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Old 01-09-2019, 09:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Question Where is he...?

I haven't seen Bob Wemm on this forum for a very long time and I wonder if anyone has heard anything from Bob...???

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Old 01-10-2019, 12:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
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Nope, not me. . I have been wondering also.
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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You can search for him under "members list" at the top of the page and it will show his last visit. Nov 26th 2018
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Hi Guys,
I'm still here, still breathing and still playing with wood.
I have had a lot of back and leg issues which are still plaguing me to some extent.
I've also lost the sight in my right eye, good one of course, so that has restricted me very much. The biggest problem is I cannot judge distance, so that is pretty scary using the lathe.
Also been spending a lot of time at our Men's Shed, vice chair and secretary takes up a lot of time.
Apart from all that I'm good.
Thanks for the concern.

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Bob sorry for the setbacks you have encountered but seems like you are coping the best you can so please take care and do stop by and post something now and then. Always good to see the older members here hang around and chime in. Good luck as you move forward and be safe. Thanks for checking in.
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Bob I am sure the heat has not made it easier for you,please take care mate. Neat of you to check in to the forum. All the best.

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Hi Bob,

Sorry to have bothered you with my email but I could see that there were a few of us that have been wondering what you have been up to and is with most sadness that I hear you saying about your health particularly your eye site, I always wondered, after so many time getting my eyes operated on to remove stuff that got stuck in there while working, more recently as a few weeks back and when I was trying to cast 320 knife handles, something got into my left eye that regardless of what and how many drops I would put on it, whatever was stuck was very hurtful so, I saw myself working on these blanks for about 2 weeks with one eye closed, the bandsaw work was where I notice the most difficulties because and as you said, you lose the coordination of distance and alignment to the blade and that is most dangerous but I managed to come out without a scratch, apart from a scratched eye.

On another hand, your presence and work at the Men's shed can only be a good thing, new people to teach and guide through the steps of the art, sometimes is OK to stop "doing" and help others doing stuff, you are no spring chicken, I forgot how old you would be now but I would say late 70's correct...?

And about your wife and her glass work, is she still up to it...?

Anyway, did you end up doing last years show...?

Best of luck for both of you.

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Warm regards, Bob - thinking about you and your fearless creativity.

It's great that you are helping others despite your own challenges.

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Hi Bob,

Sorry to have bothered you with my email but I could see that there were a few of us that have been wondering what you have been up to and is with most sadness that I hear you saying about your health particularly your eye site, I always wondered, after so many time getting my eyes operated on to remove stuff that got stuck in there while working, more recently as a few weeks back and when I was trying to cast 320 knife handles, something got into my left eye that regardless of what and how many drops I would put on it, whatever was stuck was very hurtful so, I saw myself working on these blanks for about 2 weeks with one eye closed, the bandsaw work was where I notice the most difficulties because and as you said, you lose the coordination of distance and alignment to the blade and that is most dangerous but I managed to come out without a scratch, apart from a scratched eye.

On another hand, your presence and work at the Men's shed can only be a good thing, new people to teach and guide through the steps of the art, sometimes is OK to stop "doing" and help others doing stuff, you are no spring chicken, I forgot how old you would be now but I would say late 70's correct...?

And about your wife and her glass work, is she still up to it...?

Anyway, did you end up doing last years show...?

Best of luck for both of you.

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Hi George,
Yes, its been a while. I'm at the mid 70's and feeling every day of it. As no doubt you are also.
The Men's Shed sure is fun and I spend way too much time there.
Betty and I are still doing glass and Yes, we did do the Club Exhibition this year. Sold a lot of stuff as well.
Sounds like you need better eye protection. I've only got One so I have to be real careful.

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Great to hear that you are up and around, though a "Little the Worse for Wear" as we used to say.
I was sorry to hear about your Back and Leg problems, but it sounds that you are getting better with them.
The loss of your eye, and the difficulty with finding distance, is a real "Bummer".
if you were mainly turning between centers, then it isn't too dangerous by riding your tool on the bevel to find your starting position.
But unfortunately, your natural edge bowls are a different "Ball Game".
I am delighted to hear that you are enjoying your "Men's Shed" work, your experience will be invaluable to them.
Keep well my friend, and please let us know how things are going, you have a lot of friends who care.
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