| >"Larry Jaques" wrote
| >> Oh, bullpuckey. Nicads improved, LIon batts came out, air batteries
| >> came out, lithiums improved, chargers improved. Change is still
| >> happening.
| >You're absolutely right Larry ... but since the discussions on the wreck
| >have devolved into subjective shouting matches, any attempt to apply facts
| >and analyze the situation gets drowned out.
| >"Facts ... we don't need no stinkin' facts!"
| You're probably right. <sigh>
| >This thread will be spun the way of pretty much every other thread in the
| >past year or so ... completely out of control, with logic tossed out the
| >window, and the "winner" will be the person that enflames the most readers.
| >Kind of like what our press is doing today ... except the press does it for
| >money, these amateurs do it for fun.
| >I countered most of the arguments brought forth on the theory that battery
| >technology hit the ceiling, only to see yet another "yea, but" divergence
| >that has little or nothing to do with the topic at hand. It has gotten to
| >the point where I killfile people that "yea, but" conversations just to
| >argue ... and I see that I'm nuking about 50% of the daily messages.
| My "I" button kicks out a lot more than that nowadays. <sigh2>
| >I think I'll just head back to my shop and make some sawdust. I've decided I
| >need to make a couple of scratch gauges and I'm going to attempt to make
| >myself some cam clamps. Once I've gotten those out of the way I'm going to
| >start on a scratch-built guitar (no kits, no reverse-engineered plans ...
| >just starting with an idea and a book). I like the idea of using native
| >woods in my projects, thought the thought of anything but a spruce top has
| >people cringing.
| Acoustic gitfiddle? Yeah, they probably cringe for good reason.
| But your first is your -practice- gitfiddle, so go for it!
| >Let's see ... rock maple and cherry, no poly and no stain
| >(well, I MIGHT tint the fretboard for contrast). If it doesn't play, I'll
| >use it as a splitting maul!
| If you must, fume the cherry or use some potassium dichromate on it.
| >Any progress on your bow saw? (really big grin!)
| No, not lately. Hold your breath and I'll let you know, Blue.
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Having read most of this thread, I am now convinced, more than ever, that I was right in not joining the cord-free movement when it first raised its ugly head.
I know I must be an ante-deluvial throwback but, just as I never leave home in the summer in my auto without my golf clubs in the trunk, I never leave home in my work truck without my generator for my corded tools.
The only batteries I have are clearly marked A, C, D, AA, or AAA.