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New Disabled Vet

I am a disabled Vet from a bombing in the middle east.

After 4 months in the hospital and still going to therapy I love wood turning and using hand tools.

I also teach other Vets and Active Duty and their Families how to turn and use Planes, saws, Drills, squares, and all other hand tools. Although I am not great at using all of them it is still fun teaching and watching them learn.

There is nothing better then seeing a person with disabilities with feelings of insecurity and worthlessness turn a pen, put it together and start writing with it.

Just the look of self worth on their face is my greatest feeling and Thank You I can ever get.

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Max

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#1 posted 1064 days ago

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 1064 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks, Arlin. I have not been here long but there is a wealth of information and help here . I did share that you were looking for help on my Facebook account and hope someone will be able to help a fellow vet out.

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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#3 posted 1064 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#4 posted 1064 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 1064 days ago

There you are, Arlin. Glad to see that you were able to get registered. Now let the mentoring begin. You will find a great group here. The guys and gals are great sharers in their knowledge and wisdom of woodworking. Thank you for joining us. I look forward to seeing your projects and blogs on your adventure in woodworking. Simper Fi, Rand

PS..Did I say Great too many times? lol

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SSMDad

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#6 posted 1064 days ago

Glad to see you here Arlin. Welcome to the fold.

-- Chris ~~Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

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HallTree

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#7 posted 1064 days ago

Welcome Arlin. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.
Thanks for your service.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#8 posted 1064 days ago

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#9 posted 1063 days ago

Welcome!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#10 posted 1061 days ago

Welcome to LJs. I think you will find this an interesting place. There is a LOT of diversity and as a result 2000 ways to do the same thing. With some of the experience levels, this is a really good thing. I learn something everyday.

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#11 posted 1060 days ago

Welcome, Arlin:
When I lived in the Chicago area, our painting group painted memory boxes for the local hospitals for families who had lost infants. It was a very rewarding experience. It is very kind of you to also do so and make special boxes for that purpose. My son was born very early and spent the first month of his life in an incubator. His first Christmas he was one of the only babies left in the ICU at the hospital (besides one other infant, Zachary who was born almost three months early). That Christmas was very sad for us, as we were terribly worried as to the outcome of things. On Christmas morning, we came to see him and there was a little snowman by his side made from a sock. It had a cheerful note on it and wished us all a Merry Christmas. The impact of it was tremendous. It made us see that people really did care and lifted us up a great deal. My son is now 27 years old and a police man in Joliet, which is south of Chicago. He helps others and has made a good life for himself and been a positive contribution to the world. I will never forget though what a rocky start he had and the kindness of some stranger who just showed they cared. I am sure your memory boxes touched many lives in the same way. Thank you very much for that and also your service to our country.

Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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Arlin Eastman

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#12 posted 1058 days ago

I would like to thank each and everyone of you for making me feel so welcome. I have never had such a welcome before.
You Guy and Gals are great
All the Best

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#13 posted 1056 days ago

glad to have you as lumber jock friend I hope you get as much from hear as I do

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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#14 posted 1053 days ago

Welcome To LJ’s Glad to have you aboard :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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#15 posted 979 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s . and Thank you for your service.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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