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Blog entry by lilredweldingrod posted 01-11-2011 04:04 AM 1025 reads 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Last Friday was special day for me. A fellow Lumberjock and his girlfriend,dropped in on us for a visit. David (FaTToaD) and Meredith went back east for the holidays and came home loaded down with goodies.
We had a good visit (for my part anyway, I couldn’t shut up long enough for him to say much) lol and it was a pleasure meeting Meredith. Note to David; She’s a keeper.
When he left, he gave me some Tupelo gum boards to see what I thought of them.
When I figure out what I want to make with them, I’ll make a posting.
We got ran out of the shop when the sun went down and it turned cold.
My autistic grand son was acting up a bit, as usual, and for this I apologize to David and Meredith. It is always a pleasure to have visits. I hope to have many more in the near future. And I thank you for the Tupelo gum.
For the other Lumberjocks that are not familiar with this wood, it is about the same color as maple, with a grayish grain in the center. I’m sure I will make a box as soon as I find another wood to complement it.
I must say, you meet the nicest people on Lumberjocks. And All the Davids are especially great. lol
My best wishes to David and Meredith, and thank you again for your gift and your kindness.



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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 01-11-2011 04:21 AM

Very good Rand!

Glad you had a nice visit…

It was nice and warm today… during Sun UP…
I was surprised to see the temperature DROP SO FAST when the sun started to get ready to set… but NOT set!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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GaryL

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#2 posted 01-11-2011 04:27 AM

I’m glad you had a nice visit Rand. It’s always a pleasure to spend time with friends, especially ones with similiar interests.
And even better, those that have gifts of wood…lol

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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woodworm

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#3 posted 01-11-2011 04:30 AM

I like this posting.
If you could see my face, you would know that I got carried away….by your excitement.
Take care Rand!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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lilredweldingrod

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#4 posted 01-11-2011 04:36 AM

Joe, It is amazing how much change in temperature the sun makes at sundown.

Gary, Wood is always great, but the exchange of ideas is the best. And I just love Arkies when they visit. lol For a bit of time there were three Arkies in the shop when Fred Weeks dropped by. Maybe we need to have a few of you Yankees to drop in too. lol Save your Confederate money, the South is about to rise again.

Masrol, Any time an LJ visits is an exciting time for me. I just have to share the happiness it brings to me.

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patron

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#5 posted 01-11-2011 04:51 AM

what good things happen
when friends get to met
and share of themselves

here’s to many more
for us all

-- 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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#6 posted 01-11-2011 05:42 AM

Rand
I have a handicapped stepdaughter, and we all know they are a little unusual. Fortunately, nowadays people know a little more about the disabled. I am sure everybody understood. Hope all is well, sounds like you are having fun, and we will be interested to hear about your project with the Tupelo gum wood….......

Isn’t Spring just around the corner?........

Jim

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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lilredweldingrod

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#7 posted 01-11-2011 06:08 AM

David, How well you said it!

Jim, Le Duc (Duke) is a high functioning autistic child. but he has to talk very loud, lol and is a bit obnoxious because his mother is so protective of him. Thankfully he did not get into the bodily functions. lol Learning to redirect him is a challenge to say the least. I think the hardest thing for me is to accept the lack of affection. Being a hugging, kissing type family, it is hard not to get the hugs and kisses when he comes and goes like we get from the other grand kids.

We just have learn to adapt to his abilities and be happy with what we get.

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BertFlores58

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#8 posted 01-11-2011 06:58 AM

Rand, I can only say that if I have the chance to visit you. The way I see it, all your visitor and will be visitors will always be happy because of your hospitality and the sense of humor you have. Thanks and God bless that you are around. By they a belated Holiday greeting last Christmas and Prosperous 2011 for you and your family.

By the way, I have used the spiral bits on my hexagon box and it really make wonder… Thanks again.

-- Bert

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lilredweldingrod

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#9 posted 01-11-2011 07:18 AM

Hey Bert, Megan was down this week end and she was asking about you and Agnes. I told her I would send her love to you and Agnes, so catch! lol
I’m very happy that you like the bit, and you are very welcome, it was my pleasure to send them.
If you ever get the chance to come over to California, be sure to look us up as you are family now. lol
Say hi to all the LJ’s in PI, Best wishes to you. Rand

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BertFlores58

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#10 posted 01-11-2011 08:35 AM

And same here with you Rand or any of your family members will be in the PI I will be very glad to meet them and assist them.

-- Bert

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stefang

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#11 posted 01-11-2011 06:28 PM

Sounds like you had a great visit Rand. You are obviously a very hospitable couple and that is an admirable trait. Nobody from LJ ever stops by to see me, lol.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Dennisgrosen

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#12 posted 01-11-2011 07:32 PM

great to hear about you visit from David the II…. :-)
I just wondred last night why there wasn´t a post yet about it….LOL
you are realy a lucky guy to have visits as often as you seems to have :-)
if it an´t the grandchildren its L J´s popping by with the excuse ”well was just in the neighbourhood”

but …but ….but no picture´s …didn´t happen …...LOL LOL

take care
Dennis

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lilredweldingrod

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#13 posted 01-12-2011 12:35 AM

Mike, My heart feels for you. Hint….move back to California. lol If we can’t stand a 3 inch snow drift here, how can we handle your snow were it gets serious. lol

Dennis, you are so right. I was so busy talking I never thought of the pics. Sorry. I will try to rectify this with next visit.
Now if you were here we could have a sand ball fight. Tell all those hairy legged Danes hello for us. We are still waiting for our Viking invasion.

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FaTToaD

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#14 posted 01-12-2011 01:33 AM

Dennis is right. Rand, next time I come that way, I’m bringing the camera and we’ll get some action shots of you in the shop. Maybe we can get someone here on LJ’s that good a scroll work to make you a sign from one of the photos, like the one Norm’s got for his NYWS. That would be pretty slick.

On a more serious note, I can’t even beging to express how nice it is to sit down and talk with another woodworker, especially a LumberJock.

Being under 30 and living in a town full of engineers, there’s not a lot of “peers” that I can talk shop with. I’ve heard rumors of a few other woodworkers in town, but I’ve yet to meet any. Everytime I stop in to talk with Rand I learn a thing or two, sometimes more! Even talking about tools, blades, jigs, etc is exciting to me. Let’s be honest, my friends couldn’t care less about the new router bit I bought, or that I made my frist cut with a dado blade the other day. I’d probably have to explain what a dado blade was first.

Anyways, thanks again Rand for having us by. I’m sure we’ll stop by again soon. I hope you get some use out that Tueplo Gum, I still can’t figure out what I’m going to do with mine.

David

-- David

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lilredweldingrod

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#15 posted 01-12-2011 03:07 AM

David, You and Meredith are welcome anytime. And I concur on the camera. lol But in truth, the sigh should say “Rand’s Wood Torture Chamber”. We have had to increase the fire pit size out back to get rid of the evidence of the wood abuse.
The great thing about wood is that as long as it is in the rack with stickers, it will wait patiently for us to decide on a proper use.
We enjoyed all the wonderful people that have stopped in recently, and we are looking forward to more visits. Since I can’t travel much for health reasons, I love to have visitors. When in our area, drop in if you have the time, All lumberjocks get preferential treatment. lol

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