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Location: Western New York

Thanks for the warm welcome everyone ! ! !

A little about me…..

Woodworking has been in my blood ever since I was a small kid. I grew up on a dairy farm where there was always tools and lumber around and my dad let me do/built what ever I wanted. He would just let me know when I went too far like the time I used the T & G cherry flooring stored in the garage for the clubhouse. As a kid I remember my dad logging the woods several times and trips to the saw mill to pick up loads was just the "best ever". How I ended up as a food scientist is beyond me.

My kids say "Dad your obsessed with wood, get over it"

Being a single dad limits my budget for tools and equipment so buying older tools and restoring them from Craig’s List and Estate Auctions have served me very well. Its a great way to get quality tools at very reasonable prices, found you just have to be very patient. I am very handy that way the only downside is that I spend more time rebuilding my tools than actually building wood projects. Most of my shop equipment is pre 1955.

My Buddy icon pic is my sawmill (that’s newer) and is my all time favorite tool even though I don't actually build anything with it. I would rather spend 12 hours sawing in inclement weather than sitting in my comfortable air conditioned office at work … but I probably don’t have to convince anybody here at LJ’s. I've had it 5 years now and recommend everyone that can, get one. (even bought that at a garage sale).

My latest project(s) is 26” Cresent and 26” Silver band saw that I found at an estate sale.

As far as woodworking still looking for my niche. I done a lot of different things. Some day I would like to be like so many people here who build some really spectacular things. I think in order to get really good at something a person has to narrow the field and stay in one area. Looks like many of you have and done very well.

Thanks for looking at my profile and look forward to chatting with many of you.

(God Bless)

-- Andy...... 1 Thessalonians 4:11 Make it your goal to live a quiet life, minding your own business and working with your hands...

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#1 posted 12-31-2008 11:41 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#2 posted 12-31-2008 12:26 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#3 posted 12-31-2008 12:27 PM

Hello Andy,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be a rewarding and enriching part of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 12-31-2008 02:13 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great place with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking too! Have fun and play safe! :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#5 posted 12-31-2008 03:07 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

take care and work safely.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 12-31-2008 04:13 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 12-31-2008 05:59 PM

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#8 posted 12-31-2008 07:04 PM

Welcome Andy. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#9 posted 12-31-2008 07:08 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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#10 posted 01-01-2009 05:34 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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#11 posted 01-01-2009 06:50 AM

Hay Welcome to LJs Its a Great Place

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#12 posted 01-01-2009 07:50 AM

Welcome to LJs !!! I know you”ll love it here. Thats one cool looking saw your workin on !! Cant wait to see the end results.

-- Jimi _ Measure twice, cut once.......@#%#$@!!!......measure twice, cut....

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#13 posted 01-01-2009 08:10 AM

Welcome to Saw Bucks, this is a great site.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#14 posted 01-01-2009 10:04 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks community , the best woodworking community on the internet!

-- Not my woodworking

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#15 posted 01-01-2009 07:21 PM

Welcome to LJs


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