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Location: Hoodsport, WA

Born in 1953.
My father was a perfectionist to a large degree in that he always expected us to do our best and to think for ourselves.
My mother was a homemaker. (She was the one that made it home)!
I have two older brothers, an older sister and a younger sister and brother.
My folks required us to participate in mental exorcises such as logic puzzles, wordplay (like punday night where everything at the dinner table had to be said in the form of a pun), math puzzles etc.
Many a time I have been cracked on the head and would hear dad say "use that lump on the top of your shoulders for something besides holding up your hair and hat"!
I will not often repeat a project (unless there is money in it) because I usually get bored once I have learned something.
I am willing to try most anything once. (As long as it is legal and doesn't hurt)
I learned long ago that you should always do your best but that there will always be a job like fixing up the old farm truck, it is not worth turning it into a show rig. Good enough is just that - Good enough!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#1 posted 03-28-2007 09:32 PM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your woodworking experience… Welcome… Lived in Olympia and Tacoma for about 10 years!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 03-28-2007 11:50 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#3 posted 03-29-2007 12:40 AM

Welcome from Pasadena, CA.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#4 posted 03-29-2007 01:52 AM

Ok Dez, quoteing Robert Heinlein, a favorite of mine. Just tell me you know Tom Robbins and we’re gonna be good buddies. LOL. Welcome to LJ.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#5 posted 03-31-2007 11:40 PM

I’ve heard of him, have not yet read any of his work.
Do you have a favorite that you would recommend to start?

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#6 posted 05-12-2007 12:10 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Let’s see some woodworking.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 06-06-2007 05:49 AM

Welcome back to the best place in town…LumberJocks web site! Comeback and enjoy some woodworking fun.

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

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#8 posted 03-27-2010 05:26 AM

Well, another year has rolled by. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#9 posted 03-28-2010 06:14 AM

3 Years as an LJ… gotta say, that is very impressive… Congrats on your third anniversary…

PS: I look forward to the day I reach this unique milestone…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#10 posted 03-29-2013 06:36 PM

Hey Dez, Thanks for being such a great woodworking friend and lately just plain friend.

-- Liggy, at

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