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Blog entry by kiefer posted 12-24-2013 04:13 AM 1441 reads 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thank you all for a wonderful and eventful year here on LUMBER JOCKS .
I have enjoyed it very much and now that I have retired I have more time to devote to my woodworking hobby and finally am able to make the projects that I have been thinking about for many years and it very satisfying and fun .
No more pressure to get things done even so I miss the income that a job provided but that’s OK ,a slower pace and more enjoyment even so quite modest is a nice way to be .
Thank you for all the great project posts and inspiration you all have given me ,its been a good time and I hope it will continue in the future .

Thank you all and have a Merry Christmas and happy New Year .
May you stay healthy and happy with your life .

PS This is our winter scene in the back yard ,sure looks a lot like Christmas .

-- Kiefer

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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 12-24-2013 04:43 AM

Merry Christmas Kiefer!
I know you will use your retirement time wisely! I am looking
forward to seeing more of you excellent work. You have inspired
many of us woodworkers here on Lumberjocks including me and I
Thank you for that! So Keep on keeping on my friend ! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family!
And Merry Christmass and Happy New Year to everyone of our very talented Lumberjocks!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 12-24-2013 04:55 AM

Right back to you and your family Klaus.
We are all fortunate to have you here.
It’s innovative thinkers like you that make this place fun.
Thanks for all of your contributions.

Have a great one!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 12-24-2013 05:01 AM

Merry Christmas to you Kiefer and everyone.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 12-24-2013 05:03 AM

Same to you and your family, Kiefer!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 12-24-2013 05:08 AM

Merry Christmas and happy new year Kiefer.

I can’t wait for retirement but that’s many years away.
Your projects are quite an inspiration and a learning adventure for me.

Thank you!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#6 posted 12-24-2013 05:37 AM

I think Tony and Paul said it perfectly. I look forward to more of your post, and your craftsmanship and creativity and top notch buddy. Hope yall have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Wow, yall got some snow and alot of cold!

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 12-24-2013 06:24 AM

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU AS WELL! It has been fun watching your incredible creations throughout this past year. Here’s a toast to many years to follow…...

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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Jim Rowe

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#8 posted 12-24-2013 09:10 AM

Best wishes to you and your family. Keep those projects coming.
Always remember that tomorrow is the first day of the rest of your life – always look forward to tomorrow!

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#9 posted 12-24-2013 09:36 AM

Merry Christmas to you and your family too Klaus. It is great to have you here on LJ and I look forward to enjoying your company for a long time to come.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 12-24-2013 12:28 PM

A Merry Christmas to you and a Happy Healthy Prosperous New Year!

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#11 posted 12-24-2013 01:30 PM

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. I started enjoying retirement this year and the hardest part was actually finally doing it. Never looked back. Take care.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 12-24-2013 02:49 PM

Thanks, Kiefer. Merry Christmas to you and your family as well and have fun in your retirement.

Merry Christmas to all of you Lumberjocks.

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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#13 posted 12-24-2013 03:02 PM

Thanks, Kiefer! To all Lumberjocks, I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!


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#14 posted 12-24-2013 03:29 PM


Some good advice to think about as we change careers. You have been an inspiration in your unique creative thinking and the way you construct projects . Thanks! Looking forward to another year of your take on woodworking!

Hope the kids enjoy and cherish the wood toys from you! Have a warm Christmas. It’s freekin cold here in MN.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#15 posted 12-24-2013 09:14 PM

Merry Christmas!

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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