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Location: Suffolk VA

I am a retired construction engineer, I worked as a construction manager for a major tire maker. I am a instrument engineer but the last 10 years I did quite a lot of mechanical projects such as piping systems and HVAC.

I have been working with wood for most of my life. I started in Industrial arts class in the seventh grade, been hooked ever since.

After retirement we moved to Virginia to be close to my wife's family and love the coastal area. I built a new shop shortly after moving and I am still working on it. I think it will always be a work in progress.

I spend most of my time fixing things around my house, my other house, my mom's house. my sister in laws house, you get the idea. I'm handy so I never run out of honey dos.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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added blog entry Building Kayaks for the Grandkids #7: Launch Day!!! 08-19-2017 07:07 PM
added blog entry Building Kayaks for the Grandkids #6: Painting The Kayaks 08-19-2017 06:22 PM
commented on '57 Century 15' 'Palomino' #4: Damage Inspection Time 08-19-2017 01:37 PM
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#1 posted 05-11-2014 02:12 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
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Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 05-16-2014 11:32 PM

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 03-09-2016 11:07 PM

What part of Virginia. I,m in Suffolk.

—John, Suffolk Virgina

I’m in Chester.

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