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« Reply #100 on: May 04, 2017, 06:29:03 PM »
piney i wish you didn't live so far away i run across those battery powered chairs a lot picking up junk and doing clean up job and they get sent to the junk yard no one here does anything with them :(   thank you for doing a great job restoring them to help some else

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« Reply #101 on: May 04, 2017, 06:43:27 PM »
I see about one a week in our local junkyard...
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« Reply #102 on: October 05, 2017, 09:58:13 PM »
Latest grumpy old men project all loaded up for delivery to a needy grumpy old man.. Older gent, can't walk or do much else, wife has alzheimers..Kids had left his power chair out in the rain.. Corroded contacts on the power on button, and the backrest was broken. Surprisingly, the frame of the backrest was wood, I can fix that..

 

 

This is the wood frame for the backrest. Pretty obvious it got wet more than once.

 

 
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Re: Grumpy old men
« Reply #103 on: October 05, 2017, 10:19:01 PM »
Good for you......again.   :)
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« Reply #104 on: October 06, 2017, 01:19:56 AM »
It's folks like you and many others here that make me proud to be a member of the Forestry Forum.  I know I don't contribute much but I try when I can and love hearing good things like this, my hat's off to you once again.
Edit, Pineywoods I have yet to see anything you can't fix or improve.

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« Reply #105 on: October 06, 2017, 08:23:19 AM »
Does a fellow good to see the best in human nature.
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« Reply #106 on: October 06, 2017, 04:16:47 PM »
Piney is one of my heroes.  I also had the pleasure of meeting him. 
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« Reply #107 on: November 29, 2017, 09:07:10 PM »
This project touches a real soft spot that I have for veterans and especially dis-abled vets. One of our grumpy ole men is a retired vet, who is legally blind. He is currently enrolled in a month long course at the VA blind school learning to use word processing equipment so he can write a couple of books. I got a phone call saying "hey they have a craft shop here and guys are making pen and pencil sets, and they sure could use some wood." A few hours in the shop and I came up with this, walnut pen and pencil blanks
 

 

Filled a garbage bag with them plus more garbage bags filled with pecan, mulberry, cedar, persimon, and oak. His wife delivered on next visit and I get another phone call saying " how about some bird house/jewelry box wood. "
His wife leaves today with the back of her suv stuffed with 1X6 cedar and cypress, already cut to size and planed smooth.

 

 

I had some questions, and sure most of you do..A craft shop in a blind school ?
Think about it this way. For someone who has lost vision and feels useless, completing a pen or bird house or jewelry box, would be one heck of a confidence builder.

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« Reply #108 on: November 30, 2017, 06:11:26 AM »
We need a bunch more pineywoods in this world.
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« Reply #109 on: November 30, 2017, 08:22:03 AM »
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« Reply #110 on: March 22, 2018, 09:58:57 PM »
Elderly gent who lives alone. The plywood floor of his deck rotted, so we did a project to replace it. Used 4/4 X6 white oak planks off my mill, blow down tree recovered off neighbors pasture fence. Look closely, there's a 5 year old hard at work removing rotten boards. He also kept the rest of the crew supplied with water...We start them out young. ;D

 
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« Reply #111 on: March 22, 2018, 10:04:29 PM »
Pretty soon you're going to have to start a "grumpy young men" chapter  8).

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« Reply #112 on: March 22, 2018, 10:37:49 PM »
Being Grumpy warms the heart.  8)
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« Reply #113 on: March 22, 2018, 11:40:22 PM »
Being Grumpy warms the heart.  8)
I thought that was heartburn.

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« Reply #114 on: March 23, 2018, 06:10:58 AM »
I might not say it enough but good on ya piney! This part is a little late but for whatever reason I've been missing this thread. The craft shop at the blind school reminds me of a story in the paper awhile ago about a blind man building such things in his home shop. Hes even using power tools. He has jigs set up so that he can feel where his hands have to be so that they're out of the way. It's been quite a little while but I seem to remember him making some pretty amazing things
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« Reply #115 on: March 23, 2018, 06:12:12 AM »
The five year old is in training to join the Grumpy old men club.
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« Reply #116 on: March 23, 2018, 10:42:02 AM »
The five year old is in training to join the Grumpy old men club.
He comes from good stock. His dad, 2 uncles and grandpaw were in the crew..The entire family goes a long way toward restoring my faith in the human race ;D
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My guess is the little one very was well supervised!
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