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Random act of LJ kindness

by Sandra
posted 03-26-2013 11:29 PM


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Brandon

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#1 posted 03-26-2013 11:31 PM

I love this! Of course when someone says, “I promise I’m not a stalker,” you usually have to worry about those ones! :-) Joe, however, is a good man.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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nwbusa

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#2 posted 03-26-2013 11:34 PM

That’s awesome, good on Joe and thanks Sandra for sharing.

-- John, BC, Canada

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cutworm

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#3 posted 03-26-2013 11:34 PM

Nice. Joe, very selfless on your part. Never met ya but I like ya.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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Jamie Speirs

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#4 posted 03-26-2013 11:41 PM

Nice one both of you

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Dave

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#5 posted 03-26-2013 11:44 PM

:) woodworkers hearts are generally very big.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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devann

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#6 posted 03-26-2013 11:45 PM

Lucky lady. that’s nice, it’s good to have a spare set for sharpening purposes. What’s that pink stuff?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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BigRedKnothead

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#7 posted 03-26-2013 11:46 PM

I’ll quote one of my fav. LJs:
“Sometimes in the world it seems like finding a good person is a rarity, but here on Lumberjocks it is commonplace.” -Maroongoon

-- Red-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#8 posted 03-26-2013 11:46 PM

Yeah buddy

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DIYaholic

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#9 posted 03-26-2013 11:51 PM

Joe,
Well done!!!
I would consider it an honor to shake your hand!
I’ll leave the big hug to Sandra!!! ;^)

Sandra,
I’m glad that Joe’s “random act of kindness” was bestowed upon you. I can’t think of a more deserving person!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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JL7

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#10 posted 03-26-2013 11:56 PM

That is very cool…..nicely done Joe….and Sandra is happy!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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William

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#11 posted 03-27-2013 12:05 AM

That was nice of him, but I gotta ask a question.
How did he get gauged at the post office?

I gotta know.
I also gotta know how to make sure it doesn’t happen to me.
I have a package that I need to ship to Canda next week.
What’s the best deal for shipping from the States to our friends to the north?

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Sandra

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#12 posted 03-27-2013 12:17 AM

William

Believe it or not, it cost over $30.00 bucks to ship the box the blades were in to Canada with USPS. Sometimes FedEx or UPS are cheaper. It’s worth making a few phone calls to find out.

Devann – the pink stuff is rigid insulation (I think) that Joe used in the mailing box to keep the blades from getting damaged.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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DKV

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#13 posted 03-27-2013 12:21 AM

Sandra, trust me he’s a stalker. :-)
Nice one Joein

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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boxcarmarty

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#14 posted 03-27-2013 12:24 AM

There is no inexpensive way to ship to Canada. They tax the crap out of you at the border…..

Hey Joe, Mine’s a Delta…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Sandra

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#15 posted 03-27-2013 12:41 AM

Very true Marty. But we’ll be polite while doing so…..

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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DocSavage45

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#16 posted 03-27-2013 12:54 AM

Very nice gesture. Who would dare stalk a Canadian Mounty?? All I get are cold calls to my business.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Monte Pittman

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#17 posted 03-27-2013 01:04 AM

Joe is a decent person. But that’s what I like about LJ’s. It’s almost a standard here. Glad to know both of you.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Sandra

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#18 posted 03-27-2013 01:12 AM

Doc – shhhhhhh! ;)

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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gfadvm

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#19 posted 03-27-2013 03:19 AM

Good on you, Joe! I can’t believe that it cost $30 bucks to mail those! Outrageous!!! But what can you do about it?

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

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#20 posted 03-27-2013 03:55 AM

One should always pay it forward.

I fail to see the point in living if you dont

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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DS

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#21 posted 03-27-2013 03:48 PM

Joe did a nice thing.

Just for future reference, the Priority Mail Flat rate service is usually more economical.
Priority Mail International Flat Rate padded envelope is $19.95 from USA to Canada.

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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JoeinGa

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#22 posted 03-27-2013 07:06 PM

You’re very welcome Sandra.
Several weeks before I even signed on here at LJ’s I was Googling info on planers as I hoped to one day own one. One of the links I clicked on brought me to the planer stand you built with that unique “fold-UP’ extension. I actually right-clicked and saved a few of the pic’s so that if and when I did get one, I was gonna try and duplicate the stand.

Fast forward to a few weeks ago… I was cleaning up the shop (more like re-arranging the clutter) and I ran across that pack of blades someone had given me. Since the planer I bought was a Dewalt I had no use for the Ridgid blades and I immediately remembered the stand you had made so I KNEW you had the right model for those blades.

If I could’ve figured out your address I woulda sent it anonymously and left you wondering. And when I PM’d you for the address I didn’t realize you lived UP NORT, but we’ve sent birthday cards to friends in Canada before so I didn’t think much about the cost of postage.

At first I was gonna use the flat rate padded envelope to mail it, but I was afraid you might receive a set of blades folded in two. Now what good would THAT have been? So I boxed it up with the pink foam board to protect it and it took the Post Office. It took the clerk and me about 20 minutes to fill out the Customs paperwork, then she put it up on the scale and told me the price… YIKES!

I gotta admit, I did hesitate, but only for a second! :-) And I have no doubt that you’ll “Pay It Forward” in your own way.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Sandra

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#23 posted 03-27-2013 08:43 PM

Well, thanks again. Funny how small the world is.

Headed off for a vacation.

All the best,
Sandra

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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Rick M.

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#24 posted 03-29-2013 06:03 AM

Joe is good people. The awl he gave me has become one of the most used tools in my shop, I had been using a sharpened nail.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Jim Jakosh

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#25 posted 03-30-2013 02:35 AM

Sandra, that is a good part of what Lumberjocks is all about!!!!!!!!!!!!! It feels good to pay it forward that way!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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