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I am a Husband of 37 years to my wife, I love construction and designing cabinets and all types of working with wood. I have been working since I was 15 ,first in flooring. Wood, ceramic, sheet goods, carpet, vinyl, and then was taught how to install formica or the techincal name is Plastic Laminate. I am a Profesional Plastic Laminate installer and did that work for 30 years, still install a little bit once in a while. Remodeled 10 tug boats for a company in Louisiana back in the 70-80's we use to ride them while we were doing the work, that was enjoyable. I have worked in just about every phase of construction over the years, but got tired of working out of a truck loading and unloading tools, so I built my shop so I can work at home. I think a lot of guy's my age can appreciate that. I have been enjoying my Grizzly tools but wanted to move up to a European sliding saw. So soon I will have one for percise cutting and safety.

-- Barry, Louisiana

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#1 posted 04-25-2010 07:16 AM

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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#2 posted 04-25-2010 07:22 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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#3 posted 04-25-2010 07:30 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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#4 posted 04-25-2010 10:30 AM

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

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#5 posted 04-25-2010 01:56 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 04-25-2010 08:01 PM


My motto is: Do it right the first time so you don’t have to do it again!

-- Barry, Louisiana

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#7 posted 04-25-2010 08:05 PM

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

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#8 posted 04-25-2010 10:03 PM

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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#9 posted 04-30-2010 06:15 AM

Welcome to lJ’s Barry. Very clean and nice looking shop.

We could never be partners, you’d never be able to tolerate

my mess and disoreder!!!! :)

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#10 posted 05-01-2010 02:17 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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#11 posted 02-06-2012 02:59 AM

Hey Binn,

Sure would love to see those pics of the shroud you made for your Grizz. Anything to help minimize the sawdust. If you want to email them to me, let me know or post them here and I can take a look.

A little late but welcome to LJ’s, I love this site.

-- Pie

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#12 posted 03-12-2012 08:11 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks. You really do nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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