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Location: Salina Kansas

Born and Raised in Alaska, dad was in the oil exploration business as a geologist and surveyor.
I always loved woodworking, but we moved around, so I didn't really start getting a shop set-up until I was transferred to Salina Kansas.

I got to work on projects in the evenings at the local tech school, which was slow going. My wife decided I really needed to be set up in our garage (:-P) , so she got advice from her dad who was the high school shop teacher back in Alaska on what to buy, and voila a truckload of tools arrived.

I also have been travelling each year to Marc Adams' school in Indiana to build on my skills, sort of my annual pilgrimmage to wood mecca.

Right now woodworking is a hobby, I've had several commisions over the years, and we did the Christmas Craft shows a few times, but cannot afford to go pro, especially since I am living far from a sizable market. Travelling is Ok, but hard to get comissions long distance.

-- “The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.” ― H.L. Mencken, Minority Report

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#1 posted 02-26-2008 09:59 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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#2 posted 02-26-2008 10:49 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. You will like it here.

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#3 posted 02-26-2008 11:12 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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#4 posted 02-26-2008 11:57 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 02-26-2008 11:59 PM

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an exciting aspect of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#6 posted 02-26-2008 11:59 PM

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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#7 posted 02-27-2008 12:07 AM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#8 posted 02-27-2008 03:50 AM

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Come on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine. Happy, that you have chosen to join the family.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#9 posted 02-27-2008 03:55 AM

If you like working with wood, you’re in the right place. Welcome!

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#10 posted 02-27-2008 05:38 AM

Welcome! You found a great site with a lot of great helpful woodworkers. Have fun and work safe.

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

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Les Hastings

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#11 posted 03-02-2008 02:26 AM

Hey Dave, didn’t see you come in. Welcome to LJ’s, glad you decided to join us.!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#12 posted 03-04-2008 05:35 AM

We welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. We hope that you enjoy your stay/visit each and every time you show up on our door step. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

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

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#13 posted 03-05-2008 07:33 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, you’ll meet some really great people here and gets lots of ideas to keep you busy.

-- Brian, Virginia Beach

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#14 posted 02-22-2009 05:59 AM

Congratulations! This week you will have been a Lumber Jock for 1 year! Thanks for your participation

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#15 posted 05-01-2009 04:53 AM

Hey a fellow Kansan! Your projects are beautiful. I’m new to LJs and am looking forward to learning from the pros. It’s great that your wife takes such an interest in your work – What a joy to have all the new tools! I have several but need practice and instruction on some.

-- Karen W., KS.

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