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Location: Harrison, Arkansas
Website: www.woodthatrocks.com

I began my education as a design engineer with thoughts of being an architect. This was cut short due to a hitch in the U.S. Army. Later after some years doing other things, I returned to college for a degree in computer science. I've done significant work for several corporations in the ergonomics and time study areas (efficiency). Since 2003 I have built furniture and operated my own company, "Wood That Rocks", specializing in rocking chairs and other types of seating. I've worked my whole life in woodworking beginning as a child turning oak pegs for timberframe barns that were built by my Grandfather and father. I was lucky to attend several conferences, trainings sessions with Sam Maloof, Hal taylor of Virginia as well as several nationally known woodturners and wood carvers. I split my time between woodcarving, woodturning, and woodworking.

-- Les, Arkansas, www.woodthatrocks.com

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cabinetmaster

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#1 posted 1663 days ago

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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Max

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#2 posted 1663 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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GMman

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#3 posted 1663 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks.Great place hope you enjoy yourself!

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gjd

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#4 posted 1663 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. I hope you enjoy your time here.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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woodworm

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#5 posted 1663 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 1663 days ago

Hello Les,

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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panther

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#7 posted 1663 days ago

howdy, welcome to lj’s

-- you must live for something or die for nothing (rambo)

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revieck

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#8 posted 1662 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks Les, I think you’ll like it here. Love the chessboards,and the carved chess pieces on your website!

-- Some minds are like concrete - thoroughly mixed up and permanently set.

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SnowyRiver

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#9 posted 1662 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Karson

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#10 posted 1662 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Gary

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#11 posted 1661 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. Glad you found us I have a bunch of family not too terribly far from you. They are in the Lead Hill area

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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ND2ELK

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#12 posted 1660 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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a1Jim

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#13 posted 1660 days ago

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Roger

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#14 posted 575 days ago

1st of all, Thank you for your service. 2ndly, I look forward to seein more o your projects. Work/Play safe. Keep makin dust.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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