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  • Blessed event - no, it's not a baby.

    ... and it's not my new DW788 (posted that in the Tools section). But I have waited for this for a number of years. March 1 I RETIRED after 33 years at the same company.


    Because I've posted to the boards, both offering my experience at times (read: what I think I know) as well as asking tons of questions, I thought I'd upload most of my pieces to the member galleries (one in beginner, the rest in general). Hope you enjoy the pics, although photographing my work is one of many skills I have to work on.

    My plans now (when I get my new DeWalt from vibrating) are: designing a few simple "mantle pieces", some more involved fretwork (prayers, etc), that working clock, maybe fretwork clocks, learning "patterns from photos", and getting into intarsia (finishing one intarsia I designed and started a couple of years ago, doing an angel from that other mag, and designing intarsia from photos, etc.).

    And now you know why I wanted to retire. Jeez - scrolling is only one of my passions!
    Kevin

    Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. -- Dr. Seuss

    NEW DeWalt 788 and that old, Jimmy- Jerry- and Kevin-rigged Delta 40-560

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    Happy retirement Kevin. Enjoy each and every day.

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    • #3
      retirement

      Congratulations Kevin

      Having been retired for 7.5 years, following and joyful a 34 year career of public school teaching, I fully understand your happiness. Just remember, you had more free time when you were working and retirement is not for the lazy or the faint of heart. Best if luck and keep scrolling.
      A day without sawdust is a day without sunshine.
      George

      delta 650, hawk G426

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      • #4
        Congratulations! Enjoy your retirement.
        Joel

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        • #5
          Just don't cough up sawdust in your sleep, Kevin.

          Congratulations at sticking it out at one job for all those years. I can't imagine what that would be like. I've had over 50, but who's counting.
          I don't stay satisfied very long.

          Enjoy your retirement.
          Mike

          Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
          www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

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          • #6
            Congratualtions on your retirement, Kevin - hope it's a long and happy one ..
            Ian

            Scrolling with a Dewalt 788

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            • #7
              Enjoy a long, healthy and happy retirement, Kevin. Now that you don't have to work, you might be surprised at how busy you become .

              Gill
              There is no opinion, however absurd, which men will not readily embrace as soon as they can be brought to the conviction that it is readily adopted.
              (Schopenhauer, Die Kunst Recht zu Behalten)

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              • #8
                Congratulations on your retirement Kevin , now March 1st will be a day to remember for both of us. lol. Us Kevin's have got to stick together. lol.
                kevin/pitbull.

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                • #9
                  Enjoy your retirement. Make the most of it and scroll as much as you can.
                  Diane
                  Dragon
                  Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
                  Owner of a Dewalt 788
                  PuffityDragon on AFSP

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                  • #10
                    A huge CONGRATS! on your retirement!!!

                    I'll be discovering the joys myself in 51 days.
                    ‎"Orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They're easier to ignore before you see their faces. It's easier to pretend they're not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes."

                    D. Platt

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                    • #11
                      Not that your counting, eh Barry???

                      <GRIN>
                      www.GrobetUSA.com

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                      • #12
                        Congratualtions on your retirement Kevin.
                        I had 32+ years with General Motors and I have been retired 13 years, wow time sure goes fast.
                        Enjoy yourself.

                        Bob
                        Delta P-20 & Q-3

                        I wondered why the baseball was getting bigger. Then it hit me!

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                        • #13
                          Thanks, all! Your well wishes make me feel more at home here in the forums than I already did.

                          As many of you implied, I will definitely be busier now than I ever was. I just won't snarl as much. I just got done downloading GIMP (reportedly an inexpensive PhotoShop look-alike), and I ordered PSP X ($24, e-bay) and one of Rick Hutchenson's scrolling fonts. I've got some great wood, some great patterns, and when my new DW788 gets here ... WATCH OUT!! (lol - tongue in cheek).

                          And like I said, scrolling's just one of my passions.

                          Thanks again, all!
                          Kevin

                          Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. -- Dr. Seuss

                          NEW DeWalt 788 and that old, Jimmy- Jerry- and Kevin-rigged Delta 40-560

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                          • #14
                            Congrats on your retirement. However, you may have to go back to work to find time for sawing. Never been busier since I retired.

                            Earl

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                            • #15
                              Congrats Kevin

                              retired here with medical in 98 that is when i got to know what no time was Guess I know what time is just not what hours are spend to many on the saw and no time for anything else
                              ENJOY YOUR FUTURE and May it be a Healthy and happy one
                              Jerry

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