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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 05-24-2012 09:05 PM 955 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The other day I received a private mail from Jeepturner. He had seen a post I had made, and in it I had mentioned that I was on the lookout for a cabinet scraper. A Stanley #80 or something comparable. I had watched ebay and craigslist for one. Jeepturner, in his email, said that he had one kicking around that he had aquired at a yard sale someplace. He asked me if I wanted it, just pay the cost of shipping.

Get this. I tried to negotiate a higher price to give him something for it. The more I went up the more he went down. Just like in those three stooges episodes. He finally agreed to accept what is probably the cost of shipping and gas to the post office to mail it.

Many, many thanks to this fellow LJ. I have lots of hand scrapers which I will still use, but the holder for one will come in handy and will see a ton of use. I plan on cleaning it up and sharpening the blade, or maybe putting another one in it. I won’t go beyond that. It’s in great shape and I’d like to keep it sort of original.

Again thanks to Jeepturner. I never expected this level of generosity but suppose I should have here.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 05-24-2012 09:10 PM

That’s a great story what a super bunch of folks on LJs

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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grizzman

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#2 posted 05-24-2012 09:32 PM

way to go dan, its always great when a good lumber jock gives of his surplus tools and offers them to you, you guys did a good trade..enjoy using it…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 05-24-2012 10:05 PM

Good for both of you !!

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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ellen35

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#4 posted 05-24-2012 10:32 PM

The true LJ spirit lives!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 05-24-2012 10:46 PM

thanks for sharing the history
its always a joy to see L Js help each other …. :-))

Dennis

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Karson

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#6 posted 05-24-2012 11:03 PM

Great looking tool. And a nice thought.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Infernal2

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#7 posted 05-24-2012 11:30 PM

Very nice and a great “pay-it-forward” attitude!

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jeepturner

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#8 posted 05-24-2012 11:43 PM

Wow that got there fast! I just looked at the receipt and I handed it to the USPS at 2:35 PM on the 5/22/12. I would never believed that made it across country in two days.

I am happy you are happy with it. Hope to see it used on a project soon.

I just asked for what I had into it, plus shipping. All I had in it was a five spot. The gas was trivial, because I pass the post office on my way home everyday. So I still made money that I didn’t need to make, but it’s all good if it goes and gets used all the better. I wish I could get the ROI on my stocks close to that.

-- Mel,

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Craftsman on the lake

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#9 posted 05-24-2012 11:46 PM

That’s him, right above me.. he-da-man!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Philip

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#10 posted 05-25-2012 05:40 AM

Go LJ’s!

-- I never finish anyth

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