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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-05-2010, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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HI, my name is gary lewis (no, I can't sing). I have been working with wood for over 40 years, but just got my first router at an estate sale. No bits or router table yet, but I'l get them as I need them. I figure I can clamp the workpiece down to my bench and get most of the work done. I'm used to doing things the hard way. More fun and makes you think. I am retired (actually, on disability) so have way too much free time. I live in Salinas, CA. and s[pend much of my time ducking bullets fired by one of the thousands of gang members who live here. That's because Soledad and Salinas Valley State Prisons are right down the road about 25 miles south in Soledad. Most of the graduates (parolees) stay around here because they can't afford to go elsewhere. Everything is over priced in California (the state is one big rip-off) and as soon as I can get out of here its hasta la vista to California.
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Greetings Gary and welcome to the router forum. We are pleased you have chosen to join with us.

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Hi Gary (with no playboys). Welcome to the RouterForums. Glad to have you join our "GANG". No bullets here, but we do have "rods" here. Dowel that is.

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Originally Posted by Dr.Zook View Post
Hi Gary (with no playboys). Welcome to the RouterForums. Glad to have you join our "GANG". No bullets here, but we do have "rods" here. Dowel that is.
Hi Gary:

I live in the opposite extreme. We had a cop car go through the village last month and everyone stopped and wondered what he was doing here. They have a contract with the village and have to show up a minimum of once a month. But it's been six months since they were here so I guess a councilor must have complained about the expense.

However, I cannot say we don't have firearms. Almost everyone here are hunters and for some it provides a major part of the supply of meat for the winter. However, handguns are definitely a non-non.

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