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    • November 5, 2019 7:19 PM EST
      • Saint Johns, Florida
         
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      Devon,

      Keep on doing what you feel. You'd be surprised how much wood working is helping you. None of us think lesser of you for bringing out your "feminine" side you macho Marine!

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    • November 5, 2019 7:25 PM EST
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      Joe Zullo said:

      Devon,

      Keep on doing what you feel. You'd be surprised how much wood working is helping you. None of us think lesser of you for bringing out your "feminine" side you macho Marine!

      Oh I am pretty well over that "issue". I have finally reached a point in my life, maybe because of the last two years, but I am not really concerned with what people might think. I just want to enjoy what I do. If making candles is girly, well okay, its girly. I can make candles and I can gut an elk and build a house. I no longer am at all concerned with it and that is why I now share it.

      Thank you, again.

       

      Oh and the wood working itself is therapy. All of it it is really, but I can just get into a zone where I am wood working and the pain melts away, the concern melts away, and I am just doing what I want to do in the moment I want to do it.

      This post was edited by Devon Sinsley at November 6, 2019 9:34 AM EST
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    • November 5, 2019 10:22 PM EST
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      Well, damn, Devon.  Didn't know you were that talented.  Very nice work.  I would think that type of artistic craft would sell well at arts and craft shows.  Let's see some more 

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    • November 6, 2019 6:30 AM EST
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      Devon Sinsley said:

      Oh I am pretty well over that "issue". I have finally reached a point in my life, maybe because of the last two years, but I am not really concerned with what people might think. I just want to enjoy what I do.....

       

      Good for you Devon. I figure as long as I am not hurting anyone else, I should do what makes me happy.

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    • November 6, 2019 12:55 PM EST
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      David Maynard said:
       

      Good for you Devon. I figure as long as I am not hurting anyone else, I should do what makes me happy.

      That seems easy and relatively benign. But when you are truly a servant at heart its a whole lot harder to put into practice. My whole entire life I have lived to serve. That's not a bad thing, its in my DNA. I grew up in a family of servants. Dad was a county employee mom a teacher. I participated in many civic minded organizations as a kid. I have spent very little of my working life in private business, I have been a public servant most all of my life. Even when I did work in the private sector it was as a servant, in service related industry. My college degree (and hopefully someday my vocation) is 100% service based. I find great enjoyment out of doing things for others. I have spent all of my life looking out for how my life impacts others. None of this is a complaint. I wouldn't/won't change it for anything.

       

      But the last two years has turned me a little more selfish. Maybe its facing your own mortality and realizing life is short. But I have been robbed, the last tow years, of a lot of pleasure. It made me realize I need to have some fun and just do what makes me happy. It seems foreign and selfish of me to think this way. If I need/want to get something done and you need/want to get something done; I ALWAYS would do what you want/need before I would do what I need/want. Its just who I am. But It is time to do a little more "me" even if that means telling other no. Hard to do.

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    • November 6, 2019 6:54 PM EST
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      Devon, you don't need to tell me. I am wired in a similar way.

      Years ago my new neighbor came over to my house upset. She had no heat in her house, and a waterfall in her backyard. So I went over and shut her water off, cut off the supply pipe to her outside water pipes, capped the pipe, removed a bad water valve, ran out of solder, went to Walmart to buy more, since the hardware store was closed by that time. Then I had to blow the water out of the pipes so I could solder in a new valve, so I drug my compressor over to her house to blow out the water in the pipes. It was around midnight once I got the plumbing in a working condition, refilled her boiler, and got heat into her house again. As I was cleaning up and packing up my tools, my neighbor's friend accused me of being a good Christian, and that Leslee is lucky to have a good friend like me. I responded, "Oh, so that is her name".  I didn't know her name, all I knew was that she was in trouble and someone needed to help her, and it was my turn.....

       

      So, you don't need to tell me.

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    • November 7, 2019 7:58 PM EST
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      So the hammer swap I participated in has come to a close. I received my whammer and extras.

       

      The sleigh was an extra for my wife.

       

      He calls the hammer he bullseye hammer, for its combination of walnut, cherry, and maple bullseye pattern on the face, a nice touch. He is a new wood worker and brand new to turning and this is one of his first turning projects. Not to shabby. these will get lots of use.

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    • November 7, 2019 9:34 PM EST
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      Very nice, Devon.  I especially like the screwdriver.  Looks like one my Grandfather used when I was a kid.  His didn't have exchangeable bits, obviously, but all his screwdrivers had wooden handles not unlike the one pictured.  Brings back fond memories.  

       

      Now you know we want you to keep score when using the bullseye hammer .  We need to make sure you can hit whatever your swinging at dead center every time.

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    • November 7, 2019 10:25 PM EST
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      Ha with my vision? I'll be lucky to keep all my fingernails, without smashing them

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    • November 8, 2019 6:33 AM EST
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      You need to hold the nails like roofers do. That way you wont smash your fingernails. Or better yet, use a monster set of forceps to hold your nails.

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    • November 8, 2019 11:24 AM EST
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      Be careful with them screws...

      I read the box on the screws my handy man used building my ramp/stairs to my front porch.

      There was a big warning to not put in mouth, many times I did that for speed. Now new coatings can be a danger.

      Be careful dude.

       

      I'd say get a bigger nail gun!

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      The older I get, the less I know, please don't make me prove it.

       

       

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