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Well my Anniversary for LJ is here again

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Blog entry by Karson posted 05-07-2018 01:30 AM 447 reads 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Monday May 7, 2006 was the day that I became acquainted with the web site named Lumberjocks. It looked like an interesting site, But no where in my mind did I think it would be anywhere near what it is today.

The friends that I’ve made online and the miles that I’ve traveled to visit some of them. The parties we’ve had, the baptism that I was invited to stay over to share with a child on their day. The contests that we’ve participated in and the harassment (in fun) that made our buddies a part of my life.

I congratulate Martin on his insite to make a web site that woodworkers would be proud to be a part of, and the current owners for their desire to continue his vision. My participation has been less than than I’d hoped it would be because I’ve been without my shop for about 3 years now, But I’ll get it going again. I’m currently working on a cremation box for a friend from Lumberjocks ( luv2wheels ) and my woodworking club – Mason Dixon Woodworkers in Delmar Delaware.

I’ve joined a new club in Lynchburg VA and I’ve attended only 3-4 meetings in 2 years because of not being in the right town on the correct night. I still show up at the Mason Dixon Woodworkers Toy Shop periodically to help in making toys for disadvantaged children for Christmas. We make around 1300 toy each year and distribute them to 35 organizations for them to distribute the toys to the children in need.

So that is helping to fill my need to get sawdust under the finger nails and give my loving wife the privileged to keep my work clothes clean. She gets a reward of one of the toys that I assisted in making.

May you all be blessed in your woodworking skills and keep sharing them to the world.

This is my 12 Anniversary.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †



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PurpLev

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#1 posted 05-07-2018 01:40 AM

Thank you for all the contributions over the years. We have been lucky to have you here

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 05-07-2018 02:11 AM

congrats on another year and thanks for all of your great contributions over the years Karson.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 05-07-2018 03:05 AM

Hard to believe that it’s been 12 years!

Remember the summer lumberjocks party/picnic when you were in Kansas?

Good days.

Congrats on 12 years of solid support for the lifestyle of woodworking.

Your buddy in Kansas,
Mark

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com

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Karson

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#4 posted 05-07-2018 03:25 AM

Mark: I remember that weekend well. It was a great time to be with you and your family. My sister enjoyed coming back for the baptism service.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Karson

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#5 posted 05-07-2018 03:26 AM

Mark It looks like your anniversary is 5 days before mine. So Happy 12 to you also.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#6 posted 05-07-2018 03:29 AM

Karson,
I think you were one of my first buddies when I joined almost 10 years ago.
And, it is guys like you who have kept me coming back for more.
God bless you my friend, and congratulations on your anniversary.

Eric

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#7 posted 05-07-2018 05:39 AM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!

I tried to see when I started… could not find the actual Date!
... only Total Days!! Days / 365 = 11+ years… but NO date!

How do you know the date?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#8 posted 05-07-2018 10:02 AM

Congratulations to you also Karson,

Now a couple of questions please.
1. What has happened to that enormous workshop of yours? did you lose the key?
(I did a quick scan through your blogs but found nothing)
2. Also as you have been around for a lengthy time do you know what happened to the first 4 Projects?
The database stops at Project 5 Harvey’s Train. Even its hard to find.

When I did my 10 year Aniversary check 2 years ago to recognise the first 10 members Mark A was one of the few that actually replied, he was not sure what had happened to them either.

I also found some very strange information embedded within the site of which I have never been able to get explained. ...scary !!

-- Regards Rob

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#9 posted 05-07-2018 11:24 AM

Hi buddy! Congratulations on your 12th year anniversary.

I trust Virginia is treating you well. I hope you found a good home for that incredible stash of lumber you had, or better yet, took it with you.

I have fond memories on our picnics together as well.

God bless you my friend.
Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#10 posted 05-07-2018 11:37 AM

Rob: My first project in school was a bookcase out of red oak. A very unique design. It was in my mothers home for years. I moved away and her stuff was sold on a garage sell. So where it went ?? I built a waknut Hi-Fi case. This was about the time that stereo was coming out. I didn’t use stereo equipment and I regretted it. It was taken apart and the walnut went for other stuff.Third was a cedar blanket chest made for my sister. She still has it 58 years later. a fourth was a table stand with a built in lamp post. It was beside my bed for years. Current status unknown. May have gone with mothers garage sell.

I still have the workshop building. The home and building is for sale. Most of the tools moved to VA and are in a shop I built here. Then sold that property to my daughter so still have the tools there but in storage, nothing is plugged in. About 1/2 of the lumber was moved, some was sold, some was given to friends and the toy workshop.

Thanks for the question, had to search for the memories.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Karson

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#11 posted 05-07-2018 11:43 AM

Joe: I sent a message to Martin and asked him for the date. Cricket might be able to find it.

Lee thanks for the use of your home for a couple of Lumberjock picnics. You are a great host and your wife’s Greek heritage brought out some mighty tasty food.

Thanks for the friendship over the years.

Woodwrecker It’s been great meeting over the wires and the air and sharing woodworking experiences.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Karson

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#12 posted 05-07-2018 11:52 AM

Jim You have been a great welcoming host on the site for years. I’m glad to see that you are using your many talents to share them with others wanting to learn. May you be blessed in those endevours.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#13 posted 05-07-2018 01:56 PM

Congrats, Karson! I don’t get much time for woodworking anymore and I haven’t been to Lumberjocks in a long time. You were one of the most friendly and welcoming when I was active, and the pen blank box pass was a lot of fun. Cheers!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#14 posted 05-07-2018 02:52 PM

Happy Anniversary, Sir!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#15 posted 05-07-2018 03:14 PM

A great pleasure knowing you. I remember with fondness our meetings at Lee’s shop. Congrats, health and keep making saw dust out of perfectly good wood.

-- Zipsss

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