An age old project.

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Blog entry by Sawdust2 posted 04-23-2009 01:02 PM 1156 reads 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maybe that should be an old age project.

Turn (turned) 65 today.

Coincidentally, my birthday present is a new mini-lathe.

Joyously, according to the tracking software, it was only 25 miles away and on the UPS truck at 5:00 AM.

And my wife has stuck with me for 36 years.

I am truly a blessed man.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#1 posted 04-23-2009 01:36 PM

Congrats for the milestones. Good luck with the next 65, hey you never know!

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#2 posted 04-23-2009 01:44 PM

Congrats oldtimer, its all relevant. I used to think 60 was old, now I’ll be 59 in June it doesn’t seem that old anymore. lol. I’ve been married 37 years and feel I’m pretty lucky she’s put up with me for all these years. We’re both lucky. Happy Birthday and many more. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 04-23-2009 01:56 PM

Congratulations, Lee. I have often said that after we reach 21, birthdays do not seem to have the excitement that they once did but this is still your special day. And, of course, it is always exciting when we add a new tool to the shop!!!

Enjoy and have a wonderful day. And keep us posted on the lathe as well.

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

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#4 posted 04-23-2009 02:03 PM

Happy Birthday. I look forward to seeing what you turn out.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 04-23-2009 02:17 PM

Trifern, nothing as good as you do. But thanks for the thought.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#6 posted 04-23-2009 02:43 PM

My dad used to say your only as old as you feel. Most of us are just big kids at heart. Happy birthday.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#7 posted 04-23-2009 03:11 PM


From now on, I’ve discovered that the years fly by like months used to.

So enjoy them!!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#8 posted 04-23-2009 03:12 PM

Happy Birthday.

It’s great to be so excited about a birthday and the gift it brings – Like it was when we were really young.


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#9 posted 04-23-2009 03:19 PM

Woohooo! Eighteen, with lot’s of practice! Happy B-Day!

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#10 posted 04-23-2009 04:56 PM

Congratulations Lee!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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#11 posted 04-23-2009 05:28 PM

Happy birthday Lee;

I though the age was a typo, but since you have made comments after posting, I guess you really are 65.

I would be interested in knowing how you stay so young looking.

Maybe you’re just 45, with 20 years of experience.

Again, Happy Birthday.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 04-23-2009 06:18 PM

Happy Birthday Lee! Hope you have a great one and enjoy that lathe.

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#13 posted 04-23-2009 07:08 PM

Happy Birthday…!!! And for a wife to stick by a tool hog and woodworker….wow, that’s some woman. Many more years of excellent work.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#14 posted 04-23-2009 07:13 PM

Happy Birthday
Tie one on when you get that new mini-lathe and make the wife something!

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#15 posted 04-23-2009 08:40 PM

Happy Birthday and cangrats on the new lathe! Ya got to show us photos when it gets there!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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