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Blog entry by matt garcia posted 1334 days ago 3358 reads 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Man it really feels good to get out in the cool weather, and continue where I left off last year before my surgury! Well I cleaned up a little bit, soaked my WWII to remove the walnut pitch from the last woodworking project, and got back to work.

I didn’t know if I would ever be able to stand again. When I got out of the hospital, and went back to work it was hard to stand, even for a few minutes. See the surgeons remove the vein from your right leg in order to do the bypass. My foot was very swollen because the pathway for the blood and fluids was taken away, and needs to find another way back. Needless to say, it sure does feel good to make sawdust again!!

Here are a few pics of my current project in progress:

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And I thought walnut was a good smelling wood when cut, this maple makes me want pancakes!! Enjoy!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX



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degoose

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#1 posted 1334 days ago

I’ll have a short stack … watching my weight… good to see you back in the shop.. and the project is looking sweet…

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

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 1334 days ago

I’m glad that you are back in your shop and I pray that you will have a full recovery.

-- 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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Beginningwoodworker

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#3 posted 1334 days ago

I have not been doing much in the shop, lately.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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grizzman

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#4 posted 1334 days ago

congrats for getting back into the shop..i sure know the feeling…nothing like hearing your saw and feeling the wood again….....what you have going so far is super…keep going and have fun….....i like maple on my short stack…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Bearpie

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#5 posted 1334 days ago

Glad you’re back in the shop and keep up with the stretches.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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Verna

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#6 posted 1334 days ago

Congrats on your continuted recovery, and being able to get back into your workshop. Keep working on that stamina—it takes a while to come back. I just “escaped” the bypasses by having two stents and two angioplasties this month. Getting older sure isn’t for sissy’s.

-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

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patron

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#7 posted 1334 days ago

glad to see you back matt

dresser looks good

keep it up

and don’t push to hard

enjoy !

-- 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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Dennisgrosen

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#8 posted 1334 days ago

Welcome back between the chips and dust :-)
go easy the first long time

take care
Dennis

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OttoH

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#9 posted 1334 days ago

It’s great that you are back in the shop Matt! Just make sure to take care and not over do it buddy!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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Dusty56

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#10 posted 1334 days ago

Welcome home , Matt : )
Take care not to over do it with all of that exciting Tiger Maple surrounding you !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Bob A in NJ

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#11 posted 1334 days ago

Matt

Sorry to hear you had to get some surgery. Best wishes on a speedy recovery! I was thinking about this project today, stopped in to see my inlaws, they have one of these. This is my next project. Thanks for the plans.

God bless!

Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

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SPalm

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#12 posted 1334 days ago

Hey Matt, that is looking good. Real good.

I had two valves replaced in my heart about 15 years ago. Believe them when you say you will be back and thumping before you know it. It gets better from here on out. Makes you appreciate life.

I will keep a spare bottle of syrup ready should you ever find yourself in need of a good brunch.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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blackcherry

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#13 posted 1334 days ago

Welcome back Matt, hope all stay well and good both for you and all your shop project in the coming year. Have a great holiday season…BC

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RonPeters

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#14 posted 1334 days ago

Speedy recovery, and you are way to young for a bypass!

During this time of thanksgiving, I’m thankful for my health.

Thanks for reminder…

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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wseand

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#15 posted 1334 days ago

Glad to see you are back to making a mess in the shop. But have to say now I am hungry for some pancakes, thanks a lot.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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