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    We're not in Kansas anymore, are we?

    Hello everyone. One of your moderators introduced me to FWW a few weeks ago so I thought it was time to hop in. I've been over at SMC for a while and I see a lot of familiar people here so I'm looking forward to the ride.

    Been into wood for a while but the shop hasn't been functional for a long time what with life interfering and a recent (2006) interstate move. I'm just getting set up in the garage now and I may actually start making something if I can find any wood in New Mexico.

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    Welcome to the family Ben! So were you from Kansas?
    Darren

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    welcome Ben but we wont hold it against you for waitun so long to come over to visit.. yeah we got a mix of there, here and the other spots on here but we like to think its a good salad.. and for the mod that invited yu thanks, it shows that your doing your job!!!!
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    Well, Ben. It took you long enough, but you finally got here. Welcome to the Family!!

    We're gonna get out to see you soon!

    By the way, the best lumber we've found is at Lumber Products, on Bellamah off Rio Grande, behind Hotel Albuquerque. Albuquerque Hardwoods is good too, but stay away from Orepak - they're expensive!!!
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    Thanks, Darren. Not from Kansas - just being a wise guy. Born in West Virginia, grew up in Ohio (recovering Ohio State graduate/fan/masochist), many years in California (Silicon Valley) and finally escaped to NM. Nancy Laird was mod to give credit to.
    Last edited by Ben Franz; 01-31-2009 at 06:45 PM.

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    Howdy Ben
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    now we cant be given her to much credit, her head will swell to much and then the big grin she has will be out done by her hat size
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

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    Welcome Ben glad you came over from the Dark Side

    Where are you in Central NM. I spent a lifetime one year in Roswell working as an A&P for Air Midwest

    Jay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Caughron View Post
    ...I spent a lifetime one year in Roswell working as an A&P for Air Midwest
    Reminds me of the week I spent in Gallup one day. I think I'd take Roswell over Gallup any day.

    Welcome aboard, Ben. I'm a transplanted Albuquerque native.

    Nancy, is Lumber Product where Paxton Lumber used to be? (I came very close to working at Paxton years ago...I was friends with the guy that ran the place.)
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    I'm in Edgewood, about 30 miles east of Albuquerque, behind the Sandia Mts. Land of the 50 mph winds and giant grasshoppers. Sure beats California traffic and crowds though.

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