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Visit with a fellow LumberJock #1: I visited with fellow LJ - Grizzman.

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Blog entry by docholladay posted 1210 days ago 776 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of stopping by and visiting with fellow LJ, Grizzman. He lives in a small community about 1 1/2 hours from where I do and I was traveling close by on business. I was able to meet him and his wife. They gave me a tour of their home and then the shop. It was such a pleasure to meet them. Grizz lives in a small house/cabin that he and his sons built. Not only did Grizz build his own house, but he also built most of the furniture that they have in the house. There are some nice pieces in his home, many of which are posted as projects here on LJ’s. In addition, he and his sons also built his shop building. His shop is nice and spacious (compared to mine anyway) and is well equipped. I was kind of drooling over his Delta Unisaw. He also has a very nice woodworking bench that he build himself. When he found out that I liked turning, he gave me a nice piece of holly wood and also a piece of dogwood. I’ll have to come up with something special to make with them.

Thanks Grizz,

Doc

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc



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NBeener

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#1 posted 1210 days ago

He and I have been friends for quite some time now, but—unlike you—I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting him or his wife, or seeing ALL of the results of his labor and talent.

I’m always glad to hear when a couple of the LJs CAN meet, in the Really Real World.

Thanks for letting us know !

-- -- Neil

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Beginningwoodworker

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#2 posted 1210 days ago

Sounds good!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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jockmike2

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#3 posted 1210 days ago

GOOD FOR YOU! I’D LOVE TO MEET THE GRIZZ MANO E MONO. I GOT A FEELING WE’D LOOK LIKE TWINS EXCEPT I’M PERTIER THAN THAT OLE MUD HEN (COOT, A MEMBER OF THE DUCK FAMILY). GLAD YOU HAD THE EXPERIENCE. HE’S A PRETTY COOL OLD GUY.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 1210 days ago

I’m jealous I always wanted to meet Grizz in person. I’m glad you guys had a wonderful visit. It can be a special experience having one of your Lj buds stop by and spending time together.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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ellen35

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#5 posted 1210 days ago

I feel like I know Grizz very well… he is a true friend to those who choose to be his friend.
He is a gentleman and a gentle man. I too wish I could meet him… some day.
Ellen

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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grizzman

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#6 posted 1210 days ago

it was certainly my pleasure to have docholliday come to my home and my shop , we had a really nice visit and it was so nice to have a fellow wood worker stop by so that we could talk of wood working, doc has a love for hand tools and making the handles for a lot of the tools he has, i hope to someday stop by his place and see his shop and hand tools that he has acquired, some from his dad and his uncle.yes it was a very nice day, thanks for coming by doc , and the offer will always stand for you to stop by with that truck and get some more wood…so far all those who have commented are my wonderful friends here and i thank you all for your friendship…thanks so much…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#7 posted 1210 days ago

Doc:
So you didn’t get to sample the sausage and kraut Grizz is famous for? Hey man, lucky escape.
That old Grizzman is one in a million (or 25,000 or so), he’s always very courteous to me and I have a lot of fun with him ….. always joking. I’d love to meet him someday.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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patron

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#8 posted 1210 days ago

another forward pass at LJ’s

always good to meet in person

i always feel blessed
with the ones i have met

real people
real life
real good

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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majeagle1

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#9 posted 1210 days ago

A man I consider my friend also…..... sure would like to meet him someday and visit like you did. Great opportunity for both of you. It is always fantastic to meet up with fellow LJ’s!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks, http://majesticeagleww.etsy.com/, http://www.flickr.com/photos/majesticeagle/

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mafe

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#10 posted 1209 days ago

That sounds like a wonderful time.
I envy that building his own house, it was always a dream of mine.
Wish I could have been there.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Dennisgrosen

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#11 posted 1209 days ago

thank´s so much for looking into Grizzman and see how he and the wife has it :-)
and from your words it seems to allbeing well in the little fammely :-)
except we miss one thing the oblique picture ….LOL
these meetings among other things is what makes L J so great :-) :-) :-)

thank´s for sharing it with us Doc. ...... one day when I winn the L….. well I better start buying tickets first

take care all of you
Dennis

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