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    Retired early with dementia (LBD) and diabetes and find a great deal of peace in working in shop and photography. Training (careers) as studio engineer at radio & TV station, journeymen welder, 4th class steam engineer, ALS paramedic, locksmith, gunsmith and territorial EMS manager (Yukon Canada- currently residing) .

    Although my shop is one I built from timbers on my property with a dirt floor and limited heating during the winter I do have an array of tools which I created out of necessity --- few suppliers will ship this far north without lots of $$$$$$ so either you make it from what can be salvaged or u do without.

    Great web site enjoy the products of truly very talented people

    Gord

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    Hi Gord,

    Welcome!

    Sounds as though you've had a series of interesting careers. Let's see some pics of the tools you've built.

    Thanks for the kind words on the site!

    What's next on your project list?

    Ken

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    I completed a power hacksaw Introduction-_dsc0002-copy.jpgIntroduction-_dsc0013-copy.jpgIntroduction-_dsc0015-copy.jpg these shots were from near-completion.

    Looking into two projects - Milling Machine as a large project and leather punch made from an old hand skate riveting machine. I have always enjoyed leather-work but hands not up to par for sewing so looking into ways to make this easier.

    If you are into nature - I spend hours hiking about 30 miles per week with the dog -- over past several year following a sow and cub and now at 3 years old the cub is on its own and have been following its activities. I use Facebook for other persons with dementia but are not able to be as active to see what the North has to provide. Gord Settle

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    That certainly is a varied (and interesting) skill set, gord! Welcome to the forums!

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    Thanks gord! We've added your Power Hacksaw to our Hacksaws category, as well as to your builder page: gord's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Very interesting - thanks for posting

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    Great job.

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    Hi gord.
    Your power hacksaw looks very good.

    May you post more photos for my inspiration? Im preparing also the power hacksaw building, and every good idea fits.

    Thanks...

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    Hi Michell-Boy,

    Welcome!

    What are you planning to build with the new power hacksaw? Let us know when you've settled on a design.

    Ken

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    Hi Ken,

    I'll start with building with my power hacksaw in July probably. Now I have some ideas and gather inspiration in these pages.

    But once I start the construction, certainly I put here pictures and maybe even write a post.

    Michell


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