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Location: levellland TX

My name is Randy. I've been working wood for about a year now. I have a beautiful wife, and 3 kids. I am 32 years old and have spent all of my adult life working in the oil patch. I have a degree in humanities with a minor in history. My wife just finished her bachelor in social work and was recently accepted into the Texas Tech School of Law. Life is often hectic with so much going on, and woodworking has allowed me to find some peace.

I have had no instruction on woodworking, so I am having to teach myself. Most of everything i have learned has been through online sources, magazines, and trial and error. I have gotten a lot of ideas from this site and I always enjoy viewing the creations of others.

If anyone has any questions about me or my projects, feel free to contact me.

-- RKWoods

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Todd A. Clippinger

8768 posts in 2727 days

#1 posted 2074 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!
I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Great to see a project already!

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 2074 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks community , the best woodworking community on the internet!

-- Not my woodworking

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#3 posted 2074 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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#4 posted 2074 days ago

Welcome RKW. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and commenst. 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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#5 posted 2074 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks, I am new myself and find the site addicting as well as rewarding. Nice router table, I too like the on/off switch. Regards

-- Fred, Georgia

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 2074 days ago

Hello RKW,

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

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

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19379 posts in 2478 days

#7 posted 2074 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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13495 posts in 2401 days

#8 posted 2074 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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#9 posted 2074 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#10 posted 2074 days ago

Welcome to LJ’S

-- All bleeding will eventually stop.

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#11 posted 2073 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 2073 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

View Andrew's profile


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#13 posted 1803 days ago

Andrew to your question on my entertainment armoir…
Oh yeah, the finish,
I believe I mixed minwax stains, the red oak and the red mohagony about even then a splash of dark walnut. All finished with my nemisis Gloss poly, Seems like every project I do is finished in the dead of Minnesota winter. I play in my unheated mancave, and move the wifes minivan into the driveway. I do have 2 little electric heaters that look like oscillating fans, as long as I have them 2 feet under and away from the project things are usually at least 50 degrees, but most projects have 4 sides. Really slow drying for an impatient dude like me, I usually rush something. At least I know the problem.
Thanks for stopping by.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#14 posted 1715 days ago

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#15 posted 1715 days ago

Congratulations on your Anniversary. Hope you have many more on LumberJocks. We appreciate your posts and projects.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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