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Here is a nice little candy box I make . Showed wife and nearly got throwed out of the house !!
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#1 posted 03-08-2010 03:47 PM
Art,Sorry to hear that you’re “Hanging up the Plane”.You had some great stuff and shared a lot of your talent.I don’t think you’ll have much trouble selling you’re tools.A lot of guys here are eager to add to their collections.
Keep in touch so we can still improve with your comments.
-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford
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#2 posted 03-08-2010 03:49 PM
Art sounds like this isnt a move you want to make. Sorry to hear that I hope your heath is o.k
-- GO DAWGS!
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#3 posted 03-08-2010 04:00 PM
Sorry to hear that your having to move and give up your shop. My brother is a wood carver and loves doing it. There are classes and clubs almost every where. Perhapes you might consider doing something like that. All you need is carving tools and you can almost do it any where. Just a thought. As far as your tools I would auctions them off.
-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa
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#4 posted 03-08-2010 04:02 PM
Well it sad you have to hang up your tools.I know wood working is a good way to keep active.I guess all thru life there is always change…
-- Bob Kenosha Wi.
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#5 posted 03-08-2010 04:06 PM
as you know ,things change sometimes ,
as the wreck said ,hang with us ,i bet being a coach here ,will help us all !
we all have to hit the bench sometime ,just keep us inspired ,and we all win !
-- 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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#6 posted 03-08-2010 05:13 PM
Sorry to hear about your moving.
As to your tools, consider giving them to a young up and coming woodworker, that is, if your not financially needing to sell.
If you have a young granddaughter or grandson or other family member that wants to do carpentry or woodworking they would love to have them. If you can remember each tool and what you’ve built with it or events surrounding it write it down for them.
Sometimes giving just a hammer has a very positive impact on a young family member.
There are many people such as us here at LJ that would love to buy any tools you want to sell but if money isn’t needed the tools would be better served being a gift to a new future craftsman.
-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~
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#7 posted 03-08-2010 05:23 PM
A very sad day when this comes. It can be hard not to yearn for the things of the past. This is not a time of “giving-up” but a time for new things, a new chapter. A chance to perhaps pass on your knowledge and passion to a new generation of woodworking craftsmen and women. Maybe there would be an opportunity for you to teach in some capacity to pass on that love. Good luck with the move and we will always be here as an anchor.
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#8 posted 03-08-2010 05:39 PM
I’m so sorry for you Arthur, if you lived closer much closer I would come over and bring you to my house, make you a cup of tea and you could rant all you like, my dear.
-- When you know better you do better.
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#9 posted 03-08-2010 05:42 PM
Art, sorry to hear that you have to give up woodworking. I have also been thinking a bit about what I will do when I have to give up my shop. The satisfaction I derive from woodworking boils down to two main things – the creative process and working with my hands. As long as I can find an outlet for those two things, I think I will be OK. I think I can be happy making smaller things such as boxes, models, etc. with hand tools and maybe a few small scale power tools. Or I think I might even try drawing or painting. I hope you are able to find some satisfactory substitute to keep the creative juices flowing. Best wishes to you.
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#10 posted 03-08-2010 05:54 PM
Arthur-We all have this to consider in future, probably. You can always stick around and give much needed advice. I, too, look around at my shop and cringe at the thought of my four kids having a ‘yard sale’ someday. At least, if it is any comfort, you’ll have the choice of deciding where your shop and tools go, hopefully to someone that pleases you. I really hope you’ll join in here often, and be at peace with your new residence. We need the value of your experience!
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#11 posted 03-08-2010 07:33 PM
The ending of….. Or is it…The start of a new chapter in life.As we grow older we find things that we are not able to do anymore or shouldn’t do.That doesn’t make us helpless or useless. It gives us a chance to share experiences in other ways.You love for woodworking will be carried on by your fellow jocks.
Your toys will be enjoyed for generations.
Thanks for taking the time to share with us.
-- Safety first because someone needs you.
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#12 posted 03-08-2010 07:37 PM
Does this mean no more pink and green moose? Arrrgghhhhh….I still get a chuckle looking at those things. Best of luck to you whatever you do.
-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"
#13 posted 03-08-2010 10:02 PM
Thanks Gang . I have a big old house ,10rooms , and just the wife and I . We have both reached the time when we just can`t take care of it. Plus I have some health issues that are going to stopmy wooworking soon . I guess after much talking we have decided best to get an apartment and let some one else take care of all else. We have no family close by so we pretty much take care of eachother. If the good lord willing I want to make one more batch of toys for the Toys for tots this year.
I have read all your replies and even feel a tiny bit better . I will keep lookin in on here no matter whereI am. And I just found out there is a craters club close by . I am going to look into that more.
Thanks again all you guys .
#14 posted 03-08-2010 10:08 PM
you are never far from our hearts , art
or our own lives coming up .
i figure when i get to Heaven ,
i might get to help Jesus re-model the place !
enjoy the best till then .
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#15 posted 03-08-2010 11:30 PM
Art, I can’t think of a better place to share your fellings about giving up woodworking. Only another woodworker could understand. I am 71 and there will be a time when my thoughts and reaction time will not be as sharp and quick as they are now, and when that time comes I hope I have enough sense to call it quits. I am not looking forward to that time. It is good to know that you are going to keep up with what is going on here at LumberJocks and we will be looking forward to hearing your comments, and hopefully seeing some of your projects made from some hand toos.
-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon
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