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Location: Lubbock, Texas

I began woodworking at 12 years old, working for my dad in his shutter shop. I started building my own furniture shortly thereafter. What a learning process (which has not ended yet!) I have had some great mentors over the years, including a craftsman next door to our shop who did custom furniture and another who did furniture refinishing. I had a furniture finishing business for a few years, starting when I was still in high school. I went on to run my own raised panel door shop and recently opened a woodworking tool store . My son runs the shop and my son-in-law runs me at the store. I have been fascinated by so many of the projects on lumberjocks, and hope I too can contribute. Several of my recent projects have been inspired by this website.


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#1 posted 05-27-2009 10:13 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 05-27-2009 11:23 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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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 05-28-2009 12:49 AM

Hello Kent,

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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#4 posted 05-28-2009 01:52 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 love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing more of your projects and posts.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#5 posted 05-28-2009 01:57 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks, Kent.

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#6 posted 05-28-2009 02:43 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks….This will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….

I’m looking forward to seeing 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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#7 posted 05-28-2009 03:08 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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#8 posted 05-28-2009 03:08 AM

Welcome to a group of some of the greatest bunch of people on the planet, and some fantastic woodworkers too.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 05-28-2009 02:40 PM

“Welcome to LJ’s”……Enjoy the experience.!!!

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Kent Shepherd

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#10 posted 05-28-2009 06:14 PM

Thanks guys, you will be hearing a lot from me in the future.

And yes, it is addictive!!!!!


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#11 posted 05-28-2009 07:44 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Kent, so you already know it’s addictive – GOOD :)

enjoy your stay, and see you around the forums.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Tim Dahn

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#12 posted 05-28-2009 10:45 PM

Welcome Kent, love your signature!

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#13 posted 05-30-2009 05:10 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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#14 posted 05-30-2009 05:11 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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#15 posted 06-04-2009 12:29 AM

hey kent, i love the projects, especially the bass. can we see some projects that you have done with the dovetail spline jig you use on your router table. Im not understanding exactly how that works. Sorry i always bombard you with questions. you are the only resource i have that dosnt involve reading. thanks for alll the help and advice; you have been a greet resource and alot of help.

-- RKWoods

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