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265087 John Gunterman <jgunterman@s...> 2018‑02‑10 Ahoy, again.
Greetings fellow knuckle draggers.

Been about 15 years, and what a long and very (very) strange trip it's been!

Camped out up here in Craftsbury, VT for the next 2-3 years at a very small
and remote College... with a beautiful woodshop.


Only packed the "essentials" on this trip... It was hard to decide what to
bring and what to leave behind, but I think I got the basics covered.

https://i.imgur.com/zleCWPx.jpg <-
- for those morbidly curious what made
the "first cut"


Time to make some shavings and work on getting my head and heart "right"
again.


--
Very Respectfully
John Gunterman
265088 Claudio DeLorenzi <claudio@d...> 2018‑02‑10 Re: Ahoy, again.
A nice selection of LN.  Nice set of tools you brought, but no glory photos
of your Uni wood shop?  You can’t just tease us all and tell us it’s
fantastic without at least one photo.
  BTW,   Sterling, hmmm, that  sounds familiar...One of my wife’s second
cousins went to Sterling College on a hockey scholarship I think  (and the
only way that particular kid was going to college was if he could play
sports).
Cheers
Claudio

On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 5:19 PM John Gunterman <
jgunterman@s...> wrote:
265090 Brent Parkin <brent@e...> 2018‑02‑10 Re: Ahoy, again.
Well welcome back John. It’s been a long long time!!

How come I didn’t see any spokeshaves in that photo?  lol 

Regards,

Brent Parkin
Regina, SK
Canada eh!

Sent from my iPhone
265091 "Stager, Scott P." <StagerS@m...> 2018‑02‑10 Re: Ahoy, again.
Celebration time is upon us.  Long lost beloved brother has retured.  Halleluiah
and jubilation :0)

Seriously - great to hear from you John.  Missed you.

—Scott

On Feb 10, 2018, at 4:09 PM, John Gunterman mailto:jgunterman@s...>> wrote:

Greetings fellow knuckle draggers.

Been about 15 years, and what a long and very (very) strange trip it's been!

Camped out up here in Craftsbury, VT for the next 2-3 years at a very small
and remote College... with a beautiful woodshop.


Only packed the "essentials" on this trip... It was hard to decide what to
bring and what to leave behind, but I think I got the basics covered.

https://i.imgur.com/zleCWPx.jpg <-
- for those morbidly curious what made
the "first cut"


Time to make some shavings and work on getting my head and heart "right"
again.


--
Very Respectfully
John Gunterman




-------------------------------------------------
Scott Stager
Columbia Missouri
265092 Phil Koontz <phil.koontz@g...> 2018‑02‑10 Re: Ahoy, again.
What Scott said--

Celebration time is upon us.  Long lost beloved brother has retured.
> Halleluiah and jubilation :0)


And double that.  Welcome back to the porch, Mr. Gunterman.

That's some nice looking rust you got there.

PK
265093 John Gunterman <jgunterman@s...> 2018‑02‑10 Re: Ahoy, again.
>
> >no glory photos of your Uni wood shop?  You can’t just tease us all and
> tell us it’s fantastic without at least one photo.
>


I'll take some happy snaps Tuesday when it's a bit less chaotic in there.
We are still moving from the old premise to the new, right across the
street. The tailed apprentices are in place but need checking and possible
adjusting after being moved (via a bucket-loader) and building new student
workbenches, and clamp racks, and, and, and.... Since I'm T.A.'ing the
class, and been hired as the "Woodshop Attendant", I'm going to be quite
busy for the next few weeks, and I really can't be more delighted!!!!


> One of my wife’s second cousins went to Sterling College on a hockey
scholarship I think

Don't think they ever had a hockey team, pretty small student body here
(100'ish)
I know they have a Nordic Ski Team, perhaps?
265094 Matthew Groves <grovesthegrey@g...> 2018‑02‑10 Re: Ahoy, again.
All the best and really fantastic to hear from you.

If any porch dwellers are too new to know what a “guntershave“ is, now you’ve
met the man behind it all.

Matthew Groves
Springfield, MO
265095 John Gunterman <jgunterman@s...> 2018‑02‑11 Re: Ahoy, again.
On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 6:03 PM, Brent Parkin 
wrote:

> Well welcome back John. It’s been a long long time!!
>

Way too long, my friend!


> How come I didn’t see any spokeshaves in that photo?
>

You know me too well, they are here, plus a few mini-shaves on my to-do
list.


https://i.imgur.com/rFaGGyd.jpg
265098 Kenneth Stagg <kenneth.stagg@g...> 2018‑02‑11 Re: Ahoy, again.
Wow!  The funny thing is I was thinking about you just the other day.  I'm
on some bicycle lists and someone mentioned studded tires and it reminded
me of a post by *a* John Gunterman on the old ICEBIKE list years ago
(though maybe since you last posted here.)  Not sure if it was you and I
didn't frequent the list as a rule but each time I see mention of studded
tires it somehow gets me thinking about spokeshaves :)

-Ken

On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 2:09 PM, John Gunterman <
jgunterman@s...> wrote:
265100 "Adam R. Maxwell" <amaxwell@m...> 2018‑02‑11 Re: Ahoy, again.
> On Feb 10, 2018, at 15:57 , Matthew Groves  wrote:
> 
> All the best and really fantastic to hear from you.

Nearly as good as finding out that Harrison Ford was a
member of this here list.

> If any porch dwellers are too new to know what a “guntershave“ is, now you’ve
met the man behind it all.

