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Location: Lexington, KY
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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. Just got a new table saw for Christmas (Porter-Cable contractor saw) and I’m looking forward to using it for a major project.

Other than woodworking, I also enjoy golf and bluegrass music. I haven’t retired (yet) because, frankly, I enjoy what I do. (Being in sales, I get the opportunity to play golf with clients and get paid for it!)

I’m looking forward to learning more from all my new friends on Lumberjocks and sharing 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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commented on OK I finally did it -- made a Cube in a Cube 12-24-2014 10:54 PM
added project Christmas deco - Bubinga again 12-24-2014 05:29 PM
added project OK I finally did it -- made a Cube in a Cube 12-24-2014 05:07 PM
added project Bubinga Bath Counter Tops 12-24-2014 05:01 PM
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replied on Interesting houses 12-21-2014 01:45 AM
replied on Interesting houses 12-21-2014 01:44 AM
replied on Interesting houses 12-21-2014 01:43 AM
commented on Shop Fox W1819 Table Saw Review 12-21-2014 12:41 AM
commented on Shop Fox W1819 Table Saw Review 12-19-2014 05:00 AM
replied on American chestnut (Castanea denata) 12-19-2014 04:30 AM
commented on Shop Fox W1819 Table Saw Review 12-19-2014 03:57 AM

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Splinterman

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

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

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SnowyRiver

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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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HallTree

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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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Max

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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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ND2ELK

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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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Scott Bryan

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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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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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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…

Wisty

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

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Roger

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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. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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