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Allen Worsham

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  1. Woodworking is on hold for some time due to our move from Corona, CA to Bowling Green, KY. We have been here about a month now and things are going well. Lots of new furniture and and other items of necessity as we left most of our furniture back in So. California via multiple garage sales and giving away to our new Jr. High Pastor and his wife in Corona, CA a bunch of furniture that they could start out with. Going from a 2,600 sq. ft. 4 bedroom 2 story house that we lived in for 17 years and now living in a 1,600 sq. ft. 4 bedroom single story house is a big challenge. But things are moving along as we get all of our ducks in a row (well....we are trying keep them ducks in line but there seems to be a lot of feathers in the air right now). The only "Wood Working" done so far was to get a few 2"x6' from Home Depot to put on top of the kitchen cabinets so Tami could put up some of her cookie jars up so you could see the jars over the molding/trim. One of the struggles coming from a large house to a smaller one is that we have had all kinds of wall space to put up photos and other things on the walls. Now we have to be very selective as we have far less art/photo space. The first thing that I put up was my Great Grandfather's tools in a case that I had made many years ago out of reclaimed wood that came out of an old Presbyterian church from Los Angeles. We have to be more selective artistic-wise with the lack of wall space.
  2. Tami and I spent some time today taking in the changing colors of the leaves. Breath Taking!!
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    Storage Clipboard

    Back in the day when I worked for Coca-Cola as a delivery driver, we had metal clip-boards similar to this that were about 5/8"-7/8" thick. You could clip all of your invoices (3 pages- 1 for the customer, 1 for the driver and 1 for supervisors) in the order of the stops to keep things in order. After you finished the delivery and got it signed off by the customer you un-clipped it and moved to the back storage compartment. Those metal clip-boards were also good for dealing with dogs that came running at you as well.
  4. Today I got all the stuff in the garage in order as we will be getting our POD container delivered tomorrow with all of the stuff I packed up a few months ago. I will sure be glad when we get it all unloaded and my wife can start decorating our home and putting pictures and such on the walls. The dog is pretty scruffy and is in need of getting a hair cut. Still trying to find a groomer near by.
  5. Tami and I headed down to get our Kentucky Driver's License today. In California it is usually an all day affair as you have to make an appointment and then stand in long lines with the unwashed huddled masses who are grouchy and then you get to see the person to get your stuff all done. Here in Bowling Green KY we walked in and there were 3 people who were helping the crowd. So we walked in and the lady called us over and she got both mine and Tami's new licenses done. Total cost for both of us was $42. Total time for both of us from when we walked in until we left was 20 minutes and we had some great conversation with the lady that helped us. Gotta love living in Kentucky.
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    Planing plastic

    I would not use a planer for that purpose, but I would use a drum sander for that purpose. I had been asked by the operator of my local Chick-fil-a run some plastic-type cutting boards to get them cleaned up from all the cutting. NOTE: these were not used for cutting chicken but for other items. They were about 3/4 to 7/8" thick and ran them through the Jet 16/32 drum sander. Once I got them all sanded and gave them back to the operator he was very happy. I did this twice for him before they got too thin.
  7. We have been busy working on getting stuff done in our new home in Bowling Green KY. We still do not have our refrigerator or washer & dryer, but those should be delivered by the end of the week. Been putting together various pieces of furniture and working on the master bedroom wire rack closet organizer. Still no cable for TV and Internet as the cable company has not gotten it wired yet. Good thing we have unlimited data on our Verizon phones and there is wi-fi in various restaurants. We also have no street lights on our street as it will take another month or so for the city to catch up. So we are tired but are getting things squared away as much as possible.
  8. WE MADE IT!! FINALLY!!! We have a new construction home in Bowling Green KY that we had on contract. After all the proceeds of the sale of our house in California were disbursed, everything was paid off and so we are debt free with no mortgage on our Kentucky Home. Unloaded the truck and U-haul and now starting to get this home in order. We will be getting our "Pod" container delivered in about a week. Made it here FINALLY!!!
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    Arrived in Bowling Green KY and have New House!!

    Yesterday we got all of our utilities all squared away. Electric, Water, Trash, and Spectrum Internet & Cable. Got a call today from the Spectrum guy. Being "New Construction" the guy had to go to our house and verify that the cable has been activated. Well, since our house is the only completed house and the only one to have a home owner living there the cable lines will not be attached to the house for a couple of weeks. Good thing we have Verizon with unlimited data so we can use the internet on our phones. Our builder, who is a really nice guy, threw in a $1,000 to go towards a new refrigerator from Lowe's where he has a discount on all the appliances that go into the house. So with $1,000 with the refrigerator on sale, we had to pay him $60 for the refrigerator. We also ordered our new washer and dryer out of our pockets. They were on sale as well and we got a 3 year warranty to boot. So it will take Lowe's until next week to get them delivered. So tomorrow we will head to the laundromat to wash our clothes.
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    Heading to Kentucky FINALLY!!!

