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Forum topic by Tim Dahn posted 12-25-2016 09:59 PM 1134 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Tim Dahn

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12-25-2016 09:59 PM

Life has a way sometimes… Being a grandparent has turned out to be much more hands on than I would have predicted.

Short version our daughter moved back home with one year old Sam and 8 months later was blessed with a daughter Anna, we then moved, lost a few of family members, fast forward a couple years and here we are.

I no longer have the fully equipped 20X25 basement shop I had before, sold off all the power tools except a band saw and 1950’s Craftsman 8” table saw. Everything has been boxed until recently. I am slowly getting back in to woodworking but with mostly hand tools. Most of my woodworking now consists of brief periods sawing hammering hand planing with my 4 year old grandson, we don’t accomplish much in the way of finished projects we are having fun in the garage wood shop.

So I am back and looking forward to commenting/contributing and generally get back to visiting with you all again.

Merry Christmas 2016,

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#1 posted 12-25-2016 10:36 PM

My mate hosts his separated son and daughter-in-law, two grand kids and the mother-in-law. He loves them all dearly but still refers to them as the “squatters”. Aussie humor. lol

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#2 posted 12-26-2016 03:36 AM

Welcome back Tim Enjoy!

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 12-26-2016 03:57 AM

Welcome back Tim. Keep that grand in the shop with you.

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#4 posted 12-26-2016 04:30 AM

Nice to have you back, Tim. Look forward to more conversations…

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#5 posted 12-26-2016 01:13 PM

Welcome back Tim. Hopefully 2017 will be good to you.

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

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#6 posted 12-26-2016 09:19 PM

Welcome back Tim.

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

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#7 posted 12-27-2016 12:22 AM

Welcome back to LJs, and hopefully you will stay around.

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

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#8 posted 01-17-2017 02:14 PM

First of all congrat with the little life you get the chance of being with.
Then welcome back.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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