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Bosch LBOXX-2 Carrying Case
Bosch LBOXX-2 Carrying Case
Price: $49.00
6 used & new from $34.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very nice, June 2, 2014
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It was difficult to find the actual inside dimensions of the various LBOXXs, so here they are:
L-BOXX-1) 17.4 x 14.1 x 4.6 outside, 14.9 x 12.3 x 2.8 inside
L-BOXX-2) 17.4 x 14.1 x 5.9 outside, 14.9 x 12.2 x 4.2 inside
L-BOXX-3) 17.4 x 14.1 x 10 outside, 14.9 x 12 x 8.2 inside
L-BOXX-4) 17.4 x 14.1 x 15.3 outside, 14.9 x 11.7 x 13.6 inside

My Bosch 36618-2 Drill (+bits, drills, batteries, etc) fits nicely in the L-BOXX-2.
This is a much better case than the one that came with the drill.
My Bosch JSH180 Jig Saw came in a L-BOXX-2 featuring a "perfect fit" cradle (that's where I was first sold on these boxes).
My Bosch CCS180 Circular Saw (+charger, a few batteries and drill) fits easily inside the L-BOXX-3. The L-BOXX-2 would be a few inches too shallow for the saw itself.


Bosch LBOXX-3 Carrying Case
Bosch LBOXX-3 Carrying Case
Price: $59.00
5 used & new from $59.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice, June 2, 2014
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It was difficult to find the actual inside dimensions of the various LBOXXs, so here they are:
L-BOXX-1) 17.4 x 14.1 x 4.6 outside, 14.9 x 12.3 x 2.8 inside
L-BOXX-2) 17.4 x 14.1 x 5.9 outside, 14.9 x 12.2 x 4.2 inside
L-BOXX-3) 17.4 x 14.1 x 10 outside, 14.9 x 12 x 8.2 inside
L-BOXX-4) 17.4 x 14.1 x 15.3 outside, 14.9 x 11.7 x 13.6 inside

My Bosch 36618-2 Drill (+bits, drills, batteries, etc) fits nicely in the L-BOXX-2.
This is a much better case than the one that came with the drill.
My Bosch JSH180 Jig Saw came in a L-BOXX-2 featuring a "perfect fit" cradle (that's where I was first sold on these boxes).
My Bosch CCS180 Circular Saw (+charger, a few batteries and drill) fits easily inside the L-BOXX-3. The L-BOXX-2 would be a few inches too shallow for the saw itself.

The box seems pretty sturdy. Only drawback so far has been the fact that you need to take the little snap-on feet off before snapping 2 boxes together. Seems like a silly design, I lost one of the feet within days of getting the first box, or it was already missing when I bought, before I noticed them).

6 Jun 2014 update:
It turns out the "little snap-on feet" make good sense after all: The boxes do not slide off each other when the feet are attached; The boxes snap & lock together when the feet are removed.


California Umbrella 9-Feet Pacifica Fabric Pulley Open Wood Market Umbrella, Tuscan Orange
California Umbrella 9-Feet Pacifica Fabric Pulley Open Wood Market Umbrella, Tuscan Orange
Price: $223.19
4 used & new from $202.62

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent umbrella, April 6, 2014
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The umbrella looks great; very sturdy, high quality assembly. Has already survived a dozen strong/gusty winds (~20MPH) in freezing temperatures. Easily handled about 3 inches of dry snow. Based on what I have seen so far, I am expecting this to be my first umbrella to last 12+ months. One drawback: It is difficult to start opening the umbrella via the rope/pulley system. Hopefully the problem goes away in warmer temperatures and as the sliding/hinged parts loosen up after more use.

Note:
Before purchase, I found it very helpful to review specs (and part #s) provided at the vendor website: [...]. There are several options available. For example: crank or pulley; home or commercial grade; new or used (!), etc.

