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Old 03-16-2013, 02:56 PM   #1
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plugfest

It was a good time today
I want to thank everyone for pitching in, thank John for the place to hang and do what we do, thanks to Joe for his awesome display and thanks Nancy for the food you brought, thanks to Frank for help with the raffle, thanks to MikeCC for bring his shop supplies,thanks to all who donated stuff for the raffle to raise money for the site especially Stripermaniac who is beyond generous and a super nice guy, thanks to all who helped setup and cleanup - you know who you are
Thanks to all for bringing food, plates or drinks. And thank you to the people who gave me plugs and traded plugs.
I had a good time, it was great catching up with many I have not seen in a while and meeting others. Nice to see canalman who has not made it in a few years among others...
I gotta rest my back and unpack. see you out on the water


It was a good time, but I get the feeling plugfest just isn't what it used to be when we had Flaptail with us, Steve, you are still sadly missed.

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Old 03-16-2013, 03:18 PM   #2
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Thank you for putting it on again and to everyone who brought stuff to show. Amazing talent assembled in that room today. Thanks to everyone who gave Ty a plug.
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:52 PM   #3
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Thanks everyone,I had to duck out but, the time I was there, I had a good time. Sorry if I missed a few people.
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Old 03-16-2013, 03:56 PM   #4
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It was good to see everyone. Extra points for whoever made the shepherd's pie. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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Old 03-16-2013, 04:18 PM   #5
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Got there late but amazing as always. Thanks to John and all who helped put this together. It was nice to see and catch up with so many guys and meeting some new guys too. Sorry Skip for not recognizing you.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:34 PM   #6
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Great time as usual. Good to see lots of new faces with the old. Nice stuff all around. Didn't get away from my table enough. But was nice to share how the color shift paint works with so much interest. Did my yearly supply drop with Mike, Barb and Felicia. Thanks to all for your efforts.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:35 PM   #7
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Great job putting together Slip/JR/Slip Jr! Great venue. Nice to see all the detailed work. Everyone in a great mode as PlugFest indicates Spring right around the corner.

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Old 03-16-2013, 05:04 PM   #8
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attended plugfest today, great job by all as usuall. everyone friendly and helpful. question: saw a few plug bottle openers, where could i purchase the opener heads? ive searched the webb with little luck. found one for $9.95. has to be a cheaper solution. any help would be gratefully appreciated. thyanks
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:19 PM   #9
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I was not there 95% of the time today but enough to get me shaking . Plugs are great ,.. I did manage to let Felicia's boy friend know ,," I'm watching You " So did the guy next to me .. Felicia's reply ,, "I have 100 uncles".. That's right kid .. LOL ..

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Old 03-16-2013, 06:21 PM   #10
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Good times, Wikid nice plugs
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:43 PM   #11
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Nice production! Congrats to Slip, John and all the plugmakers that put on great displays. Thanks to everyone that helped put on the Plug Fest!

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Old 03-16-2013, 07:10 PM   #12
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great as always, thanks to those that did the heavy lifting.

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Old 03-16-2013, 07:58 PM   #13
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Nice to see some faces and talk to some people I haven't seen in a while. Great job to all who put this together.

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Old 03-16-2013, 08:08 PM   #14
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As I have said before... this event is the highlight of the winter... great to see old friends and meet new ones... Thanks to Slip and John for making this happen..Thanks to everyone who stopped by to chat... my voice is shot..

Stewie..... I belive Nancy made the pie you speak of... I'll pass your message along..

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Old 03-16-2013, 08:15 PM   #15
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I was not there 95% of the time today but enough to get me shaking . Plugs are great ,.. I did manage to let Felicia's boy friend know ,," I'm watching You " So did the guy next to me .. Felicia's reply ,, "I have 100 uncles".. That's right kid .. LOL ..
You wern"t the only one Eddie... I told him he better take good care of her.... she was like a daughter to alot of us..

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Old 03-16-2013, 08:28 PM   #16
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Thanks to all who put this together it's a great time for us new builders come and get some advice on how to do things. Thanks Mike for the tutorial on making that template.
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Old 03-16-2013, 08:53 PM   #17
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I had a great time and wish I did not have to leave so early due to a Memorial Service for a friend's Mom. The plugs I saw were awesome and i am amazed buy all the creativity and talent in the group.

