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Gibson Celebrates with a Government Series II Les Paul

Gibson managed to survive its ordeal with the government. I missed news reports on this, if there were any.  Anyhow, Gibson is now producing a “Government Series II Les Paul” model in celebration. Great Gibson electric guitars have long been … Continue reading

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Gibson Guitar Settles Case With Justice Department

Gibson guitar and the Justice Department agreed to a settlement over charges that it illegally imported exotic ebony from Madagascar. The Feds made two separate armed raids on the company and it took nearly three years to settle the dispute. … Continue reading

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Deal on Milwaukee Cordless Drill

I know. I have been slacking off and neglecting this blog for a very long time. But, here’s a deal you might be interested in. CPO Milwaukee has a factory reconditioned 18V lithium ion cordless drill/driver at $114.99. That’s 50% … Continue reading

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The Gibson Guitar Raid Update

It’s been six months now since the Feds raided the facilities of Gibson Guitar.  Have you ever wondered why, who was charged with a crime or what happened at the trial?  Well, keep wondering.  The Feds seem to be in … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year . . . May 2012 be the best ever. Technorati Tags: Holiday You may also be interested in . . .Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas

I wish a very Merry Christmas to one and all. Technorati Tags: America, Holiday You may also be interested in . . .The Gibson Guitar Raid UpdateRemembering 9/11

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Preventing and Removing Rust

It’s not my intention to belabor the obvious, but woodworkers need tools.  And the tool to work properly needs to be in good condition.  Ideally, the tools should be clean, shiny and sharp (assuming it’s a cutting tool). I have … Continue reading

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Milwaukee Combo Drill Kit Bargain

CPO has a Milwaukee combo 18v lithium combo kit for sale for $179.99.  I purchased one of these combos nearly a year ago and I am still very pleased with my purchase.  I think this about what I paid last … Continue reading

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Gibson Guitar: Could the Feds Seize your Guitar?

The Feds raided the facilities of the Gibson Guitar company August, 24, supposedly to enforce provisions of the Lacey Act. The act, which was updated in 2008 essentially says that anything that violates another country’s laws also violates U.S. laws. … Continue reading

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Woodcarving: a Book Find

Saturday, at a garage sale I found this book for a dollar. I’m not expecting to get into wood carving, but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity. The book has some plans and some very interesting and useful ideas and … Continue reading

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