Wood Thoughts #5: Just When I Thought It Wouldn’t Happen to Me …

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Blog entry by Fr. Thomas Bailey, OSB posted 04-11-2014 04:23 AM 2865 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Lets make one thing clear: I was certainly not expecting to be writing this blog entry this week. I had a lovely little piece on some preliminary reports that showed the shavings (only garnered from boards planed with a #365 Stanley Jointer plane) from 3000 year old, spalted, birdseye, curly, Spanish, aromatic bubinga cured CANCER.
Last known picture of the wood before it was sold to the paper factory.
I had to hit the delete key, however when two things happened: 1) The world’s supply of the wood was used up in a single woodworking project, and, more importantly, 2) The MonkWerks YouTube channel hit 1000 subscribers!

In all seriousness – Poor, poor man, when you have to start a sentence that way, you’ve lost the ability to speak ‘in all seriousness’ – I want to thank everyone who has subscribed and watched my videos.
No really, I want to be serious for a moment.
I posted my first one 5 months and 1 week ago and it has been a lot of fun doing the projects and interacting online with a lot of interesting people. – Should we remind him that he said he would be putting out videos twice a month? – (I heard that! Filming AND doing the woodworking is a lot harder than I initially thought. Cut me a little slack.) Sorry about that, trying to keep the minions under control. There are several online woodworkers who have promoted my channel and I owe them a debt of gratitude. In particular is Steve Carmichael, Tom Iovino, John Heisz, Jay Bates, and David Picciuto; a big thank you to all of them. But I am also thankful to you, my subscribers, when you view, comment, and like the videos it is a nice reminder that someone appreciates my style of woodworking – ‘style,’ I suppose that’s one way to say it.

I made a short video, which is posted below. It contains some information about a 1000 subscriber, thank-you giveaway, so check it out to see how to be involved.


Click Here to See the Video: 1000 Subscribers and Giveaway Announcement!

-- Fr. Thomas,

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#1 posted 04-11-2014 03:57 PM

I have just three words for you: L O L

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#2 posted 04-11-2014 11:54 PM



Thank you

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

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