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Aaron Koehl
06-01-2004, 1:47 PM
-FreeStuff from EurekaZone-

A fellow SMC member, "Dino the Carpenter", inventor and OEM of the EurekaZone Smart Guide System has graciously
donated 25 Smart Bases to give away to SMC Members!
That's right! We'll hold a drawing every day until the last Saturday in June!

The EurekaZone Smart Base (http://www.eurekazone.org/products/smartbase.html) (tm) is a retrofit for your existing circular saw, which turns it into an "anti-splintering smart saw." Compatible with the EurekaZone SmartGuide system, your circular saw can run along a precision-guided track to cut MDF, Solid Surface Materials, countertops, and other materials with precision, and without splintering (and can be used with or without the EZ SmartGuide track (http://www.eurekazone.org/products/ezsmartguide.html)).

From their website: "Guaranteed to get a better cut with an $11-15 saw blade than with a $200 sawblade, and retails for about $25. Now for the first time, you can have zero clearance inserts on your circular saw and cut without chipping."

Included with the giveaway are 4 anti-chip inserts, mounting hardware, and double-sided tape. I've included some pictures of the results possible with this retrofit from their website. On the website (http://www.eurekazone.org/products/smartbase.html) is a rather impressive display showing the same sawblade/wood with and without the SmartBase system--big difference! (Click the picture below for a larger version).

The donated SmartBases work perfectly despite either slight discoloration or marks (very minor cosmetic damage)--nothing an SMC member couldn't use!

A lucky winner will be drawn from our electronic hat every day until the last Saturday in June. All SawmillCreek members are eligible--drawing is completely random. SmartBases will be shipped daily. Winners will be posted at the bottom of this message.

Please visit their website at www.eurekazone.org (http://www.eurekazone.org/)!!

Information regarding the EurekaZone Smart Base(tm) Circular Saw system can be found here (http://www.eurekazone.org/products/smartbase.html).

http://www.sawmillcreek.org/images/aaron/LogoEurekaZone.gif
Contact Information:
Eurekazone Inc.
4475 South Clinton Avenue, Unit #109
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Email: info@eurekazone.org (info@eurekazone.org)
Phone: (732) 259-9984
Fax: (908) 757-8831


Let us thank our own Dino Makropoulos for this great donation!


Current Winners:


1. Brian MacDonald of Olympia, WA - June 2, 2004
2. Tyler Howell of Minneapolis, MN - June 3, 2004
3. Gary Hern of St. Louis, MO. - June 4, 2004
4. Tim Morton of Vermont - June 5, 2004
5. Chris Oakley of Earth (location unknown) - June 6, 2004
6. Rob Littleton of Prescott, AZ - June 7, 2004
7. Jason Thaxton of Lindon, UT - June 8, 2004
8. Tony Falotico of Lake City, FL - June 9, 2004
9. Matt Meiser of Ida, MI - June 10, 2004
10. Byron Trantham of Fredericksburg, VA - June 11, 2004
11. Todd Burch of Katy, TX - June 12, 2004
12. David Wilson of Breckenridge, MN - June 13, 2004
13. Joe Breid of Eau Claire, WI - June 14, 2004
14. Perry Schmidt of Allen, TX - June 15, 2004
15. Tom Wynn of Newport News, VA - June 16, 2004
16. Tom Pritchard of Rochester, NY - June 17, 2004
17. Herb Blair of Carrollton, TX - June 18, 2004
18. Chris Padilla of San Jose, CA - June 19, 2004
19. Ed Weiser of Atlanta, GA - June 20, 2004
20. Stephen Lybeck of Kirkland, WA - June 21, 2004
21. DJ Delorie of Deerfield, NH - June 22, 2004
22. Howard Ruttan of Erial, NJ - June 23, 2004
23. Alan Schaffter of Alexandria, VA - June 24, 2004
24. Lloyd Brown of Lodi, NY - June 25, 2004
25. Tony Shaftel of LaCrescenta, CA - June 26, 2004
(*Send your shipping address to webmaster@sawmillcreek.org (webmaster@sawmillcreek.org))
(Click for better image)
http://www.eurekazone.org/images/smartbase/nochipssmall.jpg (http://www.eurekazone.org/images/smartbase/nochipsbig.jpg)

Chris Padilla
06-01-2004, 2:24 PM
Whoo-hoo! All right, Dino...excellent, Aaron!! Man, I have a shot with 25 chances, right?? No repeat winners, right?? :D :D

Tim Sproul
06-02-2004, 1:04 AM
Put my name in the hat.....

please :D

larry merlau
06-02-2004, 7:18 AM
[QUOTE=Aaron Koehl]-FreeStuff from EurekaZone-

so how much for the tickets? can we buy a whole book of them?

