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Dallas

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01-31-2013 09:03 PM

Today a fellow that posted a few days ago about some stuff he was giving away came up here over a hundred miles!

He brought me some panel clamps, a Clamp rack that would be a credit to any wood shop… and makes my shop look like the wrong side of the tracks. Plus he brought me a couple of biscuit joiners that I have been looking at, but not sure how to use… now I can practice and find out what I need.

In return all I could give him was enough coffee to cause heartburn for a couple of days, but he shouldn’t go to sleep on the drive home, LOL.
I also gave him a couple of tiny chunks of punky old scrap wood that he was nice enough to say looked usable for boxes he’ll be making.

This fella is a true gentleman, and his Chocolate lab, (I’ve forgotten her name), is a real sweety!

freidadad, when I get the elm cut, we’ll have a good time slabbing it up if you want to help.
Also, let me know if I should talk to my tree guys to watch for any special tree’s you’d like to slab up!

BTW…. you forgot to take the piece of Bodark I had set out for you!

Bottom line, make friends with every wood worker you can find… friendship pays!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!


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RussellAP

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#1 posted 01-31-2013 09:06 PM

That’s pretty cool man, I still have yet to meet more than one LJ. I sold him my miter and TS.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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Dallas

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#2 posted 01-31-2013 09:18 PM

You are outside of KC and can’t find any wood workers? You ain’t trying hard enough!

When I was able to ride in a car we went to visit every wood working buddy we could find!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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JoeinGa

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#3 posted 01-31-2013 11:05 PM

You guys BOTH get an attaboy from me. (Hint: see my sig line)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 02-01-2013 04:24 AM

Yep, sounds like 2 good guys got together. Dallas, see….your good deeds didn’t go unpunished. Congrats.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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freidasdad

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#5 posted 02-01-2013 01:29 PM

Dallas..thanks….but I think I got the better deal…Freida and I had a wonderful day…got to take a nice long ride through the beautiful TX countryside on a beautiful day…got to meet 2 really nice people (you and your wife) ...got some really beautifull wood in exchange for a few items that were just gathering dust in my shop..learned a few things about cutting boards and finish and making a Texas star….a woodworker couldn’t ask for more.

I’ll get that bodark on the next trip ….looking forward to helping you slab those trees
thanks again my friend

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown

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woodklutz

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#6 posted 02-01-2013 02:15 PM

Nice story let us all pay it forward.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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Dallas

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#7 posted 02-01-2013 02:51 PM

Thanks Mike, We had a great time too.

And for everyone else….. the name of the game is PAY IT FORWARD.

A teacher never knows where their influence may stop and a kind deed just keeps on giving until it gets back to you.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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helluvawreck

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#8 posted 02-01-2013 04:38 PM

That’s a good story and I’m glad ya’ll got to meet each other.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Roger

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#9 posted 02-01-2013 04:43 PM

Very kool

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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