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LukieB

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522 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: stanley plane hand plane sale auction stanley sweetheart

A few days ago I posted a request on the Hand Plane of Your Dreams forum to some of my buddies to help out if they could. I was thinking maybe I could squeeze out maybe a combined 50 dollars or so.

The response was overwhelming. And we are now at 21% of our goal to cover Jesse’s medical costs so he can just focus on surviving this. I cannot thank you guys enough for your prayers and support.

My fellow jocks JayT and waho6o9 both auctioned off planes and gave 100% of the money to the cause.

I now have another fellow jock, who wishes to remain anonymous, contact me wanting to do the same.

So here she is, a very nice little Sweetheart #3, type 13 rosewood knob and tote are in really nice shape. He has agreed to pay for the shipping as well, so 100% of your bid will go to Jesse and family.

Bidding will be done anonymously through PM. Auction will be for 2 full days and will end Monday evening at 8 pm west coast time. I will update this thread with the current high bid.

Jesse’s Story

A few years ago Jesse wasn’t feeling right, all kinds of weird symptoms. After a lot of tests and even a trip to the MAYO clinic in Minnesota. Jesse was diagnosed with a rare but treatable (in theory) disease called Polycythemia Vera in October of 2011. Basically his blood over-produces platelets, making his blood too thick and susceptible to clots. He began medication and getting weekly phlebotomies to thin out his blood. For the most part Jesse began to feel better. Until about a month ago.


Jesse began swelling up uncontrollably, everywhere..arms legs, face, he kinda looked like he was just gonna explode. It was really scary. Family doctor couldn’t figure it out, sent him to the ER. After tons more tests they still couldn’t figure out was was going on, they would drain the fluid from his chest, and he would puff right back up like a balloon. Tons more tests, they still couldn’t tell us what was wrong other than that his liver was failing. When his condition continued deteriorating they sent Jess to University hospital in Denver.

Tons more tests and a whole bunch more doctors scratching their heads. It was seriously like a real life episode of House. Team of like 9 young doctors surrounding a white board with all Jesse’s symptoms on a bubble chart just throwing out ideas. Complete with like three misdiagnosis, one for cirrhosis of the liver and a doctor being all accusing about his drinking habits.

Ended up diagnosing Jesse with Budd-chiari Syndrome a complication of his blood disorder. Basically a blockage that prevents blood from flowing out of the liver and back to the heart, causing liver damage beyond repair. Jesse is now on the transplant list waiting for “new robot parts” That’s what they are telling their boys Cameron(5) and Eligh(3).

After weeks in the hospital with no end in site, Jesse unable to work, his wife Jeni 7 months pregnant with their 3rd and medical bills starting to roll in, we stared a fundraiser to try and help take the financial stress out of the equation for Jesse and Jeni.

http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/Help-the-Southard-Family/41842

Again, we cannot thank you enough for the out-pouring of generosity and love we’ve already received. God bless you.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"


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LukieB

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#1 posted 522 days ago

Anonymous bidder #1 has kicked it off at $75!!! Thank you!

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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LukieB

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#2 posted 522 days ago

Anonymous bidder #2 has upped it to $100, Wow…Thank you so much!!

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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#3 posted 520 days ago

is this auction over?

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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LukieB

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#4 posted 520 days ago

Still got a couple hours to go…ends at 8 PM Pacific time(West Coast), which is 11PM Eastern time….I thhink : )

Current high bid is still $100

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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Francisco Luna

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#5 posted 520 days ago

nice looking plane, more that I can afford….......for a great cause!!!!

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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LukieB

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#6 posted 520 days ago

We have a new high bid at $125 with about an hour to go Thank you anonymous bidder #3!!!

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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#7 posted 520 days ago

Bidding has now ended on this, I cannot thank you guys enough for your support.

Anonymous bidder number 3 is the winner at $125

Thank you, thank you, thank you, to both donor and our bidders, you guys are awesome, God bless.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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#8 posted 368 days ago

Hey just wanted to update you guys on my brother in law Jesse. They have found a liver for him and he went under the knife about an hour ago. I told everyone that I would keep you updated on Jesse, but there ain’t been much to update until now, it’s been a long wait. Prayers are much appreciated, and thanks again to everyone who donated to his fund and auctioned off tools to help out the cause, your kindness and generosity went a long way in helping Jess and Jen get through this painful waiting period. You guys are awesome, thanks again.

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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#9 posted 368 days ago

Best wished for everyone there Lukie.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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