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Forum topic by Jim Jakosh posted 02-11-2018 02:45 AM 1772 views 0 times favorited 21 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jim Jakosh

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02-11-2018 02:45 AM

Yesterday I got a visit from LJ Gene Howe who lives 4 hours away up in Snowflake, Az. He was on his way to Tucson after picking up a piece in Phoenix for his next project. We had a good time and could have talked for many more hours on wood projects, solar energy, and our good friend, John Goodwin, at the Dead Tree Salvage sawmill.

It is sure nice to meet face to face with with someone you talk to here on Lumberjocks. This is such a great site for making woodworking friends all over the world.

Cheers, Jim

Here we are near my shed in the High Chaparral RV park:

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!


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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 02-11-2018 02:51 AM

Outstanding, have a few friends like that. Get us together we forget all about time….

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Kelster58

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#2 posted 02-11-2018 03:04 AM

That’s pretty cool…....

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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shipwright

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#3 posted 02-11-2018 03:45 AM

Here’s a coincidence. Both of you have done a marquetry day at my shop.
......... and I’ve only done five of them.
Hi to you both!

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese! http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 02-11-2018 04:29 AM

I’m sure ( I think!) Gene represented the Stumpy Nubbers with grace and dignity….
Well, he at least represented us!!!

Glad a good time was had….

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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mudflap4869

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#5 posted 02-11-2018 04:48 AM

I am glad you guys could get together. I have had the honor of meeting both and am happy to call you friends.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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Rich

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#6 posted 02-11-2018 05:04 AM

Who’s the handsome one?

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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Festus56

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#7 posted 02-11-2018 05:29 AM

A couple of great guys and woodworkers right there !!

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- http://www.jmh-limited-editions.com/home.html --

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Mark Wilson

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#8 posted 02-11-2018 05:57 AM

Neither of you look like your LJs avatar. Which one’s which?

-- Mark

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lew

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#9 posted 02-11-2018 03:59 PM

It is great to meet a fellow (fellowette) Lumberjock!!

I’ve never met Gene, but he has done several favors for me.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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doubleDD

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#10 posted 02-11-2018 04:32 PM

Looks like a warm welcome and a warm day. Nice to see LJ’s shooting the breeze. Meeting and learning from one another is a great experience.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 02-11-2018 04:36 PM

That’s great for you two.

I hope to meet you one day as well, you’re a class act.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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peteg

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#12 posted 02-11-2018 08:04 PM

Good stuff Jim & Gene, just wish I lived a bit closer all you guys,
cheers
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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ralbuck

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#13 posted 02-11-2018 08:24 PM

I like the tree rescue sawmill idea! Great thing to meet other L-J’s. I have met “Bushmaster” and it was instant old friends too!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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Cliff

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#14 posted 02-12-2018 02:39 AM

Great Photo Jim…

Really nice to see people getting together and talking . Jim, you are right, LJs is a great site to contact other wood workers from all over the world.

If I lived 4 hours away we could be drinking coffee and talking about wood work and our shops. If ever I get to America again we will do just that. 1986 was the last time I was over there. I love America. I met some wonderful people.

Regards,

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 02-12-2018 05:11 AM

Hi all. Woodworking is such a great friendship activity. I love it.
I like to meet at least one LJ each winter.
We both made the same packet on the Chevalet at Paul’s house in Green Valley. What a coincidence!!

Hi Pete and Cliff. I’d sure like to come back to New Zealand and Australia now that I have so many buddies over there. I could be there a month at least!!

Hi Mark, I’m on the right.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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