A visit from Dave AKA doubleDD

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Blog entry by woodshaver Tony C posted 02-05-2017 02:05 PM 1563 reads 0 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a great visit with my Buddy doubleDD

I got a PM message from Dave AKA (doubleDD) close to the end of 2016. He talked about a vacation he was planning to St Augustine Florida. Dave asked how far it was to my place and if not to far maybe we could get together and meet up for some shop talk. On Monday Dave called me and said he was on his way. We talked shop for almost 4 hours and boy did that time fly by! I think we could have spent the entire day and then some talking shop. It was a fantastic visit and so nice for me because there is absolutely no one around my neighborhood that does woodworking.

In my shop I handed Dave a one of my Pizza peels as a gift and Dave had one for me but said he left at the condo on the counter and he would mail it to me. No worries I said but now I’m thinking like a little kid wondering what the heck it could be. So after a time Dave had to call it a day and head back to the condo and as he pulled away from our house I immediately thought “Oh Crap” we didn’t take any photos or selfies together! So after a few Lumberjock PM’s to each other we talked about how we both forgot about taking photos laughing at each other and how forgetful we are. So a few days go by and I got to thinking; maybe we could have a 2nd meeting. So I called Dave and we set up a 2nd meeting. We met half way at a Mickie D’s and this time we rectified our forgetfulness. This time Dave had my gift with him…. a beautiful hand crafted Chisel Plane (so nice it’s going to be hard to use) and that started us talking more Shop Talk that lasted quite some time in the Mc’parking lot. My wife Carol was with me and she took photos of us holding our gift to each other. I felt like I knew Dave all my life with all that we had in common and how pleasant our meeting was. I’ll add a few photos here and I hope Dave chimes in and adds a few of the photos my wife took with his camera.
Thanks for a fantastic visit Dave!



Parting Ways!

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

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#1 posted 02-05-2017 02:35 PM

Glad you guys had a great visit Dave was a long way from home,He’s from Downers Grove Ill. my childhood hometown.

I’ve had some Lj folks visit me and unfortunately, one of them a well know lj visitor turned out the complete opposite of his online persona even going to the extent of him hitting on my wife, this person I’d chatted with for years before his visit his so-called Christian thoughts were just an act,we were supposed to make things in the shop but he wouldn’t even set foot in my shop, I hope no one else has such a disappointing visit from any Lj members.


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#2 posted 02-05-2017 02:59 PM

Thanks Jim, I can only say our visit was gratifying.
But wow! I’m really taken back to hear about your bad experience. Is this guy still on this site? I’ll take this as a wake up call. But now I’m wondering who the heck could this LJ member could be….. PM maybe?

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

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#3 posted 02-05-2017 03:02 PM

Now that is what I like to see !
That will be a visit both of you will remember and is an inspiration for us all to make an effort to do the same .
The gifts look great in the pictures and that GIF program is just perfect to add a little life to this Tony .
I had a good visit with John Schutz a few years ago and Dave was on my list but never happen because of
unforeseen circumstances which is too bad .
I would love to travel and just visit with LJ’s all over the place what a great time that would be !

Thanks to both of you by letting us be part of your joy .


-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 02-05-2017 03:02 PM

I’ve visited with Dave some through Pms I’m sure he’s a great guy.
As far as who the visitor was yes PM is best Tony

There are lots of Lj members I’d like to visit , with.Klaus would certainly be on the list Maby some of his great creativeness and ingenuity would rub off on me.


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#5 posted 02-05-2017 03:18 PM

Will do Jim, thank you!
We need checks and balances! I’ll get back with you soon!

Thanks Klaus, Dave did tell me about how you both were to meet up but things just didn’t work out. Oh so close but yet so far away! Maybe someday it will happen. This was my first encounter with a fellow Lumberjocker. And yes this will be something to remember for a long long time.
I’m really glad that I found that little GIF program before I made this BLOG. It sure dose help tell the story. Dave headed back home on Saturday and I told him I would wait before I posted my BLOG. I’ll be looking for his comments today!

