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Location: Clayton, NC

I was born in NJ, and lived there until I was 46, then moved to NC in 2005 and I've been here since. I'm married with two beautiful daughters and an understanding wife, we also share the house with three english bulldogs and a cat.

I've been working with wood off and on since I was 10, we didn't have much money and my Dad was handy and always building things, I was the kid that followed suit. I would like to find a way to make this woodworking gig viable. I've built Kitchen cabinets and sold them, but there's no fun fun and not much profit in that. But I do like casework, and making boxes and furniture. It's funny how different parts of the country have different needs. I've spent alot of time in Vermont and natural, rough pieces sell, in NJ antibues and classic pieces sell, but I still can't find what sells down here in NC. So my quest continues.

Thank you for having me, I'm hoping to hang around a while.

-- -JimmyC...Clayton,NC- "Just smile and wave boys, smile and wave"

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#1 posted 02-01-2009 05:21 AM

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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#2 posted 02-01-2009 05:22 AM

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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#3 posted 02-01-2009 05:37 AM

Hello Jimmy,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 02-01-2009 06:20 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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#5 posted 02-01-2009 06:43 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#6 posted 02-01-2009 08:11 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 02-01-2009 01:40 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#8 posted 02-01-2009 07:12 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Suliman , Syria, jablah ,

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#9 posted 02-01-2009 11:28 PM

Welcome Jimmy. 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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#10 posted 02-02-2009 12:36 AM

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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#11 posted 02-02-2009 04:54 AM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#12 posted 01-30-2010 03:06 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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