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Blog entry by RichGreer2r posted 02-29-2016 02:32 AM 783 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I used to be active on Lumberjocks prior to suffering a serious stroke in 4/2014. After almost 2 years, I am still quite disabled. I cannot walk very well at all and I have very limited use of my right arm and hand. Despite my disabilities, I reentered the shop a few weeks ago. I am surprised and delighted with what I can do. I need some (but not much) help and my wife is very supportive. It is a delight to be back in the shop.

I tire quickly so I limit my shop time to about 2-3 hours per day. I don’t accomplish as much as typical woodworkers. I’m slow, but I’m not in a hurry.

I recently made a couple of coffee tables that I have not posted on Lumberjocks yet. I’ll do that shortly. I also just finished a cane which I did listed today.

I’m excited to be back into woodworking and I look forward to being back on Lumberjocks.

I was not able to reactivate my previous account so I started a new account. You can see my previous projects on my first account. Just search for “Richgreer”.

-- Rich in Cedar Rapids, IA



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sras

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#1 posted 02-29-2016 03:09 AM

Glad to see you are back at it! I look forward to seeing your work again.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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lightweightladylefty

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#2 posted 02-29-2016 03:58 AM

Rich,

It’s so good to see your recovery. Woodworking is good therapy, too . . . mental and physical!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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oldnovice

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#3 posted 02-29-2016 05:59 AM



Rich,

It s so good to see your recovery. Woodworking is good therapy, too . . . mental and physical!

L/W

- lightweightladylefty

Hit the nail on the head, woodworking is good therapy!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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Redoak49

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#4 posted 02-29-2016 12:19 PM

Welcome Back…...I am not quick building projects but enjoy every minute….Have Fun

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#5 posted 02-29-2016 01:25 PM

Welcome back!

-- Mat

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#6 posted 02-29-2016 01:46 PM

Glad to see you back. I hope you get many years of woodshop therapy.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 02-29-2016 01:58 PM


Rich,

It s so good to see your recovery. Woodworking is good therapy, too . . . mental and physical!

L/W

- lightweightladylefty

Hit the nail on the head, woodworking is good therapy!

- oldnovice

Yeah, what they said!

Welcome back !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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shipwright

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#8 posted 02-29-2016 02:59 PM

Good to have you back Rich.
It ain’t a race. We all do what we can do and the goal is enjoyment not masterpieces.
I look forward to seeing your new work.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#9 posted 02-29-2016 03:17 PM

Glad your back Rich ,I’m glad your recovery has brought you back.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 03-01-2016 01:03 AM

Rich, Really glad you are back. Your rehab isn’t over. You will continue to improve slowly and your shop therapy is a good thing. Just be careful.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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