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Location: Charlotte, NC

I dispatched Yellow Freight System trucks for 24 years, 8 in Roanoke, Va. and 16 in Charlotte, NC, and managed merchandisers doing work in Lowe's in and around the Charlotte for 9 years and retired Sept 2007.
Built my shop in 1988. Bought Jet table saw,Grizzly band saw and drill press by 1990. Used shop as hobby most of time.
Trying to shape the shop up and want to build some shadow box picture frames and some small things like post office door banks. Hope to someday build some kitchen cabinets for our house. Norm Abram and Tommy Silva are my woodworking heroes.
Gave my life to Christ in 1993, teach Sunday School and sing (try to) in choir at Baptist church and also sing in a male chorus, The Singing Men of America centered in Charlotte, NC.
Married to my wife, Margie, for 48 years and enjoy helping others. Have one son living in Houston, TX, beautiful daughter-in-law and 3 wonderful grand kids.


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#1 posted 1868 days ago

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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#2 posted 1868 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 1868 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

Glad to see another Carolinian on LJ’s.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#4 posted 1868 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 1868 days ago

Hello Wayne,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking adventure.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 1868 days ago

Welcome, Make yourself at home.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#7 posted 1868 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. I can sum your life up in four words. You are truely blessed!

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 1868 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 1868 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! Have fun and share the knowledge.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#10 posted 1868 days ago

“Welcome to LJ’s”……The best place to enhance your skills and knowledge.

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#11 posted 1867 days ago

Welcome to LJs.

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#12 posted 1867 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 †

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#13 posted 1403 days ago

Thanks to all of you who helped me in making a decision on a router for my shop. After much research I have decided to purchase the Milwaukee 5616-24 combo kit. I looked very hard at the Triton in my local Woodcraft store but decided on the Milwaukee for a couple of reasons: 1) The Triton fixed base is a FIXED base and they don’t have a combo package, 2) The Milwaukee people have an excellent reputation for solid and reliable long lasting motors no matter what the tool and they have their combo package which will give me 2 routers in one in my small shop. Another reason is that I can buy it at Home Depot who has a great return policy and I located a local service center in case I need it here locally. The Triton 2 1/4hp sells for $229 at Woodcraft and their 3 1/4 hp sells for $269 at Woodcraft and the Milwaukee combo 2 1/4 hp sells for $249 at Depot if anyone else is shopping also. Hope I made the right decision.

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