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Gord Graff

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09-25-2008 11:17 PM

Hello All,

It is with deep sadness I must announce that the woodworking show that John Sillaots, Ken Tunnard and I have worked so hard to get off the ground, is dead.

No matter how hard we all tried, our schedules would not permit us to continue. At the beginning of the project, we all agreed that we would do it right or not do it at all. Since all of us are extremely passionate about what we do, it made no sense to any of us to produce a half hearted show because of scheduling conflicts.

On another sad note, my family and I have experienced a devastating personal tragedy that threatened to take from us all we have come to know and cherish. To the point where I would have to give up my first love……………………..woodworking. But by the grace of God and professional help, we are overcoming.

Folks, I don’t mind telling you that this has been the lowest low I’ve ever experienced; this is truly the darkest part of my 51 years. I find solace in my woodworking though as I always have.

Right now I’m down for the count but for those who know me, they know that I won’t be down for long. I’m a fighter and I’m getting up off the canvas as I write this and when I’m standing fully erect………………….heads up. Look for something new from me in the future……………….I’m on my way back.

On a lighter note……………………I dropped 65 pounds.

All the best

Sept 2008

-- Informing & Inspiring Today’s Woodworkers:

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#1 posted 09-25-2008 11:22 PM

I wish you well. I am sorry about the video not getting off the ground, I was looking forward to it. I hope that you get entirely better very, very soon.

-- Berta in NC

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#2 posted 09-26-2008 01:06 AM

P90X baby…keep pushing that play button…

-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.

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#3 posted 09-26-2008 01:14 AM

With your outlook, nothing is going to hold you down.

Right now, there may be only one set of footprints in the sand, but remember- He is carrying you and providing you with the relief you need to continue on.

All things will be better.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 09-26-2008 02:03 AM

When God shuts a door, he opens a window… tool on.

-- Adapt, improvise, overcome

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#5 posted 09-26-2008 02:57 AM

Gord I’m sorry about the show, but you and your family MUST come first. Take care of yourself.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I'm getting a fantastic education.

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#6 posted 09-26-2008 03:09 AM

Good luck buddy. I know the feeling.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#7 posted 09-26-2008 04:05 AM

Rock on man, and you are looking sharp. Hope things get better for ya.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#8 posted 09-26-2008 04:26 AM

This too shall pass. And you look great!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Douglas Bordner

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#9 posted 09-26-2008 04:39 AM

Good luck in the next endeavor, Gord. Like the fellows have said, something new is right over the horizon.
And you do cut a handsome figure with the slender physique.
Go get ‘em, Partner.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#10 posted 09-26-2008 04:59 AM

maybe the schedules will work themselves out in due course – having done some public access television I know how hard that can be – how much work, but also how much fun it is.
Best of luck!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#11 posted 09-26-2008 05:29 AM

sorry to hear this news…I am sure everything will work out for you!!! You are a good person…and the best will work out…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#12 posted 09-26-2008 10:18 AM

Hang in there friend.

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#13 posted 09-26-2008 02:12 PM

You do look like your in great shape there. Sorry about the hard times. Never hesitate to ask for help if and when you need it.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#14 posted 09-26-2008 02:28 PM

what a horrible time you have been going through. It sounds like the rug has been pulled right out from under your feet. So sorry to hear about all this.

Now, on that positive note that drifts through your posting I will just add that when you are down, you have both hands and both feet on the ground, giving you better leverage to move forward. Look out future: here comes Gord and family!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#15 posted 09-26-2008 03:25 PM

What more is there to say? Good luck and God Bless!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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