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Old 10-22-2017, 11:29 AM   #1481
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To me old school just means old school values.

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Old 10-22-2017, 01:50 PM   #1482
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Do old schoolers text at work or just Millennials
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I'm beginning to consider myself an "old millennial schooler"... Self proclaimed, of course.
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Do old schoolers text at work or just Millennials
You should see my girlfriend's parents. Both in their sixties, can't stay off their phones.
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How old do you need to be to be considered old school?

Is it before nail guns?
Is it before laser levels?
Is it before smart phones?

The best trick I ever learned from an old timer was to learn how to use new tools.


I consider it that, if there is a power cut or power source on the job. You can still continue working with hand tools (handsaws and planes etc) to a high standard and speed. To earn a wage. Rather than go home.

I have come across youngsters who profess to be the best, with power tools. Give them hand tools and some turn into quivering wrecks.


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I have an inverter. I'll keep working with power tools.
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I consider it that, if there is a power cut or power source on the job. You can still continue working with hand tools (handsaws and planes etc) to a high standard and speed. To earn a wage. Rather than go home.

I have come across youngsters who profess to be the best, with power tools. Give them hand tools and some turn into quivering wrecks.


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I just beat stuff with a rock until it splinters into a pleasing shape. Sometimes it takes two rocks.
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An old timer told me to find a bag of steam in the basement. I was 16, working at a mom's and pops hardware store. When I came out of the basement and said I couldn't find any bags of steam, the long time customer of the store asked me if I accept black's money when he cashed out.

The owners of the store where hysterical, I was 16 and was worried I did something wrong.

Years later it puts a smile on my face.

What i learned was that people are naive. People would come into the store looking for tools for their spouses. I would ask if they were left or right handed. If they were not sure I would sell them the most expensive tool they were looking for as I claimed it was ambidextrous. It works for left and right handed people.

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Always pay attention to the lock sets you are installing. A long time ago we were completing an office building and my grandpa had decided to come in and help with door hardware on the 3rd floor, the rest of the crew cleaning up the first. Along came lunch and everyone headed off to the trailer for lunch, Grandpa never showed. Didnít think much of it, till we had an afternoon break around 2 and he still didnít show up.

I got a little concerned feeling like a dick for not checking on him earlier I headed up to the third floor to figure out what the hell he was doing. He was nowhere to be seen but I heard something in the small storage closet. Headed over there and opened the door. Grandpa didnít say a word, walked out of the closet right by me and out the front door. Hopped in his truck and drove home. He had put the storage lockset on backwards and closed the door with him inside to check fit, locking himself in the closet from around 9 Til 2. Was one of the last times he put his pouch on. Never said a word about it but we had a good laugh. Anyways from that day I always make sure the lockset is the proper way!
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Always pay attention to the lock sets you are installing. A long time ago we were completing an office building and my grandpa had decided to come in and help with door hardware on the 3rd floor, the rest of the crew cleaning up the first. Along came lunch and everyone headed off to the trailer for lunch, Grandpa never showed. Didnít think much of it, till we had an afternoon break around 2 and he still didnít show up.



I got a little concerned feeling like a dick for not checking on him earlier I headed up to the third floor to figure out what the hell he was doing. He was nowhere to be seen but I heard something in the small storage closet. Headed over there and opened the door. Grandpa didnít say a word, walked out of the closet right by me and out the front door. Hopped in his truck and drove home. He had put the storage lockset on backwards and closed the door with him inside to check fit, locking himself in the closet from around 9 Til 2. Was one of the last times he put his pouch on. Never said a word about it but we had a good laugh. Anyways from that day I always make sure the lockset is the proper way!


Never done that, but I have walked off with a set of keys before, so now one of the first things I do on a keyed lock set of any kind is stick the keys in the cylinder.

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