This specific model (WOFA 908 SA17) is a new, commercial grade, 9' canopy, 1.5"" dia solid, straight wood pole, fiberglass spokes, pulley lift system with "TUSCAN"/red color canvas cover (that looks orange to me)


Grass Roots / Thing I Should O
Grass Roots / Thing I Should O

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Bad Bootleg, March 22, 2014
Great track section, but unfortunately it’s a very poor quality bootleg. The first 10 tracks come from the 1975 GRASS ROOTS album; The rest are non-LP singles tracks; most otherwise unavailable on CD. I have no idea why the last 3 are listed as ”bonus Tracks”, considering this collection has not existed prior; The “Things I Should Of Said” (SIC) album sub-title is interesting because there has never been an album by that name (that I am aware of). 22 of the 26 tracks sound suspiciously like very clean vinyl rips; The other 4 tracks (21, 24-26) do not play due to a CD defect. The blurry cover must have been done on a very cheap home printer. This plus the misspelled track names (ex: Mama Cita), missing titles (tracks 21-23 missing on inside cover) and no liner notes make it impossible to grade more than 1 star. I do get a chuckle out of the fuzzy “Unauthorized Duplication…” warnings though. I hope the intended contents of this boot get a legitimate CD re-release someday:

THE GRASS ROOTS - 2 LPS ON 1 CD VOLUME 3
THE GRASS ROOTS [Haven ST-9204, 1975]
01. Something About You (Brian Holland, Edward Holland, Lamont Dozier)
02. Out In The Open (Brian Potter, Dennis Lambert)
03. Optical Illusion (Brian Potter, Dennis Lambert)
04. I Wanna Slow Dance Again (Ken Hirsch, Artie Wayne, Norma Helms)
05. Naked Man (Randy Newman)
06. Up On The Roof (Carole King, Gerry Goffin)
07. It's A Cryin' Shame (Brian Potter, Dennis Lambert)
08. The Last Time Around (Dennis Provisor, Rob Grill)
09. Nothing Good Comes Easy (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil)
10. Mamacita (Barry Mann, Cynthia Weil)

THINGS I SHOULD HAVE SAID [?]
11. Midnight Confessions [Dunhill 4144 Single, 1968] (Lou Josie)
12. Get It Together [Dunhill 4237 Single, 1970] (Warren Entner, Rick Coonce, Dennis Provisor, Rob Grill)
13. Come On And Say It [Dunhill 4249 Single, 1970] (Dennis Provisor, Rob Grill, Warren Entner)
14. Keepin' Me Down [Dunhill 4263 Single, 1971] (Dennis Provisor)
15. Things I Should Have Said (Single Version) [Dunhill 4094 Single, 1967] (PF Sloan, Steve Barri)
16. We Can't Dance To Your Music [Dunhill 4371 Single, 1973] (Jeff Barry, Mentor Williams)
17. Lady Pleasure [Golden Grass: Their Greatest Hits LP, 1968] (Carole King, Tony Stern)
18. Sooner Or Later [Dunhill 4279 Single, 1971] (Gary Zekley, Mitchell Bottler, Ekundayo Paris, Adeniyi Paris, Ted McNamara)
19. Temptation Eyes [Dunhill 4263 Single, 1971] (Harvey Price, Dan Walsh)
20. I Can Turn Off The Rain [Dunhill 4279 Single, 1971] (Dennis Provisor)
21. Baby Hold On [Dunhill 4237 Single, 1970] (Harvey Price, Dan Walsh)
22. Let It Go [Dunhill 4289 Single, 1971] (Dennis Provisor)
23. Bella Linda [Dunhill 4162 Single, 1968] (Giulio Rapetti|Mogol, Lucio Battisti, Steve Barri, Barry Gross)
BONUS TRACKS [?]
24. Stealin' Love (In The Night) [Dunhill 15006 Single, 1974] (Austin Roberts, John Hill)
25. Depressed Feeling [Dunhill 4084 Single, 1967] (Warren Entner)
26. Let's Live For Today (Single Version) [Dunhill 4084 Single, 1967] (David Shapiro, Ivan Mogull, Michael Julian)


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Junk, March 21, 2011
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The swing broke 3 days after purchase. Cheap, weak construction. spend $10 more for something that might last a month or two. Don't buy this as a gift, because the new owner will not be able to return it when it breaks.


Briggs & Stratton 291488 6-quart Metal Fuel Tank and Cap for Remote Mounting
Briggs & Stratton 291488 6-quart Metal Fuel Tank and Cap for Remote Mounting
Price: $74.09
6 used & new from $69.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect, November 29, 2010
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The tank came in perfect condition & quickly. Only problem was the filler hole was not located in the same place as the original Sears SS15. I will have to make some modifications to make it work, but I expected the replacement part to match the original.


