The Shop #1: I think I'm back.

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Blog entry by Thos. Angle posted 10-28-2012 01:18 AM 2674 reads 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It’s hard to believe that when I first signed up on this website there were 1200 and some odd of us. I think back then a project would stay on the list for most of a week. While I haven’t been on here much in the last four years I think I am returning to a degree. Carleen and I got a divorce this summer. We split in April and are still friends. I think NOT being married to Carleen is a lot like being married to Carleen. LOL I bought one half of the house in Jordan Valley from her. She took the furniture I built and I got the shop, tools, etc. Onward and upward. I just finished a new bench and a new kitchen table. (I’ll post them when I get a chance). Built the table mostly with hand tools. No machinery in the shop!!! Works just fine. Although I would suggest that all of you buy stock in Johnson and Johnson. My band-aid bill went through the roof. Those chisels and saws were still sharp after four years in the box. Sawing tenons with a tenon saw and chiseling mortises with mortise chisels builds character. Yeah, it felt good to work wood again. Went into Boise when I got back from Wyoming and put out a new CD called “Tom Angle Live!!”. It’s a live show that I will use for promotion. I’m on my way on Wednesday to the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Heber City, Utah. Then the 14th to the 18th of November will be the Western Music Ass’n showcases and award show in Albuquerque. I’m playing a showcase and hosting a stage. I had a great summer; I worked 6 days a week on the ranch and played some kind of show 5 nights a week. I was glad to see fall come around. I’m glad to be back among friends both old and new. Here’s a photo of the last show around the campfire I did in Jackson.
Can anyone tell me about Jock Mike?? I saw the in memoriem. He was a good friend.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#1 posted 10-28-2012 01:36 AM

Welcome back! I’m new here but credit my ex with, if nothing else, she drove me to the basement where I took out my frustrations with saws and hammers. She gave me a gift I will cherish forever…

-- How it happened that Mastro Cherry, carpenter, found a piece of wood that wept and laughed like a child.

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#2 posted 10-28-2012 01:39 AM

Thomas good to hear from you.sorry about your marriage .Have a good time at the gathering.
Yes we got notice Jock Mike had passed away.


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#3 posted 10-28-2012 02:09 AM

Thomas, Sorry to hear about the divorce but glad you’re back. Didn’t realize you are a cowboy poet as well as a real cowboy! Baxter Black is an old friend and fellow veterinarian from way back. Tell him Greetings from his Oklahoma friends ( Andy and Dave) if you run into him. He made me laugh when I thought I’d never laugh again and I’ll always be grateful. Best of luck to you.

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

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#4 posted 10-28-2012 02:31 AM

Thomas: great that you will be able to spend some time with us.

Sorry about the marriage but glad that you are still good friends.

-- 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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#5 posted 10-28-2012 09:06 AM

Yes, it’s good to see you back Thomas. Sorry about your break up, but it’s good to know that you can still be friends; not always the case as I know!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 10-28-2012 11:00 AM

Hi Thomas;

Welcome back…things sure are different here, since the “old days”.

Since everyone else said they are sorry to hear about your divorce from Carleen, I’ll go a different way and say I’m sorry to hear being divorced from Carleen, is a lot like being married to Carleen. LOL

Look forward to seeing your posts.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 10-28-2012 12:00 PM

Welcome back Thomas, I am glad to hear that….but its hard to believe you divoced Carleen. You both are still my friends. God knows what is the best for both of you anyway.
Best of luck and looking forward to seeing you posts again and again….!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 10-28-2012 12:36 PM

Thomas, welcome back! I’m really glad to see someone I remember from when I signed up here coming back. I’ll echo what the others said above; sorry to hear that your marriage came to an end, but it sounds like it’s working out for the best for you. You always struck me as someone that lives life on your own terms. I look forward to seeing more from you on here again.

-- Robb

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#9 posted 10-28-2012 02:20 PM

-Thomas, Good to hear from you! Sorry about your marriage(been there done that). I haven’t been on here much lately either, but looks I’ll be having more time to do so also, more on that later.

have fun in the shop!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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Thos. Angle

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#10 posted 10-28-2012 02:28 PM

Dang, it’s good to hear from all of you. I guess i must have missed you guys.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#11 posted 10-28-2012 03:21 PM

Welcome back and glad your getting back on the shop.. I just placed an order for J & J stock. let me know when I need to sell. :>)

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#12 posted 10-28-2012 03:50 PM

As I live and breath. Welcome back old friend. Stay well and keep away from the need for band-aids. We will be looking for you around here.

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

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#13 posted 10-28-2012 07:42 PM

Welcome home!
I, too, am sorry to hear about your marriage. Glad to hear that it is just a “change in relationship” rather than an end.

Here is a link to one of the announcements about JockMike2 A great loss :(

So is your CD available online?
How exciting to see the many artistic avenues your life is taking.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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Thos. Angle

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#14 posted 10-28-2012 10:28 PM

Doug and Debbie, good to hear from you. The CD, “Tough Times” which I released in April is available on CDBaby on the internet. The new one is like a live show and it is a promo. If you want one, send me $3.50 to cover mail and envelope and I will be glad to send you one. However, you have to try to get me a show in your area and we can get together. LOL Good to hear from all of you.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#15 posted 10-28-2012 11:02 PM

Sorry to hear about your divorce Tom. Welcome back to LJ’s. Here’s to looking onward and upward.

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

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