The Timber Kid is coming to America

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Blog entry by Callum Kendall posted 12-15-2008 05:50 AM 1761 reads 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Next year I have a longer summer break, before I start my apprentaship. I was planning on going to america to meet family anyway, but I thought it would be cool to come and meet some of you. After a few hours of thinking and looking through the adress book of where differnt members of my family live, I was able to get a basic route for my trip.

so if you are intrested in meeting, or you would just like to see my plans, check it out

and my website

(nothing is fanalised yet and next summer is still along way off so it may change)



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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 12-15-2008 06:12 AM

I did not see Yellowstone National Park on the map, are you crazy? How can you go to Denver and not Yellowstone?

I am within spittin’ distance of Yellowstone.

I would love to meet you.

So you are staying with family-family or LJ family? It would be a good way to travel you know.

Are you traveling by yourself or with mom and pop?

You could travel by yourself and the family could follow your adventures and travels online.

You could watch the sun set here in my backyard.

View out the backyard.

Or go for a hike up here overlooking the Yellowstone River, this is behind my house.


Aahh, the good stuff is all right here.


-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 12-15-2008 06:25 AM

You need to swing thru Nashville, TN. We are 3 hours from Memphis and 4 hours to Atlanta. We are the home of country music and have alot to do here. There are also several LumberJocks that live in the area. We would love to have you stop in the area.

As you near the northeast US, you should stop into Karson’s shop, from what I understand, it’s a one of a kind experience. I am sure that he would LOVE to have you stop by.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#3 posted 12-15-2008 06:36 AM

How about a trip to the Land-Down-Under? Not too far out of your way :P

-- The wood slayer - Yes dear I did plan to make more kindling out of that wood I have been drying for the last year - honest!

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Callum Kendall

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#4 posted 12-15-2008 07:00 AM

maybe the year after Andraxia :)

Adrian, I family in Nashville, so I may add that to my route


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#5 posted 12-15-2008 07:09 AM

You bet. I’d love to have youi stop by.

-- 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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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 12-15-2008 11:01 AM

Other than paying for travel, I don’t think that you will have to pay for any beds.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#7 posted 12-15-2008 12:31 PM

It looks like you’ll be swinging right by my place in Georgia ;)

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#8 posted 12-15-2008 12:39 PM

That’s quite a trip. I hope it works out for you, because you won’t be disappointed.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#9 posted 12-15-2008 01:20 PM

Callum, if you decide to hit the east coast, I’m right in the middle and not far from Karson. Just let me know.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#10 posted 12-15-2008 04:31 PM

Sounds cool!

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#11 posted 12-15-2008 05:24 PM

Callum, your current route runs near my shop. Only about one hour out of your way through Iowa. Shoot me an email if you are interested.


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Les Hastings

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#12 posted 12-15-2008 08:05 PM

You might as well stop in Kansas, Your more than welcome to stop in!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#13 posted 12-16-2008 06:17 AM

Sounds like a fun trip! Just remember… If you get tired of the drive & want to go by boat you can float down the Mississippi or Missouri Rivers to where they join up & see the Gateway Arch here in St.Louis, Missouri. (You can get to St. Louis by car, bus, train & jet too!) There’s sooooo much to see here in the United States… I’m sure it’s a tough decision on what to include & what to leave out of your trip. HAVE A GOOD TIME!

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#14 posted 12-16-2008 06:25 AM

K looks like Nashville. As you head down I-75 It’s Me, Tim D and I are only a couple of miles off the highway.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#15 posted 12-16-2008 06:41 PM

very cool trip…you will see soooo much of the USA…well…I hope you have a great time…I wish I did not have 3 kids and a WIFE because I love ROAD TRIPS…I have never been past Chicago…so you will HAVE to document your travels…HEY—-here is an idea—-maybe you could do something like the pen trade!!!

You could bring a piece of wood from the last woodworker to the next wood worker and then they could all post their projects as a way to connect all the LJ’s…that would be cool!!!

Of course I noticed you are missing the WEST COAST…the BEACH…THE OCEAn…and of course the beautiful NAPA VALLEY…lol…but…next time right??? You could make a trip out of the west coast by itself…much liike the east coast…then just fly over the space in the middle….

I cant wait to watch your trip…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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