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Nelson58

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07-17-2013 09:01 AM

Hi,

I’m Nelson, the owner of Hobby-Machinist.com, and Gary K was one of our valued members and a moderator. I just heard some terrible news- Gary passed on. I know he was very active on this forum also, and I didn’t know if you fellas knew, so I wanted to let you know.

May he rest in peace.

Nelson


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Belg1960

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#1 posted 07-17-2013 09:14 AM

My sincere condolences to his family. He was a talented woodworker and will be missed.
Looking at his picture it looks like he was still a young man, taken way too soon.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#2 posted 07-17-2013 09:17 AM

Thanks, Nelson.
Yes, we had been informed of his passing. A great loss for his family and friends, as well as the entire world as his skills and generosity will be greatly missed.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Nelson58

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#3 posted 07-17-2013 10:54 AM

He was in his 40’s , way too young. We didn’t know he had such serious health issues. He will be missed very much on our site, as I’m sure on yours. He was a very nice, skilled, and even-handed guy.

Nelson

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HorizontalMike

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#4 posted 07-17-2013 12:50 PM

Wow, I didn’t know that. I will miss his input on LJs. RIP.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 07-17-2013 05:58 PM

I am very sadly shocked to hear this news…

A very sad day…

A true Master at our craft…
... such ingenuity…
... logically thought-out NEW Techniques…
... New twists to OLD Techniques…

Gary will be missed BIG TIME…

I often wondered why he stopped posting & building so much… He did say he was going to be very busy taking care of his young daughter…

A few short years ago, he put out a Bulletin that he was going to be in So. Calif. & welcomed contacts…
I responded to find out that he was going to be very close to San Dimas, his home town.
I invited him to Pinnacle Peak Steak House for a nice dinner… he suggested that we go Dutch…
We had a wonderful dinner and time talking about all kinds of stuff… He showed me some beautiful wood he had purchased, in the trunk of his rented car…

I was thinking of contacting him again, very soon, to find out when & if he was going to visit again… so we could have another nice meeting…

I should have done it a long time ago…

Now, it’s too late…

He’s gone…

I wonder what the cause of death was… Related to woodworking… lung problems, etc. ???

I am very sad… I really liked him… He was a very nice guy… May he RIP…

My deepest condolences go out to his young daughter and Family…
... I really FEEL for them…

Additional postings about Gary...

-- 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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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 07-21-2013 08:56 PM

RIP

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Joe Lyddon

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#7 posted 07-21-2013 09:29 PM

James 101

WOW! ... I had no idea… If so, I’d say he got some very good use from it… used it to it’s max.

-- 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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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 07-22-2013 05:10 AM

James, you found it!
A mechanical valve…
Thank you.

God Bless him… RIP…

Gary,
Thank you for your wonderful presence…

If they have woodwork in Heaven, you will show them how to some of it…

LJ.

-- 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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doordude

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#9 posted 07-23-2013 12:26 AM

i’m so sorry Gary is gone. have and will miss his comments and projects…

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AlaskaGuy

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#10 posted 07-26-2013 08:47 AM

Gary K passed Oct. of 2012

Here’s a link you may wish to read.

http://community.woodmagazine.com/t5/Off-Topic/Gary-Keedwell-Farewell-my-Friend/m-p/271570

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 07-28-2013 05:08 AM

Golly,

When he visited So.Cal a few years ago, he didn’t look anywhere LIKE this picture!
He looked more like the avatar picture on LJ…

He must have aged very quickly in what seems to be a fairly short time…

Are we talking about two Different GaryK's?
Gary Kemper vs Gary Keedwell...

-- 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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a1Jim

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#12 posted 07-28-2013 05:33 AM

I’m a bit confused ,were there two Gary K’s the notice we got on LJs was for Gary kemper but the link to John’s web site talks about Gary Keedwell .

http://lumberjocks.com/MrVee/blog/36818

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Joe Lyddon

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#13 posted 07-28-2013 05:40 AM

Jim,

Looks that way…

Our GaryK is Gary Kemper ... NOT Keedwell…

Gary’s brother-in-law should know what he’s talking about… IMHO…

-- 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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