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I am retired from the Construction industry, I was a contractor for 37 years, owned two cabinet shops and an Estimating firm as well as my Custom home business.

I started turning wood at age 9, sneaking into my dads shop while he was away working, I had watched him turn wood and use all his shop tools and felt I could do it too until I got busted, I paid the price but it did not stop me, I just enjoyed it too much and ended up working in wood my whole life except my time in the US Navy.

I still have my dads old lathe, it brings a smile to my face everytime I look at it..

When I retired and sold my cabinet shops, I did keep enough tools and equipment to keep me busy and my mind thinking. I moved from California to Missouri and bought a nice home and enough land to build a shop on. I knew what I wanted, a 30' X 50' shop with 16' high walls. I built a loft area over 1/2 of the shop to store my green wood to season.. Here in Missouri hardwood can be bought very reasonable. I keep a lot stored in the loft so as I will never run out of fine lumber to use. I keep a lot of red oak, Black Walnut, maple and insenced cedar in my loft. I build quite a few dulcimers and a few other musical instruments, plus I enjoy turning wood bowls from trees I have cut down and a lot of segmented bowls..
Joe

-- Joe in Missouri

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#1 posted 04-04-2010 04:32 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…

Wisty

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#2 posted 04-04-2010 04:56 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy.

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#3 posted 04-04-2010 05:29 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!

I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#4 posted 04-04-2010 06:38 AM

Glad to see that you have made Lumberjocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

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#5 posted 04-04-2010 06:45 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, one of the friendliest woodworking sites on the web. Get or give advice to others. Learn tricks and tips. Enjoy your membership.

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#6 posted 04-04-2010 07:04 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

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#7 posted 04-04-2010 04:48 PM

Thanks for the nice Welcomes folks.. I am sure I will be enjoying the friendship of fellow woodworkers.

-- Joe in Missouri

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#8 posted 04-05-2010 03:48 AM

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

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#9 posted 05-02-2010 03:23 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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Howdy

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#10 posted 05-02-2010 03:39 AM

Thank you all for the nice welcome’s.

Is there any turner joc’s on the list? I would like to share photo’s with any bowl turners here..
Joe
joepa40@live.com

-- Joe in Missouri

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#11 posted 05-05-2010 03:59 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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#12 posted 05-05-2010 04:33 AM

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

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