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12-03-2014 03:59 PM

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For those who know Cap’n Eddie “Big Guy” Castelin and have wondered why he hasn’t posted any YouTube videos lately, I just found out last night that he’s had a benign brain tumor removed and had some complications but is now recovering and getting therapy. Sounds like he’s had it rough for several months but he’s got a great family doing all they can to keep up his spirits.

Here’s hoping he’ll be back at the lathe soon and telling us to just “WATCH.”

-- Jon --Always remember, never live your life by a motto.


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#1 posted 12-03-2014 04:12 PM

Sad to hear that info, wish him & family the best and speedy recovery!

-- Bill

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#2 posted 12-03-2014 04:34 PM

Cap is recovering … here is the latest from his family via their Facebook page …

I got to spend some time with my guy this morning. We talked for a while. He thoroughly enjoyed talking about his grandkids and telling me how hard he is working in therapy. He has been standing up more and more and is working hard at hand eye coordination. He even was planning on hitting his therapists up for a little late afternoon session! It’s sooo great and makes me so happy to see how he has just made up his mind to get better, how much he is dedicated to working hard. Love it and him. BTW – He’s been reading your posts and we talked about working on a video! YAY!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#3 posted 12-03-2014 05:37 PM

Send your best wishes to Cap’n thru Facebook. He’s reading the posts, and I’m sure that they would be appreciated.
Great fellow, and a real source of practical wood turning info as well as quality carbide cutters and bars.
Bill

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#4 posted 12-08-2014 07:35 PM

Are they still shipping product? I want to order some replacement cutters.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#5 posted 12-08-2014 08:03 PM

Oh, that’s why he hasn’t responded to an email I sent him.

I hope he gets well soon. I love watching his videos.

I was thinking of buying some cutters from him (hence why I sent him an email for Christmas, but it can wait.

Sure hope he gets well.

Sent him an email.

David

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#6 posted 12-08-2014 09:51 PM

I saw one facebook update weeks back from the daughter that they are still shipping orders. Cap Eddie is a couple dollars cheaper than the guy I bought from in the past but ships quickly.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#7 posted 12-08-2014 11:09 PM



Are they still shipping product? I want to order some replacement cutters.

- Rick M.

Yes. Management (Cap’s wife) has access to their cutter inventory and is shipping orders. You should be able to order via http://www.eddiecastelin.com

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#8 posted 12-08-2014 11:49 PM

What the others have said, orders will be filled, I would just be a little patient on the speed. I’m sure the family is doing the best they can.

Get well soon, Eddie.

-- Jon --Always remember, never live your life by a motto.

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