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Location: Austin Texas

I was introduced to woodturning about two years ago and have come to really enjoy it. Most of my projects to date have come from wood that I get from my Dad in South Carolina, my in-laws in Alabama, or friends here in Texas. Many pieces have been rescued from various firewood piles.

By far, my favorite work comes from wood that has a story behind it. I filled up the mantel, the entertainment center, the kitchen counter, and all of my shelf space at work with projects.

-- "It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it...It's the hard that makes it great."

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#1 posted 1605 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!

I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 1605 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 1605 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 1605 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, one of the friendliest woodworking sites on the web. Get or give advice to others. Learn tricks and tips. Enjoy your membership.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#5 posted 1605 days ago

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. 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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#6 posted 1605 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#7 posted 1605 days ago

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

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#8 posted 1605 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a place were there great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- Custom furniture

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 1605 days ago


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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#10 posted 1605 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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#11 posted 1604 days ago

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months 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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#12 posted 1604 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#13 posted 1359 days ago

Very awesome projects. Grrrrreat work

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#14 posted 1056 days ago

Hello Richard, stumbled onto your page and was pleasantly surprised and quite impressed. All that in only two years of turning. Wow that is impressive ! hard to see how far you are going to take it with this strong a start ! Keep creating as long as you care to. I am 67 and have thought about an Alaskan mill for some time now. I am probably going to have to rope my son in law into helping and come up with the $$ for the 2 man model… or maybe a build it yourself band saw mill… depends on how active my son in law becomes…. I have 6 acres of North Florida woods to work with lots of oaks and Magnolias, etc and lots of strange things growing close to the creek bed… Just thinking for now. nice to see your work, thanks for posting !

don schneider, Havana Florida, porchfish studio

-- If it smells good, eat it ! The pig caught under the fence is the one doing all thesquealing

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