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Re: WDH Danny Hamsley
« Reply #60 on: September 22, 2022, 09:56:14 PM »
danny was a kool guy very smart about alot of things, i am glad that i could call him my friend , i am just in shock since i heard the news,  he was just a great person 
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« Reply #61 on: September 22, 2022, 10:04:12 PM »
So sorry to hear this!
I first met Danny at Jake's a few years ago. He was a very nice and knowledgeable forum member.

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Re: WDH Danny Hamsley
« Reply #62 on: September 22, 2022, 10:31:42 PM »
@Andries 
The Three Amigos comment hits home.  I remember years ago Danny, Jake and I were doing some tongue in cheek texting and the Three Amigos subject came up.  So I did a quick web search and I sent a short video clip or two of the movie scenes that everybody laughs at, like the Cactus and the hands on hip kind of scenes.  Then we started trying to decide which one of us was who, and I don't think we ever figured it out, but it was fun trying to link our personalities to the characters.  

I also remember when I first joined this Forum, I really avoided these things, I disliked the content and juvenileness of other typical Forums.  I finally posted something, dipped my toe in the water so to speak.  Danny responded with a compliment and words of wisdom to a new guy.  I remember thinking that if he is a representative of the knowledge, respect and professionalism on this Forum, then it was a good place to call home.  Through the years our friendship grew, and I always knew I was in the presence of someone who knew more than I did, but he didn't have to brag about it, he just "knew" stuff.

He visited our farm here in Alabama a couple times, and recently I texted him and Jake some photos of a couple big persimmon logs that I had just bought.  They were very nice logs that I knew I could pull his chain on because he loved persimmon.  These are 16 feet long, big and straight as an arrow.  So he took the bait, and asked what I wanted for them and I told him I wouldn't let him buy them because they were his for the taking, BUT, he'd have to come up here to get them. :D  I hoped this would give him a reason to come visit me again.  Lots of things have happened since then, but everyday I go out in the log yard and see his 2 persimmon logs still laying there.  I won't be able to cut them up now, they are his.  I think I will just roll them in the woods and let them go back to nature.

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Re: WDH Danny Hamsley
« Reply #63 on: September 22, 2022, 10:38:13 PM »
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 I remember thinking that if he is a representative of the knowledge, respect and professionalism on this Forum, then it was a good place to call home.

And to add, this Forum is also thanks to the wisdom of Bossman Jeff, in so many ways. 
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Re: WDH Danny Hamsley
« Reply #64 on: September 22, 2022, 11:09:58 PM »
Yes, and many members that possess some of the same characteristics that Danny exemplified, "birds of a feather...", like yourself Beenthere. Jeff PMed me once years back, I was debating an issue with you and Jeff gave me a gentle nudge. He said something to the effect that BT don't pull his own chain, but he knows his stuff😉

And that was Danny, he didn't fluff his feathers either. I know enough about a lot of things, to know that I don't know a lot- and to be able recognize someone that does. I never even got to talk music with Danny, another area where it sounds like I could've recognized someone that knew what they were talking about.
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Re: WDH Danny Hamsley
« Reply #65 on: September 22, 2022, 11:22:37 PM »
There have been a few very influential folks in my life but in many ways, I consider Danny Hamsley a mentor involving all things WOOD.  I frequently asked him dendrology questions when I was stumped.  He had the patience and ability to break it down to the point I could usually understand.  He would use words like tylosis, lenticles, parenchyma when explaining.  I'd nod and genuinely understand for a few minutes, until my tiny brain was overwhelmed with information.  Later, I'd ask him to explain again, reminding him that I'm a little slow on the uptake.

Danny also helped JMoore and me a lot with our sawmilling.  

He and I both have three daughters.  He and I both have children who were very successful in FFA Forestry while in school.  Any time I have had a forestry team going to the national FFA Forestry contest, I'd try to stop by Danny's on the way up so they could get some excellent teaching, but he was often fishing for red drum during that week in October.  We were scheduled to stop by his place a month from today.  I was so excited that my two younger daughters were finally going to meet my friend, Danny Hamsley.  The last FFA Forestry team I took was my first forestry team able to get to meet and learn from WDH.  That was time well spent.

The first time I met him in person was at Jake's several years ago.  He greeted me and treated me like family from day one.  One of my treasured memories is one July day a few years ago, I stopped by his place.  It was Georgia hot and we trapsed through his woods with him teaching the whole time, without complaint.  I was looking forward to doing that again.

Yellowhammer wrote about the persimmon logs.  Danny mentioned to me that he wanted some live oak to saw.  I set aside a few good ones for him and offered to bring them to him.  Danny was incredibly smart, kind and generous.  He was the type of man you want your daughters to marry and your sons to become.

