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Location: Western Maryland
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Hello, my name is Sonny Garcia and I have a
passion for woodwork and history.

I started out my career as an engineer for General Electric Company. There I worked on accounts through out Maryland and Virginia. I have always had an interest in history and as I traveled around the country side, I was intrigued by the deep history of our area- old grist mills, mansions and estates, huge bank barns from the old days and battlefields are among my favorites to visit. I toured old homes whenever the opportunity presented itself. My wife and I joke that we were born a century too late!

As the years went on, we eventually bought a 1927 four square home and began restoring it. I fell in love with the work, which had been a hobby up until then. I liked it so much, I took on a part time job Wednesday nights and Saturdays to do historic renovation as an apprentice. I found the work fulfilling and after 7 years at General Electric, I resigned and became a full time employee of a large historical restoration team in Washington, DC. There I honed my skills while repairing window sash, glazing, installing and finishing wood floors, architectural mill work, doors and all things wood in historic homes and buildings.

Fast forward several years and I joined an architectural millwork company building an assortment of woodwork.

-- "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed", John 8:36

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 1600 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, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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woodworm

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#2 posted 1600 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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gjd

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#3 posted 1600 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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HallTree

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#4 posted 1600 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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SnowyRiver

51451 posts in 2078 days


#5 posted 1600 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Splinterman

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#6 posted 1600 days ago

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

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SonnyGarcia

51 posts in 1600 days


#7 posted 1600 days ago

Thanks fellas. I will post a couple projects here soon. Glad to be aboard.

-- "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed", John 8:36

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a1Jim

111999 posts in 2175 days


#8 posted 1600 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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ND2ELK

13495 posts in 2372 days


#9 posted 1600 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Scott Bryan

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#10 posted 1600 days ago

Sonny,

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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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 1600 days ago

welcome to LJ!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

11908 posts in 1755 days


#12 posted 1600 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…

Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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SnowyRiver

51451 posts in 2078 days


#13 posted 1599 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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