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Blog entry by hunter71 posted 1567 days ago 2574 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a call from a fellow LJ a month back stating he would be heading through my area and would like to stop by and see me and my trucks and tractors in person. Now I have a new friend that we have shared more than a few typed words with. I am going to make it a point to look up fellow members and attempt to visit them as we travel around this world. I feel it will make all of us closer. BTW Huntsville, AL Woodworkers show is 4/23,24 & 25/ 10 Maybe we will meet there. Doug Perkins {Hunter71}

-- A childs smile is payment enough.



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docholladay

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#1 posted 1567 days ago

Hunter, that is pretty cool. That is such a great idea. I love the way you openly welcome folks to come by for a visit. It reminds me of when I was a kid growing up in Pell City, Alabama. We almost always had company coming over for a visit at our house growing up. We always had a cup of coffee or a glass of tea ready and waiting for folks when they would stop in. These days, I barely know my neighbors names. I have to wonder if the world wouldn’t be a nicer – AND SAFER – place, if folks took the time to get to know each other and look out for each other more. I will have to come to Mentone soon and stop by and pay you a visit. Consider yourself invited to stop by the next time you get down close to Birmingham.

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

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jockmike2

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#2 posted 1567 days ago

You find out Lumberjocks are really great people and not just bs’ers on a typewriter heh? Not just me but a bunch of us found that out the first time we got together to have a picnic last fall in Lansing, it was like we were old friends and already knew each other. Really a spooky feeling, but very true. I feel real lucky to have a couple of them coming to my place to learn, ya right, turning skills. It’s great, they are great people and I look forward to our meeting each week. Hey that’s an idea, how about a regular lumberjock meeting each week? We ought to chew that one over!!!

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

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scrappy

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#3 posted 1567 days ago

Love it when we LJ’s can get together. More and more we are in an electronic age. At least this way, we are meeting people and getting to know one another. Meeting in person is a BIG bonus.

Scrappy

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

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Dennisgrosen

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#4 posted 1566 days ago

I love to hear about when L Js spent some time together in this world
and as Scrappy says it´s a big bonus to realize it ain´t just some
letters on a screen but it is a real persen on the other end of the line
persenly I look forward to the day it happen to me

Dennis

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FloridaArt

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#5 posted 1557 days ago

You mentioned woodworker show this weekend in Huntsville. My sawdust buddy and I went to the big annual woodworker show in Tampa a few weeks ago. It was excellent! My first time and much better than I was expecting. I really liked the Carter Guide (band saw demo), and the Kreg Jig demo, and the crown molding demo—just to name a few. Have fun this weekend!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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