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Re: AKWeldshop

Postby rahtreelimbs » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:01 pm

How old was he?
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Re: AKWeldshop

Postby Bill Beauregard » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:03 pm

Young. I believe maybe 19 or 20.
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Re: AKWeldshop

Postby Coldman » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:03 pm

I think he was 19 or 20.
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Re: AKWeldshop

Postby Poland308 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:09 pm

Jer 17:9
Truely only god knows the thoughts of men. And he no doubt takes that into consideration.
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Re: AKWeldshop

Postby MosquitoMoto » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:25 am

This is terribly sad and he will surely be missed.

I always remember reading through his epic posts and feeling completely inadequate at the amazing scope of the projects he took on. I was also often awestruck by the scenery within which he worked.

Gone way too soon. If there's ever welding to be done on Heaven's gates, he'll be the man.

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Re: AKWeldshop

Postby noddybrian » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:07 am

I find this very sad - I liked him a lot - had much in common with him as I grew up similarly on a farm - worked old machines - welding up broken farm stuff - then construction plant - I only interacted with him here & on YouTube but felt I knew him as a person - never thought this would happen - after his last epic picture dump of the wash plant I thought maybe we had'nt heard from him because he'd gone to help get it up & running & got the gold bug & stayed to help run it - hoped we might see him on gold rush some time in the future - his passing has affected me nearly as much as an immediate family member - but I guess we are a sort of family here - yesterday I made no end of stupid mistakes thinking about what went wrong for him.

If any of his family read the forum my thoughts & prayers are with you - I hope you know he had many genuine friends & will be missed by many - he had a skill set & moral outlook beyond his years.
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Re: AKWeldshop

Postby motox » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:24 am

very very sad news. he will be surely missed.
you just never know the eternal battles that one
has to deal with or how they react to them.
condolences to his family and friends.
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Re: AKWeldshop

Postby ldbtx » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:31 am

Truly sad news. So much talent and creativity in such a young man. I always loved his posts with the great projects, the outstanding welding, and the beautiful scenery. I will miss his posts, and the world will be a lesser place for the loss of his talent and skills. Rest In Peace, John.
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Re: AKWeldshop

Postby rick9345 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:14 am

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Re: AKWeldshop

Postby Artie F. Emm » Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:23 pm

Otto Nobedder wrote: then share some huge project in exquisite detail.

Exquisite detail to include answering any and all process questions, and sharing some beautiful Alaska scenery.

This is heartbreaking. I wonder if there's a way to contact his family to let them know of his positive impact on others. After only a month it might be too soon though, and I'd hate to cause any more grief.
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