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Location: Parker, Colorado
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I have been in the construction industry on and off for over 35 years. From the caisons to the shingles on the roof, I have pretty much built it all. I consider myself a pretty fair carpenter, but certainly not a woodworker. Last fall the wife and I took in the AWFS show in Las Vegas. I saw a man make an ink pen out of a scrap of wood, another man make a cowboy hat out of a block of wood........the list goes on and on. No sir.....I am no woodworker. But I have got the bug. As I look about the pages of the men, women and even children here on Lumberjocks, I am in awe of your talents. Your work is beautiful. I hope that one day I may actually make something worthy of posting upon these pages.

Being now retired, I have started the process of clearing 30 years worth of construction equipment from my garage and replacing it with woodworking equipment. The first time I ran a board across the new jointer I was thrilled. Up until recenty most of my work has been done with a worm drive skil saw and a framing hammer. And never had I held in my hand a truly straight and flat board.

The possibilities are endless. With eager anticipation I shall approach familiar materials with unfamiliar tools and virtualy no skill at using them. The results will likely be comical at first, but I shall cherish the experience. Perhaps someday I will be able to say I am a woodworker.

-- Evil can only thrive when good men do nothing.......E. Burke

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Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2325 days


#1 posted 2201 days ago

Hi Dave,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking journey.

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

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Paul D

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#2 posted 2201 days ago

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

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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GaryK

10262 posts in 2491 days


#3 posted 2200 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Max

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#4 posted 2200 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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HallTree

5661 posts in 2270 days


#5 posted 2200 days ago

Welcome Dave. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Have fun and work safe in the shop and use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Grumpy

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#6 posted 2200 days ago

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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rikkor

11295 posts in 2377 days


#7 posted 2200 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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cajunpen

14244 posts in 2569 days


#8 posted 2200 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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ND2ELK

13495 posts in 2277 days


#9 posted 2195 days ago

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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Bill Akins

421 posts in 2201 days


#10 posted 2194 days ago

I have only been here 7 days myself and absolutley love the website. Can’t wait to see pictures of some of your work.

-- Bill from Lithia Springs, GA I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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Thuan

203 posts in 2321 days


#11 posted 2193 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks, I stopped by 4 months ago, and getting more involve each day. Hope you’ll blog your progress into woodworking.

-- Thuan

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Todd A. Clippinger

8699 posts in 2602 days


#12 posted 2193 days ago

Welcome to LJ! It is the best gathering of woodworkers anywhere.

I read your story and can somewhat relate to it. I got my start as a small remodeling contractor. Fortunately my path took me into woodworking early and I have been loving it. It feeds my spirit in a way that remodeling can’t even compare to.

I look forward to watching you make your journey in this wonderful hobby.

Welcome!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Thos. Angle

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#13 posted 2193 days ago

I’ll add my welcome as well.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Karson

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#14 posted 2192 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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suliman

409 posts in 2307 days


#15 posted 2113 days ago

Absolut pefect

-- Suliman , Syria, jablah ,

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