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Blog entry by Ethan Sincox posted 2698 days ago 626 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was just now sitting at my desk, working on a support issue and not getting much of anything except frustrated when…

My Outlook Calendar reminded me that tomorrow morning at this time I’ll be in a 4-hour class with David Marks, learning all about his methods of sharpening hand scrapers and some of his finishing techniques (I believe most of them involve putting blue painter’s tape over the label?).

Wow, if that doesn’t put a little bit of boost into my day! Is it at all masculine to feel “giddy”? Probably not…

I was thinking about bringing my newly-found digital camera (it was in my sock drawer… who puts their camera in their sock drawer???). Part of me thinks it would be so cool to have pictures of David Marks (and a picture of ME with David Marks). Part of me thinks, “Man, you’re a dork.” But I bet I wouldn’t be the only one in the class.

I was telling my wife about my little personal conversation with myself last night. She asked, “Why don’t you wear your LumberJocks t-shirt, and then you could accomplish two things in one – get a picture with David Marks and get a picture of you in your LumberJocks shirt to post on your lumber-blog-thingy?”

Duh.

I hate it when I’m beaten by the obvious.

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com



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Mark A. DeCou

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#1 posted 2698 days ago

I will enjoy seeing your photo with “David!”

I took my camera to take a photo with Sam Maloof at the Western Design Conference.

But, when I got close to him I got all speechless and shy, and had trouble breathing (embarrasing but true) and only could get the nerve to take a photo of him standing there talking to someone else.

Later that day, I came around a corner, and there he was, just resting by sitting on a set of stairs. But, I didn’t have my camera with me! So, I just shook his hand and thanked him for spending time motivating us at the lecture. Wow! Still haven’t washed that hand (just kidding).

My advice: keep your camera on your belt, who cares if you look Dorky!

I use a lot of blue tape after watching David Marks’ TV show. I look forward to hearing about how your class goes.

Mark

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 2698 days ago

Ethan
Have fun at the class, & don’t forget your camera. You don’t want go around in your later years saying, ”Gee why didn’t I take my camera.”

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Obi

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#3 posted 2698 days ago

HAHAHAHA !!! This is too funny. Part of me thinks you’re a dork too, but a Lumberdork, and you’d have to hurry up with your picture so the rest of us could get a picture too.

And this was the funniest part… so we could all post our pictures to the “Lumber-blog-thingy”. You gotta just love the wives and the way they make up words and phases to suit the situation.

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Obi

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#4 posted 2698 days ago

So, Mark. I’m not the only one that now has a hang-up about the blue tape? I just cant see spending that much money on something that I’ll probably just throw away.

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Obi

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#5 posted 2698 days ago

And Ethan, it’s o.k. to feel “giddy” but you just don’t use the word “Giddy” you call it something …MANLY. Like, “I’m really jacked up, today.” or jazzed, excited, pumped up… Just not “Giddy”

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Bill

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#6 posted 2698 days ago

Have a good time at class, and post the pictures when you get them. Nothing wrong with having pictures with a mentor.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Ethan Sincox

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#7 posted 2698 days ago

Actually, I was talking about the blue tape he puts on the labels of his glue and finishes and such so as to cover up the brand name. I just think that’s funny. NO FREE ADVERTISING!!!

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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dennis mitchell

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#8 posted 2697 days ago

Have fun tommorow!

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Karson

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#9 posted 2697 days ago

Why don’t you make a video and then you can play it for us?

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

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Ethan Sincox

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#10 posted 2697 days ago

Nice try, Karson. Don’t think that’s going to happen, though.

a) My brother has my video camera.
b) Videos are the Wood Whisperer’s gig.

I’ll be happy with a digital pic.

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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jpw1995

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#11 posted 2697 days ago

Hey Obi… maybe there should be a list of Lumberjock laws….

Law No. 1 – No lumberjock shall ever use the term “Giddy”.

Just kidding around Ethan. I think everyone of us would get a “giddy” feeling if we got a chance to partake in a demonstration with someone of David Marks’ caliber.

Dang…. I just broke Lumberjock Law No. 1.

-- JP, Shelbyville, KY

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 2697 days ago

David might kick you out if you try to video him, or he might just put some blue tape over your lens. LOL

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Martin Sojka

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#13 posted 2697 days ago

Speaking about the video.. Karson, we want to see your upcoming demo on Vacuum Veneering posted on LJ soon ;)

-- Martin, http://lumberjocks.com | My Facebook: http://profile.to/msojka

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Ethan Sincox

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#14 posted 2697 days ago

Oh, for the love of…

Now I can’t find the danged batteries and charger for the digital camera.

(And yes, I looked in the sock drawer!)

-- Ethan, http://thekiltedwoodworker.com

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Karson

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#15 posted 2697 days ago

Head to the all night Walmart and buy a new one.

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

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