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Location: Havana , between Midway and Tallahassee Florida
Website: no website am on facebook with photos of work posted for anyone to view

I'm 67 now and have been carving, sculpting, turning, building, and designing with wood seriously since I came home from the Army (1970). I designed and built a bowl turning lathe in the early 1980's and kept myself busy with it for too long. It was the first edition of several power tools built under the name of the "Snappy-Ass" tool co. I enjoy lumberjocks site and making friends here that I can share tricks and secrets with that I've picked up over the years...It is fulfilling and a learning process as well. Update ....I am 71 now and have had to build the Snappy-Ass Tool Co. Lathe #2 out of necessity called the "Red Ryder" an explanation for the name will be forthcoming. Hopefully so will some new work....I've been remodeling the house and overseeing the building of screened in porches etc for far too long....Now 74+ and using a Revo 18-36 lathe equipped with casters, an improvised chair for back support, and light system....Nice .....very nice...I have converted a California Air 5 gal. paint pot into a dedicated pressure pot for casting and have been casting my own Hybrid bowl blanks....this old dog is having fun...It takes way too long to complete a vessel now. I have stopped selling ALL works through local museum and galleries. I refuse to sell anything now. If a venue has space for a permanent addition to their collection , I will donate work to them , provided they have a permanent or rotating viewing policy. My last donation (a walnut 16"x24" relief sculpture) went to Yomitan Prefecture, Okinawa, Japan. Now that feels good ! I cannot rely on health and strength any longer, but I stay awake nights thinking of new applications and shapes for Hybrid blanks.

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#1 posted 06-20-2011 05:51 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 06-20-2011 06:32 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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#3 posted 06-21-2011 10:27 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#4 posted 06-21-2011 10:00 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#5 posted 06-28-2011 08:42 PM

Welcome, I’m sure you will love it here, the folks are all great people to be associated with..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#6 posted 06-28-2011 11:17 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. you’ll enjoy the heck out of yer time on here. lotsa great folks, great ideas, great projects, great inspirations, and great how to’s, etc. Anything you could think of, you’ll find it here somewhere,by someone. Enjoy. look forward to more of your projects

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#7 posted 08-08-2011 04:24 PM

Hi there.

-- Barbara

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#8 posted 09-03-2011 02:08 AM

Don thank you for the comments and thank you for the insite I know what I have to do I have to sneak over to my moms house and cut a green limb off of one of her trees just kidding but truly thank you for taking the time to answer my question.

Joe Gillispie

-- Joe, Florida

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#9 posted 05-19-2016 08:57 PM

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