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Location: Grand Rapids, MI

I'm a canoe builder. Specifically a cedar strip canoe builder. Hence the nickname, Cedarbender. My wife and I have graduated two sons through home schooling and they have gone on to their own careers. One has gone into wooden boat building in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and the other is wrapping up his bachelor's in Digital Animation.

I'm personally looking to expand my skill sets and training myself in other areas to do that. Canoe building is my therapy so I do not even try to make a business of it.

My shop is pretty much non-existent. I have a two car garage, a planer, a ShopSmith V, and a handheld Skil Router. I am seriously looking at building a CNC router table to augment what can come out of my "shop" but space is a huge issue.

Happy building!

-- Tim ~ ~ Be an example worth following

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#1 posted 1808 days ago

Hello Cedarbender,

Let me welcome 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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#2 posted 1808 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#3 posted 1808 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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#4 posted 1808 days ago

Good to have you aboard!! take your shoes off and stay awhile there’s alot of Great people here and their all willing to help ! there are some true craftsmen here like yourself .

Welcome & if you need anything just ask….

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#5 posted 1808 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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#6 posted 1808 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#7 posted 1808 days ago

Welcome, I’ve always had a fascination with canoes. I might build one but we don’t have much water here.
Anyway, glad to have you with us on LJ’s

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#8 posted 1808 days ago

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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#9 posted 1808 days ago

Holy cow! First forum I’ve come across where comments are actually on the user’s profile. But thanks for the welcome guys. Some of the projects around here are going to be hard to keep up with.

-- Tim ~ ~ Be an example worth following

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#10 posted 1808 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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#11 posted 1807 days ago

“Welcome to LJ’s”……The best place to enhance your skills and knowledge.

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#12 posted 1807 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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#13 posted 1807 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 1803 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks neighbor! Lots of friends with lots of talent!

I look forward to your projects and posts.

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#15 posted 1447 days ago

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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