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Location: Freehold, NJ 07728

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 1714 days ago

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 1714 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 1714 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 1714 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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#5 posted 1714 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

View gjd's profile


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#6 posted 1714 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.

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.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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Mike Pientka

129 posts in 1716 days

#7 posted 1714 days ago

Welcome aboard !

-- Engineer by day, Woodworker by night, Original Approach LLC, Windsor CO,

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722 posts in 1734 days

#8 posted 1714 days ago


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,

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


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#9 posted 1714 days ago

Hello JC, Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

View jcontract's profile


83 posts in 1714 days

#10 posted 1714 days ago

Thanks for the welcome everyone.

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#11 posted 1714 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 1714 days ago

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

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#13 posted 1706 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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 1706 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 †

View gjd's profile


18326 posts in 2279 days

#15 posted 1351 days ago

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

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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