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Blog entry by jockmike2 posted 07-05-2010 02:14 PM 1303 reads 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On the 3rd David Craig and Rick Kruse came to my house to help clean my workshop/ 2 1/2 car garage. We surely bit off more than we could handle in a days time. We pulled out, let me change that, David, mostly, with a little help from Rick and I, pulled most of the stuff out sorted all my wood, restacked it, moved my machines around where I could pull them out and use them, sorted my wood so I know what I have, swept, lifted, tugged, pulled, helped rip a 7’ long X
3 1/2” thick X 3 1/2’ wide solid walnut board, and helped my wife get dinner ready for us to eat, oh yea, and got a bon fire going for his two boys and my grandson later. I’m not saying Rick and I didn’t work, but there was no way we could keep up with the man. Rick and I just wore out about 5 hours earlier. He and his sons left close to 11:00pm, and he shook my hand, said he’d be back to help me arrange things, and thanked me for a good day and a great dinner and being kind to his wonderful sons, that I fell in love with when I first met them, they were the “most” polite, loving, generous and happy youngsters I’ve met in a very long time, not to mention smart.
I apologized to David, I felt so badly, as if I had used him, I still feel that way. He and Rick did all this they said as a return for the lathe lessons. I will tell you this, I came way out ahead on that deal. Thanks fellas I’m forever in your debt. Thank God neither of you has a garage. Mike (Jockmike2)
Some here have seen pictures of my shop and at one time I held the messiest shop title. Not that I was proud of that, it was just all in good fun.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -



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degoose

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#1 posted 07-05-2010 02:19 PM

Did you give him my address…
there are surely some wonderful folks out there… and in here too…
now it is your responsibility to make it messy again…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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jockmike2

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#2 posted 07-05-2010 02:27 PM

I ain’t done cleaning yet Larry. We still got work to do out there and it’s going to be 90 degrees today. Maybe I’ll sit in here and shoot the shit w/ you all day, it’s about 68 here in the house. I’ll tell you something though buddy you already know, Lumberjocks are some of the best people in the whole damn world, that includes you mate.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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patron

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#3 posted 07-05-2010 02:31 PM

great friends !

they wouldn’t help ,
if you weren’t one too !

send them down here ,
i still have some ,
kraft macaroni and cheese we can eat (LOL) !

-- 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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David Craig

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#4 posted 07-05-2010 02:46 PM

I think Mike forgot the part where I bundled his wood with rope made from my chest hairs :)

Truth is, Mike opened his home to Rick and I. It wasn’t just wood turning lessons, it is the whole package. His wife Kris would come home after a hard day’s work and pick up food for us and make sure we were fed. You don’t knock on Mike’s door, you open it up and say a quick hello before coming in. When the boys came over, both Mike and Kris told them that their home was my boy’s home and made them as comfortable as can be. When you listen to Rick (rustic) talk about Mike, it is like hearing a young man talk about his favorite sports star or famous musician. And, it is well deserved. When you have a good friend, helping them does not feel like work. You enjoy the fellowship so much, you forget your dragging a chair out at the same time :)

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 07-05-2010 02:47 PM

One of my favorite foods David with some fresh tomatoes crushed up in them with some hot sauce. What’s the Temp. down there right now, probably close to the Sun.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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patron

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#6 posted 07-05-2010 02:57 PM

50 deg.
,

the sun just came up ,
nice clear day .

good for working out ,

or laughing and lounging !

how’s about you ?

-- 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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jockmike2

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#7 posted 07-05-2010 03:06 PM

80 deg. and balmy suppose to hit 100. Don’t listen to David Craig, they have to be careful of my attack dog, mugger.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Karson

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#8 posted 07-05-2010 03:07 PM

Mike Sounds like a great day. You have all the fun.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 07-05-2010 03:18 PM

This is what I love about Lumberjocks!

For Larry: Send me a plane ticket and I’ll come clean your shop anytime!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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ajosephg

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#10 posted 07-05-2010 03:22 PM

You just can’t put a monetary value on that kind of time together. We’ve seen the BEFORE photos – like to see the AFTER.

-- Joe

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#11 posted 07-05-2010 05:05 PM

Great news Mike!

I’ll bet you found some tools under the mess. LOL

Isn’t this a great couple of LJs?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Napaman

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#12 posted 07-05-2010 05:07 PM

This is why I love this place…it’s nice to have such good friends!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#13 posted 07-05-2010 05:17 PM

what great guys .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Jim Bertelson

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#14 posted 07-05-2010 05:45 PM

He thought he’d get away with it…........

I knew I recognized him the minute I saw the picture…....but I couldn’t put my finger on it. You know he has been acting very strangely lately, like he really wanted to reveal his innermost secrets. Like he wished, to tell us something about who he really is. Didn’t want to come just come out and say it.

However, he gave us hints, but being a bunch of space cadets, we didn’t get it.

So he must of just said to himself…........well, this group is clueless, they’ll never figure it out. Just like Clark Kent, hiding right out in plain view….......

.........but sorry David Craig….....you have been unmasked….......

Mike, you had a visit from Mr Clean…........

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Dennisgrosen

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#15 posted 07-05-2010 06:05 PM

you sure nailed him there Jim :—)

what a great freindsship you have
thank´s for the story it realy help a lot to hear such things
thank´s for sharing it

Dennis

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