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    Happy Anniversary to me!

    7 years a woodworker on the 7th!
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    Re: Happy Anniversary to me!

    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!! Eight years for me and I can't do what you've done. Still scratching my head.
    Elizabeth
    I think, therefore I'm more confused than when I began.
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    Re: Happy Anniversary to me!

    Congrats Wiz! You've come a long way.
    Mark


    "Merely having an open mind is nothing; the object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid." G.K. Chesterton
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    Re: Happy Anniversary to me!

    Congratulations, Amigo! Yes, you have come a long ways in 7 years...from carving tree spirits to building heirloom furniture. With your talent, I can only wonder what in the world took you so long to get started?
    Cody

    "The reverence that the object maker has for the materials, for the shape, and for the miracle of his skill transcends to God, the Master Craftsman, the Creator of all things, who uses us, our hands, as His tools to make these beautiful things." Sam Maloof (1916-2009).
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    Re: Happy Anniversary to me!

    Thank you Liz and Mark. Cody, when I was about 6, my dad was playing around with a new radial arm saw he bought and my brother and I watched in amazement. The sound of him cutting wood, the smell of sawdust and freshly cut wood, the awesomeness of it all captured me. He gave my brother and me a cut off off a 2x4, some nails, and a hammer. My brother could sink a a nail in 5 hits, all of mine were bent and I had a smashed thumb as a result. He told my younger brother "good job" He told me, "Dale, stay away from tools and trying to build things" My brother became an unemployed carpenter with a Budweiser problem and I became a therapist. I fell in love with Arts & Crafts furniture when I started buying Mission Style furniture for our home (at 51 years of age). My father died that year and left me a little bit of inheritance, so I bought some more furniture. It was really, really expensive and I thought to myself, "I bet I could build this stuff, it looks so simple. So, I went out and bought a miter saw and a bosch table saw. After 2 months some one told me how you put square holes in wood. I went out that weekend and bought a Delta mortiser that weekend. After a couple of years someone told me about Sam Maloof's rocking chair. I was simply amazed, then Boodrow, I believe posted a picture of a Hal Taylor build. So did you shortly after. I remember saying to you, "Not in my lifetime could I ever build something as beautiful as your chair" You said, it really isn't that hard, so I bought the plans and such from Hal. Now, I am on #9. Imagine that, all from a kid who couldn't drive a straight nail with a hammer. Cody, you have been very kind and supportive of me, even after I got banned way back when. I can't thank you enough for that. Live long and prosper brother.
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