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Location: west monroe,louisiana

retired after 32 year at GM in factories spent most of the time as a union was a rewarding job helping other and dealing with the many labor issues but came with a lot of pressure and not much time for relaxing. i rodeoed for 10 to 12 year this was my way of a pressure release plus i really liked it but its a young persons sport.i also played a lot of chess in my younger years a time before computers made it to a masters leval at 17 played in tournaments got trophies and such and got to a point where i thought i was really great till one day i played a grand master in Jackson miss. always loved playing these guys never won thou but always played player that could beat me helped me improve my game. anyway this master and it cost a hundred $ to play a lot of money for me with a chance to get 500 $ he played five at a time well he won all games and did it in very few moves it was embarrassing you see he was blind folded on a timed game at that to get beat by a blind guy grand master r not it took me down off my high horse after the games he said something to me that stuck he said your a good player but i never lose. yea right i know that there aint a horse that cant be rode and a cowboy that cant be threw.he said when i lose i go study that game till i see why i lost then i gain from it so in fact i won something from it.i have used that bit of knowledge a lot just a brief conversation with this man helped me.i use it in wood working craft i make some things that well to say the least its not square.i just keep trying and there are many masters on this site and i,m learning a lot from them. found this later in life seems to be almost addictive wish it was sooner but its fun and relaxing.

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#1 posted 03-31-2011 06:12 AM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 03-31-2011 07:27 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#3 posted 03-31-2011 03:27 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

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#4 posted 04-01-2011 03:22 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#5 posted 07-23-2011 09:38 PM

eddie. i ripped a bunch of scape to 7/8 square, then i glued the pannels together to 12 inch so they would fit into my planner. then i joined them with pocket holes. the only thing i wish i would have done was make a better looking pattern with the colors. i finished the top with mineral oil.

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#6 posted 04-19-2012 11:33 AM

Welcome there fellow southern boy. Glad to know and have ya.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#7 posted 05-21-2012 10:58 PM

Hey… Welcome aboard. I lived in New Orleans for a while years ago.. in Kenner. I even got married there and divorced in Dallas.. I wanted my X’s in Texas..LOL
Anyhow check out my chess sets.. I’m carving one out of Deer and Moose Antler right now..
All the best.
db the LaserGuy

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#8 posted 02-12-2013 01:24 AM

Hi Eddie, I a bit late saying this but Welcome to Lumberjocks!
I just read your history. Love what the chess player said to you are great words! It’s the same way I get the job done.
I’m a retired UAW GM worker (30 years). Retired at the end of 2000 from the Saturn plant. Ended up there after Framingham closed in 89. Just thought I would say howdy after seeing you make the dowel jig a favorite!
Happy Woodworking!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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Bill Swartzwelder

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#9 posted 04-14-2013 09:52 PM

Nice wood shop, and projects

-- What if the Hokey Pokey really is what its all about?

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