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Blog entry by Jim Earl posted 12-28-2013 07:49 PM 1519 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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WELL if it hadn’t been for my burnings a lot of my family would not of gotten any Christmas from me. It made me feel good to give them and they all Loved what they got. Some of them asked if I was for sure I wanted to give certain ones to them. well it would of made a little money, but what the hey, I can always burn another one of that type. I missed two of them, but that will be made real easy corrected. so This Christmas came off was a real good holiday. I always wanted it to be the more I can give the better, OK sometimes I wish for a little more of receiving but it pans out to my good. For the last three weeks I haven’t been able to get out to my shop. If it gets below 30 than I can’t get lout there. and I have COME DOWN WITH THIS BUG THAT IT GOING AROUND TWICE, SO WHEN IT WARMS UP A LITTLE I’ll BE ABLE TO GO OUT AND GET BACK TO WORK. sorry about the capitol letters my fingers are bigger than the keys and I tend to hit the cap button to often.

-- Jim Earl

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Patti Zongker

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#1 posted 12-28-2013 08:13 PM

Handmade gifts are always the greatest… :) I hope you feel better soon

-- Follow your passion, and success will follow you.

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#2 posted 12-28-2013 08:53 PM

Get well soon Budd.
Shop made presents are always better then store bought.

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Jim Earl

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#3 posted 12-28-2013 09:09 PM

I give a lot of my best pieces away but it was all worth it. here is a few of the ones I give away

-- Jim Earl

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#4 posted 12-29-2013 12:13 AM

Those are very good burnings! I used to do that kind of woodworking because my dad wouldn’t let me use any power tools as I was too young. I still have my equipment and I should use it to embellish my projects.

Get rid of your bug and don’t feel alone as I am still taking antibiotics to chase the ones I have in a much warmer climate. I lived in Menomonie while going to school, know your cold, and do not miss temperatures less than 40°F.

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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#5 posted 12-29-2013 12:42 AM

Hand crafted are the best. Hope ya feel better Jim

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#6 posted 12-29-2013 01:16 PM

It feels so good to give to other people something that was created by your hands. I hope you feel better soon, I have been sick with the flu since last Tuesday, but plan on getting back to the shop today.

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

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#7 posted 12-29-2013 03:46 PM

Jim if it wasn’t for my burnings, my kids would have gotten about 1 present a piece. I was lucky enough to sell a few and make enough money to get them most of what they wanted. Keep up the good work buddy and happy holidays toyou and yours.

-- Jason - Happiness is Homemade!!

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#8 posted 12-29-2013 05:24 PM

Nice work, Jim. I’m glad that your Christmas turned out well in spite of some shortcomings.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#9 posted 12-29-2013 05:54 PM

well for the past week, I have been suffering from what I thought was the Bug that was going on. then last night I had my wife to t5ake me into the ER room with chest, stomach pain, and sufferer pack pain. Well it turned out to be some stomach mishaps. Feeling better today only need the the temperature to raise so I can get into my shop.

-- Jim Earl

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#10 posted 01-25-2015 05:46 PM

wow amazing work Jim keep it up. I beleieve that our personalities are in our work, don’t you agree??

-- sidekick

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