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15 posts in 1705 days

Location: Des Moines Ia

I'm a retired barber, I've been involved with wood working for many many years because I could'nt afford to pay for a lot of the things that had to be done around the house. I'm not much of a carpenter-several years ago I got involved with scroll sawing and as the saying goes thats about all I do now. Started doing Jeff Zafinos patterns using circular scroll blades and that pretty well takes all my spare time, Here in Iowa we do have a lot of time to do projects in the winter(they are not nice) matter of fact we're going to get 6-8 inches more snow tonite. Like most barbers I probably talk to much so I'lll close now. Raker

-- Raker from Des Moines

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15 posts in 1705 days

#1 posted 1705 days ago

That is really nice work-I’m in my 50th year of Masonry also the Shrine and Consistory. I’m going to a lodge here in Des Moines that is the fastest growing lodge in the state, bunch of young guys on the line and they are a bunch of real go getters.

-- Raker from Des Moines

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#2 posted 1705 days ago

Hello Raker,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be an interesting, as well as exciting, experience. Have fun and enjoy.

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

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#3 posted 1705 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

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

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#4 posted 1705 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you have joined us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 1705 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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#6 posted 1705 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.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#7 posted 1705 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 1705 days ago

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

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#9 posted 1704 days ago

Welcome to LJs a place with great people,wonderful projects,and outstanding woodworking. Enjoy.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 1703 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

Enjoy your time here

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#11 posted 1702 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 1664 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. This is a great site. Would love to see some of your work. I have done some of Jeff’s patterns and they have turned out great. You might want to check out the patterns at http:/ he has some great patterns also. Have a BLESSED day.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#13 posted 1664 days ago

Hey, welcome to the site. Glad you found us. You’re gonna like it here

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#14 posted 1588 days ago

Tom that is quite a project-my daughter wanted a crib for our only grandaughter mine was much less complicated she now keeps her dolls in it. Does give us grandpas a warm and fuzzy feeling when we complete a project like you just did-once again nice work. Raker

-- Raker from Des Moines

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#15 posted 1340 days ago

Imagine that! A year has gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary and happy holidays! I look forward to your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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