Russell T Wilson

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Location: Santa Rosa, California
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I am a retired Algebra teacher who has been chip-craving about 7 years. I have played the guitar for over 30 years I play worship music or gospel as some call it. I have also been a manager at a major insurance company, a pastor, vocational rehabiltation counselors, claims adjuster, supervisor and as mention, a claims manager.

I attended California State University at Long Beach with a Master Degree in Industrail Psychology after spending four years in the USN with two years in Viet-Nam. I was an adent surfer living in the beach areas of Southern California. I met my wife of 40 years(as shown above) while surfing in 1969

At 55 years of age I went back to school to become a teacher of Special Education and since my minor was in mathematics I taught students with disabilities Algebra, Pre-Algebra, Living Skills( handling your checkbook, using a bus, etc), United States History, Economics, and generally be a friend to those in need the most. I was in college another three to four years taking classes in Special Education and gather enough units to receive my PhD. but finally starting teaching in 2000.

I started chip-craving shortly after injurying my back which eventually lead to my disability retirement since I cannot stand for any length of time and my surfing days are over. However, all my 4 children still surf and/or boogie board for recreation and physical fitness as well as mental fitness. I have 3 sons, all over 21 and a daughter who is 26. I love them dearly.

However the most important thing in my life is knowing, Christ Jesus. I found Him after returning from Viet Nam. He is the most important person in my life. I trust him and try to love according to His principles laid out in the Bible. I hope this doesn't offend anyone it is just who I am.

Chip-craving was open up to me first by the local Woodworkers store and then Mr. Barton online store and books. But, than I found Marty's site and have gotten all my stuff from him. I think I known Marty via e-mails and perhaps a call or two these last 5 or 6 years. I am one of his regular customers. I will download some of my projects in the near future. I think it is great for Marty to open up his life and vast experience in chip-carving to help us be better cravers. I still have problems with letters but I am learning .

All I have to say is "Thanks Marty".


-- Russ

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commented on Stationary box, chip carving #4: Finished stationary (jewelry) box 07-03-2011 11:27 PM
commented on Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #16: Post pics of your square(s) HERE! 05-07-2011 05:43 AM
commented on Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #16: Post pics of your square(s) HERE! 04-20-2011 07:39 PM
commented on Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #16: Post pics of your square(s) HERE! 04-20-2011 04:59 AM
commented on Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #16: Post pics of your square(s) HERE! 04-20-2011 04:31 AM
commented on Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #5: Lesson Pacing (reply requested) 03-11-2011 10:35 PM
commented on Chip-Cravings 03-09-2011 03:52 AM
commented on Chip-Cravings 03-09-2011 03:48 AM
commented on Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #3: Lesson 1: Surface preparation 03-08-2011 12:20 AM
commented on Chip-Cravings 03-08-2011 12:11 AM
added project Chip-Cravings 03-07-2011 10:39 PM
added project Chip-Cravings 03-07-2011 10:21 PM
added project Chip-Cravings 03-07-2011 10:04 PM
commented on Russell T Wilson's Profile 03-06-2011 04:54 AM
commented on Chip Carving Class - Quilt Squares #1: Class Description 03-05-2011 12:36 PM

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#1 posted 03-05-2011 03:43 AM

I am in Marty- LET ME KNOW – date and time.

Russ T Wilson

-- Russ

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#2 posted 03-05-2011 03:55 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 03-05-2011 03:56 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

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#4 posted 03-05-2011 04:37 AM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 03-05-2011 05:15 AM


-- Who can I block now???????????????????????

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#6 posted 03-05-2011 08:16 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s” …Enjoy the experience.

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#7 posted 03-06-2011 03:21 AM

Welcome Russ. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#8 posted 03-06-2011 04:54 AM


Thanks for the welcome. Your Dulcimer is so great. I play one as well as guitar and mandolin. You appear to be a very fine craftman. I just do chip-craving since I spend so much other time playing guitar. Again thanks for the warm welcome.

-- Russ

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