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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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commented on Something for me 40 days ago
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added blog entry How to Woodworking DVD 53 days ago
commented on Air Force Symbol Shadow Box 341 days ago
commented on Take II 341 days ago
added project Senior Civil Engineer Readiness Badge Shadowbox 342 days ago
commented on Maj/Lt Col Leaf Shadowbox 372 days ago
commented on Spice Rack 372 days ago
added project Maj/Lt Col Leaf Shadowbox 373 days ago
added project Air Force Symbol Shadowbox SMSgt Stripe Top 387 days ago
added project Air Force Symbol Shadowbox TSgt Center 399 days ago
added project AFSM with Blue Mirror Inlays 399 days ago
added project F-16 Shadow Box #2 406 days ago
commented on Purple Heart Chess Table 413 days ago
commented on My Retirement Shadow Box/Coffee Table 413 days ago

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#1 posted 1450 days ago

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 1450 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 1450 days ago

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 1450 days ago

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 1450 days ago

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 1450 days ago

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.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#7 posted 1450 days ago

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

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#8 posted 1448 days ago

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 1431 days ago

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 †

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#10 posted 203 days ago

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!


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