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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Cincinnati, Ohio - north

    Just hello.

    New arrival here. Foraged through here a few times over the last couple years and decided to move into the neighborhood. Thought I would say hi. Sort of a wood buster and sawdust maker trying to learn things I never had time for before. Don't enjoy being a couch potato now that I'm retired, so using some of that time to learn new skills. No major projects - just small stuff.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Hayes, Virginia

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    Quote Originally Posted by al heitz View Post
    Sort of a wood buster and sawdust maker.
    Ain't we all? Ain't we all.

    Welcome. I hope this place inspires you to trade your plain remote for rebate plane.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Lewiston, Idaho
    Welcome to the Creek Al! Wade right in the water's fine!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Longview WA
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    Howdy Al and welcome to the Creek. I am always curious as to where people call home, what part of this ball of mud do you call home?

    If you are along the west coast, you just have to step outside to see why so many call it a ball of mud.

    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Fort Smith, Arkansas
    Greetings from Arkansas Al. I've been working my way up to wood buster for some time now. Maybe some day.
    My three favorite things are the Oxford comma, irony and missed opportunities

    The problem with humanity is: we have paleolithic emotions; medieval institutions; and God-like technology. Edward O. Wilson

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Harvey, Michigan
    Welcome to the Creek Al!

    “You never know what you got til it's gone!”
    Please don’t let that happen!
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    In the foothills of the Sandia Mountains
    Welcome Al. I retired 5 years ago, I don't miss being a working stiff one bit.
    Please help support the Creek.

    My wife asked me to take her to one of those restaurants where they make the food right in front of you. So, I took her to Subway and that’s how the fight started.

  9. #9
    Welcome Al. Glad to have you with us!

    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."
    - Sir Edmund Burke

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Bedford, NH
    Glad to have you aboard & to read of your experiences.
    If you don't mind my saying so, enjoy learning the use of tools, the woods, finishing, and the various woodworking techniques that appear on this site as many will offer good advice. However, if your intent is to pass the time during winters, as was my intent when I retired years ago, it'll be easy to make this a year round passtime. Let this be an enjoyable experience, not something that turns into a job, unless that is what you want. You can burn yourself out if you try to do too much at a time.
    Thoughts entering one's mind need not exit one's mouth!
    As I age my memory fades .... and that's a load off my mind!

    "We Live In The Land Of The Free, Only Because Of The Brave"
    “The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living."
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." Winston Churchill

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    Welcome to the forum.


  12. #12
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Cincinnati, Ohio - north
    Jim and others,

    I'm sittng here on northern edge of Cincinnati, Ohio. Spent 47+ years in deaf education at a non-public school - variety of overlapping jobs and hats, including high school teacher; public relations, fundraising, and school photographer; also food service director - sort of typical for career with non-profit charitable organization. Now trying to learn skills I never had to for while teaching and raising a family.

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