50 year sign and story

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Its been awhile but not 50 years since I posted a project, spring and summer was spent mostely out door, gardening and motorbiking on trails and roads in the mountains. Some places very challenging. Fall was busy getting ready for winter, its here now and will be spending more time in the shop \my wife of 50 years needs a hip replacement, so |||I am doing the meals and housework as well. Spending more time with her in the evening when I could be posting. but i will get this ball rolling tonight. My laptop quit, with all my pictures, new laptop now, another learning curve, The hard drive was OK so I worked all last evening finding and transferring these pictures with help.

50 year anniversary drive by event.

Our children ordered the metal part of the sign for a gift, then DAD had to make a frame for it, as you can see it is a simply constructed frame, but took me longer than I planned on. Since it would be outside I thought the frame should be cedar. I found a old old 2 by 6 in the attic of the shop. Been there for 45 years. covered in dust. It would clean up if I ran it through the planner. blades where dull but thickness sander would spruce it after, when it got to the end it made the planner made a quick roar. I thought oh there is a knot there, there was, | Flipped it over and cleaned up the other side. Same noise.
Yes there was a knot, well more than a knot….

Looks like to me a very hard knot

The other side of the knot was equally hard.

I had put off sharpening the blade for along time, fortunate. Moral of the story is don’t sharpen your planner blades till you really have to. I sure am glad i didn’t wreck newly sharpened blades.

That was just one area of the blade. I had another set of blades so I chose to sharpen them

Then the tedious job of installing the 20 inch blades. I can see why I hadn’t done it earlier. While I had the grinder set up I decided to go ahead and sharpen the damaged ones, back and forth, back and forth. Eventually they came out good as new

After that experience, I think it is time to do some wood lathing and then go for a bike ride. It grows on you.

Other than that I have been experimenting with multi axis turning, will post a picture or so next time. Looking forward to working in the shop more this winter.

Thanks for looking and comments appreciated

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 12-01-2020 03:41 AM

Brian I know with covid they closed the barber shops, but I think they are open now…. Just saying :)

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#2 posted 12-01-2020 03:52 AM

Congratulations on the 50 years Brian, that’s awesome!!!! Looks like you are having fun too. The sign looks real good.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 12-01-2020 07:26 AM

Congratulations on your 50 years of wedded bliss Brian.
Your a good man looks after your beloved.
I hope your beloved gets her hip replacement quickly with a full and speedy recovery.
On the 1960’s hair do; move over Alice Cooper and lock up your daughters, Brian’s on the ride, though not a big easy rider

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#4 posted 12-01-2020 07:37 AM

You’re a nut, Brian.

Happy anniversary. You must have something on her, huh?

-- Mark

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#5 posted 12-01-2020 07:54 AM

Good work, good path! Congrats!!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 12-01-2020 10:39 AM

Well done, keep on getting busy for the next 50 years,,,and come back with some nice projects like this one,

-- andrek

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#7 posted 12-01-2020 12:05 PM

well, I’ve been wondering so now we know. I miss your innovative built from scratch projects, glad your healthy and the best to your wife.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 12-01-2020 04:02 PM

Congratulations on sticking together for 50 years. Not many of the younger generations will ever see 50 years together like us old folks that married early and started families early.

You do look good as a blond … just saying.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#9 posted 12-01-2020 07:52 PM

That’s a nice sign and a thoughtful gift from your children.

It’s also pretty cool having the frontman from Twisted Sister hanging out on this website.

-- Ron Stewart

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#10 posted 12-01-2020 10:48 PM

Congratulations Brian. Kindest regards to your wife. Time sure goes by.
My wife and I will be celebrating our 50th next April. I met Marjorie during my stint as District Agriculturist in Smithers.
Good health and happiness to both of you.

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#11 posted 12-12-2020 12:37 AM

Congratulations. Brian. I like the blonde wig!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 12-14-2020 01:29 AM

Great story Brian & great hairdo.

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

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