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The Long Road Home - Dad's Old Cabinet Bench

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Blog entry by mnpete posted 06-22-2013 08:00 AM 913 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few weeks ago I traveled back east for Memorial Day and to bring home some of my Dad’s things from his old shop. His cabinet bench is a real treasure to me and its nice to have it here in my shop now.

http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-long-road-home.html

What are your prized treasures that have been handed down from that special person who started you on the woodworking path?

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop, http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/



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Grumpymike

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#1 posted 06-22-2013 04:54 PM

I read your blog … quite a touching story. I hope that these tools find a long and happy life in the newer generation(s).

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Don Broussard

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#2 posted 06-23-2013 12:04 AM

I am glad I clicked the link to read the story. I am glad that you are honoring your father’s memory by using his bench and tools, and planning on teaching your own next generation of woodworkers. Very well written too. I like your line about how Arlington is laid out with the same military precision that these men laid to rest lived and served.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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mnpete

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#3 posted 06-24-2013 04:03 AM

Thanks guys! Writing about Dad and/or our military does give one a deep well of inspiration to draw from.

-- Follow my woodworking adventures in The Second Wind Workshop, http://secondwindworkshop.blogspot.com/

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