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Blog entry by Scott H. posted 02-25-2011 09:33 AM 659 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wood working is a passion, it is a chance for one to express his/her self. When we are gone, it gives our family and friends something to last their lifetime as a memory of us.

-- The Lord guides my way. Though sometimes I stray, I know he is always with me!



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Gregn

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#1 posted 02-25-2011 04:39 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks Scott,
What kind of projects do you build to leave for your legacy to your loved ones?

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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Scott H.

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#2 posted 02-26-2011 03:15 AM

Thank you Greg,
I have heard about Lumber Jocks but didn’t know what it was until now.I really like it. It is a good place for wood workers to meet and exchange ideas.
I like to build anything that keeps me busy. I will be in my shop thinking about what I can build and see some wood and it will just hit me. Pencil holders to night stands,end tables, desks, cabinets, etc. Right now I am building a router cabinet. The plans are in a Woodcraft magazine. I would tell you which one but it is in my shop and I am too tired from work to go look. I am getting ready to build a Martin House for my girlfriends dad. Anyway… you name it and I will build it. I would like to learn how to inlay eventually.

-- The Lord guides my way. Though sometimes I stray, I know he is always with me!

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BigTiny

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#3 posted 02-26-2011 10:57 AM

Make something that lasts and you create a memory.

Teach someone to make it and you create a life!

It is not enough to pass on the fruits of our labors. We must pass on the skills that made them. We owe it to the future and to the craft as well as to those who taught us.

One reason LumberJacks exists.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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Alongiron

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#4 posted 02-26-2011 04:21 PM

Welcome Scott! You will have fun here at LumberJocks. It is a great place for ideas, inspiration, and learning. You are correct when you say that our projects will last a lifetime. I have never made something that I planned on selling….only gifts that I planned on making memories

-- Measure twice and cut once.....

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TomFran

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#5 posted 03-14-2011 03:57 AM

“it gives our family and friends something to last their lifetime as a memory of us.”

I do look at it that way also, Scott. Good thoughts, my friend.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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8iowa

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#6 posted 03-14-2011 04:13 AM

In 1899, my grandfather was an 18 year old worker at a lawn mower manufacturing plant. He made a knife with some scrap steel and fashioned a nice wood handle with brass rivets. He signed and dated it. In his wildest dreams he would never have imagined that I would have it 112 years later.

Taking a clue, I sign and date all my work, even simple functional items.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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Scott H.

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#7 posted 03-15-2011 05:25 AM

—”Heaven is North of the Bridge”
I do like that quote! I will have to think of one similar to that!
I just signed and dated a cell phone holder I made that is sitting on my desk. Thank you for the idea…
I would also like to thank everyone for their comments on here! this is a truly an inspiring web sight!

-- The Lord guides my way. Though sometimes I stray, I know he is always with me!

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8iowa

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#8 posted 03-16-2011 04:14 AM

Scott:

Just think, 112 years from now your great-grandson will use that holder for his cell phone…..well, maybe some type of communication device.

My grandfather worked at the F&N Lawn Mower Co. in Richmond, Indiana.

I’ll be crossing the “mighty Mac” around the 12th of April.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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