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Location: Ft Myers, Fl

Hello everyone, I've been woodworking for 40 years. My grandfather was a craftsman and so was my father. I am a third generation woodworker. I am originally from Chicago and lived in Maine for 25 years.
I attended the Shelter Institute in Bath Maine in the late seventies ,and then built a timber frame solar home.
I've always been interested in boat building, and was also trained at the Bath Apprentice Shop in wooden boat building. I lived aboard my wooden boat full time for 12 years in Maine after I sold my house and was single again.
I am now in Ft Myers Fl, and remarried, and I have shop in my garage. I build mahogany runabouts and other small boats. I became fascinated with the James Krenov books and philosophy, and now try to do as much hand work as possible. Some of my current projects are a Krenov style showcase jewerly cabinet for my wife ,made of cherry and splalted maple with handmade ebony pulls.
I just completed my dream workbench which you can see in my workshop photos. I have just started to get interested in carving and since I have a new grandson, I'm planning to carve him a full size English style rocking horse for my next project. Thanks for welcoming me here, I look forward to meeting you all.

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#1 posted 2088 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 2088 days ago

Hello Bob,

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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#3 posted 2088 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#4 posted 2087 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#5 posted 2087 days ago

Thanks so much, I have been an avid woodworker for 40 years. I have a little shop ( my garage) with no room left for anything but my tools and my projects. I just completed my dream workbench, a full on cabinetmakers bench. I was going to post an intro and pics but I need a little info on how topost pics
Thanks for the wellcome!

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#7 posted 2087 days ago

Welcome to LJs


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#8 posted 2087 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks Bob. 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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#9 posted 2087 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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#10 posted 2086 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 2086 days ago

Good to have you with us Bob.
You can find a detailed instruction for posting pics here.

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#12 posted 2082 days ago

Thanks, it really is a great place!

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#13 posted 2081 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#14 posted 2059 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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#15 posted 1729 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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