Mickey Cassiba

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Location: Mission Texas

I've been in or around wood almost all of my adult life. I started out as a laborer on a framing crew in the early seventies. Bounced around the framing business for a few years. Took a few years off to serve my country. I went back into residential construction when Uncle Sam no longer required my services. In the early nineties I took a hard left turn and went into machining. I ended up working for Porter Cable, and later Black & Decker as a tool refurbisher. I am currently working as the maintenance department for a medium sized wooden moulding manufacturer. I guess you could consider me semi retired, as I only work three and a half days a week(our company took a large hit when the bubble burst).
Over the years I have acquired or built a lot of tools, but I really don't have a shop. The climate is nice here, I do what little I do on the porch, turning is my current interest, though I'm not accomplished in any way, shape or form.
I'm finding out fast, that there is a large difference between carpentry, and wood-working.

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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#1 posted 1628 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.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best to only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#2 posted 1628 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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#3 posted 1628 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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 1628 days ago

Thanks fellas! I’ll likely hang out and read for a while, probably ask a few dumb questions, and hopefully be able to give a little back, too. My years at PC/Delta and as a machinist have given me a little different perspective on woodworking machinery.

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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#5 posted 1628 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 1628 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a place were there great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 1628 days ago

Hey, welcome to the site. Glad you found us. You’re gonna like it here

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#8 posted 1628 days ago

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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#9 posted 1628 days ago

Hi there,
I too am somewhat new to LumberJocks and would like to welcome you to the site. The folks here are great and the projects will absolutely blow your mind. There are some very talented people out there…
Sit back, enjoy the ride and be careful, this site is extremely addictive…
Welcome to LJ

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

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#10 posted 1627 days ago

WELCOME to LJ’s ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#11 posted 1607 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 †

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#12 posted 1196 days ago

I must admit, I’ve been very lax about interacting with the community. That’s changing. I’ve got a lot more time on my hands now for woodworking, gardening, and conversing with others. I’ve become a ‘statistic’ I recently joined the great mass of American unemployed. Tough finding a new job, so I’m treating this as my ‘test drive on retirement’. New(to me) camera coming soon, I I can take pictures of my flops…er projects.

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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