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I love working with wood. Passionate about it. My shop is very small but I know where everything is in it and it is functional for me. I've put together a few sticks here and there and am gradually getting better at it. These forums are great for me. All the folks are helpful and nice. I've taken a few semesters at Palomar College ... Cabinet and Furniture Technology CFT, and plan to continue. This Fall I hope to take "Decorative Box Making" and "Hand Tool Joinery". I belong to San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association (past 6 years) and enjoy the Design in Wood Exhibit each year at the Fair.
I'm a retired ('bout burned out) therapist and enjoy sharing the peaceful joys and gratification of giving wood a new life.

-- Don in San Diego, Ca.

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commented on American School of French Marquetry #1: Using the Chevalet du Marqueterie 96 days ago
added project Boxes for special tools 97 days ago
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Todd Thomas

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#1 posted 2066 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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rikkor

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#2 posted 2066 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2066 days ago

Hello Don,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be a rewarding and enriching part of your woodworking journey.

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

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TedM

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#4 posted 2066 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great place with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking too! Have fun and play 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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woodworm

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#5 posted 2066 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Take care and work safely.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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trifern

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#6 posted 2066 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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Bigbuck

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#7 posted 2066 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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HallTree

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#8 posted 2066 days ago

Welcome Don. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

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

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Max

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#9 posted 2066 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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Don2Laughs

61 posts in 2066 days


#10 posted 2066 days ago

Thank you folks, for the warm welcome. I’ve found woodworkers to be among the finest people on earth. I belong to San Diego Fine Woodworkers Association which is among the largest in the country and have, also belonged to another forum for many years. I’m very happy to join in and, hopefully, be an asset to this group. Thank you for having me.
I found the forum while looking for a baby crib. I built a cradle for my grandaughter and now need to build a baby bed for my grandson.
Don

-- Don in San Diego, Ca.

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ND2ELK

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#11 posted 2066 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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Callum Kendall

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#12 posted 2065 days ago

Welcome to LJs

Callum

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#13 posted 2065 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!
I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

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

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Karson

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#14 posted 2065 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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Grumpy

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#15 posted 2064 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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