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Old 08-13-2008, 04:27 PM
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Whew! I was about to ask you to take me out of your will!
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Whew! I was about to ask you to take me out of your will!

So it's okay to leave you the F250? I was worried about that.
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Old 08-13-2008, 04:55 PM
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Sure - I can always sell it and buy some Rotex abrasives! :p
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... I can always sell it and buy some Rotex abrasives! :p

Yeah, at least two of the 100 packs.


Poto, when you see what finally arrived in my shop last Friday, you're really gonna want a place in my will. I'll post a photo when I get it set up. Hopefully this week.

Hint: It'll be in the Non-Festool section, under saws.
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Oh, now that's just mean, making me wait like that :sdrool::sdrool::sdrool::sdrool:
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Yup,

For those who don't know us we are located 35 miles away from Manhattan,

in Morris county NJ. Always has been a recession proof area, until now.

The wealthy have become prudent, the middle class broke.

2, 3 years ago, a construction loan or refinance could be had for the asking.

Today. Nope. That has affected our high end business.

Which means we are now doing NJ Carpentry for those who think they

might be able to sell their house if they just fix it up a little.

They are unable to admit to themselves that they need to lower the price.

A lot.

Heck we are industrious types, I will build a apple cart in a second.

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Old 08-13-2008, 11:46 PM
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What should really make one wonder is why in the last two weeks oil has fallen $32.00 a barrel and the price of a gallon of gas is still over $4.00

I guess the oil companies want to protect their 50 billion profit for the next quarter as well. . .
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Old 08-14-2008, 12:15 AM
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Hey Joe - Welcome on board! I've found it curious too, that the oil companies are making record profits while the prices rise. Doesn't it smell of price fixing?

I mean, can anybody actually explain to me why the price of oil went up in the first place? I'm fairly certain it wasn't a sudden surge in demand...

Per, I feel for you (but only in a figurative way). I'm glad you're finding work, but perhaps it's less fulfilling work than a few years ago? Gotta be good to have skills, though. Think of all those physicists in the former USSR who are driving taxis in Manhatten...
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Poto,

Thanks for the welcome. All I know is I can get really fired up over this whole energy BS.

I'd like to take them all out back and beat the . . . . you get the idea
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:45 AM
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John,

I'm waiting to see pics of Your new workshop, it sounds great
If Your new saw is a Felder You've already made me envious

Anyone wants to buy a bmw 525i...
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