Arizona Picnic a Great Success!!!

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Blog entry by scrappy posted 11-08-2009 05:16 AM 4841 reads 0 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just wanted to let everyone know, we had a great time at the LJ Arizona picnic today. Thank you everyone for comeing out and spending time with us. It sure was nice to ba able to put a face with the names.

Had a lot of fun and food. BarBQued burgers and dogs, had lots of other food including, a Pumpkin Pie and cookies that the store owner, Mr Keith Stephens, brought out when he stoped by.

Well, I did not get all the pics, so someone else will have to fill in the holes.

First off here is all the LJ’s that showed up today;
LJ's at picnic

From left to right: Back Row, ROY53 (Roy Letellier), Bill Heitman (not an LJ yet), JOHNNYMO (John Morales), SEER (Jerry Linton), Jim Powell (not an LJ yet), Gene Howe (Gene Howe) Front Row, Cranc (Bob Boyd), Scrappys Squirt (Amanda Cleveland), ME..Scrappy (Dan Davis), fRANKIEB21 (Frank Bye)

WoodWorkerSource supplied us with a couple of tables and plenty of chairs for everyone to gather around.
It was 87 today so we were outside enjoying the weather.

As you can see we had quite a group of people. 14 total, 8 LJ’s 4 spouses and 2 Potential LJ’s

Here is Jerry talking with Jim Powel, and Gene, Roy and Roy’s Wife in the background.

Jim is an “Antique Clock Replicator” He build clocks and other things useing modern tools but old plans, designs, and techniques from the era of the piece. He ever “ages” them so they look like antiques. Looking forward to seeing him on LJ’s. He heard about the picnic from WoodWorkersSource. They put out a newsletter and gave our group a nice mention. Here is a link to the newsletter.

A good picture of Scrappys_Squirt trying to keep an eye on the newest Squirt.

My newest grand daughter was there to keep us entertained also.

Everyone was being brave letting me cook. haha

Gene and Roy deep in thought.

Even my wife got into the party. That is her in the red top talking to Roys wife.

Well that is all the pics I got. (they kept me slaveing over the hot grill) haha

All in all we had a great time. I am sure that connections were made and we will be getting together on a more personal level in the near future. Lots of new freinds made today.

Thank You all for the support and encouragement. When is the next Picnic?


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

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#1 posted 11-08-2009 05:35 AM

I’m glad you guys had a good time.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 11-08-2009 05:53 AM

looks like fun … anyone score any cool wood trades?

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 11-08-2009 06:46 AM

It does look like you all had a good time and you had a pretty goo turnout as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 11-08-2009 03:18 PM

Looks like a great turn out and beautful weather to boot! Glad you had a good time.

-- John @

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#5 posted 11-08-2009 03:48 PM

It was a great time got to meet some real friendly people and it was the most fun I have had in along time here. Counldn’t have been a nicer day either. Thankls Dan and all the gang


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#6 posted 11-08-2009 04:58 PM

Congratulations Scrappy. Sounds like you pulled off a great get together. Glad to see all the pictures of the fun you all had. But I didn’t see any pictures of any projects…...........LOL Was you all having too much fun visiting?............................LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#7 posted 11-08-2009 06:25 PM

It was a LOT of fun. Cabinetmaster, Yes I was haveing a lot of fun visiting. By the time I thought of getting out the camara, I was grilling and the projects were at the far end. Covered 2 tables and several more pieces. (could of used 2 more tables for projects.) haha In the last pic you can see my wife talking with Roy53 wife (I missed her name) they are in front of the projects tables.

I am sure someone else got pics of all the projects and will post.

I recomend attending any picnic in your area. It sure was great to meet everyone.


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

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#8 posted 11-08-2009 06:40 PM

super cool!!! great job on making all that happen…a bunch of us are meeting at the Sacramento Woodworking Show next week…and I am looking forward to that…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 11-08-2009 07:41 PM


Thanks for all your efforts in organizing this event. Kathie and I had a great time. It was great to put faces and names with screen names.

-- Roy L, Arizona

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#10 posted 11-08-2009 08:51 PM

Looks like alot of fun….glad you guys had a good get together….and good weather for it also. Congrats on a job well done!

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#11 posted 11-08-2009 10:07 PM

Congrats to a fantastic event! Such a great feeling to see more and more successful local LJ picnics ;)

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#12 posted 11-08-2009 10:16 PM

So when you going to start coming to the LJ picnic’s Martin?

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#13 posted 11-08-2009 10:58 PM

Congratulations on your first annual event. Great get-to-gether. Nice place to have a meeting.

-- 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 †

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#14 posted 11-08-2009 11:46 PM

It was a great time! Thanks to Scrappy, his wife and daughter as well as to Kieth Stephens. Wife and I enjoyed meeting everyone and talking a little wood. Kieth has a very extensive collection of woods in that store! Even the wife was impressed.
The best part was getting to hold little Lily for the group picture.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#15 posted 11-09-2009 06:28 AM

Thanks for all the comments. It was a blast.

Don’t let Gene fool you. If given half a chance he was going to run off with Lily. I think she stole everyones heart.

Cant wait for the next one.


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

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