Just coming back after a long absence. Seeing some sad news...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 10-30-2015 01:40 AM 1062 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I won’t go into my details because they are small compared to others, but this has been a rough year physically for me, and I have had other issues pulling my time away from Lumberjocks, but I never forgot the friendship, and community that I have had with so many of you, and I have missed you guys. The inspiration you provide is greater than a giant bag of diamonds!

I am saddened thought to see of the passing of 2 other regular members that I had pretty frequent communication with, Gary K, and Steve Kreins.

I just wanted to express a level of disappointment that I wasn’t active here when they passed. They were both great guys and a load of fun and inspiration to me. They will both be missed greatly!

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 10-30-2015 02:36 AM

Glad you are back. Yes life continues to happen to everyone. Hope all is well with you.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 10-30-2015 12:15 PM

Welcome back. Life does go by way too fast.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 10-30-2015 01:36 PM


I still miss jockmike. I almost got to meet him once but the travel plans changed. Regrets.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#4 posted 10-30-2015 01:44 PM

Welcome back. They were both memorable lumberjocks. I’m sorry about whatever is pulling you down physically and certainly do hope that you will have a speedy recovery.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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Jim Bertelson

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#5 posted 10-30-2015 04:03 PM

Glad to see you are alive and kicking, David. I have been less active here at LJ’s, just as a natural result of work… I get older, it becomes more of a burden. However, I am retiring at the end of this year, so hopefully will have more time for leisure pursuits.

Down in La Conner, WA at our vacation home right now. I have a small shop here as well…........


-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#6 posted 10-30-2015 04:21 PM

Glade your back Dave,sorry you have had a tough year. Gary and Steve were great members and missed by all here on LJs.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 10-30-2015 07:03 PM

Welcome back Dave, as my father always said, “getting old is not for sissies!”

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#8 posted 10-30-2015 09:37 PM

Yeah, I managed to re injure an old muscle tear in my back. Been on the mend from that, and have been gigging a lot more this year so time has been crunched.

LOTS of projects not enough time.

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#9 posted 10-31-2015 10:54 AM

Glad to see you back Dave.
I wish you a better year next year.
“getting old is not for sissies!”.
My mother used to say “we should begin by being old and then just get younger all the time”.

Last week in my shop I suddenly realized that I am really getting old and that I now look like my father looked the last time I saw him. Not fun.
I have absolutely no desire of getting old to live a much longer life.
This is strange as at 66 I am in very good health and 100% pain and ache free.

-- Bert

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