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Location: Bakersfield, CA
Website: www.vintagemachinery.org

I am a paramedic for a private ambulance company. I absolutely love my job, the hours are long, the pay could be better but hey I get to do something I love. I am married to a wondefrul woman, wish I would have met her earlier in life but hey God always has a plan. I have 2 boys from a previous marriage, they are 21 and 18 and I am very proud of them both. My oldest is a senior+ at Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo, CA and majoring in aerospace engineering. The boy is gonna be a rocket scientist,LOL and is graduating in June 2012. My youngest just graduated HS and is looking at a local community college after graduation. The LOML is a nurse in a busy labor and delivery unit. She also has 2 boys of her own that are 18 and 12. The 18 y/o is a handful and has some major psychological problems. He is also a liar, thief and unfortunately is headed for either prison or an early grave. It has been a challenge for me but I think I am gaining on them. My wife is a wonderful and caring woman and I cant imagine every being without her, she puts up all my crap. I dont know how she does it but I am sure glad she does.
I am also addicted to the outdoors. I love to hunt, deer, turkey, quail, elk. We also have a travel trailer and try to get out as often as we can. Due to the economy the camping is just something we cannot afford right now. But you can bet that when deer and elk season are open I will be in the woods. God Bless.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 2064 days ago

Hello Ken,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking experience.

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

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trifern

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#2 posted 2064 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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Karson

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#3 posted 2064 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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Max

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#4 posted 2064 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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HallTree

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#5 posted 2064 days ago

Welcome Ken. 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 use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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woodworm

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#6 posted 2064 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Take care and work safely.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Texasgaloot

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#7 posted 2064 days ago

Hey Ken—

Welcome! There are a number of us here who are medics and firefighters (I’m volunteer, both.) Glad to have you here—this is a great place to learn!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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rikkor

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#8 posted 2063 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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rtb

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#9 posted 2063 days ago

Make yourself at home we’re just one big family and you’ll fit right at home.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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MedicKen

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#10 posted 2063 days ago

WOW!!! I would like to thank everyone for the nice welcome.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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jim1953

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#11 posted 2063 days ago

Welcome LJs

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Grumpy

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#12 posted 2061 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks Ken. 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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Beginningwoodworker

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#13 posted 2057 days ago

Ken, Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Blake

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#14 posted 2055 days ago

Good to see another California woodworker in the shop. Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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ND2ELK

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#15 posted 2048 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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