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Blog entry by jockmike2 posted 12-16-2007 06:37 PM 927 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Friday I snuck, yes snuck over to Jonhnsons Workbench in Charlotte, Michigan, about an hours drive from my house. They are the biggest place close to me that carry Rockler, Woodcraft, Veneering products, dowelmax supplies, epoxies in quanities as well as ca glues in quantites, barrel hinges etc, etc. anyway after going crazy and about 400.00 dollars later, that we did’nt really have to spend. I decided I’d better stop and and just look around. While doing so, and it getting nigh onto closing time I happen to run into a guy that I started up a conversation with that I found out we had much in common. He had worked (retired from Community Mental Health) in Lansing, that I had sent many patients too at the rehab center I worked at. They were having a guild meeting there that night. He lived about 7-9 miles from me and said there was a Guild in Dewitt a small town about 8-9 miles from me that met the 3rd Tuesday of every month. He invited me to join and I invited him to join LJs. I hope he does he seemed like a wonderful guy. And I talked with the owner who showed me his lathe(just like mine that he put $1600.00 into, same problem) and talked to him about sponsoring the Lumberjocks. Maybe if you send them a note you’ll get some advertising Martin. Any way had quite a weekend. Oh yes, the name of the guild is the Mid-Michigan Woodworkers Guild. mike
Address for Johnsons Workbench 563 North Cochran Charlotte, MI. 48813

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



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#1 posted 12-16-2007 06:39 PM

Satisfying day for Mike!

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#2 posted 12-16-2007 06:40 PM

Thanks Rikkor it sure was, a lot of fun, I don’t get out much. mike

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

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#3 posted 12-16-2007 07:33 PM

Sounds like you had a good run. It sure is nice to visit with like minded folk from time to time.

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#4 posted 12-16-2007 07:55 PM

I hope you bought some nice stuff, that works.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#5 posted 12-16-2007 08:10 PM

well, wasn’t that a rewarding little trip!! Very cool.

Well done, Mike!

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

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#6 posted 12-16-2007 08:30 PM

So, what’d ya spend the money on? Huh? Huh? Show us the take!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#7 posted 12-16-2007 10:02 PM

Hiya, Mike! Thanks for the tip on the MI Woodworkers Guild…I’m a total newbie to woodworking, and this looks like a great resource!

Sounds like you had a good time shopping for toys! What didja get?

-- Living on the square...

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#8 posted 12-16-2007 10:26 PM

Great Mike You didn’t tell me anything of that when we were on the phone. Trying to hide it from me!

Or was your wife close by.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#9 posted 12-17-2007 07:42 AM

Good for you Mike! I wish we had some of the bigger tool distributors here – a Rockler or WoodCraft store would be really neat. I also wish that we had a woodworkers club, or guild or something. We do have a Wood Turner’s Society – but I’m not that much into turning anymore. How is the lathe coming? Any closer to getting it going?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#10 posted 12-18-2007 12:16 AM

Well, let me see if I remember the goodies, I got some veneer, epoxy in jumbo bottles part A and part B, CA glue, thick and thin, spray setting solution, tiny barrel hinges, rare earth magnets, a vacuum jobby for veneer, bri wax, diamond sharpener, thin bandsaw blade, some miller dowels, flox and and a pumper for that, and some wine colored Don Jer paint, for drawer bottoms, some small drawer pulls, very tiny, bench dogs, and various other goodies. However, when I got home needless to say I had to pay the piper. So I had to sit down and go over with my better half, hereby referred to as bh, and decide what I really needed and what I really didn’t need. So with head hanging and bh sitting with the very long receipt in hand I began the long sorting process. Finally finishing with two piles in front of me, one quite large, and one quite small, I was relieved I was able to keep the things I really did need that would, or at least I convinced her(bh), keep me going in the shop. So I will be going back to the Johnsons Workbench in the next day or so for a few returns. I hope they don’t laugh too long. So that tears blur their vision and they make a mistake on the refund. Who knows maybe I’ll find something I can convince bh I really really need. mike

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

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#11 posted 12-18-2007 12:56 AM

Awww Mike, can’t ya just tell her you need all that stuff to make her Christmas present? Ok, ok, birthday present. Alright, anniversary present then. She’s gotta break at some point.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#12 posted 12-18-2007 01:03 AM

...lay it on thick. The up coming benefit for the “starving orphans of four fingered unemployed shop teachers.”

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#13 posted 12-18-2007 01:08 AM

passion vs rational… sometimes you just can’t have it all.. sigh.
(Glad to hear that you found a compromise and you’re both still talking :) )

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

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#14 posted 12-18-2007 01:19 AM

You sound like you don’t believe me Dennis. My bh is a tightwad I’m telling you. She made me sell my 5 lathes in a yard sale so now when my only lathe breaks down, I’m latheless. She won’t let me buy a new one. I’m either gonna have to sell the boat or the quad. What am I to do. mike

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

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#15 posted 12-18-2007 01:23 AM

Is latheless really a word? ;-)

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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