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Iam retired & divide my time between woodworking in the fall & winter/ gardening during spring,summer & fall. During my working life, I did a lot of carpentry around the home from building garages to finishing basements which also included wiring & plumbing. Retirement allowed me to move on to fun projects instead of those of necessity.
I no longer work at large projects ( there is only so much room in the house). I belong to a woodworkers guild that sponsors toys for children of needy families in Dec of each year. I discovered that I like making toys & they are small & donated & don't clutter up the home.

Lee

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#1 posted 2182 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks

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#2 posted 2182 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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#3 posted 2182 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#4 posted 2182 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#5 posted 2182 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks Lee. 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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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 2182 days ago

Hello Lee,

Welcome to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking journey.

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

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Karson

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#7 posted 2182 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard.

Glad that you make toys for children.

I’m a member of the Mason-Dixon Woodworkers Club, We make toys for children about 50 weeks of the year. We meet on Wed of each week. We usually make about 1200 toys. We distribute them to other charities who then give them to the children. I’ve posted some blogs about our toy giveaway on the first Sat of each December. We have anywhere from 5 to 15 people that show up on toy workshop day.

-- 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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TedM

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#8 posted 2182 days ago

Lee, welcome to Lumberjocks! It’s a great place with great people, and, oh yeah, there’s the woodworking! Have fun and keep safe! :)

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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#9 posted 2181 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Paul D

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#10 posted 2181 days ago

Welcome to LJs!! Glad You Have Joined Us!!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#11 posted 2181 days ago

If you like working with wood, you’re in the eright place. Welcome.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#12 posted 2181 days ago

Welcome to LJs. You’ll find lots of info and good people here. Have fun, but be carefule the site is addictive. :-)

Gary

-- Garyb6, “True simplicity does not reveal the tremendous effort it requires.” - Somerset Maugham

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#13 posted 2178 days ago

Welcome to LJs

Callum

-- For wood working podcasts with a twist check out http://thetimberkid.com/

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netized

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#14 posted 2177 days ago

Greetings from Santa Fe, New Mexico. I have spent time in Edmonton and I love the country and the people! Your arbor is awesome and it has inspired me at the perfect time to try one! Thank you for the post and GO ESKIMOS!

-- Jeff, Santa Fe

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#15 posted 2177 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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