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Location: Flatonia Texas

Long journey to get here, but glad I've made it. Working in Austin Texas for almost 11 years before I outgrew my brand new workshop in less than a year, and got tired of the traffic and taxes.

So here I am in little ole Flatonia Texas, a town of 1377 great people. They have a nice little Market Days quarterly and a HUGE Czhili Cook Off the last full week of October called CzhiliSpiel, been going on for 36 years so far.

I got lucky to buy two very old historic buildings here, with a total of 8800 sq ft so I hope I don't out grown this shop anytime soon. Looking at establishing a little woodworking community here, taking advantage of the low cost of living here and its central location.

I mostly do custom cabinet work, and when and if I find some free time, take on commission pieces, or just trying to use up all my wood scraps, and believe me I must have some yankee in me, I never throw anything away, just gotta figure out where to store it.

-- James

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#1 posted 2084 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#2 posted 2084 days ago

Hello James,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking experience.

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

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#3 posted 2084 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks, the great woodworkers community!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 2084 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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#5 posted 2084 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#6 posted 2083 days ago

hey James, good to see you here at LumberJocks! Hope you enjoy it as much as I do and I look forward to see your projects.

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#7 posted 2083 days ago

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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#8 posted 2083 days ago

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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#9 posted 2083 days ago

Welcome James. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see more of your projects and comments. Have fun in the shop and work safe and 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 2082 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#11 posted 2075 days ago

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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#12 posted 2072 days ago

James, Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#13 posted 2060 days ago

Thanks neighbor. Welcome to you too. I was hooked before I joined. LOL It’s a great site, lots of knowledge in these members brains. All seem very freindly and helpful.

-- Measure three times, cut twice.

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#14 posted 2059 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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#15 posted 2048 days ago

Flatonia . . . wow. My best friend owns some property between Cistern and Muldoon. We used to go there in the 80’s and 90’s to get away from Houston and do some fishing. Flatonia was the nearest “big city” to buy groceries. Beautiful town.

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