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Blog entry by Bob Kollman posted 08-12-2012 01:04 AM 2790 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 08-12-2012 01:20 AM

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 08-12-2012 01:20 AM

Congrats Bob. What a great honor.

-- Scott in Texas

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#3 posted 08-12-2012 01:37 AM


-- 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 †

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#4 posted 08-12-2012 01:41 AM

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 08-12-2012 02:20 AM


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 08-12-2012 02:26 AM

Congratulations! That is so cool.

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#7 posted 08-12-2012 03:56 AM

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 08-12-2012 04:02 AM

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 08-12-2012 04:21 AM

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 08-12-2012 04:54 AM

Congrats mate…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#11 posted 08-12-2012 05:03 AM

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


-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#12 posted 08-12-2012 06:31 AM


-- Bob in WW ~ "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 08-12-2012 06:45 AM

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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#14 posted 08-12-2012 07:44 AM


-- Please check out my new stores and

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#15 posted 08-12-2012 07:52 AM

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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