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Location: Henderson, NV.

I have 35 yrs. in carpentry, from framing to finish and built ins. I still love it and learn something new everyweek. I'm at a stage now where I prefer to do fine detailed trim and custom built ins. It's time consumming with drawing plans, mocking up and getting the installation to fit like a glove. But, when it's finished I've got a creation and my clients are happy. I've also started building furniture. Who said you can't teach an old dog new tricks.
Early on I spent 2 yrs working in a lumber mill. I worked the woods cutting, skidding and green chain, tail cut in the mill. We select cut hardwoods, nominal and dimensional. It was hard work but I learned a lot and had one of the best bosses I ever worked for. I reflect once in awhile and think of the close calls, which come with the territory, and the funny things. Fall a tree with an unseen wasps nest and I'll show a record 100 yrd. dash with hurdles to boot.
I'm a little concerned about some of the construction and finish work that people call me about. A lot of it is just plain rushed and sloppy. I swear a blind man without a square could have done better. If you don't like what you do and have pride in your work, do something else for liiving.

-- Rich46, Henderson, Nevada

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#1 posted 12-22-2009 01:07 AM

Hello Rich,

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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#2 posted 12-22-2009 01:11 AM

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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#3 posted 12-22-2009 02:09 AM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 12-22-2009 03:58 AM

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.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#5 posted 12-22-2009 05:34 AM

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

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 12-22-2009 05:57 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#7 posted 12-22-2009 09:31 AM

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

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#8 posted 12-22-2009 01:18 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 12-22-2009 07:09 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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