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Location: San Diego
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I guess if you had to describe me in one word, it would be Navy. Over a quarter century worth and counting. I joined as a young man back in the 80's and served aboard Destroyers and deployed during the first Gulf War. Then, after only ~7 years I was seriously injured ("in the line of duty" but that's another story) and they placed me on permanent medical retirement and sent me to college. When I got out of school I chose to become a DOD civil servant. Fast forward and I am now a Sr. Aerospace Engineer and Lead Aviation Mishap Investigator for the USN... Still drawing that govt check.

I've always loved working with wood. Maybe it's in my blood. My Grandfather (whom I never met) was a very skilled artisan who carved detailed 2" deep reliefs on pairs of 12' doors on missions and churches throughout the Southwest.

I've had no formal training. Anything I have learned (and managed to remember) has been done the hard way. I've only recently found myself serious enough about woodworking to begin investing in tools and spending quality time just fiddling with wood in the shop.

I have no serious goals for my woodworking at this point. I just really seem to enjoy taking really nice pieces of wood and turning them to small enough pieces that they fit up the hose of my shop vac.

"If you can read this, thank a teacher!
If you are reading this in English, thank a Veteran!"

~Go Navy - Beat Army~
Dan

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.

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added project Document Box and matching pen for Sea Cadet Commander 234 days ago
replied on Wood from ship(boat)wreck - looking for ideas 326 days ago
replied on Wood from ship(boat)wreck - looking for ideas 326 days ago
replied on Wood from ship(boat)wreck - looking for ideas 327 days ago
started topic Wood from ship(boat)wreck - looking for ideas 327 days ago
commented on Wooden Bike 358 days ago
commented on pill box 413 days ago
commented on Compass Box for Sailor Son 423 days ago
commented on Wine Glass 428 days ago
commented on Jewelry box with secret drawer and hidden, magnetic lock 435 days ago
commented on Chisel Rack 474 days ago
added project Chisel Rack 474 days ago
commented on Chisel Box 480 days ago
commented on woodworkers tool chest 504 days ago
commented on Rube Goldberg style Leprechaun Trap Steampunk? Kinetic Sculpture? 533 days ago

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Max

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#1 posted 975 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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surfin2

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#2 posted 975 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 975 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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SnowyRiver

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#4 posted 975 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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cajunpen

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#5 posted 974 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks – you could not find a better bunch of woodworkers anywhere on the planet!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Rick

6454 posts in 1669 days


#6 posted 974 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks! ....Enjoy yourself while you’re here!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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ShipWreck

536 posts in 2389 days


#7 posted 786 days ago

A belated welcome DanoP. Retired Engineman here.

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