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MRod

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2300 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: community colorado schools local website

Hi,
I would like to get the conversation started on creating local forums/mini-sites in LJ/local hang outs, here’s my reasoning:

LOCAL CONNECTIONS and FRIENDS:
I love the web’s ability to connect me to the world, but I also want to meet local wood workers to organize locally and understand the scene around me.

For example, through a Craig’s list posting I came upon a local woodworker about a mile from my house. She needed some scrollsaw/bandsaw help and gave me some wood in exchange for the work. THAT’S AWESOME to me, I want a place where I can find more exchanges like that.

GROUP PURCHASING POWER:
Recently I posted a titled, Colorado - Interested in Road Trip for 1000bf of Walnut, Oak, Chestnut?

It would be nice to hook up with folks locally to buy wood, especially here in softwood land of Colorado.

IDEAS AND LOCAL INTERESTS for wood workers
- As these local sites build up with people local advertisers could run ads and to offer services to them.
- There is a local woodworking school, Red Rocks Community College, www.rrcc.edu, that has an EXCELLENT program for wood workers. I bet most wood workers in the state don’t even know about this. I would want to share this information.

These are a few examples, but I know there are more. Of course I would LOVE To be a community leader for a Colorado community. I am sure other folks across the world would also like to do the same.

MY TWO CENTS,
Peace,
MROD!

-- MRod, Henderson, Colorado by way of Brooklyn!


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Karson

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#1 posted 2300 days ago

I think it’s a great idea. I belong to a woodworking club, but the meetings don’t do all that I want from a “Buddy” in woodworking. it would be nice to find someone or thing closer.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 2300 days ago

I agree with Karson. The nearest club in my neighborhood is about an hours drive. That is a little far for attending on a regular basis. Other than that there simply isn’t any local network available.

Good idea.

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

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dennis mitchell

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#3 posted 2300 days ago

It sounds like you want a Lumberjock picnic!

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MRod

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#4 posted 2299 days ago

A yes – exactly Dennis. A local get to know a fellow LJ – LJ picnic would kick off local groups nicely.

I’ll put that on the agenda. That works great this time of year too!

Keep your ideas around this subject coming folks!

-- MRod, Henderson, Colorado by way of Brooklyn!

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Roper

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#5 posted 2299 days ago

sounds like a good idea to me. i am in the red rocks program and it is great. hey by the way what happen with the walnut?

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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MRod

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#6 posted 2298 days ago

You mean the walnut open for auction, or the walnut I asked recently about that I have drying out back that is more WHITE than BLACK.

Well, the walnut is still drying, and the auction is over – I didn’t bite but it went for $358 = 1000 bf uncut black walnut logs. WOW! That’s like $2.80 a bf, not including shipping.

QUESTION: Are you taking classes in the program towards a degree, certificate, just for fun? I was thinking about continuing this fall with the artisan program. That will get my feet wet in everything from lathe work to veneering..

-- MRod, Henderson, Colorado by way of Brooklyn!

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dirtclod

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#7 posted 2297 days ago

With the cost of gasoline, I think it’s a good idea. Knowledge share, local wood species and swapping items would be easier.

Maybe I didn’t understand, $358 for 1000 bf should be around $.36 a bf. Depending on grade, that’s a good price for logs. But I did see some large defects.

-- Wonderful new things are coming! - God

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