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Blog entry by Kent Shepherd posted 10-27-2009 12:04 AM 1749 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last Friday we had a customer appreciation event at my tool store here in Lubbock. We asked some of our regular customers to bring some projects to share with everyone. Of course, we then bribed people to come with the promise of food. (Works everytime) We tried to offer some good ideas for gifts for the holidays. Wish all you Lumberjocks could have been here.—-Yeah really—wouldn’t that have been grand for business. Imagine over 13,000 warm bodies buying tools in one day. Wow! I think I’m going to faint just from the shear excitment of that thought. I am always promoting lumberjocks here in the store. I even loaded the site on my lap-top so I could show people the site and encourage them to check it out.

Thought I’d share the pictures.


Does this look familiar———Andy? One of our customers did it after reading Andy’s tutorial. He’s not a member yet but I’m working on him.

And lew, have you seen this before? (done by the same guy)

And more!!



My wife designed and built this Christmas light box—-of course she had a GREAT teacher (you may laugh now




And of course, the real reason anyone came.

We couldn’t stop without blatant shameless promotion of a product. (I know it’s wrong but hey, everyone else seems to do it)

Thanks for looking. I know there’s a lot of pictures, but it was hard to quit.

-- http://shepherdtoolandsupply.com/



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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 10-27-2009 12:06 AM

Kent, this was a great idea. I am sure everyone had fun and enjoyed the event.

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

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#2 posted 10-27-2009 12:51 AM

Hey kent: If I’d of still been living in Lubbock, you know I would have been there> I might of even bought some ww stuff! lol. I’d of brought my f-i-l from Abernathy with me. We would have eat a lot of them grocries you had there, first though!! lol. I’m still planing to come see you when we get back down there. Have plenty of stuff in the store for me to look at and buy!!! See ya when I see ya. Ex-Lubbockite.

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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Karson

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#3 posted 10-27-2009 12:53 AM

Kent looks like a great time. The tornado table was first made by zipsss and posted here on LJ’s your customer Andy does great work.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#4 posted 10-27-2009 01:00 AM

Wow Kent. Nice job and some beautiful looking projects there.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 10-27-2009 01:14 AM

Nice creations! I love wood!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, www.oregonburls.com What can I say but God Is Good!

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 10-27-2009 02:09 AM

I was enjoying the pictures then I hit the last one and started to drool uncontrollably.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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huff

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#7 posted 10-27-2009 03:03 AM

TOOLS…..WOODWORKING PROJECTS…...AND FREE FOOD! Wow Kent, doesn’t get much better than that.
Sounds like a great time for all. Would love to make it to Lubbock some day and see your place and some of your work.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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degoose

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#8 posted 10-27-2009 03:38 AM

Can I come visit.. OK I will.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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scrappy

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#9 posted 10-27-2009 05:58 AM

Great idea! Get Wood workers together with food and tools. Let them bring stuff and brag. Sounds like an LJ picnic! No wonder we all want to come! haha

Lots of fantastic projects there, and great tools to boot.

Thanks for all the pics and story.

Scrappy

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

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MsDebbieP

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#10 posted 10-27-2009 11:58 AM

how wonderful!

is your friend a member yet? Great projects there.

Congrats on a great event and thanks for sharing!

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

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Mike

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#11 posted 10-28-2009 05:57 AM

Great Idea! I wished I lived closer. How about pictures of stuff, would you accept that the next time? I can you something down.

-- Mike, VT

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#12 posted 10-28-2009 06:42 AM

A great host and fantastic projects

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Kent Shepherd

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#13 posted 10-28-2009 03:50 PM

Mike, I think pictures is a great idea. Next time we do this I’ll ask all you guys for them. It would be a another good way to promote LJ here.

Thank everyone for the encouraging comments. I wish all of you could have been here. That would have been awesome

-- http://shepherdtoolandsupply.com/

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#14 posted 11-01-2009 02:18 PM

I enjoyed it kent, thanks.

-- RKWoods

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#15 posted 11-18-2009 05:10 AM

Nice pieces, thanks.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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