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Blog entry by Pete Santos posted 01-15-2008 12:22 PM 1089 reads 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I would like to plan/host a Summer picnic for Washington LJs to get together and shoot the breeze about our hobby/passion for woodworking. I’ve got a couple folks who have already said they are definitely in. So if you are a Washington LJ or if you will be in the Seattle area at the right time this summer and would like to participate, the more the merrier.

I will take suggestions for the date so that we can work as best we can around any schedule conflicts.

Hope to hear from you soon!

pete

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.



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Mike Lingenfelter

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#1 posted 01-15-2008 04:59 PM

Sounds like fun. So far the only time that will not work me is July 13 – 18. I’m in the Bothell/Mill Creek area, I’m open as far a locations go.

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dalec

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#2 posted 01-15-2008 05:17 PM

It would be fun to get together. I live in Edmonds and can pretty much work my schedule. Once you are able to lock in a date, let us know.

Dalec

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MsDebbieP

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#3 posted 01-15-2008 06:54 PM

I’ll add this to the eMag. Let me know if you decide on a time frame.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#4 posted 01-15-2008 07:36 PM

Wish I lived closer.

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Pete Santos

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#5 posted 01-15-2008 08:21 PM

Thanks Debbie!

Why don’t we tentatively plan for a Saturday in June, either the 14th or the 21st. We can adjust that that to another month if necessary but if we at least throw out the two dates, maybe we can garner preferences as to which date works best, and we can start planning around that date. I live next to a park so we can have the picnic there or in my back yard is also another option. In any event there is lots of parking. I live in Lynnwood which is pretty central to most the Washington Lumber Jocks that I know of.

I suggest a “show and tell” at the picnic where each LJ brings a small project that he or she really likes and want so share. Also, we can create a dual purpose for the event and ask for a small donation of a toy that will benefit Child Haven – a Seattle based charity for women and children that are victims of violence and or drug addiction. Are there any other suggestions for activities at the picnic?

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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Mike Lingenfelter

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#6 posted 01-16-2008 12:35 AM

So far June looks open for me, although that’s 6 months out. I try and keep things open for June.

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Dorje

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#7 posted 01-17-2008 02:07 AM

I’m up for it! Thanks for initiating this Pete…

The 21st of June looks better for me at this point!

I’m thinking there are a few more local LJs, so if we each forward this info to ones that we can think of we may be able to get a pretty good turnout.

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Matt (Upper Cut)

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#8 posted 01-17-2008 02:09 AM

I’m in, and I’m a good cook too. Let me know what you need.

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks, http://uppercutwoodworks.com/

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CutNRun

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#9 posted 01-17-2008 10:45 PM

Currently, June is open for me. However, I have a daughter graduating from HS mid-June which will likely occupy some time with family coming into town. Almost three down, one to go. Oh wait, college, never mind.

-- CutNRun - So much wood, so many trails, so little time

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Wingnut

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#10 posted 01-18-2008 04:43 AM

I’m game.
—wing’

-- Wingnut

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Pete Santos

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#11 posted 01-18-2008 11:41 PM

Great – it seems everyones is warming up to the idea of the picnic. The tentative date idea seems to be working well too. Lets narrow it down to the 21st of June then since CutNRun will be pre-occupied in Mid June, unless he indicates that the 14th actually works better than the 21st for him.

This was a good feeler and hopefully we’ll get even more interest. I believe an announcement in the E-Mag will help get broader coverage. When we get closer to June we can start locking in some of the details for the picnic but in the meantime if there are any suggestions for activities or anything else in relation to the picnic then post them here!

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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Pete Santos

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#12 posted 01-18-2008 11:41 PM

Sorry, I accidentally hit submit twice

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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GregS

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#13 posted 01-27-2008 01:26 AM

So far June 21st sounds good to me. I like the activities you’ve suggested so far. Of course the rain doesn’t usually stop here until July 5th, you know. Well, if the 5th of July falls on a Sunday, make that the 6th.

-- GregS, Snohomish, WA ~ Some of life's greatest lessons I learned at my mother's knee; the rest I learned at other joints.

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Martink2

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#14 posted 02-01-2008 06:42 PM

As a brand new member of LJ I thank you for including me in the family! Right now, either of the two weekends in June look good for me. I live in Vancouver, but am very willing to make a weekend trip to the Seattle area.

-- Kevin, Vancouver, WA

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Dorje

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#15 posted 02-02-2008 07:04 AM

Keep spreading the wood – I mean word.

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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