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    Default dad's workshop

    Hi Guys-
    2011 june 041.jpg After dad had a heart attack a few years ago, it was a bit too much of a walk to get out to the big boat shed - so we enclosed part of the porch off the kitchen for his personal workshop/luthier studio. - Now it is only about four steps to get into the kitchen , and another five or six to his chair in the living room. -
    He is now on oxygen quite a bit of the time - too many years of smoking he says- so having 'his shed' now attached to the house - works for us all. - best of all - he is still building! He started a figure 8 style tenor for one of the grand kids. - and the living room wall is lined with ukes! Thanks guys, for all your support and ideas freely given here in the " luthier's lounge " .
    Best Wishes to ALL of you from me and the crew here at the Lazy G Ranch for helping keep dad's interest in building - he just turned 84 and still enjoys and looks forward to making dust and shavings!
    Ed

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    Thank YOU for the inspiration, and a well needed reminder. I have to call my dad asap. One of these days.
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    Thank you for doing the stuff it took to help keep your dad going in the shop.
    Have Courage!
    Guitar & ukulele building, repairs also, 38 yrs. in business.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Newton View Post
    Thank you for doing the stuff it took to help keep your dad going in the shop.
    Amen! I could stare at that picture all day long. My dad's now gone, but I still take a few moments now and then to sit at his bench and run my hands over the tool marks and marvel at the benchmarks that guided his work.

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    That's a great image for all us old guys that are hoping we can still be working in our shops when we're your dad's age. Give your dad our best wishes.
    Chuck Moore
    Moore Bettah Ukuleles
    http://www.moorebettahukes.com

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    What a great photo, and thanks for sharing such a heart warming story. Both my parents are gone, but my Dad had a little wood shop and I still treasure some of his wonderful creations.
    "Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."Thomas Merton



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    Awesome pic. What a cool dad you have.

    He makes CBUs? Where can I find out more and how to buy one? I have to admit, I've been harboring a hankering for a CBU.

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    Very Cool Pic...
    Thanks for sharing.
    Not All Who Wander Are Lost...


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    Hi Guys,
    Sorry to report ma dad Larry, passed away last week on Friday, at age 90. Thank You for all your help in advising him on setting up his little workshop and freely sharing your luthier wisdom -
    My Best Wishes to every one of you,
    - Ed Gilkison , Lakebay Washington USA

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    Ed,

    My deepest sympathy for the loss of your father.

    Bill

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