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Location: Norman, Ok
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I picked up the woodworking bug as a child from my dad. I took a drafting class and beginning woodworking in high school, that being my only training. Everything else I've picked up on my own, from dad, magazines, books, etc! I've been gradually adding, subtracting and upgrading my tools for the past 30 years or so, finally building a 16' x 20' shop in the back yard after I retired and then adding even more tools with the added space and time to use them. It was a must to get everything out of the garage so I could spend more time woodworking. The BOSS has to park in the garage every night so I always had to put everything away and clean up at night. Practicing my hobby has been sporadic over the years with periods of being busy and periods where I didn't do anything for several months or longer. The new shop and retirement have revitalized my interest in staying busy. I've got a long list of things I want to do and, of course, now that I'm at it the BOSS has come up with a few things too. I consider my skills to be average or intermediate especially compared to projects I've seen on this website. Those projects give me something to shoot for. Hopefully, I have many years left to accomplish better things in my woodworking.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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ND2ELK

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#1 posted 07-24-2008 01:46 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Zuki

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#2 posted 07-24-2008 02:49 AM

Welcome . . .

Be sure to post some of your work. You will love this place.

Cheers

-- BLOG - http://www.colorfulcanary.com/search/label/Zuki

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#3 posted 07-24-2008 02:51 AM

Welcome, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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Max

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#4 posted 07-24-2008 03:25 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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#5 posted 07-24-2008 03:53 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#6 posted 07-24-2008 09:23 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Darrel. 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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#7 posted 07-24-2008 10:53 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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TedM

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#8 posted 07-24-2008 11:56 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great place with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking! Have fun and keep safe! :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 07-24-2008 12:34 PM

Hello Darell,

Welcome to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an rewarding and informational aspect of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#10 posted 07-24-2008 09:37 PM

Welcome to LJs!! Glad you have joined us!!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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Darell

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#11 posted 07-25-2008 05:26 AM

Thanks for the welcome. And, you’re right, it is addictive. Spent more time on here this week than my motorsports websites. That, believe me, takes some doing.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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Karson

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#12 posted 07-25-2008 06:34 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Joe Watson

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#13 posted 02-05-2009 01:03 AM

Cool another from oklahoma also my dad retired from GM after working there since the plant opened.

-- Got Wood?

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#14 posted 07-18-2009 04:53 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming 1st anniversary as a Lumber Jock! Thanks for helping make this site a great place to be a part of.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#15 posted 07-18-2009 07:08 AM

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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