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Forum topic by Sandra posted 03-26-2013 11:29 PM 753 views 0 times favorited 25 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Sandra

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03-26-2013 11:29 PM

I checked the mail today, and lo an behold, there was a package from LJ Joein10asee. He had asked me a few weeks back for my mailing address (reassuring me that he wasn’t a crazed stalker).

This is what arrived:

An extra set of blades for my Ridgid planer!!!

It put a big smile on my face that’s still there. Not only was it a random act of kindness, but poor Joe got gauged on the post office, so this was no small gift.

It sounds trite to say, but this site has been a bright spot on my worst days and a fabulous addition to my best days.

THANKS JOE!!!! I will pay it forward.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.


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Brandon

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#1 posted 03-26-2013 11:31 PM

I love this! Of course when someone says, “I promise I’m not a stalker,” you usually have to worry about those ones! :-) Joe, however, is a good man.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 03-26-2013 11:34 PM

That’s awesome, good on Joe and thanks Sandra for sharing.

-- John, BC, Canada

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cutworm

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#3 posted 03-26-2013 11:34 PM

Nice. Joe, very selfless on your part. Never met ya but I like ya.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#4 posted 03-26-2013 11:41 PM

Nice one both of you

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 03-26-2013 11:44 PM

:) woodworkers hearts are generally very big.

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

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devann

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#6 posted 03-26-2013 11:45 PM

Lucky lady. that’s nice, it’s good to have a spare set for sharpening purposes. What’s that pink stuff?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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BigRedKnothead

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#7 posted 03-26-2013 11:46 PM

I’ll quote one of my fav. LJs:
“Sometimes in the world it seems like finding a good person is a rarity, but here on Lumberjocks it is commonplace.” -Maroongoon

-- Red -- "That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse." W. Whitman

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waho6o9

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#8 posted 03-26-2013 11:46 PM

Yeah buddy

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DIYaholic

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#9 posted 03-26-2013 11:51 PM

Joe,
Well done!!!
I would consider it an honor to shake your hand!
I’ll leave the big hug to Sandra!!! ;^)

Sandra,
I’m glad that Joe’s “random act of kindness” was bestowed upon you. I can’t think of a more deserving person!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#10 posted 03-26-2013 11:56 PM

That is very cool…..nicely done Joe….and Sandra is happy!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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William

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#11 posted 03-27-2013 12:05 AM

That was nice of him, but I gotta ask a question.
How did he get gauged at the post office?

I gotta know.
I also gotta know how to make sure it doesn’t happen to me.
I have a package that I need to ship to Canda next week.
What’s the best deal for shipping from the States to our friends to the north?

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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Sandra

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#12 posted 03-27-2013 12:17 AM

William

Believe it or not, it cost over $30.00 bucks to ship the box the blades were in to Canada with USPS. Sometimes FedEx or UPS are cheaper. It’s worth making a few phone calls to find out.

Devann – the pink stuff is rigid insulation (I think) that Joe used in the mailing box to keep the blades from getting damaged.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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DKV

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#13 posted 03-27-2013 12:21 AM

Sandra, trust me he’s a stalker. :-)
Nice one Joein

-- Have fun and laugh alot. Life can end at any moment. You old guys out there know what I mean...

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boxcarmarty

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#14 posted 03-27-2013 12:24 AM

There is no inexpensive way to ship to Canada. They tax the crap out of you at the border…..

Hey Joe, Mine’s a Delta…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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Sandra

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#15 posted 03-27-2013 12:41 AM

Very true Marty. But we’ll be polite while doing so…..

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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