Living in Two Worlds #2: Life Change - Closing up shop in Az.

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Blog entry by shipwright posted 01-01-2019 05:17 PM 3312 reads 0 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just before Christmas I came down with my second attack of pancreatitis, that first having been only last March. I spent a week in hospital in Tucson and returned home to Canada immediately on my release. Unfortunately I won’t be able to continue coming down so we will be selling up in Green Valley. Please don’t worry about me, I’ll be fine. I’ve beaten worse than this before and I’m a tough old goat.
I have no qualms about a garage sale for most of my shop stuff but I would like to let my LJ friends know about one item before it goes that route. It is my beloved ShopSmith. If anyone wants it or knows someone who does it will be a very good deal.
It was a near new condition 510 until two years ago when I upgraded it to a virtual Mark 7 complete with the DVR PowerPro headstock and all the Mark 7 extras. This upgrade alone was over $3000. It will come with everything you see in this blog entry plus even more added accessories and really represents a full shop of quality stationary tools in a very small footprint. Having bought at good used prices I have about $5500 in it but will listen to any offer.

Thanks for looking in,


-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#1 posted 01-01-2019 05:24 PM

I’m really sorry to hear of your health problems Paul I hope you can have a speedy recovery, sorry you have to be restricted to one location. Sorry, I can’t help with the sale of your shop equipment.
Take care.


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Jim Rowe

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#2 posted 01-01-2019 05:32 PM

Good to hear that you’re on the road to recovery.
I hope your garage sale goes well. If you are left with any veneers I’ll be across

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#3 posted 01-01-2019 05:32 PM

Paul, I too am sad to hear of your health problems. Life sure does change as you get older. We all have adjustments. Hope the change is palatable and lets you continue doing what you love.


-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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#4 posted 01-01-2019 05:32 PM

Wishing you good health in the new year. Good luck with the move.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#5 posted 01-01-2019 06:02 PM

Put you on our family’s prayer list brother.
Here’s to a better 2019.

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#6 posted 01-01-2019 06:34 PM

Wishing you good health and other blessings in the New Year. Hope you get well quickly.

-- Ride the bevel!

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#7 posted 01-01-2019 07:07 PM

I’m sorry to hear about your recurrence and wish you the best on your road to recovery. I guess we shouldn’t have been so cavalier about having all winter to get together here in AZ. I was looking forward to meeting you and learning a few things from a real master.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#8 posted 01-01-2019 07:35 PM

I hope everything works out for your health.

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#9 posted 01-01-2019 07:40 PM

All our best wishes & prayers from NZ Paul for a positive outcome.
I will PM you


-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 01-01-2019 08:30 PM

Well I can’t think of anything to joke about in this situation, we all should take our health very serious and really
appreciate what ever good health we have. Come to think about it I was hoping to someday winter someplace on the Wet Coast? Maybe someday when dem B.C.ers stop spitting on my AB lic. plates:)

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#11 posted 01-01-2019 08:35 PM

Hi Paul,

I too am sorry to see you go from AZ… I thought it would have been nice to visit you sometime when you were here.

We’re praying for you and wish you the BEST!

Sounds like you have a nice deal ready for someone…

Take care & Happy New Year!


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#12 posted 01-01-2019 08:42 PM

Good morning Paul,
Life sure has a way of slapping us around sometimes. It is heartrending to sell tools which embody your soul and spirit. It is as if part of you trails away and is lost. You are such an amazing force and incredibly talented artist. I hope the setback only strengthens your resolve to create more masterpieces for us to droll over and yearn to have even a little bit of your talent.

Get be soon!!


-- cathyb, Hawaii

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#13 posted 01-01-2019 08:54 PM

I m really sorry to hear of your health problems Paul I hope you can have a speedy recovery, sorry you have to be restricted to one location. Sorry, I can t help with the sale of your shop equipment.
Take care.

- a1Jim

What Jim said Paul and I will be praying for you buddy.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#14 posted 01-01-2019 09:00 PM

Sorry to hear about your health Paul but I’m sure you will tough it out. Must be heart breaking to part with your great work shop and equipment. All the best from Australia for the New Year and the future. Will miss your beautiful works. Cheers Bob.

-- RIP Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#15 posted 01-01-2019 11:57 PM

Well that’s sad to hear! Take care of yourself, and heal up!

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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