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Blog entry by Handi75 posted 02-16-2010 07:21 PM 1245 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Grizzman, a1jim and David,

Awhile back Grizzman was kind enough to send me a few table saw cut off or as some would call it Scrapes, well these wern’t really that small to be scrapes, they were more or less small planks cut down into small boards for Scroll Sawing.

Grizzman sent me a verity of wood from Dark Walnut Plywood to Cedar Wood and one I think he refured to as Antique Pine, which all of these pieces will eventualy come in Handy, I’ve yet to decide on what to make with these wonderful Pieces of Wood.

David also sent me some Cherry Plywood that has done me well in my Scroll Saw Adventure.

Also last week, a1jim was kind enough to send me what I would refur to as an Antique Spokeshave, which is what it kinda looks like.

I’ve yet got to sharpen the blade on it, but it’s in excellent condition for being as old as it is, I’m not sure what year or who made it or even what it’s made out of but I’m sure once it is sharpened up it will preform as good as the next spokeshave.

I only brought this up because there are few in this world that care about others that are in need. Both of these gentalmen were kind enough to aid me in my woodworking journey, in providing either materials that were too small for them to use or was an excessive amount they had no use for or room and instead of tossing them in the burn pile, they donated to give someone else a chance at a great hobby.

Generally, what I do is make someone something for a token of their genersoity for the donation that they have provided me with. Since I do more Scroll Saw during the winter and limited on funds for the other woodworking, I just generaly do Scroll Saw til the funds are there.

And older tools that they donated to help out cause they either had no room for them or they wanted to see someone else with limits succeed in the success of woodworking hobby.

To them both I am Very Greatful that they was kind enough to send me some materials and tools. Thanks for the useful Donations you two, it was very greatful and generous for you to take care of a fellow woodworker in need, it’s the genersoty of you two Plus others that help others out that make this world and hobby an unforgettible journey!


-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner,,, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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David Craig

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#1 posted 02-16-2010 08:24 PM

I love stories such as these. We have good people here and stories of their generosity never fails to give me a boost on rough days. Sounds like the gifts were given to a worthy recipient. I am sure you will use them well.

Thanks for sharing the story!


-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#2 posted 02-16-2010 08:47 PM

Giving feels so nice

Most of my extra tools I get(screwdrivers that I don’t Want, Extra Allen Wrencches, Hammers, ETC)from Yard Sales or Auctions, Go out the door as soon as I have someone who says Yes I will take some off your hands.

The Last guy got approx 50 Drivers & 100 Allen & 25 Wrenches.

Feels so good to give when you have surplus. that is the pay in itself

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#3 posted 02-16-2010 09:35 PM

Jimmy, you really brightened my day. I enjoy hearing stories like this.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-17-2010 08:31 AM

Wonderfull! All ways good to here of the generousity of LJ’s. You are a lucky man to have been touched by these gentlemen. Congrats.

Keep up the inspiration.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 02-18-2010 01:44 AM

Nice people.

-- Let's do it in the wood pile!

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#6 posted 02-21-2010 02:25 AM

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments. All it takes is a Simple Hi or a Hello to brighten someones day…

It don’t even have to be an item, it can be a Hi or hello or even a smile.. And like the Plague it can make its way around the world!

Its nice to have a Positive environment here at Lumberjocks to share your experiences with everyone and always get that positive reaction outta someone!


-- Jimmy "Handi" Warner,,, Twitter: @Handisworkshop, @HandisCreations

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