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Blog entry by Dennis Zongker posted 226 days ago 799 reads 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This past weekend I was invited to Metro Hardwoods in Independence MO to do a book signing. While I was there I had the pleasure of meeting and talking to a fellow LJ member David Clark. http://lumberjocks.com/dclark1943 I enjoyed talking to him about woodworking in person versus email. He makes some very beautiful boxes.

I also had the opportunity to meet a lot of members of the Kansas City Woodworkers Guild and the Lee’s Summit Woodworkers Guild. There are so many talented woodworkers in the area and I want to Thank everyone for all your support and taking the time to come out and visit with me at Metro Hardwoods. I had so much fun and will remember this experience for a very long time

Here is a picture of Dave Clark and myself.


And here is Dave looking at my boxes to see if I’ve made any mistakes, lol


Talking with some of Kansas City Woodworkers


Thiis is a Picture of my Wifes Beautiful Family that lives in Kansas.

-- Dennis Zongker



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tinnman65

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#1 posted 226 days ago

Nice to see you guys had such a great time. I would love to have seen those boxes in person and check for any mistakes :) I love your book and hope its not the last one you write.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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Karson

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#2 posted 226 days ago

I grey up in Independence from age 13 until I got transferred to St Louis. Thats where I started my woodworking.

It would have been nice to meet and greet.

-- 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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degoose

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#3 posted 226 days ago

Looks like a good time had by all…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 226 days ago

It’s good to see LJers meeting and enjoying themselves.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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mmh

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#5 posted 226 days ago

What a great event to get to meet other wood workers and especially a fellow LJ. The online connection is a wonderful way to meet others, but it can’t replace meeting a real live person who has the same interests. It would be such a treat to meet you at our local Woodworker’s Guild! What a fun gathering and to see your boxes in person too!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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stefang

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#6 posted 225 days ago

Nice when Lumberjocks can come together. It looks like all of you enjoyed the meet. I hope you sold a lot of books Dennis. I have one on order which should be arriving shortly after Christmas. I’m looking forward to getting it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Roger

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#7 posted 225 days ago

Looks like a good time and a good turnout. Congrats again, Dennis

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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dclark1943

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#8 posted 225 days ago

Dennis/Patti, It was awesome meeting and spending some quality time with you during your time here in Kansas City. I admire your work, and it was really neat to talk about the boxes and be able to see them up close and personal. I trust all went smoothly during your stay and that you arrived home safe and sound. Again, I had a wonderful time with you, and look forward to the next time our paths cross. keep up the great work work, and have a Merry Christmas !

-- Dave, Kansas City

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 225 days ago

Dennis, your boxes are fabulous. I’m glad that you got to meet all of those woodworkers and I’m sure that seeing your work in person was a wonderful experience for them. I’m sure it must have been a wonderful experience for you as well.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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HillbillyShooter

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#10 posted 225 days ago

Looks like great fun—hope your book is selling well as it is certainly outstanding!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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wooded

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#11 posted 225 days ago

Dennis, I think your brother slipped into the family picture! ;-J Great opportunity to get your great knowledge out. Joe

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo. jdelong264@msn.com

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 225 days ago

Lookss like a great meeting Dennis

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

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Patti Zongker

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#13 posted 225 days ago

Dave it sure was a pleasure meeting you and talking to you this past weekend. It was nice listening to you and sharing a few laughs. I wish you a very Merry Christmas and I hope we will meet again hopefully next time you can come to Omaha :)

-- Follow your passion, and success will follow you.

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Dennis Zongker

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#14 posted 224 days ago

Paul, It was really fun, The publisher has asked me to write two more books. So hopefully it will work out ok.

Karson, What a small world, It would have been great to finally meet you.

Hi Larry, Yes it was, Thank you.

a1Jim, Yes it is really nice when LJs can hook up. It would be nice to have a big convention somewhere.

Hi Meilie, I would bet that we will meet someday, And I am looking forward to that day. I would bet we would have a blast!!!

Mike, Thank you Sir for purchasing one of my books, it is a great feeling knowing that you will have one. I hope you like it.

Roger, Thank you very much!

Hi Dave, It was very nice to meet you in person, it’s funny how much we where laughing. There are a lot of woodworkers down there in KC and most of them have great personalities. On Saturday you should have seen Jeff dancing around to my music box playing. lol I’m looking forward to are next get together.

Charles, Thank you very much, It was a wonderful experience!

Hi HillbillyShooter, I hoping it does well, my biggest reward for me is if I can inspire any woodworker to become a better one, or learn a new woodworking skill. Thank you very much for your kind words.

Hi Joe, It’s great to here from you. No that is not my brother Dan, it is my wife’s brother in-law.

Grumpy, Thank you!


-- Dennis Zongker

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