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#1 dww2

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 08:12 PM

I've been checking out the site for a while now and finally decided to join. I've been making sticks and canes off and on for about 35+ years or so (mainly off for the last 20 years) and have been thinking of getting back into it on a more regular basis. Mostly they've ended up in a big barrel in the old barn next to the house, but have given quite a few away over the years, and even sold one to a former co-worker for her Dad's birthday.

I get my blanks for free since the family owns a couple hundred acres of mostly woodland. The tricky bit for the last 20 years has been a place to work on them; the garage the GF and I built was almost immediately filled with junk despite one of the main reasons for building it was to have a workshop.

In addition to sticks I do some wood turning and carving, miniature knife making, and trying to grow giant pumpkins.

 

From what I've read during my weeks of lurking, you folks seem like a really cool and creative gang. Looking forward to getting to know you all better.


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#2 cobalt

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 09:47 PM

probably insane would describe us better

 

we all work in  cramped over filled workshops with stuff in it we will probably never use but think I will keep that you never know when it will be useful. dust and shavings everywhere and the tell tale sign of dusty footprints leading into the house


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#3 Rodney

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Posted 04 February 2017 - 10:12 PM

Nice looking pumpkin in that picture.

Welcome!

I look forward to seeing some of your work.

Rodney



#4 Sean

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 03:25 AM

Welcome. Nice to have woodland nearby.

#5 RandyL476

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 04:23 AM

Welcome to the forum looking forward to seeing your work.

#6 Gloops

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Posted 05 February 2017 - 08:41 AM

Welcome to the forum, looking forward to seeing the fruits of your labour.



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Posted 05 February 2017 - 02:42 PM

Welcome to the forum dww2. Look for ward to getting to your input.

#8 elmsfordlt

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Posted 06 February 2017 - 08:42 PM

I am new here too, but welcome.



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Posted 07 February 2017 - 01:28 AM

Welcome aboard! Cobalt says we are possibly insane, not sure about insane, but definitely 1/2 a bubble off, here anyway!  ;) Looking forward to seeing some of your work.

Mark 



#10 dww2

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Posted 07 February 2017 - 03:03 PM

Thanks for all the welcomes, folks. I'll start a gallery with descriptions of what I've done.

 

To Cobalt (and MJC4) : You guys can't be any crazier than pumpkin growers.


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