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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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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 2038 days ago

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 2038 days ago

Hay Welcome to LJs Its a Great Place

-- Jim, Kentucky

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trifern

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#3 posted 2038 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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ND2ELK

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#4 posted 2038 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.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Max

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#5 posted 2038 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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HallTree

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#6 posted 2038 days ago

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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TraumaJacques

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#7 posted 2038 days ago

Welcome to LJ’S

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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rikkor

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#8 posted 2038 days ago

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

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Todd Thomas

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#9 posted 2038 days ago

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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TedM

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#10 posted 2037 days ago

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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Callum Kendall

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#11 posted 2037 days ago

Welcome to LJs

Callum

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#12 posted 2037 days ago

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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Karson

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#13 posted 2037 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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woodworm

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#14 posted 2037 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Take care and work safely.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Grumpy

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#15 posted 2037 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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