Possible Gloat/real gloat


Since all the young family members are residing out of state there is no one to split wood for my 87 year old mother. Up until this year I delivered rounds and she split them, with help from the family. This year she cracked a rib and wanted no part of the load of wood I had. We looked at rental costs locally for a splitter, and decided maybe we would be ahead to buy one. Back to her house with a 27 ton splitter. I start rolling out the 30" diameter rounds of Fir. We started just laughing as we pulled the lever, going we should have done this years ago. Her next strategy was for me to take it home, with the unsplit rounds though 3 cities and 2 counties unlicensed. Well I made it without trouble, and I'v given up my B'day and xmas present all for the privelidge of splitting wood. And yes I still have to keep her in wood, and it must be split. Hey its my mom I don't mind and splitting is a lot more fun now. What started this is my neighbor had a 3' doug fir come down this winter and took out his truck and car. He didn't want it. Now as I'm splitting it I'm see all of these clear boards coming up, and since I have a new 18" bandsaw pretty soon I'm using the splitter to quarter split the logs nice clear pieces of fir. LOL really cuts down on the firewood when you start grading the splits. Some of these boards have that wonderful redish color.
My real gloat is I picked up a used unisaw with a B50 fence, Bess overhead guard and dust romoval, woodhaven router insert in table, delta outfeed table, WWII blade, Delta tenoning jig, mobile base, and a large laguna sliding table.
Mike M
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$1300
On Wed, 3 May 2006 02:00:45 -0400, "Lee Michaels"

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"Mike M" wrote

Yep, that's a gen-you-wine gloat.
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I am glad that you still like the saw
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Was this your saw?
On Wed, 3 May 2006 07:24:08 -0700, "Frank Drackman"

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Yes, I switch newsgroup names often. Is everything going well for you?
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Yes, this is a great saw. I finally got my shop arranged in such a way as the width of the saw works in my 16' wide shop. I ended up building an add on storage area, and pretty much rearranging everything. How has the combo unit you got been working out? I was just in your neck of the woods yesterday. I took my mother to truck loads of firewood up on the hill if your in the same spot.
Mike M
On Fri, 5 May 2006 07:12:20 -0700, "Frank Drackman"

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Yes I am still in the same house. I am glad that you got everything working. I really like the combo unit with the exception of the rip fence. After using the Beis for many years I have had a hard time going backward.
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On Tue, 02 May 2006 20:56:55 -0700, Mike M

Maybe it's just me and that I also have an 87 year old mother, but this just cracked me up.
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LRod

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