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post #1 of 14 Old 10-15-2007, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
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Hi

Just a note to say hi from centeral Iowa. I have been reading some on this site for about a month and joined. I have been doing some woodworking for about 25 years. I am working to get my shop completed and in order if there is such a thing.
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. I have been doing some woodworking for about 25 years. I am working to get my shop completed and in order if there is such a thing.
I don't think there is. Complete probably not, in order definitely not unless you are cleaning and not woodworking. Welcome.
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Hi Rex -

You lucky dog. I'm working on getting some of that beautiful chocolate walnut you guys have down there.

I have to get my shop "back in order" probably every 3 days.
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I'm working on getting some of that beautiful chocolate walnut you guys have down there.
Down where? Oh I just checked your profile, Canadian eh? Yea the walnut grows on trees down here .
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Welcome to the site Rex... glad your here!

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Hi Rex.
Welcome to our forum glad to have you.

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[QUOTE][/Down where? Oh I just checked your profile, Canadian eh? Yea the walnut grows on trees down here .QUOTE]

Minnesotans consider anyplace that does not reach minus 20 degrees in the winter to be "down there" and a sub-tropical environment.
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Minnesotans consider anyplace that does not reach minus 20 degrees in the winter to be "down there" and a sub-tropical environment.[/quote]

Now I am confused (as usual) why did I think you were from Canada? Minnesota eh?, close enough .
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Welcome Rex.

Did you say tool sale?
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[/Down where? Oh I just checked your profile, Canadian eh? Yea the walnut grows on trees down here .QUOTE]

Minnesotans consider anyplace that does not reach minus 20 degrees in the winter to be "down there" and a sub-tropical environment.

Texans consider anything north of the Red River to be "Up There" and too cold to be fit for human habitation. Heck, even some south Texans view us northern Texans as part Yankee.
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I lived in Tucson for a couple years, where they laughingly referred to the first 100 degree day of the year as when "the ice breaks up on the Santa Cruz" the bone dry riverbed that runs thru town. Usually late April or early May, and it just freakin STAYS that way until October. It is just so completely relentless...100-105 every day with cloudless skies. Having been raised in MI I just couldn't take it.

Up here when it gets to 25 below we entertain ourselves by going outside and whipping a glass of water into the air. It all freezes before it hits the ground. Just a big cloud of frozen mist. And you can sometimes hear the trees cracking from contraction. My sister has lived in the Twin Cities longer and recalls in '91 when it started snowing on Halloween night, and by the time it finished there were 36" of snow.



And don't worry Daren...to much exsposure to chainsaw noise loosens some brain connections!
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Hi from Australia
So youve been at it for 25yrs rex,sound like someone like me could learn a lot form someone like you.Ive only got my shed cleaned out recently and set my workshop up, so i'm just a learner.But I do enjoy getting dirty.(Much to the discuss to my wife!).
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Bish unforcantley I am mostly self taught. I started out by building my own garage. (24x32) Then sloooooowly added a shop in the front. I made some knick knack shelves and stuff. Then built a captians trundle bed. Also in added a deck on the house. Then we moved so it was time to start over. Had to wait 7yrs to build a new shop. Got the shed build and the inside finished. LOML needed a new kitchen and dining room and living room and mud room and garage. So now I am back to putting cabinets and etc. in the shop. Then I can start building again. To start with it is some cupboards and base units for the mud room and on and on. Someday with do some real furniture building.
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Sorry about the misspells. Fingers are more use to handleing wrench instead of keyboards
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