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WHAT'S UP? "While I'm out in my Shop". #17: I'M PROUD TO ANNOUNCE MY 80th BIRTHDAY TODAY!

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Blog entry by Dick, & Barb Cain posted 02-19-2012 10:40 PM 5046 reads 0 times favorited 56 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my Birthday Gift. I’m presently in the process of building a bench for it.

I’ll be posting it when it’s completed

I had to get this new lathe, because I have some larger wood from a Black Walnut I had to have taken down in our

yard.

I’d like to make some larger things with the wood. I couldn’t let it go to the chipper!

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Addendum:

I dwelled on wether to buy a new lathe at age 80, but I remembered my 90 year old neighbor. He painted his stucco house all by himself at that age, so I said to myself, “GO FOR IT”!

Lathe with the extension attached!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1



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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 02-19-2012 10:44 PM

Very nice. Will be pursue a complete set of wooden dishes…....or artsy vases and stuff…........?

Just got back from La Conner last evening 23 deg here in Anchorage…....time to take a nap….....(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#2 posted 02-19-2012 10:46 PM

......and happy birthday, you are getting ahead of me again, but I gain back on you in June for my 71st one…............(-:

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#3 posted 02-19-2012 11:00 PM

Happy birthday Dad.
Nice gift. Love to see it all set up on the bench.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Pie

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#4 posted 02-19-2012 11:02 PM

Happy birthday and very nice gift.

-- Pie

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#5 posted 02-19-2012 11:04 PM

I wish you a very happy and healthy birthday, Young Man. I believe you may have gotten yourself … something you’ll REALLY enjoy !!!

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 02-19-2012 11:07 PM

((Big Hugs))

and I look forward to the new creations from this wonderful gift

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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stefang

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#7 posted 02-19-2012 11:08 PM

Happy birthday Dick. Wow, you are really doing well, and still getting new woodworking equipment besides. I will be there myself in 8 years and I hope your inspiration will help me get there. I hope you get a lot of enjoyment out of the your fine new lathe.

Coincidentally I bought this exact same lathe for my son who lives in Sweden, under the brand name ‘Woodfast”. It has the same capacity 12” as my old faithful Record lathe, but better equipped with the cast rails, index lock, and that sturdy tailstock. I am going to Sweden this summer to teach him how to use it, so I hope we can compare notes when I get back.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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DIYaholic

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#8 posted 02-19-2012 11:22 PM

Oh Man!!! You got into your cake!!!

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to yooooou, Haaaappy Birthdaaaay tooooo yooooou!!!

Enjoy your gift.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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ellen35

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#9 posted 02-19-2012 11:38 PM

Happy Birthday… 80 is a numerical milestone but you are only as old as you feel.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 02-19-2012 11:43 PM

Hi Dick,

I’m thinking this is due to Barb taking good care of you for all those years. (my wife keeps trying to kill me with health food)

Have a very happy birthday my friend!

Enjoy your new lathe.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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~Julie~

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#11 posted 02-20-2012 12:48 AM

Happy Birthday!
Enjoy your new lathe!

-- ~Julie~ followyourheartwoodworking.blogspot.ca

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#12 posted 02-20-2012 01:33 AM

Happy Birthday….someone loves and understands you!!!!!

Excellent gift!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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patron

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#13 posted 02-20-2012 01:38 AM

and still young as ever !

happy birthday
great gift

now barb
will know where to find you
and much nicer than a ball and chain !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 02-20-2012 02:03 AM

Thanks Jim!
I’ll be looking forward to your June announcement.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 02-20-2012 02:08 AM

Thank You! Roger Clark!
I also bought the bed extension, I’ll have to post a picture of it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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