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Location: Central Illinois

Sawmill owner, professional tool sharpener, hack woodworker. Come join us at free wood classifieds buy/sell/swap.


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#1 posted 2531 days ago

Welcome to our woodworking community!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 2531 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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#3 posted 2531 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#4 posted 2531 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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#5 posted 2531 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks

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#6 posted 2531 days ago

I am drewling over a find like that. What a beautiful pile of wood, and You had the ability to harvest it. Beautiful desk !!!!

-- Saved, and so grateful, consider who Created it ALL!!!

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Greg Mitchell

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#7 posted 2531 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell,

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Dan'um Style

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#8 posted 2531 days ago

Welcome to lj’s .. looked at your website. Great business ! I didn’t see a price list on your wood. Do you give a major discount to your fellow limberjocks !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Daren Nelson

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#9 posted 2531 days ago

Dan, I don’t have a price list because of 2 reasons. One most of the lumber I don’t use (or just stash) myself and am selling is spoken for by my “regular customers”. I have a waiting list at times ? My inventory changes too fast to keep my site updated, I don’t really stock your run of the mill lumber, so a standard price list is irrelevant anyway. I like it wide and figured, straight grain is not my thing. I do web business, but it is people contacting me looking for something in particular, some times I have it…other times not. The lumber sales are for the most part local or past contacts in certain crafts like guitar making and such. I am not here to sell anything, just be one of the guys.



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#10 posted 2530 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. We hope you come to stay. You have questions, we’ll answer them…You have answers, we’ll question them. Enjoy

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#11 posted 2530 days ago

Nice website and I really like your tree-cycling abilities. Welcome aboard.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#12 posted 2519 days ago

Hello Daren;
—-and welcome!

I’m sorry I’ve not had much time to comment and ask questions of your working those logs, as I’ve been busy. I have been to your website and was impressed by what you are doing with wood and look forward to more of your treasured finds, and then….

Thank you.

-- --frank, NH,

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#13 posted 2433 days ago

Never got a chance to welcome you to the LJ family.I looked at your web site wish you were a little closer to me, you get some interesting stuff at your mill

-- Scott NM,

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#14 posted 2394 days ago

This is a great article! I look forward to the rest of it. I always thought of finding stones that could be used as sharpening. When they used the term natural I assumed the stones were already naturally flat… I just learned something new today!!!
Thanks a lot

-- --Chuck

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Douglas Bordner

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#15 posted 2350 days ago

If you’re a “hack woodworker” I’m ready to crawl under a rock.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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