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Forum topic by kolwdwrkr posted 09-24-2009 04:48 AM 1579 views 0 times favorited 24 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-24-2009 04:48 AM

I have to say right off the bat that nobody has ever made anything for me, especially something that is extremely usefull. So to be able to share this post means the world to me. I’ve never been a huge pen fan, at least the ones that are always getting posted here. For some reason I’ve always disregarded them as a simple project, one of which many people do. That is until I recieved this gift. I have a new respect for the work, and the beauty of it. Tony (Grumpy) has went above and beyond his call of friendship and has given me the most generous gift. A set of writing utensils. One mechanical pencil, which will be my favorite for years, I can guarentee you that, and a very nice pen. I am a stickler for the mechanical pencil. I have had the same mechanical pencil for several years, and when I don’t know where it is at drawing time I’m frustrated and refuse to draw. This new pencil will be taking that ones place for sure, and I have already drawn up a new rocking chair design.
I was going to post this yesterday when I received them but ended up busy doing other things. Tony, it is a pleasure to receive this gift, and I can guarentee you that it will not go unnoticed. The mail works both ways. I raise my glass to you my friend, in appreciation and best wishes. Thanks.

The Darker one is Maller Burl, The other is Camphor Laurel. They came in the box taboot!! Like I said, what a guy!


-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 09-24-2009 04:53 AM


A great looking gift. Tony, what a great gift. Nice job on the pen and pencil.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#2 posted 09-24-2009 05:01 AM

Nice job on both parties part. Generous and skilled on one part and gracious on the other. My compliments to both!! BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#3 posted 09-24-2009 05:02 AM

You the man Tony!!!!!!!!!!!!Blkcherry

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#4 posted 09-24-2009 05:23 AM

congrats to both.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#5 posted 09-24-2009 05:55 AM

A great gift Keith, I still can’t figure out why he’s always Grumpy<(:O}

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 09-24-2009 05:58 AM

Cool international lumberjock action. Way to go, Tony!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#7 posted 09-24-2009 06:02 AM

great gift congrats

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#8 posted 09-24-2009 07:03 AM

Great gift! I too rcvd a simular gift from another LJ.

Thanks to John, MaxS, I have a turned pen of my own.

Thank You to all LJ’s that pay it forward and befreind another.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#9 posted 09-24-2009 01:22 PM

besides us showing each other our skills and love for wood, this is anther reason why lumber jocks is more then a web site, we are a community of loving people who bless each others lives… glad to see keith recieve a beautiful gift, hes had a rough road latley, and grumpy has shown his true colors…..ha..your a great guy grumpy….this is a good thing to read on the net…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#10 posted 09-24-2009 01:22 PM

This post made my day. It is wonderful to share like this. Definitely a win-win deal for both of you.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#11 posted 09-24-2009 02:58 PM

Very nice guys ….

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#12 posted 09-24-2009 06:18 PM

Tony (Grumpy)-
The set is gorgeous, and Keith really (REALLY) loves it! The fact that you would do something like this just out of the kindness of your heart means SO much to the both of us. I was very excited to see the package arrive in the mail, and I texted Keith about it right away…lol!
Sometimes it seems that the world is so un-kind, but when you hit rock bottom and hit the toughest of times like we did over the past year…THAT’S when you see that there really are some kind & wonderful people out there! And you know what…it makes you appreciate all of the blessings that you DO have so much more!! So, THANK YOU very much for this random act of kindness : )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#13 posted 09-24-2009 06:32 PM

wheres my gift I got zilch, now I will have to be huffy puffy all day.So wouch there I just kicked the imaginary cat.Bummer no one ever gives Alistair anything ohh stop whining Hosie great gift You are the man for today in my books it is better to give than to recieve and all that rubbish seriously well done I do actually have a friend somewhere but the poor devil is word shy. Have a great day ,and it emphasizes what I always say “you jocks are the best in the world”.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#14 posted 09-24-2009 09:52 PM

I am sorry but I have to make it clear I was just fooling around . I do make many pens myself and am struck by the genrosity someone here MIke kimmel sent me an email to say he’s make me a pen sorry guys-n gals I was just kidding honest.As I say I make them too and often give them away thanks anyway Mike .Sorry LOLAlistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#15 posted 09-25-2009 02:57 AM

Keith, you & kolwdwrkrsgirl have really let the cat out of the bag.
How can I keep my reputation of ‘Grumpy’ when you say all those nice things. LOL
As you know it was a token of my appreciation for a supreme effort you both made recently & is only a small gift in return for your genorisity.
Thanks for all your kind words my fellow Jocks. This is indeed a great community.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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