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The Essential Craftsman

02-03-2018 12:40 AM by IantheTinker | 7 comments »

Hey folks, I just wanted to point out a YouTube channel called Essential Craftsman. It is run by a man named Scott and his son, Nate. Scott values craftsmanship of any kind very highly. He has been a logger and has been a contractor for many years. I have found him to be a wealth of both knowledge and encouragement. He is currently building a spec house and is filming every step of the process. I think many of you might enjoy his channel. P.S. He is also a really good blacksmith with lots ...

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Woodworking For Therapy #1: Live or Waste Away, I choose to Live

12-10-2013 03:39 PM by Steve Kreins | 22 comments »

I have decided to chronicle my woodworking journey as part of my therapy and boy do I need it! I am 65 years old, a husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and a disabled Vietnam Veteran. Oh yea, I’m also a Pastor of a Christian Church here in Waco, Texas. You’d think I had plenty to keep me active. So why would I want to add “Woodworker” to my titles? It’s simple, I have Liver Cancer and PTSD from Vietnam. Agent Orange isn’t so good for the liver. I ...

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Woodworking For Therapy #13: Cold Weather Has Some Challenges When Your Sick

03-05-2014 12:19 PM by Steve Kreins | 5 comments »

Cold weather certainly doesn’t help when most of your cutting, sanding and routing has to be done under the patio cover. I know that most of my Buddies on LJs are in worse weather regions than I am, but still, brrrrrrrrrrrrrr. Cold weather also complicates disabilities. The aches and pains are a little worse, some have to stay warm because of medicines or treatments and generally when you have a disability such as cancer, your immune system is compromised. SO PLEASE, BE CAREFUL, I P...

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Woodworking For Therapy #11: No Saw Dust This Week, But..........

01-31-2014 01:50 AM by Steve Kreins | 8 comments »

Physically this has been a rough week. My Oral Chemo Medicine (which I prefer to call my poison) has kicked my pew warmer pretty hard. Or as we say in Texas, it put a can of whoop butt on me. Actually more like a 55 gallon drum than a can, but…............. like the Apostle Paul said, “I’ve learned to be content in whatever state I find myself in.” Of course Paul had never been to California, but that’s another story. I may not have made any saw dust but woodw...

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