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Location: Port Hueneme, CA

I am currently in the US Navy and stationed at Port Hueneme, CA. Married to a wonderful woman who allows me to hibernate in the garage and I have two gorgeous (their horns hold up the halo on their heads!) little girls a three year old and a two year old. They are definitely my inspiration in life.
A quick little history of me I was born and raised in rural Nebraska. That is were I received my first introduction to wood working. My grandfather was always repairing something on the ranch so natural I wanted to help to. God bless him because I think all I ever did was make a mess. I have been in the navy now for just over 10 years and in the last couple years I have started getting back into woodworking.
I am sure you all know how it starts! You find yourself wandering around a store see something you like look at the price tag and say ^&*($%&!@#$@#!!!!! I could make that for half of what they want! Atleast thats how my hobbies began. So here I am now trying to perfect my woodworking skills and thankfuly I found this web site. You guys and gals have been a great help. I am still working on my router skills. Some how I never thought a router would be so tricky! So if any of you have some good router tips I would love to hear them.
That is a quick little info on me. Thanks for taking the time to look at my bio and keep up the superb projects guys!

-- Chad, Si vis pacem, para bellum

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#1 posted 11-09-2008 07:04 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#2 posted 11-09-2008 07:05 AM

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 11-09-2008 09:57 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 11-09-2008 12:36 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#5 posted 11-09-2008 02:27 PM

Hello Cwestnoy,

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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#6 posted 11-09-2008 05:49 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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#7 posted 11-10-2008 01:06 AM

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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#8 posted 11-10-2008 06:29 AM

Thanks everyone for all your welcoming comments. It’s nice to know that there are still good online communities!

-- Chad, Si vis pacem, para bellum

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#9 posted 12-04-2008 11:38 PM

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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#10 posted 12-11-2008 09:36 PM

Good to see another California woodworker in the shop. Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#11 posted 11-03-2009 09:54 PM

Chad, thank you for the the nice comment on my stone cold table. I know you posted it a long time ago. My house was struck by lighting, and lost my computer, along with numerous other things. So thanks-

-- Ron - Would Make It 4 You

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#12 posted 11-04-2009 03:24 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming 1st anniversary of being a lumberjock.

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

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#13 posted 11-04-2009 06:18 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming 1st anniversary

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#14 posted 11-07-2009 04:48 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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#15 posted 11-06-2010 01:49 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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