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Location: Festus, MO

I am a hobby woodworker. I am finally at the point in life where I have enough tools and time to work on this hobby. I have done mostly flat work over the years since high school but have been learning to turn on the lathe the past couple of years.

I enoy learning and meeting people that share woodworking as a hobby. One of my passions is to build a Maloof inspired rocker.

I am the past president and current member of the Show-Me Woodturners in Festus, MO. We are a growing club and welcome all newcomers of all skill levels. I am a member of the Belleville Holzschnitzers Woodcarving Club and a member of the IWCS - International Wood Collectors Society.

Currently I am working out of a small space of 12' by 14' and with a bandsaw, sander, grinder, table saw and lathe. It is a cramped space but I am glad that I have a place to enjoy my hobby.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#1 posted 01-15-2009 08:45 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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#2 posted 01-15-2009 09:50 PM

Welcome, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 01-15-2009 10:16 PM

Hello MShort,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and enjoyable part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#4 posted 01-15-2009 11:10 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive.

-- 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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#5 posted 01-16-2009 02:54 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 01-16-2009 04:27 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#7 posted 01-16-2009 05:36 AM

Hay Welcome to LJs ITs a Great Place

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 01-16-2009 05:48 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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#9 posted 01-16-2009 06:12 AM

Welcome to LJ’s

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#10 posted 01-16-2009 10:59 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#11 posted 01-17-2009 01:45 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks . 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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#12 posted 01-17-2009 03:55 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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#13 posted 10-30-2010 02:03 AM

Well Mike, you’ve done some awesome turnings. Very awesome.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#14 posted 09-01-2011 04:25 AM

Thanks for viewing my blog, if you have any questions feel free to let me know

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Justin Gordon

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#15 posted 12-10-2013 01:26 PM

Nice bottlestoppers, Underdog. The shapes look comfortable to grab. I’ve heard mixed reports about the metal and rubber stoppers, though. Mostly not good. How do you like their perfomance? While they look nice, modern or contemporary, I heard they don’t perform that well. Let me know. Thanks.


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