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Location: Blue Grass, IA

Time to update the profile! I'm an IT professional that dreams of leaving the corporate world and starting a woodworking business. I am married, going on 28 years, with one daughter and three sons. All but one of my sons have or are serving in the Navy.

I've been woodworking for to two years now. Unfortunately due to work and the extreme cold I've not done much woodworking for about 4 months.

While not working or woodworking I find time to exercise or play Lord of the Rings Online, a massively multi-player online role playing game.

-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter

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#1 posted 2713 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Looking forward to reading some of your posts.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 2713 days ago

Stranded? Where are you stranded? I’m in Ankeny.

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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#3 posted 2713 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- 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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#4 posted 2713 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 2669 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks! Let’s see some woodworking.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 2663 days ago

Welcome to the Jocks. Nice projects you have there.

-- John

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#7 posted 2663 days ago

Glad you stopped by and decide to stay a while. Welcome to LumberJocks, IowaWoodcrafter!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#8 posted 2663 days ago

Great to have you with us.

-- Mark

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Dan'um Style

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#9 posted 2582 days ago

welcome to lj’s … i grew up in Iowa ,,, Ames, Boone and Nevada arae

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Rich H.

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#10 posted 2546 days ago

Great to see your pic of the wine rack you built. I am a new woodworker and I hope in the future my racks can be of a high standard as yours. Good Job!

-- RMH Designs

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#11 posted 2544 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks!

I like the wine rack!

This is an awesome group of woodworkers that generously share their talents, passion and interest in woodworking. We are looking forward to your projects and input.

Not to hit you up with this too early, but please notify Tom of any tools you are willing to share with your fellow LumberJocks!

By the way, don’t worry too much about the Lumebrjock Shop Inspection. While it seems intimidating the day they visit, Douglas and Ms Debbie are pretty kind!

LumberJocks is the premier member based woodworking site.


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#12 posted 2445 days ago

Just checked out all your projects so far and they are all real nice. I’d like to make some clocks for next Christmas, very cool.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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Bill Butler

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#13 posted 2396 days ago

I long for the possibility of working in wood on a more than part-time basis. I too am in IT, but I own my business. I don’t know if it makes it harder or not. I wish you luck in making the transition.

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#14 posted 2392 days ago

Nice work. I left a Production Control position with Magna International to make shavings for a living. I understand your desire to do it for a living. No name KD isn’t as bad as you think- just add grade D ground beef…

You do beautiful work, if I had learned what you have per annum, I’d be on top of the world.

Nice Retriever too. Just a pup?

-- The only easy wood project is a fire

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#15 posted 2392 days ago

Oh yeah-

Anyone who refers to themselves as a master, probably isn’t.

Just my two cents.

-- The only easy wood project is a fire

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