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Location: Lakeland, Florida
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I'm an 81 year-old retired Architect who moved from South Florida to Lakeland, Florida in 1998. My interest in woodworking dates from Jr. High shop - and earlier, but I had no opportunity to have a shop until I retired. In 2003, I designed a freestanding combination double carport with attached 543 square foot shop with a nice view out onto a small lake.

The shop floor plan is very unusual, but one that I find works out quite well. Except for a completed wall-workbench and a freestanding workbench currently under construction, most of my projects are small - a Thorsen side table, a psaltery, keepsake box, cheeseboard, table centerpiece, bandsaw boxes, wooden toys, wooden quilt squares, etc. - anything that strikes my fancy - and allows me to learn something new.

My principal other hobby is scenic photography that I enjoy when traveling.

-- Dave O.

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#1 posted 12-26-2009 04:48 AM

Hello Dave,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#2 posted 12-26-2009 05:10 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Max

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#3 posted 12-26-2009 05:40 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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#4 posted 12-26-2009 06:37 AM

WELCOME to LJ’s ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#5 posted 12-26-2009 01:46 PM

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 12-27-2009 02:59 AM

Welcome to LJs a place with great people,wonderful projects,and outstanding woodworking. Enjoy.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#7 posted 12-27-2009 05:41 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

Enjoy your time here
Innovator

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#8 posted 12-27-2009 06:12 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Karson

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#9 posted 12-29-2009 06:12 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dave Owen

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#10 posted 01-10-2010 09:42 PM

Thanks to all of you who have welcomed me to Lumberjocks. It is encouraging to see such a response. I’ve been out of town for a couple of weeks, so when things get settled in (and warmer), I’ll be posting a little information on my shop and projects.

Thanks again.

Dave

-- Dave O.

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#11 posted 01-11-2010 07:47 PM

Welcome.

You will find the members of LJ’s to be helpful, informative, supportive, and inspiring.

I bring A long list of experience creating, Furniture, Custom Furniture, Chairs, Occasional Chair, Dining Chair, Upholstered Rocking Chair, Wood Seat Rocker, Wood Seat Rocking Chair, Custom Rocker, Handcrafted Rocker, Personalized Rocker, Tables, Coffee Table, End Table, Side Table, Accent Table, Dining Table, Entry Table, Bistro Table, Bar Stool, Stools, and the list goes on.

I will keep an eye out and try to help you when I can as my time is limited. I check my In box on a regular basis and I will respond as soon as time allows.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind, http://mynoblebear.com

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#12 posted 01-14-2010 12:23 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 01-21-2010 11:51 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.Great place hope you enjoy yourself!

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#14 posted 02-18-2010 02:21 AM

howdy Dave, was looking at your pegboard blog and relized were neighbors, welcome to LJ’S, think ya will like it.

-- Randy I have the right to remain silent, just not the ability ; )

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gjd

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#15 posted 12-26-2010 06:37 AM

Imagine that! A year has gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary and happy holidays! I look forward to your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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