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Blog entry by jockmike2 posted 1202 days ago 4478 reads 0 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have to say I’d do it all over again in a second. I ain’t sure about her. .She has been my biggest woodworking fan, and encouraged me constantly to keep at it and has allowed me to buy more tools than I need, and now she’s trying to keep me out of the shop because I keep hurting myself. I’m having a problem with my balance and have taken to using a cane full time, and have had more than my fair share of falls and accidents in the shop the last 3 years. Last Thursday I put 7 stitches in my left hand when my tool slipped off the end of my tool rest and hit the back of my left hand on the spinning chuck at about 3k RPMs. OUCH!!! Any way it’s been a long road, ups and downs, but when we got married it was for better or for worse. I’ve been the worse, I’m afraid. Anyway here’s a couple pics of before and after…....Anyway she has always been a part of my woodworking!! Either building houses or making a bowl, she has always been URGING ME TO GO FORWARD and I LOVE HER DEARLY.!!!

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

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#1 posted 1202 days ago


here’s to 39 more

and then some

-- 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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#2 posted 1202 days ago

As I always say to my wife, “I don’t deserve you”. She then replies, “YES YOU DO”!
;0) Have a great anniversary. I just did 24 with Betty on 04/04!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#3 posted 1202 days ago

Thanks David and Jack, very nice of you both.

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

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#4 posted 1202 days ago

Congrats buddy I think your camera adds a few pounds LOL just joshin ya love ya both

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#5 posted 1202 days ago

Sweet. It’s gonna be 29 for us this month. I’ve been the worse in our marriage…. It works. Congratulations to you guys!

-- Janice

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#6 posted 1202 days ago

You look just as proud standing next to her now as you did then! Of course she looks a little shorter now … illusion or that hairdo ? :) Congrats!

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#7 posted 1202 days ago

Congrats Mike! To many more!!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 1202 days ago

Congratulations Mike. Good looking couple. Any idea what causes the dizzies?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#9 posted 1202 days ago

Congratulations to both of you and Best Wishes for many, many more!!
Just a heads up, Rubies for the 40th Michael… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#10 posted 1202 days ago

25 for me and the Love Of My Life… so congrats to you and your loverly wife…and play safe…
and I must say a handsome couple then and now…

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

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#11 posted 1202 days ago

Congratulations…......betcha every year seems to go by a little faster…...............

Enjoy youself….........


PS…......sounds like you need body armor in the wookshop…..............

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#12 posted 1202 days ago

congrat´s to both of you
may the next 39 pass slowly so you will have more time to enjoy each other :-)

take care

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#13 posted 1202 days ago


You used to clean up pretty good in the early days Mike! She still does.

All aside, the very best wishes to both of you and having been with both of you a couple times, I can tell the magic is still there.


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#14 posted 1202 days ago


Happy Anniversary to the both of you!! Mike, you be careful out in the shop…. It is no fun to get hurt but I know too that once you get the smell of wood dust in your nostrils that there is no place like the shop!!

I wish you many more years together!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#15 posted 1202 days ago

Happy Anniversary Mike!

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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