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Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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Some years ago, I was stranded (snowed in) on a business trip to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. To kill the extra time I went in search of a book or magazine. I happened to pick up a woodworking magazine, something I had not done in years. Flipping through it, I was amazed at how far tools had come since the days I watched my Dad build things as a kid. As a technology professional, I was quite enthused by how "high tech" many machines and tools had become. Having my own place, I just had to build out a shop and fill it with good quality machines, power and hand tools.

While a shop is never "done" I do have most of the equipment to build almost anything I want. I love the design aspect (my mechanical engineering background coming through) and working with my hands (versus working my brain constantly in the technology / consulting profession). Time just dissappears when you are doing something you enjoy and have the right tools to do it.

Like many woodworkers, I am a big fan of the dedicated woodworking outlets and had the good fortune to put together and deliver a Lee Valley course on "Planning and Setting Up a Workshop."

My favourite woodworking quote, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me." by Tony Konovaloff, Professional Cabinetmaker.

Lastly, yes, I am a 12th Generation Mayflower Descendant (of George Soule, passenger on the Mayflower, 1620). Up to, and including, my grandfather were born in the USA. My grandfather came to Canada in WWI. Originally from Southern Ontario, I relocated to Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1997.

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Max

55956 posts in 2875 days


#1 posted 1388 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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SnowyRiver

51451 posts in 2082 days


#2 posted 1388 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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a1Jim

112000 posts in 2179 days


#3 posted 1388 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Abbott

2570 posts in 1905 days


#4 posted 1388 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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gjd

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#5 posted 1388 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

Please enjoy your membership

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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Splinterman

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#6 posted 1387 days ago

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

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MayflowerDescendant

413 posts in 1388 days


#7 posted 1386 days ago

Thanks for the MANY welcome messages. Woodworking is a passion of mine and woodworkers are a great group of people. I will work on uploading some of my projects and look forward to participating in the many posts and forums. Happy woodworking!

-- Glen - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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rivergirl

3198 posts in 1440 days


#8 posted 1386 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! Can’t wait to see your work!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Jim

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#9 posted 1386 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks Glen. I look forward to meeting you in person since you’re in the neighborhood.

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada --- www.sollows.ca

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Ken90712

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#10 posted 1384 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks! The greatest site around, you love it in here.

WARNING—you will be addicted to here with all the good stuff and people on here… LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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SplashMaster

153 posts in 1462 days


#11 posted 1381 days ago

Welcome to LJ. I really like the quote from Tony Konovaloff in your profile. I look forward to seeing your projects and sharing ideas. Have fun building.

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#12 posted 1381 days ago

Welcome to LJ, Lots of friendlies on here:-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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ND2ELK

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#13 posted 1378 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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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

11908 posts in 1758 days


#14 posted 1326 days ago

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a little over a year 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…

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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Karson

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#15 posted 1255 days ago

I and my wife are also Mayflower Descendents. Both of us are from Edward Doty. We met on a blind date and my mother was showing a family reunion photo to her (we were dating at the time.) My mother said there is Karson and here are our family and my wife looked at the picture and said that there is her Aunt and her Uncle. She was not in the photo.

We are both registered with the Mayflower Society.

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- 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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