05-08-2012, 09:14 AM
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  • Harvey
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Passing of Robert Smith
It is with sadness that I tell you all about Bob,s passing ..from a member of his family on facebook Bob passed away on April 5 2012. We all know Bob from his business Bobs Razor Works and as Cooncat Bob from his love of cats...he was a fine craftsman and was willing and able to take on many custom projects..perhaps he was the first to customize our razor handles and offer modifications that no one had ever done ..although I never spoke to Bob in person we exchanged many e-mails and I am the proud owner of at least a dozen unique and beautiful pieces.If any of you are able please post your thoughts in his memory.If there was a SAD face I would post it. I am unable to post on Badger and Blade so if any one wishes to do so feel free.May he rest in peace. Harvey

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 05-08-2012, 09:22 AM
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  • bullgoose
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According to this thread it appears that he is busy moving.

You have to scroll towards the end.

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 05-08-2012, 09:24 AM
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Hmm....I haven't tried to contact him for a while. I hope he's okay.

Checking up on B&B, it seems that he's moving his workshop and setting up a new website. By one account, he expects to be back soon (he said end of April, but we all know how these things can get delayed).

This is hearsay - please don't take it as incontrovertible truth.

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 05-08-2012, 05:42 PM
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I hope you guys are right..on Facebook someone is wishing Bobby to rest in peace...if anybody can reach him let us know...

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 05-08-2012, 07:46 PM
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In my last correspondence with Bob, he confirmed he was re-locating and would not be conducting any further business until the move was complete. The indication was that the timing in regards to this would have passed by now, but it's been my experience that change does't always go to plan. I'm sure he'll be back on board soon (and no doubt with a challenging backlog of requests).

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 05-16-2012, 09:47 AM
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Just to note..web site seems to have been hacked..getting requests to work from home and make big money..B @ B seems to think maybe a virus...but still no response..very poor communication...does not look good.

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 05-16-2012, 10:56 AM
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(05-16-2012, 09:47 AM)Harvey Wrote: Just to note..web site seems to have been hacked..getting requests to work from home and make big money..B @ B seems to think maybe a virus...but still no response..very poor communication...does not look good.

I'm getting spammed daily from him also.

He should probably change his email password at the least.

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 05-16-2012, 01:09 PM
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(05-16-2012, 10:56 AM)PanChango Wrote: [quote='Harvey' pid='33739' dateline='1337190431']
Just to note..web site seems to have been hacked..getting requests to work from home and make big money..B @ B seems to think maybe a virus...but still no response..very poor communication...does not look good.

I'm getting spammed daily from him also.

He should probably change his email password at the least.

+1 Same with me, i have gotten 4-5 spam mails from his email!!

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 05-16-2012, 04:21 PM
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I mean geez, I sent him an email a while back about a long handled Bull Mastiff, now he's sending me emails on how to gain size naturally. It had nothing to do with that Bob I PROMISE

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 05-17-2012, 05:19 AM
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(05-16-2012, 04:21 PM)Dave Wrote: I mean geez, I sent him an email a while back about a long handled Bull Mastiff, now he's sending me emails on how to gain size naturally. It had nothing to do with that Bob I PROMISE

Laughing1 Very clever Dave!

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 05-17-2012, 05:36 AM
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(05-16-2012, 01:09 PM)celestino Wrote:
(05-16-2012, 10:56 AM)PanChango Wrote: [quote='Harvey' pid='33739' dateline='1337190431']
Just to note..web site seems to have been hacked..getting requests to work from home and make big money..B @ B seems to think maybe a virus...but still no response..very poor communication...does not look good.

I'm getting spammed daily from him also.

He should probably change his email password at the least.

+1 Same with me, i have gotten 4-5 spam mails from his email!!
Yes, Celestino, I've been plagued with this spam, too. As if the world didn't have enough garbage, now comes this clutter.

And, yes, in my last conversation with Bob, he said he was planning on moving. Maybe that's the reason for disappearance.

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 05-17-2012, 07:05 AM
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(05-17-2012, 05:36 AM)Obie Wrote:
(05-16-2012, 01:09 PM)celestino Wrote:
(05-16-2012, 10:56 AM)PanChango Wrote: [quote='Harvey' pid='33739' dateline='1337190431']
Just to note..web site seems to have been hacked..getting requests to work from home and make big money..B @ B seems to think maybe a virus...but still no response..very poor communication...does not look good.

I'm getting spammed daily from him also.

He should probably change his email password at the least.

+1 Same with me, i have gotten 4-5 spam mails from his email!!
Yes, Celestino, I've been plagued with this spam, too. As if the world didn't have enough garbage, now comes this clutter.

And, yes, in my last conversation with Bob, he said he was planning on moving. Maybe that's the reason for disappearance.

Bob was definitely re-locating, but he didn't indicate it would take quite as long...

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 05-22-2012, 07:09 AM
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Has anyone heard from Bob, or have any kind of an update?

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 05-22-2012, 12:46 PM
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I would say that if Bob is moving and if Bob wishes to stay in business he should post an approximate date for his return. If anybody can get hold of him this would be the proper thing to do.As I said before on Facebook someone is wishing him to "rest in peace"...if this is so and I hope not...please let us know..perhaps he needs help or perhaps he has just "moved on"...I truly hope all is well and that I am completely wrong. I am just concerned for a swell guy and a wonderful craftsman.

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 05-23-2012, 07:03 AM
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Over the last couple of weeks I've also continually been spammed from his email address. I tried contacting him on his website with no success whatsoever.

Walt

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 05-23-2012, 07:10 AM
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Walt,
My blasted Bob's Razor Works span continues, too. My Apple computer usually blows out the spam, but this one is a different case, since it's coming from Bob personal e-mail. Has anyone heard any more news on Bob?

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 05-24-2012, 04:56 AM
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I was in contact with him right before his move about a custom I wanted. He said he would get back with me as soon as he got moved and settled. Not another word since that (except for the hacked emails)

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 05-24-2012, 07:23 AM
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(05-24-2012, 04:56 AM)turtle Wrote: I was in contact with him right before his move about a custom I wanted. He said he would get back with me as soon as he got moved and settled. Not another word since that (except for the hacked emails)

How long has it been since you heard from him?

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 05-24-2012, 07:41 AM
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My last email from Bob I received was on:

March 12th

Quote:Yes I still do the Progress mod, I require the client to provide the Progress. Do to the fact I'm having to move in April I'm not taking any new orders. Hope to be back to normal mid April, will update my Vendors thread with news.

That runs $50. I've change the design slightly and now run the knurling to the top of the barrel.
Bob.

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 05-24-2012, 07:44 AM
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Sure hope this turns out allright....Undecided

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