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Hi There, Just like to introduce myself been a newbie, My full time job is been a Construction foreman. Building anything from multi-million dollars homes to commercial buildings to restoration work on historic buildings (churches Barns Homesteads etc). So I am building all day and was a motorcycle rider in my spare time for stress relief, That was until I was knocked off a ladder at work and broke my neck. I was one of the lucky ones to walk away but need an operation to repair a broken vertebrae. the surgeon suggested to give up the bike.
I now do marquetry on the boxes and other items I build in my garage as my new hobby to give me stress relief and interest.

-- "It is only a silly question if it is not asked" Don,New Zealand

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#1 posted 08-16-2015 09:15 PM

A friendly welcome from a fellow Kiwi Don, you should enjoy yourself here on LJ’s based on your lovely entry piece.
well done mate
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#2 posted 09-02-2015 07:37 AM

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#3 posted 04-26-2016 08:46 AM

Good to see another Kiwi on here, Pete has had it to good to long. Nice projects you showed us. Enjoy your stay.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 11-16-2016 02:50 AM

And so it goes …

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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