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Blog entry by llwynog posted 11-27-2012 09:52 AM 1246 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone.
Just to tell you that I am still alive.

I have been reading most of my buddies’ posts but did not have time to comment or post anything myself.

The reason I have been quiet is that I have resigned from my work and I am in the process of moving to another town to start a new job. I had therefore to dismantle my workshop in order to sell my home more easily.

It will probably be another 6 or 9 months before I can have a proper house of my own with a real workshop again.

Last month I was on holiday in Japan (one advantage of being temporarily jobless is that you can take 1 month long holidays…)
I think that I managed to stay rather reasonable when it came to buying tools there; even my wife asked me whether I did not want to buy more tools….
Here are the only tools I brought back to France, although many more caught my eye at one particular flea market.

The most expensive tool was probably the hatchet, although I managed to haggle a slightly lower price. Can’t wait to try it when shaping blanks for the pole lathe.

Everyone, keep posting great blog entries and projects. I don’t have much time to get involved myself but I still enjoy reading about what everyone is doing in the mean time.

Cheers,

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather



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jap

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#1 posted 11-27-2012 12:51 PM

cool tools

-- Joel

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Don W

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#2 posted 11-27-2012 01:21 PM

good luck with the move. It looks like you have some cool tools when your back up and running.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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ward63

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#3 posted 11-27-2012 01:49 PM

They are cool tools, I rarely find good tools at flea markets here, they are usually over-priced junk.
The camellia oil is a blade saver! Smart buy!

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Sodabowski

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#4 posted 11-27-2012 02:48 PM

The show must go on :)

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Brit

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#5 posted 11-27-2012 10:07 PM

Nice to hear from you Fabrice. Nice tools you bought there. I look forward to seeing what you make with them. Take care my friend.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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Mauricio

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#6 posted 11-28-2012 09:27 PM

Moving sucks, nice tools, hope you get settled soon, Take care!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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llwynog

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#7 posted 11-30-2012 08:16 AM

Thanks everyone.
I have been workshop less for over a month now and it really starts to itch…

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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Dave

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#8 posted 12-04-2012 12:36 AM

You will get it back bigger and better. Good luck.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#9 posted 12-10-2013 03:59 AM

Still waiting to hear when you are back on line . . . My workshop is currently a bit cool to work. It’s -14ºC in there, so I’m staying in the house today. Let’s hear from you.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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llwynog

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#10 posted 12-11-2013 10:19 PM

Dear John,
Thank you for the wakeup call. I have indeed settled somehow in my new house and I need to post about my latest projects. I will try to upload something new soon….

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bête mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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Brit

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#11 posted 12-11-2013 11:03 PM

Good call Druid and good to have you back Fabrice.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.

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