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Location: Manchester, Michigan
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I retired from the Army in 2001. I work for the University of Michigan as a Business Systems Anaylist (finally using my brain instead of my back). I come from a family of carpenters (both grandfathers and my dad). I worked in the trade with my dad as a kid and for a couple of years after high school and wood seems to be in my blood. I currently have a small shop and am working on my skills. I felt that my wookworking was stifled while on active duty and feel that I am behind schedule/ there isn't enough time to build everything that I want to try. I mostly build bird houses/feeders, child size picnic tables/ adirondack chairs and toy trucks. My wife owns and operates her daycare, so I have leaned toward children oriented items. I find it very gratifying to build something that someone likes (and puts money in my hand). I absolutly love to work with wood, it feels natural to me and I feel that I can build or mimic almost anything (as my skills develop) with wood. Metal, paint or anything else is for someone else. I am starting to get interested in finishes since I have made a couple of keepsake boxes and they would look much better with better finish techiques.

-- Jerry Miller

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PanamaJack

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#1 posted 08-01-2007 02:39 PM

Welcome to the one and the only LumberJocks website. Enjoy your time spent here. Should you have any woodworking questions do not hesitate to ask…Somebody will know the right answer.

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

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#2 posted 08-01-2007 03:20 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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Max

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#3 posted 08-01-2007 04:42 PM

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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#4 posted 08-02-2007 02:00 AM

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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#5 posted 08-02-2007 04:04 AM

Welcome to our woodworking community!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Gerald Miller

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#6 posted 08-02-2007 03:47 PM

Thank you for the welcome comments. It appears that this will be an enjoyable woodworking site to be involved with. I’ll work on my profile verry soon.
Thanks again.

-- Jerry Miller

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 08-02-2007 11:21 PM

welcome to lj.
dig out the digital camera and upload some photos of what you are working on !!

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

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#8 posted 08-03-2007 04:25 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, AR--gdamitchell@sbcglobal.net

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#9 posted 07-25-2009 02:10 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming 2 year anniversary being a Lumber Jock. Thanks for helping to make this a great site!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#10 posted 07-31-2010 02:33 AM

Well, another year has rolled by. It must have been a really fun year because it seems like yesterday when I congratulated you on being a LJ for 2 years. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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