Yo Joe! #1: Introduction

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Well, I figured my first blog should be an introduction. I found Lumberjocks through the Wood Whisperer site. For the last couple of weeks I would check the site at work and home, starting to build what I can only now call an addiction. I finally signed-up because I felt that if I was going to look, I should at least be able to contribute. a single paragraph.

I am a twice deployed Army Veteran, who was a tank platoon leader the first tour (in 03) and the division’s commo officer for the night shift in 06, and yes I got the nickname Duke because I look like the character. While in the army I bought my first house and got bit by the DIY bug. After some home upgrades I started to wonder what else I could do with these tools. Needless to say I moved on to woodworking. I’ve made some cutting boards (a la Spagnuolo), a couple of quick bandsaw boxes and a lot of pens. At the moment, I am in the process of wiring my garage off a sub-panel because I am sick and tired of tripping over extension cords for my tools. Look for pics of my shop (garage) soon, as I continue to delve into woodworking.

I guess I can contribute two paragraphs…or does this count as three?

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes! - Walter Blodgett

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#1 posted 1669 days ago

You’re off to a good start, let’s say that was 3 paragraphs but only because your a Spagnuolo convert. This is a great place with so much to learn about. And remember…knowing is half the battle…GI Joe!!

-- The Hand Tool School is Open for Business! Check out my blog and podcast "The Renaissance Woodworker" at

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#2 posted 1669 days ago

meh you’re no Snake Eyes, but welcome anyways :D hehe


-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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#3 posted 1669 days ago

Thanks for serving our country. I admire everyone from the miltary. I am new to woodworking too. I have been here on Lumberjocks since the beginning of the year. Everyone is really friendly. I think you will like it here.

-- Brian Meeks,

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#4 posted 1669 days ago

Welcome to LJ and thanks for your service!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#5 posted 1669 days ago

welcome to LJ’s ,
thanks for joining ,

and thanks for your service !

anything we can do to help ,
just ask .

enjoy !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 1669 days ago

Welcome brother. Look forward to seeing your work.

-- Troy Bouffard || Master Sergeant, US Army (Retired) ||

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#7 posted 1669 days ago

welcome to lumberjocks…pilgrim. Looking forward to seeing the shop pics, and projects too.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#8 posted 1668 days ago

Thanks for serving and welcome to LJ. Being a tank platoon commander I assume you either have or will be getting some impressive powerful machines installed in your garage. We will look forward to seeing your shop when you are ready.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 1667 days ago

HI, my name is Doug and I am addicted to LumberJocks. I too, found LumberJocks from The Wood Whisperer.

Does this somehow sound like an introduction to another group?

I am also a veteran from a different era, and truly appreciate your service to our country.

Welcome to LumberJocks.

(Is this five paragraphs?)

-- Doug, Bakersfield, CA - I measured twice, cut it twice, and it is still too short!

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John Gray

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#10 posted 1666 days ago

WELCOME!!!!! I too am addicted to LJ’s

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#11 posted 1664 days ago

Welcome and have fun and enjoy yourself.

We thank you for your service for our country.

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

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#12 posted 1664 days ago

Welcome thanks for the intro. only one problem there’s no know cure for the addiction. Thank you so much for your service to our country.

-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 1664 days ago

You look like Duke? The dog on the Beverly Hillbillies? :-)

Welcome to LumberJocks and thank you for your service!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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