I received a message from Mark's wife XXXXXXXXX

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Blog entry by Karson posted 01-06-2008 06:04 PM 1597 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I received the following message from Mark (oscorner) wife.

I had asked if she would like any assistance finishing Mark’s last project

Don’t be surprised when my XXXXX and I are trying to finish
the table—- and you start receiving tons of emails from us
With all these questions, on how to finsih it. It is a
beautiful table that my son and Mark started building together.
I thank God that the chess table project which is the first project
that Mark actually let our son do hands on with him….That now
our son wants to complete it and his Father’s HONOR!!!!

I had offered cajunpen and CharlieM1958 assistance since they live withing an hour or so drive from her home.

Both said that they were not sure what they could do. But at this point were are waiting for questions to arrive. I offered to have someone finish the table, but Mark’s son XXXXXXXX wanted to finish it himself and I think that is the best because that will assist in the bonding between him and his dad.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#1 posted 01-06-2008 06:07 PM

Anything I can do to help, just let me know. I might be 6-8 hrs away, I can and will still send my prayers.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#2 posted 01-06-2008 06:07 PM

That is wonderful. It will help Jonathan through the grief process. Thanks for the initiative, Karson.

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#3 posted 01-06-2008 06:39 PM

Thanks, Karson for keeping us updated on Annamarie and Johnathan. And thank you Jockmike and Karson for letting us know of Mark’s untimely demise. You are both fine gentlemen.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 01-06-2008 06:51 PM

Thanks for the update. We will do what we can.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 01-06-2008 07:05 PM

Thanks for keeping us posted Karson.

I think that’s a great idea for them. I also think the healing process will be helped along for both mother and son, and at the same time bring them closer.

It’s quite possible they will continue to do woodworking projects together, just to keep that feeling of contact with Mark, as well as to honor his memory.

It’s a given they can expect all the help we can provide.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 01-06-2008 07:56 PM

Thanks Karson. The father lives on in his son. Jonathan is well on his way to becoming a good man.

-- Bob

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#7 posted 01-06-2008 08:22 PM

I’ll be glad to offer any advice I can. Should an in-person look become necessary, I can do it. But I think it will mean more to them if they complete it with their own hands.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 01-06-2008 10:08 PM

When I made the offer to complete the table. It was out of concern with having Mark’s last project be sitting in his workshop and be uncompleted.

I was greatly pleases that she said that Johnathan had worked with him on the creation and that he wanted to complete it.

I hope that the whole family will be blessed with it’s completion.

And even more so when they complete it themselves.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#9 posted 01-06-2008 11:06 PM

Just goes to show the quality of the human spirit Karson. I am sure Anamaria & Johnathon’s willingness to finish Mark’s project will give them much closure.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 01-07-2008 03:08 AM

Thats great of you Karson to keep in contact with Anamaria and her son and offer assistance. You’re quite a guy. I’m sure they are taking it in the vein in which it is offered, I know she feels the love and support she has from the site, we are offering her and she knows any help is available and a phone call away. mike , I hope that made sense. anyway thanks buddy

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#11 posted 01-07-2008 03:15 AM

I just want to help support the family any way that I can. And I’m dragging all of the LumberJocks along. Well maybe not dragging but I’m asking for any support that she needs by anyone that can provide it.

I’m sure that it’s no more than Mark would be doing for any of us.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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Thos. Angle

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#12 posted 01-07-2008 04:29 AM

We’re with you, Karson. Call the ball and tell us what you need.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#13 posted 01-07-2008 06:13 AM

Karson I would be honored to help in anyway that Mark’s wife and son want. I hope that you gave her my phone number. I hope to be going to visit my son in the next month or so, I think that I will try to call her and see what, if any, help they need. Mark was a fine man and an outstanding member of this community – helping his family in any way that I can would be an honor.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#14 posted 01-18-2008 05:15 AM

Edited to remove the family name please see blog

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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