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Location: Leaburg, Oregon
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Retired from law enforcement and enjoying the good life in western Oregon. Oregon summers are wonderful but the winters are long and wet so that is when I work in the shop. Summers are for fishing and gardening. I live right on one of Oregon's best rivers. I started wood working many years ago on my first house which needed a lot of work therefore requiring me to learn to make thing with wood. I progressed from 2X4 framing to fine furniture and lathe work over the years. I never took a shop class in school so I learned a lot the hard way.
I work on a wide variety of projects but enjoy lathe turning the most. At this point I consider myself a fairly accomplished wood worker and capable of most projects except carving. I do most of my design work with a cad program on the computer and I'm slowly learning to use SketchUp.

-- Les B, Oregon

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 12-22-2008 02:32 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!
I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 12-22-2008 03:06 AM

Hello Les,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be a rewarding and enriching part of your woodworking journey.

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

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Max

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#3 posted 12-22-2008 04:01 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 12-22-2008 04:16 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#5 posted 12-22-2008 04:51 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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HallTree

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#6 posted 12-22-2008 06:28 AM

Welcome Les. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#7 posted 12-22-2008 11:17 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks – enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#8 posted 12-22-2008 11:49 AM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Todd Thomas

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#9 posted 12-22-2008 08:19 PM

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

-- 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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ND2ELK

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#10 posted 12-23-2008 07:11 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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Grumpy

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#11 posted 12-23-2008 10:29 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Les. 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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isetegija

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#12 posted 12-26-2008 12:06 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks community , the best woodworking community on the internet!

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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Beginningwoodworker

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#13 posted 01-09-2009 02:36 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 01-18-2009 02:34 PM

Hi Les;

Welcome to lumber Jocks. I’m a little late in welcoming you, but I figure better late than never.

It’s like a full time job keeping up with this orum.

Lot’s of really fine people here.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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itsmic

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#15 posted 11-15-2009 04:03 PM

Hi LesB Thanks for the info on the band saw blades, I have put the site on to my favorites, and may order a 32TPI blade and see how it works. I have already received the 24TPI blade I bought from the net, but have not put it on my saw yet. Once I have a chance to try it out, I will post the results, and if the cut is not real clean, I will be trying a 32TPI blade. One of the many things I have learned so far in woodworking, is to make the cut as exact as possible without cutting too much off, this makes the final correction less work and not so time consuming to get a perfect (close to perfect) fit. With the cutting of metal, the less edge clean up and perfecting, I am assuming is also the key. Saving time, and using it for moving forward in the project. work hard and do right it’s mic

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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