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Blog entry by Karson posted 05-07-2019 11:44 PM 455 reads 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Monday May 7, 2006 was the day that I became acquainted with the web site named Lumberjocks. It looked like an interesting site, But no where in my mind did I think it would be anywhere near what it is today.

I’ve made friends that I only chat with and I’ve made friends that I been to their home and shared a meal with them, and I was even invited to be present at the Baptism of their child.

We had contests where we challenged each other.

We’ve lost some of our friends without ever meeting them but no less mourn the loss of their friendship.

We’ve had good times and bad times and some who came here to cause trouble or to try to make their millions by what means they think they can scam from us.

The monitors we’ve had have been able to cull the bad ones (the chaff), so that the good ones can have all the glory by looking and wishing “I wish I could do that.” “I wish I could find some of that wood”.

So we read and we ask questions, “Why you ask!” so that we can become true craftsmen and craftswomen. So we can see that we have been awarded the top three emblem. But even if it’s been without our reach, means that tomorrow will be our day.

I’ve completed my move to Appomattox VA and sold my home in Delaware. But I’m still without a shop. I bought a home and I built a shop, and I sold the home to my daughter and son-in-law. And bought another home. So my shop there contains all of my tools and all of my wood. I’m working on my first project. Mount a ceiling fan in the kitchen, but I’ve made a 2’ by 2’ ceiling decal to cover the 2’ by 2’ unpainted section of the kitchen left by removing the light.

Hay it’s a beginning.

The woodworking club in VA is not as active as the one in Delaware, but it will get better. I’ve offered to put on a program on Vacuum Veneering and another on Worksharp Modifications

May you all be blessed in your woodworking skills and keep sharing them to the world.

This is my 13th Anniversary.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]



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patron

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#1 posted 05-07-2019 11:53 PM

good to hear you still here karson

and still working it as you can

keep at it

it is what keeps us young and active

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 05-07-2019 11:55 PM

So well said, Karson!

I still have a tiny piece of Sapele you dropped off here when you and David visited.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 05-07-2019 11:56 PM

Good to hear from you also. I’ve followed a lot of your work over the years and you do great work, and you willingness to help is superb.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 05-08-2019 12:06 AM

Lew I’m using some of the Sapele on the ceiling box that I’m making it with some Russian Karelian Birch Veneer. It took me three weeks to get the Vacuum Veneer table working again. It seems that dust in the check valve keeps air from going through in the correct path and lets air through in the incorrect path. The vacuum pump would never draw enough vacuum and the pump was running forever.

I realize I’m not on your way to the shore anymore. But if you want to see the VA Confederate war sites instead of the Pennsylvania sites, come on down. We can probably find some interesting things to do. I mean this is where the war ended.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#5 posted 05-08-2019 12:46 AM

And here is for many more to come.

Cheers!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#6 posted 05-08-2019 01:20 AM

Hey there, good to hear from you. Great post. Hope you’re enjoying your new home and get another shop real soon.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#7 posted 05-08-2019 02:47 AM

Karson,

I feel some of your emotion.

I too, have retired, again. We moved into a single story home. I moved into a 3500 sq ft ‘play shop’.

Now, however it is time to ‘pull the plug’ and close the 3500 sq ft ‘Play Shop’
I have moved home and into the 2 car garage.

I am now with the wife many more hours each day/week. It is taking some adjusting to accepting these changes.

I still am trying to work with the younger members of the woodworking community, and I have that fulfilling.

Good luck in your renewed life.

Ira
Modesto CA

-- Rustfever, Central California

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#8 posted 05-08-2019 04:03 AM

Vicki: Long time no see, How are you doing. I want to let you know that the toy workshop is still using the drillpress that you gave them. You can never have too many when you need to drill different size holes in many pieces of wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#9 posted 05-08-2019 04:08 AM

Sharon:

You betcha many more good times. Just got to get the feet working together in a straight line and then no slowing down.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#10 posted 05-08-2019 04:11 AM

Ira: I still own you something. I believe that the wood is now dry enough to use. If I can just find it. It’s still in the box you sent it to me and it was beside my computer desk for a long time. Both boxes the Grapefruit and the Carob.

Good luck in your downsizing. I think my heirs will have to finish my downsizing.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#11 posted 05-08-2019 07:32 AM

I raise my glass to you and yours, Karson.

-- Mark

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#12 posted 05-08-2019 09:39 AM

Well said Karson, and its good to see its drawn out some other long term members.

Did you know that Roger one of the original 10 members is still active!

Sadly as you mention along the way we have lost some inspirational members as well.

Lest we Forget:-

-- Regards Rob

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#13 posted 05-08-2019 01:00 PM

Forgot to add the picture.

-- Regards Rob

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#14 posted 05-08-2019 01:41 PM

Happy anniversary Karson. As Lew said, so well said!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#15 posted 05-08-2019 02:30 PM

Happy 13th Karson. Good to hear you are still at it.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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