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Tim Pursell

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02-18-2008 05:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: old woodshop grandpa

One of the few items I have of my Grandfather is this photo of him in his shop. We’re not sure of the date but guess 1920 + on minus a few. I love this pic & have it hanging in my home & a copy in my shop. It helps keep me grounded and I have to look at it every time I rant about not having all the tools I wish I had. Any body else have any old time photos of woodshops?

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gizmodyne

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#1 posted 02-18-2008 05:49 PM

very cool. That is a treasure.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#2 posted 02-18-2008 06:00 PM

Cool, and I complain about my shop….I feel spoiled LOL

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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Teri

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#3 posted 02-18-2008 06:03 PM

Wow Tim … that is just too cool. I have a similar photo of my dad working on the gold leaf for the top of the Iowa Capitol building. It gives you a warm feeling to look at these … and thanks to the photographers who had the forethought to record this bit of history.

-- Teri, Kokomo, IN

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Teri

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#4 posted 02-18-2008 06:04 PM

Let this also be a reminder to everyone to have your photo taken while you are working in your shops. It will mean the world to your kids.

-- Teri, Kokomo, IN

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#5 posted 02-18-2008 06:06 PM

Very cool. It looks like a shop built table saw complete with chip collection. Yankee ingenuity at it’s finest (and most dangerous LOL)

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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#6 posted 02-18-2008 06:12 PM

That’s a great photograph! Looks like your family goes way back in woodworking.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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TomK

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#7 posted 02-18-2008 06:14 PM

Photos like this are priceless!

-- If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it's free! PJ O'Rourke

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Napaman

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#8 posted 02-18-2008 06:30 PM

great photo…teri…you are right…we all need a shop photo…

Tim—-do you have any of his old tools??? those would be great…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 02-18-2008 06:31 PM

This is a wonderful picture. This is a family heirloom that obviously is treasured. My father was a third generation carpenter and I would love to have a picture of him, my grandfather and great grandfather in a setting like this. You are blessed to have this treasured part of your family history.

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

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#10 posted 02-18-2008 08:07 PM

What a neat piece of family and woodworking history! Build a nice fame for it.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#11 posted 02-18-2008 10:37 PM

I wish I had pictures. My grandfather loved woodworking, then it skipped a generation…, and I have no descendants.

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#12 posted 02-18-2008 11:15 PM

Gotta luv the chip collector in that photo. I wonder if thats a half a days work or a full day. I have a photograph of my great grandfather standing infront of his hardware store back in the ol horse and buggy days. The Livery is right next door. Old photos are cool, no doubt.

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#13 posted 02-19-2008 12:11 AM

how wonderful.
this is indeed a very, very special photo

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

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