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Thread: Hello to my woodworking friends!

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Almelo, Holland

    Hello to my woodworking friends!

    Hello to all!!

    Yes, I've posted my first thread and it's time to tell al little bit about myself.
    39 years, married, 2 Jack Russell dogs, 9 koi-carp fish, 15 Waterslagers (canary-especially singing birds) and 2 rabbits.
    I live in Almelo, Holland.

    My hobbies are breeding birds (Worldchampion in 2005 with an Gouldian Finch) and woodworking, cars, surfing the internet)
    And reading Shopnotes-magazine.
    Some pics are attached.


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Odessa, Tx
    Bas, nice Hobbies you've got there. I'll bet it is pretty "Musical" around your place.

    I don't have my map handy, so how far and what direction is Almelo from Amsterdam? I flew quite a number of cargo flights out of Amsterdam during the 5 + years I lived in Oostende, Belgie, (but that ended 18 years ago).

    PS; I subscribe to Shop Notes too.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Nice to know more about you, Bas. Sounds like you have quite the animal farm. My experience with Gouldian Finches was with these...on a hot air balloon. I worked on the crew for this balloon for several events...

    Norm, he's about 150 KM from Amsterdam...

    Google Map

    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Welcome to the Family Bas!
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Rio Rancho, NM
    Welcome to our Family, Bas. You may be our first member from Holland. I like that we are gathering members from other countries and becoming so international.
    Nancy Laird
    FWW Registered Voter and Voting Member
    Woodworker, turner, laser engraver; RETIRED!!

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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Welkom in die familie Bas. Good to hear from you in Holland. I had an uncle in South Africa that used to breed canaries. I think it was such an obsession with him that he even started looking like one.

    What is that you have in your hand, I presume its a baby bird, is it alive?

    I have had many a great time in Holland. I used to exhibit at the Intertraffic Exhibition in Amsterdam every two years, just when all the spring bulbs were coming up out of the ground. Loved the daffidols everywhere. Of course it is my opinion the dutch make some of the best beer in the world but this might offend some of the people to the south of me. I also wonder how many of our members have ever had good old Genever in Holland and dont forget the cheese. Oh boy just thinking about the place and my friends there makes me want to travel.
    Last edited by Rob Keeble; 02-04-2009 at 02:08 PM.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Nice set of hobbies Bas, welcome to the family!

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    DSM, IA
    Welcome to the Family Bas. You must have heard we like pictures, because you put them in your first post.
    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. -Henry David Thoreau
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Welcome aboard.
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    - Arthur C. Clarke

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Kea'au Hawaii. Just down the road from Hilo town!
    Welcome to FWW Bas!

    What goes around, comes around.

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