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Offline papadan

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newbie from Kentucky
« on: October 08, 2018, 08:13:54 PM »
New guy from Louisville. Found this site by accident, but have been looking for it for years. Retired or just tired old mechanic with a passion for tools and not much use for them anymore.
VWs to D10s, I've fixed em.
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Re: newbie from Kentucky
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2018, 08:15:56 PM »
Welcome from Renfro Valley.

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Re: newbie from Kentucky
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2018, 08:36:48 PM »
Welcome to Tool Talk , papadan !

Introduce yourself in the Introduction Forum by telling us about yourself and your tool interests.
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Re: newbie from Kentucky
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 03:04:43 AM »
Hi papadan, welcome from Florida. While being "tired or retired" is not a prerequisite on this site, it does probably apply to a whole bunch of us. It’s a good friendly group, hope you like it here.

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Re: newbie from Kentucky
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2018, 01:00:39 PM »
Happy to see you here papadan.   It takes a bit to get to "retired" and i have more time for tools now (you will, too!).   
Hope you enjoy it with the all the good folks who participate.  :smiley:

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Re: newbie from Kentucky
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2018, 01:27:55 PM »
Hello, Papadan. Welcome from Sunny Central New York State!!!!! Regards, Lou
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Re: newbie from Kentucky
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2018, 01:44:13 PM »
Welcome from the Missouri Ozarks. I have been retired for 22 years and am enjoying it every day!

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Re: newbie from Kentucky
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2018, 01:50:27 PM »
Welcome from the great north woods of NE Kansas.  Lots of good folks here.
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Re: newbie from Kentucky
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2018, 05:08:19 PM »
Howdy from Houston!
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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Re: newbie from Kentucky
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2018, 08:24:04 PM »
Thanks for all the welcomes guys. Spent 40 years working as a mechanic. First 2 working on VWs and imports, next 20 working on everything from forklifts to bulldozers. My back got to bad for all the bending over and I switched to overhead cranes and hoists for the last 18years. Couple heart attacks, Diabetes, and inoperable back and neck problems have sidelined my working life. On disability now and just killing time with my hobbies, Leatherworking, woodworking, metalworking. Tools? I've got a couple......thousand! I've never done anything that doesn't require tools and that don't count the old and unusual tools I just gather cause their cool. I will admit a special place in my soul for Perfect Handles of any kind. If you don't know about something, just ask and I'll try and find someone that does. ;-)
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Re: newbie from Kentucky
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2018, 08:39:28 PM »
We have had lots of posts about Perfect Handle tools by H D Smith. Use the search button and check them out.
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Re: newbie from Kentucky
« Reply #11 on: October 10, 2018, 07:27:56 AM »
Howdy and welcome from northern BC.

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Re: newbie from Kentucky
« Reply #12 on: October 10, 2018, 05:23:41 PM »
We have had lots of posts about Perfect Handle tools by H D Smith. Use the search button and check them out.

Looks like we have another potential PHARTS member.  :grin:
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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Re: newbie from Kentucky
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2018, 04:06:40 PM »

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Looks like we have another potential PHARTS member.  :grin:
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I am an old Phart, where do I join?
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Re: newbie from Kentucky
« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2018, 05:45:35 PM »
PHARTS - Perfect Handle Admiration, Restoration and Torturing Society

Post a few pictures of your Perfect Handle tools, and any modifications of them you might have, and we will add you to the membership.
Member of PHARTS will show up in your signature.
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