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The $4500 Table When we first moved in to our house in 1988 we didn't have much furniture. We moved from a 900 sq ft house. So I started building my own, all wood. I made a chair, an end table, a bench/loveseat, 2 big book shelves and a kitchen table. This was my normal Saturday routine. I would get all the cars out of the garage, pull out my table saw, turn on my little black and white TV to watch football and start. Everything I made was my design and very non-exact. If I... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, January 21, 2017

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Ice Dancing After all of the ice this last week it made me think of a time a few years ago...  I thought should come check the parking lot early Sunday morning. I got to Church about 4:30am and started opening the gates to the upper lot. The upper lot is only about 6 feet above the road but you still have a little hill to climb to get up to it. The first gate was fine. I got in my pickup and drove to the second gate, a little slide, but nothing big, opened it. Got to... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, January 14, 2017

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Screwed When I was a little kid my grandfather had a garage. It was separated from the house and it had a big wooden roll down door. I thought he was the strongest man in the world because he could lift this door. Then he said I could try it. It was light as a feather. How could that be? Turns out it had all these weights and pulleys inside the garage. When the door went up the weights went down, it would almost open by itself. My wife called me one day and told me the... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, January 7, 2017

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DuckAnDog When I was in college, the thing that I hated and loved about New Years was New Years Eve parties. The key moment was midnight, the love hate thing was either you came with a date and had somebody to kiss, which was great, or you didn't. If you didn't you sat in the corner looking stupid or, worse yet, the one person that you really hoped you would never see again walks up all dreamy eyed. I usually had to go get something out of the car and stayed till... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, December 31, 2016