A while back had some LJs over and a tribute to an ole friend that had passed away . What a awesome bunch of woodworkers there are on this site ,all walks of life sharing the journey of wood working .from Masters to beginners . Its just sometim...
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retired after 32 year at GM in factories spent most of the time as a union rep.it 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.
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A few week back some of the frequent flyer on the Stumpynubs thread wanted to give a ole friend Roger/Rex http://lumberjocks.com/utrbc001a tribute .we had lost him to a battle he had with Cancer .the world is a bit dimmer without him will miss h...
Being a newbee or at least in the early part of a journey on learning this craft its been a real learning curve .From the start it was for me. Not even real sure on even reading a tape measure to never have hear of a box joint to the many differe...
you know someone told me you dont seem to care for things or wealth i told them they are blessing from God as i see it and to love either is a sin but thats just the way i see it ,i do have treasures worth more than any gold r silver like when my ...
back in the summer a few months back i was building some yard chairs and benches .it got to consuming all my time as i proable work slower than most ,but a friend was having his 36 year anniversary so i asked a LJ friend if he could build a b...