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Offline bear_man

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Ahh, tool folks!
« on: June 01, 2014, 11:06:33 PM »
Hello all,  I'm mostly an old woodworking handtool using-collector, though I can't resist other tools on occasion — anything from hay knives to leatherworking tools, to a "I don't know what it is so I'd better get it" whatsis.  It's hard to stump me.  Here in the mountains of ID cabinet-maker's pickings are fairly slim, so I often content myself with from one to a boxfull of rusty, mistreated/neglected junk-to-gems.
I just turned 69 and have been bent this way since I watched my maternal grandfather work in his basement shop.  I was about 5 or so when he invited me down there, gave me my first pocket knife and taught me how to sharpen it.  That was a two-blader and now I always carry a stockman's pattern, keeping one blade ready for surgery at any time.
Hmm…, anything else anyone wants to know, just ask.   *he grins*
Cheers.

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Re: Ahh, tool folks!
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2014, 12:17:21 AM »
Welcome to Tool Talk!!
I can tell that you will fit right in here. We are a diverse group of tool nuts of all sorts.
Be sure to look around and see what we have been doing lately, and chime in whenever you can
We do like to see pictures of tools and projects.
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Re: Ahh, tool folks!
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2014, 03:24:35 AM »
Welcome from an Australian member as well, the nicest people visit this site.

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Offline mikeswrenches

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Re: Ahh, tool folks!
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2014, 05:05:18 AM »
Hi, and welcome from Florida.  This is a great site!!  Hope you enjoy it.

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Offline Lewill2

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Re: Ahh, tool folks!
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2014, 08:23:20 AM »
Welcome Bear Man, Eastern PA here jump in and enjoy the fun!

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Re: Ahh, tool folks!
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2014, 03:46:56 PM »
Hi ya & welcome from Colorado.

This is a great place.

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Offline Plyerman

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Re: Ahh, tool folks!
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2014, 04:32:42 PM »
Greetings from the northern tundra of Michigan!
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Re: Ahh, tool folks!
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2014, 08:22:17 AM »
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Re: Ahh, tool folks!
« Reply #8 on: June 03, 2014, 10:50:45 AM »
Welcome, from Nebraska!  Don't fret about posting pictures of your work, tools, finds, workshop, we enjoy them all. 
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Re: Ahh, tool folks!
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2014, 12:10:15 AM »
Welcome & Aloha from Hawaii...
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Re: Ahh, tool folks!
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2014, 06:52:12 AM »
Welcome from the Buckeye state.
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Re: Ahh, tool folks!
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2014, 03:12:10 PM »
Howdy, and welcome from LA (lower Arkansas).
"FORGED IN THE USA" myself.  Be good to your tools!

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Re: Ahh, tool folks!
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2014, 03:38:17 PM »
Hi and welcome from the suburbs of Chicago :)
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