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266508 Kirk Eppler <eppler.kirk@g...> 2018‑09‑13 Re: Coupla Things

site:swingleydev.com "pencil sharpener" arizo
na gets zero hits

site:swingleydev.com "pencil sharpener"  gets
 117 (but only about 20 for
real, the rest are duplicates)

The first one is from you 2008, checking out some other guys sharpener, but
it doesn't link back to the original email.  The recent isn't working to
let me look "around" that one.  I suspect that is it though.  Maybe some
words from the message you received back may help.

I swear I bought from him, but can't find any orders right now.  But I do
have lots of cool old school sharpeners (old style, not them fancy crank

On Thu, Sep 13, 2018 at 2:12 PM, RH  wrote:

> First, can someone please educate me about using the archives?
> Second, does anyone remember a thread some years ago about a guy (in AZ,
> IIRC) who had a website that sells pencils and pencil sharpeners?
> The reason for my first request is to become more proficient at using the
> archives so that I don't have to ask questions like the second one but can
> be independent in finding things in them.  I figured out that I could put
> the word 'pencil' in the search argument and that I'd get a slew and a half
> of hits.  The problem was that I got too many hits so that searching thru
> them is dang nigh impossible.  I then saw the 'Recent' option, but that
> doesn't suit my need because the thread was years ago . . .   maybe more
> than a decade.  So, I'd like to know how to better formulate search
> arguments and how to sort hits so that going through them is a prospect
> with reasonable probabilities of success.  I didn't see anything in FAQ,
> but at my age missing things is not uncommon.

Kirk Eppler, back in HMB after a trip to CT, and again, no tools, even tho
I looked behind 4 bushes and turned over 3 rocks.  But the real horror was
going to a True Value hardware store (Bristol CT?) a few miles from New
Britain Road, and finding exactly 0 planes on their shelves and hooks.

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