Had a shop fire a bit ago

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Project by wiz posted 05-05-2017 01:30 AM 2457 views 0 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone,

I haven’t been on Lumberjocks for a bit. I had a shop fire last July. Pretty crazy thing to go through. I lost all of the carvings that I had, all of my tools and an amazing collection of figured woods plus a lot of other things. We moved a little shed onto our property and I started carving last fall.
We started the procedure to build a new shop last August. Building started this January. We had a lot of rainy, windy weather that slowed the project considerably but we are making progress!
And then the shed caught fire about a month ago. I have replaced my tools again and gotten more wood. Carving in a friends garage until the new shop is completed.
Will post pictures of new carvings soon!

You all are great!!



-- Gary "Wiz" Burns, Oregon,

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#1 posted 05-05-2017 01:40 AM

Gary, that is so disheartening. Sorry that it has occurred and sorrier that it has happened not once but twice.

Wish you well. Will keep you in my prayers.

-- Life is good! Make the most of it.

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#2 posted 05-05-2017 01:45 AM

I have been through that type of firewood. I wish you well my friend.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 05-05-2017 02:21 AM

Really sorry to hear such news, and I hope to see you back to 100% soon. Terrible to hear of any of your beautiful carvings being burned. Best wishes for your next rebuild.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 05-05-2017 04:28 AM

Two fires? I can’t imagine. I wish you the best though.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#5 posted 05-05-2017 05:01 AM

Sad to hear your a fire twice, but happy to hear your getting back on your feet to resume your great work.

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#6 posted 05-05-2017 09:16 AM

Sorry for your lost work,let be hope for the better!The new workshop looks very well.

-- Personality and character of a man is like wood,must polish it to shine...

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#7 posted 05-05-2017 10:10 AM

Best to you, tragedy for sure.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 05-05-2017 10:11 AM

Building a barn for a friend just like yours right now.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 05-05-2017 11:24 AM

I’m sorry to learn that…!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 05-05-2017 11:44 AM

That sucks. Anything you can share as to the cause, so others like myself might be able to better prepare to protect the shop?
Hope you’re back to carving soon.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#11 posted 05-05-2017 11:47 AM

I was wondering the other day about your absence.
Man, what a disaster, two fires and all your goodies.
They say everything happens for a reason, I have to wonder why but maybe there is a silver lining there somewhere.
All the best Buddy.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#12 posted 05-05-2017 12:26 PM

What is causing this?

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#13 posted 05-05-2017 12:42 PM

Do you know why the fires started? this isn’t voyeurism, it’s seeing if we can avoid whatever it it was

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#14 posted 05-05-2017 12:59 PM

Two fires! I feel for ya.
Just a suggestion, but maybe a fire suppression system is order for that beautiful new shop.

-- Doug...

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#15 posted 05-05-2017 01:35 PM

WOW ….soooo sorry …..but the new shop looks GREAT :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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