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Location: Rockford Illinois

Currently, I live in the Northern Illinois area. While in the U.S. Navy(at a shore command) my roommate tought me carpentry. When I got out it was the best paying job I could find and built houses on and off for years while putting myself thuough college. The last part of my college career I was working in a machine shop making large milling machines. When that business shut down I somehow ended up in banking. My heart is in manufacturing and woodworking so to that end I bought a ShopBot CNC Router. Lots of possibilities there but the hard part is where to start what to make that sells? However, if there is something someone needs that I can help with repetative parts, 3D carving or whatever ya need I would be happy to help if I can. Lumberjocks is a great site alot of knowledge and support I look forward to talking to as many of you as I can and learning as much as I can. My goal is to make a living in woodwork.

-- J. Jacobson, Rockford Illinois,

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#1 posted 2070 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. You really need to be carefiul that this site does not take over all of your wood working time. Enjoy!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#2 posted 2070 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#3 posted 2070 days ago

Hello Baxter5,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking experience.

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

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#4 posted 2070 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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#5 posted 2070 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Take care and work safe.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 2069 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#7 posted 2069 days ago

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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#8 posted 2069 days ago

Welcome to the site Baxter hope you find your inspiration

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#9 posted 2069 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 2045 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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#11 posted 1987 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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#12 posted 1708 days ago

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#13 posted 1707 days ago

Congratulations on your Anniversary. Hope you have many more on LumberJocks. We appreciate your posts and projects.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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