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Location: Hutchinson, KS

Using tools and fixing things around the house has been a regular part of my life for many years. But it was only about 2 years ago I became interested in serious woodworking – and only in the last year that I began trying some of the more challenging things I've seen or read about. And boy do I have a lot more to learn! I’m humbled by the vast talents of all of the other "jocks" in this community and hope that one day I’ll have honed my skills to the point where other jocks might be occasionally impressed.

I’m married (for 30+ years) to the most wonderful person in my life – and she’s continually encouraging me and is very supportive of this crazy and intriguing hobby of mine. We have 2 grown children – both live in other parts of the country.

Other than woodworking, I also enjoy golf and bluegrass music. I haven’t yet decided whether or not I'm retired or plan to anytime soon. My wife and I recently relocated to Hutchinson, KS to be closer to family. I'm using this opportunity to upgrade my shop. With roughly 4 times the space I had previously, I've got a lot of work to do getting the unfinished basement space turned into a workable shop. I'll post photos once the current mess starts to come together.

I always learn new skills and techniques from everyone on Lumberjocks and hope to share whatever humble skills I’ve managed to acquire.

-- Howard - "Time spent making sawdust is not deducted from one's lifetime." - old Scottish proverb

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#1 posted 01-12-2011 12:51 PM

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

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#2 posted 01-12-2011 04:49 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 01-12-2011 05:51 PM

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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#4 posted 01-12-2011 07:02 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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#5 posted 01-13-2011 06:33 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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 01-13-2011 05:30 PM

Hello Picken5,

Welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be a rewarding and an enriching aspect of your woodworking adventure.

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

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#7 posted 02-03-2011 08:25 PM

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…


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

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#8 posted 01-12-2014 04:38 AM

You are absolutely right about your signature Howard. Work/Play safe. Keep makin dust

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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