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Blog entry by patron posted 08-05-2010 07:08 AM 1680 reads 0 times favorited 51 comments Add to Favorites Watch


from my buddy Michael – ‘littlecope’ .

all i can say is ,


i am so proud to be part of this global family

of woodworkers .

the camaraderie and help here is amazing .

nowhere on the web have i found people as talented ,

or as kind as here on Lumberjocks .

every time i log on here ,

it’s like christmas morning again !

as ellen recently proposed ,

’ pay it forward ’ ,

this is in that spirit .

thank you mike ,
we all got to watch you build this and other boxes ,
i am honored to have one from you .

a real treasure for me .

i just might use it for a fishing box ,
now that i have that water tank filling ,
i can sit on the porch ,
and catch dinner , LOL !

and with your famous wooden hinges !

-- 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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#1 posted 08-05-2010 07:15 AM

If this ain’t the dog gone best website I have ever been on. I always raise my glass to friendship. Cheers

-- Praise God in all things, especially the bad things because they make the best learning experiences.

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#2 posted 08-05-2010 07:22 AM

I spend more time on this cool web site then any other.
Thanks to all of you !

-- Eric, central Florida

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#3 posted 08-05-2010 07:30 AM

Very cool Mike & David!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#4 posted 08-05-2010 07:40 AM

Sweet box, great sentiments…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 08-05-2010 07:41 AM

Love it! Great hinges, Mike.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 08-05-2010 07:51 AM

Mike another one wholehearted surprise. Very inovative hinges….
Patron, You may never catch fish but you were the one who started the trend of giving, Mike is somewhat returning the favor to you and you able to catch his heart and the bait is…. WOOD. LOL.

BOTH OF YOU DESERVE A BIG APPLAUSE not only for being a sample of great lumberjocks but AS KIND HEARTED MEN… KEEP IT UP.

-- Bert

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#7 posted 08-05-2010 08:16 AM

congrat´s David with the gift and thank´s for sharing it with us
a great gift from one great L J to another great L J
it never end amazing me how helpfull and giving L Js are without any thoughts behind
just becourse they are those people they are,
it most deffently have something to do with the virus from the woodworkingbug that bite us

take care and have a great day everybody,I know you have David


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#8 posted 08-05-2010 09:41 AM

And so the circle is complete. Awesome, truly awesome. Congratulations David and Mike (and Ellen). You are role models. The type of people others should emulate. Selfless and generous. You enhance this community and demonstrate that one person CAN make a difference.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#9 posted 08-05-2010 11:36 AM

I mailed that Box to David at the same time I mailed Ellen’s…
She got hers the following afternoon… I’ve been on the edge of my seat ever since!!!
Did it get there?
Did it miscarry?
Did David get it… and is now mad at me?!
Did David get it… and was left speechless?! LOL!!
No, it turns out Brother Patron simply seldom checks his PO Box!!
I’m glad that you like it, my Friend, and hope you find some good use for it.
You are the best, most kind person that I’ve never met, though I feel like I know you as well as family, or better!! I wish You and All LJer’s nothing but the Very Best!!
Take Care, Work Safe, and God Bless, my Friends!! :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#10 posted 08-05-2010 11:36 AM

Beautiful indeed !!
This is a fantastic story.
Congratulations ,
Way to go Mike : )


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#11 posted 08-05-2010 11:54 AM

The largest group of friends anywhere! Thank you!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#12 posted 08-05-2010 11:59 AM

Very nicely made and a gracious gift to say the least : )

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

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#13 posted 08-05-2010 12:01 PM

Hi David and Michael,
That’s really such a wonderful little smile to life.
It’s wonderful how life always show us some sides we could never even imagine when we open our mind and heart.
David: it really made me smile, since you wrote me how life was a gift in the morning, and then your day turned out like this.
Michael: you are a amazing man, I have tears in my eyes of happyness. Beautiful work, beautiful box – but most of all a wonderful thought, from a beautiful heart.
Love you guys,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#14 posted 08-05-2010 12:16 PM

You two are absolutley amazing!

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#15 posted 08-05-2010 12:44 PM

What a wonderful story. I am all choked up now. But smiling inside.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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