Woodworking For Therapy #15: AN AWESOME WOOD SHOP IS WAITING FOR ME!

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Blog entry by Steve Kreins posted 04-19-2014 11:20 PM 1828 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 14: I Guess Your Stuck With Me For A While Longer Part 15 of Woodworking For Therapy series Part 16: Modify Projects To Fit Your Limitations »

Disclaimer: If you are offended by my references to my Christian Faith, PLEASE DO NOT READ ANY OF MY POSTS. THANK YOU.

I have a brand new Work Shop being built for me. I’ll tell you about it in a minute, but first…....

I figured it was time for an update on my blog. I’ve been busy this week finishing a few projects before I go into the hospital Tuesday. I also prefabbed a few pieces for a box that I might feel like working on when I get home.

The Radiologist is going to do an Arterial Chemo Embolization. Sounds like fun, doesn’t it? From what they tell me they go up through an artery in my leg into my liver and put a massive dose of chemo into each tumor. The doctor tells me I’ll be pretty sick for a couple of weeks. Does anyone know how sick, pretty sick is?

I’ll be in the hospital a day or two. I can’t believe they said I couldn’t bring my router table! But they didn’t say anything about my table saw. ;)

My Grandson Josef says he will take good care of my tools while I’m in the hospital. I’m not sure what that means and it’s got me a little concerned. Tonight we are going to cut the pieces for a Bird Feeder and hopefully have it ready for him to assemble and paint while I’m gone.

Drawing plans up and planning future projects keeps me from thinking about buckets and toilets. The great thing about Woodworking For Therapy is, you don’t actually have to be hands on to get the benefits of it. Here’s what Josef and I have finished up this week so we didn’t have any lose ends.

A new fence to expand the patio area and keep the doggies in.

A cutting board for a friend.

A Cross for a little girls at church who wanted one bigger than her. It is!

Now about my New Super Workshop!

I hope you all have a blessed Easter! In preparation for His Resurrection, Jesus told His followers, “ In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:2

Can you imagine how awesome that wood shop is going to be?!

If I were you, I’d have a talk with the Lord and make sure your order is placed for yours before it’s too late.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

If you would like me to explain this to you I would be honored to do so. PM or e-mail me at [email protected]

If this offends you, just think how offended you’d be if I saw you walking towards a cliff and didn’t warn you. You may not believe in cliffs, but the fall will kill you just the same.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#1 posted 04-19-2014 11:45 PM

Well said, Steve.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#2 posted 04-20-2014 12:42 AM

Steve, I’m hoping it is a long time before you see your new workshop! We are all keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

That “targeted chemo” is supposed to be more effective and less side effects. I pray that’s the case in your situation.

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

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#3 posted 04-20-2014 12:49 AM

With prayers and congrats on the shop

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#4 posted 04-20-2014 01:01 AM

Jezzz…. It would be nice if there was a rule against proselytizing in the forum. Assuming that because I do not have the same beliefs you have I am “walking towards a cliff” is very arrogant and patronizing of you.

As for your Cancer, “God” has nothing to do with it. It is Nature, chemistry and the law of Entropy.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#5 posted 04-20-2014 01:18 AM

Steve, you are in all of our hearts, and thoughts. Wishing you much luck with upcoming chemo, God Bless.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#6 posted 04-20-2014 02:13 AM

Steve, as Chris said well said. I think sometimes I have problems when people speak negatively about my faith. I have to tell myself that I would not get mad if a blind person stepped on my foot so why should I get mad at those who are spiritually blind when they lash out at me. I still do sometimes but you are right someone has to tell them. Prayer for your procedure and hopes for a complete recovery.

-- Bob Kassmeyer, Nebraska

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#7 posted 04-20-2014 03:09 AM

Steve.. praying for you and your family as you go through this…

And I couldn’t agree more with the cliff analogy.

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#8 posted 04-20-2014 03:24 AM

Note: I’m not using this blog as a forum for my faith. It is, my faith, a part of who I am. I sent an apology to the offended party and blocked him so he wont have to suffer with my writings any longer. I understand this forum is about wood working, but as I have said as Therapy it helps me Physically, Emotionally and Spiritually. Failing to comment on the faith aspects of what wood working has done for me would be a lie by omission. I’ve added a “Disclaimer” to the heading.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#9 posted 04-20-2014 03:31 AM

I just want to wish you well in your fight. I endured 12 years of Catholic schools and learned that we are all human no matter whether you are religious, agnostic or atheist. Makes no difference to me what you believe….I have compassion for anyone who is suffering. You are in my thoughts…...Wes

-- "After a year of doing general farmwork, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible"-George Nakashima

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#10 posted 04-20-2014 04:10 AM

hope your treatment goes well.i’ll keep you in my prayers.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#11 posted 04-20-2014 08:15 AM

Wishing you a happy Easter and effective treatment while you are in the hospital Steve. Your new shop is a great thing to look forward to, so I hope you will keep your mind occupied with how you want to set it up and what projects you would like to do in it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 04-20-2014 01:28 PM

Good luck to you my friend. My family and I are thinking of you and your struggles to regain you health. I like your attitude and all religion aside, you are a good person. some of us may not believe but we know a good person when we hear one. Count your blessings every day

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#13 posted 04-21-2014 07:32 PM

Steve, you should not feel the obligation to apologize to anyone. Your post was about woodworking and your faith is an integral part of it. The Lord provided you a refuge from your pain via woodworking and you always inspire me with your words and attitude. I hope your your treatment is successful and tolerable. God Bless.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#14 posted 04-21-2014 07:42 PM

Todd, Very well said! Amen.

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

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#15 posted 04-22-2014 01:15 AM

Another amen to Todd’s post. I don’t see anyone complaining about the forums completely devoted to politics and/or atheism.

God bless you, Steve.

You too, Jorge.


-- if you can't find me, just follow the extension cord

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