Passing of another Great LJ

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Blog entry by sawblade1 posted 04-19-2011 06:27 PM 3216 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good morning LJ’s,

This morning I bring the sad news that our fellow LJ Duane Moore has gone to his eternal home.

I had sent several PM’s to Duane to see how he was and received no answer I found This article Sunday on the wood whisperer
Duane Had been fighting cancer for years but what made him great was his outlook and his faith, he never really focused on the bad things he always talked about God’s healing abilities or Spent his time encouraging other LJ’s, building projects and being with his family. Now I could never imagine being given a certain time to live or even truly realizing the true suffering he went through, as many of you may or may not know I recently lost one of my close co- workers to cancer. I know two things, 1. tomorrow is never promised to us 2. We need to live the present day as if it was our last. If you are thinking of doing something great, mending broken relationships, or buying that new tool (if you can afford it ) DO IT!!! Saying you will won’t get it done. We are always given a new day every day God blesses us to wake up, use it to your fullest extent. life is short very short .
Enough preaching I am putting out several challenges in memory of Duane

1. Anyone who was Duane’s buddy or got to know him,

The next project you build dedicate it to him,
The second part is if this is a commissioned piece or if you sell it Donate 10% to either Duane’s website or woodworker fighting cancer.

2. If you have a website for your business or personal Place the badge from woodworkers fighting cancer on it ( mine should be up in a couple of weeks) to help spread the word.

I hope that you LJ’s will step up to the challenge with the same fire in your hearts that Duane had.
This week I will also be adding the logo from Marc’s website to my marketing material to also spread the word and promote this.
As I close I will suggest watching the entire video series on Duane’s steamer trunk also.
What Marc and his wife, along with the guild was a great and kind selfless act that we should all be able to do.

Here are the links

The woodworkers fighting cancer

Duane’s website

Duane’s Lumberjock page

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

13 comments so far

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#1 posted 04-19-2011 07:40 PM

A truly sad loss for LJs and his family… Duane was a great guy!

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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#2 posted 04-19-2011 07:46 PM

Sad to hear….I followed some of the steamer trunk series and found it very informative.

I didn’t know Duane, but it is always a tremendous loss to lose someone who loves woodworking and shares their experience and knowledge. I read the Woodwhisperer’s memorial and afterwords I felt very sad to have missed the opportunity to get to know another aspiring wood worker.

My deepest condolences to his family….I lost my mother (and some wonderful friends and family) to cancer also….and I certainly will remember Duane, my mother, and many others in my contribution to Cancer Research.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#3 posted 04-19-2011 08:41 PM

thankĀ“s for sharing this with us
I hardly knew Duane except from a few comments and the Steamertrunkserie with marc.
he was a great guy …. my condolences to his fammely

take care

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#4 posted 04-19-2011 09:39 PM

Sorry to hear. Please forward my condolences.

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

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#5 posted 04-19-2011 09:54 PM

I too didn’t know Duane very well other than his work and comments here on LJ. It sounds like he is loved by many here and will be greatly missed. My prayers go out to all his family and friends at this time. God Bless

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#6 posted 04-19-2011 09:58 PM

Duane will be missed but he is now in peace and in glory.
My condolences to the the family.

-- Bert

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#7 posted 04-20-2011 02:49 AM

My condolences.
Best thoughts,

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

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#8 posted 04-20-2011 04:17 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with his family .

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 04-20-2011 04:17 AM

to be thought of so highly
by so many
is a testament
to duane

condolences to the family

rest in peace brother

-- 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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#10 posted 04-20-2011 04:26 AM

Duane is busy building robe cabinets for the angels now.

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift, that’s why it’s called the present.”

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#11 posted 04-20-2011 10:15 AM

I was making a steamer trunk about the time when Marc had the show about Duane and his trunk project. That’s when I discovered all the great woodworking on the Internet. So I joined Lumberjocks and posted some of the projects I had made. Duane sent me a message wanting to buy a wooden lock for another steamer trunk he was making. I could never have charged him for the lock and I was honored that he wanted one that I had made so I sent it to him. He sent me one of the crosses that he made. I had the cross in the living room for awhile because I didn’t want it to get dusty in the shop. Then I thought it belongs in the shop. I think of Duane and his courage every time I see the cross. He wanted me to come see him last year but I never had a chance to go, I deeply regret that I couldn’t. I hope that Duanes testimony can inspire all of us to draw closer to our savior

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#12 posted 04-20-2011 11:14 AM

i did not have the honor of having interaction with him,but the prays of our family and this lj family go out to his family, God rest his soul

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#13 posted 04-20-2011 10:10 PM

May his soul, and all the souls of the faithfully departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Thoughts and prayers, I too am still fighting this terrible disease. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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