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Location: Austin, TX
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First and foremost - I've been a single dad of two beautiful kids since they were very young. Brandon, born in 1994 (currently 19 as I write this) and Paige born in 1997 (currently 16, begging for a car). They are my #1 priority. Brandon is in his second year of college, and will be moving out starting his junior year. Luckily that will somewhat acclimate me to a child moving out, as I know it is going to be very hard on me to see my daughter leave in a couple of years when she starts college.

I got the woodworking bug at around age 10. I am so fortunate that my grandpa, who was a high school chemisty and physics teacher, was also a woodworker. I would be in his woodshop and loved everything about it. He would let me use his craftsman lathe and his craftsman radial arm saw. Black walnut was native in the area (northwest Ohio) and the smell, along with boiled linseed oil which my grandpa used (1970's, early 1980's), is still very vivid in my mind and senses.

Raising my kids all these years didn't allow me to do any woodworking, nor allow a budget for it. Just the past few years have I been able to slowly start kindling my passion for woodworking. I've modestly been acquiring tools and building some projects. It is very satisfying.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#1 posted 09-19-2011 03:57 AM

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 09-19-2011 03:57 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 09-19-2011 09:33 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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#4 posted 09-19-2011 03:05 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 09-21-2011 07:18 PM

Thanks for the welcome. This is a great resource.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#6 posted 11-07-2011 08:41 AM

Making the gator table required 1 seal coat followed by 3 coats of glaze. I used an orbital sander with 360 grit to level the resin in between coats. Let the resin cure for 3 days before sanding and recoating each time. I used a car polisher when table was done to remove a few dust particles and give it a silky smooth feel.

-- cliff orlando

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#7 posted 12-22-2012 04:24 AM

Randy what part of Austin are you in?

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at http://www.facebook.com/randy.blackstock.custom.wood.designs

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#8 posted 12-22-2012 02:01 PM

Randy -

I’m in Southwest Austin, you?

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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