On Wed, 05 May 2004 22:27:56 -0400, Tom Watson wrote:
Ooooh, Ohhhh, Oh - isn't that kinda passing through the city by the bay?
oooooohh. I could only hope that chance and circumstance....
PS: makes those missions of those of the Utah persuasion look like they
might have some promise.
"A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always
depend on the support of Paul." - George Bernard Shaw
Please call ahead for tour hours. Charter bus parking is
If I was going to Milwaukee I'd drop in and see Robert
I'd also go by and pay homage to the old Delta plant on
UA100, home of the oldest "known" Unisaw in Existence...
The Art Museum downtown has a good display of furniture and chairs. Its new
spectacular addition by Santiago Calatrava is capped by a winged Brise
IIRC, the addition was funded by donations.
The Brise Soleil is a movable pair of "wings" designed by Santiago
Calatrava, the same architect who has been selected to do the 9-11 memorial
in New York. The Brise is a functional shade that can be raised and lowered
over the main hall of the addition and has become the new signature for our
lakefront. It is unique and beautiful
Yes, in sharp contrast to that orange I-beam starburst thing that
obstructs the view of it. When that went up, it was widely regarded
as exceptionally ugly. Now, 25 or so years later, it's even more so
because it pollutes the view of the Calatrava.
Dave "not that I feel strongly about that piece of crap or anything" Hinz
If you don't have a Rockler or Woodcraft storefront where you're coming
from, you could always visit their stores in Milwaukee.
Also, depending upon where you're heading there's Kettle Moraine Hardwoods
both North and South of Milwaukee.
Do you happen to have kids along? There's a couple of nice places down on
the lakefront to take them as well (not necessarily wood related, but
hands-on things anyway).
You could, maybe, call Milwaukee Tool and see if they have anything to check
out. They're in a suburb outside Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
13135 West Lisbon Road
Brookfield, WI 53005-2550
Phone: (262) 781-3600
Fax: (262) 781-3611
In addition, there is the Wisconsin Woodworker's Guild which meets in
You could probably contact the President for things of interest as well.
HTH, and have fun!
The Kettle Moraine location north of Milwaukee is just off the freeway
near Hartland, a 30 mile trip. Aurora Rd? I think, not sure.
The south location is in Caledonia, it's at the Milwaukee/Racine
county line on the west frontage road immediately adjacent to I-94
Rockler and Woodcraft are both on Hwy 100 (108th St.) They're about 3
miles apart. The Woodcraft is ~1/4 mile south of Greenfield Ave., the
Rockler is to the north, at about Wisconsin Ave. The Rockler is in a
small strip mall. Woodcraft is next door to a tile store.
Elliott's Ace Hardware is a couple miles south of the Woodcraft at
Oklahoma Ave. They've got a pretty fair selection of hand held power
tools, and lots of hand tools too. One of the better hardware stores
in town, IMO.
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