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Location: Rapid City, South Dakota
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I've had two shops in my life. The first when I was married(which included a 16 inch jointer)...now 30 years later I'm starting my second shop...well, I've been working on it seriously since '05...but planning for it for 10+ years. I spent about an hour a day working on it for the last year...most of my time spent caring for an elderly parent...or rather watching an elderly parent. My garage shop was electrified October '07. I have a 17" Grizzly Extreme series bandsaw, a Grizzly 8" jointer, a Delta floor stand drill press, a Craftsman 13 inch thickness planer, table saw, router, jigsaw, moisture meter, handheld magnatometer for finding nails and bullets, chainsaw, 16 foot sided trailer towed by a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.7 liter... (for gathering nuts in the forest), and lots of other small tools in a large Craftsman stacked chest. I've also just acquired a Leigh dovetail jig set. I also have a Tormek sharpening system that I'm learning to use. This has all come together in the last 9 months or so...or been collected over the last 10 years. I'm built a rolling cabinet for the Tormek. Most everything is on casters. I have a mobile shop because of bad weather, I also have to get the Jeep in the garage. Out back I have two large chunks of American Elm, a large maple crotch, and a 10 foot x 21 inch maple log, slabbed and drying under a blue tarp...with open ends to let air in. I collect scrap wood from crates, etc, from glass stores, etc. Even though I haven't made many "projects" after reading the list of "why I belong here..."...I figure I belong here. And from the map I see few listed in South Dakota. Somebody's gotta be in South Dakota. Oh, I used to work in radio, voiced commercials for radio and tv, I owned a record store (what are those, daddy?), I've driven cab and done other things before Bill W. rescued me...sorta.
3 children....all over the map...some of them putting out grandkids for me...I have four grandchildren.
I have no education in the vocational arts...but I've read Krenov and a bunch of other books I've purchased or borrowed. When I read Krenov in the late 70s, I made a reallly nice jack plane out of old oak from the wharves of Louisville. Sadly, one marriage later, everything went and I was reduced to one pick-up load. Now, I'm growing again and living out a dream of having a real shop. I collect pictures of gothic and Renaissance furniture...etc...from the internet. When asleep, I dream architecture...buildings, furniture, places. The dreams I have about pianos is odd. I've played piano since a kid and was professional for a short 3-4 year period in college...but don't play anymore.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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WayneC

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#1 posted 09-15-2007 04:03 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks Barry. Enjoy the community.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Max

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#2 posted 09-15-2007 07:18 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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bryano

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#3 posted 09-15-2007 08:52 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks Barry. I would say that you definately belong heer.

-- bryano

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Greg Mitchell

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#4 posted 09-15-2007 11:40 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, AR--gdamitchell@sbcglobal.net

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Karson

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#5 posted 09-16-2007 04:12 AM

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. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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oscorner

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#6 posted 09-16-2007 03:06 PM

Welcome to our woodworking community!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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frank

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#7 posted 09-16-2007 04:15 PM

Hi Barry;
—-glad to see you hanging out here….

I just came back from reading over at your blogspot there….what a wonder-full writing skill//talent I see you have. Keep the stories coming and I’ll be by ever so often to catch your writings.

And yes I loved the writing on the maple planks….good wood there. So now I have a question for you, what was the guy using, when he saw cut those planks? Can’t help those questions as I’m all-ways trying to see between the words.

Thank you.
GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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PanamaJack

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#8 posted 09-17-2007 05:50 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. We hope you come to stay. You have questions, we’ll answer them…You have answers, we’ll question them. Enjoy

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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RobS

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#9 posted 09-17-2007 06:29 PM

Welcome. Like your blog and love yor job description.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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sergeantrecon

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#10 posted 06-09-2008 11:05 AM

Finally found a fellow South Dakotan! Your blogs are great man, we’ll have to get some coffee one day or something! Take care

-- Scouts Out Front!

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sergeantrecon

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#11 posted 08-04-2008 04:36 AM

Hey Barry,

Sorry its been so long, we bought our first house and then I broke my ankle! So it’s been kind of a crazy couple of months. How is everything? Let me know what is new.

-- Scouts Out Front!

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gjd

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#12 posted 09-12-2009 02:47 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming 2 year anniversary being a Lumber Jock. Thanks for helping to make this a great site!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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wchips

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#13 posted 12-29-2009 05:20 PM

Thank you for counting me as your buddy. In reading your profile we are two of a kind. , dry-lumber under blue tarps salvage old crates and pellets. ect. I also buy a lot of new lumber ..Manley red oak to build small furniture. I guess i am going to have to update my profile some time. Have a nice day Lee

-- wchips

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gjd

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#14 posted 09-11-2010 04:00 AM

Well, another year has rolled by. It must have been a really fun year because it seems like yesterday when I congratulated you on being a LJ for 2 years. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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