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Location: Wheaton, IL

I love my woodworking and have done it for many years. Bandsaw boxes, scroll saw projects are my favorite, although I've done everything from outdoor furniture, including a set of bleachers for my sand volleyball court to fine jewelry.........a jack of all trades. Other interests include kayaking, hiking, biking, photography.......and when it's cold outside I resort to embroidery on cards and other card making, crochet. My woodshop isn't heated, so I use it less in the winter. I'm also a former Marine......Semper Fi!

-- Cathy, Illinois

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commented on A Psaltery 01-23-2011 09:40 AM
added project Spalted elm box 03-23-2010 04:40 AM
added project Wedding plaque 03-23-2010 04:35 AM
commented on Newest Partner in My Woodworking Escapade... 03-23-2010 04:22 AM
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commented on Hot Lips Box 12-19-2009 04:45 AM
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commented on Chicago Lumberjocks Meetup/Woodworking Show December 2009 #6: The First Day 12-12-2009 06:52 PM
commented on Eastern Cedar bandsaw box 12-12-2009 06:44 PM
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#1 posted 12-12-2009 05:30 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

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

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#2 posted 12-12-2009 05:31 PM

Welcome to LJ’s Cathy

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#3 posted 12-12-2009 05:33 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 12-12-2009 05:52 PM

Hello Cathy,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#5 posted 12-12-2009 05:55 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 12-12-2009 08:05 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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#7 posted 12-12-2009 09:00 PM

Welcome to our wonderful community, I’m sure you will find that it is a great place to hang out. Word of warning though. Lumberjocks has been known to become addictive.
Have fun,

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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#8 posted 12-12-2009 11:06 PM

Hi Cathy – welcome to LumberJocks!
A jack of all trades indeed!! That’s quite the repertoire of “hobbies, trades, and skills”

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#9 posted 12-12-2009 11:30 PM

Welcome aboard !

-- Engineer by day, Woodworker by night, Original Approach LLC, Windsor CO,

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#10 posted 12-13-2009 04:30 PM

Hi Cathy,
It was nice to chat with you this weekend at the woodworking show this weekend. Glad you came on board. I hope you will find that Lumberjocks is everything I said it would be, a great place for good people to share their love of woodworking.

-- Keith, Bolingbrook, Illinois. The way I figure it I only have the rest of my life to get good at this...

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#11 posted 12-13-2009 07:07 PM

Thanks all you guys…’s funny to be called a lumberjock. I used to be called a PE jock!.......or Jarhead! (BAM actually but I won’t talk about that one).
Thanks for your help Keith…’re convincing!

-- Cathy, Illinois

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#12 posted 12-14-2009 06:24 AM

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#13 posted 12-14-2009 07:01 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!


-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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#14 posted 12-18-2009 04:52 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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#15 posted 12-18-2009 05:03 PM

hi Cathy
glad to have you with us

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you

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