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cabinetmaster

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10-11-2009 02:23 AM

Topic tags/keywords: resource lj picnic event

The North and South Carolina Lumberjock picnic was held today in High Point, NC at the Valspar Color Studio. A great time was enjoyed by all in attendance.

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We started off with a lunch that included hamburgers and hot dogs, macaroni salad, baked beans, chips and drinks and a couple of deserts. LJ Cabinetmaster (Jerry Billinger) cooked up the hamburgers and hot dogs for the crew.

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Everyone enjoyed a tour of the Valspar Color Studio given by David King, Valspar Wood Distribution Account Manager and Bill Hawkins (Lumberjock Bhawk).

We then sat around and shared some woodworking stories and showed some of our projects that we had completed and some in the works. Here LJ Huff (John Hufford) shows his freight engine and coal tender to LJ Woodbutcher (Ken McGinnis). It was amazing how much time Huff had put into the engine alone, some 200 hours. Notice the wenge lumber at Ken’s feet? Huff brought that along from a recent project he had done and we all got to keep a share of it for some of our projects.

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Here John shows a wood picture album he made from Birdseye Maple. It is really a nice way to keep your woodworking pictures. I think I will find me some nice wood and veneer it for my album. Maybe I’ll have it done before the next get together.

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John also showed some of his Bandsaw boxes he made. Jerry showed some of the Bowls he had turned and showed some cutting boards and cutting board trivettes he is working on.

Here is a picture of the Lumberjocks in attendance:

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Left to right: Cabinetmaster (Jerry Billinger), BHawk (Bill Hawkins), SgtSnafu (Scotty Shepherd), Huff (John Hufford), and Woodbutcher (Ken McGinnis). Bhawks wife and Huff’s wife and daughter were also in attendance.

It was great that we all got to put real faces with the lumberjocks we converse with online. I think John and several others took some pictures too and will be adding them to this post in the next few days.

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


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Karson

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#1 posted 10-11-2009 03:05 AM

Great looking group. Glad that you were all able to get together.

-- 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 karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#2 posted 10-11-2009 03:41 AM

Wow, wish I had logged on more recently. I would have loved to have been there. Oh well, maybe next time. That’s what I get for spending more time working and less time relaxing on here, haha.

-- Don't take life too seriously, you'll never get out alive.

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#3 posted 10-11-2009 06:11 AM

Looks like lots of fun. I am looking forward to the South West get together on Nov. 7th, Will be great to get to meet everyone.

Thanks for the pics and story.

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

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cabinetmaster

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#4 posted 10-11-2009 07:09 PM

Hey Gr8outdrsman, would loved to have had you there. Send me a PM with your e-mail and I’ll keep tou posted on future ones.

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

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cabinetmaster

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#5 posted 10-11-2009 11:32 PM

I don’t know where the other guys pictures are yet. Hope to have them posted soon.

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

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#6 posted 10-12-2009 12:17 AM

Awesome turn out The Michigan one is in a few weeks. About 10 people so far have commited to being there.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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cabinetmaster

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#7 posted 10-12-2009 01:49 AM

I got the addy. I’ll keep you posted on later events.

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

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#8 posted 10-12-2009 07:16 PM

I had an excellent time at the picnic. Got some free wood, courtesy of Huff and Cabinetmaster! Met a LJ’er who is very near me geographically in SgtSnafu. BHawk was also an excellent host. Valspar is one more impressive facility. I really enjoyed the projects that John and Jerry remembered to bring and share with us. Huff did a blog already and pictured his favorite turning that Jerry did and I have to concur, it was my favorite also. I got to play engineer a while also with Huffs’ Train engine. You really have to see and feel this piece in person to appreciate what kind of Love and time went into making this.
I personally want to thank Cabinetmaster and BHawk for all the time and effort they expended in allowing us to get together at Valspar.Hopefully next time,which I’m looking forward too, I’ll be able to remember and bring some projects to share also.
For those of you who didn’t get a chance to attend, I extend my sincere sympathy. You really missed a great time. I’ve never posted pics’ this way before. Hope they come through.
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Sincerely,
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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#9 posted 10-12-2009 07:47 PM

looks like a great day!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#10 posted 10-12-2009 07:58 PM

I do believe I noticed Ken admiring some square corners in one of those photos.

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

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woodbutcher

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#11 posted 10-12-2009 08:03 PM

CharlieM1958,
You Did Not! Jerrys’ bowls were all round and every wheel on Huffs’ train engine was round! Like I said in my earlier post. You really had to see in person these projects. Now there were some square corners on the FREE Wood that Huff and Jerry brought, and they’ll need some rounding!

Sincerely,
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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CharlieM1958

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#12 posted 10-12-2009 08:37 PM

Okay, woodbutcher, I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt on that one.

But I am relieved to get a look at you, because now I know that your buddy icon is not a recent photo. I had been wondering if any of us regular LJ’s really could compete in the woodworking department with somebody who looked that much like the Ultimate Carpenter. :-)

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

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woodbutcher

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#13 posted 10-12-2009 09:24 PM

CharlieM1958,
LOL-icon-Avatar-whatever! That is actually a photo of the oil on canvas painting my father did. It was his original concept and depiction of a Bible verse. St.John 1:5 My father was a professional portrait artist for many years. This happened to be the last painting he ever completed. I’ve simply adopted it as my icon-Avatar-kinda makes me think of him regularly, I guess. I just wish that I could do with wood what Dad could do with oils and canvas. Dad passed away about 2 1/2 years ago at 77years of age. Since there was only about 21years difference in our ages, in alot of ways we grew up together and there was always alot of competition between the two of us many ways. I was very fortunate to have had him in my life through hunting,fishing,racing and shooting. This is just my remembrance!
Boy I’ll bet you never expected to elict this kind of sentimental reverberation-Huh! Ya’ did notice in the photos though that I was the only LJ’er considerate enough to put a ballcap on my solar panel I hope! Maybe someday we’ll have an LJ event where, you and I meet in round and square corners, that’d be something else! Take care.

Sincerely,
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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Dan'um Style

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#14 posted 10-13-2009 02:35 AM

nice posting … well presented

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

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#15 posted 10-13-2009 02:41 AM

It really was a very good gathering – great food, great company – I enjoyed myself. I am looking forward to the next one ! Thank you Cabinetmaster & BHawk for putting this picnic together.

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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