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  1. Lola Ranch
    12-30-2011 11:09 AM - permalink
    Lola Ranch
    go to user "control panel", then "edit options", then click the appropriate boxes

    Bret
  2. racfurniture
    12-30-2011 02:20 AM - permalink
    racfurniture
    I don't know how to turn it on.. I'm looking all over the place in the control panel..
  3. Lola Ranch
    12-30-2011 01:33 AM - permalink
    Lola Ranch
    It says "your private messages are disabled" Ha, see if you can turn it on
  4. Lola Ranch
    12-30-2011 01:21 AM - permalink
    Lola Ranch
    I'm going to switch our conversation to "Private Message"
  5. Lola Ranch
    12-30-2011 12:16 AM - permalink
    Lola Ranch
    Yes, Mr Krenov came by my shop one day, but not to see me. He was with a friend of mine who was working with Krenov on some promotional thing. I did have a nice chat with him, it was quite a treat!

    Thank you for the complements.

    The recession........ at first I didn't think it was going to going to get us and then WHAM! every thing came to a screeching halt! Everything in my pipeline just fizzled out. For the first time in my 40 plus year career, I had no work. I decided not to fight it and I let all my help go, some of them had been with me for several years. So it's just me now and I can find enough to keep me busy but the money is minimal. I call it semi-retirement
  6. racfurniture
    12-28-2011 08:19 PM - permalink
    racfurniture
    and you actually had James Krenov stop by your shop?? wow..that's impressive!! woodworkers of that stature usually don't do that from what I've been told
  7. racfurniture
    12-28-2011 08:18 PM - permalink
    racfurniture
    is there a way that I can be notified via e mail when anyone sends me posts or messages?
  8. racfurniture
    12-28-2011 08:15 PM - permalink
    racfurniture
    Bret.. your work is fabulous!! I love the bombe chest..just stunning..
  9. racfurniture
    12-28-2011 08:12 PM - permalink
    racfurniture
    yes..I agree.. it was way back in the 80's when I first saw a Maloof rocking chair at the fair..I took a gamble and called not really expecting anything but his wife Alfreda answered and put him on the telephone and we visited for a while and it just took off from there.. and him living so close by helped too.. we even went out to dinner one night..it was great.. he didn't act like anything special he was a humble man and made me feel like my work was just as good as his..I think that was the essence of who he was as a person..

    My situation has changed dramatically over the years..the recession really took it's toll..it seems like making a living doing woodworking is getting more and more difficult wouldn't you agree? or are things going well for you?
  10. Lola Ranch
    12-28-2011 07:09 PM - permalink
    Lola Ranch
    You are fortunate to have had such a relationship with Mr. Maloof.

    I live on a "hobby" ranch. It's about 6 acres, mostly pasture, a couple of horses, a few fruit trees. My shop is part of a larger building that is also a barn and storage facility for ranch equipment. There was nothing here six years ago. I've built the house and everything else pretty much myself.

    Bret

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  • About racfurniture
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    been doing fine furniture for over 20 years
    Location
    Wildomar, Calif
    Interests
    Woodworking, Marquetry
    Occupation
    full time woodworker

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