John
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  • Amherst, NH
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John commented on Lyle McDonald's group Woodworking
"Hey Guys!  I just celebrated my 65th Birthday and with my supportive wife's encouragement, purchased the following item.  It is a W. W. Carey 16" jointer, circa late 19th century.  It came out of a lumber mill in western New…"
Apr 9, 2012
John posted a status
"I am in the process of completing a covered side deck that will connect our house to the garage."
Feb 22, 2012
John replied to Sean's discussion table saws and clothing in the group Woodworking
"Great reminder!  One of the reasons I bought a SawStop!  With power tools, you may well not get a second chance!   Thanks for sacrificing your clothes for all of us!"
Feb 22, 2012
John commented on Lyle McDonald's group Woodworking
"Conrad, that is an excellent question.  For myself, I did a lot of reading.  I would strongly recommend starting with hand tools and the skills required for those.  Roy Underhill's books are good and will give you a lot of good…"
May 26, 2011
John commented on Lyle McDonald's group Woodworking
"Gentlemen:  I have a SawStop table saw and wanted to pass on a lesson learned that is in the manual, but not well-highlighted.  When you shut down the saw, wait until the light on the switch panel stops flashing, even if the blade is…"
May 23, 2011
John commented on Lyle McDonald's group Woodworking
"It has been a while since I posted any progress on my shop, so here is a picture of my future lathe bench and the modified pegboard cabinet I built for it.  I hope to make and install the face frame this evening.   There are two drawers…"
May 23, 2011
John updated their profile
May 23, 2011
John commented on Lyle McDonald's group Woodworking
"You asked for a picture of my shop, once erercted. Well, here it is! I am getting carried away on it. I am currently putting down a floor made of 2' by 2' squares with a plastic footing underneath that I got at Lowes. Then I will attach…"
Oct 7, 2010
John commented on Will Maurer's group Scouts & Scouters
"Good Morning. I am a former Life Scout who was a Scout during the 50th Aniversary and a Scouter during the 100th Aniversary. Proud Dad of an Eagle Scout with Silver Palm who just turned 18 and an ASM and former Scoutmaster. I am hoping my son will…"
Oct 7, 2010
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Oct 7, 2010
John replied to Walt Morgan's discussion Best romantic movie that isn't a chick flick
"How about "The Quiet Man"? By definition, anything with John Wayne in it isn't a "chick-flick"!"
Aug 30, 2010
John commented on Lyle McDonald's group Woodworking
"Gentlemen, after too many years and too many dreams, my wood shop is on the horizon. The parking pad is graded, and the concrete contractor forms tomorrow and pours on Wednesday. The 20' by 24' utility building with 12' tall walls and…"
Aug 30, 2010
John commented on Lyle McDonald's group Woodworking
"Used to work part time at Woodcraft. The Festool line is really nice. Pricey, but nice!"
Feb 22, 2010
John replied to Brad Hubert's discussion Is it manly to be homophobic?
"Grow-up."
Feb 22, 2010
John replied to Jason M.'s discussion In the Hat Closet
"After my late Dad lost half of one ear to skin cancer, I started taking headgear seriously. What I discovered was that hats are definitely fun. My taste runs to the fedora, a la Indiana Jones. Reading about hats in the "Art of Manliness"…"
Feb 22, 2010
John replied to Sean's discussion Japanese vs. Western handsaws. in the group Woodworking
"I have used Japanese handsaws for quite a few years and they are fabulous! That being said, one of my goals is to learn how to properly sharpen Western handsaws. Like wood planes, Western handsaws suffer unfair judgment because they are not…"
Jan 22, 2010

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Interests
Wood working, hunting, fishing, reloading, camping, smelting and iron work.
Books
History, Science Fiction, Fiction, Wood Working
Movies
John Wayne, Cary Grant, SciFi,
Music
Classical, Country, Easy Listening, Big Band, Jazz, Dixieland, New Age, Old Rock and Roll
Quote
"Those who refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it."

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At 7:46pm on January 8, 2010, Michael J. Austin said…
Hello and welcome to the site !!!!
At 9:24pm on January 7, 2010, Brett McKay said…
Welcome to the community, John. Please let me know if you ever have questions or feedback about the site.
At 6:13pm on January 7, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Hi there John. Welcome to AoM. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my new group The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
At 1:23pm on January 7, 2010, Jake Floyd said…
Welcome to the group, John.
 
 
 

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