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Blog entry by Bob Kollman posted 697 days ago 1648 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In early July, I recieved an e-mail from This Old House Magazine. It wasn’t asking for a subscription, they wanted to publish one of my projects to show case in their magazine. What an honor, and how excited was I to receive this recognition. See the Sept. 2012 issue of This Old house Magazine.

Lumber Jocks, has been a great influence on my work, and I am compelled to believe that the sharing of your knowledge….reviews of tools, blogs of wood working techniques, and tutorials, and personal advice thru pm’s have contributed greatly to my small moment of fame.
My Mother thanks you….My wife thanks you…....My Son thanks you…..and I thank you!!!!

Special thanks to Sheila!!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#1 posted 697 days ago

Congratulations Bob! As you said, what an honor. I will definitely check out the magazine. I hope that your head will continue to fit through doors. Will you be signing autographs?

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#2 posted 697 days ago

Congrats Bob. What a great honor.

-- Scott in Texas

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-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#4 posted 697 days ago

thats really great, i agree that we do get a lot of help from this site and there are many here who have been helped like you and me…congrats bob

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 697 days ago


That’s the way to keep Wisconsin in the news! Congratulations!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#6 posted 697 days ago

Congratulations! That is so cool.

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#7 posted 697 days ago

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !


Nice project!

What a great honor!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#8 posted 697 days ago

Congrats Bob
It could not of happened to a nicer guy.


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

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#9 posted 697 days ago

CONGRATULATIONS BOB !!!! autograph please .....and dated …...and ?? just kidding, thats great and I envy you, will your head still fit through the door ?? LOL !!!

-- the dumbest question is the one you dont ask !!

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#10 posted 697 days ago

Congrats mate…

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

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#11 posted 697 days ago

Thank you, my wife will keep me in line…. as you married guys know:


-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 697 days ago

Funny, I just cancelled my subscription to TOH because I got tired of the magazine having more advertising than substance. I will buy the Sept. issue and check out your work. WAY TO GO..............

-- mike...............

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-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ where we allow free speech

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#15 posted 697 days ago

Nice one.

You beat DR Hook :)


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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