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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 01-09-2010 08:20 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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#2 posted 01-09-2010 08:28 PM

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 01-09-2010 08:38 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.Great place hope you enjoy yourself!

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#4 posted 01-09-2010 09:45 PM

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

-- Gary

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#5 posted 01-10-2010 03:28 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 01-10-2010 03:44 AM

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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#7 posted 01-10-2010 04:13 AM

howdy, welcome to lj’s

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

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#8 posted 01-10-2010 05:57 PM

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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#9 posted 01-10-2010 07:00 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#10 posted 01-11-2010 06:56 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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Gary

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#11 posted 01-11-2010 07:51 AM

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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#12 posted 01-12-2010 04:37 PM

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 01-12-2010 06:57 PM

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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#14 posted 01-01-2013 08:04 PM

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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