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Blog entry by ND2ELK posted 1466 days ago 5417 reads 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There are some lumberjocks that have been an inspiration to me. They have a God-given talent in the wood working field and have often been working in that craft for many years. I admire their willingness to share their knowledge with others. They seem to be down-to-earth and a true professional. I had the honor and privilege to meet one such person while on my trip to California. His name is Patron of Ojo Caliente, New Mexico. I enjoyed the opportunity to meet David in person and wanted to thank him for taking time to have lunch with me and my wife. He is even more handsome and debonair in person!

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa



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RonPeters

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#1 posted 1466 days ago

There’s a couple of happy fellows!

Glad to see everyone getting along so well.

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 1466 days ago

That is awesome!

It especially makes me jealous that you were able to meet Patron:)

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

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sawblade1

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#3 posted 1466 days ago

Great Meet Glad to see friends meet and have a good time :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path elmerthomas81@neo.rr.com

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Hacksaw007

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#4 posted 1466 days ago

Looks like a prision break! NO, great that you can meet each other…. I have met a few and they are always a treat. Would love to meet Scrappy some day…....

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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scrappy

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#5 posted 1466 days ago

Great to see LJ’s getting together. Always good times to be had by all.

Mike, Hope to one day get together with you also.

We are NOT only an internet family!

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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patron

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#6 posted 1466 days ago

Tom ,
i can assure you ,
that the pleasure was all mine .

meeting with you and Ruth was an honor for me .

when i got your PM about this ,
i was exited that you would take the time ,
to come out to the boonies ,
just to say hello to me .

i too have admired your work and personal ethics ,
for a long time .

i encourage all LJ’s to meet whenever possible ,
the bonds formed here are special .

you may want to check with your optometrist however ,

handsome ?
debonair ?

God surely works in strange ways , LOL !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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mafe

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#7 posted 1466 days ago

Hi guys,
I’m lost here… There are a story of two old LJ,s meeting, and I’m all tears – but then you must have put the wrong picture, I see two Eastcoast hustlers hanging out at the local gas station…
You are just wonderful both, and yes Patron are also one of my heroes.
Wonderful to see that this site can make things like that happen.
Thank you for inviting us into this moment,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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spanky46

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#8 posted 1466 days ago

You guys are full of it! Talent I mean. LOL

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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Tim Dahn

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#9 posted 1466 days ago

COOL! Nice to hear LJ’s getting togrther.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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ellen35

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#10 posted 1466 days ago

Great story… great guys…

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Cato

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#11 posted 1466 days ago

Really really nice that two of our favorite people got to meet face to face.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 1466 days ago

Hey Tom and Patron;

Thanks for sharing this with us. It’s nice to see that internet dating works. LOL

I’ve met a few guys from lj’s and have to say, we always have a good time.

Lee

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

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CharlieM1958

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#13 posted 1466 days ago

Two of my favorite Lumberjocks together in one place! You two could make beautiful music..er, I mean furniture… together.

Now if you don’t mind, I’m going to print that photo and use it for pest control. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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CharlieM1958

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#14 posted 1466 days ago

Picking up on Lee’s comment…

I’m glad to see that you guys went the safe route and met in a public place. You never know when these internet dates can turn ugly.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Dennisgrosen

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#15 posted 1466 days ago

Tom and David together over a lunch it can´t be better than that
except to see what they cuold come up with after 2 weeks in a shop :-)

thank´s for sharing this with us
its just one of the things that make L j so speciel from other sites

Dennis

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