Tony Falotico
06-02-2004, 7:29 AM
Hey Chris, If your luck is anything like mine, you'll be number 26 and the first twenty five will ALL claim their prize! :D :D

If it weren't for Bad Luck ......... I'd have no luck at all! :(

Jason Roehl
06-02-2004, 7:31 AM
so how much for the tickets? can we buy a whole book of them?
As long as you're a properly registered SMC member, your name is in the hat--same odds of winning across the board.

John Miliunas
06-02-2004, 7:55 AM
Too cool!!! Dino, you rock! :D For those unfamiliar with this system, each and every winner will simply LOVE it! I'm fortunate enough to have the "system", including the rails, but even just the base with the anti-splinter insert, is VERY cool. You can even cut OSB without splinters and, if cutting against something with a finish on it (such as doors), your chances of scratching the finished surface are minimized, because the base isn't metal. Like I said, really cool! :cool:

Herb Blair
06-02-2004, 8:08 AM
put my name in da hat also.

Herb

Byron Trantham
06-02-2004, 8:32 AM
I keep checking the mail. Hasn't arrived yet! :p

Kelly C. Hanna
06-02-2004, 9:24 AM
Nice prize! I could sure use one of those on my PC CS.

Tyler Howell
06-02-2004, 9:46 AM
I don't want my name in the hat I want it on the prize!

Thanks Dino. ;)

Steve Beadle
06-02-2004, 4:58 PM
Throw me in the pool!

Tom Hamilton
06-02-2004, 7:39 PM
Sounds like a plan, sign me up and get ready to ship one to Houston. Thanks, TJH

David Rose
06-03-2004, 3:24 AM
Now even I could use that one! Of course, Dino would end up selling me the guide system. :rolleyes: Thank you sir! That is a nice product.

David

Aaron Koehl
06-03-2004, 8:55 AM
Note: I changed the website link above to www.eurekazone.org (http://www.eurekazone.org/)! (I had the wrong one before)

Current winners, Brian MacDonald and Tyler Howell, please claim your prizes by:

1. Posting your excitement in this thread ;)
2. Send your shipping address to me at webmaster@sawmillcreek.org. Prizes will be shipped daily so you don't have to wait to enjoy it!

Thanks!

Jim Bills
06-03-2004, 9:43 AM
Sign me up too.

John Miliunas
06-03-2004, 10:08 AM
Note: I changed the website link above to www.eurekazone.org (http://www.eurekazone.org/)! (I had the wrong one before)

Current winners, Brian MacDonald and Tyler Howell, please claim your prizes by:



Aaron, I hate to tell you this, but it's not just the oversight on the url. Your computer is obviously malfunctioning, as well. There is NO such person as "Tyler Howell". Really. Trust me on this one! :D Oh sure, you can leave his name (whoever that is) on the post, just send the base to me and all will be good. I'll PM you with my mailing addy... :D Thanks! :cool:

Chris Padilla
06-03-2004, 11:35 AM
Now even I could use that one! Of course, Dino would end up selling me the guide system. :rolleyes: Thank you sir! That is a nice product.

David
Ha...he gives you a little taste from the end of his finger and pretty soon you are going for the whole bowl!! :)

Tim Sproul
06-03-2004, 11:51 AM
Current winners, Brian MacDonald and Tyler Howel...


FOUL!

I thought Chris and I were automatically the first 2 winners for being the first to posts..... :mad:



:rolleyes:

cool for Brian and Tyler :cool:

Chris Padilla
06-03-2004, 11:57 AM
Personally, I think the algorithm to pick winners should be weighted by # of posts accumulated! :D I think Becker, Miliunas, and I would be in the top 5 pretty easily... :D

Brian MacDonald
06-03-2004, 11:59 AM
Thanks to Eurekazone and Sawmill Creek. This is the first thing I've ever won!

Looking forward to using the Smartbase.

This is a great site, for information and inspiration. And this is just one more reason to keep coming back.

