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Location: Surprise AZ
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I'm a woodworker/ putterer and tool collecter. I always design my new project around the next tool I want to buy.
I retired in May of 2012, and moved to Arizona where my wife and have just built our dream shop, with a killer sewing room in the back portion, on our property.
I have posted a few of my projects on LJ's with warm responses.
I like working with reclaimed stock, and harvested "down and dead" material as ofter as I can.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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SnowyRiver

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#1 posted 941 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 941 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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Max

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#3 posted 941 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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surfin2

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#4 posted 940 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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Mario

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#5 posted 129 days ago

Thank you for welcoming me to this wonderful online community.

I am learning by trial and error how to sharpen my chisels. I have not been successful at doing a good job at it. I bought a couple of books about it and I am getting better but I guess that I would need a lot of practice. If you have any advice for me I would greatly appreciate it.

I like your projects and if you don’t mind I am taking inspiration from your clamp rack project. I am adding to my clamps and very soon I would require proper storage. When I build one I will post it. Thank you again.

-- Mario, Trinidad, http://lumberjocks.com/bigfingers12

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grizzman

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#6 posted 24 days ago

now when you say killer shop just built…my woodworking saliva starts to run, and it makes me want to see it in full detail mike..you dont want that, as drool will get the wood wet, then you would have to wait to use it…so do we get pictures of this shop…i hope so…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Grumpymike

1057 posts in 941 days


#7 posted 24 days ago

Ok Grizzman,
I will post shop photo’s soon … I now think I know how to do it … I’m a low tech guy in a high tech world … and I am very proud of the new shop.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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grizzman

6917 posts in 1929 days


#8 posted 24 days ago

oh that is great, i look forward to seeing your shop, have you seen mine, when it was new i had lots of room, but now after 17 years, i have wood in there everywhere…one day after i am no longer here…my children will have my shop to deal with…and its years of wood collecting..i wont get rid of any unless someone gave me the right price…right now besides all the wood i have gotten from old homes and even another woodworkers stash, i have about 400 BF of walnut drying..its all 1 1/4 thick, 8 feet long and some are 12 inches wide…i will let this dry until april, it should be ready to use by then…walnut is my favorite hardwood, southern yellow pine is my favorite softwood…i look forward to seeing your shop.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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