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Blog entry by daydrik posted 03-20-2012 12:42 AM 904 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

yesterday afternoon my shop/gragae burnt down due to old wiring. everyone is ok. the house suffered some damage but is still standing. Now, I can start all over and make it not so cluttered. i may have lost most of my tools but as long as i’m still here I can always get more tools. Writing an inventory for the insurance company has shown me that I had too many tools (I know there really isn’t eny such thing as too many tools). but I’ll save what I can & scrap the rest.

-- "by all means read what the experts say. Just don't let it get in the way of your woodworking" ;John Brown



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chrisstef

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#1 posted 03-20-2012 12:46 AM

Ohh man im real sorry … that sucks. I hope that everything will work out for you with the insurance stuff. Im sure that youll be back and better than ever. Good luck and like ya said …. stay positive.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 03-20-2012 12:50 AM

Wow I’m sorry you have suffered this terrible fire,but I’m so glad know one was hurt.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 03-20-2012 01:04 AM

i’m sorry for your loss ,thank God nobody got hurt,you can get your tools back and be better than before but i know that’s a real set back, very sorry will pray for a speedy recovery for you and your family

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#4 posted 03-20-2012 01:16 AM

Ohhhhhhhhhh, NOOOOOOOOoooooooooo !!!!

I don’t know if I could hang tight to your upbeat attitude, given the same circumstances.

Wow. I’m so sorry. I’m glad the people part of the equation are okay. Best of luck on the rebuild.

My mother’s neighbor’s (attached) townhouse just burned, Friday night, doing a fair bit of damage to her place, WHILE she was GONE. Kitchen fire gone wild.

So … I may be helping her get through some of the same painful logistics.

Best of luck !

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 03-20-2012 01:21 AM

“Remain optimistic”, you said it ALL!!!

I’m glad no body was hurt.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 03-20-2012 01:21 AM

Dude, sorry to hear that, as long as everyone is ok. Like you said tools can be replaced. I hope the wiring in your house is in better shape than the shop. The first thing I did whe I moved into my house was upgrade the electrical. Between working and traveling for work, it was a project that took me quite some time and I used about 4500’ of wire, well worth it, I barely had enough power to have more than one, lamp on at a time, now I have more than enough but more importantly I have piece of mind for me & my family.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#7 posted 03-20-2012 01:27 AM

I am so sorry for you. This has to be devastating but you have the right attitude: “stuff” can be replaced. Hope the insurance company treats you right.

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

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#8 posted 03-20-2012 01:59 AM

This is news that no one want to have happen to them.
Sorry to hear.
Very Glad no one got injured.
Take Care.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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#9 posted 03-20-2012 02:08 AM

Actually, I found rebuilding my tool set was more fun the second time around. I was more settled in what I liked and the clutter was definitely less. Of course I started doing some metal work and filled in the space with something else but the woodworking tools were much more restrained.

They sure seem much less important when you think of them in comparison to the people in your life. It is great that everyone was ok.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune: http://lowbudgetwoodworker.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 03-20-2012 02:10 AM

Really sorry to hear. I think that is every ww nightmare. I’m glad no-one was hurt. Hope the insurance company replaces what you’ve lost.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#11 posted 03-20-2012 02:11 AM

I’m so sorry to hear such news and that you had to go through a tragedy like this. Here’s hoping all works out for you and somehow a silver lining comes your way.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#12 posted 03-20-2012 02:24 AM

What a drag. Whew, that was a close one! Man; a chance to start over, that is a plus, I guess. We hope everything works everything works out.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#13 posted 03-20-2012 03:58 AM

We can really emphathize, having gone through two house fires. We wish you “smooth sailing” with your insurance company and are thankful to hear there was no human tragedy involved.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#14 posted 03-20-2012 03:53 PM

Been there myself with a house fire, it will be better than it ever was when finally rebuilt. Chin up.

-- IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME

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