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Blog entry by TheRecklessOne posted 04-15-2009 04:40 PM 1018 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Lumberjocks!

My name is KC (said Casey, but short for Kansas City), and I’m super stoked to have finally signed up for site privileges. I’ve perused this site for some time now, and have recently begun to view Lumberjocks in tandem with my other forum that I’m a member of. I figure it’s only natural to be a member of both!

I’m a small business owner of a custom carpentry company in the Tidewater area of Virginia, but as of late the economy finds me doing more handyman type work than custom carpentry. It’s all good though because I find I’m more excited about a project that comes along after I’ve been fixing toilets and patching drywall for awhile.

My goal is to someday write for a woodworking magazine, or do a podcast on woodworking with recycled or salvaged materials. I’m inspired by Marc “The Wood Whisperer” Spagnulo, John Nixon of Eagle Lake Woodworking, and Tommy “T-chisel” Macdonald. I really like to see the younger generation taking an interest, bringing humor to the work, and being very good craftsmen because stereotypically I feel like woodworkers are seen as being of an older generation. No offense old dudes! Who else are we going to learn from!

Anyway, I’ll close with just a few more tidbits to help you guys get to know me a little better. I’m a 25 year old, and a very proud 5 year veteran of the US Navy. In the Navy my job was known as Aviation Ordnance. Aviation Ordnance is probably one of the coolest jobs in the Navy because it involves building, loading, maintaining, and storing all of the bombs, missiles, rockets, and ammunition for Naval Aircraft. Pretty freakin’ cool! I also really enjoy MMA or mixed martial arts, and have had 5 fights. I enjoy writing, Bailey type 11’s, Johnny Cash, and long walks on the beach….

Not really the long walks part….

Until next time…

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lazyfiremaninTN

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#1 posted 04-15-2009 04:50 PM

Welcome aboard. Glad to have you here. Can’t wait to see some of your work.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 04-15-2009 05:09 PM

Welcome to LJ, enjoy your stay… just be careful not to breath in too much of the sawdust ;o)

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Greg

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#3 posted 04-15-2009 06:00 PM

Welcome aboard, every day is a surprise around here so enjoy

-- Greg S.E. Ga. www.thesawdustfactory.net

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Rustic

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#4 posted 04-15-2009 06:35 PM

Welcome aboard. I live in the Tidewater area for 1 year back in ‘88-89. While I was waiting to leave the Marines

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

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DeputyDawg

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#5 posted 04-15-2009 08:44 PM

Welcome to the best source of woodworking information there is. And first let me say THANKS for your service. The Navy’s the best. (former air traffic controller) Enjoy the site and I’m sure you will get a lot of information and online friends.
DeputyDawg
Dennis Mitchell
Lake of the Ozarks,MO

-- DeputyDawg

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HallTree

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#6 posted 04-15-2009 08:51 PM

I don’t think that we have many MMA’s here, but we do fight with warp wood, dull blades, worn-out sandpaper, and old paint. Sometimes a fight breaks out about politics or religon, but other than that we have a great time here at LumberJocks.

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

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HallTree

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#7 posted 04-15-2009 08:52 PM

Welcome. 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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Gary

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#8 posted 04-16-2009 12:26 AM

Hey KC, glad you’re here. Like the others said, it’s a great place. I’m an MMA too!! I WATCH it all the time. Good stuff on tonight at 10p. And, us OLD DUDES are glad to see you youngin’s join up.

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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woodworm

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#9 posted 04-16-2009 02:42 AM

Welcome and wish you good luck in whatever you’re doing and persuing.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Karson

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#10 posted 04-16-2009 02:49 AM

Welcome to LJ.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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HeirloomWoodworking

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#11 posted 04-17-2009 04:27 AM

HEY KC

Welcome to the site. Glad your here.

Trev

-- Trevor Premer Head Termite and Servant to the Queen - Heirloom Woodworking

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