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Blog entry by EOD_Eric posted 08-18-2012 02:43 PM 3137 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I am back from my latest deployment (Afghanistan this time) and we moved from rainy Texas to sunny Oregon (I may have that backwards). Have not even fully unpacked my shop yet, but plan to get to work on it once I am back in town. Had the third garage wired for 220V so I can upgrade to a larger lathe and bandsaw and hope to be able to crank out some nice projects in the fall. On my latest deployement, I was not able to bring my lathe, so concentrated on doing a lot of hand tool builds. It was fun/interesting, but I have to admit when I do not have the natural knack for something, and hand cut dovetails are my biggest weakness. Anyway, good to be back on the net and to see some of the same faces I remember when I was on here more regularly.



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#1 posted 08-18-2012 02:52 PM

Eric,

Welcome back!

Thank you for your service. Glad you made it home safely, even if home is in a different state. I remember once coming back home on leave and having to get my wife to guide me to our new home because she had moved to a different house in a different city, but never to a totally different state.

Get your shop set up and start making sawdust and chips.

Thanks again for being willing to lay your life on the line for us.

Since you’re EOD, I’m sure you know to

Be Careful!

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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#2 posted 08-18-2012 03:17 PM

Hey! Thanks so much for protecting are country. Start making some wood chips man!

AJ

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#3 posted 08-18-2012 05:09 PM

Eric glad to see you made it back safely. Now you can spend some time in shop making some saw dust. Thank you Robert

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#4 posted 08-19-2012 04:26 AM

Eric, I know this post was intended to be about setting up your shop, but I and my family are very grateful for your service and want to thank you for all your sacrifices. Thank You and welcome home….Ron

-- I just don't understand. I have cut it 3 times and it is still to short.

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#5 posted 08-19-2012 04:38 AM

I’ll join the club ,Thank you for your service to our country and your personal sacrifice . I’m glad you shops coming together and that there are other who are grateful for your service too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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