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Re: WDH Danny Hamsley
« Reply #66 on: September 22, 2022, 11:23:50 PM »
We first met Danny at one of Jake's Projects when I first got a mill about 2012.  His memory was like a trap, he always remembered our names and type of mill I had at the time.  His knowledge of trees and lumber amazed me. Once, when we were coming through Hayesville for the Peaches to Beaches yard sale, I could see for hundreds of feet down the highway and huge selection of live edge slabs and benches.  I knew it had to be Danny's wood. Of course I stopped.   Rest in peace old friend. 
 

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Re: WDH Danny Hamsley
« Reply #67 on: September 23, 2022, 04:47:18 AM »
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Re: WDH Danny Hamsley
« Reply #68 on: September 23, 2022, 06:27:56 AM »
I'm very touched by how many of you are bringing up memories of meeting him at my place. Certainly making those "projects" mean even more. Thank you.
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« Reply #69 on: September 23, 2022, 06:50:15 AM »
@Andries
The Three Amigos comment hits home.  I remember years ago Danny, Jake and I were doing some tongue in cheek texting and the Three Amigos subject came up.  So I did a quick web search and I sent a short video clip or two of the movie scenes that everybody laughs at, like the Cactus and the hands on hip kind of scenes.  Then we started trying to decide which one of us was who, and I don't think we ever figured it out, but it was fun trying to link our personalities to the characters.  

I also remember when I first joined this Forum, I really avoided these things, I disliked the content and juvenileness of other typical Forums.  I finally posted something, dipped my toe in the water so to speak.  Danny responded with a compliment and words of wisdom to a new guy.  I remember thinking that if he is a representative of the knowledge, respect and professionalism on this Forum, then it was a good place to call home.  Through the years our friendship grew, and I always knew I was in the presence of someone who knew more than I did, but he didn't have to brag about it, he just "knew" stuff.

He visited our farm here in Alabama a couple times, and recently I texted him and Jake some photos of a couple big persimmon logs that I had just bought.  They were very nice logs that I knew I could pull his chain on because he loved persimmon.  These are 16 feet long, big and straight as an arrow.  So he took the bait, and asked what I wanted for them and I told him I wouldn't let him buy them because they were his for the taking, BUT, he'd have to come up here to get them. :D  I hoped this would give him a reason to come visit me again.  Lots of things have happened since then, but everyday I go out in the log yard and see his 2 persimmon logs still laying there.  I won't be able to cut them up now, they are his.  I think I will just roll them in the woods and let them go back to nature.

I will miss him.        
    
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They arent my logs or my business but
I would think Mr Danny would want you to cut the logs. Please do a U tube video of it as tutorial as if Mr Danny was there .
I would think he would like it as he always liked to see the special logs opened up.
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Re: WDH Danny Hamsley
« Reply #70 on: September 23, 2022, 06:57:01 AM »
Well, this is a bummer. WDH was always very sweet and helpful to a know-nothing like me. I never met him in person but he seemed like a real good fellow. 
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Re: WDH Danny Hamsley
« Reply #71 on: September 23, 2022, 07:19:13 AM »
     YellowHammer, I have to agree with Bruno.  Saw those persimmon logs as a tribute to Danny, and video it.  Maybe even build a piece of furniture from the wood, or have another Forum member do it as a tribute to him.  Then donate that piece to his family.
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« Reply #72 on: September 23, 2022, 07:57:33 AM »
My deepest sympathies to the family.  A sad day.  Fine gentleman.

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Re: WDH Danny Hamsley
« Reply #73 on: September 23, 2022, 08:47:06 AM »
 :'( :( :'( :( :'(  I had the pleasure of meeting Danny at Pig Roasts, a couple of Sunbelt Ag Expos in Moultrie Ga, and at one of, maybe the first, sawing events at Jake's.  Truly a nice guy.  One of the best.  He went out with his boots on doing what he loved.  RIP WDH.
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Re: WDH Danny Hamsley
« Reply #74 on: September 23, 2022, 08:47:14 AM »
May you rest in peace Danny, you will be sorely missed.  Chuck
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« Reply #75 on: September 23, 2022, 09:37:57 AM »
Words cannot express the sorrow Linda and I feel at this news.
Condolences to his loved ones from 2 of the "glaciated" folk.
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Re: WDH Danny Hamsley
« Reply #76 on: September 23, 2022, 12:01:03 PM »
As so many have said I have no words that express the surprise and sadness.

I'd look at his posts Identifying trees and see his use of the Va. Tech dendrology application and often thought I'd post to poke fun and ask did he not have one from that school in Georgia! I'm sure he'd not be offended and have a great comeback.

Rest in peace sir and may your family be comforted.

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« Reply #77 on: September 23, 2022, 12:11:11 PM »
I never met Danny but sure wished I had. He must have been quite a guy that so many of you knew him personally and were glad for it.    
My condolences to all of you that are grieving and to his family.
RIP Danny, you  will be missed always.
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« Reply #78 on: September 23, 2022, 12:19:25 PM »
I visualize a WDH Memorial Persimmon Project
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« Reply #79 on: September 23, 2022, 12:41:15 PM »
Gone too soon. He represented everything that a man should be.


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