A little about myself

This is the place where you can introduce yourself, and include a photo if so desired.

A little about myself

Postby rasp » Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:01 am

first off this is i Image aka rasputin aka raspunator aka alan
now that the shock has worn off. i spent over 8 years fixing f4j's and spent the last 23 years repairing inidustial equiptment from electrical to welding, programing plc's and wrenching.
i do astronomy, photography, woodworking, pc's, camping and kayaking. built two kayaks and it is now time for a tear. tears have been on my mind for 5 or six years.
Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking
User avatar
rasp
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 159
Joined: Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:30 pm
Location: Michigan

Postby oklahomajewel » Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:04 am

Welcome rasp !!! 5 or 6 years? That may be a record ! haha
Glad you have decided to take the plunge and get one going. Have you actually started a build? a plan? My advice -- seek out a campout / gathering or a fellow Michigan there and see one in person.

Glad to have you aboard !!

Julie
Some things are way over my head !! ...but it keeps me looking UP!
oklahomajewel
3000 Club
3000 Club
 
Posts: 3693
Images: 82
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2005 11:12 am
Location: McLoud, OK

Re: A little about myself

Postby PaulC » Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:15 am

rasp wrote:first off this is i Image aka rasputin aka raspunator aka alan
now that the shock has worn off. i spent over 8 years fixing f4j's and spent the last 23 years repairing inidustial equiptment from electrical to welding, programing plc's and wrenching.
i do astronomy, photography, woodworking, pc's, camping and kayaking. built two kayaks and it is now time for a tear. tears have been on my mind for 5 or six years.


Hey Alan, were you ever in a band :lol: Last time I saw a beard like that was when ZZTop toured down under.
Okay, we've seen you, now we need all the other pics that MJ loves to see. 8)
Cheers
Paul :thumbsup:
Time is the only real capital we have. Money you can replace but time you cannot.
User avatar
PaulC
3rd Teardrop Club
 
Posts: 4416
Images: 36
Joined: Mon May 24, 2004 7:27 am
Location: Laura, Souther Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Top

Postby rasp » Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:03 pm

thanx Julie and Paul.

an alite 400 slowed the urge to do a tear and it spurred on the tear this summer. nice camper but no room as it is only 5x6 :o

have had the ZZ ref before, and no, never in a rock band. 8)

the beard has been here since september 1971. not always this colour. it's where all the grey went, though as you can see it's almost full. oh well, time now for the top to turn
Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking
User avatar
rasp
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 159
Joined: Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:30 pm
Location: Michigan
Top

Postby Steve_Cox » Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:33 pm

Rasp,

Can't wait till the day you post a story about how you got Gorilla Glue in your whiskers while torturing some plywood into submission around a gally hatch. :D Nice to have you on board.
Steve
User avatar
Steve_Cox
4000 Club
4000 Club
 
Posts: 4903
Images: 196
Joined: Sun Apr 03, 2005 8:46 am
Location: Albuquerque New Mexico
Top

Postby rasp » Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:07 pm

thanx Steve.

i spend a few days smelling like a pickle, while building my kayaks. as the only thing i used to clean up from epoxy mess was vinegar, and yep got epoxy in my beard and hair a few times :lol:
Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking
User avatar
rasp
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 159
Joined: Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:30 pm
Location: Michigan
Top

Postby Miriam C. » Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:48 pm

Welcome Alan,
Glad to have another woodworker to give us green newbies some tips. I will be finishing someday and will need lots of advice (cheap). 8)

Aunti M
“Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.â€
User avatar
Miriam C.
our Aunti M
 
Posts: 19675
Images: 148
Joined: Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:14 pm
Location: Southwest MO
Top

Postby rasp » Sat Aug 05, 2006 8:57 pm

Miriam C. wrote:Welcome Alan,
Glad to have another woodworker to give us green newbies some tips. I will be finishing someday and will need lots of advice (cheap). 8)

Aunti M

thanx for the welcome.

advice, i'll give what i got but will not argue the point.
Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking
User avatar
rasp
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 159
Joined: Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:30 pm
Location: Michigan
Top

Postby Chris C » Sun Aug 06, 2006 8:40 am

rasp wrote:advice, i'll give what i got but will not argue the point.


Wow, that's refreshing! Glad to have you aboard, rasp!!!!!
Chris :D

The tension between what is good enough and what is beyond that creates the space for character to become our work.

Teardrop Trailer Build Pictures: http://tinyurl.com/px5cd
Chris C
.
 
Posts: 3302
Joined: Sun May 15, 2005 7:24 pm
Location: Norman, Oklahoma
Top

Postby rasp » Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:52 pm

thanx for the welcome Chris.
Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking
User avatar
rasp
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 159
Joined: Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:30 pm
Location: Michigan
Top

Postby peggyearlchris » Sun Aug 06, 2006 3:41 pm

8) welcome to the form Alan. Great bunch of people here. I've always wanted to build a wooden kayak but I'm doing a tear first.Have fun and get the saw dust flying. :D :D Peg
User avatar
peggyearlchris
500 Club
 
Posts: 984
Images: 56
Joined: Mon May 29, 2006 8:49 pm
Location: corpus christi,texas
Top

Postby rasp » Sun Aug 06, 2006 4:39 pm

thanx Peg.

with the right kayak design it's only a 40 hour build from plans to complete, not counting watching the epoxy harden. did an 18 and a 17 foot.
Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking
User avatar
rasp
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 159
Joined: Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:30 pm
Location: Michigan
Top

Postby Sonetpro » Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:04 pm

Welcome to the forum Alan, Tell me more about the kayak. 40 hrs huh. I figured it would take longer than that. Are they sea kayak's ?
}><)))'> ~--------------·´¯) SteveT
You don't know what the limit's are until you take it there.ImageImageImage
User avatar
Sonetpro
Site Admin
 
Posts: 2038
Images: 107
Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2005 8:11 am
Location: Plantersville, TX
Top

Postby rasp » Sun Aug 06, 2006 5:28 pm

Sonetpro wrote:Welcome to the forum Alan, Tell me more about the kayak. 40 hrs huh. I figured it would take longer than that. Are they sea kayak's ?

thanx Steve.

yep, from plans to done in 40 hours. they are sea yaks. here's a shot of me and mine. it's a stitch and glue with plans from CLC.

Image

some folks take longer, but with good planning it goes better.

did a week paddle around Isle Royal National Park in Lake Superior. me and 60 lbs of gear.
Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but less interesting than looking
User avatar
rasp
Teardrop Master
 
Posts: 159
Joined: Thu Jul 06, 2006 1:30 pm
Location: Michigan
Top


Return to Newbies, Introduce yourselves

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests