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Location: Southbury, CT

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.

I'm now working as an Store Manager for Lumber Liquidators. I really never thought much about flooring before I started working there, but have since learned a ton about wood which I really have enjoyed. Since I really haven't had a shop lately, I have spent much of the last year trying to learn much as possible.

My wife and I purchased a house in July of 2012 and have spent all of my free time working on everything that the house needs (which was pretty much everything). That was going all well and good and then we had a baby in October 2013. Now the list of projects still sits there, but the amount of free time isn't as plentiful.

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

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#1 posted 1150 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 1150 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 1150 days ago

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 1150 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 1150 days ago

Welcome. Photo with Prince’s very impressive.)

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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#6 posted 1150 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 1150 days ago

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 1149 days ago

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#9 posted 1146 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. Enjoy your stay here.

-- If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you!

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Ben Miller

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#10 posted 1145 days ago

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

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#11 posted 1145 days ago

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

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#12 posted 1075 days ago

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.

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#13 posted 741 days ago

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

Is that an ‘02 Tundra?

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#14 posted 673 days ago


-- Norman

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