Thanks again,

Brian

John Miliunas
06-03-2004, 12:27 PM
Personally, I think the algorithm to pick winners should be weighted by # of posts accumulated! :D I think Becker, Miliunas, and I would be in the top 5 pretty easily... :D

Hey, now THERE'S a great idea! :D :D :D :D :cool:

Chris Padilla
06-03-2004, 12:36 PM
Ahem.... :D

(...and Salisbury and Outten get tossed since they "work" here... ;) )

Howard Rosenberg
06-03-2004, 12:52 PM
Thank you!
This looks great!
Howard

Aaron Koehl
06-03-2004, 2:56 PM
Personally, I think the algorithm to pick winners should be weighted by # of posts accumulated! :D I think Becker, Miliunas, and I would be in the top 5 pretty easily... :DNice try there, Chris!

Got a first name... yep. Got a last name... yep. Looks good to me.
All SawmillCreek members with valid usernames are eligible--the drawing will be completely random.

To those who may not know how this works:
You don't have to "opt in" in order to win--just have to be a valid, registered SawmillCreek Member that's visited within the past 60 days. Current odds of winning 1 in 50. Not bad!

Ed Falis
06-03-2004, 4:09 PM
Man, Tyler won already??!!!

That man has luck. Get the guide, Tyler ...

And enjoy!

Thanks to Dino for the mutually beneficial contest. My wife says she's ready to take down my ATF-55 with her Skilsaw as soon as we win our base and get the guide.

- Ed

Tyler Howell
06-03-2004, 5:47 PM
Gee!
Hi Mom!:D
I'd like to thank the Academy, and my producer and mom and dad who believed in me all this time.
I promise to represent SMC......:o

Thanks Dino and all the rest.

Chris Padilla
06-03-2004, 6:06 PM
Make us proud, T, and POST SOME PICS!!! :p

David Rose
06-03-2004, 6:54 PM
Jeeze, Chris! What's the old saying? "Give a man an inch and he'll buy the adjoining property"? Well, maybe I slightly altered the text, but who wants an inch? Come to think of it, if it was wide enough and long enough, and inch *thick* might be OK. :D

David


Ha...he gives you a little taste from the end of his finger and pretty soon you are going for the whole bowl!! :)

Steve Roxberg
06-03-2004, 11:08 PM
Do I have to post after my name is drawn (an optimist) or will this do?

:) :rolleyes:

Steve Clardy
06-04-2004, 8:52 AM
Sounds great!!!!!!!

Greg Heppeard
06-04-2004, 2:30 PM
I have a ??? Am I wrong in assuming that this thread should actually be listed under "FreeStuff Drawings"? I'm constantly looking at the Forum but it doesn't seem to be updated much. If I'm wrong, let me know where I'm supposed to look for free stuff...I like to win too, but then I'm already a winner with just being a member here. :D

Aaron Koehl
06-04-2004, 3:38 PM
Greg,

FreeStuff drawings stay in the General Woodworking Forum until the drawings are complete, at which time they are moved to the FreeStuff Forum for archival/reference.

We do random drawings for registered members--if you use the View New Posts feature, you will be sure not to miss a beat.

Greg Heppeard
06-04-2004, 4:39 PM
OK...I guess I used up my one mistake for the hour...hehe :D

Steve Clardy
06-04-2004, 9:35 PM
[QUOTE=David Rose]Jeeze, Chris! What's the old saying? "Give a man an inch and he'll buy the adjoining property"? Well, maybe I slightly altered the text, but who wants an inch? Come to think of it, if it was wide enough and long enough, and inch *thick* might be OK. :D

David

David, no fair now. How come you have more posts than I do? :eek: Guess I'll hafta shut ya down when I come to Rogers over the July 4th weekend.
Steve

David Rose
06-04-2004, 11:19 PM
Come on down and give it your best shot! :( And while you are in the area, maybe we can take you out to eat.? I only say "maybe" because our only kid girl type person is getting married the next weekend. And we are slightly involved. :D

If you still have an excess of rough walnut up there, throw in some and we'll trade for supper or maybe even paaaay for the walnut. :D

David

[QUOTE=Steve Clardy
David, no fair now. How come you have more posts than I do? :eek: Guess I'll hafta shut ya down when I come to Rogers over the July 4th weekend.
Steve[/QUOTE]

Frank Mutchler
06-04-2004, 11:58 PM
Didn't know about your product until I saw this post & checked it out. Very nice!

Frank Mutchler

Gary Hern
06-05-2004, 7:39 AM
WooHoo!!

I've been cutting a lot of plywood with the circular saw lately and this looks like it will really come in handy!

Thanks!
Gary

Richard Gillespie
06-05-2004, 8:03 AM
Wow, do I need that! I just cut some 3/8" plywood yesterday and forgot to score it before I did. Good thing I was installing it in a rabbit on the back of a case. I still had to do some artful puttying.

Frank Pellow
06-06-2004, 8:26 PM
I don't see the results of draws for the 5th and 6th. Do the draws not take place on weekends?

Dave Sweeney
06-06-2004, 8:43 PM
Aw cmon Frank, you were young once yourself weren't ya. Let Aaron have the weekend off. He's way to young yet to be doing the 24/7 thing. :D

Chad Pater
06-06-2004, 8:47 PM
I don't want my name in the hat I want it on the prize!

Thanks Dino. ;)


Ask and ye shall receive...?!?! ;)

Frank Pellow
06-06-2004, 9:13 PM
Aw cmon Frank, you were young once yourself weren't ya. Let Aaron have the weekend off. He's way to young yet to be doing the 24/7 thing. :D

Good point, sorry Aaron I forgot that administering this site is part work for you. I assume that that lack of a draw over the weekend means there will be 3 draws tommorow.

Sam Anderson
06-07-2004, 11:26 AM
Sign me up, looks like a good product.

Tim Morton
06-07-2004, 11:32 AM
Wahoo..I won!!! I won!!! Now I just need to go find out what it is i won :D

And i also need to put a firewall on my computer so john doesn't hack into it to email HIS shipping address from MY computer :cool:

John Miliunas
06-07-2004, 12:05 PM
Wahoo..I won!!! I won!!! Now I just need to go find out what it is i won :D

And i also need to put a firewall on my computer so john doesn't hack into it to email HIS shipping address from MY computer :cool:

Drat! :eek: Busted again! :rolleyes: Enjoy the base. It really IS pretty neat! :cool:

Chris Padilla
06-07-2004, 1:00 PM
Huh?? Where is the posting showing Mr. Morton won??? I can't find it...are you two having fun with us??? ;)

John Miliunas
06-07-2004, 1:19 PM
Huh?? Where is the posting showing Mr. Morton won??? I can't find it...are you two having fun with us??? ;)

Try checking the very first post on this thread. It shows:


Current Winners:
Quote:
1. Brian MacDonald of Olympia, WA - June 2, 2004
2. Tyler Howell of Minneapolis, MN - June 3, 2004
3. Gary Hern of St. Louis, MO. - June 4, 2004
4. Tim Morton of Vermont - June 5, 2004
5. Chris Oakley of Earth (location unknown) - June 6, 2004
6. Rob Littleton of Prescott, Arizona - June 6, 2004
(Send your shipping address to webmaster@sawmillcreek.org)


Sheeeesh...Gotta' teach them CA boys everything! :D :rolleyes: :) :cool:

Chris Padilla
06-07-2004, 1:43 PM
Doh! (my best Homer Simpson impersonation) :p

Chris Oakley
06-08-2004, 6:47 PM
Wow, I've never won anything. I sure appreciate it.

I don't have to give a speech, do I? I'd like to thank.......

Jason Thaxton
06-08-2004, 8:10 PM
I never win anything either guess its my lucky day should head to vegas thanks a million.

Rob Littleton
06-08-2004, 8:31 PM
Dang dude..........I never win anything..........

I'd like thank the folowing people for their courage and commitment......oh, wrong speech, anyways, cheers dude. Ill send my address.........

(as I wipe a tear from my eye like all good american actors and actresses that get awards)

Rob Littleton
06-08-2004, 8:36 PM
sent shipping address to webmaster@sawmillcreek.org

Chris Padilla
06-08-2004, 8:39 PM
Hmmm, 5 out of the first 7 have thus far responded. That only leave 20 more to win! :(

Christopher Stahl
06-08-2004, 11:40 PM
Ok, now I'm feeling the need to win something too. :)

chris

Tony Falotico
06-10-2004, 12:42 PM
Nope, WOW ! I won !! :) I won !! :) Thank You, Thank You, Thank You !

Was cutting down some melamine sheets over the weekend thinking it sure would be nice to win one of those smart bases. Thanks to Dino, Aaron and the entire Sawmill Staff.

Sorry Chris, I'll post a pic when I get it.

Chris Padilla
06-10-2004, 12:46 PM
Only 19 more to win.... :( Congrats, Tony, you lucky bastage.... :D

Dave Richards
06-10-2004, 1:40 PM
I just looked at the list. There's no number 9. That must be me. :D

Matt Meiser
06-10-2004, 2:56 PM
No, sorry, #9 would be me! Thanks!

Can't wait to try it out.

Chris Padilla
06-10-2004, 3:01 PM
Grrrr!!! Down to 18 left....

(congrats, Matt!)

Dave Richards
06-10-2004, 3:04 PM
Chris, maybe you'll be number 25. With my luck I'll be number 26.

Jim VanBramer
06-11-2004, 12:27 AM
Gosh ... I've never won anything before in my life ...... AND I STILL HAVEN'T!!!!! :mad: ;)

Chris Padilla
06-11-2004, 12:33 PM
Jim,

Your odds are based on the number of posts you make and they can't be garbagy posts like yours above or this one here. Also, there are demerits for shouting and using colorful language.

;)

Jim VanBramer
06-11-2004, 1:35 PM
Ah, come on Chris ... I'm not whining. I'm not! I'm not! I'm not! ;)

Byron Trantham
06-11-2004, 4:30 PM
I keep checking the mail. Hasn't arrived yet! :p

Well I'll be darned... It arrived (notice of me wining) today! :D :D :D :D

Steve Clardy
06-11-2004, 10:35 PM
Chris, maybe you'll be number 25. With my luck I'll be number 26.
I'm #26 Dave. You must be 27. lol
Steve:eek:

David Rose
06-12-2004, 1:32 AM
Keith ought to keep drawing after the prizes are gone. I'll bet a whole bunch of us will all be "#26". :o I've never won anything that my daughter didn't apply for in my name. And of course, I didn't win that.

David


I'm #26 Dave. You must be 27. lol
Steve:eek:

Richard Guess
06-12-2004, 3:52 PM
Put my name in!!!

Greg Griswold
06-12-2004, 11:47 PM
I only post when I have a question, or something worth saying. Having said that, obviously I don't have anythine worth saying, however, if posting within 60 days is a requirement to have a chance at winning one of these prizes, I'll post. Even this lame post.

Greg

Harvey Brooks, Victoria, BC
06-13-2004, 1:33 PM
me too :D :D :D

Aaron Koehl
06-13-2004, 8:52 PM
Greg,

Posting isn't a requirement at all-- just have to have logged in within 60 days.
(The forum tracks your last activity time)

Todd Burch
06-14-2004, 9:51 AM
WOO-HOO!! Winner!! I'm a winner!!! I was hoping to be a winner on Saturday, and I guess I was. However, I was hoping for the $100 million Texas Lottery!!

Todd

David Wilson
06-14-2004, 12:01 PM
I won, I don't believe it. Thankyou.

Chris Padilla
06-14-2004, 12:45 PM
Keith ought to keep drawing after the prizes are gone. I'll bet a whole bunch of us will all be "#26". :o I've never won anything that my daughter didn't apply for in my name. And of course, I didn't win that.

David
I'll be 25 with my luck.... Shoot, even Burch won! :(

David Rose
06-15-2004, 1:17 AM
WHAAAT??? Todd Burch won one??? Of all people. The guy who should have bought us all one, WINS one! "It rains on the just and the unjust." :D :D :D Really, congrats are in order. It sounds like a neat tool.
We want a detailed report in about a week though. ;)

David

Steve Clardy
06-15-2004, 9:09 AM
My thoughts exactly David. BURCH WON????????? Holy cow.:eek::eek::eek::eek::eek:
And Todd, a detailed use report, pics, etc. is in order, though I'll give you 8 days instead of a week like ol Rose wants.:D
Steve

Hal Flynt
06-15-2004, 12:08 PM
Wow just a few left.

Chris Padilla
06-15-2004, 1:10 PM
Aaron,

Are the ones flagged with *s the only ones unspoken for thus far? The odds are getting tougher and tougher.... :(

Aaron Koehl
06-15-2004, 1:19 PM
Chris,

Yes, the *'s indicate they haven't yet responded (or I haven't updated the list, one or the other :D )

Perry Schmidt
06-15-2004, 1:22 PM
Sweet! I was thinking about even buying one of these - and now I've won one! Very nice.

Now, see if the luck continues - come on $120 Million Texas Lotto!! :)

Thanks Dino!

