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  1. 13 points
    Hey guys. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers, this is really appreciated. I am home now, I came home Christmas Day to my family with my Wife driving me through a major snow storm. She left our home at 5 am not even knowing if I would be released. She is awesome. She spent most of the week at Mass General with my Son who is 13 months old. He couldn’t even recognize me, it was terrible. The Neurosurgeons and Nurses and ALL of the personnel from the janitors to transport, security and cafeteria employees were amazing. They tried to med flight me from Dover NH but couldn’t get one so a ground ambulance brought me down and they were awesome. I started to check out after we got to Mass General and my poor wife got a lot of bad news Thursday and Friday that she had to cope with by herself. I’ll never forget how hard this was on her or my son. My parents got here from Florida and my brother and his fiancé were there. They had to stabilize me prior to surgery and call in a specialized neurosurgeon. Needless to say God watched over me and two hours after surgery I was walking into the bathroom with my nurse. The next morning I was on my feet doing physical therapy with my therapist, Maria. On October 1st, I got a concussion. I had an MRI and started to see a neurologist. He continued to ignore my complaints and refused to give me another MRI. I stayed working thinking that I was being a wimp and started to see spots last week. I got an eye doctor appointment and my Optometrist saved my life, she found my optic nerves were being crushed by blood and it turned out I had a massive brain hemorrhage. The head neurologist at WDH couldn’t believe I was conscious let alone working. For future reference......ALWAYS.....get a second opinion. God watched over me and put me in contact with the right people and I am able to be with my beautiful wife and son. I have been unable to be online because of what happened in October and the last two weeks I started to deteriorate. I woke up at 3 this morning and am typing this at five in the morning. The screen isn’t bugging me. That’s amazing. Thanks for for your thoughts and prayers. I have loved this forum for years because of its members and it’s amazing how a bunch of perfect strangers in life can care so much about eachother. 🙏 You guys are awesome and this moved me so much I couldn’t respond until today. It’s amazing when something crazy like this happens that people care so much. I had visitors at the hospital and calls from guys that I work with but rarely see. I had family and friends pulling from everywhere. My ex-wife was at my house twice while this was going on, once when I was in surgery clearing my driveway and on Christmas, snow blowing the foot of snow we got and she and her girlfriend (long story....) brought my family and I dinner. This is what has helped me recover. I’ve been at a loss for all of the love and support. I cannot thank you all enough. Thank you. Chris 😎
  2. 11 points
    Update - Chris is doing much better and is home from the Hospital. He is recovering and spending time with his family. I hope everyone had a great Christmas and was able to spend some quality time with their family.
  3. 10 points
    Chris had an issue yesterday that sent him to the hospital. I want to respect his privacy so I will let him get into it when he gets back if he wants. It was extremely serious and all most didn't see Christmas. He has been such a big part of the forum over the years and he is such a great guy. Not only is he a big part of the forum, but more importantly he is a new father and husband, plus he serves his community with pride and respect. Just wanted to let everyone know and hope everyone can keep him and his family in their prayers.
  4. 9 points
    This thing kicks butt. I don't care if it's a Milwaukee clone or not (I know the comments are coming...), it's an awesome light. This room is about 22' at the peak, measures 7'w x 19'l. It'll easily light up a whole wall or the whole roof area if pointed straight up.
  5. 9 points
    If you are buying something strictly because it is “Made in America”, you are shortchanging yourself. Made in the USA with global materials is more marketing wank. Unless you think that where something is assembled somehow makes it more durable or reliable. Buying a better tool doesn’t mean you are less American, it means you are smart. We live in a global economy now. Tools make me money. Why on earth would I settle for mediocre, just for the sake of patriotism? It’s the same idiots who shipped the jobs overseas who want us to buy American now. They still built everything overseas, but somehow, assembly means American made. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. 9 points
    To all my friends and fellow crew members, I wish everyone a Merry Christmas, if this isn't your thing than happy holidays and if that doesn't cover it... I know I have been MIA as of late I have recently taken a promotion at work and the holiday season is our biggest time of the year. I have been absent in all my platforms but my content and input will be returning (like it or not) lol. I have some cool projects lined up for the next few months! Oh and by the way, did I mention I am going to be a DAD???
