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Blog entry by Kristoffer posted 1502 days ago 1108 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is just going to be a quick blog to get you to mark your calenders. I will post the rest of the details and a map in the very near future.

I have mentioned in a few PMs that I’ve been thinking about hosting a southeast Michigan LJs BBQ this spring or summer at our beach property in Novi, MI. Well, I’ve finally come up with a definite date. The BBQ will be on Saturday May 8th, 2010.

Here is what I’m hoping to have as far as activities:

- Pot luck meal and snacks (We should be able to keep track of who’s bringing what on here) I have a gas grill, charcoal grill and a fire pit for hot dogs.

- Lumber swap. Everybody will bring a nice piece of lumber and I have a fun idea of how we’ll so the swap. Each piece of wood will be numbered with a ticket and we will draw matching tickets from a hat. Then!!! We all have until July 8th (2months) to post a finished project with which we use the piece of wood that we took home. It will be in a contest fashion and the winner will receive a prize. Is this something that you guys/gals would be interested in?

- If you enjoy fishing, we will be on Walled Lake, so bring your rods.

- Any other suggestions are more than welcome. One way or another we should have a pretty good time.

Cheers,
Kristoffer H.

-- Cheers and God Bless



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David Craig

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#1 posted 1502 days ago

Sounds good Kris. I will have my young’uns that weekend and I know they would look forward to such an activity. Little road trip for them would be fun. I think if we do the wood swap, we probably should set out some requirements for size and species. This way size and cost is rather consistent and no one feels out of place. I work with pine and plywood so much that even maple seems exotic at times. I would feel a little funny if I brought in an oak board and I found everyone else brought Padauk, Brazilian Cherry, and some Ebony :)

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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Rustic

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#2 posted 1502 days ago

I will mark our calender

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

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Kristoffer

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#3 posted 1502 days ago

Yeah, I hear ya. For a while, I was pretty much working with MDF and pine might as well have been walnut as far as price went. I haven’t moved too far ahead on that either. Heck, I was going to bringa No.2 stud from HD:-)
If somebody brings ebony, they’ll be shot, tossed in the lake and the ebony will find it’s way to my shop;-) In fact….. Everybody is encouraged to bring the largest piece of ebony they can find!

No, we’ll come up with something

-- Cheers and God Bless

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jockmike2

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#4 posted 1502 days ago

I have to get my wife’s OKeedokee but sounds like another LJ Party!!! IN MICHIGAN!! Always a great time. I just got some poopie wood from Johnson’s Workbench in Charlotte I’ll bring.

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

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jockmike2

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#5 posted 1502 days ago

Could I suggest you post this in the Forum section also Kristoffer it’ll stay there longer and I think more people will see it. mike

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 1502 days ago

Dang – don’t think I will make this one.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Rustic

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#7 posted 1502 days ago

Thats alright we will have another one soon

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

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Kristoffer

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#8 posted 1473 days ago

HERE’S THE LINK TO THE BBQ INFO.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/15438#reply-166681

-- Cheers and God Bless

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woodtickgreg

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#9 posted 1470 days ago

im going to dry my darndest to be there, i have been wanting to meet the mi jocks. i also have some unusuall wood to participate with.

-- wood tick tools for turners by woodtickgreg @ woodbarter.com

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