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

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#6 posted 02-05-2017 03:25 PM

Thats so cool to see! I’m jealous of all that sunshine… its about 16 degrees and cloudy/overcast here in Pittsburgh. I’m also jealous you guys got to hang out… Good Stuff, gentlemen!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#7 posted 02-05-2017 03:37 PM

Tony, Great story. I get the CRS problem. I have a bad case of it. I carry around a small pad and keep a pencil behind my ear so I can make note or I forget what I was going to do. I’ve had a few LJ buddy visits. We’re not so far apart that we could make a day of it sometime.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#8 posted 02-05-2017 04:34 PM

Well I must take Tooch’s comment about being Jealous and say how jealous I am hearing about LJ buddies living near you Dr Ken. I cherish the time Dave and I had together. My shop is nothing special but just talking about woodworking is a great thing to do.

Talk about CRS! I don’t know how many times I walk into a room then turn right around and go back to where I started hoping to remember what I was looking for! And if someone interrupts me on the way there for any reason… I totally loose it for a spell. Getting old is so much extra work! LOL!

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

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#9 posted 02-05-2017 06:25 PM

What a COOL meeting!

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

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#10 posted 02-05-2017 06:40 PM

Thank you Joe! I’m still waiting for Waldo to chime in! LOL!!!

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

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#11 posted 02-05-2017 08:53 PM

Always a great time when two LJ brothers can get together and talk shop.
Really great post Tony.

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#12 posted 02-05-2017 08:59 PM


Tony has it exactly right. Things worked out perfectly. Except for some senior moments we had, we accomplished the pictures and I remembered to bring the gift this time. It’s amazing how meeting up with Tony was like we were neighbors for years. I would invite him to move here to Downers Grove where there is a home for sale so we could be neighbors and share our ideas, but I think his blood is too thin now from living in that warm climate.LOL.
Oh, and me chopping the tree with his pizza peel was just a test for durability. OR was this a way to show off his new video capabilities. (at my expense) haha

I also like to add his wife Carol was great to meet and their hospitality was excellent. We talked for awhile and then had our shop time. Like a typical day in the shop.

I’ll be back, I have a few errands to do. Starting with a dead car battery.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 02-06-2017 01:17 AM

Tony and Dave, what a great story and meeting, something you two will remember for a few minutes LOL.
I don’t know what CRS means but in Aussie we call it CRAFT, (can’t remember a f** thing).
I wish I’d been able to meet Rockbuster, as I would with any of you LJ’s, so if you ever come to Australia, Kalbarri is a Beautiful place. You would be very welcome.

Cheers Guys,

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#14 posted 02-06-2017 05:59 AM

Dave, Tony,

Great story! Bob Anderton stopped by my place in No where MN ( Saint James) while I was working on my tlawn tractor/wood shed. He was working for 3M in the area and stopped by in late spring. I was thinking about contacting him as he has some technical information I could use in making up my mind about changing my dust collection system.

He too was an exemplary guy and fellow LJ.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#15 posted 02-06-2017 12:24 PM

Thanks Eric,
That new found gif program is a nice tool for building a more interesting page.

Thanks Bob,
I think about Don (Rockbuster) all the time. He was the one that got many of us making those great candy dispensers. Oh how I would love to visit you on the other side of the planet. But for now I’m glad to see you here on LJ’s.

Thanks Thomas,
I better get to making more gifts for potential visits LOL! I hope you can meet up with Bob someday. He sounds like the right guy for the job. Keeping dust out of your lungs is very important.

Thanks Dave,
I just had to capitalize on those two back to back slightly different photos of you swinging that pizza peel. I must have snapped two quick “Golden” shots of you making that move. I was surprised to see those to photos and when I put them in my gif program I thought …Oh Wow!.... PERFECT this will put a smile on Dave face! LOL!
I was thinking about what you said about moving up there but by the time my blood got thicker I would end up a Popsicle! haha! You could move here and end your dead COLD battery problems LOL!
It was a surprise to me that we were exactly the same height most people are taller than me. You managed to stand taller in every photo. You better come back for a new photo shoot. We need to level the playing field! LOL!
Carol said she’s ready to help!
It’s amazing how much fun it is being a woodworking buddy!

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

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