  7. 9 points
    I have a wooden felo set, they are awesome in the shop! Here’s the plunge I finally took, did a little work with them today I don’t know how I did it without them! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. 8 points
    Hi pictures and some specs are now available DeWalt DS295 Tough System Tool Box (also DWST1-81055) THREE Drawer Built to the same hardwearing standards as the rest of the DeWalt Tough System storage and transport range, this three part tool box provides a durable carry case for equipment and accessories which can be integrated into Tough System racks, whether inside a van, on a wall, or on the DeWalt Tough System Heavy Duty Trolley for transport around the workshop or on site. Alternatively it can simply be used by itself as a reliable, durable and weather resistant toolbox.Features & Benefits• 4mm thick reinforced polypropylene plastic• Dust tight and water jet resistant (IP65) to withstand severe weather conditions• Three compartments for storing tools, acessories and consumables• Padlock eyes for lockable security• Compatible with Tough System racks and trollies for storage and transport
  9. 8 points
    This wasn't today, I've been sick for like three weeks so I haven't done much but this was the last project I did. It started with a Sarge folding knife kit I won in a giveaway. I combined scraps of hard maple, walnut and cherry and did a rough shape on the bandsaw then cut them length-wise so I had matching scales. Sanding, lots of sanding and shaping(and more after this picture): Finished with three coats of Waterlox and polished the Waterlox finish with Simichrome.
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  12. 7 points
    What’s up crew!! My sincerest apologies for being gone for so long. I really had a lot of nonsense going on with work and in my personal life. I wanted to come back to the one family that never lets you down. My tool fam!! So let’s do this thing! Hope everyone’s holidays and year has been a blast so far
  13. 7 points
    Hi pictures and specs are now available DeWalt DS290 Tough System Tool Box Two Drawer Built to the same hardwearing standards as the rest of the DeWalt Tough System storage and transport range, this tool box provides a durable carry case for equipment and accessories which can be integrated into Tough System racks, whether inside a van, on a wall, or on the DeWalt Tough System Heavy Duty Trolley for transport around the workshop or on site. Alternatively it can simply be used by itself as a reliable, durable and weather resistant toolbox.Features • 4mm thick reinforced polypropylene plastic • Dust tight and water jet resistant (IP65) to withstand severe weather conditions • Two compartments for storing tools, acessories and consumables • Padlock eyes for lockable security • Compatible with Tough System racks and trollies for storage and transport
  14. 7 points
    I would love to see a plastic box that isn’t more expensive than a bloody power tool! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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  16. 7 points
    Best wishes for a very HAPPY THANKSGIVING !! For the crew and their families ......
  17. 7 points
    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Have a great day. I am going to eat too much, watch football and pass out. Wow, that's like my Sundays.
  18. 7 points
    Dang you milwaukee, I needed the 2767 impact like I need a hole in my head but I had to have the biggest and baddest to add to the collection.
  19. 7 points
    This is all I bought today I’m cutting the cord
  20. 6 points
    Two German made NWS cutters for less than $3 total...yes please! [mention=51872]BMack37[/mention] Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  21. 6 points
    Gearwrench gift from Sears. Finally got all the PH2s together for an updated size comparison shot:
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  23. 6 points
    It has been awhile since I have really bought any new tools. I have wanted to change from my old bucket organzier for my electric tools to something new. Decided to try a Klein backpack. So far so good...time will tell how clean and organized I keep it...lo! Sent from my SM-T310 using Tapatalk
  24. 6 points
  25. 6 points
    Home Depot haul that super clamp I’m curious to try out Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
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