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Blog entry by Richard posted 07-15-2018 06:16 PM 533 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I finally decided it was time to Retire , So I have moved to Oceanside in Southern Ca. near San Diego and am living at my Daughters house in a section of the garage that I converted to living space (All Legal with the City) .

So I am now being a Full Time Dad and Grandfather rather than once or twice a year visits and I love it.
Have been doing a lot of little DIY fixit projects around the house as well as converting half the garage to live in. Still need to do the new bathroom but a lot of that is going to require a contractor for the sewer line and water hookup , also am getting ready to add a subpanel to the garage so I can have more power for my tools.

Just started making some Adirondack Chairs for the backyard from plans I got from Woodcraft , will post pictures of those soon.



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ralbuck

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#1 posted 07-15-2018 06:48 PM

O’Side is a nice town.

Hope everything works out for you.

Mission San Louis Rey is worth the time to go see.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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NormG

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#2 posted 07-15-2018 08:16 PM

Have a great retirement

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#3 posted 07-16-2018 12:14 AM

Hey R’, welcome to the movement that does not report “to the man… (or woman)”. It’s nice to meet new people that have “moved” on to a betta and more relaxing life (taxman permitting).

You have a new life… buy a bleeding camera… take a few happy snaps of your “workshop/garage” (and keep it updated). Lack of time (though that is now a precious resource) should not be used as an excuse for NOT pressing that shutter button. You can’t fool me… this post has nearly convinced me that you have Internet access… so post (not USPS) some more happy snaps….

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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Plasmon360

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#4 posted 07-16-2018 03:56 AM

San Diego has a great wood working association. Lot of events and interesting people. Check more details at sdfwa.org

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Richard

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#5 posted 08-28-2018 10:31 PM



O Side is a nice town.

Hope everything works out for you.

Mission San Louis Rey is worth the time to go see.

- ralbuck


Thanks and I kind of like Oceanside already and Mission San Louis Rey is only about a mile or so away so I have already been there .

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Richard

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#6 posted 08-28-2018 10:51 PM

Hey R , welcome to the movement that does not report “to the man… (or woman)”. It s nice to meet new people that have “moved” on to a betta and more relaxing life (taxman permitting).

You have a new life… buy a bleeding camera… take a few happy snaps of your “workshop/garage” (and keep it updated). Lack of time (though that is now a precious resource) should not be used as an excuse for NOT pressing that shutter button. You can t fool me… this post has nearly convinced me that you have Internet access… so post (not USPS) some more happy snaps….

- LittleBlackDuck

Ok here you go , the first is the half of the garage I Don’t live in (sorry about the sideways view , my photo editor seems to be on the fritz) and will try to use as a Shop as soon as all the junk is cleaned out or sold at garage sale , the second is where I am currently working on the Adirondack Chairs but is taking a bit of time since I am doing some more Household repairs (just replaced a water heater that Popped it’s seams , it was Old anyway) and the third is the first chair being Tested by our Husky “Rocky ” and he seems to like it even if it is not finished just yet.
Part of what you can’t see in the garage is my table saw , miter saw . drill press and other assorted tools that are just a bit difficult to use right now without a lot of preplanning to get them setup. Hopefully that will change before winter get’s here.

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Richard

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#7 posted 08-28-2018 10:57 PM



San Diego has a great wood working association. Lot of events and interesting people. Check more details at sdfwa.org

- Plasmon360


Thanks ,I talked to some of their members at the Del Mar Fair and got some info from them then but I need to find a better mode of transportation than the bus and train to get to their shop before I try to make much use of their options. Soon I hope.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#8 posted 08-28-2018 11:06 PM

Thx R... It’s a start…

May I suggest…

As you start adding to your shop… add to your workshop here at LJ .

To prevent my brains spilling out of my ears while viewing sideways photos (before you upload to LJ):

  • Rotate it in a picture editor.
  • Remove metadata (which stores orientation details) so picture is viewed by you as it would be viewed by us… Here is a link for a freebie metadata remover (the freebie version only removes Metadata from pictures.. full version does a lot more).

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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