Farewell To Niki

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  • cabinetman
    Gone but not Forgotten RIP
    • Jun 2006
    • 15216
    • So. Florida
    • Delta

    Farewell To Niki

    I received an email from Niki's wife Regina, that he passed away this week after a long illness. He was a very bright and friendly guy. He will be missed.
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  • Knottscott
    Veteran Member
    • Dec 2004
    • 3815
    • Rochester, NY.
    • 2008 Shop Fox W1677

    #2
    I didn't even know he was sick. He was very active with very detailed photo essays of his several good ideas and tutorials. Imagine what he'd accomplish if healthy! What a shame...
    Happiness is sort of like wetting your pants....everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth.

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    • Stytooner
      Roll Tide RIP Lee
      • Dec 2002
      • 4301
      • Robertsdale, AL, USA.
      • BT3100

      #3
      That is sad news indeed.
      I always looked forward to his posts with pictures, thoughts and ideas. He was a very helpful and kind thinker and tinkerer for sure. He will certainly be missed. Thanks for sharing this with us, Cman.
      Lee

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      • Pappy
        The Full Monte
        • Dec 2002
        • 10453
        • San Marcos, TX, USA.
        • BT3000 (x2)

        #4
        Very sorry to hear this. Please convey our condolences to his wife.
        Don, aka Pappy,

        Wise men talk because they have something to say,
        Fools because they have to say something.
        Plato

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        • cabinetman
          Gone but not Forgotten RIP
          • Jun 2006
          • 15216
          • So. Florida
          • Delta

          #5
          For new members or members that are interested, here is somewhat of a list of his efforts.
          http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=17581

          I would like to post one of my previous posts in a thanks again to Niki:
          http://bt3central.com/showthread.php...hlight=tribute
          .

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          • docrowan
            Senior Member
            • Mar 2007
            • 893
            • New Albany, MS
            • BT3100

            #6
            I hadn't seen any posts from Niki in some time and had wondered about him. I'd think about him whenever I'd tell people about this site because I'd tell them "we've even got a guy who lives in Poland".

            I'm very sorry to hear about his passing. May God bless him, his wife, and his family.
            - Chris.

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            • os1kne
              Senior Member
              • Jan 2003
              • 901
              • Atlanta, GA
              • BT3100

              #7
              Very sorry to hear this. Recently, I was thinking that I hadn't seen any posts from him in a long time. His posts were very interesting/informative. He will be missed.
              Bill

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              • crokett
                The Full Monte
                • Jan 2003
                • 10627
                • Mebane, NC, USA.
                • Ryobi BT3000

                #8
                I am sorry to hear this too. I hadn't heard from him in a while either.
                David

                The chief cause of failure in this life is giving up what you want most for what you want at the moment.

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                • Uncle Cracker
                  The Full Monte
                  • May 2007
                  • 7091
                  • Sunshine State
                  • BT3000

                  #9
                  What an absolute shame. He was such a resourceful and helpful guy. If the Hereafter didn't have a woodshop, I know they do now. RIP Niki...

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                  • leehljp
                    Just me
                    • Dec 2002
                    • 8476
                    • Tunica, MS
                    • BT3000/3100

                    #10
                    He was brilliant with jigs and picts too! He could tell the story of a jig with the photos only. He will be missed.
                    Hank Lee

                    Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!

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                    • radhak
                      Veteran Member
                      • Apr 2006
                      • 3061
                      • Miramar, FL
                      • Right Tilt 3HP Unisaw

                      #11
                      What a shocker! He was the epitome of 'Do It Yourself'!

                      Peace to him and his family.
                      It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
                      - Aristotle

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                      • atgcpaul
                        Veteran Member
                        • Aug 2003
                        • 4055
                        • Maryland
                        • Grizzly 1023SLX

                        #12
                        Please express my condolences to wife. He will be missed.

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                        • Ed62
                          The Full Monte
                          • Oct 2006
                          • 6021
                          • NW Indiana
                          • BT3K

                          #13
                          What a shock to hear of his passing! We all looked forward to his informative posts, and we will all miss him. Prayers coming for his loved ones.

                          Ed
                          Do you know about kickback? Ray has a good writeup here... https://www.sawdustzone.org/articles...mare-explained

                          For a kickback demonstration video http://www.metacafe.com/watch/910584...demonstration/

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                          • Richard in Smithville
                            Veteran Member
                            • Oct 2006
                            • 3014
                            • On the TARDIS
                            • BT 3100

                            #14
                            I was just thinking of Niki this week. I wondered why he hadn't posted in a while.


                            Niki, you have been and will be missed.
                            From the "deep south" part of Canada

                            Richard in Smithville

                            http://richardspensandthings.blogspot.com/

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                            • sweensdv
                              Veteran Member
                              • Dec 2002
                              • 2860
                              • WI
                              • Baileigh TS-1040P-50

                              #15
                              How sad, I too looked forward to all of his postings. Niki was certainly one very intelligent and talented guy.
                              _________________________
                              "Have a Great Day, unless you've made other plans"

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