Marine Pens Project and "story" created by "Sawdust2"

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Blog entry by guardian posted 02-16-2008 12:03 AM 916 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Too bad the “pens” story by Sawdust2 is full of untruths and outright lies. You would think a lawyer by profession would get his “story” straight. Check it out on the county records that Steve was not so good a father as professed. His child support was over $12,000 in arrears, and although he may have taken his kids on the weekend and for vacations every year, his alcoholic lifestyle and abuse of the wife was what kept him from getting custody. Notice also how this lawyer/woodworker portrays the ex-wife as the wicked witch probably because she was a very upstanding, church-going mother who raised her children correctly. Sounds like sour grapes from a lawyer that has a poor reputation in the community and lost his case. What this lawyer/woodworker also didn’t tell you is that the son wanted to be a Marine because he couldn’t wait to get out of his father’s house because his father wouldn’t quit drinking. I’m sure there are other details that are less than truthful, too. Looks like there’s always another side to a “story”. The good part is that the Marine is an excellent solder and serving his country well. We should all be proud of the marine, in spite of his father and his father’s attorney.

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#1 posted 02-16-2008 12:09 AM

Why are you doing this?

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#2 posted 02-16-2008 12:36 AM

This is not the forum for this. I for one do not wish this site be littered with this type of post.

Can the powers that be please remove it?

-- Frank Auge---Nichols NY----"My opinion is neither copyrighted nor trademarked, but it is price competitive."

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#3 posted 02-16-2008 12:41 AM

Dang, this sickens me. Don’t judge others and by all means don’t do it here. Please remove this blog post.

-- Teri, Kokomo, IN

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#4 posted 02-16-2008 01:05 AM

I normally like to respond to blogs but this one does not really deserve a response but

Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 02-16-2008 01:13 AM

No good can come of this.
True or false, it’s not our business as there is nothing we can do to undo whatever happened prior.
If your post is true, it doesn’t change nor fix what’s been done and only further hurts a relationship.
If you posted in hot anger, all you’ve done is add to your own burning pain.
If your post is true and Sawdust2 stands by his post, then you haven’t helped him help himself.
This is really an issue to be resolved between y’all.
Airing your laundry in public only gets it blown around the neighborhood—it doesn’t get it clean.


-- Gary, Florida

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#6 posted 02-16-2008 01:30 AM

True or not, your posting this shows your complete lack of character. I hope your membership and this derogatory posts get deleted.


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#7 posted 02-16-2008 01:49 AM

sorry , maybe i missed something but i see nothing about woodworking in this post , this is a woodworking forum . your post dosent belong here please take it elsewhere

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#8 posted 02-16-2008 01:56 AM

I think Matthew said it best…

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” ~ Matthew 7 (courtesy of

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#9 posted 02-16-2008 02:13 AM

If someone would post a couple more blogs, it would at the very least push this one off the homepage. So, if you have something ready to go, post it tonight.

-- Teri, Kokomo, IN

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#10 posted 02-16-2008 02:31 AM

Wow. Pretty hard core.

Good post for, NOT Lumberjocks.

We, as woodworkers, are generally peaceful and accepting people. I don’t know if it’s a cause or effect of our chosen interaction with nature through our craft.

If you have a beef with someone, please take it up with them, not with the rest of us. Criticism is one thing, slander is another.

-- The only easy wood project is a fire

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#11 posted 02-24-2008 04:33 AM

What’s posted here shows the complete set of double standards found in our society today. It’s o.k. for members to post stories without any regard to its accuracy and that also include personal attacks on people just in order to promote their woodworking project, but it’s not o.k. for other members reading their stories to point out the factual errors of the original “woodworking” story without becoming a victum himself by others personal attacks, especially by members that have not checked out the facts for themselves. The creator of the “pens” could have written his story without personally degrading the boy’s mother, and his story would have had a more positive effect. What if the boy finds out about what was written about his mother? What does that say about our stories to someone who is putting their life on the line serving our country? The lesson to be learned here is that this is a public forum to share our wood projects. We should make sure that our “stories” are factual, true, and keep personal digs out, and then you won’t be scrutinized for the other untruths found in your stories. I was refered to this site, which can be a great learning experience, but after reading stories like this “pen” story, I’m not sure about the integrity of some of the members and what I really want to learn from them. I guess we can all learn lessons from this, and that was the purpose of my post. By the way, the definition of slander is “words falsely spoken”.

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