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Blog entry by eddie posted 11-23-2012 07:01 AM 2102 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

back in the summer a few months back i was building some yard chairs and benches .it got to consuming all my time as i proable work slower than most ,but a friend was having his 36 year anniversary so i asked a LJ friend if he could build a box for me and i would pay him as my skills aren’t that good and time was tight he said he would be honored his name as on this site is patron or David as i know him . this was a beautiful box and i was proud of it as a gift to a old friend .sometimes things just dont go as planed thou my Daughter came over to visit and to be honest i missed a lot of her younger years , she saw this box and was so full of surprise at it she just assumed it was built for her .i lied maybe not the right way to handle this but i didnt want to change that look in her eyes and told her it was but that i didnt make it but was build by a wood craft master that teaches about wood craft ,she cherushes this old box as if its a piece of gold, this is her showing it off one day at her house on her face book

as time went on i hit some hard times and had to draw back for my woodwork and take care of some mis steps on my part and was off line for a while i really missed coming to this site and seeing all the projects and learning from the masters that hang out here and the friends that i have meet here ,i would go to friends homes and get on there puters and there was lots of my friends asking about me that really made my days many a time during those days that i was down ,one day i got a package and in it was a box from my friend Patron it was beautiful box with a starburst on the top a Technic that he had taught me that i had used on one of my benches

Thanks David and the friends that have helped along this journey of wood working. i had posted a project on a Boot Storage Bench and a very good friend and wood worker that builds some pretty awesome boxes himself posted on it

What a cool idea and a great job on the build. I studied David’s sunburst technique and it didn’t look easy to me. You are way past the beginner stage when you can create something like this. (and unlike my stuff, this is useful!).

—” I’ll try to be nicer, if you’ll try to be smarter” gfadvm

i had said on that project i was a bigginer that it was easy but what i should of said with the way David explained it it was not as difficult as i thought and Andy i would have to respectably disagree with you on your stufff like those boxes yall build they are very useful ,as most that get these boxes see them and it bring a smile on there face many times and know someone built this and cared enough to give it to them its very useful to lift up one sprites with what yall build they are more than a box

i keep this box on my kitchen counter see it every day and always brings a smile

thanks David and Andy and all my LJ friends for the friend ship and help as we journey through this old world.


-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#1 posted 11-23-2012 07:29 AM

Eddie, don’t you get to meet some nice guys and buddies at LJs. Patron is one of the kindest and most giving people, and I’m proud to call him my friend, Gfadvm is another, and there are many more. We were very concerned when you fell silent and just thrilled you are back “home”.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#2 posted 11-23-2012 07:33 AM

thank you very much Rex you are right there are many more my friend

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#3 posted 11-23-2012 07:56 AM

Great Box eddie and Blog!

-- Newbie, aka Wood_Jedi,

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#4 posted 11-23-2012 08:26 AM

thanks Laney ,as you also have helped many on this journey

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#5 posted 11-23-2012 11:51 AM

Happy you got to make your daughter smile.
This is a great community.

Have a better day than all of your yesterdays.


-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#6 posted 11-23-2012 01:15 PM

eddie, Woodworking has been a journey for me that has been full of friends and smiles. But none can compare to the friends that I have made this past year at LJ’s. With every bench and box we make, there is a lesson learned. And with every lesson, there is another smile. Keep building smiles my friend…..

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

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#7 posted 11-23-2012 01:52 PM

I agree with what all above has said. I couldn’t say anything any better. Very awesome build Eddie. This woodworking gig is a neverending learning experience that I too really luv about it, AND all the gr8 folks on this site. Keep on, keepin on, one and all. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 11-23-2012 02:28 PM

Very well said eddie….some pretty great folks out there…....and it always great to make your daughters day! Glad to have you back.

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#9 posted 11-23-2012 02:44 PM

........ i didn’t want to change that look in her eyes and told her it was …....

well that says it all eddie

i learned long ago
that the things we do and make
have a life of their own

and reach people we don’t even know
in ways we could not imagine

thank you for posting this
and for being ‘back home’
as roger said

glad they brought you and your loved ones some joy

now back to the shop

enjoy the holidays all

-- 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 11-23-2012 05:19 PM

Agreed. LJ’s is the greatest place to be. Most of the people I consider best friends I have never met face to face. I intend to start correcting that next year. Glad you’re back, your projects inspire as well!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 11-23-2012 06:02 PM

Great box and story to go along with it.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#12 posted 11-23-2012 11:00 PM

Isn’t it amazing what treasures lay in waiting, within a small gifted box! That little box was filled with much more than it’s volume would indicate. Many lifes have been enriched by it, just like LJs is much more than just a bunch of woodworkers!!! Good people and great friends are found throughout this little community.

Glad you have made your way back!!!

-- 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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#13 posted 11-24-2012 01:19 AM

I’m proud to count you among my LJ friends. (And I’ll swap boxes for that bench anytime!!!)

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

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#14 posted 11-24-2012 05:45 AM

thanks all of you ,it means a lot ,Andy if i ever get close to Oklahoma ill bring you one in my truck .

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#15 posted 11-24-2012 04:22 PM

Eddie these a fabulous. You are well on your way to stardom. David has some great tutorials and he loves to share his processes. Looking of the hook. Keep it coming.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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