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Location: Tarrytown, NY
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My full-time day job keeps me from doing much (any?) woodworking. But I find that this is no excuse to no expand my skill set. So i try and fill up my 40 minute train ride into and out of NYC every day and night with reading books and magazines about woodworking.

When I have downtime I read up on numerous sites about working wood. It's therapy. I also like to write, having written for a tool blog that will remain nameless for the moment. But I've not had the time to write for them in several months. Working 60-70 hour work weeks will do that to you. I still hope to go back to it. But for the moment I can't call myself a writer.

Beyond that my other hobby is cars - I drive a classic 1990 BMW 535i, 5-speed that is largely original with a few aftermarket upgrades. By "drive" I mean that it sits in the garage for weeks on end since I don't use it to go to work and I don't usually have much time for going out on my own for spirited drives on the weekends. I live with my wife and my nearly 2 year old daughter - so they take up much (Wife's Note: All) of my free time.

I do have some smallish projects that I hope to complete in the next few months. I don't have much in the way of tools. Basically, I've got a circ saw, cordless drill, Kreg pocket screw jig, some of my dad's old planes and chisels, and that's about it. All of my other tools are of the home improvement or automotive variety.

-- - living vicariously through lumberjocks

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GaryK

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#1 posted 01-19-2008 12:52 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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RickR

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#2 posted 01-19-2008 12:59 AM

Thanks for the warm welcome Gary – I actually just got done reading about your box project to house glueless joinery and now here you are posting in my profile. Go figure.

-- - living vicariously through lumberjocks

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#3 posted 01-19-2008 01:04 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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Tomcat1066

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#4 posted 01-19-2008 01:31 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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gene

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#5 posted 01-19-2008 01:40 AM

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Step on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine.
Ask, Show, Teach, Learn
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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Karson

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#6 posted 01-19-2008 02:06 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#7 posted 01-19-2008 11:57 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#8 posted 01-19-2008 12:53 PM

Welcome aboard. You will like it here.

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mot

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#9 posted 01-20-2008 07:00 PM

Hey! Welcome to LJ!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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TomFran

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#10 posted 01-23-2008 10:50 PM

Welcome to the forum! We’re glad you’re here.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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PanamaJack

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#11 posted 01-29-2008 06:44 PM

We would like to welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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gjd

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#12 posted 01-17-2010 01:39 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming 2 year anniversary being a Lumber Jock. Thanks for your posts and projects.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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