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    Just like to say Happy Father's Day out there in woodworking land to all fathers.

    I mentioned this on another forum but thought it bears repeating because this is one day we gather our thoughts and think back on the impact our fathers had on our lives. I feel it was my father who in some small way introduced me to woodworking tools and the woodworking world. Even though it was to just help him remodel our home and build kitchen cabinets when I was a wee lad. I did not know it at that time but I was laying the foundation for a passion that would overcome me many years later. I guess I retained some knowledge and at least was not afraid of the tools. I grew up wanting to make things work and to be able to work with my hands and be able to stand back and say I made that. I am still fortunate to have my father around to be able to see some of my work. For this I am thankful.

    I guess in some small way I too am trying to pass on some of my knowledge to others in this forum and others I visit. As we all share ideas and our knowledge we are all learning no matter how much you know. With forums like this it is an easy task. I know I will continue to join you all in that quest for the "Perfect Project"
    John T.

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    Thank you for the sentiments, and Happy Father's Day to all the father's out there. Here is something I came across and would like to share about that 'man' the father:

    The Patriarch

    More noble than the valiant deeds of shining knights of yore,
    More powerful than earthly plights that make the rich man poor,
    More kingly than a royal throne or a lion with his pride,
    Is he whose babes sleep well at night sure Daddy will provide.
    There is a spirit in this land and Jezebel’s her name.
    She’s calling you to leave your home for power, fun, and fame.
    She wants your wife, your children too — she’ll never compromise,
    Until your house is torn in two by listening to her lies.
    But though a hundred thousand million men may fall prey to her lures,
    And wives en masse leave home in search of “more fulfilling” chores,
    Though preachers praise, and friends embrace, her pagan plan of death,
    Stand strong and quit you like a man with every blessed breath.
    Stand strong and rise, O man of God, to meet this noble call,
    The battle is not new you see, it’s been here since the Fall.
    Your wife is your helpmeet, my friend, and not another man’s,
    So care for her and keep her far from Mistress Jezi’s plans.
    Protect, provide, and give to her your undivided life,
    This is the dear one of your youth, your precious bride, your wife.
    And rally to those tiny ones who trust you for their care —
    A lifetime spent discipling them’s a lifetime pure and rare.
    For when they put their hand in yours and know a Daddy’s love,
    You’re showing them a picture of the Father from above.
    Look not toward worldly goal or gain, or for your liberty,
    Look only into their sweet eyes to find your ministry.
    Devote your heart and sacrifice and make your manly mark —
    There is none so great as he who finds his call as patriarch.
    —Douglas W. Phillips

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