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Forum topic by Hartmann posted 10-08-2010 12:45 AM 1226 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 10-08-2010 12:51 AM

Hopefully I can just stand at that age:>} , What a great story. never give up and keep at it.

-- In His service ,Richard

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#2 posted 10-08-2010 12:57 AM

What a great human interest story.

OTOH, sometimes, you should send a woodworker to do a story ABOUT a woodworker:

A router is a tool that softens and rounds the edge of a piece of wood, such at the top of a table.

Is THAT what a router is ?? ;-)

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 10-08-2010 01:45 AM

More power to him thanks for sharing Hartman

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 10-08-2010 02:20 AM

Great story…I hope I am standing at that age. Thanks for sharing.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 10-08-2010 02:31 AM

if i can make it that far

i will be a woodworker

for 71 years !

wish me luck

thanks for the post
a real inspiration !

-- 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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#6 posted 10-08-2010 04:21 AM

I just want to live that long, then I will worry about what to do with my time.

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#7 posted 10-08-2010 04:39 AM

Thanks for sharing. I too want to be that kind of old, reminds me very much of my own grandfather who just turned 89 this year. He spends his days working on dollhouses in Florida and was also was born with a club foot and has never said he can’t do that.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 10-08-2010 09:07 AM

Fran Smith, what an inspriration to us all, I’m only 67 so I rekon I have some learning to do yet.
Go Fran hit the “ton”

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#9 posted 10-08-2010 06:10 PM

thank´s for sharing the story


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#10 posted 10-08-2010 10:42 PM

You know, just recently I showed a couple of pieces of woodwork that I had done to this 90 year old woman. She is really interested in craft etc and I thought she would appreciate seeing what I had done. She loved them and thought that they were great. Obviously after I had left, her mind was whirring away, which just left her with all these questions.
When I saw her next, I answered the questions best I could and it all went from there. She is now teaching herself to carve, she hasn’t had any previous woodworking knowledge and is starting off with the mere basic of tools, just in case she doesn’t like it.
Well I think she has the bug as she has ordered a dremel , which will be a lot easier for her to handle than using blunt chisels all the time.
She has really got the idea of the 3 dimensional things but just has to refine her technique a bit, considering that she has only just started, has no previous experience and hardly any tools, I think that at 90 to be starting something like this just proves that you are never too old to do woodworking!

-- Theresa,

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#11 posted 10-09-2010 12:23 AM

that´s marveless Theresa
and its not just about not being too old to do woodworking
its about that it is not to be too old to learn new things
and it is one of the best way to ceep your brain young and fit for fight
continueing getting a little out of the comfortzone every day

Take care

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