Woodworking For Therapy #25: Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance

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Blog entry by Steve Kreins posted 12-28-2014 02:26 PM 1316 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 24: THINGS UNDONE? Part 25 of Woodworking For Therapy series Part 26: RUMORS OF MY DEMISE SOMEWHAT EXAGGERATED »

Well, this is embarrassing. There is a saying I usually go by, ”Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance.” After starting “My Box” I went to a local funeral home and found out the dimensions required for a cremation urn. Yep, too small. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Hopefully the friend I’ll give the box to wont find out it was suppose to be my final resting place. ;)

I just wanted to give an update to my Buddies. The last surgery I had several weeks ago really knocked the sawdust out of me. But, thank God I feel better today. If I can preach this morning I should be able to restart “My Box”. I also have a few unfinished small projects that I hope to have energy to finish.

Woodworking is still good therapy and motivates me to be active.

I hope you all had a great and blessed Christmas. May the New Year be full of the Joy of the Lord for you all.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#1 posted 12-28-2014 02:31 PM

Grace and peace.
1Jn 1:7

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#2 posted 12-28-2014 02:35 PM

Glad to see you still have your sense of humour Steve…Keep fighting!

-- If you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain - Steven Wright

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#3 posted 12-28-2014 03:04 PM

I feel bad for not mentioning something. Our funeral home gave me a plastic box that they get from the crematory with the remains in it. So I just built mine around that box. I guess its not the worst thing that is ever going to happen to us.

-- Schooled in the advanced art of sawdust and woodchip manufacturing.

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#4 posted 12-28-2014 03:45 PM

Steve, You are an inspiration to me! Keep fighting. I’m praying for a miracle.


-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 12-28-2014 04:32 PM

You have a great attitude and fighting spirit. All will be fine. There is a reason you were attracted to your woodworking therapy.

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#6 posted 12-29-2014 01:47 AM

May God bless you for sharing as it gives many us strength in our lives

-- Wood working will help heal your body and mind !!

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#7 posted 12-29-2014 02:46 AM

I would tell Murphy to stop messing with my measurements. Step at a time will take you on your journey. Post the next Urn you make?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 12-29-2014 12:42 PM

You are an inspiration. God Bless

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#9 posted 01-01-2015 07:09 PM


-- Sawdust703

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