Goodbye, farewell and amen... #1: The final chapter...

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Blog entry by degoose posted 03-25-2017 09:18 AM 10355 reads 0 times favorited 53 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Well, what do I say to all those of you who have supported, befriended, and inspired me…

All good things must come to an end…

After a long and wonderfully fulfilling journey, my time as a woodworker is at an end…
I am selling off all my woodworking tools and equipment… some of you knew already but many may have wondered about my absence…anyone in the local area please contact me regards the sale of tools and timber… come and get a real bargain…

The workshop will be cleared, cleaned, insulated, lined and air-conditioned… to become a studio and gallery to my 2 laser engravers… a different direction to my life..

So to all my friends, I will still drop by occasionally and check out your adventures with wood… But alas I will not be posting here…

I wish you all a successful life and a happy and healthy one…

I shall miss the noise and mess.. only a little…but miss it I shall…

A cleaner, quieter and less demanding life…thats for me..

Thank you one and all..

Larry aka DEGOOSE Maykin…

Proud member here for over 8 years…

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 03-25-2017 09:38 AM

‘hasta la vista, baby”

don’t be a stranger
at least not any stranger
than you have always been

the best in your new chapter in life

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 03-25-2017 10:21 AM

Goodbye LazyLarry, hello LaserLarry!

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#3 posted 03-25-2017 10:50 AM

Thanks for the inspirations Larry….Another Wollongong boy made good!

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 03-25-2017 10:50 AM

Wish you well sir. You have been an inspiration to many of us.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 03-25-2017 11:01 AM

Best wishes Larry.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#6 posted 03-25-2017 11:17 AM

Take care Larry.
It has been real nice knowing you my friend.

Keep in touch,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 03-25-2017 11:59 AM

Thanks for all the great advice.

Good luck with your new project.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#8 posted 03-25-2017 12:39 PM

Dang Larry, I’m gonna miss all your contributions and advice.
Thank you for the journey so far and I wish you all the very best in your new endeavour.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#9 posted 03-25-2017 01:13 PM

Sad to see you go but we al have to make this decisions in life as to what’s best for ourselves. You have always been an inspiration to me and a prime example of how a person can be successful in this crazy thing we called woodworking. You have grown in experience and product deployment over the years improving your manufacturing techniques amazingly well. Thanks for your contribution to Ljs so many Members including myself have learned from your advice so generously given. I hope peace, joy and contentment follow you always.
God bless you and yours, Larry


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#10 posted 03-25-2017 01:17 PM

Larry, I certainly have enjoyed interacting with you on Lumberjocks all of these years. I have also enjoyed your creative nature and woodworking skill and craftsmanship. I have also enjoyed to see your business grow over the years. You have all sorts of talents that contributes to the success of a woodworking business. I have no doubt that you will be just as successful with your laser engraving business. I realize you have had the lasers for a while but now it sounds like you will be able to devote your full talents to laser engraving. I wish you all of the success that you can achieve. God Bless! I hope that you will check back from time to time. I know that you will probably still engrave wooden projects occasionally. Why not post some of them here? No matter what I wish you all the success in the world.


helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#11 posted 03-25-2017 01:17 PM

Best of luck in your future endeavors. I don’t think I’ll make it to Queensland to buy any tools off of you.

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

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#12 posted 03-25-2017 01:50 PM

Best Of Luck Larry!!
Enjoy your quieter ife style.


-- Nick, Virginia,

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#13 posted 03-25-2017 02:12 PM

I hope you find the next chapter in your life as fun and fulfilling as the last one. Best of luck, my Friend!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#14 posted 03-25-2017 02:20 PM

GOOD LUCK TO YOU SIR :<)) I wish you the best you deserve …..take it easy lazy

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#15 posted 03-25-2017 02:43 PM

larry thanks for all the knowledge you shared with us all, good luck on your new venture , my friend ,if ever i get down your way will come see ya

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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