LumberJock Picnic - Belated post - 2008

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Blog entry by Karson posted 01-25-2009 08:36 PM 1840 reads 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well a second annual LumberJock Picnic was held at Lee’s home in 2008.

Again I was late in posting pictures. So I’m going to get caught up I hope.

Some of the same people showed up for the 2nd annual picnic as for the first one. Mark and his wife Nancy work for the post office and they couldn’t get off. But left to right.

Bob Lanzilotta BryanO Lee Jesberger Bob A in NJ Zipsss, Ze'ev Abigador and myself Karson Morrison

A couple of the projects.

Bob A’s Walnut hope chest.
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Ze’ev’s Tornado table.
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Also some lathe work.

Ze’ev trying a Lee Neilson plane on some Elm wood that he brought for me

Trying Lee’s shelf pin drill on some scrap wood.

Bob A showing off his Tendon (not tenon) cast while trying his luck on the plane.

Lee and I transferring Photos

Lee setting up the table saw to demo cutting a profile to make molding.

After the profile was cut on the saw it was hand planed to smooth out the curves.

Some pictures of doing vacuum clamping. Lee uses these jigs to assist in holding wood for fastening and hand planing.

Lee has holes in his workbench that provide vacuum up to the jig fixtures

This jig has maybe 6 sq inches of surface picking up the Elm piece.

There was also lunch.

After everyone left Lee and I hung around the shop and did some playing with some veneers that I brought.

Trimming the edges.

Now some shaping.

Some assembly of the pieces.

Another great yearly picnic.

Creat one, visit one, support one, have one. Visit with your buddies.

-- 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 01-25-2009 09:07 PM

It does look like you all had a good time with this one as well. Face-to-face meeting like this are wonderful. When I was working I had to deal with people from across the country in state, federal and private industries and usually these interactions were done via e-mail or phone calls. But getting together for meeting, conferences and training session while being able to put a face with a name was always great.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 01-25-2009 09:12 PM

looks like a great time…good group of people!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#3 posted 01-25-2009 09:38 PM

Thanks for posting how much fun these picnics can be.

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#4 posted 01-25-2009 09:55 PM

Looks like an LJ All-Stars or Dream Team get together.


-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 01-25-2009 10:05 PM

OK….Ok….............. How many LJ’s in North Carolina? We got to do better than this one…......................LOL Anyone ready for a picnic and get together in North Carolina let me know.

Karson, you can come if you want…...........

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 01-25-2009 11:25 PM

So now I’ve been invited to Michigan, North Carolina, We were suppose to have one in KC last year and it didn’t happen so maybe this year. Greg3G and I talked about one in the West of Washington Dc area , need another one at Lee’s

It’s going to be a busy summer I guess.

-- 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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#7 posted 01-25-2009 11:36 PM

how fun.. thanks for posting

-- making sawdust....

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#8 posted 01-25-2009 11:38 PM

Looks like fun. I’m glad you got ONE photo of some actual food at this picnic!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 01-26-2009 12:11 AM

Yeah, If yall had actually forgot to eat at this picnic and just talked wood the whole time, that could have made it on the “You might be a LumberJock If” list. Looks like it was fun.

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#10 posted 01-26-2009 02:01 AM

Hey Buddy;

It was a great time, so I’m up for it again.

Glad to see one of us posted the pictures.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 01-26-2009 02:11 AM

Well CesnaPilotBarry (Alias: BeechPilotBarry) we’ll be happy for you to show up. Save some room in your luggage and we might be able to find a few sheets of veneer that will fit in.

-- 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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#12 posted 01-26-2009 05:21 AM

Looked like a darn good time.
Nice to see some of the fellas getting together.
Thanks for showing us.

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#13 posted 01-26-2009 04:55 PM

Great post, thanks!!!!!!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#14 posted 01-26-2009 05:46 PM

Looking forward for the next one…

-- Zipsss

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#15 posted 01-27-2009 02:22 AM

Great pics Karson. Thanks for sharing.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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