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Location: King George, VA
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I started woodworking at the urging of my wife. She did not like the long hours I spent on the computer. Now, after close to 8 years of woodworking I am addicted, and my wife... well, let's just say that she wishes I spent more time on the computer. Oh yeah, I think she is also getting tired of hearing me say, "I can build you one of those."

My woodworking so far has mainly been furniture and gifts. I am currently working on getting the shop more organized so that I can actually get something done when I am out there. My favorite style is Shaker and Craftsman.

I would like to get into a few other aspects of woodworking. I am getting set up to get into turning a little more, and I would like to start focusing on smaller projects sometime in the next couple of years. I have almost filled the house with furniture.

I love woodoworking for the relaxation it gives me. Noting like coming home from work, spending some time with the kids and then heading off to the shop. I especially love it when it is raining. I could work all night out there when there is a good rain.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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started topic Which reciprocating saw? 01-13-2013 02:42 AM
added blog entry Returning Slowly After a Long Hiatus 01-12-2013 12:55 AM
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added blog entry Entertainment Center #1: Entertainment Center Design 01-18-2011 12:53 AM
commented on General Workbench 01-17-2011 05:48 AM
added project General Workbench 01-17-2011 03:33 AM
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commented on CLOSED EIGHT LINK CHAIN BOWL 01-15-2011 03:18 PM
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started topic Question about project task lists... 01-12-2011 12:59 AM
replied on Cutting off your own, well you can just read it..... 09-21-2009 05:31 AM
added project Trestle Desk for the New Home Office 09-21-2009 03:30 AM
added blog entry An Office for the House -- Complete With Woodworking Projects #7: Getting Close to Done With the Desk--- and a quick question... 09-14-2009 04:28 AM

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WayneC

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#1 posted 04-25-2007 05:47 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. This a great group of knowledgeable and friendly people. Try the shuffle feature if you have not already tried it. It is a great way to see some of the older content on the site. Enjoy.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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PanamaJack

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#2 posted 04-25-2007 11:05 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Kick back and enjoy the ride.

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

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Karson

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#3 posted 04-26-2007 02:41 AM

Well RobH now that you’ve found LumberJocks. The couputer use will build up again.

Of course you also need to keep active with the woodworking.

Welcome to LumberJocks.

-- 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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Mark

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#4 posted 04-26-2007 03:46 PM

Good to have you Rob. It does sound like you have the bug and your wife will be very happy the more projects you build for the home and family. Mine was the same way.

-- Mark

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oscorner

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#5 posted 04-27-2007 08:39 PM

Welcome aboard! Glad to have you. Try to spend more time in the shop than the computer or at least balance the two. LOL. Show us some woodworking!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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RobH

465 posts in 2740 days


#6 posted 03-23-2008 08:18 PM

The boss usually just comes in and stands in my peripheral view until I say something. She knows not to startle me when a machine is running. Other than that, no telephone. Even if there was a telephone, I wouldn’t care if I answered it. That is what the answering machine is for.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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Napaman

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#7 posted 09-27-2008 07:41 PM

Just added you as a buddy when I saw your shopsmith photographed on your latest project…I love watching projects from other SS owners because it gives me an idea of what I, a relative beginner, can do on my SS as I learn…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Bureaucrat

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#8 posted 04-18-2009 04:24 AM

Happy Anniversary. In a few days you will have been a Lumber Jock for 2 years! Thanks for your participation and keep on posting!

-- Gary

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RKW

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#9 posted 06-04-2009 05:55 AM

thanks for the comments Rob, hows the weather in VA?

-- RKWoods

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Bureaucrat

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#10 posted 04-17-2010 04:16 AM

Well, another year has rolled by. It must have been a fun year because it seems like yesterday when I congratulated you on be a LJ for 2 years. Congratulations on your 3rd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- Gary

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