Thank you, Rob. <waves back> I did finally find it. Since I'm not always
able to read all of the posts before they expire from my server, I truly
appreciate that you did. It's amazing how much traffic there is here,
*and* such good information. Much of it is beyond where I am, or might
ever be, but much is also helpful to me at this time as well as giving new
ideas or a new way of looking at an old issue. There is no way all of
this information would be available locally even if we had active support
groups that met weekly! Different approaches, and opinions, for the same
thing are invaluable. It seems more is learned from some of those
differences than everyone doing it the same way. :-)
You gave a lot of good information which I have saved and will utilize in
the future. Thank you ever so much for taking the time to write it all.
I've saved it in a text file.
A friend of mine said he would like to go to the Goodwill outlet store
next time I went. We went today. If you've never done that, it's an
experience. It can no way be described as a shopping trip. No one who
isn't a second-hand store nut or garage sale groupie should never do this.
There are some good things to be found, but you must look at a lot of
junk (sometimes just plain crap) to find them. (Books, however, are a
bargain beyond belief!) For some reason, today seemed a good day, never
any reason as to why, it just happens that way. Normally I stay away from
the per-item stuff and buy only per-pound and get things like baskets (I
give away produce in the summer and eggs all year around in them), cat
litter boxes (chicken nests), am looking for hardwood rolling pins (table
saw roller table), etc. There's always a purpose. Plastic boxes for under
starter pots in the spring are good, cheap and disposable and don't leak
and still help keep the little pots moist. One day, I scored a large box
of 100 garden-shop tray bottoms for $5, gave half to a friend, who was
thrilled with them and still have more to give away to gardening friends.
Most of this stuff is by the pound so you get far more than retail or
regular second hand. Anyway, today, I headed to the per-time area, and
walked right into a scroll saw for $30. I've not yet plugged it in but if
the motor's gone to never-work-again land, I have an extra motor to attach
to it. Figured for $30, I'd find out if I would use one while I wait to
buy a good one. It's an old monkey-ward one so probably is not that good
of quality but a lot of oil and some TLC, maybe it'll be worth the $30.
Figure it can sell for that at a garage sale, or at least part of that so
it's not totally wasted money. When he saw me lift it into the cart, he
said, "You knew right where to go, didn't you?" LOL It only looked that
way. Though the Hillsboro store seems to have better quality junk, the
Milwaukie store is closer (and no Sunset Highway). When I finally get
around to trying it, I'll let you know if it even works, but that'll be a
while with all else there is to do.
Stopped at Tap Plastics today and picked up some "mirror" plastic to make
my to-be-6-year-old granddaughter a mirror for her birthday later this
month. Since her mother is blind, there are few mirrors in their house
and none that are at her size or portable; this will be both and
unbreakable. It'll give me a chance to use the molding bits for the table
saw, the ones that have never been out of the box in 20+ years.
Does anyone know any reason why the "mirror" plastic cannot be glued to
pressed hardboard? Figure that will give it extra stability for
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