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Location: Houston, Texas
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Hello ya'all! I am new to Lumber Jocks, but hae been working wood for about 2 years now. I started woodworking in jr. high and high school. While I was in the Army I made a few projects for the house out of some old pine from a water bed. The kitchen table I built at the Ft. Bragg hobby center as a private in the Army is still in my house some 17 years later. It has been replaced as the kitchen table and is now being used as a work table in my wife's craft room. About two years ago I came back from my last tour of duty overseas in Iraq and wanted to start getting back into woodworking. I built a work bench from 2 X 4 stock and thus the woodworking bug began to nibble at me. A friend of mine gave me a nice craftsman table saw and another friend sold me a craftsman 6" jointer and my colleciton of power tools began. I have 1/2 of a two car garage as my "shop" and with wheels on all of the big stuff I am able to let the honey park her truck in the garage every night (that was the deal with having this hobby).

I am a CPA (as if you cannot tell by the suit!) and my woodworking is limited to weekends and evenings. I have a very supportive wife that would rather spend time with me in her craft room than a hot, sweaty garage. So that means I have to come up with ways to keep our three kids out of her hair while I am working with the wood. My son is easy because he enjoys doing "boy things with dad" my daughters on the other hand wood rather be reading, writing, or painting. Thats not to say the girls do not like the fruits of my labor...they just don't want to help out.

I have built a few projects over the last two years or so. I have almost all of the things I need to keep the shop organized (not that it always stays that way) and I am focusing on building out an up-stairs loft into a nice study. I draw most of my own plans with liberal barrowing form magazines and the internet. I will be posting some of my project pics in the near future.

I joined this community so that I could get more informaiton and insight on how to solve the problems I find myself in on my projects. I also would like to learn how to become more efficent.

-- "may it be done according to your word"

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commented on Night Stand in Pine - Unfinished 01-05-2009 05:14 AM
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added project Night Stand in Pine - Unfinished 10-30-2008 04:56 PM
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commented on ScottyB's Profile 12-12-2007 04:58 AM
added project Work Bench 12-12-2007 04:21 AM
added workshop ScottyB's Workshop 12-11-2007 04:11 PM
commented on Chop saw work station 12-11-2007 05:20 AM
added project Chop saw work station 12-11-2007 03:45 AM
commented on ScottyB's Profile 12-11-2007 03:14 AM
signed up ScottyB's Profile 12-11-2007 02:10 AM

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Max

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#1 posted 12-11-2007 02:11 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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gene

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#2 posted 12-11-2007 02:12 AM

Welcome to LJ’s (Enjoy)
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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Karson

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#3 posted 12-11-2007 02:20 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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ScottyB

12 posts in 2568 days


#4 posted 12-11-2007 03:14 AM

Thanks for the warm welcome!

-- "may it be done according to your word"

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Greg Mitchell

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#5 posted 12-11-2007 03:18 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, AR--gdamitchell@sbcglobal.net

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 12-11-2007 04:03 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. I hope you enjoy yourself here. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. The advise is free and probably worth what you pay for it. HAVE FUN!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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cajunpen

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#7 posted 12-11-2007 06:51 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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RobS

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#8 posted 12-11-2007 04:04 PM

Welcome fellow Texan, thanks for your service to our country and enjoy the site.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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mot

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#9 posted 12-11-2007 04:26 PM

Hey Scotty! 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 12-11-2007 06:46 PM

Welcome to the site. You’re in the right place to learn!

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

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TreeBones

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#11 posted 12-11-2007 08:23 PM

Good to see you here, this is a great site. I’ll be looking for more of your work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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YorkshireStewart

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#12 posted 12-12-2007 12:03 AM

I hope you enjoy the community as much as I have.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business. http://www.folksy.com/shops/TreeGems

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odie

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#13 posted 12-12-2007 03:35 AM

You’re going to get that damn tie caught in something….can’t help myself.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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brunob

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#14 posted 12-12-2007 04:50 AM

If you like working with wood, you’re in the right place. Welcome.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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ScottyB

12 posts in 2568 days


#15 posted 12-12-2007 04:58 AM

Odie…thanks for the advice…that was my sanding suit, my cutting suit has a bow tie!

-- "may it be done according to your word"

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