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Location: Jeffersonton, VA

I've been seriously bitten by the but now, and amid some large projects (building a quilting frame for my wife, for example) I've recently turned my attention to small projects that I can do in a few days' time.

By day I'm a software engineer. I live in Virginia these days but have also called Iowa, Kansas, Colorado and Australia home. And in a very real sense, my wife and I "still call Australia home" as it was our first real home after we married in 2001, and until we moved back to CO in 2006 before returning to Virginia in 2010. I'm about to embark on a new adventure now as I try to productize an idea that began in my woodshop.

And I'm proud to be part of one of the friendliest communities on the web!

-- Woodworking is easy as 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510...

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added blog entry A New, Non-Wood Adventure #1: Genesis 01-11-2012 04:53 PM
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commented on Maple Burl Jewelry Box 08-02-2011 01:53 PM
commented on Nice Rack With a Few Small Problems 07-05-2011 08:06 PM
replied on Want to design & build an Aussie headlight kitchen cabinet 06-10-2011 02:15 PM
commented on Home Pub Bar & Entertainment Center 06-01-2011 06:21 PM
replied on Total hip woodworking for me..!!!!! 05-23-2011 02:17 PM
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commented on Christmas Gifts 12-11-2010 08:35 PM
replied on Prayers for my darling Bronwen my wife of forty years please 10-19-2010 01:22 PM
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commented on Bye-bye rust! 08-11-2010 06:19 PM
posted review Bye-bye rust! 08-11-2010 05:49 PM

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#1 posted 10-31-2008 07:02 PM

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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#2 posted 10-31-2008 07:38 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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#3 posted 10-31-2008 10:38 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Bret. 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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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 10-31-2008 11:07 PM

Hello Bret,

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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#5 posted 10-31-2008 11:32 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#6 posted 11-01-2008 10:52 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 11-03-2008 02:11 AM

Welcome to LJ, the best woodworking community anywhere!

I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#8 posted 11-04-2008 12:12 AM

Wow, I’ve never been so warmly welcomed in any Internet forum before. Thanks!

-- Woodworking is easy as 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510...

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#9 posted 11-04-2008 12:14 AM

Bret . . . there are a couple of folks here that only use hand tools. Names escape me now.

Welcome to LJ and be sure to post your projects.


-- BLOG -

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Callum Kendall

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#10 posted 11-04-2008 11:50 AM

Welcome to LJs


-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out

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#11 posted 11-22-2008 07:09 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks! from a fellow amateur drywaller.

You’ll find everyone friendly & informative. I’ve enjoyed LumberJocks since I joined & I’m sure you will too!

Have fun surfin’ LJs & makin’ sawdust!

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#12 posted 12-03-2008 05:02 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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#13 posted 10-31-2009 05:22 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#14 posted 10-31-2009 04:27 PM

Congratulations on your 1st Anniversary. Hope you have many more on LumberJocks. We appreciate your posts and projects.

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

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#15 posted 10-30-2010 06:44 AM

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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