Posting again after nearly six month; reaparición después de casi seis meses.

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Blog entry by xylosapiens posted 07-05-2009 03:11 AM 1302 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After nearly six month without posting, today I’ve posted some projects. Pitifully it’s probably my swan’s cry: in a very few weeks I’ll have to close my workshop, because of the severe crisis we suffer. Here, in the Canary Island, 25% of the working population doesn´t have a job. If surviving was till last year’s end quite difficult, today it has become nearly impossible. I don´t actually know if I’ll post anything else from this moment. So to those of you how thought any of my projects deserved a commentary, thank you very, very much: it was very nice to meet you, your skills and your illusions. Keep on making sawdust for me! See you.
Después de casi seis meses sin publicar, hoy he colgado algunos proyectos. Lamentablemente se trata de mi particular canto del cisne: en las próximas semanas tendré que cerrar las puertas de mi pequeño taller. Como saben esta crisis está afectando gravemente a nuestras Islas Canarias, de manera que si hasta finales del año pasado resultaba complicado sobrevivir, a día de hoy se ha convertido en una tarea practicamente imposible. No se si volveré a publicar ninguna otra cosa, así que les agradezco, a quienes han considerado alguno de mis trabajos digno de un comentario, que lo hayan hecho. Ha sido un placer tropezarme con ustedes, con sus habilidades y con sus ilusiones. ¡Adelante! Hasta pronto.

-- Alejandro Moreno alias xylosapiens, CANARY ISLANDS

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#1 posted 07-05-2009 03:17 AM

Hey Alejandro
I sincerely hope things improve for you it’s a tough time for all of us. Thanks for your post I enjoyed all of them.

-- Custom furniture

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dennis mitchell

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#2 posted 07-05-2009 03:24 AM

Sorry to hear. 25% unemployment sounds very much like a depression to me. I hope you don’t lose your tools. I know you can’t lose your skills!

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#3 posted 07-05-2009 03:29 AM

please keep your tools ,
things will change sometime .
and you don’t want to start over again from the bottom.
keep the faith ,
and you are still part of the family .
keep us informed ,
you are not alone !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 07-05-2009 03:31 AM

Maybe it,s time to emigrate. It,s nowhere near those unemployment levels here.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#5 posted 07-05-2009 03:31 AM

Thank you all of you, BUDDIES.

-- Alejandro Moreno alias xylosapiens, CANARY ISLANDS

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#6 posted 07-05-2009 03:43 AM

The american depression began as 20% unemployment. It must be tough where you are. All the best. My prayers for a comeback.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Les Hastings

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#7 posted 07-05-2009 05:18 AM

Really sorry to hear that Alejandro, I hope things get better for you there very soon. Its been kind of tough here too.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#8 posted 07-05-2009 06:09 AM

We wish the best for you !


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#9 posted 07-05-2009 06:33 AM

Best wishes. I’m fairly new here but am very sad to see someone go. Your skills go with you no matter where you end up and I’m sure they will serve you well.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#10 posted 07-05-2009 07:01 AM

Just because you close your shop doesn’t mean there isn’t a place for you here. You’ve posted some nice stuff, and your wisdom will always be welcome here. If anything the site may inspire you to keep trucking in woodworking. Take care and thanks for sharing

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#11 posted 07-05-2009 01:46 PM

La verdad, espero no tengas que cerrar y que todo te vaya bien.Esta la cosa muy malita en todos lados. Animo, la esperanza es lo ultimo que se pierde, eso nadie nos lo puede quitar,ni siquiera el banco.Se optimista, que siempre hay camino, por duro que sea que nos lleva ha donde queremos.

-- Work is my road to knowledge,Curiosity is my fellow traveler. El trabajo es mi camino al conocimiento, la curiosidad es mi compañero de viaje. Héctor

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#12 posted 07-05-2009 03:21 PM

Keep the tools that you can. Things will turn.

-- It’s not so much what we know that causes the trouble, it’s what we know that’s not so.

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#13 posted 07-05-2009 03:59 PM

I certainly hope you will be able to hang in there. You have very good skills and it would be a shame to have to give up all the years of hard work getting there. But, one must do what they must to survive in these unstable times. I wish you all the luck for whatever the future brings. John

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#14 posted 07-05-2009 04:00 PM

You and your tools are transportable…....a door may close there…..but… it will open again somewhere else.

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#15 posted 07-05-2009 04:04 PM

Don’t leave us LJ’s. We can all help to inspire you and maybe you will see something that will help you overcome these adversities. Keep up the hope as things will turnaround, hopefully sooner than later.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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