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Location: MILTON COMMON OXFORDSHIRE ENGLAND
Website: MIKECRIPPS.CO.UK

I AM A PART RETIRED WOODTURNER MY SPECIALITY IS ARCHITECTURAL WOOD TURNING WHICH IS HOW I HAVE EARNED A LIVING FOR A LONG TIME NOW. I HAVE MOVED TO THE COUNTRYSIDE AWAY FROM OUTER LONDON AND AM JUST BEGINNINGE TO ENJOY PLAYING AGAIN AND EXPERIMENTING WITH A FEW IDEAS THAT I NEVER HAD TIME FOR BEFORE . IN THE PAST I WENT TO AMERICA AND PRODUCED 4 BOOKS AT SCHIFFER PUBLISHING FOR HOBBY TURNERS, I ALSO HELP SET UP THE ASSOCIATION OF WOOD TURNERS OF GREAT BRITAIN.I AM NOW ONLY ON THE REGISTER OF THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF TURNERS.
I LOVE SINGING AT KARAOKES WITH JIM REEVES AND JOHNNY CASH SONGS BEING MY FAVOURITES I AM 67 THIS YEAR AND FOUND OUT A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO I HAVE A POWERFUL DEEP VOICE THAT OTHERS SEEM TO LIKE.I HAVE MY OWN DJ EQUIPMENT AND KARAOKE SET UP AND ENJOY DOING OLDER PEOPLES PARTIES AND FAMILY FUNCTIONS LOCALLY IN THE CRICKET CLUB AND VILLAGE HALL TYPE VENUES.
MY FAVOURITE HOBBY IS GARDENING GROWING MY OWN PRODUCE AND OVER 2000 PLANTS FOR ME ,MY FAMILY AND SELLING SOME AS WELL. I INVENTED AND MAKE A GADGET CALLED THE PRECISION SEED SOWER WHICH ENABLES ONE TO PICK UP TINY SEEDS ONE AT A TIME QUICKLY AND EASILY ONE AT A TIME.

-- MIKE, MILTON COMMON

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#1 posted 02-22-2008 01:31 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. A great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others.

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

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#2 posted 02-22-2008 01:35 PM

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an interesting and rewarding part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#3 posted 02-22-2008 04:14 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 02-22-2008 05:01 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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#5 posted 02-22-2008 08:35 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#6 posted 02-22-2008 10:07 PM

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Come on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine. Happy, that you have chosen to join the family.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#7 posted 02-23-2008 05:16 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard.

Have you joined gardentenders.com a sister site.

-- 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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#8 posted 02-23-2008 09:11 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#9 posted 02-24-2008 07:19 AM

We would like to welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#10 posted 02-28-2008 05:55 PM

THANKS FOR YOUR WELCOME POSTS NICE TO SEE HOW YOU GUYS ACROSS THE POND AMUSE YOURSELVES BY MAKING BEAUTIFUL WOODEN OBJECTS.
I PRODUCED 4 BOOKS IN AMERICA ON BASIC WOODTURNING YEARS AGO WHICH CAN BE VIEWED ON MY WEBSITE :- WWW.MIKECRIPPS.CO.UK OR PURCHASED FROM SCHIFFER PUBLISHING IN ATGLEN P.A.

MY BEGINNINGS IN WOODTURNING WAS TO PRODUCE ORNATE FIREWOOD FOR AROUND TWO YEARS ! LOVE THIS WEBSITE REGARDS MIKE

-- MIKE, MILTON COMMON

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