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post #81 of 108 Old 01-03-2014, 01:00 PM
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I've always had a habit of buying tools at yard sales, etc. whether I need them or not because hey, a bargain's a bargain. So my wife started calling me Toolman. But since it was taken, and so was Toolman1, Toolman2 stuck.

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post #82 of 108 Old 01-03-2014, 01:27 PM
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A long time ago a coworker gave me the nickname of Bull. I seldom waited for help on anything including a forklift. Many times if I needed something moved I'd find a way to move it myself instead of waiting for help. Well the name stuck all these years, the web site wouldn't let me use the name "Bull" because of it's length so I went with "BigBull"

"Dear Lord, lest I continue in my complacent ways, help me to remember that someone died for me today. And if there be war, help me to remember to ask and to answer, 'Am I worth dying for?'"

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post #83 of 108 Old 01-03-2014, 03:20 PM
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The Robson Valley is the upper part of the Fraser River drainage in Brithsh Columbia.
This is where I live and play. Local mountains around the village are 7,000 - 9,000'.
Major snowmobile destination for the serious sled-heads (top is a 450Hp hill-climber).
Quite a number in the 300-350Hp range.
Several heliski chalets nearby, sounds like a chopper war zone 8AM.
Besides 3 species of grouse, we see Lynx, Bobcat, Cougar, Wolf, Coyote, Mountain Goats, Mountain Sheep, Grizzly & Black bears, Moose, Elk and Caribou. Geese, Cranes and all sorts of ducky things.
On the other side of the village (475), I hunt 2 yr old bison with my checkbook. More than 1 side for each of the past 12 years.

As I grow and sell grapes and new grape vines, around town, many people call me "The Grape Guy."
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post #84 of 108 Old 01-03-2014, 04:06 PM
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It was the name I was called in high school and college.

Even today, some of my old friends from college call me that.

Short for my last name of Hegwood.

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It's me. Mr. Canterbury. (Michael)
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post #86 of 108 Old 01-03-2014, 06:04 PM
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Well since I just saw this, I thought I'd chime in.

Mine started with the first forum I ever joined back around 2001. At the time I lived in Colorado and was big into off-roading and trail driving. I had been building a '89 Chevy Suburban at the time that could carry my 5-person family, 2 Labs and all our gear to the top of some rough areas. At that time, "Burb" was taken and I went with "BurbLover". On the many forums I have joined over the years, I'm typically "BurbLover" but I've shorthand it on a few of the more recent ones.



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post #87 of 108 Old 01-04-2014, 12:36 AM
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Originally Posted by cabinetman View Post
Next time you get to Florida...go fishing for Tarpon.

Ok, I will revise that and say one of the hardest fighting fresh water fish you will find.

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Ok, I'm in.
The moniker is easy---I live in Cuero aaaaaand--wait for it--I'm a Doc. FP by training.
And in reference to above-- have caught tarpon with regularity at Port O'Connor Texas--very much fun!

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Everyday--learning to liberate nice things from ordinary chunks of wood
and I like gnarly wood--outcome is always better than the start.
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Retired Airborne Express pilot.

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post #90 of 108 Old 01-04-2014, 02:51 AM
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Mine was started by a friend referring me to as Uncle Fester as I had a few years on him and my preference for Festools over other brands.
When asked I will usually respond "There's a Festool for that".

Cut it twice, measure once and it's still too short.
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post #91 of 108 Old 01-04-2014, 11:27 AM
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Lola is our horse, ranch is a bit of an exaggeration, mini-ranch is more accurate.

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post #92 of 108 Old 01-04-2014, 12:10 PM
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Mine means "at this age your best bet is to use your actual name so you don't forget it"
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Some time around 1999 or thereabouts, I went fishing with a friend I had met on an internet fishing forum. We met up with a guy over in Beaumont, Tx and fished Lake Sabine that day. Later while hanging out at the boat ramp, Walkin' Jack says "Mikey, we need to come up with a handle for ya". I said well, my name is MT Henderson, and MoJo from Beaumont, in all his splendor, blurted out "MT Stringer"! Well, I did get skunked that day, and the name has stuck ever since.

That's my story and I'm stickin to it. :-)
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post #94 of 108 Old 01-04-2014, 01:37 PM
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I was given the nickname Crusader or Cru as my family calls me, by my grandmother for defending her honor. You see my grandmother was the town librarian and school librarian in upstate NY and I used to spend all my summers up there, anyway the summer I was 9 we were at the local beach on Lake Champlain and these local boys after finding out who my grandmother was started calling her by her nickname. Her name is Lucille and her nickname was juicy Lucy, I know kinda funny but at the time well that didn't set right with me and being the third of four boys I was already used to taking a lick or two and I went right up to one of them and gave him a nice wallop right in the eye. I then proceeded to get the snot beat out of me.
Upon returning home to my grandmothers, she patched me up and said I was her little crusader.
My younger brother started running around yelling "Eric's a crusader, Eric's a crusader!" My Uncle Mark stated the crusader was much better nickname than "peanut" so it just stuck. My family still calls me "Cru" and it's cool because every time I hear that I think of my grandmother and how much I adored her.
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post #95 of 108 Old 01-04-2014, 02:12 PM
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Mine is the first half of my last name (Mortland). Short, to the point, sounds strong.

It was also my grandfather's nickname, because he thought it sounded better than Orville.

I'm always amazed when a forum site has it available, so I make sure and snatch it up.

I hate signatures.
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Kelso is the name of the little town where we live and Chris is my first name. I try and use it on most of the boards I belong too.
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Mine is my favorite character in my favorite book series.
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post #98 of 108 Old 01-05-2014, 05:25 AM
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R.J. = Russian Joiner.
Русский Столяр.
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post #99 of 108 Old 01-05-2014, 06:53 AM
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Mine is part of my last name, nothing fancy..

Turning good wood into designer firewood on a daily basis.....

I never plan my days. "Premeditated" is a word Lawyers love to toss around in courtrooms.
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Mine is pretty self explanatory. :P
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