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    Shop Visitor - Martin Shupe!

    I was blessed by Martin Shupe's company for most of the morning today. He's in town to see relatives and managed to squeek out some time to come by "the shop." A super nice guy. He brought his new smoother plane and I put him to work with it too! (If he could have only stayed longer... ) Thanks for coming by Martin, I enjoyed the time!

    The first picture is me & Martin (on the right). (Apologize for the wife's "shaky" camera). The second is Martin giving his Ray Iles smoother a work out on some mahogany. That's a niiiiiice plane. He let me test drive it.
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    Man a guy comes to visit and you put him to work...I know where I wont be visiting if I ever get to Katy TX

    You know I was expecting a sketchup drawing of the work he did too

    Seriously, its always fun to get visitors, thanks for sharing the pics.

    Noah
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noah Alkinburgh
    Man a guy comes to visit and you put him to work...
    I knew I forgot something on Sunday when you stopped by!

    I'm hoping that Martin can visit here sometime in his regular travels...nice fellow and does great work from what I saw when I was in Dallas recently. I'd also love to see Todd's work up close and personal...he's a real pro.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Becker
    I knew I forgot something on Sunday when you stopped by!
    Yeah, seems to me that Tom put you to work. Moving tree trunks, and sharpening gouges

    Noah
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noah Alkinburgh
    Yeah, seems to me that Tom put you to work. Moving tree trunks, and sharpening gouges
    Seems like I got a good deal with Tom...a few minutes of re-shaping and sharpening in exchange for an exquisitely large hunk of box elder is a pretty good exchange, especially since I let the magic of hydraulics pick it up out of your van and put it in "storage"! But I did get to take your picture without a hat on you...hee hee Oh, yea, I now have more room in my shop...thanks for giving that planer a great new home!

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    Thanks Todd!

    Quote Originally Posted by Todd Burch
    I was blessed by Martin Shupe's company for most of the morning today. He's in town to see relatives and managed to squeek out some time to come by "the shop." A super nice guy. He brought his new smoother plane and I put him to work with it too! (If he could have only stayed longer... ) Thanks for coming by Martin, I enjoyed the time!
    Thank you, Todd. I enjoyed our time together as well. Thanks for helping me sharpen the plane, and showing me how to use it properly. Now I just need to go home and practice, practice, practice.

    I can verify that Todd does outstanding work; the highest quality in every respect. I have several more years of "apprenticeship" before I will come close to his level of craftsmanship.

    Todd also spent some time showing me sketchup. WOW! What an awesome program! In about 15 minutes, he drew up a shaker style table, with tapered legs and everything. It is another "tool" I will have to acquire someday, before I build the built-ins for my "dream" office.

    Todd was a most gracious host, and even sent me home with a nice piece of mahogany that I can turn into some shaker knobs. Thanks again for the visit and the wood. Don't forget you are always welcome at my place.
    Last edited by Ken Salisbury; 11-27-2003 at 6:53 AM.
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    Sounds like Todd has himself

    an apprentice Did he get all the frames done for you Todd?
    Sounds like you guys had a great visit - always fun to meet fellow creekers

    Noah - I didn't put Jim to too much work - just because I turned my good bowl gouge into a something resembling a hooked captured ring tool & he had to straighten it out

    Hey Jim I saw your old planer earlier tonight - not sure if a "good home" is quite accurate though At least my gouges didn't get sold on ebay though - right Noah.
    Last edited by Tom Sweeney; 11-26-2003 at 9:33 PM.
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