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-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -
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#1 posted 07-31-2011 02:12 AM
Mike You take care of yourself.
-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia email@example.com †
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#2 posted 07-31-2011 02:12 AM
fun stuff…I love the shine on the finish…
-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007
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#3 posted 07-31-2011 02:14 AM
I spend a lot of time in the pool with people with back issues (physical therapy). Something I would recommend you look into if it is available to ya.
-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov
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#4 posted 07-31-2011 02:15 AM
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#5 posted 07-31-2011 02:28 AM
Real nice work, hope you get back at it some. I have a shirt just like that got to love it.
-- skip I'm a maine maniac
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#6 posted 07-31-2011 02:35 AM
Can’‘t keep a good man down and you’re a good man. See you when you get back
-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill
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#7 posted 07-31-2011 03:10 AM
mike those are beautiful, i know the time will come when you will be at it again, and when you do, i want to commission a walnut bowl from you…so i want to be your first customer when you start wood working again…i just love that walnut bowl you did, but i have to say i love them all…you sure know how to turn buddy…take care and know that the day will come when you will feel like doing the work again…i know about the pain, but i think that moving and walking are important…even if its just around the yard…you will get more strength and you will be able to walk further as time goes by…but keep moving mike…if you dont…your muscles will get to weak and it will make your back worse…so even though you might have the pain now…somehow keep moving..ive dealt with mine since 1994…and thats the one thing ive learned…do as much as you can stand…move as much as youy can stand…then rest…and when you feel like you can get up …do it…and move as much as you can each time…my prayers are with you mike…grizz…bob
-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']
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#8 posted 07-31-2011 03:39 AM
good luck mike. grizz is right. never stop moving. i wish you the very best . i have admired yoiur work for a long time. hugs my friend.
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#9 posted 07-31-2011 04:18 AM
Mike, you know the saying when you get old, use it or lose it. My prayers for you and your family. Get well soon.
-- Gerald, Illinois
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#10 posted 07-31-2011 05:25 AM
Hey buddy don’t loose hope we all want you back very soon.Grizz is right my wife has a real bad back and she keeps moving and if we go for a trip we stop often so she can move around, take care bud.
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#11 posted 07-31-2011 05:57 AM
Nice pieces Mike, “may the road rise to greet you & the wind be at your back….” God bless
-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got
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#12 posted 07-31-2011 06:28 AM
Beautiful work, Mike!
Looking forward to having you make a full recovery so we can see some more of your lathe work!
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.
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#13 posted 07-31-2011 12:20 PM
Great work , Mike. I know what you’re going through and wish you the best of recoveries. Fair winds and following seas.
-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."
Lee A. Jesberger
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#14 posted 07-31-2011 02:08 PM
Nice turnings Mike.
-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com
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#15 posted 07-31-2011 09:11 PM
Do I understand you have back issues? I feel ‘fer ya. i’ve had a few surgeries and deal with it daily. So you are in my thoughts, and hang tough & don’t let the bastards get you down
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