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Blog entry by eddie posted 08-15-2017 01:01 AM 1748 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My name is Caleb Antley,

My dad past away recently as some of you may know. I really appreciated the blog his friends made on here about him. Made myself and the family very happy to read it all. Thank you for that.

We are trying to find a better place for all of his woodworking tools/equipment (and there is a lot). This requires us to sell most of it and unfortunately me and my sisters are not familiar at all with any of his tools. Is there anyone who lives close enough that could help. Perhaps come by his house and assist in cataloging/pricing or even buying some of his woodworking equipment?

I figured this was the best place to ask for this kind of assistance. I could post pictures of it but there is so much and I have little time back home before I have to return to my Navy life.

*I hope i went about posting this in the correct way. I am unfamiliar with this site.

-- Jesus Is Alright with me



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patron

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#1 posted 08-15-2017 01:45 AM

hi caleb

here is eddies shop from this site

http://lumberjocks.com/toeachhisown/workshop

maybe not all his tools

i sure miss eddie

condolences to you all
i know how much he loved you

bless you

-- 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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Gary

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#2 posted 08-15-2017 01:55 AM

Talk to William. He knows your fathers shop and tools Lives in Vicksburg

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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firefighterontheside

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#3 posted 08-15-2017 02:07 AM

Caleb, I’m sorry for your loss. Your dad was a great man. I’ll never forget him. He sure was proud of you and your Navy life. If it is needed, I could help write some ads for some tools to post on craigslist. As Gary said, William is not far away and may be best suited for doing what you need. Let us know if you need help contacting William.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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socrbent

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#4 posted 08-15-2017 02:18 AM

Caleb, this website may be something worth looking into – https://www.ebth.com/

I haven’t used it, but it was recommended by another LJ a short while back.

-- socrbent Ohio

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William

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#5 posted 08-15-2017 03:00 AM

I’m going to make the trip over tomorrow morning. We may not get every little thing, but I’m sure we can make a dent in pricing things.

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

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GR8HUNTER

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#6 posted 08-15-2017 03:17 AM

Hi Caleb , So sorry to hear about your Dad ….Keeping you and your Family in our Prayers …...and trusting that the Lord will bring all of you Comfort in the days ahead
and also Thanks for your service

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

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lightcs1776

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#7 posted 08-15-2017 05:06 AM

Caleb,

I can’t help with the tools, but I was honored to have known your Dad. I am praying for you and your family.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Don Broussard

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#8 posted 08-15-2017 02:31 PM

Caleb—I can go tomorrow to help if there is still inventory and pricing to be done.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#9 posted 08-15-2017 03:14 PM

Best of luck Caleb. I dont mean to interject too much here but if i could suggest maybe keeping some of your fathers hand tools im sure that you and the next generation would really enjoy knowing the work those tools have done and the lineage they have had. I know that every time i pick up my grandfathers block plane those memories come flooding back. It gives me a smile that cant just be replicated.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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GR8HUNTER

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#10 posted 08-15-2017 03:27 PM



Best of luck Caleb. I dont mean to interject too much here but if i could suggest maybe keeping some of your fathers hand tools im sure that you and the next generation would really enjoy knowing the work those tools have done and the lineage they have had. I know that every time i pick up my grandfathers block plane those memories come flooding back. It gives me a smile that cant just be replicated.

- chrisstef


know what you mean …I have grandpas Hammer hanging in my woodshop :<))

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

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eddie

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#11 posted 08-15-2017 05:55 PM

Thanks for all the advice and comments. Dad cared deeply for the woodworking community.

When I would bring new friends over I would bet with them how long they think it would take before he asked them if they wanted to see his woodshop. It was always within minutes of them entering the house.

Mr.William is here helping out today. Very grateful for that.I may indeed keep the hand tools for the sentimental value they hold. I think my dad was most proud of those hand tools.

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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CFrye

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#12 posted 08-15-2017 06:41 PM

Good advise Crisstef! My father was a draftsman. I would dearly love to have had the opportunity to have some of his tools.
Caleb, I am glad to hear you are going to keep some of Eddie’s tools in the family!

-- God bless, Candy

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oldnovice

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#13 posted 08-15-2017 08:19 PM

Going to miss him, he was one of my long time buddies on this site.
Sorry for your loss Caleb.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#14 posted 08-15-2017 09:40 PM

Hey Caleb,

Sorry for your loss. Your dad is one of a kind and will really be missed. Good advice from Chrisstef on saving some of those hands tools.

William and Don are 2 of the best you can find to help out on this and Bill and others will do whatever they can to help….me included, it’s just that I’m a full days drive away…..

BTW, I am one of the lucky ones that got the shop tour from your dad…..I will never forget….

If you come across any of your dad’s pictures and you want to share, let me know…..

And like the others have said your dad was very proud of your service, as am I, thanks.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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Woodbutchery

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#15 posted 08-16-2017 04:10 AM

Reading this reminds me of one of the biggest reasons I keep coming back to this site, day after day.

Caleb, I would follow the advice of others to keep some of the hand tools, and from the reading, sounds like your are headed in that direction. They will always help to remind you of his passion and pride in work done well.

William, Don, and others, your thoughtful help and guidance are a large part of what makes the people on this site a community spread across the world. Thank you all.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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