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Location: Pine, CO
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Born and raised in Idaho, worked for the local school district in buildings and grounds for ...oh...a hundred years or so. Gave that up and did caretaking on the Oregon coast for awhile. Retired and bought a home in Ecuador. After a few years of that I decided a guy can only sit on the porch and watch the hummingbirds for so long. So now I caretake a mountain community in the Colorado Rockies. Plenty of time to roam our 330 acres of beautiful forest and collect wood that speaks to me as I wander past. As my good friend and neighbor puts it, trees that have lived a good, long and sometimes rough life can be given another 50 or even 100 years life through unique wood projects. I take home unique pieces and usually let them set until they speak to me and tell me what wonderful project they might be best suited for....sometimes it works and sometimes I get lots of woodworking practice and end up with a nice piece of firewood for those chilly winter evenings. I like working with natural, rustic pieces as much as possible but use dimensional lumber too. Maybe in a few more years I'll be ready to retire back to our home in Ecuador where I only have 9 acres of trees...yeah, I'll still be giving to local wood an extension of life through my woodworking..."skills"?

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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commented on Something New 4 days ago
added project Pine Root Candle Holder 8 days ago
added project Rustic Aspen Candle Holder 8 days ago
added project Slabwood Wine Bottle Holder 14 days ago
commented on A Few More Bandsaw Boxes...My Style 14 days ago
added project A Few More Bandsaw Boxes...My Style 14 days ago
added project Recycled End Grain Cutting Board 17 days ago
added project Napkin Holder with Salt, Pepper and Toothpick Holder 17 days ago
added project Blue Pine Wine Holder (2 bottle) 17 days ago
commented on Box Elder Serving Board 28 days ago
commented on Acrobat Monkey - Wooden Squeeze Toy 31 days ago
commented on My Fancy Home Made Dust Cyclone 35 days ago
commented on What would you do if you found this piece of wood? 40 days ago
commented on New Wine Bottle Holders 43 days ago
added project Latest Wine Holder Project 50 days ago

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Abbott

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#1 posted 1410 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

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

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ND2ELK

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#2 posted 1410 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks. The projects are an inspiration, the information is priceless and the people are supportive. The only problem is, the site can get addictive.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Max

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#3 posted 1409 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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Splinterman

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#4 posted 1409 days ago

“WELCOME” – to LJ’s….Enjoy the experience.

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gjd

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#5 posted 1409 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

Please enjoy your membership

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#6 posted 1409 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1409 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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Ken90712

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#8 posted 1409 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! The greatest site around, you love it in here.

WARNING—you will be addicted to here with all the good stuff and people on here… LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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TZH

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#9 posted 1406 days ago

Hey, Mike,

Glad to see you on board. Hope you have as much fun with this site as I do!

TZH

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jusfine

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#10 posted 1404 days ago

Welcome! Hope you enjoy it here!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#11 posted 1351 days ago

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a little over a year ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…

Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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flutes

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#12 posted 784 days ago

Hey Mike, you wrote me about making flutes, glad to help, email me at dhhepler@gmail.com as it is easier to communicate, at least for me
Dennis

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