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Blog series by patron updated 11-13-2010 07:59 AM 6 parts 13931 reads 234 comments total

Part 1: work in california

09-23-2010 05:12 AM by patron | 43 comments »

buddy and i got a chance to go work in california we talked about it he said he loves to travelbut would not get in the car(he was abandoned from a car) .so off we went .the first stop was to get our journey blessed.we have everything in americawe even have our own london bridgeyears ago i was driving in the arizona dessertand came over a hill in the middle of nowhereand there was this bridge with 4 bulldozers making a river basin under it !they had built a dam on the colorado river down s...

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Part 2: lost on a mission

10-23-2010 05:05 PM by patron | 23 comments »

well folksthe work in rob’s timber world finally finishedwith an hour and a half to spare !buddy and i spent that time packing and cleaning up the motorhomewe we’re privileged to use there our thanks to rob and his lovely wife colleenfor the help and hospitality rob was just getting started on the second shifton a friday night to complete one of many orders he has using reclaimed timbersquite the operation ! we set out for the great trek northto the sounds of Vivaldi o...

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Part 3: fondue friends

10-27-2010 12:00 AM by patron | 30 comments »

well here we are againfirst i would like to thank joe lyddon and his wife deannefor their wonderful and gracious open home and time with us joe is a very meticulous woodworker.that works in his two car garagethat is loaded with the right toolsto do his quality workfrom hand cut dovetailsto re-sawing and planing and milling stock.we spent three nights and two days talkingsharing and comparing notes about techniquesand methodseverywhere i lookedi saw evidence of his love of woodworkingboxes ...

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11-02-2010 07:42 PM by patron | 38 comments »

hello again just want to let you all knowi have found my family Rand – (my big brother)Mattie – (i ate more in 8 daysthan i eat at home in a monthfood so good well you just want more) and all the kids and grand kidsi never knew i had but have found at last . what a joy for me ! rand and i spent 8 days and nightstalking woodworkingand finishing a gift box i have been makingfor my woodworking teacherMr Morinaga(post to follow)i found after 45 years(thank you lumber...

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Part 5: eureka ! i have found him

11-04-2010 06:30 PM by patron | 55 comments »

well boys and girlsafter 45 yearsof searching for my woodworking teacherMr lincoln morinagamy woodworking teacher and mentorin a federal penetentiary thanks to my LJ buddylumberdustjohn(who found him for me , (google search) here we are together and here is the gift i made for himto thank him for how he changed my life for the better we had a great visitwhen i first talked to him on the phone about 3 months agohe wasn’t able to place mebut this time he saw me and said“...

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Part 6: the long trail home

11-13-2010 07:59 AM by patron | 45 comments »

it’s been awhile i knowwe weren’t always ‘net ready’along the journeyand courtesy to our hostsdictated we visit with themand get to know them in the time allotted so this will be a 5 part blog #1 :John Ormsby – John and his lovely wife Marciaopened their home to us just east of sacramentoknowing i was on a quest to see my teacher Mr Morinagajohn’s yard is a game trail so buddy needed to be tiedway to much for him...

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