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Location: Mount Prospect, IL
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I'm a beginning woodworker who has often appreciated the knowledge and humor on the LJ site, as well as the way that members seem to respect each other. As a father of two kids who will be going to college soon, I'm on the strictest of budgets. I'm still in the process of setting up my shop, and will post some info/pictures soon.

My nickname is a reference to my job: I direct the development of exhibitions at a natural history museum.

When it comes to wood, I'm kind of an "up-cycler," although others might use the word scrounger or cheapskate. That means that I don't buy very much new lumber. I take small sections of felled trees that neighbors are going to have carted away and cut them up. I find furniture that's set out for the trash--like a cherry dining table with ruined legs but a perfectly useable top, and disassemble it and cut it up. Or I pick up lumber at garage sales, yard sales, etc. Maybe someday I'll be able to afford to buy more wood, but for now, this'll do.

Lastly, at this point I've got a lot of questions, but don't know how much I can contribute to the site, as someone who is just beginning. Am open to suggestions as to anything I can do that might be helpful to others.

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