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Old 12-28-08, 11:23 AM
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Christmas gifts

Have any of you seen a baseball cap with LED lights in the edge of the brim. The lady that runs a faciltiy I work at gave that to me. She said, "Here. A little something for you for Christmas. (Pause, while I looked it over) Gee, you sure don't act like you like it very much."

Well, turns out, after I got over the shock that it was camoflouge, and actually put it on outside her presence (she has never seen my bald head and would get a strange look on her face), I realized how much I actually LOVE it.

I hightly recommend everyone get one! I now consider this a must have. I'm wearing it all the time now as my hat.

It takes 2 round lithium batteries hidden inside the fold up rim of the cap! Excellent. They are inside individual snap shut containers and you cannot feel batteries, or switch when you where the hat. Nothing to annoy you. The switch is under/built into the bill on left side. Really quick and easy to turn on.

The light is even closer to the important eye-level than miner's headlamps are. It gives off a bright, bluish, daylight type light. And the 2 bulbs focus into one flood that can illuminate a small room, and even light up objects in large rooms to where you can read a wall clock, from 25 feet away or so. And it is so unobvious that tiny lights are there in the bill.

For adult exchange at folks house, I recieved a super heavy weight insulated flannel shirt. I haven't tried it on yet, but can tell it is really nice. Heaviest shirt I have ever felt. Ultra thick.

I gave my brother-in-law a 3-cell Maglight with interchangeable 3-watt LED, or regular bulb = twice as expensive as reg. 3-bulb Maglight + multimeter + headlamp. I would have given him one of those caps had I had more time and found out where the lady bought that thing. (Still have not found out yet/haven't seen her since Christmas.)

What did you all get? And did you get anythihng that can help you DIY?
 
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Old 12-28-08, 11:31 AM
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Ec, have you been sampling the egg nog??? Need to wait until New Year's eve for that! She may have been run over by a reindeer in rut, not sure.

I bought one of those led bulbs for my 2 cell maglight. I know it cost more than the flashlight, but what a difference!!
 
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Old 12-28-08, 12:16 PM
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Yeah Ecman..Craftsman has those too, my wife said "Oh, there ya go, you'd like that" and I said, "I only wear hats when its cold, and my eyes are too bad to see anyway"..lol

I need at least an 18V flashlight and my jewelers goggles to be able to see the small stuff anymore.
 
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I got the Craftsman light cap last year..........still in the drawer...........
Received a 12" craftsman drill press for my reloading room--don't have to go to the garage anymore................
Also-------B & D battery powered adj. wrench ( for the lazy old man)
Also-------B & D laser do-hickey for leveling pic, etc.............
3 pair of sox ( tossed over shoulder--wife not impressed )
4 pair of jeans ( 2 insulated to keep old man warm )
A cigarette making machine ( so I can make cigs for everyone )
& best of all--a package of Billy Mays putty -mix w/ your fingers--some kind of crap glue to hold cups together ??????
I made it another year---WOW....................
 
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Old 12-29-08, 12:25 PM
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I need at least an 18V flashlight and my jewelers goggles to be able to see the small stuff anymore.
Gee. That's really a shame to be petrson who can repair lots of things and have that affliction. Could you have wired up that 9-terminal toggle switch I just installed some minutes ago, where each terminal is like an 1/8 inch apart from each other?

I have nearsighted and far sighted glasses and often throw one pair off and throw on the other pair. I need the far -sighted ones for work from 1 1/2 to 2 feet away (that distance where trying to lay under sink and look up at underside of faucet. - or taking dryer panel off and trying to see opposite side inside dryer. I also wear now both my miner's light on my head and that lightbulb hat at same time sometimes, and may even shine my penlight in some small hole. Was doing that in spark plug holes in dingy garage this morning analyzing my car oil situation again.
 
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j HOWARD,

And to think that all I got from my family was that one shirt.

Have you tried that putty out yet. Maybe it works real good. It can pull a fully loaded truck -remember? If I got that stuff, I'd probably just start puttying stuff up, for the heck of it, just to see how it does.
 
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Well Ecman, its not THAT bad. Just if I need to do small circuit board repair or see the small print on a relay or something. The goggle things do work great for splinters.

I have bi-focals, but I can't climb a ladder or walk down stairs when I where them...lol. Easier to just flip the regular glasses up when I work sorta close, and use the goggles for real close work.

Actually, my eyes are pretty good, they haven't changed that much in 20 yrs except for a little astigmatism(?).
 
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Ec, have you been sampling the egg nog??? Need to wait until New Year's eve for that! She may have been run over by a reindeer in rut, not sure.

I bought one of those led bulbs for my 2 cell maglight. I know it cost more than the flashlight, but what a difference!!
Haven't had egg nog in years. Maybe I should get some this year.

Well, if the LED is anything like those little bulbs on my head (only I'm sure more powerful) - I suppose that could be quite -um -'illuminating'? Is it 3 watt?, like the Maglight 3-cell I bought? I take it then that you really like the way that LED light looks/projects?
 
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...... except for a little astigmatism(?).
First time I heard someone say they had astigmatism, I thought they had stigmatism. A stigmatism. Get it? LOL
 
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Speaking of glasses, my daughter who lives in Denver is a Doctor of Optometry, and keeps me in glasses. She made me a pair of what they call "double d's". Regular glasses with bifocals on bottom and top. If you ever work in an electrical panel for hours, your neck goes south quickly because you are holding your head up for so long. Well, the double d's let you look out the top of the glasses in perfect vision. Also helps when working overhead in light fixtures.
Ec, not sure what the wattage is, but it is a white light and throws for a long way.
 
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Those glasses would have come in handy last week--working on a
blower motor( under dash ) on grandkids Escort.
It's hard to keep lifting my bi-foc. up to try & see ---- LOL
 
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Old 12-30-08, 10:44 AM
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Hey Chandler....since we're DIY friends, could yer daughter cut me a deal? lol I'm about due for some.

My wife got new progressive bi-focals a while back...almost $500 including the exam... I though it was the frames, she's fancy that way, but the lenses were something like $150 apiece. And this was at Wal-Mart...cheapest place around here.

Guess I got spoiled by the military, and the fact I knew guys at the Command that made all the glasses for the East coast. Walk in with a pair of frames and prescription, new glasses an hour later. Even got to make my own one time.
 
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Oh, yeah, they can be costly. She puts me in titanium frames, transition lenses that change with light, impact resistant, scratch coating. Go through 3 or 4 lens changes before she "makes" me change frames. Why, I ask, they ain't broke! In fact the double d's are in a pair of titanium frames she put me in back in the early '90s. She states it's a "fashion" thing, and I look goofy in those dated frames. So I bend with the wind.
 
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Old 12-30-08, 08:59 PM
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ec, i think you can get those hats from nite lites, duluth trading co, cabela's etc, guy at our dead of winter scout camp this weekend had one, kinda handy when working after dark,
recieved the new Barnes reloading manual No. 4 from my MIL, that lady loves
Cabela's also some peltor tactical hearing protectors with noise amplification for quiet sounds(any thing normal) all in all good christmas in my house.

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