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Forum topic by BentheViking posted 07-16-2011 03:37 PM 1090 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BentheViking

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07-16-2011 03:37 PM

So after being in New Orleans for over 3 years, my wife found out the other day that she is being transferred to Westchester County, NY. I was just wondering if there were any other LJ’s on here that would be able to help me with some local knowledge when I get up there…best places for tools, hardware, and most importantly decent lumbers. I will be living (temporarily) in her mom’s basement which has a small shop (about 4’ or 5’ wide, but quite long) which I will have to figure out how to make work for the short term. Not so excited about moving out of my 13’x13’ current shop that has a bench, cabinets, and a wood storage rack, but ya know it is what it is. At least there is going to be a workbench already there and I will be able to have a shelf as well.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 07-16-2011 03:44 PM

Darn it! Another couple leaving town. There ain’t no crawfish in Westchester County, Ben!

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

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BentheViking

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#2 posted 07-16-2011 03:53 PM

I know Charlie it sucks. We will always love New Orleans and its making it hard to leave, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Luckily we aren’t leaving for another 2.5 months so we will have time to enjoy a few last things, and I told her that I have to build the rocking alligator before we go.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#3 posted 07-16-2011 10:18 PM

Don’t forget to swing by and stop at Minddendorf’s for catfish and gumbo on the way out of town on I55. Good luck on your move. I’ve found that the NE is a better place for getting wood and woodworking tools than the deep south.
Mark in Denham Springs,LA

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#4 posted 07-16-2011 10:23 PM

Ben,

You’re leaving “Hell With Humidity” for the “Frozen North” and you’re Waiting for the worst to be over? You’ll be right in the middle of hardwood heaven but you’ll need snow tires in may to get it.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#5 posted 07-16-2011 10:27 PM

Ok what is GUMBO is it soup ?or fish ?soup ?or stew ?or what? I think it’s either crab or crawfish we say crayfish based sounds good too. I need to knw even though I am on a lifetime eating plan (not diet) LOL Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 07-16-2011 11:29 PM

Alistair, there are many types of gumbo. Seafood gumbo, okra gumbo, gumbo filet (seasoned with sassafras leaves), and the list goes on. Basically, gumbo is just a soup that has a lot of different ingredients in it. And it is usually served over rice.

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

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BentheViking

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#7 posted 07-17-2011 12:14 AM

Charlie you forgot chicken and sausage gumbo….my favorite of them all.

Alistair check this one out—http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gumbo

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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fussy

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#8 posted 07-17-2011 04:31 AM

Alistair,

I’ve never even seen gumbo and I’m on a see food diet. I see food, I eat it. I have, however eaten Haggis. It made turnips taste good.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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mrg

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#9 posted 07-17-2011 04:33 AM

Bentheviking their is a woodcraft just over the border in CT.

-- mrg

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Arch_E

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#10 posted 07-17-2011 04:28 PM

We’ll sure miss you down here, though I just discovered you were here :-)

Arch
near NOLA (Mandeville, above sea level)

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Madwood

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#11 posted 07-17-2011 10:13 PM

Ben, have no fear moving to Westchester, NY…it’s FAR from being a frozen tundra. Sure, it’ll be cold, sure you’ll have some snow, If you’ve never driven on ice, you’re in for a real treat!. See, that’s the nice thing about being raised in the snow belt, right off Lake Ontario, we’re bred for it. 2 or 3 FEET of snow is just a flurry to us!

Anyway, there are alot of woodworkers, wood sources, tool sources up here in the Great North, you will feel right at home.

Oh yeah, crawdads are good, but alot of work for not much reward. Now a big bowl of venison chili…that’s another story!

-- In the shop making chaos out of order

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