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Location: Pflugerville, TX (Suburb of Austin - Central TX)
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I'm Bob and I live in Pflugerville (the P is silent) Texas which is a suburb of Austin, the capital of Texas. I'd like to tell you how I got here and how I picked the name "Back tothe Wood".

When I was in High School, my Dad set up a small wood shop in our basement. The only power tools were a TS, jointer and a lathe. Everything else was by hand - a brace and bits for drilling, etc. I went off to college, had a job, married, raised a family and finally retired. (That seems a lot quicker than it really happened.)

I didn't like this retired stuff. A friend mentioned volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, and I've been doing it ever since.

I got so excited about this, I started buying used tools for myself and started re-learning. So now I am "Back to the Wood" and glad to be here.

-- Bob, --Silence & smile are two powerful tools. Smile is the way to solve many problems & Silence is the way to avoid many problems.

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replied on Need Austin, TX area LJ assistance 55 days ago
replied on Live wood breakfast bar. How to keep the bark on? 78 days ago
commented on Drill press table and fence 88 days ago
commented on Pair of Nightstands 90 days ago
added project Pair of Nightstands 90 days ago
commented on Curly Maple & Wenge rocking chair 116 days ago
replied on Drill press mod 131 days ago
replied on Set of planes from pawn shop (with photos) 131 days ago
commented on Curly Maple Chest with Walnut Accents 146 days ago
commented on Entertainment Stand 190 days ago
replied on The Gloat to End All Gloats 267 days ago
replied on Mystery Wood Find/Question 271 days ago
replied on Wood Slab Table Cracking 271 days ago
replied on Sleeper hand tools? 343 days ago
replied on Setting power planer knifes. 343 days ago

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1620 days ago

Bob,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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SnowyRiver

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#2 posted 1620 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Max

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#3 posted 1620 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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wpreman

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#4 posted 1620 days ago

Welcome, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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BacktotheWood

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#5 posted 1619 days ago

Hi, all. I’ve been reading posts and looking at projects here for a while and it seems like a very friendly, supportive group and resource so I decided I’d better get in. I noticed that all the welcomers have been LJ’s for a while. I’ll have to make sure I make it a habit to check on newcomers. It does mean a lot.

Thanks,
Bob

-- Bob, --Silence & smile are two powerful tools. Smile is the way to solve many problems & Silence is the way to avoid many problems.

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1619 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a place were there great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Splinterman

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#7 posted 1619 days ago

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

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#8 posted 1619 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…

Wisty

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#9 posted 1617 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!

I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Karson

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#10 posted 1611 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

Great job in trying to get those without back into the main stream.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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