1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

Why I Think Ts.com & Its Members are the GREATEST!

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by train222, May 8, 2013.

  1. train222

    train222 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,159
    Location:
    Philly
    A few weeks ago I received a PM from a gentleman nicked named Rosey (John Rosebrock)


    He was reading my thread about My Bundy duck collection. He had asked me if I had ever seen any Book Ends that where made by the John Bundy Company.



    I had indicated to him that I have never seen any of them and that I would be most interested in seeing some photos of them.



    He told me that he would have to look around and see if he could find them.



    I didn't here back from Rosey until a few days ago...



    He asked me if I was still interested in the bookends. I indicated that yes I was and he sent me some photo's of the bookends.



    They where truly magnificent. I asked him what he needed to get for them...



    His reply was: Just send me your mailing address and I will send them to you for your collection...



    I was flabergasted! (I don't think this is how you spell it, but you get what I mean.)



    The bookends just arrived and they are way better than what the pictures showed!



    They are now proudly on display in my Gunroom with the rest of my Bundy Duck collection.



    Because of my disability, and not being able to work or shoot anymore, the things that keep me going are my Family, especially my 4 year old grandson, Benny and adding things to my collection, working and maintaining my web site and the friends that I found over the years here on Ts.com.


    With fine generous friends like Rosey, your outlook on life becomes much brighter!


    Again, Rosey let me take this opportunity to thank for your generous jester...


    By the way, there is a little something, something on the way to thank you...


    Regards,


    Stu



    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    [​IMG]


    Here is a picture of my main man...Benny!


    [​IMG]
     
  2. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2007
    Messages:
    7,573
    Location:
    Wauwatosa Wisconsin
    Stu:
    Great story and yes there are some great people on this site. I have had numerous request over the years for items needed on this site, and truth be told, people just sent them to me without any charge.

    I am from the old school way off thinking that one hand washes the other, and although these fine people may not want money, I have always found something they are interested in to send them as a thank you.

    Like I have always said, we are members of the greatest fraternity in all of sport. Sure we argue at times, but when the chips are down and one of us needs help in any way we band together.

    The bookends are really nice.
    Take care,
    Steve Balistreri
     
  3. Bucko43

    Bucko43 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2008
    Messages:
    1,811
    Location:
    Lakeside, California
    Very cool. I'n glad you shared this.
     
  4. train222

    train222 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,159
    Location:
    Philly
    I sent John Bundy an email and some photos this morning asking him to give me a little information on these bookends. When they where made and so on.


    Here is a copy of the email he just sent me. I thought it was very interesting story...

    ______________________________________________________________________________


    Stu,


    That is a great story and a wonderful gift.


    I made bookends for several years, and everyone liked them. The “two” ½ duck bodies were in fact carved out of one piece and cut apart after all sanded, which is why they match so close, which always seemed to fascinate people. Having 8 separate pieces to mess with made them somewhat expensive, but at the time when more people appreciated craftsmanship, and the effort put into them they sold well. Lots of graduation presents, and gifts for people that sit at a desk like a banker. These where made in the late 70's and early 80's.



    To help on the costs and get them done I had an old retired friend of mine actually make the bases, which helped me as well as helping him to have some mad money to supplement his social security. Then Joe died and so the bookend base job was taken over by another old retired woodworker that had a little shop down the road a couple of miles.


    Then Don died too and in time the family had an auction, and I bought all of Don’s equipment, with the intention of insulating and heating another wing of my barn and setting it all up, for my son, Jason to take it over. But I never proceeded with the shop plans, because my son Jason had to get a job elsewhere. So with no one available to help me I had to discontinue making anymore bookends at that time.


    Last year some people that live in Marina Del Rey in CA. were walking on the beach and saw this thing floating in on the tide, which turned out to be a Bundy bookend, just one half, with no head. It has been in the ocean for a while, but the could still read the Bundy name and looked up the web site and sent it to me, like Rosey did, I sent them a nice finished Bundy Little Ruddy as a thank you. Should be a good story as to how the bookend ended up in the Pacific???


    JB
     
  5. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe TS Supporters

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    10,241
    Location:
    In the Cabana
    Great story, I have also sent members here stuff and had members send me stuff

    But a couple years ago I sent some guy a belt for his John Deere 2210's mower, they run about $140 but I had traded the mower off and had no need for it, he hardly said thanks, I had to call him to see if he got it

    But I will still help anybody that I can
     
  6. Tron

    Tron Supporting Vendor Supporting Vendor

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    6,671
    I can't help but wonder if Rosey still has that pesky mouse living in his grill. Poor guy.
     
  7. Martinpicker

    Martinpicker Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2010
    Messages:
    1,177
    As the Aussies would say, "Good on ya', Rosie!" I hope this proves to be bread upon the water! Martinpicker
     
  8. grntitan

    grntitan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2009
    Messages:
    17,209
    Location:
    IL(The gun friendly Southern Part)
    What's the catch? He did tell you there would be a catch? Ought oh, you're in for a surprise.
     
  9. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    25,254
    Location:
    Deplorable Bitter Clinger in Liberal La La Land
    Thumbs up.

    Question, does anyone make unpainted wooden duck decoy blanks? My wife does excellent toll painting. I'd like to see what she could do with a couple of decoys.
     
  10. rooferbob

    rooferbob Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    1,474
    Location:
    Hamilton Ohio
    Great story Stu!
     
  11. Hap MecTweaks

    Hap MecTweaks Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,228
    Location:
    Mesquite, Nevada
    Great story!! Rosey's sharing doesn't surprise me a whit! Good man!

    Hap
     
  12. Setterman

    Setterman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2007
    Messages:
    11,146
    A special thanks to Stu. He sent me a belt buckle as a gift in return for sending him the Bundy Bookends.

    It was not expected or necessary Stu. A great gesture on your part.

    Rosey
     
  13. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,251
    Location:
    Florida / Idaho
    I also can value your appreciate of the TS.com members a great caring group of people with old school values. Buddy
     
  14. Steve Bills

    Steve Bills Member

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2010
    Messages:
    75
    Good to hear the good news from all of you, that is taking place in our rocky world.. Steve
     
  15. train222

    train222 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2007
    Messages:
    1,159
    Location:
    Philly
    Rosey,


    I am glade you liked the John Wayne Belt Buckle!


    Don't forget, it's the Dukes Birthday the 26th of May...
    Enjoy the buckle,


    Stu