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01-19-2015 04:11 PM

Topic tags/keywords: update eddie castelin woodturner

Woodturners may be interested in the latest on Captain Eddie Castelin.

He was sidelined a few months ago when doctors found a benign brain tumor, which explains why he hasn’t been doing videos on YouTube or running his twice-weekly webcasts on UStream.

Here is his latest Facebook posting (January 16, 2015):

Okay. Here’s the big deal! I’m currently undergoing repairs to my head, They claim that it will be a smooth repair to the overall skin, even a better plaster finish is expected.
The overall finish is supposed to be slick as glass, but that us a lot to ask for, even with a chrome as nice as this one started out.
i’m currently spreading some time in a rehab center, they say that a mind is a terrible thing to waste.
I’ll post an update whenever I can and put up some notes when I can get to them.
Well, here is the recap, and until next time, take care.

Capt. Eddie Castelin, Woodturner

So, there you have it, from the man himself!

On a related topic, his website ( http://www.eddiecastelin.com ) is up and operational, and ‘Management’ (Eddie’s better half) is taking and filling orders for cutters. Some folks have reported problems accessing his website … if you aren’t seeing it try refreshing your browser or empty your browser cache.

-- 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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#1 posted 01-19-2015 04:23 PM

Thanks for the update.

Looks like he has kept his sense of humor….
That right there is a promising sign.

Hope he is able to make a complete recovery….
He deserves to be healthy. Videos & Ustream aside,
Hope he is able to get back to turning!!!

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

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#2 posted 01-19-2015 10:00 PM

Thanks for the update

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#3 posted 01-19-2015 10:37 PM

Thanks, it’s good to know what is going on.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 01-22-2015 04:29 AM

I sure miss his great YouTube videos and hope he is back on his feet soon. Guys like Cap’n Eddie make woodturning a really great hobby and he has been a big help to me the several times I asked him for advice. He also sells wonderful woodturning products at a very fair price, backed up with excellent service, and we all need to support him while he is down for a bit.

Get well soon Cap’n!!!

Ron

-- Once in awhile I make something really great. Most days I just make sawdust.

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#5 posted 01-22-2015 01:54 PM

Thanks for that Gerry. I hope to do business with him in the next few months.

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#6 posted 01-22-2015 06:41 PM

Here is the latest … posted January 22, 2015 at 12:30pm CT:

Woodturners, and other professionals, I thought that I’d do a little admin work in the shop. ‘unfortunately, it will require several more session at the physical therapists.

I’m still working on the follow through for the re-orienation program and when complete I should be able to speak again.

I’m working on learning allover again. But this is the fun time and relearning is going on.

I’ll keep you updated on progress.

Keep your bait wet!.

-- 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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#7 posted 01-22-2015 07:15 PM

Thanks, Gerry.
Looks like he IS planning…. rather than accepting the status quo.
Hope he progresses quickly and completely….

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

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#8 posted 01-22-2015 08:25 PM

What a sad post ! my heart goes out to such people,I hope he recovers asap Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#9 posted 01-24-2015 12:01 AM

Captain Eddie Castelin Update: 23 Jan.

This was posted by Cap’s daughte. Fantastic news.

AWESOME, AMAZING NEWS! DAD IS GOING HOME ON THURSDAY! The day we have been waiting for is coming and it will be awesome! I can’t wait! He is doing wonderful and will be heading home Thursday! It doesn’t seem real – that’s 2-3 weeks ahead of schedule! Well, for Christmas he walked and for my Birthday he is going to go home! WHOO HOO!

-- 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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#10 posted 01-24-2015 12:25 AM

That is FANTASTIC news!!!

Gerry,
Thanks for keeping us informed.

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

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#11 posted 01-24-2015 04:03 AM

Garry:
Thanks, for the update. I have never met Capt. Eddie but I never missed his You Tube or Ustream channel. It is like I have a old friend that is sick and I at least I know more how my old friend is doing.

-- Bob Clark, Tool Collector and Sawdust Maker

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#12 posted 04-30-2015 12:47 AM

Hope to see him back in the shop on videos soon. Some items in his store are out of stock so be sure and read all the way to the bottom of each description.

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#13 posted 05-01-2015 02:43 AM

Thanks for the update Gerry. The Captain’s a cool cat.

-- Mark

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#14 posted 05-02-2015 10:22 PM

Cap’n Eddie has been spending a little time in his shop … this was taken April 27, 2015:

-- 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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#15 posted 05-03-2015 05:47 AM

Good news. Praying for a full recovery. I’ve been working my way through his videos. Loads of tricks and tips in there.

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