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#1 backwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted March 14, 2013 - 08:29 PM

found out today that my welding teacher died in a roll over today. had our class like normal last night told us what we were gonna do in mondays class and that was it. my better half told me there was a truck rolled over in the ditch its roof on her way home. a fellow class mate sent me a text an said or teacher was dead. im still in shock im sure itll sink in and hit me tomorrow.


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 08:35 PM

Man I am sorry to hear that. Nothing else I can say.


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 08:36 PM

Thats horrible news.  Remember we are here to help if we can. Lots of us I think.


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 08:38 PM

thanks guys im at a loss right now


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 08:53 PM

Vent if you need too. Talk if you need too. Was this teacher close to you? Do something special to honor their memory. Perhaps weld something that will mean something to you.


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 09:02 PM

well i first met him when i went to college the first time 04-06 i didnt have him as a teacher then but he saw what i was doing an gave me a few tips when ever he was in a checking on my progress fast forward to this semester begining in the end of jan this year the few things i made in class he was always giving tips on easier ways to do things or make things work easier like the mug that i finished last night. he gave me an the fellow student that i was working with better ways to do what we wanted to do. (ill post a pic of the mug at the end) i was walking around last night after i was done watching him as he was welding various things just showing a few of us what he could do, He had been welding for 40+yrs. the trick i was looking forward to on monday was him using the tig to weld 2 razor blades together and look like they were made that way. today we lost a very talented man :(  R.I.P. Mike Duell

 

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Posted March 14, 2013 - 09:07 PM

Sorry about your teacher , ,  send a blessing to his family


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 09:11 PM

Hard news. We think we have all the time in the world, til we get little reminders like this. Be somehow inspired to do some good as was said. Stay strong. 


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 09:27 PM

Geepers! That's messing with my mind I didn't even know you teacher. Hope you have people that understand your need to talk talk talk about this....that is if talking things out is your cup of tea.


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 09:28 PM

I'm sorry to hear this.....


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 09:30 PM

Sorry to hear Mike has left us. He sounds like a good teacher and we need all of those we can get.
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Posted March 14, 2013 - 09:46 PM

Sorry to hear of the loss, Welding and fabrication is close to my heart.... Great instructors are hard to come by,ones who forge ahead to teach and inspire us....It is apparent that he had influenced your life. I found out a few weeks ago that my welding instructor has Alzheimer disease. He is to the point at which the family has put him in a personal care facility. They believe that the metal fumes (galvanized metal ) had a part in it. From one rod burner to another,I feel your pain. Please If you need advice in your studys, PM me.
Sincerely, Shawn
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Posted March 14, 2013 - 10:24 PM

Sorry to hear about your teacher.  You just never know when your number is up.


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 11:13 PM

Teachers are a dime a dozen, good teachers are priceless!  We're sorry for your loss.


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Posted March 14, 2013 - 11:20 PM

It's hard news and it really hurts when it's a friend like that Don't be afraid to talk cause it does help.

 

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