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148827 "Lloyd and Rene" <LloydRene@s...> 2005‑08‑19 MY BIO
=A0 Hello all, my name is Lloyd Alexander, I am 37 years old. I live in  
San
Pablo, CA. with my wife Rene and our daughter Diana. I am Cabinetmaker  
.I
work at a shop that has about 45 employees. We supply cabinets for new  
tract
houses. Everyday we build cabinets for 3 to 4 houses depending on size  
of
the house. That is kitchens, bathrooms, hall linens entertainment  
cabinets,
just about anything for the inside of the house. I work with red oak,  
maple,
cherry, beech everyday. We build are own doors drawers, boxes, spray  
them,
prep them and ship them. We do everything. I work with machines that  
cost
more than my house. I find that incredible and I work there. Almost
everything is CNC controlled. I=92ve been an employee there for 18  
years. When
I started there were only 6 employees. We come a long way. You might say
that working with wood comes natural to me. My father is a master  
carpenter.
My grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great-grandfather were all
carpenters. All the men on my Dads side of the family have always been
carpenters. So I carrying the tradition on plus I=92m a natural at it  
and I
enjoy it. 
=A0 When you live in a family of carpenter you give woodworking tools as
gifts. Two years ago, I decided that I would get my dad a new plane for
Christmas. I started looking around and discovered EBAY (Big mistake,  
I=92ve
been hooked ever since).
I bought him a matching pair of Record planes No.10 and 10 =BD. Then I  
thought
that I would like my own set. I decided that I would collect Stanley  
=93type
11=94 because that is what my grandfather would have used and it was the  
end
of the First World War and when America was booming. Now I have in my
collection of Stanley =93type11=94 planes=A0 No.1
,No.2,No.2c,No.3,No.3c,No.4,No.4c,No.4 =BD,No.4 =BDc,No.5,No.5c,No.5  
=BD,No.5 =BD
c,No.6,No.6c,No.7,No.7c,No.8,No.8c all with 3 dates on the bed =93V=94  
logos and
full or close to full cutters and No.10,No.10c,No.10 =BD ,No.10  
=BDc,No.10 =BC ,
No.10 =BC c. also plane numbers 98,62,97,40. And not to forget the block
planes numbers 9 =BD,16,15,17,18,19,60,60 =BD ,61,63,65,65 =BD  
203,220,102,110,75,
Also with =93V=94 cutters. My wife calls me =93justplanecrazy=94. I  
think she might
be right! =A0I thought that I was compulsive after reading a couple of  
other
bios and posts; I=92m starting to feel like I=92m among people just like  
me. In
my two years of collecting I have cruised ,pass the porch several times  
and
always looked at it .I thought that =93ok this time I=92m going to do  
it=94 but
never did. But today I thought what the heck. I=92ll do it, and you know  
what,
it was easy. I already feel like I=92m among friends.
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=A0Lloyd Alexander
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