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Forum topic by Joe Lyddon posted 03-26-2016 01:07 AM 959 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Joe Lyddon

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03-26-2016 01:07 AM

Topic tags/keywords: garyk kemper rip san dimas steak house picture

I was reviewing my email SENT folder, deleting old unneeded emails… when I came across this one!

Remember GaryK? A Super woodworker who’s projects were always Over the Top and simply Amazing.

GaryK made it known he was going to be visiting So. Calif. & wondered if anyone would like to get together & meet.

I replied indicating I was in Alta Loma… & there was a good steak house in San Dimas we could visit IF he was going to be close to the area…

It turned out he was visiting Family in San Dimas! We arranged to meet at the steak house (Pinnacle Peak)...

We had a very nice steak dinner & visit… Super nice guy!

I took this picture…

It brought back COOL memories of a great woodworker…

May he RIP… He is still missed, by me…

Just thought I’d share it with you…
I think his projects are still alive on LJ…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"


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thedude50

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#1 posted 03-26-2016 01:28 AM

joe I remember his projects god he looks so young guess you live life for today ya never know when it’s your time. Rip Gary

-- Please check out my new stores http://woodratnest.com and http://woodshopstore.com

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#2 posted 03-26-2016 01:41 AM

Joe, thanks for sharing that moment you shared with GaryK. He did contribute many super ideas. Wish he were still around creating stuff.

I remember learning about his passing a while back and was surprised. It must have been sudden.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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shipwright

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#3 posted 03-26-2016 02:26 AM

Nice tribute Joe. Gary was one fine woodworker and I’m sure not many of us will soon forget him or his inspiring body of work.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 03-26-2016 03:37 AM

I heard that he had had a heart transplant…
... he gave it all… and part of it to Woodworking…

A Super guy!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 03-26-2016 03:42 AM

GaryK
Woodworker

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#6 posted 03-26-2016 04:00 AM

Joe
I remember Gary well and the first project of his that looked I when I joined LJ’s atIhttp://lumberjocks.com/assets/pictures/projects/194012-196x130.jpg?1296485069
Yes Gary passed too soon and I still look at his projects from time to time I guess his spirit is still alive and will be with us for a long time to come .

RIP Gary

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 03-26-2016 04:42 AM

Thanks Joe. Gary was a top notch woodworker he made a great variety of projects most of them unique and very challenging I was always impress with his great talent,you are most fortunate to have met him in person. I remember exchanging PM’s with him ,a real nice guy willing to share what he knew. I was most shocked after hearing of his passing.
RIP Gary

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 03-26-2016 11:27 AM

Yes, RIP Gary. Always sad to hear bad news like this. Memories mean a lot. We make them every day.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#9 posted 03-29-2016 04:30 PM

Great post Joe. Great memories and great projects.

-- I never finish anyth

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#10 posted 03-29-2016 05:13 PM

RIP Gary and thank you Joe for the reminder on the fragility of life.

Very inspirational
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/4811

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#11 posted 03-29-2016 05:28 PM

Thanks for remembering, Joe!
Gary was one of the first to welcome me here.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#12 posted 03-30-2016 10:17 PM

Looks like Gary should be a candidate to live on in your Woodwork memorandum site Joe.

-- Regards Robert

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 03-30-2016 10:34 PM

robscastle

Robert, very good suggestion!

I will add it to my TO DO list!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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