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mot

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09-27-2007 03:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: mentors

I was reading Douglas's blog entry this morning. It’s about his father…go read it.

Anyway, Doug brings up the discussion of woodworking mentors. My father is my biggest DIY influence, but I was thinking about actual woodworking influences and if I, indeed, could be considered to have a mentor. Then I realized, I have just brought my mentors into my shop:

Thanks to all the fine woodworkers at Lumberjocks, and Woodnet. Thanks to woodworking show hosts like Norm and David Marks.

Thanks to fantastic woodworkers that have taken the time to vlog, like Neil Lamens.

And thanks to the folks I’ve gotten to know a little bit here.

Have a great weekend!

Tom

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)


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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 09-27-2007 03:52 PM

very good point, Tom!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#2 posted 09-27-2007 04:22 PM

DITTO.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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Karson

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#3 posted 09-27-2007 10:15 PM

Double Ditto what Dadoo said.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Drew1House

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#4 posted 09-27-2007 11:33 PM

My comp is in the shop as well… like your setup better! (I agree)

Drew

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#5 posted 09-28-2007 03:52 AM

Tom;

What makes it even better, is you are a mentor as well!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#6 posted 09-28-2007 04:22 AM

Well Lee, if I can teach you a fraction of what I’ve learned from you, I’ll be a happy man.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 09-28-2007 06:22 AM

Tom -

Well stated as always! Cudos to you on the cool “Lee compliment”!

I like your shop media center – excellent work.

How is is working out now that you have had a chance to live with it a bit?

David

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Thos. Angle

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#8 posted 09-28-2007 02:57 PM

Tom. You bring up a good point. Maybe this is more like a group therapy session? Actually we are all learning from each other to the benefit of all. And I think to the benefit of our craft. That is the way God intended society to work. We humans have just spent a lot of our time screwing it up. Did you ever try to stand up a table that only had two legs? It won’t work. With four legs it is suported. If you look down you will see two legs. There is need here for extra support. People are made to prop each other up. When, in our pride, we refuse our brother’s help, we deny him a blessing. In this group, it seems we have learned more than wood working; we have learned to support each other.

Tom A.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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mot

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#9 posted 09-28-2007 03:44 PM

Well put Tom.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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