LumberJocks

Met a Local LJ and Acquired a new Planer

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by Dallas posted 922 days ago 897 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Dallas's profile

Dallas

2866 posts in 1114 days


922 days ago

This morning a wonderful thing happened…
The wife and I got up and drove over to Temple, TX to meet with a local LJ'er that I met here on LJ’s.
Todd and his wife, were very gracious and even though it was cold showed us around the well equipped shop. I have to say, Todd is made of tuff stuff…. he stood out in the wind, (at home we call it a ‘Prune Wind, ‘cause it goes right through you!), in a thin shirt in 30° weather and talked wood working, while I, a good ex-North Dakota boy was all bundled up and shivering like a quaking aspen.

I took a little bit of rough cut cedar and a block of chinaberry that I had left from a limb that came down last fall.

Being the kind person he is, he allowed me to take home a nice little Craftsman planer that will work well in my shop until I can get my big Delta rebuilt.

All in all, we had a great time and hope they can come see us sometime and bring their SUV so I can fill it up with wood from my growing stock!

Thanks Todd and Company!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!


20 replies so far

View PRGDesigns's profile

PRGDesigns

204 posts in 940 days


#1 posted 922 days ago

What county in East Central Texas are you in? We are in the North Dallas area (SE Denton County). I was trying to find some way to search for Texas LJ’s in my area and only came up with the Shops page. Thanks.

-- They call me Mr. Silly

View Dallas's profile

Dallas

2866 posts in 1114 days


#2 posted 922 days ago

I’m in Robertson County, about 1.5 miles south of Franklin on US79. Stop by sometime!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

View RibsBrisket4me's profile

RibsBrisket4me

1376 posts in 1132 days


#3 posted 921 days ago

Dallas, the pleasure was Tricia’s and mine. It was great to me you and your lovely wife. The Chinaberry and cedar you brought have amazing grain.

I hope that planer can be of use to you. I know driving all the way out here was not the best way to spend your day off, but we are glad you did.

Next time we need to hook up when it’s not so cold! :-)

It’s sleeting here now!

Hope your week is great!

Todd

-- http://www.PictureTrail.com/gid6255915

View Viking's profile

Viking

857 posts in 1822 days


#4 posted 921 days ago

HeyTodd;

That was a very nice jesture to a fellow LJ. If you ever find yourself in Colorado County Tx., look us up.

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

View Karson's profile

Karson

34870 posts in 3027 days


#5 posted 921 days ago

Great to see LJ’ers working together to enjoy the trip of woodworking.

-- 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 †

View RibsBrisket4me's profile

RibsBrisket4me

1376 posts in 1132 days


#6 posted 921 days ago

Will do Rick!!!!!! Same here. If you are ever in Bell County give me a shout!

-- http://www.PictureTrail.com/gid6255915

View tenontim's profile

tenontim

2131 posts in 2371 days


#7 posted 921 days ago

Todd, are you sure you don’t live in New Baden. I know, wrong side of town. I went to school in Franklin. I lived on a little farm about 10 miles out on 2446. Left to join the Navy in ‘74 and spent 22 years there. Retired at my last duty station, in Maine and stayed up there about 10 years. Started up a custom furniture business and moved it all to San Saba, TX in ‘05. I looked at buying a place back in Franklin, but the property prices have gone up considerably since ‘74, so we settled on San Saba. Closer to the wife’s folks, who are over in Kerrville. Haven’t been over to “Booger County” since about ‘85, but I’ll have to give you a shout if we’re ever over that way. Feel free to stop by if you’re ever over this way.

View Bertha's profile

Bertha

12951 posts in 1320 days


#8 posted 921 days ago

Awesome story. Some dudes are just built for the cold. I’m not quite manly enough yet.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

View Dave's profile

Dave

11149 posts in 1466 days


#9 posted 921 days ago

I love it when we come together. Thank you for sharing.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

View RibsBrisket4me's profile

RibsBrisket4me

1376 posts in 1132 days


#10 posted 921 days ago

I grew up in New England, went to school in Nebraska. I have not yet seen a truly cold day in Texas, even after living here for 9 years. :-)

I’ve only been on this site for 200 days, and already it’s obvious there are some great people and some amazing woodworkers here. I was happy to give Dallas a tool I no longer needed and made a great friend in the process.

Cheers to all my LJ brothers and sisters.

-- http://www.PictureTrail.com/gid6255915

View Dallas's profile

Dallas

2866 posts in 1114 days


#11 posted 921 days ago

Tim, Todd lives farther west in the Temple area. I live in Booger County. Living in Franklin has been great, but I’ve been thinking about moving to the metropolis of Hearne and that way I can raise the median IQ of both towns! LOL

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

View RibsBrisket4me's profile

RibsBrisket4me

1376 posts in 1132 days


#12 posted 920 days ago

Dallas…HAHAHA, you crack me up!

-- http://www.PictureTrail.com/gid6255915

View tenontim's profile

tenontim

2131 posts in 2371 days


#13 posted 920 days ago

Dallas, sorry I got the names inverted. When I lived in Franklin, there wasn’t much more in Hearne, except they didn’t roll up the sidewalks at 5pm. And they had a Pizza hut. For real excitement, we had to go into Bryan/College Station. Todd, you’re welcome to come on over anytime also.

View BentheViking's profile

BentheViking

1752 posts in 1190 days


#14 posted 920 days ago

Always love the community spirit of this site

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

View RibsBrisket4me's profile

RibsBrisket4me

1376 posts in 1132 days


#15 posted 920 days ago

Tim,

Scott/White has a clinic in SanSaba so you may see me there working someday :-)

-- http://www.PictureTrail.com/gid6255915

showing 1 through 15 of 20 replies

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase