Belated Thanks and Shout Out to Jim Jakosh

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Blog entry by HillbillyShooter posted 08-16-2013 09:27 PM 1754 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This all started back last month when I ran across some old .44 magnum cartridge cases and thought of my LJ friend, Jim Jakosh. I decided to surprise him by polishing and sending them to him without any warning.

Well, Jim being Jim got in the last surprise. On July 25, 2013, a package arrived unannounced at my office and upon opening it I found Jim’s “Corian Cutting Board . . .” that he has posted as a project on July 22, 2013 using some those .44 Magnum cartridge cases (c.f., ).

This was a very touching gift from a great LJ and I truly appreciate his thoughtfulness. Also, I apologize in my being remiss in not posting this thank you earlier, but life happens and things just got delayed. Thanks, Jim!!!!!!

Oh, and when I took it home to show my wife, her comment was to inquire whether Jim really meant it just for me? You guessed: it’s in her kitchen, but I do get to look at it. Beautiful work.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#1 posted 08-17-2013 12:00 AM

Hi John. don’t be shy about cutting on it! It sand out easily with waterproof sand paper. i sure appreciate those shells and I use them all the time. It was the least I could do. I had you in mind when I picked up that last load of corian. I just had to get some 44 ’s in it!!

You are very welcome, My friend!!..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 08-17-2013 12:09 AM

I like to read about stuff like this on here. It’s awesome.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#3 posted 08-17-2013 12:44 AM

This is what makes the LJ community so great—I was really speechless when I opened Jim’s surprise package. This is a real treasure, but I’ll be sure to tell my wife it’s all right to use it.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 08-17-2013 01:00 AM

These 2 guys get the true spirit of LJ! Way to go guys!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 08-17-2013 02:31 PM

awesome story and thanks for sharing.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#6 posted 08-18-2013 11:52 AM

Very nice story. Carry on. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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