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Location: Newcastle, NSW, Oz
Website: www.newbeginnings.org.au

A minister of religion and old soldier. I am senior pastor to New Beginnings Christian Centre here in N.W. Newcastle (1 1/2 hours north of Sydney, Newcastle is a city approaching a half million people and Australia's sixth largest city) and run a counselling centre which brings affordable or free counsel to the poor. Much of my work is with the mentally ill. I am state chairman and national executive member of my denomination. I have a doctorate, masters and a couple of bachelor degrees but most of what I have learned has come from life. Having lost two wives in four years to cancer, I am now married to the beautiful Kathleen who is an avid collector of Victorian era antiques, which is very good because it allows me to spend up on new treasures for my workshop and my second hobby... On3 scale railroads based on U.S. narrow gauge.

-- What am I making? Who said I am making anything?

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#1 posted 2049 days ago

Hi everyone, anyone want to buy a few tonnes of sawdust?

-- What am I making? Who said I am making anything?

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#2 posted 2049 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 2049 days ago

Thanks trifern. WOW! I see you live near a place called “Normal”... how cool is that? I guess not much happens in Normal! It must have been hard for the founding fathers to decide between Normal and Ordinary.

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#4 posted 2049 days ago

Hello Buzzard,

Welcome to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#5 posted 2048 days ago

Thanks Scott, Kentucky??? Yeah… I spent a few years under the influence of one of your great exports to the world… someone called Jack. Also a rather refreshing beverage which was apparently distilled from the liquid secretions of feral turkeys. Life’s a bit tamer now as I mainly survive by ingesting copious amounts of sawdust (in spite of the world’s noisiest DC- 3HP of unbridled suck)! Yes! I use a mask (I only have one effective lung after the Army) so I have to take care but I still always seem to have the taste of sawdust in my mouth. Now where did I put that bottle of Jack? Ah, memories!

-- What am I making? Who said I am making anything?

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#6 posted 2048 days ago

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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#7 posted 2048 days ago

Thanks Max. So do I!

Rick

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#8 posted 2048 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Buzzard

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#9 posted 2048 days ago

Thanks Rikkor, I already do!

Rick

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#10 posted 2048 days ago

Welcome to LJs

Callum

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#11 posted 2045 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks Buzzard. This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.
PS. How did you get that nickname, no buzzards in Newcastle that I recall. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 2045 days ago

Thanks grumpy. Buzzard? I was in the Army overseas, trying to boil water for coffee over a hexamine stove during a monsoonal downpour, a hoochie over me… with (apparently) only my nose showing from the side. One of the guys reckoned I looked like a giant buzzard waiting for something to die. Forty years later I’m still Buzzard to those guys! Funny thing about the military… all these years later and I still don’t know some of their real Christian names- just their nicknames. Still love ‘em all, though! Even my first late wife (I’ve been widowed twice to cancer) was affectionately always called “Mrs. Buzzard”.

Rick

-- What am I making? Who said I am making anything?

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Buzzard

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#13 posted 2045 days ago

Thanks Callum,

I wish I’d started as young as you! I’m sure I’d have a lot more skill than I do now!

Rick

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#14 posted 2044 days ago

Welcome to lumberjocks. I hope you take advantage of all the possibilities LJ’s offers.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#15 posted 2044 days ago

Thanks Kip! Not too far off retirement so I’ll have a lot more time soon.

Rick

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