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Since I was a kid I have been interested in carpentry and woodworking. My first real experience with woodworking came in high school when I took two years of shop class. During my second year I was bored with the regular projects and started making up my own projects to do, including an Adirondack chair and end table set that I auctioned off for charity.

Through college my woodworking was put on hold due to a combination about a lack of interest and opportunity. When I graduated college (Univ. of Conn. '08) I moved to New Orleans to help run a non-profit rebuilding organization.

Eventually I was entered into something called the Prince's Foundation for the Built Environment's Apprenticeship Program. This was an educational and work program training apprentices in how to adapt high quality old world building techniques to modern building practices. In this program I was trained in making architectural millwork--doors, windows, moulding, fireplace mantles, ornamental brackets.

Eventually I got settled in selling building materials first flooring, now lumber and millwork and do woodworking and home renovation/DIY projects in my free time.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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Max

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#1 posted 05-20-2011 04:26 AM

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 05-20-2011 05:34 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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HallTree

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#3 posted 05-20-2011 05:51 AM

Welcome. 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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#4 posted 05-20-2011 06:14 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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prompt

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#5 posted 05-20-2011 03:39 PM

Welcome. Photo with Prince’s very impressive.)

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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#6 posted 05-20-2011 04:53 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

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#7 posted 05-20-2011 05:10 PM

Welcome to LJ’s! A basement in New Orleans? Isn’t that called a swimming pool?? LOLOL I was born and raised in New Orleans and now live in Bush, just across the lake.

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#8 posted 05-21-2011 10:39 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#9 posted 05-24-2011 06:07 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. Enjoy your stay here.

-- They say many people die because of alcohol. They never realized how many of them are born because of it.

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Ben Miller

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#10 posted 05-25-2011 05:22 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. Hope you enjoy your stay as much as I have!

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cajunpen

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#11 posted 05-25-2011 07:27 PM

Welcome neighbor. Hope that you enjoy your time here at Lumberjocks.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Roger

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#12 posted 08-03-2011 01:52 AM

that is a very awesome prof pic. wow… that is one memorable handshake. Welcome to LJ’s. You’ll find it all and then some here

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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lysdexic

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#13 posted 07-02-2012 02:34 AM

Houston to NOLA. I-10….. That is one boring a$$ drive.

Is that an ‘02 Tundra?

-- "It's only wood. Use it." - Smitty

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NormG

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#14 posted 09-08-2012 08:57 PM

Welcome

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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