Perry

Rob Bourgeois
06-15-2004, 11:33 PM
I going to try Tylers method of winning. Post here and hope it works.

This sure would help with that entertainment center I need to start on.

Kelly C. Hanna
06-15-2004, 11:57 PM
I going to try Tylers method of winning. Post here and hope it works.

This sure would help with that entertainment center I need to start on.
I hear ya, I hope I get one...I have a big entertainment center finish out coming up and it sure would help. Best of luck to everyone!

Dave Richards
06-17-2004, 11:35 AM
16. Tom Pritchard of Rochester, NY - June 17, 2004 *
Hey, you spelled my name wrong and got the state abbreviation wrong, too. :D :D :D

Brooke Phillips
06-17-2004, 11:51 AM
Though my name into it....too....

Chris Padilla
06-17-2004, 12:25 PM
Tim, Tom's, Todd, Tyler, Tony...I don't like the bias your algorithm is clearly showing, Aaron!! I demand a recount!!! :mad:

Greg Heppeard
06-17-2004, 12:35 PM
Seems to be spelling my name and state wrong too :eek:

Steve Clardy
06-17-2004, 1:11 PM
Tim, Tom's, Todd, Tyler, Tony...I don't like the bias your algorithm is clearly showing, Aaron!! I demand a recount!!! :mad:
HEY!!! Since Chris brought this up Aaron, I don't see any SSSSSSSSS's either.
Did someone remove the SSSSSSS's from the alphabet er something? Lol
Steve

Greg Heppeard
06-17-2004, 1:51 PM
Don't look now.....but my alphabet soup only has T in it too....Do the cops have a missing letter division or would I have to call the mail police?

Tom Wynn
06-17-2004, 5:15 PM
After 40 some odd years, I finally won something other than a bag of rocks. :D :D :D

Thanks,

Tom Wynnr

Dave Richards
06-17-2004, 5:20 PM
Wish I'd win a bag of rocks.

Joe Breid
06-17-2004, 10:57 PM
I just returned home from vacation today and the first thing that I checked was this forum. And there it was! My name in the winners list.

Joe ;) ;)

Tom Pritchard
06-19-2004, 7:23 AM
Wow! How cool is this! I think that this is the first time I've ever won something, and it's a woodworking tool! I'm in the process of building a shed, and the Smart Base should be a wonderful addition to my tool arsenal! Thanks!

Steve Clardy
06-19-2004, 10:09 AM
Any of you WINNERS out there used this smart base yet? I'd like an update and some pics if possible.:D
Thanks, Steve

Frank Pellow
06-19-2004, 9:18 PM
Hey, when are we going to get a review from someone?

If I win, I promise a review within a week of obtaining the tool. Maybe we should limit the rest of the draws to people who promise to do a speedy review.

I am particularly interested to see a comparative review between this and a Festool circular saw with a guide. This is something that I have been asking someone to do for at leat two months and, so far, there has been no response.

Dino Makropoulos
06-19-2004, 10:07 PM
The Festool is a great system and the EZsmart is a great guide.
If you combine the benefits of both, You have the Best system.

Frank Pellow
06-20-2004, 4:47 AM
The Festool is a great system and the EZsmart is a great guide.
If you combine the benefits of both, You have the Best system.

Dino, I expect that you are correct, but I am still waiting for a comparison of the two INDEPENDENT systems from someone other than you.

Frank

Chris Padilla
06-21-2004, 10:22 AM
Holy CRAP!!! Fellas...go buy your lottery tickets, pick up that stock you've been waiting on....LUCK IS IN THE AIR AND COWS AND PIGS ARE FLYING!!!!!

I won! :rolleyes:

John Miliunas
06-21-2004, 10:51 AM
Keeeeripes! "Crap" ain't got nuthin' to do with it! :eek: If I didn't think so before, I do know NOW that this thing is rigged!!! :mad: Chris has obviously promised Aaron a boatload of seashells or something, so his name miraculously "appeared". :mad: Save your money on the lotto tickets, guys! Take it from the Bad Luck Poster Boy: Something is afoul here! :mad: The worst part is, unless the SG Base comes with extremely detailed pictures, diagrams and specific measurements, ole' San Jose there will probably end up putting it on backwards! :D

OK, enough of the serious stuff. Congrats on the "win"! Enjoy the base. It's really a neat item and you make find yourself wanting the whole system! :cool:

Rob Bourgeois
06-21-2004, 11:01 AM
Holy CRAP!!! Fellas...go buy your lottery tickets, pick up that stock you've been waiting on....LUCK IS IN THE AIR AND COWS AND PIGS ARE FLYING!!!!!

