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Location: Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Started working life as an apprentice in Boat building concurrently followed a course in Part time Architecture, 4 years.
Worked for large woodworking companies for next 3 years.
Got back to Yachts and boat Building, Started off in partnership - woodworking Company - "Touchwood Enterprise". Later,
Stared off on my own -"The Workshop". Did quite well till Civil war broke out.
Went to Oman - Built the largest boat 75 ft (any vessel larger than 75ft was considered a ship) I made it a foot shorter. (120Tons) shall send pictures soon. (4 years.)
Went to Maldives, as manager, of Boat yard. 1 year. (Lousy food). Back home started "The Yard" making my own Bass boat, large Plug for Government outfit (Not paid in full yet)
Made 15 ft Model - last project. Meanwhile I sail, go angling, Clay pigeon and silhouette shooting.
At present looking out for a partner or collaborator to export wood based items
I hope I could teach boat-building and woodwork before too long, I've got to part with everything I have learnt, before it's all lost in this part of the world.

-- tuanie

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#1 posted 08-20-2009 06:26 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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#2 posted 08-20-2009 06:56 PM

Hello Tuanie,

Let me welcome 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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#3 posted 08-20-2009 07:33 PM

i;m taking you for buddy ,
that way i can see anything you post .
thanks , and welcome to lj’s .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 08-20-2009 09:06 PM

Welcome to LJ’s….your work is extraordinary….

There are all schools of artistsans here…in various disciplines…from all over the world. I’m not sure who is involved in your area…but there are always excellent tips, techniques and discussions to explore…and some of the work here is extremely high caliber…

I would certainly enjoy seeing and hearing about how you make such intriguing models….

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#5 posted 08-20-2009 09:27 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 08-20-2009 10:28 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is 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. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

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

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#7 posted 08-21-2009 03:06 AM

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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#8 posted 08-21-2009 03:34 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#9 posted 08-21-2009 12:53 PM

“Welcome to LJ’s” ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#10 posted 08-21-2009 05:10 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

-- 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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#11 posted 08-21-2009 05:26 PM

Thank you guys, I feel so much at home with you lot, we seem to be talking the same language, always an encouraging comment, always knowing what we crave for – peace and fulfilment. money is needed but not to die for. Wish all you guys can make it to my place in Sri Lanka. Humble but liveable,You’d love the sun, sea and people. You wouldn’t believe the amount of types of timber we have here. -Ebony, Calamander, Teak Mahogany, you name it – Exotic, aromatic, flexible, soft,hard,white,yellow,red, nothing less. A lumber-jock’s dream , cheep and plentiful too.
You got a known bloke in Sri Lanka now, Just get here.

-- tuanie

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#12 posted 08-29-2009 05:07 PM

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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#13 posted 09-09-2009 03:51 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks fellow Mariner. Yours sounds like a most interesting life and work. I look forward to benefiting from your unique perspectives on woodworking.

I was blessed to visit Sri Lanka in 1985 aboard the USS Sierra AD-18. It is a magical place of which I have many found memories.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#14 posted 03-31-2010 03:35 PM

Hi Guys, I am now with the crew of the ship in Cochin, India, we are doing a few repairs and
tightening the rigging after her run from Oman. I got here on the 20th and we hope to set sail for Galle on the
8th of April. I shall keep you posted whenever I get behind a PC.

Best Regards,

Refer –

-- tuanie

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#15 posted 04-01-2010 03:10 AM

Hey Tuanie,
Hope you had good weather.

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