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    Just another woodworker from B.C. Canada

    Sorry for not introducing myself earlier, didn't scroll down far enough

    See some others from B.C. posting but they are all from the big cities. LOL. I am from the small town in the interior of the province (Sicamous) so I might have to explain even to them where I am! Sicamous is a summer resort town and in that respect I fit right in as I own a summer resort. All my woodworking needless to say is done in the off season months. That works out fine for me as it makes a nice break.

    Married 35 years, 2 daughters, one married (hey first grandson last Aug) and the other daughter headed off to college but taking her own sweet time about it. What does "I need a break before carrying on" mean?

    Woodworking became a passion of mine about 15 yrs ago but was awkward because I never had a "real shop". 10 yrs ago I said enough is enough and took over half of the 32x26 ft garage that sits on the property and built myself a shop. Now it is my second home unless there is a hockey game in Kelowna or Salmon Arm which are both close by. Woodworking and hockey, what more can you ask for?

    As far as the woodworking is concerned I build a lot of furniture both deck and home. I don't contract out because that to me takes all the fun out of it. Just build it and if we can't use it ask someone if they would like it. I certainly don't want to give you the impression this is high production! I just have fun at it and like I said before just enjoy being in the shop.

    Thanks for "listening". My wife says that I am long winded, do you believe her?

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    Hi Rob,

    Welcome to the family. Nice to have you on board and yes I know where Sicamous is. I did a job a few years back up at the head of Seymor arm. I Rebuilt the government ramp. Spent many a night in Salmon arm.

    Drew
    Daily Thought: SOME PEOPLE ARE LIKE SLINKIES..... NOT REALLY GOOD FOR ANYTHING BUT THEY BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE WHEN PUSHED DOWN THE STAIRS...............

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    Thank you Drew. Salmon Arm is actually my home town, born and raised there. They wouldn't put you up in the Seymour Arm hotel? Laughing. Do you remember who was running it at the time? I know the place very well.

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    Hi Rob!

    I'm originally from Kelowna, born and raised there, moved to Tokyo just over 17 years ago.

    One of my Grandfathers lived in Armstrong, we used to go with him up to Salmon Arm all the time in the Summer, he just loved Mabel Lake.

    When I was a kid, we lived in Canoe for a year or so, just down the road from you.

    Do you head to Kelowna to watch the Rockets? One of my aunts is a real dyed in the wool Rocket fan.

    Nice to see you here, welcome to the Family!
    Last edited by Stuart Ablett; 01-26-2008 at 01:30 PM.
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    Know all the areas that you are talking about very well. Canoe was the old "stomping grounds" when I was younger. , going back a few years mind you! Diehard Rockets fan, have season tickets. Dispite the 140 mile round trip have missed only 2 games this year. Quite a few times we will stay overnight if we don't feel like driving back or if there is 2 games back to back. Love Kelowna, could live there in a heartbeat.

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    Rob Welcome
    Everybody seems to know where you live. I would have to get a map to see where.......if it is as small as you say it may not printed on the map.

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    The Coffee Pot Is On

    WoodWorking, Crappie Fishing, Colts, Life is good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Turner View Post
    What does "I need a break before carrying on" mean?
    Welcome, welcome . . . I used to think that meant "they're not going" but, my daughter took awhile off and is now nearly ready to start her doctoral studies so, fear not.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Turner View Post
    Thank you Drew. Salmon Arm is actually my home town, born and raised there. They wouldn't put you up in the Seymour Arm hotel? Laughing. Do you remember who was running it at the time? I know the place very well.
    Rob we stayed at the old original light house ( now a private b&b ) at the head of the arm run by an old geologist. ( I have a pic with him in it that I will dig out, maybe you know him?) He inherited it from his dad. He was a wealth of info and old stories from the area and every night after work he would sit and tell us all about the area. Just wish that I could remember them all. It was just before the house boat season began so I guess that made it off season so the hotel was closed. It was pretty cool as this b&b had a snooker table that dated back to the 1800's with the old original clay balls. It floored me when he said play some games as that is what they are there for. Yea and we played lots of snooker. I dated a girl a few years back that had friends in Salmon arm that ran an emu farm.
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    Gee ... it sounds like my dad and I took a wrong turn at Revelstoke on [Day 5] (<-- Click for that day's map) of our motorcycle trip to BC back in 2003.

    Am I to understand that Skookumchuck and Radium () Hot Springs and Beavermouth weren't the end-alls they were cracked up to be? Now I'll have to plan another trip just to see Sicamous and Salmon Arm...!
    Last edited by Kerry Burton; 01-27-2008 at 06:17 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Burton View Post
    Gee ... it sounds like my dad and I took a wrong turn at Revelstoke on [Day 5] of our motorcycle trip to BC back in 2003.

    Am I to understand that Skookumchuck and Radium () Hot Springs and Beavermouth weren't the end-alls they were cracked up to be? Now I'll have to plan another trip just to see Sicamous and Salmon Arm...!
    If you decide to take that trip Kelly you will have to stop in and see us. If it is a hot day all I can offer you is a "refreshment" and a swim in Mara Lake. If you were in Revelstoke you were only 45 miles east of where I am.


    Drew I believe you are talking about the Collins house in Seymour Arm. They were very early settlers in the area. Magnificent house, have been through it on more then one occasion. My grandfather was a very good friend of theirs.

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