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Location: Laytonville, CA
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I am retired three times and cannot seem to understand how to relax. However, I am learning little by little to deal more with "wants" and less with "needs" and I'm making some progress in that department.

I started this fever when, after having bought a house and changed it between my wife and I to a completely different home, one that rendered a great deal of profit when sold, we bought two historic homes in the Sacramento Delta, built in 1914 and had no choice but to learn or else make someone else rich. We made it with a great friend's knowledge and extremely great and knowledgeable assistance and for that I will thank him for the rest of whatever life I may have left.

At the time, I had to secure a shop where to plant my machinery and got a closed bottling company building, built in 1936 (still, the bottling machine is there) and it served the purpose to a fantastic extent. My friend and I ascertained to to duplicate equipment purchases and shared all very successfully. He restores old homes in San Francisco and knows more than any book I could ever read, thus I learned to read his mind. It was cheaper and more efficient than buying books.

When we moved to our present town (if you can call it that), I built a small shop in our son's 4 1/2 acres and that is where it now sits; "small but mine and I did it".

With my degree being in economic science and with a never ending curiosity of how things are built, I became a disciple of Michelangelo, who once said, in Italian, "Ancora Imparo" (I'm still learning) and a day, which passes without my learning something new, becomes a day I have just wasted.

I am at 68 years of age and married for the last 45 years (to the same woman), one who I met at the age of 15.

There is where I stand and proud to have become a new member of the never ending learners group. Feel free to contact me at any time you so wish. Please keep in mind that I may end taking more knowledge that giving, given my humble woodworking attributes.

Thank you for reading this short curriculum.

-- Al Vionnet, Laytonville, CA

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#1 posted 764 days ago

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

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#2 posted 764 days ago

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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#3 posted 764 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks, I hope you will enjoy this woodworking community of friends.

-- --May you have fair winds and following seas--

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#4 posted 764 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy!

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 763 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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