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Location: Gardens of Maia Alta, Dalig, Antipolo City, PHILIPPINES

I am presently teaching in a maritime training center here in the Manila, Philippines. My expertise are in the subject: ship's engine simulator , electrical, and other technical course.

Previously, I spent my work and life onboard ship as an engine crew starting from cadet until Chief Engineer. After those time, I work in a shipping in charge in recruiting for years and on the present situation, I am into training the seafarers. I do simulations, instructor for technical courses, and manages my department on the maritime center.

My woodworking started around 2000 just for curiosity but just a bit. I continue doing this up to the present without knowing, and now I realized that is already a part of my life. I am not into wasting any green trees so I am using recycled wood. Like many others, I am looking for how to become a unique craftsman and a designer in the fields of woodworks and metalworks specially in the recycling of scraps.

-- Bert

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#1 posted 05-27-2010 02:54 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 05-27-2010 03:00 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best to only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#3 posted 05-27-2010 04:29 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 05-27-2010 05:10 AM

Thanks to all of you. This is a good start which is really late…
Fyi, Im an avid follower of LJ since 2 years but only now that I decided to be a member.

\\ Thanks to Benjie Reyes who is just a mountain away (5 km road). He has encourage me to be a member. Last Saturday 22 May, we meet each other and I was really inspired with his work.

\\ Thanks also to PHILLY Edwards ( also a LJ ) who had inspired me as well. Philly, you played a big part in my woodworking hobby. Out of the O1 metal you gaved, I had already made a plane which is already 2 years since we meet and is still my favorite smooth plane. I will make a blog on this …

Just wait and see …... I am still sorting out how to … upload, edit and make blogs.

-- Bert

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#5 posted 05-27-2010 05:13 AM

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…


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

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#6 posted 05-27-2010 06:04 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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#7 posted 05-27-2010 07:38 PM

Good to see on LJ! And glad to hear you made your plane.
You must post some pictures.
Best regards

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#8 posted 05-28-2010 02:16 AM

Hi there neighbor. That’s probably you I hear working. I live a few blocks away.


-- "Real jocks do it on a bench"

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#9 posted 05-28-2010 03:26 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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#10 posted 05-28-2010 03:27 AM

Hi Rico,
Benji mentioned to me meron nga pinoy dito sa LJ na taga Maia. Kung narinig mong maingay ay Sat or Sun then it has to be me…. Blk 22 Lot 6 Gardens… my shop is the garage itself… Hope to see you in Grooves.

I do and will upload pictures of planes. I call the my babies….

-- Bert

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#11 posted 05-28-2010 10:50 AM

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

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#12 posted 05-30-2010 06:08 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do, I’m sure you will.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#13 posted 11-13-2012 06:03 PM


-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#14 posted 04-19-2013 09:30 AM

Hi Bert, I have been following your projects for some time now, not always commenting, but enjoying your excellent work nevertheless. I can understand your concern for the environment, but you shouldn’t feel bad about using some nice woods. I doubt that hobbyists like yourself use a significant enough amount of wood to make much difference. Big companies on the other hand are probably the worst culprits. So keep up the good work. We are all learning as we go, and that’s what makes it so much fun.

I see you live in the Philippines. I spent some time there over a 4 year period while serving in the US Navy. We always docked in Subic Bay. I was stationed on a freight/refrigerator ship,the USS Zelima. I liked it a lot there, but the climate was very humid and very hot. I loved those years at sea and I cherish the memories.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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