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by sawhorseray
Wed Aug 01, 2012 17:04
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Post Your Photo Here-Let's Become Acquainted
Replies: 214
Views: 113573

But Ray... where did the "saw horse" come from? When I started my apprenticeship in the financial district in SF in 1969 I was trained by all old country Italian carpenters. After a month of shovel work and nailing off sub-floor by hand to toughen my hands they taught me how to build a proper sawho...
by sawhorseray
Wed Aug 01, 2012 16:48
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: You are invited to share the means of your livelihood.
Replies: 72
Views: 49868

Ray, Just imagine if you live in the EU, where governments in the northern region plunder private retirement funds to prop up banks and governments in the southern region. See how diplomatic I am, no longer am I mentioning names. I just love your photo's, keep up the hunting and fishing. I will sta...
by sawhorseray
Wed Aug 01, 2012 16:39
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: You are invited to share the means of your livelihood.
Replies: 72
Views: 49868

Ray , I hate to be a kill joy but in 1972 $3.75 per hour were pretty good wages. Now forty years later it is just over half of minamum wage.I can't help but think that the next 30 or 40 years will do the same thing to a dollar. Pension income is tenuous at best. With modern health care you need to ...
by sawhorseray
Tue Jul 31, 2012 18:30
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: You are invited to share the means of your livelihood.
Replies: 72
Views: 49868

I worked as a union carpenter in the San Francisco bay area from 1969 to 2000 when my back would take no more. I learned to use a computer and then found gainful employment in a large construction company office as a estimator / project manager. I retired in 2007, comfortably, and am looking forward...
by sawhorseray
Tue Jul 31, 2012 18:12
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Post Your Photo Here-Let's Become Acquainted
Replies: 214
Views: 113573

I like to fish a bit http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee209/sawhorseray/Feb42008004.jpg [/img] http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee209/sawhorseray/Salmon1.jpg [/img] I like to hunt a bit too http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee209/sawhorseray/Hog-Dog2.jpg [/img] http://i229.photobucket.com/album...
by sawhorseray
Tue Jul 31, 2012 00:30
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Hi New Guys - Introduce Yourself
Replies: 1295
Views: 336774

Yes, I did consider a Bradley, and I get Xmas cards from Jim & Dick Cabela, we go way back. I just got this in my e=mail from the guys in Brazil who make the thermostats for Sausage Maker; Dear Raymond, "It seems the thermostat is defective...please get in contact with Sausage Maker to replace the u...
by sawhorseray
Mon Jul 30, 2012 16:01
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Hi New Guys - Introduce Yourself
Replies: 1295
Views: 336774

ssorllih wrote:When you are writing a post look to the left below the emoticons. ½ of the time I tell ±¾ of the members about this and to that ° it seems to work. :cool:
Ah ha, as it would now be 160°! Thanks for that. RAY
by sawhorseray
Mon Jul 30, 2012 15:05
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Hi New Guys - Introduce Yourself
Replies: 1295
Views: 336774

Jeez! 700 bucks for a smoker? I think that I need to apply my self to this need. Just need to do enough work for hire to be able to afford the toys needed. I sold my boat and jeep last year and forked over the $35K to my wife, toys I won't be getting back, she thought the smoker was a good trade. I...
by sawhorseray
Sun Jul 29, 2012 20:08
Forum: Hyde Park
Topic: Hi New Guys - Introduce Yourself
Replies: 1295
Views: 336774

Thanks for the welcome CW! I plan on introducing myself and doing some posting very soon, I've been very balled up with the folks from the Sausage Maker Inc. I've been making my own fresh susage for a few years now and decided it was time to start smoking some of it. I ordered their 20lb digital mod...