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2199 posts in 2001 days

Location: Grapevine, Texas

High School math teacher, minister, and astronomer who enjoys his wife and three kids. Primary hobby is astrophotography (see webpage) and I work part-time as an IT consultant and in small observatory construction and automation. But as a hobby, astronomy requires a lot of time that I no longer have. I have some of my remote, robotic observatory projects in various phases of construction, and am just now able to do some astronomy remotely...but the days of hauling my gear and setting it up are over!

Anyway, you can check out my astrophotography on my webpage at

As with all my hobbies (astrophotography, aquaria, and homebrewing), I love woodworking because it encompasses both art and science. Woodworking is something I've loved and enjoyed all my life with my father, in his shop, of course. So, with a new house and full size garage, I thought I'd go ahead and build my own shop...being the first place of my own where I actually have room for a shop!

My father always bought two of everything growing up, so I already had some decent tools - in addition to the nicer tools I've bought myself through the years. He is the one, led by his father before him, who inspired my woodworking, starting back in my teens.

I've added a workshop page, so feel free to tour it there...and I'm thankful to LJs that I have a chance to open it up to you! I hope to post projects soon, but at this point my shop time mostly involves an on-going kitchen remodel and the occasional shop fixture.

I'm not an expert at woodworking, but not a notice either. Looking forward to learning a lot more from all the great Lumberjocks!

-- jay,

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#1 posted 10-02-2009 05:24 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#2 posted 10-02-2009 05:47 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 10-02-2009 06:19 PM

Hello Cosmicsniper,

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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#4 posted 10-02-2009 11:20 PM

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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#5 posted 10-03-2009 01:06 AM

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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#6 posted 10-03-2009 02:19 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- Gary

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#7 posted 10-03-2009 04:12 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 †

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2199 posts in 2001 days

#8 posted 10-03-2009 04:25 AM

Thanks so much for the welcomes, guys!

-- jay,

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#9 posted 10-03-2009 12:27 PM

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

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#10 posted 10-03-2009 11:38 PM

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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#11 posted 10-05-2009 04:25 AM

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

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 10-12-2009 08:09 PM

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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18331 posts in 2495 days

#13 posted 10-03-2010 06:17 AM

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

-- Gary

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#14 posted 09-07-2012 01:45 PM

Horay for another Grapevine/Flowermound/Lewisville WW! :D

-- - Paul, Flower Mound,TX

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#15 posted 10-12-2012 08:07 PM

Added you to my buddies list. You’re local, and you’re into cool stuff.

-- Brian Timmons -

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