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I don't know what to do first.  A scant 13 hours ago it happened.  I am no  
longer in the alarm business.  Hope I can still pop in here if I feel like  
it to pretend to know something once in a while.





Re: Freedom
On 1/1/2017 2:05 PM, Bob La Londe wrote:
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Bob that's why they keep me around,  for all the "old" stuff that the  
younger tech's have never seen before, and all those (unheard of) short  
cuts...   LOL

FYI;   keep your licenses  up to date,  never know when they might come  
in handy...

RTS

Re: Freedom
On Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 3:05:52 PM UTC-5, Bob La Londe wrote:
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Maybe you enjoy yourself for a while without all the headaches, and when yo
u start getting some calls about new jobs, you keep pushing them away until
 they agree to pay you 10 times what you would have normally charged, as a  
consultant of course...you don't want to upset your prior arrangement with  
your benefactor.

Have a Happy and blessed New Year!

Re: Freedom
On Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 3:05:52 PM UTC-5, Bob La Londe wrote:
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I love seeing younger techs eyes pop out when you mention wire traps and foil and reverse polarity

Re: Freedom
On 1/1/2017 3:05 PM, Bob La Londe wrote:
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Bob, you never lose the wisdom, however, the beginning of the
expulsion of the wisdom changes to:

"Well sonny, let me tell you about the day before you were born that I"

Oh, and of course it needs to be in a crackly voice.

Now if you can learn how to type in a crackly voice you would be golden.  
  LOL

I do hope all goes well with the CNC Shop stuff.  Still have the logos you
did for me proudly displayed on the entertainment unit.  Thanks again  
for those.

Stop in anytime.  Us few ol' Pharts may still be here.
(Speaking for myself of course)   :-)

Les


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I do hope all goes well with the CNC Shop stuff.  Still have the logos you
did for me proudly displayed on the entertainment unit.  Thanks again
for those.

*********

I've always felt those didn't come out as well as I would have liked.  I'm  
glad you like them.






Re: Freedom
On 1/2/2017 4:15 PM, Bob La Londe wrote:
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I have more wood if you would like another attempt or two.  :-)

Re: Freedom


On 1/2/2017 4:15 PM, Bob La Londe wrote:
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Sure I'd be glad to.  My little router is not being used much these days  
anyway.  Most of the paying work is being done on the mills.  Now to see if  
I can find the cleaned up files I made for the logo.  I also think I need to  
take some time to read the grain to prevent or reduce chip off on the ends  
of those rays.



Re: Freedom
On 1/2/2017 4:55 PM, Bob La Londe wrote:
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Carrying the thoughts a bit further.
Do you think a different wood might fair better than the mahogany??

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I don't know.  I know more about machining aluminum than hard woods.  I know  
some woods get really fuzzy edges when machine.  I usually use downcut bits  
on those to shear off fibers bettter, but some sanding is always required.  
I like poplar for simple stuff like engraved wood plaques.  It still has  
problems, but because its cheap I don't mind pitching about 1 in 8 into the  
trash.  Coarse grains like Oak can be really tricky.  They saw cut ok, but  
fine work is hard to cut smooth.  sand sand sand.









Re: Freedom
On 1/3/2017 12:13 PM, Bob La Londe wrote:
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I understand Bob.  Milling wood can be very iffy at best.  Depending on  
the complexity of
the cut the grain will run in multiple directions.  Thanks for the insight.

BTW you may have caught this on another group but I think this it is  
worth repeating here
for all to get some different education.  :-)  It is really worth the  
watch and listen.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFTQxWlMGeE&t=5s






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I used to have one of those exact model inch units.  Carried it around in my  
pocket all the time until it wandered off.  LOL.  I notice he only uses  
digital units.  I find that there are times when you just can't beat an  
analog inch unit.






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I have to applaude his video editing skills.  I have watched a lot of his  
videos, but I had not seen that one.




Re: Freedom
On Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 3:05:52 PM UTC-5, Bob La Londe wrote:
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Welllll I donno. This here's a pretty exclusive group ya know. The eppytomi of high class .... alarm installerers, ifen ya know what I mean.  

Best of luck Bob. I would advise you also to hold on to that license ..... at least for another "term". Ya never know and I'm sure it's not that big of an expense to keep it going for a little while longer.  

Like they say " Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it"

By the way, to all, I know it's a little late but we went away for Christmas week and I didn't get a chance to wish everyone here a Happy New Year.

Best to all


Re: Freedom
"Jim Davis"  wrote in message  

On Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 3:05:52 PM UTC-5, Bob La Londe wrote:
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Welllll I donno. This here's a pretty exclusive group ya know. The eppytomi  
of high class .... alarm installerers, ifen ya know what I mean.

Best of luck Bob. I would advise you also to hold on to that license .....  
at least for another "term". Ya never know and I'm sure it's not that big of  
an expense to keep it going for a little while longer.

Like they say " Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have  
it"

By the way, to all, I know it's a little late but we went away for Christmas  
week and I didn't get a chance to wish everyone here a Happy New Year.

Best to all

************* Keeping my Licenses *************

I hear you, but I don't want to be a contractor anymore.  Maybe in a few  
years I might change my mind, but I could just sell off extra and duplicate  
tools for a while to pay bills if I had to.  When my licenses come due I'll  
decide for sure, but I'll probably cancel them.  I don't think it would be  
to hard to renew them if I cancel them properly anyway.  To be honest I'd be  
more likely to go be a janitor for somebody than go back to the alarm  
business.  I am already feeling the huge weight lifted off from not having  
to be on call 24/7.  I even turned my phone off the other night and didn't  
worry a bit about it.

*************  ADDICT DREAMS *************

in April 1988 I quit smoking cigarettes.  Threw my last pack out the window  
of the truck and that was it.  I may have shared the store here before.  Its  
personally moving to me.  Anyway.  The absolute worst part were the dreams.  
I would dream I woke up, smoked a cigarettes, stubbed it out on the floor,  
and went back to sleep.  They were so real that when I woke up I'd have to  
check around on the floor for the butt to make sure it didn't happen.  I had  
those dreams for about two years.  I didn't figure I had it beat until one  
day I realized I hadn't had not had one of those dreams for a couple years.

Last night I dreamed I was trying to get out of a clients place.  They kept  
having problems with their phone system, and every time I fixed something  
and was ready to go somebody told me about some other issue.  Voice mail,  
noise, broken handsets....  It just kept going on and on.  It was for a real  
customer I used to have.  Long term customer of 17 or 18 years.  It was like  
a real hell.  The only reason I realized it wasn't real was because I had  
never sold that customer a phone system.  I just worked on their alarms and  
access control systems.

I really don't want to go back.



Re: Freedom
On Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 6:07:08 PM UTC-5, Bob La Londe wrote:
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Just the other day, I heard someone quote a line attributed to Winston Churchill and I really liked it. It may apply here.

"If your feel like your going through hell,.......  KEEP GOING !"






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Jim, Yer an asshole.  LOL.  I mean that in a good way.  LOL.

NYC right?  If I am up that way I'll look you up and buy you a drink.




Re: Freedom
On Friday, January 6, 2017 at 2:11:10 PM UTC-5, Bob La Londe wrote:
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Well, with that comment, you and my wife would get along great!

NEAR NYC.  

But let me know. I might be able to make it.

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