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Blog entry by dustbunny posted 07-29-2010 04:14 AM 1252 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had the opportunity to visit with Ellen (Ellen35) and Lorna (moonls) at Ellen’s place today.
It was so nice to finally meet the LJ gals. Lenny was going to join us, but we changed the date and he was unable to make it, next time Lenny for sure.

I got to tour both of their shops today, and I’ve decided they must have OCD because both of the shops are spotless and tidy. Next time I will arrive unannounced…hehe.

I was amazed at Ellens cordless drill collection, every one of them has a different tip, ready for use
(coincidence ? perhaps…LOL) She kept pulling out all these really cool tools from her magic cabinet. I never knew you could hide so much under a bench.
We built a wave jig for her band saw, so watch for her post – “the next wave” I am expecting great things.

Lorna has a nice little nook for a shop and has everything stored just so, she is brilliant in her space organization.
A table is in the works, looking forward to the completed project.

Walked to the corner dining hangout for lunch…delicious !! This was a fabulous day for me being able to hang out with the girls, talk shop, build a project, and to see the box that arrived from Mike (littlecope). Felt like family, and I am glad I was able to feel so comfortable, like I have known them forever : )

Thanks Ellen and Lorna


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#1 posted 07-29-2010 04:25 AM

I’m glad to see I’m not the only traveling Lumberjock! Sounds like fun. I could certainly use a little inspiration in the clean/organized shop category.

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#2 posted 07-29-2010 04:36 AM

good day out , lisa .

and your feeling ‘family’ ,

a treasured connection .

that’s what i like around here myself .

maybe next time ,
you can pull the torques out of your
‘magic’ purse , LOL .

-- 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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#3 posted 07-29-2010 05:58 AM

Glad that you were all able to get together.

A great report.

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

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#4 posted 07-29-2010 08:14 AM

Glad to here of LJ’s getting together. I am jealous. My wife got to meet with fellow LJ Mytoya yesterday. She is visiting her grand kids and lives close, so Mytoya stopped by, and did a little wood trading. ( I sent some with the wife just for that) Can’t wait to see what she brings home for me.

Glad to here you had a great time.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 07-29-2010 12:18 PM

And… a good time was had by all!!!

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

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#6 posted 07-29-2010 12:59 PM

Looking forward to the post. A wave jig, hmmmm, When will you be touring Ohio?

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#7 posted 07-29-2010 01:40 PM

It was such a good day to get together; good chat and a chance to learn from each others’ woodworking experiences. Now I need to make a wavy jig too!

-- Lorna, Cape Cod

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 07-29-2010 01:48 PM

I love hearing your story! It is so wonderful that there is such a great common bond through woodworking. Some of my non-woodworking friends just don’t seem to understand how close we can become in a place such as this. I have some friends that I met on a forum when I just started out almost fifteen years ago that are just like family to me. Many I have met in person, and some I have not, but they are wonderful and I consider them friends in every sense of the word.

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful day with us! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#9 posted 07-29-2010 02:01 PM

That is such a wonderful story. I guess we should all clean our shops in case of a visit.

Looking forward to the wave jig. (?)

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 07-29-2010 03:51 PM

Ooops…I forgot to link the wave jig to the blog


To create this

Now you can see what we did yesterday ; )
Get busy Lorna, you need one too !!


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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Mary Anne

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#11 posted 07-31-2010 03:18 PM

Fantastic! How wonderful you gals were able to get together and have some shop time.
It sounds like a great day was had by all.
Of course, I am pea green with envy!

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