Arbol.
This time Great Britain gets a kick.
I bought a 15 pound bag of oranges the other day and they are almost gone.
Since last week I have ate about 12 pounds of oranges.
With all of the peppers and oranges I eat I dont think I wil be coming down with scurvy.
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Old November 23, 2015   #1511
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I love oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit. It's strange, I can eat an orange - yet can't drink any orange juice due to acid reflux. I've tried all kinds of brands and styles of OJ all ending with the same results.

I did find one I can drink - Sunny D but there's probably no OJ in it.
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Yes they do Mike and Milwaukee is the only power tool I will buy now and has been for many years.
If you look you can get a Worm Drive for a little under $200.00.


I have a Milwaukee 1/2 drive hole shooter that I have used for 25 years.
Not just around the house but in heavy industry down where you live.
Drilling holes in the heavy I Beam to hang pipe supports and U Bolts.

I will NOT buy the stuff from HD or Lowes I get my stuff on line from people like Houston and Austin Tool Supply.
Some time a go they were making counterfeit Milwaukee tools in China and selling them at flea markets.

I would like to add I have rebuilt many of the high end tools for a lot less money than a new one.
Yep, that is the one. Circle Saw Supply in Houston was usually my source. Another tool that the original is far better than what is out there now is a Porter Cable Porta Band Saw. The models from the mid '80's could be rebuilt. Most of the stuff today is throw away.

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I love oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit. It's strange, I can eat an orange - yet can't drink any orange juice due to acid reflux. I've tried all kinds of brands and styles of OJ all ending with the same results.

I did find one I can drink - Sunny D but there's probably no OJ in it.
Salt I have the same problem.
I dont drink any processed drinking juices at all.
When I was at work I would get the produce buyer and chef to buy Hamlin oranges and I would squeeze my own orange juice.
The chef an I would sit down and discus when to order so they would show up when I was there.
A Hamlin may not be pretty and it has seeds but as far as I am concerned it is one the kings of oranges.

Just a heads up most of these juices are garbage and some have more High fructose Corn Syrup than a can of Soda.
Cranberry juice is NOT healthy.
If you want the benefits of cranberry juice buy the pills like I do.
If you want the health benefits from fruit eat fruit.
That is hard for people on a limited income to do.

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Yep, that is the one. Circle Saw Supply in Houston was usually my source. Another tool that the original is far better than what is out there now is a Porter Cable Porta Band Saw. The models from the mid '80's could be rebuilt. Most of the stuff today is throw away.

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I ran Porter Cable band saws for years I dont think I would buy a thing they have now.
Even some of the Milwaukee battery stuff is made in china.
You have to look before you buy.
Many times the HD stuff it not the same as what you get from a dealer.
They are cheap knock offs that they had to start making to compete with the rest of the garbage.

Lots of luck finding a brand new American made lath now it isn't going to happen.
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Old November 23, 2015   #1515
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Back in 2003 my company gave us all gift cards for Home Depot for Christmas.
I took the card and my own money and bought this little 4 1/2 inch Sander grinder for my welding.
As you can see it is made in the USA.
I haven't looked to see if the one's at Home Depot still are.
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