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107 posts in 1988 days

Location: Michigan

I started woodworking as a challenge from a co-worker. He was retiring from a cush job and said that if I wanted to take over for him that I would have to be able to build miniature aircraft chocks for going away gifts. I went out and bought a table saw and sander and was on my way to starting a business. After building the chocks I was asked to build other projects; shadow boxes, statue base, challenge coin racks, military novelties and more. The more I built the better I got and the more I was told I should open my own business. Here I am 9 years later and am still at it working from my house. I have pieces in homes, and offices to include the Pentagon (my greatest woodworking accomplishment yet). I love what I do and do what I love. I retired after 20 years of faithful active duty service in Dec 2010. Thanks for looking at my work!

-- "Your Design or Mine!"

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added blog entry Current Project #4: Hap Arnold Wings Shadowbox 09-18-2015 03:44 PM
commented on Marine Retirement Shadowbox 08-28-2015 07:02 PM
added project Marine Retirement Shadowbox 08-26-2015 09:42 PM
commented on Current Project #3: Marine Anchor Globe Shadowbox 08-26-2015 09:32 PM
commented on Current Project #3: Marine Anchor Globe Shadowbox 08-24-2015 05:38 PM
added blog entry Current Project #3: Marine Anchor Globe Shadowbox 07-29-2015 10:13 PM
commented on How to Woodworking DVD 11-04-2014 05:35 PM
added project USAF First Sergeant Retirement shadowbox 08-25-2014 03:29 AM
commented on C-130 Shadowbox 05-12-2014 01:17 AM
added project C-130 Shadowbox 05-09-2014 06:27 PM
commented on Something for me 03-08-2014 08:26 PM
commented on How to Woodworking DVD 03-08-2014 08:20 PM
added blog entry How to Woodworking DVD 02-23-2014 10:11 PM
commented on Air Force Symbol Shadow Box 05-11-2013 03:29 PM
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#1 posted 04-28-2010 02:56 PM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 04-28-2010 03:02 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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107 posts in 1988 days

#3 posted 04-28-2010 03:39 PM

Thanks, I’m looking forward to posting my work and seeing what everyone else has done!

-- "Your Design or Mine!"

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#4 posted 04-28-2010 06:06 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 04-29-2010 01:40 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 04-29-2010 03:01 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best to only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#7 posted 04-29-2010 04:12 AM

“Welcome to LJ’s”…best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#8 posted 05-01-2010 02:27 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#9 posted 05-18-2010 04:06 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 09-27-2013 12:38 AM

My story is much like yours. I have been in the USAF for just over 15 years now and got into building things when a Senior told me he didn’t think I could build a coin display that looked like an R-11 refuel truck. My first attempt was quite crude but I continued to work at it and now I can’t keep up with the things people want. I was asked to day if I could make a shadow box. The one they were using as an example is very similar to your Air Force Symbol box. Did you find plans for it somewhere? I have been unsuccessful finding any kind of plans so far. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


-- Nate, Las Vegas,

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#11 posted 01-16-2015 12:26 AM

I Tried sending an email, but 5 post must be met. Can you email me about the maintenance badge shadow box, really interested in one if possible.

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#12 posted 05-17-2015 10:50 PM


Nice work on your shadow boxes; I also enjoy seeing and in my case building shadow boxes that are outside the norm. Well done! If you’re interested you can take a look at my radiator shadow box that I made along with the help of a retired AF refueling mechanic.

-- Jake

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#13 posted 05-23-2015 01:24 PM

Hello AAWW2005.

I am interested in purchasing an Air Force symbol shadow box with a MSgt stripe. Could you email me at so we can work something out? Thank you for your time.

Kevin Soukup

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#14 posted 07-01-2015 07:57 PM

Good evening AAWW2005!

I am also interested in the Air Force Symbol with the MSgt Stripe. Could you please email me @ Is it possible for you to push one of these out by the 20th of July? How much would something like this cost?


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