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Location: Shannon, Illinois North Western Ill

Retired electronic Engineer from Honeywell InterNational for thirty Years. I work in my basement 3 or 4 hrs. a day. I spent a little money on my 12" saw and over/under/ 16" planer/jointer. I make furniture, mostly shaker or Arts and crafts, but not my religion. I have been woodworking on and off since 1975. I Started out on a saw with a table 15" square. It was good at making picture frames and not very big ones at that. Then a Shopsmith kept me happy for several years. I soon grew weary of the flex in the table saw table and moved to a Powermatic contractor saw . I started in a basement shop then a two car garage then finally back to the basement. Overhead clearance is the only issue at this point. I have taken over the entire basement space since retirement. I am a proud Grandfather of 2. I baby sit the Grandson 5 days a week, while my son works all day. I survived a liver transplant in the summer of 2007 and I now have a new lease on life and hope to make furniture for the kids through the years to come. That covers most of the highlights of my life. I hope to relax and enjoy my craft. I'll keep an eye out for the unique and curious.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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added project Red Oak Coffee Table 846 days ago
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commented on wood mallet 1340 days ago
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#1 posted 2259 days ago

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 2259 days ago

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 †

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#3 posted 2259 days ago

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be a rewarding and exciting 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 2259 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 2258 days ago

welcome to the community !

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#6 posted 2258 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#7 posted 2258 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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#8 posted 2258 days ago

i’ll post some projects as soon as I figure out why I can’t download pictures from my camera to my PC all of a sudden. I think my cable is the culprit. I appreciate all the greetings and am excited about joining LJ”s

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#9 posted 2257 days ago

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Come on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine. Happy, that you have chosen to join the family.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#10 posted 2256 days ago

Kip, welcome to Lumberjocks. You will love it here :)

-- Teri, Kokomo, IN

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#11 posted 2252 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks Kip. 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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#12 posted 2249 days ago

We would like to welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

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

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#13 posted 2231 days ago

Hi Kip

Welcome to Lumberjocks. Good group of people who love wood working as much as you do.


-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 2132 days ago

Thanks for the welcome, much appreciated

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#15 posted 2122 days ago

Thank You for the welcome, Everyone has been very encouraging and inspiring. Hopfully I will have my 1 st project on here sometime this weekend. Again Thank You.

-- David, Tignall,Georgia

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