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dbhost 09-08-2014 10:13 AM

Reported passing of a longtime member.
This was posted up to BT3Central, and I know Cabinetman was active here as well...



A Moment of Silence, Please
Some of you still remember Cabinetman who practically lived here. I have been communicating with him since his banning about ww'ing and the usual swapping of web stuff. I sent something to him on Aug 28 and he didn't answer right away - the usual e-mail comm with unimportant stuff. I then received a reply to that e-mail and here it is in its entirety:

I’m sorry to let you know that Mike passed away on Sept. 3, 2014 --


So, offer up a prayer, a kind thought or at least one of appreciation for his willingness to share his knowledge - at least one of comfort for Joan's sorrow.

FrankC 09-08-2014 11:14 AM

That is sad news, my condolences go out to his wife Joan, he will be missed around here, not only for his knowledge but for mischief he always seemed to stir up, he was one of a kind. RIP Mike.

woodnthings 09-08-2014 12:40 PM

My condolences also. We had noticed his absence and wondered what had happened. RIP cabinetman. :smile:

djg 09-08-2014 01:29 PM

Wow, what a shock. My condolences to the family also. He was a wealth of knowledge around here and I enjoyed a lot of his advice.

asevereid 09-08-2014 05:19 PM

This bothers me.
I always enjoyed Cabinet man's posts, his advice, and even the constant battles on the site here.
He contributed greatly to the site, and probably welcomed more members than anyone here.
I don't really know what to say.

You'll be missed.

spark0506 09-08-2014 06:37 PM

That's very sad. I enjoyed reading Cabinetman's many postings. I like someone that has an opinion and isn't afraid to say it....

My sincere condolences to his family.

Chamfer 09-08-2014 07:19 PM

Wow, Im brand new here but Ive read countless posts of his in threads and he seemed like a very worthwhile member/guy to know.

Enjoying cabinetry as much as I do I was hoping to get to know him better. What the heck happened?

Sad state of affairs indeed....

BigJim 09-08-2014 08:26 PM

Oh wow, I have been wondering why he hasn't posted in a while, this is a shock. Prayers for his family, he will surely be missed. It is really hard to believe he is gone.

MT Stringer 09-08-2014 08:41 PM


Originally Posted by BigJim (Post 632066)
Oh wow, I have been wondering why he hasn't posted in a while, this is a shock. Prayers for his family, he will surely be missed. It is really hard to believe he is gone.

My exact thoughts.

He was helpful to me answering my questions. May he RIP.

Tennessee Tim 09-08-2014 08:46 PM

This is sad!!! He contributed so much here. We didn't always see eye to eye but I NEVER considered him an enemy...just was his opinion. My prayers and Blessings go out to his wife and family through this sad and difficult time.

I had also noticed fewer than usual post but I've been busy and just popped on and back off and not read through many posts.

Cabinetman thanks for all you helped us with, we'll miss you!!

firehawkmph 09-08-2014 10:06 PM

Sorry to hear this, I too enjoyed Cabbie's posts and wisdom. Always gave good advice. R.I.P Mike.
Mike Hawkins:sad:

Al B Thayer 09-08-2014 10:31 PM

Very sad news. I just thought he had found a new bunch to hang out with. He was our number one poster.


firemedic 09-08-2014 10:40 PM

That's too bad. We spoke via email occasionally. I wouldn't say we were very close though I did consider Mike to be my friend. It is always sad, nonetheless, to see those around us pass away. It's as much a part of life as living itself but it reminds us of the temporality of this world and robs us of their company.

He was as wise as he was honoree and he was never slow to speak his mind, a quality I always appreciated in his posts and emails. We had some laughs and we had some disagreements but in a world of 101 ways to do one thing that is expected.

I will miss his almost regular banter with various members and his informative responses to the same old questions that he never seemed to tire of - that alone showed a tremendous amount of patiences and a desire to teach.

He will be missed and he and his family will be in out thoughts and prayers.

Requiscat in Pace

djg 09-08-2014 10:55 PM


Originally Posted by asevereid (Post 632040)
........ and probably welcomed more members than anyone here....

That's right, I forgot about that. Recently I noticed one or two new members with their first post and made note that the usual 'Welcome' mat from C'Man was absent. He would always remind them politely that they should first introduce themselves and end with his Welcome sign.

Sorrowful Jones 09-08-2014 11:42 PM

Sad to hear this. He is most highly regarded. I never met or talked to him, but I do feel a real sense of loss

rayking49 09-09-2014 01:20 AM

My prayers for his family. He always gave his opinion and good advice. I wish his family the best.

Develin 09-09-2014 02:44 AM

Emotional displays isn't something I'm very good at but I would like to say that for me personally Cabinetman helped me with many projects and he will be remembered by them because I always write the names of the builders on every piece.

So one day, when I too am gone... people will still look under the table and see "Develin, Sophie and Cabinetman " gone but not forgotten

unclefester 09-09-2014 04:01 AM

I'm so sorry to read about Mike. I sent him a PM just 22 hours ago on another forum wondering where he's been. He was always good at answering but not this time.

We will sure miss him and my prayers go to the family.

I can't help but think he's still welcoming new members in his new home.

Rest in peace.

Kenbo 09-09-2014 06:24 AM

The woodworking community loses another good one. My thoughts are with his family. Definitely sad news.

robert421960 09-09-2014 07:12 AM

this is sad he had such a vast amount of knowledge to share with all of us
he will be missed for sure
RIP Cabby

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