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    Had a Family Visiter.......

    I had a Family Woodworking visitor today and a fellow Canuck to boot

    Peter Rideout from Nova Scotia came by, he is here on business.

    A while back, he was in town, but our schedules just would not match up, this time they did (I was not going anywhere )

    Peter gave me a great excuse to get down to the Dungeon I cleaned up a bit and showed off my workshop.

    Peter and his wife are restoring an 1840's farm house and buildings, so we had a LOT to chat about.

    I know you are a busy guy Peter, but I'd sure like to see some pictures of your house and your workshop, when you have time.

    And just to keep the picture police happy........

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    I'm the good looking guy with the Crutch

    Peter, next time you are in town, maybe we can get out to a Joyful Honda or something.

    Thanks for the visit.

    Cheers!
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    Very cool. It's good you had a visitor to break up your day and give you something to do other than sitting on the couch eating bon-bons and watching soap operas.

    Peter's a lucky guy...one of the few here to get a Dungeon tour.
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    Way Cool, but who's that "Skinny" guy in the gold T shirt. If that's Still You, Stu, then maybe you just haven't been Eatin' enough to keep them Ankle Bones Fed & Healthy.

    Glad you guys had a nice visit and you got to break the Monotony for a little while at least. That Healing and Recuperation time is always the Pitts.

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    No Bon-bons or Soap Operas here

    I've actually lost near 10 pounds (4.5 Kg) sitting all day, and my wife make sure there is no junk food, snacks around the house, only good stuff to eat, and my kids, the little darlings, are with the program too

    Should write a book........

    "The Broken Leg Diet"

    I bet it would sell millions

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    Hi Stuart
    I really enjoyed our visit as well, and getting there was a snap with your excellent directions (in a town without street names, in which I am functionally illiterate).
    I'm glad it finally worked out.
    It was great to see the dungeon, truly a study in effecient use of space from which we can all take a lesson. Thanks for the gift too, and the little sharpening lesson thereon. I will keep it in a place of honour and use it with a thought to the Japanese craftsmen whose hands it lived in before.

    I'll post some "as is" pics of the shop and house projects when I get home. It'll be a good incentive to keep those jobs moving along!

    Thanks again. See you next time.
    Peter

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    Great timing for a visit as you were at least somewhat slowed down to where he could catch you at home. Thanks for the post.
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    Very cool Peter and Stu. Glad you got to see the dungeon and Stu, same for you! Hope you can get back in there soon to make some dust or curlies.
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    Hey, pretty cool! One question... crutches on that ladder... how did that work?
    -Ned

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ned Bulken View Post
    Hey, pretty cool! One question... crutches on that ladder... how did that work?
    Me thinks he used the hoist!
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    Hey Peter, I'll look forward to the pics of your shop and house

    I used the ladder, I'd not wish to damage my hoist, it costs money

    Getting down was easy, just sit down, and use my good leg and my large bottom to get down, getting up was a bit more work, I finally worked it out, use my good leg, and my knee on my bad leg, worked fine.

    Who knows, I might actually get down to the Dungeon a couple more times

    Cheers!
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