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Location: Puyallup, WA 98374
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Hi all,

I've always liked working with wood and have built many things starting with a flimsy soap box derby at grade school age, a chicken coop at high school age, various book shelves at young adulthood, and a toy box that endured through my son's rearing age through his adulthood and is now being used by my grandson who is now 8 years old. That toy box is over 30 years old and just as functional as it was when I first finished it. Nothing has been done to it to keep in its present condition. I was totally surprised when my grandson pointed it out to me, proudly mentioning that it was his dad's toy box and now his, and claiming that he knew that I had built it.

Now after retiring from the Army after 24 years of service and from a second career of government contracting work, I'm more or less, looking to wood working to keep me occupied while at home and not on the river attempting to lure a salmon or steelhead with a fly I've tied. At 60 years of age and appreciative that I am able to keep an active lifestyle, I'm looking forward to converting the garage to a part-time wood shop. That will give me an excuse to finally clear it out of all the items I've stored in there for almost a decade. The lady of the house is skeptical but I'm being optimistic. I'm looking forward to exchanging ideas, tips, tricks, and techniques with members of LJ's and the camaraderie it brings.

-- There he stands, draped in more equipment than a telephone lineman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain no bigger than a breadcrumb, and getting licked in the process. ~Paul O'Neil, 1965

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#1 posted 1647 days ago

WELCOME to LJ’s ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#2 posted 1647 days ago

Hello FlyFishingGuy,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#3 posted 1647 days ago

Hey there, glad to see another person join the LumberJocks community! It’s a great place to meet new people, post projects, ask questions and so much more, hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Welcome!

-- A hammer dangling from a wall will bang and sound like work when the wind blows the right way.

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#4 posted 1647 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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#5 posted 1646 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 1646 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 1646 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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#8 posted 1646 days ago

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#9 posted 1646 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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