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Personal Announcements #3: Anyone miss me...or remember me?

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Blog entry by Tomcat1066 posted 08-31-2011 10:06 PM 1306 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’ve been away from Lumberjocks for a while, and I’ve been away from woodworking for a while as well. After the fiasco that was my shop (a pop-up gazebo thing) blowing away, I really didn’t have anywhere to really work. That lead to all kinds of things and an almost three year hiatus during which I was convinced I sucked at woodworking.

But I got over that and figure it’s time to try again. The first step will be to try and relearn all the theory I had forgotten while trying to secure something to use as a shop. My wife and I are trying to buy a house that has a small shop, so hopefully that will get worked out soon. If not, I’ll get something else. It WILL happen though.

So…did anyone miss me? Does anyone remember me? (no big if not ;) )

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!



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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 08-31-2011 10:42 PM

TC, Wow, it is good to hear from you. I knew you were “down” after the storm since you put a lot of work into setting up an area to work in. But it is good to have you back and of course, you have been missed. I am looking forward to seeing more of your Ponderings. :)

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

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Tomcat1066

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#2 posted 08-31-2011 10:44 PM

Thanks Scott. It’s good to be remembered :D

I’m sure there will be plenty of ponderings to come. I like writing what’s bouncing around in my head way to much ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 08-31-2011 10:55 PM

I’m sorry, but I don’t remember but I’ll welcome you back anyways. It’s never too late.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Zuki

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#4 posted 08-31-2011 10:55 PM

Hey man . .. I sure do remember you and the bench that you built and the frustration that you had while building it. :-)

I popped you a pm or 2 over the last while and I figured that you dropped off the face of the earth.

Glad to see you back !!!

I took look forward to your pondering.

-- BLOG - http://www.colorfulcanary.com/search/label/Zuki

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Tomcat1066

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#5 posted 09-01-2011 01:45 AM

helluvawreck: I think I was missing in action before you joined, so no worries there. Thanks for the welcome none the less.

Zuki: Oh yeah, I remember that bench. My thumb remembers the close encounter with my chisel pretty well too. Sorry about being MIA like that. I am bouncing around a few ponderings as we speak actually. Good to know they were missed ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#6 posted 09-01-2011 02:36 AM

Welcome back!! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Riick

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#7 posted 09-01-2011 02:53 AM

Well, you know the saying….. if ya gotta ask…...

-- -- I've Been Reading So Much About The Bad Effects Of Smoking, Drinking & Sex, That I've Decided To Give Up Reading.

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William

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#8 posted 09-01-2011 03:06 AM

Yes, I remember you well and missed you so much.
Actually the truth of the matter is I have no idea who you are. It seems you disappeared before I appeared.
Welcome back anyway though. Can’t wait to see what see you around.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 09-01-2011 03:24 AM

Tom, Welcome back to LumberJocks!

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mmh

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#10 posted 09-01-2011 05:09 AM

Welcome back and don’t let past failures stop you from creating future projects. If you’re not failing, you’re not trying, so keep on working at something and enjoy the journey. Not every project has to be a prize winner or perfect. Your goal is to have fun and learn something about your creativity and the techniques on the way.

Our wood workshop takes up most of the basement as we have a full basement with a separate walk out entrance to bring in equipment. It’s still cramped but it’s a good start for a decent workshop and it’s temperature controlled, unlike a garage or shed.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Tomcat1066

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#11 posted 09-01-2011 12:40 PM

Thanks for the welcome folks :)

JimmC: It was a bit of a joke. Sorry you didn’t take it that way.

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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patron

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#12 posted 09-01-2011 12:57 PM

well i missed you

i just didn’t know it

so i am glad you are back

find an old table
and get back to work

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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ratchet

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#13 posted 09-01-2011 02:07 PM

I remember your saw vise! You are hand tools guy…you don’t need much space.
Nice to see you give it a go again. Find a table or bench. Get back to work.

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clieb91

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#14 posted 09-01-2011 05:28 PM

Tomcat,
Welcome back glad to see you you here again and looking forward to new ponderings. Glad to here you are coming back to the shop.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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Tomcat1066

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#15 posted 09-01-2011 11:03 PM

Thanks folks.

ratchet, I’ve still got that saw vice too. Needs some BLO, but it’s still there :) I’m pretty proud of it now, though I was disappointed that it wasn’t perfect back then. Funny how that works, ain’t it?

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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