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Offline flintman50

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Greetings from the Front Range
« on: January 23, 2020, 07:48:11 PM »
Just joined Tool Talk minutes ago...Located just south of Idaho Springs, CO.  Cheers, Brad

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Re: Greetings from the Front Range
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2020, 08:38:54 PM »
Welcome to Tool Talk !

Tell us a bit about yourself and your tool interests.
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Re: Greetings from the Front Range
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2020, 09:05:44 PM »
Welcome from Topeka, a few hundred miles down I-70 and a few thousand feet closer to the center of the earth. 
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Re: Greetings from the Front Range
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2020, 03:13:16 AM »
Hello, And welcome to Tool Talk from Central New York State!!! , Lou
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Re: Greetings from the Front Range
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2020, 06:01:13 AM »
Howdy!  Usually I claim Houston as home, but officially it is Missouri City.  Since you started the conversation with a city that shares a name with a state I felt simpatico and joined you in that endeavor.  We love pictures so feel free to share some tool photos.
You might say I have a tool collecting problem....

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Re: Greetings from the Front Range
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2020, 06:40:14 AM »
Welcome from the Missouri Ozarks, the land of free Christmas trees.

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Re: Greetings from the Front Range
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2020, 08:21:29 AM »
Thanks all for the friendly welcome.....also new member of MWTCA and RMTC (Rocky Mountain).  Semi-retired - work from cabin part time.  Loved tools since a kid.  Gas pipe-fitter through college years for a public utility in NW Indiana.  Union carpenter as a young man so tools are my friend.  Didn't really think about collecting tools til about two years ago when I started volunteering at a local Restore Habitat for Humanity....when I started I noticed the folks there were putting old tools on the shelves and if they didn't sell in a couple weeks, they move them into the metal recycling bin.  I mean planes, hand saws, hammers, hatchets, braces, etc...unbelievable.  I help price the stuff so I began looking on the internet for info....one thing lead to another so I began "rescuing" old tools form the scrappers.

One thing I enjoy doing is making miniature tools...nothing complex as I am only using hand tools.  Just a hobby and occasionally sell some on eBay.     

Anyhow, looking forward to getting more involved....Best, Brad

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Re: Greetings from the Front Range
« Reply #7 on: January 24, 2020, 09:19:37 AM »
Hello and welcome from northern British Columbia.

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Re: Greetings from the Front Range
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2020, 05:10:38 PM »
I started volunteering at a local Restore Habitat for Humanity....when I started I noticed the folks there were putting old tools on the shelves and if they didn't sell in a couple weeks, they move them into the metal recycling bin.  I mean planes, hand saws, hammers, hatchets, braces, etc...unbelievable. 

Glad to see you here.   I also volunteer at a Restore here in cold, wet, rainy Ohio and I see the same thing here.   It honestly makes me crazy (SWMBO says crazier) to see all the stuff that gets "recycled"..................grrrrrr

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Re: Greetings from the Front Range
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2020, 07:43:10 PM »
Hi Brad, Welcome from sunny south Florida. I think youl fit right in with this group!

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Re: Greetings from the Front Range
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2020, 06:36:56 PM »
Small hand plane

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Re: Greetings from the Front Range
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2020, 06:42:03 PM »

Variety of mini tools

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Re: Greetings from the Front Range
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2020, 12:54:27 PM »
Very nice!!!!
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Re: Greetings from the Front Range
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2020, 06:54:08 AM »
Hello from New York and welcome to the forum! Beautiful tools!