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Location: East Northport, NY
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I am retired from the FDNY and missing it. My family has been in the trades for as long as I can remember. My father was a carpenter, his brother was a Master Craftsman, he also when in the Navy in WWII built PT boats. The most famous was PT109. He went on to build custom houses. I have cousins and uncles that are electricians, plumbers etc... From working with them I learned various trades.
I now repair antique furniture for some dealers on LI. It breaks my heart but most of these pieces get painted so they sell faster. As a woodworker that drives me nuts.
I started in Jr. high school taking various shop classes and continue to educate myself whenever I can. That includes learning from other woodworkers like yourselves. I am still trying to turn my garage into the shop I want but not there yet, but getting closer.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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GaryK

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#1 posted 01-09-2008 10:31 PM

Welcome to lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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gene

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#2 posted 01-10-2008 12:17 AM

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy)
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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TreeBones

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#3 posted 01-10-2008 01:47 AM

Welcome to LJ’s, This is a great site, good to see you here. I hope to see some of your work posted.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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Max

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#4 posted 01-10-2008 02:38 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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Karson

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#5 posted 01-10-2008 04:36 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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gizmodyne

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#6 posted 01-10-2008 07:16 AM

Welcome to a great site.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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cajunpen

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#7 posted 01-10-2008 09:45 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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Greg3G

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#8 posted 01-11-2008 02:23 AM

Welcome aboard. We look forward to seeing your projects, answering your questions, and your sharing of experiences.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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mot

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#9 posted 01-12-2008 12:14 PM

Hey! Welcome to Lumberjocks! I hope you enjoy the site!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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lazyfiremaninTN

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#10 posted 01-13-2008 02:38 AM

Welcome to LJ. It is a wonderful place and have fun. And welcome Brother.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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PanamaJack

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#11 posted 01-29-2008 07:22 PM

We would like to welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Beginningwoodworker

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#12 posted 11-08-2008 06:57 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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PebbleCreek

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#13 posted 12-19-2008 12:57 AM

Thank you for your comment on my last project.

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Bureaucrat

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#14 posted 01-02-2010 08:21 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming 2 year anniversary being a Lumber Jock. Thanks for your posts and projects.

-- Gary

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cabinetmaster

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#15 posted 01-02-2010 05:58 PM

Congratulations on your Anniversay. We look forward to your continued posts and projects.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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