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Thread: Hello from Kansas

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Emporia, KS

    Hello from Kansas

    I registered on this forum over a year ago (I wanted to see the shop tour and project pictures). Since then, I have been a frequent reader, but I suppose I really should introduce myself and try to contribute.

    My name is Wayne (Ike) Eikenberry and I live in East Central Kansas. I ended up in Kansas from a small farm in Ohio by way of Muncie, IN, Charleston, IL, Cape Girardeau, MO, and Scottville, MI. I taught Industrial Arts/Technology Education for 32 years with 30 years at the local high school before taking early retirement in 2009. Now I am self-employed doing small remodeling/home repair/handyman jobs. I started this type of work with Dad as a teenager and continued on weekends and summers most of the years that I taught. My woodworking activities have usually been related to this work, although I have made some furniture and tried doing a little turning.

    My shop is part of an unfinished, unheated one-car garage and is a work in progress. I dream of insulation and taking the edge off of Kansas temperature extremes!

    Even though I have lived in town since leaving home, I keep connected to my farm roots with a small collection of antique tractors.

    Probably more than you really wanted to know,

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    Welcome out of lurker status Ike Look forward to you being a part of FWW

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Santa Claus, In
    Welcome Ike, now break out that camera and show off a bit.
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Hello Ike.
    Chinese Proverb: Man who eats many prunes gets good run for the money.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Vancouver Island, Courtenay/Comox Valley, British Columbia
    Hi Ike, nice to meet you. Greetings from Vancouver Island where it's sunny today! I don't suppose you'd like to get in on the BOX SWAP?

    AKA Young Grasshopper Woodworker
    AKA The Rookie

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Billings Missouri near Springfield Mo
    Hi Ike form an old Kansas farm boy now transplanted to SW MO
    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.

  7. #7
    Welcome Ike....great bunch of folks here

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Welcome Ike
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Arkadelphia, Arkansas
    welcome out of the closet and into the family Ike!!!

    I have a mind like a steel trap....
    ....rusty and illegal in 29 states.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    bethel springs TN, but was born and raised in north east PA
    Hey Ike welcome to the family. Don't be shy about them pics.

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