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Location: Adel, IA
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Retired from the US Army in 2005 after serving 35 years.
Grandpa to 7 now 8 wonder future woodworker and general "terrors"
My wife and I just completed construction of our house, we did it with our own two hands. We had no building experience but we had eyes to reading "How-To" books, ears for listening to the wiser people, and the spirit to do and do it well. We were successful and have a wonder home where our 4 kids can bring the grandchildren to relax and enjoy life with Debra and I. On flickr.com ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/kelly_fuller/sets/72157594323048528/ ) are our MANY MANY pictures of our house throughout the build. We took pictures each day of what we were building that day, so much fun!!
I just started woodworking in the past year, with the intent to learn how to do the "finish work" the interior of our new house needs. Right now the walls are covered and the cheapest trim we could find is hanging off the walls (inspector demanded trim). I want to learn how to build bookcases, built in closets, built in cabinets, window trim, wall trim.......... How much fun can a guy stand before his face cracks from too much smiling?!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Max

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#1 posted 01-15-2011 11:57 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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SnowyRiver

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#2 posted 01-16-2011 04:16 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Splinterman

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#3 posted 01-16-2011 05:19 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s” ….Enjoy the experience.

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wchips

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#4 posted 01-16-2011 06:24 AM

Welcome abord.This is a real good fourm , lots of very nice people.

-- wchips

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cajunpen

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#5 posted 01-17-2011 02:11 AM

Welcome o LumberJocks. I think you will find the friendship, advice and projects are all far above average. Also, thank you for your 35 years of service to our Country.

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

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surfin2

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#6 posted 01-17-2011 02:13 AM

Welcome to LumberLocks, Good Luck…

-- Rick

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HallTree

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#7 posted 01-17-2011 02:13 AM

Welcome. 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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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 01-20-2011 02:38 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks, you have come to the right place to learn more about woodworking.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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ND2ELK

13495 posts in 2527 days


#9 posted 01-22-2011 07:10 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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carlow

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#10 posted 02-04-2011 07:44 AM

G’day from oz i also have finally got round to trying my hand at making a collapsible castle using a bit of red gum from my sons wood pile.red gum is no good too many gum veins and voids in the wood will have to get some better quality wood from somewhere.did manage to cut nine9 tiers with a 3/16 3tpi blade .it seems the thicker the wood the less angle you need because at 6” and three3 degrees it dosn’t pop out very much.will keep experimenting and hopefully get them looking really great and staying up

-- carlow geelong australia

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

11919 posts in 1910 days


#11 posted 08-13-2011 07:25 PM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself just about 2 years ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…
I apologize for the late welcome but I am currently serving overseas and don’t have a lot of spare time on my hands.

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…

Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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FenceWorkshop

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#12 posted 01-16-2012 08:03 PM

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OakHill

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#13 posted 08-18-2013 10:06 AM

Thank you for adding the Band Clamp Fixture to your favorite list.

-- John, Illinois, http://OakHillWoodCreations.com

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Roger

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#14 posted 03-09-2014 12:26 PM

Thank you for your service, sir. Work/Play safe. Keep making dust. Look forward to more of your projects.

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

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