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Location: Nabb, Indiana
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My signature is my mantra, imparted to me by my Grandfather to whom I owe my love of woodworking.
He was a hard working man of German descent. He was not one to repeat himself and so when he spoke, you best take to heart what was said.
Being a patient man he taught, if you were willing to learn, and he was an advocate of doing it right the first time.
With a well thought out and drawn out set of plans, there was very little waste.
With this in mind and your best effort put forth he would remind you that, "Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree" - don't let her down.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#1 posted 03-06-2012 07:02 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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#2 posted 03-06-2012 08:17 PM

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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#3 posted 03-06-2012 09:59 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 03-07-2012 02:13 AM

Thanks for the Welcome.
I discovered the site about a month ago and have been enjoying the project posts, tips & tricks and everyone’s blogs.
Y’all are a comfortable fit for a void in my passion for rearrangement of the woodgrain in a tree.
The sawdust in my veins came from my Grandfathers on both sides of my family.
You are a Welcome addition to the ever growing small world in which we live.
Looking forward to a long association.
Len Coulson, Nabb, Indiana (a transplanted Michigander)

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#5 posted 03-07-2012 04:21 AM

Welcome Len. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#6 posted 03-07-2012 03:50 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#7 posted 03-09-2012 03:11 AM

Welcome to Ljs , Len ! You’re going to love it here : )
Dusty56
aka Len

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 03-17-2012 02:09 AM

Welcome to LJ’s. You found the right place for friendly woodworkers. Good luck on your new shop!

-- I haven't had this much fun since hogs ate my little brother. www.rockybluewoodworks.com

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#9 posted 03-21-2012 04:11 AM

Len,
I really like your signature. I’ll carry that one with me. Welcome to LJ’s

-- It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it's the pebble in your shoe. - Muhammad Ali

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#10 posted 05-01-2012 03:22 PM

Len , Welcome to the site ! Hope you have a blast ! We have lots of cake and ice cream too !

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#11 posted 07-09-2014 05:57 PM

Len, Thank you for the compliments, and for sharing some of your experience. My father instilled in me a love of art, and maybe a little skill. He was a hard worker all his life and did not have much time for a shop or studio to work in, but I have included him in my shop for guidance.

These are all Family and friends who have made a real impact on my life, and I wanted to honor them in some way. My wife came up with this idea.

-- Im so impressed with what people can do, and I wonder how they do it. Thats what keeps me doing it.

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