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Location: Albuquerque

Two year apprentice with master carpenter - Grandfather. Retired Air Force.
Started turning again, after a 50+ year hiatus. Have a real small shop, 2/3 of one bay, of a three bay garage. Kinda close, but everything is mobile. Was a professional picture framer - still do some - for the wife only. Member of NM WoodTurners, and Weems International Art Gallery, Albuquerque, NM.

-- *Arachnoleptic Fit*: The frantic dance performed just after you've accidently walked through a spider web.

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#1 posted 11-02-2010 06:38 AM

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

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 11-02-2010 07:19 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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#3 posted 11-02-2010 03:19 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 11-03-2010 04:41 AM

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 look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

Please enjoy your membership

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#5 posted 11-03-2010 05:56 PM

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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#6 posted 11-03-2010 08:23 PM

Welcome to LJs. You’re gonna like it here.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#7 posted 11-04-2010 03:09 AM

Hey – thanks to all who welcomed me to LumberJocks ! Am a novice wood turner, who now has to jump to
the intermediary (next) class – because I entered the NM State fair as a novice – and won four first place
ribbons – plus best of class. Now I am really gonna have to be sharp as a skew ! Also dabble in other wood working science, such as – cabinets, furniture, out houses (bird and potting/green), etc, etc, etc. Am just
starting to work into band saw boxes – haven’t started yet, just thinking about it. My shop is a two thirds
size single car garage with, table saw, band saw, lathe, drill press, and two work benches – on wheeled conveyances. Got to find room for one more tool – combo belt/disc sander. Almost forgot – used to be a
professional picture framer.

-- *Arachnoleptic Fit*: The frantic dance performed just after you've accidently walked through a spider web.

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#8 posted 11-04-2010 06:15 AM

“WELCOME” – to LJ’s….Enjoy the experience.

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#9 posted 12-31-2010 04:32 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a little over a year 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…


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

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#10 posted 10-12-2011 06:52 PM

Hey – anybody out there have a “comprehensive” list of oily hardwoods ? I found a small list at www.wood-, but I seem to think there are a lot more out there.

-- *Arachnoleptic Fit*: The frantic dance performed just after you've accidently walked through a spider web.

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#11 posted 12-17-2012 12:48 PM

Jim, I think it’s just example of the theory of quantum time (As explained by Morgan Freeman on the Science Channel :). There’s another world where Bloomberg is a socialist, Hitler is a liberal and Glenn Beck is a rationalist.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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#12 posted 01-15-2013 04:08 AM

What kind of wood is that in your pic?

-- Cosmicturner

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#13 posted 02-06-2015 07:44 PM

Yes welcome from me too buddy. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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