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I was told about the site by Kent Shepherd and decided to give the site a look, initially to see some of his projects. I've been lurking and looking at shops and projects for the past few days and decided to join the fray.

I am primarilly a woodturner and have recently completed my term as president of the South plains Woodturners in Lubbock, Texas. I have been making bagpipes for the last 13 years and for about 6 years made a living at it. With two daughters vs too much road time I decided to move the bagpipes into a part-time venture concentrating on my own designs and trending away from the ordinary. In 2008 a set of my Highland bagpipes in Tulipwood and Water Buffalo were in the AAW juried show Turned for Use II. In 2009 I was a demonstrator at the AAW symposium in Albuquerque, NM - Bagpipes / Gundrilling and Thread Chasing.

I have recently been amassing tools for som "Flat Work" and have a few projects I am currently working on and using my new tools on. Of course between finishing graduate school and working two jobs and raising two girls time is pretty scarce for the next few months.

I am currently a Registered Nurse/Nursing Instructor at South plains College in Levelland, Texas and still work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at University Medical Center in Lubbock, TX. and finishing my Masters in Nursing at Lubbock Christian University.

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#1 posted 1470 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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#2 posted 1470 days ago

Welcome to the show! You will like Lumberjocks, and may evan become addicted.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 1470 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.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#4 posted 1470 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 1470 days ago

You do some amazing work!! Welcome to Lumber Jocks…Fellow Texan!! You’ll love it here!!!

-- J.Palmer,Texas,

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#6 posted 1470 days ago

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

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#7 posted 1469 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1469 days ago

Those are some beautiful and unique pipes. I took up the pipes about 10 months ago and would love to learn how to turn them some day. Do you play? How do your pipes sound with the unique shapes you give them?

-- Why make it easy when you can make it difficult?

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#9 posted 1465 days ago

A1 Jims welcome wagon

Here is a list of links that might be helpful for new members
Posting photos
More photo help
Who to contact regarding Lumber jocks questions
Martin Sojka
Getting started
Reading and commenting
Finding information

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 1464 days ago

If you like working with wood, you’re in the right place. Welcome!

-- Bruce from Central New, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#11 posted 1461 days ago

Hi Ray, I just came across this.

Welcome, I know you have a lot to offer. Make yourself at home


-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#12 posted 1460 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do, I’m sure you will.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#13 posted 1451 days ago

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself almost 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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