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lilredweldingrod

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1193 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: wheelchair disabled vet saw modification needed mentoring setting up a shop for a vet

Mike at pvwood introduced me to a disabled Vet this evening. He has the same saw as mine and needs it lowered for him to use in a wheelchair. His Name is Arlin Eastman and lives in Council Bluffs, Iowa. He loves to make boxes for parents of still born children and victims of SIDS in hopes he can make them feel just a bit better.
He was severely injured in a bombing overseas. and cannot modify his own equipment by him self. I can not travel there or I would be on my way.
You can see how I made my saw safer for me and so the engineering is done. I am available to consult if needed. I invited him to join us here on LJ and he has agreed to. So watch for Arlin Eastman as he does not use a nickname.He is also looking for mentors to help him improve his skills, So let’s show him a great welcome tomorrow when he joins us. Rand


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patron

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#1 posted 1193 days ago

it is my pleasure
to welcome arlin
to LJ’s
anything i can do just ask

-- 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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WayneC

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#2 posted 1193 days ago

Welcome Arlin.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 1193 days ago

Welcome aboard, Arlin.

Very nice, Rand.

Lee

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

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Billp

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#4 posted 1193 days ago

Thanks for your service and welcome.

-- Billp

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Arlin Eastman

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#5 posted 1193 days ago

Thank You Rand
I am still getting aquainted with the website. A little confusing now, but it will get better the more I use it.
Right now I have never used woodworking handtools and a friend sent me a Lee Valley catalog. I guess I did not know how much I was missing.
All the Best
Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 1193 days ago

welcome Arlin
enjoy and have fun :-)

Dennis

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scottv11

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#7 posted 1193 days ago

welcome Arlin,
If you really want to see some good tools.

http://www.lie-nielsen.com/

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lilredweldingrod

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#8 posted 1193 days ago

Arlin, welcome to LJ..I just gotta say it… You ain’t seen nothing yet. lol Now, Arlin, let us know what you need and I know there are some LJ in your area that are willing to help.

OK LJ’s…Arlin has the exact same saw as mine, and he needs it lowered and placed on the same Shop Fox mobile base. My blog show’s how easy it is.

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Edwin

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#9 posted 1193 days ago

Welcome Arlin to LJ. You will be amazed how much info is on this site. I am also a disababled Vet. Remenber this, keep smiling… Ed In Port Republic, 08241

-- Ed Port Republic

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Bertha

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#10 posted 1193 days ago

I welcome Arlin and his has my respect. Alas, I’m a good distance from Iowa but I have no doubt that someone will come to his aid.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Arlin Eastman

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#11 posted 1193 days ago

Well Rand
I think until I get my new wood equipment taylored to my level, I will have to learn how to use and get handtools. SO, if anyone has some good hand tools fpr sale like saws, planes, carving tools, marking tools, and I do not know what else, I would like to buy. I have a paypal account so I can transfer money that way.
I am sure with lots of practice and patience I can make my boxes with hand tools. However, before I will buy the tool, I will ask what it is used for first.

All the Best
Arlin Eastman

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 1193 days ago

Welcome Aboard Arlin!

May you get all the help you need from people on LumberJocks!

Thank you for honoring us with your presence.

If I can help you, I will.

-- 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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Dave

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#13 posted 1193 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s Arlin. We are glad to have you. Enjoy its very addictive and there are lots of great woodworkers on this site that are happy to answer your questions.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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a1Jim

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#14 posted 1193 days ago

Welcome Arilin

Thank

you

for your

Service and sacrifice

Wish I was loser to help

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Greg In Maryland

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#15 posted 1193 days ago

Arilin,

Thank you for your service to our country and your generous gifts to grieving parents.

When you can, please send me a PM with your address. If you are interested, I would like to send you some chisels, lapping plate, sand paper and box making books. The chisels I use are a serviceable starter set and can be found on ebay and are called “Marples 5pc Pro Touch Chisel With Striking Cap” If the link is allowed here it is on ebay

The glass lapping plate and sandpaper is for the Scary-Sharp method. Do a google search for “Scary-Sharp” or check out this link in Wikipedia or Finewoodworking

As a parent who lost two children, I can tell you that your efforts have great meaning.

Best wishes
Greg

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