That's quite possible, Lew. Mom was born in '39, and he was woodworking
Unfortunately, in his later years he sold off much of his shop to
support his addiction. I'm very happy to have what I do.
I remember some of his work from when I was you (10 or so, which is 40
years ago) and even filtered through questionable memories he was a
superb woodworker. The bottle and a RAS took most of his left hand
about that time, alas, and he really never came back.
I have fond memories, he was always good to me.
You might not see this as you are boycotting Google groups, but I want
to congratulate you and express my jealousy. I am trying to get to my
grandfather Luigi's tools in Montreal (my brother has been promising
to ship them to me for the last 20 years or so), but my grandfather
Umberto's tools in Italy are all gone. Enjoy your patrimony, and may
you smile down on your grandchildren's shops.
Very nice. I can certainly relate. When Dad's father passed away, I
asked for his toolbox. Not woodworking tools, but I spent lots of summer
afternoons in or under the combine, swather, or other equipment helping him
make repairs. Nothing fancy in that toolbox, but Grandpa could fix
anything with those tools. It brings back good memories when I use one of
There is never a situation where having more rounds is a disadvantage
On 10/15/2009 7:04 PM Dave Balderstone spake thus:
I'll bet that most, if not all, of that rust can be easily removed.
My method of choice is electrolytic rust removal. Look it up; lots of
sites showing how to do it.
Basically, you immerse the thing to be de-rusted in a solution of sodium
carbonate (aka washing soda, sold as a Ph modifier for swimming pools
everywhere), put a piece of iron or steel in the bath, make the tool the
negative electrode and the other piece of metal the positive one, run
low voltage DC (12 volts typically) through the bath and presto! off
comes the rust.
Found--the gene that causes belief in genetic determinism
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