For any of you who haven't visited www.owwm.com, it's worth checking
out. I'm a big fan. My latest partially completed restoration is a
17" Delta Drill Press. The nearest I can tell is that it's made in
the late 30s/early 40s. The publication I found at owwm was printed
in 1941. No luck on the serial number - it's 2-3267. This must have
been from before they started keeping records, so I've read. Someday,
maybe, if I ever finish it, I'll take a picture and mail it to The
Internet. Not sure how that envelope makes it's way around the world,
but I just bought a BlackBerry Cell Phone so I'm guessing I'll be a
real digital daddy by this time next week.
Thanks to the folks at Old Woodworking Machinery dot com!
What did you get? I'm eligible for Verizon's "new every two" and my youngest
daughter has been trying to talk me into a Storm ... only because she's like
to get her hands on it. I could get a Curve free (well, with a $70 rebate),
but it would cost another $49.99/mo more that I'm paying right now for the
same number of minutes with data plan.
With an old LG speaker phone that works just fine, powered by what must be a
top secret, experimental battery in it because it'll run for three or four
days without a charge, I'm wondering why I'd even want to.
Blackberry Bold here. Nothing like it. Period. I like it way better
than the iPhone toy.
Blackberry maps are cool, so is the GPS. I use that stuff a lot and
the e-mail features are second to none.
A simple planner, simple calendar.. simple to use that is. Oh.. and it
browses on 3G. Very fast
A pretty decent camera built in as well. 2MP. Enough to take some
shots when working out a quote for a job.
Includes a free iPod-grade music player. It is a business phone in the
same way an Audi S4 is a company car.
<G> The hospital wanted to give Angela one. She gracefully (to theirface) declined.
I constantly get asked, "What's your cell?"
I always answer, "My electronic baby sitter is on strike, but voice
mail still works."
If I can get along without a wrist watch, I can get along without a
Ooooh... the Bold?! I thought about it, but went with the Curve for
just $80. I've never had a smartphone so I figured I wouldn't really
know what I was missing by not getting the latest and greatest. So
far I really, really like it. The camera is very good - 2MP, and I
put an 8gig chip in it and it holds loads and loads of data. Music
comes next. I'm very, very excited about that!
Isn't the Storm a touchscreen and do ya ken 'em?
I had a BlackBerry at my previous employment and it is a decent slave
bracelet but, if I were to suffer same again, I would have something
that used MS Office natively.
I think it is a wonderful thought.
I love the idea of being onsite and having every piece of data from my
Excel files available to me on my carry piece.
Albeit that it is shown at the first level in truncated form, the
entire file is there and, should I have the desire to do so, I can
prove out my estimate v. actual columns in a heartbeat.
I also carry current price data from my suppliers in Excel format -
available on the carry piece.
I used to use Eudora for email, Agent for newsgroups, Quicken for
simple accounting, Adobe for photos - I have regressed to the Lingua
Franca - and, since everyone speaks it - it works well enough.
It's getting there...slowly. I'm going to need to do some cast iron
brazing or welding for the cover. I was clumsy and broke off a small
corner. I was thinking JB Weld initially, but then I wondered if that
wasn't taking the easy way out. I want to feel like this thing is
Anyone have any tips for cast iron repair?
Pics will be forthcoming, I promise.
When I started chasing down info. on my tools, I found that the
casting numbers, which appear as raised numbers and letters, were more
helpful in locating info. and age than were serial numbers.
I was very appreciative when I found the original manual for my old
Craftsman Arrra Arm 10 inch. (Back when a Craftsman radial arm saw was
http://www.owwm.com/MfgIndex/pubdetail.aspx?id=1997 Someone copied
and uploaded the original manual. I had to take the saw apart for
repair. What a life saver it was to have the exploded view drawings.
I looked up some of my other tools. My belt driven Delta table saw
and jointer combo. dated to 1945. http://www.owwm.com/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=2307
My Delta drill press dated to 1936, still running like a champ.
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