Humbled #2: Thanks, Pop!

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Blog entry by TuckerFan posted 12-14-2012 05:15 PM 968 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Finally! My retired school teacher friend/electrician/carpenter/plumber/drywall finisher/general all-around great guy, finished wiring my shop with 220 and connected my previously mentioned band saw, jointer, planer, and sanders. I won’t bore anyone with the details as to why it has taken so long to make these machines come to life, (he’s busy and I’m cheap), but I think I had a religious experience with I flipped switches and let them run. Did I say run? No, they each roared to life more like the V-8 engine of a mid-70’s muscle car. Powerful. Sturdy. Without vibration…and that’s before I ran any wood through any of them! Once again, this equipment is well beyond my budget, skill level, and shop space, but I just had to brag to someone, at least anonymously on this site, before I lost any digits and can’t type. As I previously stated, thanks to my late father for his financial donation and for his patience. I could never hope to emulate the best man I have ever known.

-- I...I..have a...a...wood problem

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#1 posted 12-15-2012 03:20 PM

Sounds like you have the start of very wonderful shop. One of the best professional carpenter/master
woodworkers that I know once told me that he has hardly worked a day in his life, because he enjoys
playing in his wonderful shop so much that he can not call it work, and people pay him very good money to
buy the work that he enjoys so much. If you can have a similar attitude, you will be able to have many
wonderful days in that shop.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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