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Blog entry by BillyJ posted 10-26-2009 04:37 AM 1654 reads 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just want to say I thoroughly enjoyed the picnic today (as did Lou Ann). The food was good and the company was great. I hope to see pics taken by others that were there. It was a great day – no snow – and there was a lot of free wood and veneer brought in by Dustin and Mike for all to take.

Thanks for the great time, and the trip to the sawyer netted me some nice walnut. I have an idea or two for it – hope to be able to post the results before the end of this year.

Below are a couple of pics taken at the picnic and mill. Great meeting everyone; we need to do this again (minus the cold weather!).

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Here we have SteveMI (Steve) talking about his CNC router system to Kshipp (Kyle) and others.

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Here Kelvin (owner of Raven Farm) is talking about his planner w/helix head. Among those shown (l to r) are Rustic (Rick), his wife (Nancy??), and Kshipp (Kyle) & his wife Kristen. Hidden behind Kelvin is Jockmike2 ??(Mike) and behind Kyle against the rack is my wife Lou Ann.

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Here we are outside with Kelvin’s Wood Mizer. SteveMI (Steve) is shown in the picture. I believe he was contemplating how to get one of those bunks home in his truck!

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.



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#1 posted 10-26-2009 04:44 AM

BillyJ, glad to hear you enjoyed your picnic. We had a great time at your in NC earlier this month. For me, it was a great day getting to know some of the other LJ’s. We look forward to seeing more pictures of your event and the attendee’s

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#2 posted 10-26-2009 04:46 AM

Glad you had a great time. I am looking forward to the Arizona meet on Nov 7th. Will be nice to get together with other LJ’s.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#3 posted 10-26-2009 04:52 AM

Glad to hear you all had a good time.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 10-26-2009 04:53 AM

Thanks guys. This was the first time meeting these guys – felt like I knew them all my life. It was a lot of fun – and imagine this – I learned a thing or two talking to these guys!!!! Heck, that was better than reading about how to do something in a magazine.

Hope the LJ in Arizona have a great time, too.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#5 posted 10-26-2009 05:10 AM

Glad to see a report of the picnic. I’m glad that everyone that you had a GREAT TIME.

-- 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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#6 posted 10-26-2009 11:45 AM

It does look like you all had fun and the trip to the sawyier was a good idea.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 10-26-2009 12:22 PM

Glad to see you all had a great event and had lots of fun. Can’t wait to see more pictures and hear more from the others. Might want to go back and put some names with the pictures so we can identify the LJ’s there.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 10-26-2009 02:07 PM

Thanks for posting.
I would like to get to one of these sometime.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#9 posted 10-26-2009 05:03 PM

Thanks for the suggestion Jerry. Yes, it does help knowing who is in the pics!

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#10 posted 10-26-2009 06:41 PM

Thanks Bill for getting the ball rolling on the blog report yes you were corect that was my wife Nancy in the picture. You had everyone’s name right so far. I will get my pics uploaded and post them sometime today. I had an awesome time. I picked up some spalted maple, 1/ inch curly maple and some 1/4 inch walnut for 10 bucks. ( a hell of a steal) SteveMI made a commemorative plaque for us all to take home. My wife was so impressed with it she took it to work to show everyone.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#11 posted 10-26-2009 08:00 PM

Rick – thanks. Could you post a pic of the plaque? I think that would be great to show other LJ.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#12 posted 10-27-2009 12:06 PM

thanks for sharing!! “almost” like being there. ..

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#13 posted 10-28-2009 05:08 AM

did it so did kshipp

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#14 posted 12-04-2009 04:21 PM

Sorry BJ, did’nt see this post until now. We did have a wonderful time did’nt we? Thanks for being there. You were a special part of the day for me. Mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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