I won! :rolleyes:

Well thats one way to get you to stop posting every day in this thread...:) ;)

Aaron Koehl
06-21-2004, 1:31 PM
I admit- I got a laugh when I drew his (Chris's) name.
Rest assure the drawings are completely random-

_Aaron_

John Miliunas
06-21-2004, 1:38 PM
I admit- I got a laugh when I drew his (Chris's) name.
Rest assure the drawings are completely random-

_Aaron_

Aaron, don't mind my "rantings"! I'm sure the drawing are completely legit, random and above-board. :) It's just that the San Jose Kid already HAS more toys than he know what to do with! :eek: That's OK. I'm sure he "deserves" it. :) (BTW, if you get any of those shells with that pretty turquoise tint to them, could you send them my way? :D ) :cool:

Chris Padilla
06-21-2004, 2:22 PM
See, when Aaron pulled me over on the information superhighway, I handed him my license with a crisp $10 bill folded up neatly underneath it.... :p

Frank Pellow
06-21-2004, 2:37 PM
Holy CRAP!!! Fellas...go buy your lottery tickets, pick up that stock you've been waiting on....LUCK IS IN THE AIR AND COWS AND PIGS ARE FLYING!!!!!

I won! :rolleyes:

Chris, it seas that you have just proven the squeeky wheel does get the grease. Congratulations!

John Miliunas
06-21-2004, 2:49 PM
Chris, it seas that you have just proven the squeeky wheel does get the grease. Congratulations!

SQUEEEEEEEEEEK!!! :eek: :cool:

Chris Padilla
06-21-2004, 3:14 PM
John, John...you need GREASE!!!!

Ed Weiser
06-21-2004, 8:41 PM
I must admit, I never win anything. The best contest for SOMEONE ELSE to enter is one that I'm entered in!!! (It dramatically increases the other entrants' odds to win.) I'm glad I've been distracted lately--I almost BOUGHT one of these!!! Now I'll have to buy the rest of the system....

Many thanks to Dino and SMC.

Ed

Ralph Steffey
06-22-2004, 5:28 PM
I DON'T see my name on the list yet : :D

Ed Falis
06-22-2004, 6:40 PM
Hey, isn't DJ DeLorie a famous software guy? (Now if I could only rememer the context). ;-)

=- Ed

Ed Falis
06-22-2004, 6:44 PM
Sure, that software (DJGPP?) that let you do 32-bit applications under DOS. A fine contribution it was!

- Ed

Aaron Koehl
06-23-2004, 8:53 AM
Yes, we are fortunate to have him as a member of the 'Creek-
He ported the GNU compiler to Wintel, and now develops the compiler at RedHat.
I used the port quite a bit in my early days--very nice.

Russ Filtz
06-23-2004, 9:31 AM
Where's Mine! :D

DJ Delorie
06-23-2004, 9:36 AM
Yes, I'm the DJGPP guy :-) http://www.delorie.com/

Also do woodworking with the Guild of New Hampshire Woodworkers (plus I'm their webmaster: www.gnhw.org) and the Granite State Woodturners.

And now this bonus :-)

Ed Falis
06-23-2004, 11:16 AM
We seem to have quite a number of software/woodworking crossovers. I work for AdaCore, the maintainers of the GNU Ada compiler (and worked for Alsys a long time ago, who also did a DOS extender as part of their second compiler, around the same time as Hummingbird did their extender).

- Ed

Howard Ruttan
06-23-2004, 2:26 PM
Wow. I finally won something. I am very thrilled. Now I'm going to run right out and buy a lottery ticket. Gotta ride the wave while I can!

Alan Schaffter
06-24-2004, 11:56 AM
This is only the second thing I've won in 30 years. Granted, not quite as nice as the red Datsun 260Z 2+2 I won back in '76, but, hey, I'll take it. Thanks! :)

Lloyd Brown
06-26-2004, 9:02 AM
Number 25 is my new lucky number! :D I emialed my shipping info. If I know me I will forget to dot an "i" an be disqualifyed. The only other thing I have won is membership to "American Handyman" talk about honor!

Bruce Page
06-26-2004, 3:30 PM
Well, I guess I have one more shot at it....:(

Kelly C. Hanna
06-26-2004, 11:28 PM
Last call!!!!

