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06-30-2018 04:31 PM

quick story- woke up one morning with collapsed lung went to hospital they insert chest tube …. next day pulled it out …. came home …. next day collapsed again back in hospital for surgery on lung …. now home in recovery mode …. I was participating in the summer mallet swap 2018 … doctor said no shop time for first month at least …. this would put me well past ship date for mallet …. my recipient Kenny was so very nice to me and my wife and explained to her he was not worried about a mallet but for me to get well … was his only concern WHAT A GREAT GROUP OF GUYS WE HAVE HERE :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 06-30-2018 04:34 PM

GR8 to have you back, Tony! Get yourself healed up and healthy again.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 06-30-2018 04:49 PM

Wow! I can’t imagine how it felt to wake up with a collapsed lung. That’s got to be very scary! So glad you are ok Tony. I like what Kenny said you come first the woodworking can wait. Get well soon buddy! I’m going to PM you about my hospital episode; don’t want to cut in on your post here.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 06-30-2018 04:59 PM

Having been through that scene 50+ years ago; they let you go home too soon. I was totally immobile for a week! Literally could not move 1/4 inch; I had been strapped down that hard. Still going 51+years later, so it works.
I did have to sort of idle for about 6 weeks too.

Where that damned tube has been will bother you sometimes for the rest of your life. When you are very tired you will feel it.

Good Luck on getting better.

So instead of breathing sawdust; do some plans etc. potential project lists and that sort of thing during the idle time.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 06-30-2018 05:23 PM

That’s the lamest excuse just to get more time on a swap, terrible!
Just kidding Tony. Focus on getting better and the rest will take care of itself. Take care of your health.

-- Rick M,

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#5 posted 06-30-2018 05:23 PM

I wish you the best.


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#6 posted 06-30-2018 07:32 PM

Listen to the doctors! Your health is more important than a mallet!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 06-30-2018 09:37 PM

G’Day Tony, Not good news that you get no shed time for a month but better that than the alternative… get well quickly, enjoy some warm summer sunshine during the rest & recovery time sir….

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

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#8 posted 06-30-2018 09:38 PM

Tony, were just glad your doing better. I think all of us would agree your health is more important then a mallet. Take it easy and keep recovering!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#9 posted 06-30-2018 10:20 PM

I would like to wish you all the best for a speedy recovery. Just take life easy for a while and make sure you recover well.

-- Don't tell me it can't be done.

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#10 posted 07-01-2018 12:49 AM

Shoptime can wait GR8... priority is to recover so you can continue shoptime…get well bud. Nothing worse than sawdust and shavings in the bed.
Recovering I believe, is preferable to admiring the craftsmanship of a coffin from the inside.

PS. Hey, it might be the SketchUp fairies prompting you to take a sabatical and brush up on your SU techniques while confined to the bed/house… at least your fingers and brain still work (unless the missus typed this blog 4u).

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 07-01-2018 02:10 AM

There are many more great folks here than is talked about. A great Community for sure.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 07-01-2018 02:31 AM

Tony, happy you’re doing well and able to post again here on LJs. Man, we really missed your calm, rational input in the swamp, um, I mean swap thread ;p Feel better buddy!

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#13 posted 07-01-2018 04:04 AM

Good luck and quick recovery. Hang in there.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#14 posted 07-01-2018 08:15 AM

Tiger Tony,
I hope you recover well!

I also want to see the Mallet too!
and bandit571 take particular note!

-- Regards Rob

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#15 posted 07-01-2018 09:04 PM


I want to thank you again for making my entry into the swap world so easy by sending my an incredible box project which included a beautiful box, a box clamp and extras. You set the bar high and showed me how to do a swap the right way! Hope you are feeling better soon and look forward to what you send to Kenny once you are back on your feet again…


-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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