Where has everyone gotten to?

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Since my shop is all packed up, I've been doing more lurking than posting of late.
Today, there's only 212 headers that download. This, in a group that normally generates ~400.
Of that 212, seems a few are from trolls.
Where has the regular crowd gotten to? Everyone suddenly lose interest in WW'g, or have y'all moved somewhere else (which may make it difficult for you to answer my query)? Or?
Renata
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Hey Renata, I just got tried of all the filth and dirty language and I have been more active on Wood Central. I still enjoy the rec and I like the layout better.....just can not stand the nasty.... Mike
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snipped-for-privacy@ccrtc.com wrote:

So use the TrollFilters (see my sig)... if there's been any filth posted recently, I haven't seen *any* of it.
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Renata wrote:

I'm still here but don't have much to contribute. My troll filters block everyone but me, you and Robin Lee, so it is getting lonesome. Glad to see you posting. Are you moving or just building a larger shop?
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On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 10:00:28 -0500, Gerald Ross

Trying to move, but the house I was attempting to buy (and the one that started it all) has been on hold due to an accident in their family. Meanwhile, I look for others, miss out on a few (the market's kinda hot), and try to keep packing the current joint. Packing is NO fun at'tall!
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On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 08:07:56 -0500, the inscrutable Renata

Neither is waiting for a pair of mortgages to close, the old and the new. I went through that hell 3 years ago after having been in the last house for 26 years. Talk about finding hidden crevices in the home you thought you knew as you open boxes of Gods-know-what which hadn't been opened in 20+ years... I left 1,000 pounds of junk and brought my finest 9,600 lbs of treasures with me.
Good luck with the move. It's hell, but about 3 months after you get there, all is right with the world again, you have your energy back, and you know precisely where everything from every box went.
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<snip>

The standard answer in our family has always been "It's in a box in the garage."
Where upon we usually either do without, or go and purchase another one.
Patriarch
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On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 18:21:21 -0600, the inscrutable Patriarch

How can that be? You must have a separate shop, wot?

My favorite tribute to Darwinist thought processes is the family who spends $350/year on a storage unit for some of their least costly JUNK items which probably haven't seen the light of day for 8+ years.
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I have storage above the 10'+ rafters in the garage/shop, and lotsa gorilla racks against the walls. Some of that is for woodworking, some, not so much so.

As a dedicated bachelor, you may not recognize that $350/year is a reasonable price for some measure of domestic tranquility. Because what is your junk is her childhood treasure, or that of her darling children. Some stuff will go away when, and if, she's ready. And woe unto the spouse who tosses the other's stuff, without consultation. You think it's cold where WeeGee lives?
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Patriarch notes:

reasonable price for some measure of domestic tranquility. Because what is your junk is her childhood treasure, or that of her darling children. Some stuff will go away when, and if, she's ready. And woe unto the spouse who tosses the other's stuff, without consultation. You think it's cold where WeeGee lives? <<
And dat's da troof. Over the years, I've incidentally and accidentally tossed, or used as shop rags, a few items my wife was using for yard sales. Nothing really precious--I do not even go in the closet where many of those are stored, because the reaction to the above is not one I want to re-experience very often.
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On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 22:06:15 -0600, the inscrutable Patriarch

Oh, that chill goes beyond bone-deep. I grok it now. Thanks. Still...no, I'd better not verbalize that one. Never mind.
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On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 12:06:44 -0800, Larry Jaques

9600# !?!? Wow! Don't know (yet) how much mine weighs, but I sure have managed to fill up 1000 sq ft of house plus another 1000 in the basement. One friend suggests throwing half the stuff out. Horrors! I am trying to be judicious about what I take but often I get caught up in just trying to get the packing done that I just start throwing things in boxes. Maybe 1/4 but more likely an 1/8 will not move with me (not including shop which is near 100% keep).
The shop was bloody difficult - stuff's heavy and you have to use smaller boxes, but often stuff is long or something that contradicts the 2 unless you get a specially shaped box. Bessey/Jorgy clamps - 50+"; lamp box - 48". Plus, if I fill the box, it probably weighs too much.
Argh!

Thanx! I was just debating if I should hold off on the moving and concentrate on my other priorities. But then, the thought of a "nicer" (in many ways) place got me going again.
Renata

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On Thu, 31 Mar 2005 08:06:22 -0500, the inscrutable Renata

He or she is RIGHT! The exceptions are books (of all types), wood, and tools (or all types), the reason for the majority of that 9685#. I brought a cubic meter of Jarrah with me, plus a 35 year collection of tools. Once I finally get some of those tools into cabinets, I'll have room to build furniture in the shop.

When I found boxes I hadn't opened in 20 years, I figured I could live without the contents (though I did look.)

I made a bunch of OSB + tubatoo boxes for the strangely sized stuff and small tools which wouldn't get damaged by proximity. Two of them ended up under my assembly bench http://diversify.com/wood/shop.html

DON'T save your collection of stray screws, nuts, and bolts. 99% of the stuff you HAD was because you NEVER needed ANY of it. Then buy boxes of 100 of whatever you need in the future. It'll cost $3-5 instead of $0.89 for two and you'll have some for next time -without- the delay and the drive into town IF they're open at that time of day/night/holiday. DAMHIKT

I was in so many hidden ruts in my old house I didn't realize six dozen of them at all. Once I moved, the sun became brighter, the air cleaner, and the smell of life came into my nostrils, seemingly for the first time. 'Course, half of that is Oregon. ;)
Moving is an exhausting and extremely energizing thing to do. Did you know that 90% of all people reside and die within 10 miles of their birthplace? What a bummer. Move, girl!
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Renata wrote: [snip]

We moved from Arcadia (LA area) to our mountain abode a couple years ago. Our #4 daughter works for a logistics outfit and thus has an "in" with several major moving companies. She picked one with experience in moving commercial shops of various types. They did an excellent job of getting the really heavy stuff up the hill with seemingly no effort. Nothing was broken or even bent.
Of course, I packed a tailed drill, belt sander, carpenter's apron, and some other "once in a while usage" stuff and got a completely wrong picture in my head of what I had done with it. Even with the boxes marked clearly. #&*%^%#^. Made do for a while until I really needed that belt sander to clean up some old redwood. Went out and bought a new one whereupon (of course) I found the box by accident. Grumble. Oh well, daughter #5 needed a belt sander so she got the old one. Never a dull moment.
    sigh,     jo4hn
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On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 12:06:44 -0800, Larry Jaques

Funny, after living in our original house for 13 years where I knew where everything was, after the move 6 years ago, I find it hard to find stuff even though it was carefully put away in a new home when it got here.


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Well, DUH! You're 20 years older than when you moved into that first house! ;-)
Patriarch
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On Sun, 03 Apr 2005 23:51:00 -0500, Patriarch

Oh man, I hope the next 20 years don't get worse! :-)

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snipped-for-privacy@norealbox.com says...

You think this group has gotten less active? You oughta see the model railroading groups :-).
I suspect the reason is the same - springtime. I know I've been spending quite a bit of time in the yard lately.
And for all of you from Oz, yes I know it's fall there :-).
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Spring break? *g*
We were in Baja Calif. for a week, but I'm back now, ready to pollute the wRECk again..
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Personally, I'm running low on questions and certainly miss the "wit" that pervaded the group a year or two ago. Maybe we're all beaten down by the inevitable trolls, or more likely, it's just the natural ebb and flow of usenet.
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