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Thread: Hi from a lifelong beginner

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Madison Lake, Mn

    Hi from a lifelong beginner

    I retired last year so now the woodchips are falling at a much more rapid rate. Several of us tried to start a woodworking club last year. There was a lot of interest but we just could not agree on when and the majority did not want to get involved but "maybe" would we gave up. Today I was looking at the info on crank organs and found this site....looks too good to be true! Been at this woodworking thing for about 30 years and still have lots of questions. I'm really excited to find a place that I can ask least ask for a better method...or tool....or "Now what do I do?"

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    Welcome Ken sure glad you found us crank organs, yep a few of those being built, cool things they are and 30 years in wood, I am sure you will be able to chip in with many ideas and congrats on the retirement

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Glad you found us Ken. I learn something new here everyday!!
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Indianapolis area
    Welcome Ken!


    "Individual commitment to a group effort--that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work."
    Vince Lombardi

  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Welcome to the family Ken!

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

  6. #6
    Welcome Ken!

    The organ build is addictive -- I have put many thing on the back-burner while making the organ...

    welcome again...
    Remember the tea kettle - it is always up to its neck in hot water, yet it
    still sings!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Billings Missouri near Springfield Mo
    Welcome Ken

    Come on and join the fun on the Organ build Ken. There are still several building and I am going to be here to help you figure it all out and we have had a few more guy just join that have built the John Smith organs also and maybe one new member that sound like he might start a build too.

    You can SKYPE me with any problems you have and I am glad to tell you what I know. .

    Jump in here and just one more thing you need to know is WE ALL LIKE PICTURES

    A Turn N Time
    Components for John Smith Organs and the Hobby Organ Builder

    Frog Pond Guitars

    Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

  8. #8
    Welcome Ken!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    Howdy! Can't wait to see your projects!
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  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Vancouver Island, Courtenay/Comox Valley, British Columbia
    welcome welcome
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    AKA The Rookie

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