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    the absertion finally made it to press!

    i see the january edition of woodcraft has the story of the lost lathes that fianlly arrived in wisconsin and minnesota last summer. andy has made the big time now probally got all his royalities going to direct deposit.
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    Wisconsin Dells, WI
    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    i see the january edition of woodcraft has the story of the lost lathes that fianlly arrived in wisconsin and minnesota last summer. andy has made the big time now probally got all his royalities going to direct deposit.
    Maybe with all that royalty money he could get a new Exploder.


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    Yes Larry, I saw the article in the new Woodcraft Mag, but I probably would not have read it if you had not made this post.

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    Is there an online version?
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    Minneapolis/Grand Marais Minnesota
    I saw the On line version a month ago. Andy posted it in the original Abysseration thread.
    Still brings tears to my eyes...... and bank account.

    Bryan Brown
    Brown Communications LLC
    (304) 546-5500
    Sawmill Creek Forum Buddies’ Good Deed
    Rewarded After Elaborate Trick
    PARKERSBURG, WV – Two woodworking friends, each tricked into
    believing they were helping raise funds to purchase a lathe for the other, both
    received lathes in an elaborate scheme cooked up by Sawmill Creek Forum
    member Andy Hoyt, with the blessing of forum owner Keith Outten.
    According to Hoyt, Frank Chaffee of Arena, Wis., and Tyler Howell of
    Minneapolis, Minn., received the lathes in July after learning they were the
    victims of a clever trick played on them by their Sawmill Creek woodworking
    forum buddies intent on getting them to learn woodturning. Woodcraft, contacted
    by Hoyt, donated the lathes.
    The idea for the trick germinated in the mind of Hoyt, a resident of Benton
    Falls, Maine. Hoyt and fellow Creekers raised funds secretly through private
    messaging last winter and provided a lathe to a fellow Creeker who was
    interested in turning but could not afford to purchase a lathe.
    Inspired by his success, Hoyt decided to try again, but this time he
    decided to use trickery to spice up the good deed. He was able to convince
    woodworking friends Chaffee and Howell that each was a part of a scheme to
    secretly raise funds to purchase a lathe for the other. Hoyt selected Chaffee and
    Howell because of their proximity to each other, lack of turning experience and
    their personalities.
    By mid-June Hoyt and his fellow conspirators had raised $1,100 and
    obtained the promise of two lathes from Woodcraft Supply in Parkersburg, West
    Virginia, where he collected the lathes and other tools in June. Hoyt then
    delivered the lathes and tools to a fellow Creeker in Knoxville, Tenn. and from
    there the “Pony Express” transported the goods from Creeker to Creeker on a
    path through Tennessee to Alabama to Ohio to Michigan to Indiana to Illinois and
    finally to Wisconsin and Minnesota.
    # more #
    Woodcraft News Release
    Page 2
    During this nearly month-long journey the Creekers kept the forum busy
    with lighthearted comments about the status of the delivery and finally the
    delivery itself on July 17. Both Chaffee and Howell, self-labeled “flatheads”
    because they work with flat stock, had previously teased their fellow Creekers
    who are turners.
    “I am very anxious to open up the box and get started,” Howell said in a
    post-delivery interview. He is currently remodeling his third house. Chaffee, who
    said he has saved thousands of dollars in his purchase of tools and machines for
    flatwork, thanks to Creekers’ advice, is also ready to learn to turn the vessels he
    said he has long admired.
    Instigator Hoyt observed, “I am charged up and reinvigorated by the spirit
    of brotherhood demonstrated by the event. People are good to one another when
    given the opportunity to shine brightly.”
    Sawmill Creek forum owner Keith Outten encourages everyone to get
    involved in some kind of project and promote it on the Creek. Outten’s Freedom
    Pen Project, launched in 2004, has so far provided more than 59,000 turned
    wooden pens for military personnel.
    Woodcraft Supply, LLC. annually distributes more than three million
    catalogs featuring over 8,000 items to all 50 states and 111 foreign countries.
    Woodcraft is the industry leader in providing a wide variety of top quality
    products, educational opportunities and one-on-one guidance to woodworkers at
    all skill levels. The company sells products through direct-mail catalogs, an online
    web site store (located at and at more than 80 retail
    stores located nationwide. For more information on Woodcraft, please contact
    the store nearest you, visit or call (800) 535-4482.
    Last edited by Tyler Howell; 12-07-2006 at 08:51 PM.
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