Anniversary of joining Lumberjocks. #16

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Blog entry by Karson posted 05-06-2022 01:13 AM 634 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today is the anniversary #16 of having joined Lumberjocks.

Back in the early days there a bunch of us who sent messages back and forth between each other. It was not all woodworking but it was friendly chatter between each other. Over the years some of our woodworking buddies have past on to the big workshop in the sky.

I’ve been in the shop for the past few days making pieces for my olde Mason Dixon Woodworkers club. For their toy giveaway which is the first Sat in December. They usually try to make 1100 – 1300 toys each year. I’ve moved to Virginia but I still make some toys for the group.

This is what I’ve made in the last two years.

The jeep was two years ago and I made 145 of them and the Memory Box was made last year and I made 160 of them.

I was cutting wood to make the Memory Boxes again this year. I’ve cut 300 front and back pieces and 175 of the pieces for the ends. I’ve got about 75 of the bottoms cut and the rough pieces for the tops haven’t been planed yet but there should be enough for 150 of them.

I purchased some cedar wood from a woodworker this year who was closing down his rented shop and consolidating to his home. There may be enough wood to finish this year and again next year. This wood is 1 inch to 1 1/8 inch thick. So I’m re-sawing everything to get the required pieces.

The man who donated the white pine that I used for the jeeps stated that he still had some more of that wood so he might be donating some more of it again. If that’s come to true then I guess I’ll also be making jeeps again this year.

I just turned 80 this year and I still have fun in my shop.

Many Blessings to all of you guys and gals. Work safe and still have all of your fingers to lick the sticky fudge off or from the honey jar stuck on your counter.

-- 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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#1 posted 05-06-2022 01:22 AM

Congratulations, Karson!

I remember those early days here at Lumberjocks although I haven’t been here quite as long as you.

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

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#2 posted 05-06-2022 01:40 AM

Congrats Karson. I remember the good ol’ days also. You have almost 2 years and over 34,000 posts on me. I hope you have many more anniversaries here. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and wisdom.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#3 posted 05-06-2022 02:02 AM

oh man God bless you for doing what you do and have done.i can only hope i can still do what your doing when and if i make it to 80. your an inspiration my’s to another 20 !!!! hey sam maloof did it until 92 you can too.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 05-06-2022 02:49 AM

Hey Karson, I am still here, not doing much but I do keep an eye on my buddies…
Keep up the good work.

-- Be safe.

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#5 posted 05-06-2022 04:33 AM

Hey Karson. Congrats on year #16 you were one of the very early members and one of the reasons I joined LJs, Glad to see your still making the toys for kids that’s so great of you and your club.

Hey Larry it’s great to see you saying hi, I thought you were off teaching all the Thais to crank out cutting boards.


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#6 posted 05-06-2022 05:14 AM

Karson, Congrats on your 16th LJ birthday! Keep up the good work ;) Mine LJ birthday was a couple of days ago. I always forget it ;) Lots of changes since the good ol’ days, eh?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 05-06-2022 09:17 AM

Happy Anniversary Karson!

Great to read and see you’re still doing and enjoying your wonderful Work
Maybe Sawdust, applied liberally, helps us to feel young??
Enjoy your 17th Year!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 05-06-2022 10:37 AM

Hello my friend, congratulations on both milestones! I kind of miss these early days where everyone knew each other. It’s awesome that you have both the ability and desire to keep doing woodworking projects and especially continuing with the toys for your old club. I wish you only the best. You deserve it!

-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 05-07-2022 09:45 AM

Hey there Karson
Happy anniversary

-- Regards Rob

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#10 posted 05-07-2022 07:30 PM


Congratulations on 16 years here and 80 years of life! So glad you’re still making sawdust. Time flies when you’re having fun!


-- Voltaire: “Those Who Can Make You Believe Absurdities, Can Make You Commit Atrocities” There are 112 genders (not including male and female)

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#11 posted 05-09-2022 12:05 PM

Congratulations! I glad your still woodworking!

-- Dennis Zongker

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