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Old 03-17-2013, 06:10 AM   #18
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First one for son and I, in awe of the createtivity. Plan on showing up with my first attempts next year. Lots to learn!

Pleasure meeting some of you folks and thanks, Gup
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:13 AM   #19
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Another great fest!! Thanks John and Slip and everyone else who made it happen. It was good seeing old friends and meeting others. Hope the stuff i traded, catches. Thats what its all about.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:58 AM   #20
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planned on making it there, but had a terrible back/sciatica day. hope everyone had a great time, would've loved seeing everyone- so much talent in one place.

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Old 03-17-2013, 10:58 AM   #21
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Missed you Don. Had a great time seeing everyone. I think just about all the tables were taken in the main hall. If it gets any bigger we'll have to move displays into the area where guys sit down to eat.

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Old 03-17-2013, 11:05 AM   #22
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Glad I made it down. Good to see everyone. Never made a plug all year but like coming down. Next year I will have some new ones. Good to see there is so much interest in building still. See you all soon on the Ditch.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:32 AM   #23
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As always Plugfest brings out the talent and skills. Enjoyed talking plugs, getting tutorials from Joe on the JIGS, WOW! Thanks to Slip & John along w/others to make this happen. Next year I would like to get a table with a couple other CSA builders. Congrats to my VP Mike for "Best Of Show".

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Old 03-17-2013, 12:15 PM   #24
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Always a great time! Thanks again to all those who make it happen. I'm definitly motivated to get the shop up and going. It's tough being there empty handed. Thanks again and congrats to all the winners. I know my freind was pretty excited to win rookie plug...although I still think the teacher has a lot to do with it !
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Old 03-17-2013, 12:42 PM   #25
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I was able to come home with some very nice plugs via trade... and was able to pass a few out, especially to others who have been so generous in the past, when I had nothing to trade.

Highlight of the day was receiving this plug from Fishingfreak (Mike). I had to ask, as I know he doesn't do this pattern any more. But it is not for me to keep. It is being donated, in his name, to our Wounded Warriors Project event we will be having again this Aug 2-3. WWP is deciding in their meeting this week how they will best utilize this, whether as a trophy, or for an auction at the event. Good cause. Thank you Mike! Your skills are crazy good and I appreciate the time you put into this for our Wounded Warriors.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:52 PM   #26
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good times yesterday. Great to meet so many of you guys. Ross, thanks again for all the introductions....you went out of your way to introduce me and make me feel welcome. Paul, really nice to meet you, hopefully I'll be able to save up for one of your vices, or maybe at least one of those wicked stainless steel "tins" you made...incredible! Thanks again, it was a very humbling but inspiring event!

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Old 03-17-2013, 02:05 PM   #27
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Old 03-17-2013, 02:19 PM   #28
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Great Job everyone! As usual, awesome display of work and camaraderie!

Thank you to Slip, Danny, Frank, Stewie, the Thomases, the kids pulling the tickets , and everyone that helped, offered knowledge, and had a great time

I cannot thank you all enough.

I would also like to make mention of one plug, made by Bill Produsz Senior, that did well in the competition and instead of being raffled, will travel with the Plug Project. Bill Sr, many of you will recall, is the young WWII vet that has won a category or two over the past couple years and is truly a great guy. Unfortunately he could not attend this year.

Once I find my memory stick I'll post the winners of the Plug Categories.

FYI - the Raffles will help S-B get a new server this summer as this one is old enough.

I will apologize in advance for my poor Photog Skilz but here is a rundown of some pics (those too blurry to take, well, sorry)

OK for some photos (I'll start with Me & Stan and just post 'em from there). If your photo isn't here it was too blurry....






























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Old 03-17-2013, 02:21 PM   #29
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Here ya go Steve - more picktchahs for you








































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Old 03-17-2013, 02:55 PM   #30
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it's "stan & me"never put you in front of the person your with.

Almost had a" blast" yesterday...had police,fire an gas co. on the job I was working on...redoing a roof an kept smelling gas[no not my own] seems the gas pipe rotted off in the wall coming from the meter..filling the basement and enough on the outside for me to smell it up on the roof...owners wondered why their bill had been so high the past 2 months....they were lucky ,he 's a chain smoker.
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