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Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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I worked for US West and Qwest communications retiring in 2001. After a weekend of "retirement" I went to work for Paul Allen's company Vulcan where I was the Operations Manager for Paul's mega-yachts. I left Vulcan two years ago and have been working on a BS in Accounting degree (big change from the yachts!). I am a student at Central Washington University (CWU). I have three more classes to go and I will be done!! Well sort of...need to continue and study for the CPA exam!
I started woodworking back in the mid-80's when I started watching the New Yankee Workshop. I got the bug big time and set about putting together a shop in my garage. My largest and best projects were a pencil post bed with matching end tables and a dining room set. After a divorce in late 1998 I sold much of my machinery and was out of woodworking until about 3 years ago when I go the bug again. I have a General 350 TS, General International 12" jointer, General International 15" planer, MiniMax 16" bandsaw, Performax 16-32 drum sander, Jet Drill Press, Delta Disc/Belt sander, a host of planes and chisels, etc, etc....but I have not built anything of any significance in 10 years! Plus I have a ton of wood working magazines I have collected since the late 80's.
One of the coolest things I have done was to spend a weekend one on one with David Marks in his shop down in Santa Rosa, California. That was a real blast. What a great guy!

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#1 posted 01-01-2009 05:09 AM

Hello Islandguy,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be a rewarding and enriching part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#2 posted 01-01-2009 05:12 AM

Hay Welcome to LJs Its a Great Place

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 01-01-2009 05:29 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 01-01-2009 05:30 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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#5 posted 01-01-2009 07:07 AM

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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#6 posted 01-01-2009 08:24 AM

Welcome. 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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#7 posted 01-01-2009 12:14 PM

Welcome to LJ’S

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#8 posted 01-01-2009 01:14 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here. Wow, DM is my hero.

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#9 posted 01-01-2009 01:27 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#10 posted 01-01-2009 06:02 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great place with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking too! Have fun and play safe! :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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#11 posted 01-01-2009 07:03 PM

Welcome to LJs

Callum

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/

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#12 posted 01-01-2009 07:21 PM

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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#13 posted 01-01-2009 10:26 PM

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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#14 posted 01-02-2009 02:47 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Take care and work safely.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#15 posted 01-02-2009 03:33 AM

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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