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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

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#1 posted 04-11-2008 02:10 PM

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 04-11-2008 02:10 PM

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

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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GaryK

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#3 posted 04-11-2008 03:12 PM

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 04-11-2008 03:53 PM

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

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#5 posted 04-11-2008 03:53 PM

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 04-12-2008 12:54 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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rikkor

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#7 posted 04-12-2008 10:11 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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cajunpen

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#8 posted 04-12-2008 11:18 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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ND2ELK

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#9 posted 04-16-2008 10:12 PM

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

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#10 posted 04-18-2008 02:38 PM

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

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#11 posted 04-18-2008 02:58 PM

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

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#12 posted 04-18-2008 03:24 PM

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 04-19-2008 02:17 PM

I’ll add my welcome as well.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Karson

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#14 posted 04-19-2008 08:16 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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suliman

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#15 posted 07-08-2008 02:51 PM

Absolut pefect

-- Suliman , Syria, jablah ,

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