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Location: Mississippi

Retired CFO of a men’s apparel company – recently started my second career making fine custom furniture, specializing in high poster beds. My dad was a master craftsman for over 60 years, so I learned woodworking at an early age. (and at 93 he still tells me how to do things) . The truth be known, however, I really love the process more than the resulting products, i.e. the tools, the jigs, the methods, the shop, the pontificating, the brotherhood, etc, etc.

Still, I like to make a little money so I can keep this hobby going, take a few classes, and to help for my other expensive hobbies of hunting, and season tickets to Mississippi State football and baseball games.

My goal is to make furniture that will be here when I am long gone., furniture that will be handed down from generation to generation, that will be the antiques of tomorrow.


-- Davis B - Baker Wood Classics - "Making the Antiques of Tomorrow'

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#1 posted 1977 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

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

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#2 posted 1977 days ago

Hello JDaveB,

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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#3 posted 1977 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 1977 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#5 posted 1977 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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#6 posted 1977 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 1977 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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#8 posted 1977 days ago

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see more of 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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#9 posted 1977 days ago

Thanks guys, I feel at home already. I will try to post some of my past projects as soon as I can. I can tell I am going to love this site. I have spent almost all weekend on it. (a guy could loose a cotton crop here). I love the gallery of projects, jigs, handmade tools, etc.)


-- Davis B - Baker Wood Classics - "Making the Antiques of Tomorrow'

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#10 posted 1977 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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#11 posted 1976 days ago

Welcome, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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#12 posted 1975 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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#13 posted 1975 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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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