No Certainty Attached: Steve Kilbey and The Church
No Certainty Attached: Steve Kilbey and The Church
by Robert Dean Lurie
Edition: Paperback
Price: $16.08
29 used & new from $7.67

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars No Certainty Attached is OK, August 4, 2009
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The title is great, but I have mixed feelings on the content. On one hand, It is awesome that anyone wrote any kind of book about the Church and/or Steve Kilbey. The musical output from both has been so varied, fascinating & thoroughly enjoyable that I have always wanted to learn more behind-the-scenes details. This book provides some insight, but very few exclusive musical related details. We learn loads about Steve's drug habits & the author's musical skills but almost nothing about the first Jack Frost album, countless Church related non-LP releases, EPs, soundtrack only releases and guest sessions (for example). If you already enjoy Kilby's music and have read next to nothing about the artist, then you will enjoy this read. If you are a fan & have already scoured the internet for articles and/or you are simply looking for an entertaining music related book - skip this one. Check these out first: NO ONE HERE GETS OUT ALIVE (the Doors), HEROES AND VILLAINS (The beach boys), HEAVY LOAD: THE STORY OF FREE, TIMELESS FLIGHT (the Byrds), SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS (Pink Floyd), CROSBY, STILLS & NASH: THE BIOGRAPHY. WITHOUT YOU : THE TRAGIC STORY OF BADFINGER, or AMERICAN WOMAN: THE STORY OF THE GUESS WHO. If you have already read those & are getting frustrated looking for something new - then you are not alone.
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Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Offered by Renaissance Records AZ
Price: $7.99
8 used & new from $4.97

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Natural Gas (featuring ex:Badfinger Joey Molland), July 21, 2009
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This review is from: Natural Gas (Audio CD)
As a long-time Badfinger fan, I am happy to finally have this music on CD. This is Joey Molland's first post-Badfinger effort. Recorded Feb 1976 & originally released May 1976. The songs are OK at best, but Badfinger collectors will certainly enjoy. The sound is great on the original album tracks. The bonus tracks sound like bad bootleg copies. The LP cover reproduction is horrible, maybe the worst copy job possible. The text/printing is virtually unreadable. The cover graphics look like one huge smudge.

Track info:

Title (Lead Vocals) Composer

Little Darlin' (Joey Molland, Mark Clarke) Joey Molland, Kathie Molland
Once Again, A Love Song (Joey Molland, Mark Clarke) Joey Molland
You Can Do It (Mark Clarke, Felix Pappalardi) Peter Wood, Mark Clarke
I've Been Waiting (Joey Molland, Mark Clarke) Joey Molland
I Believe It's Love (Mark Clarke) Joey Molland, Jerry Shirley
The Right Time (Joey Molland, Mark Clarke) Mark Clarke
Christmas Song (Joey Molland, Mark Clarke) Joey Molland
Miracle Mile (Joey Molland, Mark Clarke) Mark Clarke
Dark Cloud (Joey Molland, Mark Clarke) Joey Molland
St. Louis Blues (Mark Clarke) Mark Clarke
Christmas Song-Rehearsal (Joey Molland) Joey Molland
Little Darlin-Demo (Joey Molland) Joey Molland, Kathie Molland
Christmas Song-Demo (Joey Molland) Joey Molland
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Eclectic Cafe
Eclectic Cafe
25 used & new from $0.60

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Eclectic Cafe is OK (not a must), July 21, 2009
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Fair collection of music/artists, however I was disappointed to discover than none of the versions are exclusive to this release. For example: Echo & The Bunnymen's "Stormy Weather" & Aimee Mann's "Video" are both the standard LP versions. "Mind Of The Wonder" by Blank & Jones is sub-titled the "Acoustic Version", but I am not familiar with that band or their releases. Don't be fooled by the CD title "Eclectic Cafe", which made me (mistakenly) think these were recorded live at some club.


Steely Dan: Reelin In The Years
Steely Dan: Reelin In The Years
by Brian Sweet
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.34
55 used & new from $8.97

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Steely Dan: Reelin In The Years, May 18, 2009
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Not enough recording details for me. Several pages on the 1968-1972 period, but not enough detail to put the Becker-Fagen "demos" into chronological order. The index section is useless, as virtually none of the listed topics can be found on the pages specified. About ˝ of the way into the book I started wondering if there is a better Steely Dan book out there.


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