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Old 01-14-2010, 08:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Aloha from Oahu

Aloha, Howdy & Hello!

I'm Lynn currently living in Mililani, HI, but a native from the Great State of Iowa (I haven't lived there in 25 years, but still love HOME!). I have 2 dogs, one Border Collie pup who is 9.5 mos old and a 7 y/o BC/Collie mix. We do lots of dog training (and walking for the puppy). I love to scuba dive and now wood work. I work for the Corps of Engineers @ Schofield Barracks, HI, as a project engineer (Registered Civil Engineer) and manage construction projects.

This wood madness all started when I bought a $50 table & chairs that splintered my hands as I loaded in the back of my wagon in early October 2009. I went to the woodshop on Base to refinish the top of that table and now can't stay outta there. So far... I refinished the top of that table (probably hickory or maple); I made a box, based on the WoodSmith magazine (#185, Oct/Nov 2009); made a ukulele after someone said, "do you want to make a ukulele?" I'm working on turning my first pen. I also have 2 more ukes cut and started and 3+ more planned out, but not cut yet.

I'm not afraid of raw wood! I have some mango logs and some monkeypod hanging out in my backyard. Both I got for "free"! Thank you craigslist!

My uncle [hilltopper46] turned me on to this site and he's a great resource, as are lots of you! I've been reading about equipment, parts, casting, basics to advanced. Look forward to getting into this more and putting to use what I learn.

Civil Engineer by schooling, retired by attitude.
Lina Uke

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Old 01-14-2010, 08:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the group Lynn, enjoy the ride!
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Greetings from Idaho.
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome to the madness!
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Welcome from Ohio!

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Old 01-14-2010, 08:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Welcome from Nashville.
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Nashville, TN
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Glad to have you here, Lynn. I visited Oahu, my daughter is stationed at Pearl, and can definitely see the allure of 24/7 summer!
William "Cav" Cavanaugh
Susquehanna Valley, PA
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Welcome from South Carolina, I'm a new member myself and like you I work to enjoy my hobbies also. I can only imagine the beautiful wood you have in your area.
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I live in Aiea, and also originally from Iowa. Where abouts? I left there 40 years ago, and try not to go back!

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Old 01-15-2010, 01:20 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Welcome to IAP Lynn From Pennsylvania. I would be more then happy to send you these teen temps for some of your warm weather. I also am fairly new to Pen Turning and I have figured out that the pens we make are very smart they know how to take the money right out of your pocket before you realize its gone. I would love to see some pictures of some of your work so if you get a chance please show some. Thanks and Welcome again. Len from Pennsylvania.
You can email me at Please put Pen Turning in the subject line so I know it is coming from someone on here. Thanks Len
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