|Forum topic by cabinetmaster||posted 10-11-2009 02:23 AM||1542 views||0 times favorited||17 replies|
10-11-2009 02:23 AM
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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