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Woodworking is my second mid-life crisis. First was buying a Triumph motorcycle and putting 12,000 miles on it my first year. And we have a short riding season here...

Bought this house in June of 2008 and it had a tiny little shop in the basement. I loved the idea of a space to fix stuff, bought a bench grinder, miter saw and drill press, and over the next year I really discovered woodworking......kind of by accident.

My dad taught me the values of hard work from a young age. I studied architecture in school but settled into manufacturing early on. Starting in rubber molded parts for antique and classic cars. Even had a jaunt of running my own company and moved to Southern California for a time.

Still in the rubber business, back in Minnesota...Otherwise I'm in my shop......

This site has helped a lot. Thanks.

There's a little more to read here: http://lumberjocks.com/MsDebbieP/blog/39871

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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gjd

18326 posts in 2249 days


#1 posted 1562 days ago

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.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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Max

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#2 posted 1562 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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Todd A. Clippinger

8715 posts in 2696 days


#3 posted 1562 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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ND2ELK

13495 posts in 2371 days


#4 posted 1562 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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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

11908 posts in 1754 days


#5 posted 1562 days ago

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

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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woodworm

14124 posts in 2188 days


#6 posted 1562 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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a1Jim

111999 posts in 2174 days


#7 posted 1561 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Splinterman

23058 posts in 1958 days


#8 posted 1561 days ago

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

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Dave

11141 posts in 1437 days


#9 posted 1196 days ago

Happy one year!

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Roger

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#10 posted 911 days ago

lotsa gr8 projects. look forward to seein more. keep makin dust. work/play safe

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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WoodcraftJoe

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#11 posted 117 days ago

Hi Jeff,
Is there any chance that you might be willing to share your project as a full-fledged project story?
If you’re interested, please email me at my Woodcraft address:

Joe Hurst, Senior Editor
joe_hurst@woodcraftmagazine.com

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eddie

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#12 posted 116 days ago

Jeff go for it thats a great magazine

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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jog

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#13 posted 116 days ago

Hi, I am new here. I would love to get some information on how to make the piano pattern cutting boards. For me, that would be a great project.

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