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Blog series by TampaTom updated 03-02-2009 11:58 PM 3 parts 5476 reads 9 comments total

Part 1: It's as plain as the nose on your face!

01-29-2009 11:22 PM by TampaTom | 5 comments »

I love watching football. During the NFL season, I’ll wrap up work in the shop early on a Sunday afternoon, call the kids in from the backyard, pop some popcorn, heat up some hot wings and the three of us will sit and watch a solid ten hours of games. The live drama. The hard hits. The raw emotion and energy. We cheer our fool heads off and eat all the foods we know we can’t have during the week. In football, as in all professional sports, you start to notice that there is a sort of unwrit...

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Part 2: Miracles we have seen…

02-23-2009 04:42 PM by TampaTom | 3 comments »

Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future. – Niels Bohr Ahh, who can forget the heady days of late 1999? The dire predictions of mass hysteria as computer systems crashed around the world. Cults foreseeing the end of civilization and the beginning of the ‘end times.’ Economists hedging their bets on an economic collapse the world hadn’t seen since the Great Depression. Imagine everyone’s relief when January 1, 2000 rolled around and the world didn’t go into...

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Part 3: My first woodworking experience

03-02-2009 11:58 PM by TampaTom | 1 comment »

It’s been said that you never forget your first time. If that’s the case, then I’m really scratching my head as to why I got into woodworking as a hobby. Let’s hit the rewind button on the way back machine. The year, 1982. There I was, a skinny kid growing up in Bloomingdale, New Jersey. I was in seventh grade at Walter T. Bergen Middle School. The big time. You see, in sixth grade, things were just like they were in elementary school – you stayed in your classroom most of the day...

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