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Location: Vienna, Va.
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51 yr old and recently retired from my first career, and about to enter a 2nd career to pay for hobbies, vacations, etc.

I consider myself an intermediate level woodworker. My interest was captured in high school and after graduation but I didn't have the means, space or equipment to pursue it. Then came Norm Abram and my interest was re-kindled. I began to acquire tools and eventually built a stand alone workshop in my backyard. Soon my need for furniture was being met by my creations.

Woodworking then was put on the back burner when an addition to my home became necassary to accomdate a growning family. Once the kdis reached high school and college I found more time to pursue my hobby.

I'm intersted in cabinet construction, furniture, home remodeling, creative wood projects, and improving my skills all around. While I re-started my woodworking venture I was mostly interested in power tools, fixed machinery, etc. The more I ventured and the more I learned the more I became interested in hand tools. Now I'm looking to fine tune my skills and maybe one day making my work pay for itself as I pursue custom cabinetry for clients.

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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a1Jim

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#1 posted 904 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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SnowyRiver

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#2 posted 904 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Max

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#3 posted 903 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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surfin2

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#4 posted 903 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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cubdad

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#5 posted 220 days ago

keep your target practice comments to yourself. if you don’t like the item, move on.

-- CubDad SE Michigan Send me any good cub scout woodworking projects! Thanks

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