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Location: Jeffersonton, VA
Website: http://benjasoft.com/

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 953 days ago
replied on Tricks for sharpening a marking knife 1073 days ago
commented on Maple Burl Jewelry Box 1115 days ago
commented on Nice Rack With a Few Small Problems 1143 days ago
replied on Want to design & build an Aussie headlight kitchen cabinet 1168 days ago
commented on Home Pub Bar & Entertainment Center 1177 days ago
replied on Total hip replacement....no woodworking for me..!!!!! 1186 days ago
started topic Want to design & build an Aussie headlight kitchen cabinet 1187 days ago
replied on this is what Lumberjocks has turned into 1211 days ago
commented on G&G style box 1217 days ago
commented on Christmas Gifts 1349 days ago
replied on Prayers for my darling Bronwen my wife of forty years please 1402 days ago
added blog entry Time for wood? 1421 days ago
commented on Bye-bye rust! 1471 days ago
posted review Bye-bye rust! 1471 days ago

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Bigdogs117

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#1 posted 2120 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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Max

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#2 posted 2120 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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Grumpy

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#3 posted 2119 days ago

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 2119 days ago

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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trifern

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#5 posted 2119 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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rikkor

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#6 posted 2119 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#7 posted 2117 days ago

Welcome to LJ, the best woodworking community anywhere!

I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Bret

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#8 posted 2116 days ago

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

-- Woodworking is easy as 3.14159265358979323846264338327950288419716939937510...

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Zuki

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#9 posted 2116 days ago

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.

Cheers.

-- BLOG - http://www.colorfulcanary.com/search/label/Zuki

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Callum Kendall

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#10 posted 2116 days ago

Welcome to LJs

Callum

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/

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FJPetruso

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#11 posted 2098 days ago

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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Karson

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#12 posted 2087 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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gjd

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#13 posted 1755 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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cabinetmaster

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#14 posted 1755 days ago

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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gjd

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#15 posted 1391 days ago

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!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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