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post #1 of 14 Old 05-29-2008, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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Hey ya'll from the beautiful Ozark Mountains!!

Hi,

Just found this forum and thought I'd try it out.

I'm a native Arkansan, but moved to SW Missouri a couple of years ago. I've been working with wood since I was in the 9th grade which puts it at about 35 years, but it's been off and on. A recent bout with unemployment got me back in the mood.

My pride and joy is a gun cabinet I made in 9th grade shop from walnut that was from a tree on my dad's farm. I still own the land where the tree grew and still have the gun cabinet. It is solid walnut with very few nails.

I enjoy fly fishing, fly tying, hunting, playing guitar, and - oh yeah.. that wood working thing...

I hope you have a sense of humor here, because I like to joke around a bit. Try not to hurt feelings, but just enough to keep things from getting too boring.

Anyway, I thought I'd share a couple of my latest projects:

First image is a fly tying station. For those who don't know, you can store your materials and tools here and attach a vise for tying. This one is smaller than many for portability.

Bottom left is a gun vise that I just completed except for the finish. I only have one coat on it, but couldn't wait to share.

The two images on the right are my first attempt at a fly box. This one is about 5x4 inches. A couple of mistakes on this one, but hey... I'm still learning.
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post #2 of 14 Old 05-29-2008, 08:57 PM
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Howdy Terry, yea you are right the little bit of the Ozark mountains I saw where beautiful. I kinda envisioned myself holed up there some day . Welcome from the flatlands of central Illinois.
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Welcome Terry. those projects are nice!

You have some awesome species in your neck of the woods.
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Hi, Terry

Now is the time to get going and make sawdust.

Some nice pieces of work you have there, the good times building them flashes back everytime you look at them, I bet.

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Hello Terry. Nice to see another local. I'm in Seymour, about 35 miles east of Springfield. I was in Nixa just last Tuesday delivering a bar top.

Do one thing at a time, do it well, then move on.
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Hello Terry. Nice to see another local. I'm in Seymour, about 35 miles east of Springfield. I was in Nixa just last Tuesday delivering a bar top.
Ah... Amish country. I go through there when I'm headed back to my wife's farm in Arkansas and to see the grandbaby.

A bar top? Which bar? Or was this for a house?

Thanks for the welcome, guys...

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Ah... Amish country. I go through there when I'm headed back to my wife's farm in Arkansas and to see the grandbaby.

A bar top? Which bar? Or was this for a house?

Thanks for the welcome, guys...
The bar top was for a house but you can see some of my work at the Buckinghams BBQ on 14 HWY.

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Hey, Terry, welcome. I'm a former northwest Arkansas boy myself but now live in northeast Oklahoma. What part of the state you from? I grew up in Alpena, just northwest of Harrison.

And what a coincidence, I also happen to have the same name.

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I'm originally from a little town called "Hattieville" just north of Morrilton which is between Conway and Russellville on I-40. I know Alpena well. I have a cousin who lives in Green Forest.

I cut that board three times and it's STILL too short!!!...
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Welcome to the forum, Terry. I can't say I'm familar with Hattieville, although, I went to college in Russelville several years ago. I see you're currently in Nixa. I have a sister and brother-in-law in your neighborhood - in Republic. My parents still live in the Alpena area and my mom works in Green Forest. It's a small world - especially, that part of it.

I like the saying on your signature. I first heard that twenty years ago, when I worked with an old carpenter in Springdale, AR. He said that frequently.

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Terry,

ATU? I'm an ATU alumni... Class of '81...

I cut that board three times and it's STILL too short!!!...
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ATU? I'm an ATU alumni... Class of '81...
You're just a few years ahead of me, partner - I'm ATU class of '84. Got a BS in Geology there.
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Oh, man... what was that geology instructors name? The older guy...

I was in Agri-Business.

I cut that board three times and it's STILL too short!!!...
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Oh, man... what was that geology instructors name? The older guy...

I was in Agri-Business.

Check your private messages - I didn't want to continue to bore the rest of the forum with ATU stuff. Although, if I have a BS in Geology and you have a BS in Ag Business, we should fit in nicely with this forum. I'm sure there are some others here educated in BS too.
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