    Our house in Corona, CA finally sold and closed escrow. So all the proceeds are being sent to the various accounts to pay off our old house and then pay off our new construction home in Bowling Green, KY and the the balance left over to go to our Credit Union account and will be debt free. So once all of that gets done and we get to Bowling Green to do the final walk thru and officially sign docs, we will be all set to move in. We left Corona, CA yesterday and as we were about to put the truck in gear, we got the text from our agent that everything was done and that we no longer owned our Corona CA home. So off to our first stop of Yuma AZ for 2 nights to catch up with some old friends of Tami's parents that we have known for many years. Tomorrow we will give our last goodbyes to the folks in Yuma and start the new journey to Bowling Green KY. We will arrive there on Tuesday as we have to make 2 stops in Texas and 1 stop in Memphis, TN before getting to Bowling Green KY.
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    Hispanic Cultural Graffiti - Art

    Being a So Cal Kid like John, the Mexican and Spanish cultures have a great presence in the communities. Yes, there is a lot if gang graffiti, but the Mexican and Spanish cultural art are respected for the most part.
  12. Well, here’s hoping that the 3rd time is the charm with my wife and I moving from Corona, CA to Bowling Green, Ky. We had 2 previous buyers that backed out at the last minute, which really messed up our plans. But now we have a new buyer with all cash and a very short escrow. It is a husband and wife with a young daughter. Today we had the Home Inspection done which should go fine. Considering that we had 2 previous Home Inspections without anything major to fix from the previous buyers. So now we stand with a full cash offer that has been verified by our agent with a 10 day escrow with 3 additional days to get everything moved out. So that means that we have to be out and on the road to Kentucky by October 4th. So now we have to get things all wrapped up here in California as well as get things squared away with our new construction home in Bowling Green, KY. Our Realtor in Bowling Green, KY is all over it as the house has been completed and is just waiting for all the paper work to get signed and have the proceeds of the sale of our California home to pay for the Kentucky home. So here’s hoping and praying that nothing else screwy comes up.
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    Update on our move to Bowling Green, KY Part 2

    What is this "SNOW" thing that you talk about? Sounds like some kind of "Fake News" to me. Our Realtor in Bowling Green, KY sent my wife and I photos of the completed house. Pic #1 is the Master Bedroom Pic #2 is the Master Bedroom Closet. Pic #3 is the Kitchen. Pic #4 is the Master Bath. Pic #5 is the Front of the house.
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    Update on our move to Bowling Green, KY Part 2

    Yes. It is the same house. Our Realtor in Bowling Green KY swung by and shot a pic of the front of the house. It is completed and the front landscape is done. She will go over and shoot some more photos of the interior for us.
  15. On August 07, 2012 I purchased this Rikon 10-325 14-Inch Deluxe Band Saw from Amazon. I had been wanting to get into making some furniture but it never happened. So over the last 5 years I have used the saw a total of 5 times. My wife and I are looking to be moving out of Corona, Ca 92881 and moving to Kentucky as my wife is retiring. Due to the move I cannot keep this so it needs to go. So if there are any woodworkers located in the Riverside/San Bernardino/Orange County California area that would be interested let me know. The original purchase price in 2012 was $960 plus $70 for a mobile base I will sell the saw with the base and a couple of new band saw blades for $400 to get it out of my garage.
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    Rikon 10-325 14-Inch Deluxe Band Saw For Sale

    Yes, there are many people heading out of California for greener and less expensive pastures. We hope to get out very soon.
  17. With us still working on getting our house here in So. Calif. to get sold, we are still doing "Open Houses" with our Realtor and her team. We decided that we needed to get away from all the hub-bub so we dropped off our Miniature Schnauzer with a local "Dog Spa" here in town and headed down to San Diego, CA for some R&R while our Realtor held down the fort. We walked around the historical "Old Town" that has many historical building and museums as well as lots of historical dancing and music as San Diego was the crossroads for the Spaniards, Mexicans, Native Americans and English settlers. Then we headed down San Diego Harbor to walk around the Sea Port Village with lots of great restaurants. After dinner we walked a short distance to go by the USS Midway Aircraft Carrier and watch the sunset.
  18. One of the things that I will miss when we move to Kentucky is Laguna Beach, CA. My wife and I love to walk around downtown by the Main Beach and go to my wife's favorite art galleries. Being a teacher she loves the Dr. Seuss Gallery as it always makes her smile because Dr. Seuss is a mainstay in her classroom. The other is the Wyland Gallery. Robert Wyland is a world renowned artist that deals with ocean life. He lives above the art gallery where he does much of his painting. The view of Laguna Beach is from the gallery patio where we watched the pelicans and seagulls fly over the water. Many times we get to watch dolphins play. http://www.wyland.com
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    One of the things I will miss in California

