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Location: San Diego, CA
Website: go to store: Zesleesdesigns

State of Iowa transplant living in San Diego, CA since 1962. Graduated from San Diego State University with an undergraduate degree in Accounting. A CPA, currently working as a CFO for a
Staffing agency in San Diego.

As an enlisted man in the US Air Force during the Vietnam conflict, I spent my four year obligation stationed in San Antonio, Texas. I met my wife, Sue, there and we have three wonderful adult sons. We just celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary with a trip back to San Antonio where we retraced old footsteps.

I started woodworking as a hobby in 1990 when I purchased a Shopsmith Mark V. I still have and use that wonderful machine. Over the years, I purchased many accessories, such as, jointer, plate jointer, sliding table, stacked dado blades, conical sanding disk, dust collector and lathe tools and accessories. I also have a Milwaukee compound mitre saw, and circular saw, Porter Cable plunge router, Craftsman band saw and a variety of woodworking clamps.

I enjoy woodworking because I like to create something useful with my own hands. The hobby requires thoughtful planning, forward thinking and careful execution to achieve an acceptable end product. I think my best learning occurs from the mistakes I make.

I recently started turning, pens and bowls, and really enjoy it.
Looking forward to learning even more by participating in this web site.

My other passion is golf and I enjoy playing different courses throughout the world.

-- Bob, San Diego

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#1 posted 2045 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 2045 days ago

Thank you. Looking forward to see the work and ideas of other woodworkers.

-- Bob, San Diego

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#3 posted 2045 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#4 posted 2044 days ago

Hello Bob,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and enjoyable part of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 2044 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#6 posted 2044 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great place with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking too! Have fun and play safe! :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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#7 posted 2044 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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#8 posted 2044 days ago

Welcome Bob. 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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#9 posted 2044 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks . 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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#10 posted 2044 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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#11 posted 2044 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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#12 posted 2043 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#13 posted 2015 days ago

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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