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Location: Italy

Gerard Mack

Glasgow, Scotland
28 April 1940

I am a Scotsman living in Italy, a retired IT consultant and amateur woodworker. My wife Avril is Welsh and has degrees in Italian and French, my Daughter Ailsa (25) has just finished her Masters degree in Bio-medical Engineering at Pavia university, obviously she is completely bilingual.

My interests include:
Woodworking, Etymology, Reading, Music, Art, Design, Religions, Opera, Photography, Technology, Physics, Archaeology, History, Mathematics, Trivia (I call it General Knowledge), Motor Racing (F1), Aviation.

My taste in music is fairly eclectic and includes:-
- Classic: Beethoven, Bach, Mozart
- Opera: Puccini, Verdi, Wagner. Rossini
- Country & Western: Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood (his wife),
Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris. Sarah MacLachlan, KD Lang
- Brass Bands (not military): Canadian Brass, Grimethorpe
- 60's Pop: Almost anything
- Choral: Morman TC, Red Army Choir
- Celtic: Enya, Chieftains
- Classic Guitar: John Williams, Julian Bream, Rodrigo, Barrios, Sor
- Accoustic Guitar: Django Rheinhart, Eric Clapton
- Flamenco: Gitano, Manitas Di Plata
- General: Roy Orbison, Zucchero, Meat Loaf, Annie Lennox, Queen

I have worked/lived in several places in the world viz. Scotland several years , London England several years, Canada 2 years, Holland 1 year, Nigeria 1 year USA 6 months, Italy more than 20 years on and off. I speak English very well and Italian very badly.

Most of my life has been spent in the IT sector as a consultant apart from nearly 2 years in pilot training in the Royal Canadian Air-force

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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#1 posted 01-07-2010 04:38 AM

Hello Maclegno,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#2 posted 01-07-2010 05:28 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 01-07-2010 06:25 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. I hope you enjoy your time here.

-- Gary D.

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#4 posted 01-07-2010 07:19 AM

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 01-07-2010 08:48 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 01-07-2010 11:18 AM

WELCOME to LJ’s ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#7 posted 01-07-2010 04:25 PM

Many thanks to you all for the warm welcome

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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#8 posted 01-07-2010 05:15 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

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

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#9 posted 01-09-2010 06:34 AM

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy


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#10 posted 01-11-2010 03:12 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 01-11-2010 04:32 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

Another IT man. Welcome

-- 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 01-17-2010 06:21 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.Great place hope you enjoy yourself!

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#13 posted 02-01-2010 07:42 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

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#14 posted 01-01-2011 06:07 AM

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary and happy New Year! I look forward to your posts.

-- Gary D.

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#15 posted 02-24-2011 07:25 PM

Thanks Bureau, I’ve just noticed your kind comment,

-- Maclegno,Scotsman in Italy

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