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Location: Surprise AZ

I'm a woodworker/ putterer and tool collecter. I always design my new project around the next tool I want to buy.
I retired in May of 2012, and moved to Arizona where my wife and have just built our dream shop, with a killer sewing room in the back portion, on our property.
I have posted a few of my projects on LJ's with warm responses.
I like working with reclaimed stock, and harvested "down and dead" material as often as I can.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#1 posted 01-23-2012 09:58 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 01-23-2012 10:13 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy


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#3 posted 01-23-2012 11:00 PM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 01-24-2012 05:03 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#5 posted 04-14-2014 12:16 PM

Thank you for welcoming me to this wonderful online community.

I am learning by trial and error how to sharpen my chisels. I have not been successful at doing a good job at it. I bought a couple of books about it and I am getting better but I guess that I would need a lot of practice. If you have any advice for me I would greatly appreciate it.

I like your projects and if you don’t mind I am taking inspiration from your clamp rack project. I am adding to my clamps and very soon I would require proper storage. When I build one I will post it. Thank you again.

-- Mario, Trinidad,

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#6 posted 07-28-2014 11:26 PM

now when you say killer shop just built…my woodworking saliva starts to run, and it makes me want to see it in full detail dont want that, as drool will get the wood wet, then you would have to wait to use it…so do we get pictures of this shop…i hope so…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 07-29-2014 01:01 AM

Ok Grizzman,
I will post shop photo’s soon … I now think I know how to do it … I’m a low tech guy in a high tech world … and I am very proud of the new shop.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#8 posted 07-29-2014 01:33 AM

oh that is great, i look forward to seeing your shop, have you seen mine, when it was new i had lots of room, but now after 17 years, i have wood in there everywhere…one day after i am no longer here…my children will have my shop to deal with…and its years of wood collecting..i wont get rid of any unless someone gave me the right price…right now besides all the wood i have gotten from old homes and even another woodworkers stash, i have about 400 BF of walnut drying..its all 1 1/4 thick, 8 feet long and some are 12 inches wide…i will let this dry until april, it should be ready to use by then…walnut is my favorite hardwood, southern yellow pine is my favorite softwood…i look forward to seeing your shop.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#9 posted 09-25-2014 05:15 PM

Welcome aboard Mike I live in az also. maybe coffee day soon?

-- The meek shall inherit the earth, when the bold are done with it.

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#11 posted 12-08-2017 12:03 AM

Grumpymike, glad to be a part of your buddies, I’ll reach out soon and plan a trip to west side to chat up a storm, always looking for new friends in the wood world

Ric j

aka; knockonit

lol, just a nickname i picked up when i was a kid running team horse races, the term knockonit was to hit the wagon seat with something hard to skeer the horses. I was known to knockonit pretty hard. lol

-- Living the dream

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#12 posted 08-01-2021 10:07 PM

Howdy Folks,

Well here it is, a right livable 103 degrees at 2:40 with 22% Humidity, ... out here in the desert that is just shirt sleeve weather.
there is a nice gentle breeze blowing westerly that has the flag fluttering and lookin’ good. The last storm that we had last week reaped havoc on the flag … need to replace it as it has each stripe a flag of it’s own … Enter the pet peeve … I refuse to buy an American flag made in some foreign country … I look on the internet and order one that is made here in the United States. ... End of rant.

I didn’t work in the shop today, I did my wifely chores around the house, I got the laundry done and all the dishes out of the dishwasher and put back into the cabinets where they live … swept the floors and made the house ready for the housekeeper that will be here this week … (I just can’t let her know what a pig i really am).

Well ya’ll be safe in what you do, blood is really hard to clean off of the machinery.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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