    Remorse, no. Being a California Kid all my life there are things that you take for granted. Like the beautiful beaches and the deserts and the mountains and many other things unique to California. Knowing that once we finally leave California there are many good things that we will miss. But the government of California and the policies of the government that have caused so many problems so that it no longer a viable state to live and survive in especially when you are retired and on a fixed income. I have been from the Mexico Border to Canada and have seen great and wonderful places and people. I look forward to exploring some new territory that God created.
  20. Well, yesterday the buyer of our house here in California was supposed to sign off for the loan to buy our house. This was the last hurdle before starting the closing process. The buyer backed out the last minute. So now we have to find another buyer. We will be having open houses on both Saturday and Sunday and try to get a new buyer. Needless to say Tami and I are not happy and this may effect the new construction home in Bowling Green KY as it was supposed to close on September 12th. So we will see what happens.
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    Another month or so before we move to Kentucky

    The life of selling a house. We had Open Houses on Saturday and Sunday and the head honcho of our Realtor did them. He had some good leads and had one on Sunday that was very promising that he was going to follow up with. Our house will sell one way or another. I contacted our Realtor out in Kentucky and sent her a text with the head honcho's cell number. It is much easier for the Realtors to talk directly to each other rather than going through me playing telephone tag. So our concern is that we may have to give up on the new construction home that we put earnest money down. It is slated to be ready to close September 12th so we are trying to work with the builder. Worst case scenario would be that the builder would want to put it back on market and then we would have to just wait for our house here in California to close and then we would get set up with a short term rental in Kentucky. So we will see what happens. One way or another we will get out of California.
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    2018 TPW Gathering

    Looks like it was a surly bunch of hooligans! :-) I hope to make it to the next gathering when it comes up.
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    I just got logged in.

    Just saw your post. Welcome to TPW! I saw that you live in Murfreesboro, TN. My wife and I were kicking around in your neck of the woods the last week of December and first week of January as we were looking at different areas for us to move to when my wife retired. We really enjoyed driving around there. We had narrowed down our our search south from Louisville, KY and down to Franklin, TN. We settled on moving to Bowling Green KY and have a new construction home that will be closing in a week or so. I am looking forward to getting there soon so I can. Glad to have you aboard!
  24. So are you selling off your tools to move to Kentucky like Tami and I are? After the purge of power tools, what are you going to use to make saw dust with?
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    TPW Team Project Part 2

    Well, I was going to post this last night after we got to our son and daughter in law's new house that they just moved into, but I had to help my son put together the new sofa/bed that Tami and I were going to sleep on. We got done after midnight so I figured that it would have to wait until this morning. In Part 2 of this project of making a Cedar Lined Walnut Blanket Chest for Nori, my first grand daughter that will be born this coming November, John Moody, Ron Dudelston and I were all at John Moody's house to hang out for a few days and we were building this chest together in John Moody's shop. In the first post on this project we got all the lumber milled down and got the panels glued up. So in this post we got all the panels sanded down and cut to final dimensions, cut and dry fit the dovetail joints, cut and fit the plywood bottom, glued up the chest, rough sanded the chest, routed the top, attached the top, and milled the cedar boards that will line the inside of the chest. It took a lot more sanding than we planned on the panels as we got some bowing in the glue ups which cost us extra time over our short weekend together. But we finally got everything down to the right thicknesses and got the dovetails cut. Here are John and Ron as we were working on the dry fit. Those dovetails turned out great! John has the Dovetail Jig from Peachtree Woodworking and it was really easy to do. After getting the birch plywood bottom notched and fitted into the dadoes and making sure that it wall perfectly square, it was time to get it glued up. Taping the inside corners with the Blue Painter's Tape sure was a time/work saver to deal with the squeeze out during the clamping. I can't tell you how many times John told Ron and I during this build "Don't ask me how I know this, but we need to do/not do ___________ or it will mess up the chest." Since he has made quite a few blanket chests his experience and wisdom was great to have. After letting the glue dry overnight, we got up early on Monday morning to get as much done as possible before Ron and I had to head back up north to Indiana. Ron got all the dovetail joints sanded down flush and they all look great! After getting the rough sanding done, we did the measurements and cut and routed the decorative edge on the top and then mounted the top using 3 of the Rockler chest hinges. We had hoped to get more of the chest done, but ran out of time to get the bottom trim and lining the inside with the cedar and do the final sanding. So Ron will do the final sanding and I will head up there later this week and we finish the trim and cedar lining at in his shop. After that I will be taking it to my kid's house and putting a few coats of a wipe on oil/varnish finish before Tami and I head back home to California. I had a great time working with John and Ron on this project. We were all worn out as it was a lot of work to get done over a weekend, but it turned out great. Before we blew off all the dust and carried it out to Ron's van, the last thing was to get John and Ron's signatures on the bottom in permanent ink so Nori will know how much love was put into this chest. Once I get the final finish on I will post some more photos. Here is photo of all of us at the Moody's before Ron, Dorothy, Tami and I headed back to Indiana.

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