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Location: Torrington WY

Cabinetmaking Apprentice, 1945-1948. G.M. Modelmaker '52-'70,layoff permanent, moved to Wyoming. Carpenter for Contractor 1 Year opened Business, until '80, then depression, no work until Heart Attack in '83. ,85 moved to Florida ran cabinetshop for owner, second owner owed me plenty and went bankrupt. ( another Bust) Earned Teaching certificate and taught cabinetmaking, Furnituremaking, millwork for Vocational Institute until retirement in ,97.
Still not retired. That enough? Karl.

-- Karl, Wyoming

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#1 posted 2148 days ago

Loren, OK, you describe my machine perfectly, I love it, had it for about 12 years, bought it used, but now seem to have a glitch like new ballbearings. As you say parts are easy to get ? WHERE? Laguna Tools never returned my calls. Please contact me at

( I learned my trade in Germany starting in 1945, was a modelmaker for GM for 18 years, had my own business for 15 years, and retired as Shop-Teacher in ‘97, ain’t retired yet, don’t know how. ) Thanks, Karl.

-- Karl, Wyoming

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#2 posted 2148 days ago

Loren, a PS, taught an apprentice in Florida to build Entrance Doors Look up, and Grand Entrance on the net. now I live in Wyoming.

-- Karl, Wyoming

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#3 posted 2148 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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#4 posted 2148 days ago

Max, Thanks, at least I think that was meant for me, ( LOL)

-- Karl, Wyoming

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#5 posted 2147 days ago

Hello Karl,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be a rewarding and informational part of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 2147 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 2147 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.
God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 2147 days ago

Scott, trifern, ND2ELK, thanks for the hearty welcome.

Loren, I found Lagunasupport and now know where I can get Parts for my Robland. Y’ll have a good one.

-- Karl, Wyoming

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#9 posted 2146 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks Karl. This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 2146 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#11 posted 2146 days ago

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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#12 posted 2146 days ago

Hi Friends, now all I have to find out is how to upload pics to my blog or the Gallery.

-- Karl, Wyoming

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#13 posted 2137 days ago

Hi, Friends, been trying to upload some pics but been too busy getting native sawn pine from local mill, plus cutoffs for firewood, and etc, etc, like cleaning the shop which never looked so bad in umpteen years. Getting caught up and pleading for your patience. Karl

-- Karl, Wyoming

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#14 posted 2127 days ago

Shucks, never expected for someone to order something from my website.
Wil Mackarels never end? after years of no contact? Guess now I have to get the Lead out, eh?
He want’s my ” Delicate veneered Table” as my Daughter calls it.
Well, Heeeeere goes.

-- Karl, Wyoming

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#15 posted 2092 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

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

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