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    Dave, it sounds like you are having a really rough trot. I hope that things improve for you soon.

    Looking for a signature that won't land me in trouble

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    Hey Dave, things will turn around for you. Good luck and keep plugging!

    "So you want to be a vegetarian? Hitler was a vegetarian and look at how he turned out."

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    Today was going to be a good day, I was all set to start work (and actually did) on a customer's set of knives that have been here for about a year now waiting for rehandles. I was so happy to finally be getting to this guy's stuff and then my reality smacked me in the face again.

    Turns out using your cheap Lowes drill press (the only one you could afford) for years as a small wheel grinder and buffer does bad things to create run out where you can't drill a damn straight hole!

    I've ruined the customer's block of amboyna and I'm dead in the water without a damn dime.

    This is no way to live/make a living.

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    I spent the rest of the day doing the only thing I figured I could do and that was to take the drill press apart and look for problems. I found a few things that maybe contributed to the issue, who knows, but after getting it all put back together and adjusted I can't duplicate the problem. I'm sort of happy but still concerned because of the cost of the next block of wood coming. Anyway, wish me luck.

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    Sorry to hear this, Dave. If you were closer, I'd lend you my (probably same Lowes) drill press.

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    Sorry to hear that, I wish you luck. Sorry for your client too.

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    I'm on a roll! My bandsaw went down temporarily today but I managed to get it back running after a trip to the hardware store.

    Good thing that I'm a jet engine mechanic or I might be in trouble!

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    Good to hear you are up and running, Dave!
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    Note to self - don't work on knives after answering PMs about status updates - only bad things can happen when distracted.

    Falling behind AGAIN...making knives for FREE!!


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    Sorry to hear this Dave, I'm glad I send emails instead of PM

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