My introduction was only through the porch archives and one
of Rev. Ron's spokeshave kits, so this is nearly as good
as seeing some historical figure come back to life! This
is still my favorite shave:

http://www.hocktool
s.com/teachshave/TEACHSHAVE.HTM <http://www.hocktools.com/teachshave/TEACHSHAVE.HTM>

Adam
(who actually used a brace and Whitehouse auger today)
265101 scott grandstaff <scottg@s...> 2018‑02‑11 Re: Ahoy, again.
Welcome back old friend
  Really, welcome, you have been missed

I was keeping a good thought for you all this time, I know many were
    Here's to health and happiness now and the days to come!
       yours Scott


-- 
*******************************
    Scott Grandstaff
    Box 409 Happy Camp, Ca  96039
    scottg@s...
    http://www.snowcrest.n
et/kitty/sgrandstaff/
    http://www.snowcr
est.net/kitty/hpages/index.html
265103 James DUPRIE <j.duprie@c...> 2018‑02‑11 Re: Ahoy, again.
long time no see.....
glad to see you back on the porch....
-James DuPrie
265104 "Dennis Heyza" <michigaloot@c...> 2018‑02‑11 Re: Ahoy, again.
The illustrious Mr. Gunterman has reappeared! Welcome back, John - from one
old timer to another.

Dennis

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Subject: [OldTools] Ahoy, again.

Greetings fellow knuckle draggers.

Been about 15 years, and what a long and very (very) strange trip it's been!

Camped out up here in Craftsbury, VT for the next 2-3 years at a very small
and remote College... with a beautiful woodshop.
265105 William Ghio <bghio@m...> 2018‑02‑11 Re: Ahoy, again.
Hey John, that Guntershave is still one of my faves. Welcome back to the porch,

Bill
265106 "yorkshireman@y..." <yorkshireman@y...> 2018‑02‑11 Re: Ahoy, again.
And it was only last week that I was describing the Gunterman shave to some
fellow bodgers - and here the man is, popping up as though he’s just back from a
long weekend.

A long weekend indeed!  so good to hear from you again.  

I’ll make myself a coffee in my Gunterman mug, park it on its spot on the bench,
and make a shaving or two to celebrate you rreturn.


Welcome home.


Richard Wilson
the Yorkshireman Galoot now in the border country of Nurthumbria
265107 Wolfgang Jordan <wolfgang@h...> 2018‑02‑11 Re: Ahoy, again.
Welcome back, John. It's good to hear that you're still around.

Wolfgang
265108 Bruce Zenge <brucensherry@g...> 2018‑02‑12 Re: Ahoy, again.
John,
It is indeed to see you back.  Admittedly, it is also good to see some
names that show up when a long lost friend returns.  Hope you've lost
none of your wit and grace (?)...
My how fast 15 years goes, whether we're having fun or not.
Bruce Z.
Currently of Des Moines IA, but of Kearney, MO when you left.

On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 4:09 PM, John Gunterman
 wrote:
265110 Jim O'Brien <jimob@c...> 2018‑02‑12 Re: Ahoy, again.
Welcome home John.
265114 Thomas Conroy 2018‑02‑12 Re: Ahoy, again.
John Gunterman wrote: "....It was hard to decide what to
bring and what to leave behind, but I think I got the basics covered.

https://i.imgur.com/zleCWPx.jpg <-
- for those morbidly curious what made
the "first cut""


No chisels? No squares? No drawknives? Nay, which is more and most of all, no
spokeshaves? Are they entombed in the urns and sepulchers of mortality?
You left before I came here, but its a pleasure to meet you at last.
Tom Conroy
channeling Sir Ranulph Crew (and not, as I always think, Sir Thomas Browne. Its
an urn thing.)
265115 John Ruth <johnrruth@h...> 2018‑02‑12 Re: Ahoy, again.
John,


Welcome back to the Porch, my friend.  We saved your rocker.  You'll have to
remove some dust and cobwebs, though.


I was just thinking about you the other day when I heard that the Jorgensen
[pipe] Clamp Co went out of business.


Looking forward to hearing about your latest Old Tool adventure.


John Ruth
265119 Robert Brazile <r.brazile@g...> 2018‑02‑13 Re: Ahoy, again.
Welcome back, John. Still using the curly maple we bought through Pete
Taran all those years ago and you kindly carried back from Pennsylvania.
Came in handy for a desk I built for my wife a couple Christmases ago. Hope
you're doing well.

Robert Brazile

> On 10 Feb 2018, at 22:09, John Gunterman 
wrote:
>
> Greetings fellow knuckle draggers.
>
> Been about 15 years, and what a long and very (very) strange trip it's
been!
>
> Camped out up here in Craftsbury, VT for the next 2-3 years at a very
small
265120 Mike DeLong <mpdelong@g...> 2018‑02‑13 Re: Ahoy, again.
John,
Let me add a welcome back too.

In case you don't remember, you offered a place in your tent to this
wandering Texan at one of the last Crane's Auctions in New Hampshire before
Richard retired. It sure beat sleeping in the car.

Those were fun times,
Mike DeLong

On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 4:09 PM, John Gunterman <
jgunterman@s...> wrote:
265127 Micah Salb <msalb@l...> 2018‑02‑13 Re: Ahoy, again.
John:
I, too, am thrilled to see your return!  Welcome back.
Micah Salb
Washington, DC

On Sat, Feb 10, 2018 at 4:09 PM, John Gunterman < jgunterman@s...> wrote:

> Greetings fellow knuckle draggers.
>
> Been about 15 years, and what a long and very (very) strange trip it's
> been!
>
> Snip...
>
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