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Bridge City Hand plane...they make beautiful tools...I ahve a few of their layout and measuring tools. This plane is twelve hudnred bucks...but wicked cool. 

 

A dual-angle bench plane used with the 35° blade bevel to smooth a piece of padauk

Actually $1120 before tax....more for you Canadian folk. 

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27 minutes ago, A Horse With No Name said:

Actually $1120 before tax....more for you Canadian folk. 



LOL   

You got that right!   Most things sold in Cacada  Canada are more expensive.   (oops...keyboard Freudian slip...)

Just kidding. I LOVE CANADA!

I saw Don Cherry's youtube clip on the Canadian Juniors beating Germany 16-2 and a Russian troll  in the comments wrote that about Canada.  First time I heard it and I laughed...  Scroll down a tad to see it...  

 

Сергей Аксенов
Канада какнада
 
 

I google translated and google gave me Canada Kaknada.  But Im no fool...I KNOW what the dude meant...

Still funny though. 

 
 
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Image may contain: text that says '" ONLY WHEN THE LAST TREE HAS BEEN CUT DOWN, THE LAST FISH BEEN CAUGHT, AND THE LAST STREAM POISONED, WILL WE REALIZE WE CANNOT EAT MONEY. " -CREE INDIAN PROPHECY fb.com/k.andreasova'

 

I came to this realization 2 years ago.

First, I heard Louis CK's stand-up comedy routine on God and money and why money and how He put "shyte on the ground for us to eat and mmmmmm bacon...   funny bit.

And then when I went to Greece on a family trip 2.5 years ago.

I thought about what my mommy told me (yes mommy, I will ALWAYS be her little boy...I miss her)

She told me when she left her parents at the age of 16 to live in Athens. She told her parents that she is done being a poor farmer's daughter. She will BUY her own bread...not make it herself.  

And so with THAT thought 2 years ago, I was thinking about what true freedom was. What being rich truly was.  What it all meant. 

I was VISITING Greece...the island paradise part of Greece. I wanted to escape the clutches of the 1st world. 

I was thinking about the peaches and figs I USED to pluck fresh from the trees as a visitor as even that does not exist anymore on the island paradises of Greece.  I was thinking about how my mommy lived back then.  I thought about how SHE wanted to and finally did, was to LEAVE THAT kind of life far behind her. For a better way of life. A life NOT as a slave to farm your own food.  A life that SHE provided ME with and now, I had the riches to take MY family back to where it all started from...    

I get to buy...bread, canned peaches and a plane ticket to paradise...yet my mommy...had FRESH figs, FRESH bread and FRESH peaches and the bloody beach at her fingertips...  

The irony still strongly resonates with me. 

And now...this lovely message I get to read.

 

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30 minutes ago, oldshurst442 said:

 

I get to buy...bread, canned peaches and a plane ticket to paradise...yet my mommy...had FRESH figs, FRESH bread and FRESH peaches and the bloody beach at her fingertips...  

The irony still strongly resonates with me. 

And now...this lovely message I get to read.

 

Fresh food and a beach sounds nice really right now with sleet coming down.   Part of me wants to live in the Florida Keys again...but then I think about hurricanes and tropical storms. 

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Snowstorm from tonight unto the morning up here.  The good ole weather-dudes and dudettes are calling for 6 inches or so.   

But as compared to hurricanes and tropical storms...Ill gladly take sleet and a ton load of snow over that, thank-you very much! 

What is it I said earlier today?

Brrrrrr?

Am I contradicting myself here?

 

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1 minute ago, oldshurst442 said:

Snowstorm from tonight unto the morning up here.  The good ole weather-dudes and dudettes are calling for 6 inches or so.   

But as compared to hurricanes and tropical storms...Ill gladly take sleet and a ton load of snow over that, thank-you very much! 

Yeah, in thinking about extremes of weather and propensity to calamity in other places I've lived, NE Ohio and Great Lakes region seems pretty safe... 

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You know...

So far...Montreal has had 3 snowfalls since late November.  The first two were hardly anything.  A few  'liberal' snowflakes scared to stick around.  (LOL I wanted to make a funny! )   We did end up having a white XMAS...barely. 

In January we got 4 inches but because the next few days were above freezing, that snowfall didnt stick around either. 

This would be the forth snowfall. A legit snowstorm they are calling it. But...the temps are frighteningly high that..well...it aint right for a winter season in the North East.   I know that winter is faaaaar from over, but in the past, we would be cursing at the TV for another mentioning of snowflakes falling from the sky instead of salivating at the idea of maybe...we could have a decent snowball fight for the first time this season...

 

 

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Well, Ill be damned! 

 Worked like a charm!!!

  The first wave came in and I was biting my nails.  I thought maybe  that the onslaught of attacks would penetrate my Kevlar body armour.  I could feel the pouncing slightly on my chest...and then the BIG one came...and...NOTHING!

   AWESOME~now I could put her on cruise control and let the good times roll!!!  

     

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5 hours ago, daves87rs said:

First time in a long time I had to let my car warm up both on the outside and inside the glass so I could go home tonight.....

brr?

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17 hours ago, Robert Hall said:

Fresh food and a beach sounds nice really right now with sleet coming down.   Part of me wants to live in the Florida Keys again...but then I think about hurricanes and tropical storms. 

I think Patagonia sounds nice, actually. 

1 hour ago, ocnblu said:

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Love this era of car, love the green, love pontiac, love that it is a two door, love the well preserved Patina, love the sunvisor. Sweet. 

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16 hours ago, ocnblu said:

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Oregon plates and green cars go together.

On 1/15/2021 at 1:00 PM, A Horse With No Name said:

 

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Wow to both of these.

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1 hour ago, trinacriabob said:

I don't know whether to laugh or cry when I see current news photos of this "thing:"

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Drove by that about 15 years ago.  Amusing structure. 

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