Dave Richards
06-29-2004, 11:08 AM
Hey, winner number 24 was posted on the 25th. Now its the 29th (I think). I'm dying of suspense. Am I number 25?

Come on, lucky 25! :D

Steve Clardy
06-29-2004, 5:01 PM
Somehow I knew I'd be 26 or so. :eek:Just a feeling.:o
All you lucky winners, keep me posted about the use of this new tool and how it works. :)I have another post asking about it. If you would post there, I'd appreciate the reviews!!!:D
Steve

Tony Shaftel
06-29-2004, 9:35 PM
Just happen to have had some tearout on plywood recently. I look forward to trying it out!

Tony

Chris Padilla
06-29-2004, 9:41 PM
Cool...another Cali-dude one won!!! hehehe.... :D

Sam Chambers
07-01-2004, 5:08 PM
Who were the last 4 winners?

I'm sure it's not me, since I never win drawings, raffles, lotteries and the like, but it'd be nice to see all the names.

[Edit: I saw the list in Aaron's first post, but it stopped at June 26. I apparently skipped right over the part wheree Aaron said "through the last Saturday in June". My bad!]

David Rose
07-01-2004, 6:02 PM
Sam, go to the first page of this thread. Aaron keeps a running account of all winners at the end of his first post.

David


Who were the last 4 winners?

I'm sure it's not me, since I never win drawings, raffles, lotteries and the like, but it'd be nice to see all the names.

John Miliunas
07-01-2004, 10:05 PM
'Ya know...I'm not even sure *why* in the heck I even bother looking at this thread! :mad: I should KNOW better! Well, at least I still retain the position as poster boy for the "Bad Luck Club"! :D Hey, congrats to ALL the winners! It's really a fine base and the whole system is pretty kick-butt, as well! :) :cool:

David Rose
07-01-2004, 10:36 PM
So... John. You have the base or the whole system? And you were trying to steal another one from us deserving folks? That's almost as bad as a couple of the guys who *did* win! Jeeze! You should automatically be "un-entered" in these drawings. :D How come you get to be the poster boy? Just because you're more photogenic or what? :o Inquiring minds want to know. :p

David


'Ya know...I'm not even sure *why* in the heck I even bother looking at this thread! :mad: I should KNOW better! Well, at least I still retain the position as poster boy for the "Bad Luck Club"! :D Hey, congrats to ALL the winners! It's really a fine base and the whole system is pretty kick-butt, as well! :) :cool:

John Miliunas
07-01-2004, 11:13 PM
Dave, I've got the whole she-bang. It's really a SUPER system! I have yet to setup the table, though, as other projects have taken priority, though I am going to try and get the lumber prepped for it this weekend and assemble the thing. I've got another mini-project coming up, which will require cutting down sheet goods, so it'll come in real handy for that. My opinion on the system, thus far? Quite simply, if a guy already has a good circular saw, (in my case, I have three!), then this system is for you! I had considered the Festool system for a long time, but just couldn't justify it, because I already had these other saws available.

At any rate, the SG-1 really rocks! The folks winning the systems for the FPP SG-1 auction, I'm sure will attest to this! :) Believe me, if I already didn't have the system, I'd be bidding on the ones being donated by Dino right now! :cool:

David Rose
07-01-2004, 11:33 PM
John, when you get it all assembled and give it a trial run please post a 10 page review. :D I have a good circular saw with a pretty decent blade even. ...and no table saw... So I am a prime candidate.

Any offers? :)

David


Dave, I've got the whole she-bang. It's really a SUPER system! I have yet to setup the table, though, as other projects have taken priority, though I am going to try and get the lumber prepped for it this weekend and assemble the thing. I've got another mini-project coming up, which will require cutting down sheet goods, so it'll come in real handy for that. My opinion on the system, thus far? Quite simply, if a guy already has a good circular saw, (in my case, I have three!), then this system is for you! I had considered the Festool system for a long time, but just couldn't justify it, because I already had these other saws available.

At any rate, the SG-1 really rocks! The folks winning the systems for the FPP SG-1 auction, I'm sure will attest to this! :) Believe me, if I already didn't have the system, I'd be bidding on the ones being donated by Dino right now! :cool:

Ed Falis
07-02-2004, 1:27 PM
John,

The table top is pretty cool. Built it pretty quickly a couple of weeks back. Haven't had the chance to actually use it, but it looks just about right to me.

- Ed