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Forum topic by Roger Clark aka Rex posted 09-05-2009 07:36 AM 1650 views 0 times favorited 34 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Roger Clark aka Rex

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09-05-2009 07:36 AM

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Hello Folks,
I joined LJ’s some months ago and have been a daily reader of posts and found it is a great group to be in. I would like to have some Buddies but I don’t know how find or make any.
I am only a novice at woodworking which I was suggested to me as a sort of therapy after being retired through health reasons. I’ll be 67 this month and I have spent the last few months “getting stuff together” in my shop so that I can learn the basics of woodworking. I have made some patio chairs and table, also a couple of raised mobile planters and currently I am making 2 mobile tool benches so that I can move things around.
There are times when I have questions and need advice and I don’t know any woodworking people locally to contact.
So I would be gratfull to have some buddies who would put up with me and my wicked sense of humor and my woodworking dumbness. Anyone out there want to take a chance on me?

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#1 posted 09-05-2009 08:22 AM

Hopefully here at lumberjocks we are all buddies. If you have a question simply post it and anyone here would be happy to answer. If they don’t have the answer your question would in turn teach them. It’s a win win. There’s always going to be conflict, but when the topic is over we are all still lumberjocks, and all lumberjocks are my buddies.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 09-05-2009 12:33 PM

Roger, the main purpose of the buddy list is to get a notice whenever someone on the list posts a project, forum/blog topic or workshop post. This is a convenient way to keep up with the activities of various members whose work/commentary that you have an interest in following. But the down side to this is those of us who are particularly active can generate a lot of e-mail notifications. But feel free to add anyone to your list. I feel it always is a compliment to be added to someone’s list.

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

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#3 posted 09-05-2009 01:43 PM

I’ll be your buddy and I’m sure My buddies who are smarter but not as good looking will be your buddies too. I even have a Buddy whose name is Buddie!

-- There's many a slip betwixt a cup and a lip.--Scott

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#4 posted 09-05-2009 01:55 PM

just click any ones home page ,
and under their picture is ,
add buddie .
click it , and you will be notified
anytime they post something ,
then in that post , at the top you can
click watch and anything in that
post will come to you ,
to keep track of the responces ,
if you have had your fill ,
you can unwatch that post anytime you like .
i just added you to mine , so i will know anything you do ,
if you click mine , you will know anything i do .
ask away , the only losers ,
are the ones that don’t share !

-- 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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Don Newton

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#5 posted 09-05-2009 02:26 PM

Welcome Roger….as others have said, post away, sit back and be overwhelmed by all the responses!

-- Don, Pittsburgh

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#6 posted 09-05-2009 03:08 PM

Just add me to your buddie list. I added you to mine. I’m almost to retirement and I’ll try to help anyway that I can.

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

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#7 posted 09-05-2009 04:29 PM

seeing has how both of us are going to be 67 this month, (23rd) I’ll add you as a buddie, us older ones have to look out for each other, otherwise the younger ones will run right over us, LOL.

-- Smitty!!!

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#8 posted 09-06-2009 03:51 PM

not really, so far I have been fast enough to stay ahead of them.
if I can’t dazzle them with my brilliance, I baffle them with my bullshit!

-- Smitty!!!

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#9 posted 09-06-2009 03:59 PM

hopefully, we will learn from each other.

-- Smitty!!!

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#10 posted 09-06-2009 04:01 PM

I hope you don’t mind someone older than you as a Buddy?

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#11 posted 09-06-2009 04:05 PM

I normally disqualify Texans from being on my buddy list, but I’ll make an exception since I see you are a transplant. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#12 posted 09-06-2009 05:22 PM

Hi Buddies !! Thank you for desperately wanting to be my buddy – just goes to show how many disturbed people there are out there! I am in the market for more buddies as I understand that the rule is that new buddies have to send in a $5 fee + S/H, so I’m expecting the sent fees will help me get a few things!
OMG you think, what can of worms have I opened? Well seriously this is my weird humor showing, so just read it as such. People use humor as a shield or way to combat things you could spend your life worrying about. We all have our own “problems” and the best way to deal with them is to focus more on things that are OK and inject a little humor along the way.
I have prostate cancer and have to fight to stop it spreading, so I am on lots of meds that sometimes prevent me from doing anything. Woodworking is my therapy and even though I really don’t know much about it I do find it fills my time with a lot of satisfaction – yeah and even pride. There are tons of things I want to learn about: different woods, jigs, making joints and finishing to name a few, thus I can move forward.
Lately I have not made any items as I am working on making 2 mobile tool carts so I can roll them around the shop. When I get straight I will post some pics of my shop and tools. I have been very fortunate in getting tools together with retirement gifts and a small amount of savings I had – so I have blown my wad and what I have it IT.
I have tools I have never used, mainly because I don’t know how to use them and yes I’m a bit scared of them – which I believe is a healthy outlook.
Just to recap: I am originally from England and have lived in Texas since 1977. I came to the US accepting a teaching position in Engineering Drafting and Design and CAD at a Techical College which I did for 8 years. I became a US citizen and refer to myself as an Anglo-American – I just open my mouth and people know I’m not from here! I am married to a gem of a woman (took a lot to train her) who has nursed and looked after me and put up with me, we really do have a great relationship and I have managed to wean our diet off of chicken fried steak and beans and bring in roast beef and Yorkshire Pudding. Yeah I also drink hot tea with milk and sugar (in a china cup – it matters) and we have the best of both cultures in our world.
Of course my humor pops up everywhere and Texans think I am “strange” but harmless.
I really do appreciate all those that responded to my SOS. LJ’s is one of the better things in life and a place to interact with REAL people.
Best Regards,

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#13 posted 09-06-2009 05:28 PM

sorry to hear about your prostate problem, hope all goes well with that. why did you have to mention yorkshire pudding? I haven’t had any for years, my grandfather was from England, that is where I learned of it.
oh man , now I am hungary.

-- Smitty!!!

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#14 posted 09-06-2009 05:37 PM

I’ll be glad to be on your buddie list Roger. There’s a great list of the top craftsmen offering to help. I’m still working to get on that list. I’ll pray your recovery is a quick and complete one.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#15 posted 09-07-2009 10:48 AM

Hey Roger,
Be happy to be on your Buddie list if you wish…..... I would enjoy a chat with an Expat….take care.

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