Big deal! I could spend $20,000 a year at Lee Valley and still know zip
about woodworking. If you're trying to suggest that you know your way around
a workshop, you're doing a poor job of going about it ~ almost as bad a job
as you've been doing with your whining about Lee Valley and postal shipping.
Did you read the subject line of this thread?
Me and one other person have a KEEN interest in the Lee Valley vacuum kit.
Nothing at all to do with knowing our way around a workshop.
If I did know it all I would build a vacuum press from information found on the
net. I simply don't have the skills, which limits me to veneer that can be
rolled flat. I have plenty that won't.
I stopped 'quietly' shopping at Lee Valley a year ago because I got better
service (for my needs, your mileage may vary) elsewhere.
If Lee Valley has something I can't get from my present suppliers, like the
vacuum kit, and I want it, I will certainly order it.
I BOYCOTT Walmart and COSTCO. I haven't been into either business in 15 years or
I would LOVE to BOYCOTT Home Depot but unfortunately they deliver to my door at
a fraction of the cost of RONA or Home Hardware.
What boycott? If you don't call it a boycott, what *exactly* do you call the
dozens and dozens of message you've posted in the last few weeks about
refusing to buy from Lee Valley because of shipping problems. And how
*exactly* do you equate 'quietly' with the dozens and dozens of messages
you've posted about Lee Valley shipping problems.
God, you're so full of bullshit you're overflowing.
Here you go Jimmy....this is from the MFG website:
Better Homes and Gardens WOOD Magazine (Review of the Thin Air Press) It
gets a 5 star rating with quotes like "the results were outstanding" we must
be doing something right.
Woodworking for Women Magazine (Review of the Roarockit Thin Air Press Kit
American Woodworker Magazine (Article by George Vondriska about Roarockit
Woodcraft Magazine (Vacuum veneering: a 5 page article by Doug Stowe about
Roarockit woodworker's kit)
Australian Wood Review Magazine (Review about Roarockit woodworker's kit)
Spotmag Magazine (Review about Roarockit skateboard deck building kit)
Woodworking for Women Magazine (Vacuum veneering: an article by Anna
Thompson on Roarockit woodworker's kit)
The Maui News (Article on Roarockit Skateboard Company and our teaching
Concrete Wave Magazine (Article by Malakai Kingston about deckmaking classes
at the University of California San Diego using in part Roarockit deckmaking
program and materials)
Fine Woodworking Magazine (Article by Anatole Burkin, editor. About
Roarockit woodworker's kit)
Woodcraft Magazine (Article by Tim Rinehart about Roarockit woodworker's
Thanks Rob. I never knew the kits name before.
Looks like it will meet my needs. It was the durability factor I was worried
about. A little late because I'm just about to go whole hog in the garden but I
will be ordering one of these kits.
You will be pleased I'm about done ragging on Lee Valley. I'm the anal type who
figures maybe just one more explanation is in order to get my point across.
It never works, I just dig a deeper hole, but that doesn't stop me from
BTW dumbASS Futureshop never even informed customers of the delivery change.
One day instead of the usual home delivery I had from them for two years I
found my parcels going to the Post Office.
Not only that you weren't even required to sign for them.
So if your card informing you of the parcel goes into someone else's box
(happens at least twice a year) and the clerk hands them an UNWRAPPED DVD player
what do you think that person might do?
BTW there is NO WAY to get a parcel from Futureshop delivered to your home
either. Like Lee Valley they will only ship via Canada Post. I offered to pay
the difference. They said no.
I just placed an order from Lee Valley When asked how it would ship she
said. Fed Ex to a home, UPS to a business. If I request it I could get
either UPS, postal servive or fed Ex. What great service and product
from Lee valley.
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