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Meanwhile, America’s House of the Year is coming along fine up in Oregon

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  • Rev.Bro. Generik Broderick July 13, 2021, 5:30 PM

    Delighted to spot my absolute favorite titanium trim hammer in Mr Wadsworth’s tool belt! Great minds and all. Sure seemed expensive at the time, well over a hunnie, but I’d get another without even batting an eye if I could. Ruger made it. If you ever see one, get it, I doubt they are even made any more.

  • ghostsniper July 13, 2021, 7:15 PM
  • gwbnyc July 13, 2021, 8:39 PM

    Hammer: Stiletto FH10C

  • Dirk July 13, 2021, 10:18 PM

    Different subject, just came thru the Bootleg fire in southern Oregon between Chiloquin or, and Lakeview Oregon, fires brutal,200;20 thousand acres, zero containment. At1700 I sat in on a meeting with the lake county Commissioner’s.

    The fire bombers and helos in Lakeview have no JP4 fuel to fly suppression missions. Zero,ziltch, Alturas Ca has zero fuel, Modoc County,,, Cal Fire is supporting two large fires their, they can’t fly suppression missions with.

    Bend has fuel but non to spare their battling huge fires outside of Sisters Or themselves.

    If I understood it correctly, Oregon Air Guard Portland is heading south with 1 twin trailer. Which creates a different problem. Mil planes and these civy birds use a different style of fuel connection.

    Watched the CET “single engine tankers” roll out each carrying 400 pounds/ retardant in the sump
    tank. These look like crop dusters but sporting a turbo prop power plant. Appears USFS rules only allow JP “A “ Fuels,, not high octane small aircraft fuel now.

    Very educational day for me, only went to help a friend redo a vacuum line in his C 185-


  • MMinWA July 14, 2021, 2:20 AM

    The front entry needs leaded glass.

  • Jack Lawson July 14, 2021, 7:51 AM

    I want that guy to work on my house!!

  • Gordon Scott July 14, 2021, 1:46 PM

    Ghost, I used to work in, but not for, The Home Depot. A merch company looked after all the products in a department; my department was hardware, which included Paslode nailers. Since I was in the store 40 hours a week, I had trained the returns folks to call me when someone brought in a big ticket item that seemed used.

    That day, it was a Paslode nailer, which uses butane explosions to drive the hammer. Solid, reliable and fairly light, since there was no cord or hose. The customer had a receipt from the previous day, and said this nailer wasn’t working.

    The first thing I noticed was that the Torx screw heads on the body were packed with sawdust. That doesn’t happen in one day. Next, the code on the body told me it had been manufactured three years earlier. And of course, I could see the carbonization on the drive mechanism. I told the customer that this was not the tool purchased the day before, and no refund would be given.

    The customer promptly pitched a fit, demanding a manager. I waited for the manager to arrive, and pointed out all of the things I had seen. The customer said it was probably one that had been sitting in the overhead for three years. I told him, no, there were six there right now and all were no older than six months.

    For once a retail manager had some courage, and told the guy to get the hell out, and we would be holding on to the unit and receipt (so he couldn’t pull this at another store).

    You should have seen what horribly abused wet/dry vacs were returned.