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Location: Freehold, NJ 07728
Website: http://woodworkingrocks.blogspot.com/

I was drawn to woodworking later in life and I'm not really sure why. As a teenager, I learned to hate tools and what they represented in my life. I grew up in a house where my step-father made it abundantly clear from the start that he never wanted to see me touch his tools. And when a tool wnet missing, I was blamed immediately. Sometimes a friend who was over would actually be blamed for stealing tools.

So I grew up with practically no skills in fixing anything. I imagined that other kids grew up helping their fathers fix the car, or worked on pine derby race cars, but it certainly wasn't my experience.

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 12-12-2009 05:53 PM

Hello JC,

Let me welcome you 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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#2 posted 12-12-2009 05:55 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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woodworm

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#3 posted 12-12-2009 08:08 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Max

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#4 posted 12-12-2009 08:11 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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cabinetmaster

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#5 posted 12-12-2009 08:16 PM

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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Bureaucrat

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#6 posted 12-12-2009 08:49 PM

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.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- Gary

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Mike Pientka

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#7 posted 12-12-2009 11:31 PM

Welcome aboard !

-- Engineer by day, Woodworker by night, Original Approach LLC, Windsor CO, www.original-approach.com

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mynoblebear

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#8 posted 12-13-2009 12:09 AM

Welcome.

You will find LJ’s to be helpful, informative, supportive, and inspiring.

I bring A long list of experience creating, Furniture, Custom Furniture, Chairs, Occasional Chair, Dining Chair, Upholstered Rocking Chair, Wood Seat Rocker, Wood Seat Rocking Chair, Custom Rocker, Handcrafted Rocker, Personalized Rocker, Tables, Coffee Table, End Table, Side Table, Accent Table, Dining Table, Entry Table, Bistro Table, Bar Stool, Stools, and the list goes on.

I will keep an eye out and try to help you when I can as my time is limited. I check my In box on a regular basis and I will respond as soon as time allows.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind, http://mynoblebear.com

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Beginningwoodworker

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#9 posted 12-13-2009 03:00 AM

Hello JC, Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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jcontract

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#10 posted 12-13-2009 03:17 AM

Thanks for the welcome everyone.

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a1Jim

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#11 posted 12-13-2009 06:42 AM

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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Splinterman

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#12 posted 12-13-2009 09:45 AM

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

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ND2ELK

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#13 posted 12-21-2009 12:19 AM

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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Karson

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#14 posted 12-21-2009 02:15 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Bureaucrat

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#15 posted 12-11-2010 12:42 AM

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- Gary

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