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Old 05-27-2018, 03:19 PM   #1
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Default Hello ~ my name is Johnny and I am a Paint-a-Holic

and a tool junky.

I have been one of the infamous lurkers for a few years,
joined about a year ago. I started painting when I was
8 years old. It started when I thought my little red Radio Flyer
wagon would look great if it was green. (because that is the color
of paint I found in the barn). My woodcarving hobby began about
the same time as I had an uncle that was a taxidermist and he
would carve little animals out of a bar of soap.
moving on, spent 21 years in the US Navy doing all sorts of jobs.
around 1980, my hobbies led me to opening a sign shop. this is
where I really focused on improving my brush skills and carving
techniques. I attended several training workshops and trade schools.
through time, I became an instructor of the craft of making dimensional
signs that incorporated carved elements to set ourselves apart from
the newly growing vinyl sticker shops.
we called ourselves "Dimensional Graphics Artists". Did the sign biz
for 30 years, sold that, and went to work with a general contractor
as a finish carpenter and painter. my coworkers were amazed at how
I could make a roll of blue tape last two years and they used two rolls
a week. (sometimes more). being a sign painter teaches you the skills
to do just about any kind of painting. so my "cutter" skills are sort of
a natural to me. so is fine carpentry, boatwork, repairing and rejuvenating
old stuff from a 1930 Buick to an old farm kitchen. I would say that
varnishing anything on a boat is my favorite pass time these days.
at 70 years old, I can still swing a ladder and hammer a nail or two
with the best of them. (but just a little bit slower).
My current project is flipping a 1957 Ranch style home in Central Florida.

Hope to see ya'll on the playground.

Johnny

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Old 05-27-2018, 03:28 PM   #2
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Hi Johnny, welcome. Jump right in


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Hi Johnny! Welcome to the group.

Good intro - always glad to have a “seasoned” veteran painter join in (makes me feel like a kid again ).
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Yo Johnny!

That was inspirational
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