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Location: Oriental, NC
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I suppose growing up in North Wales during the depression and then WWII, I learned to be frugal regarding woodworking. At that time materials were short and my first memory was denailing reclaimed wood and then, sitting on the back step, staightening the nails for reuse on a cobblers' last which I used for an anvil. Both the chicken house and the green house were completely constructed with wood my father and I scavenged.
Today I enjoy the luxury of selected new wood and while I have a great reluctance to throw any scrap pieces away, I have no latent urge to straighten nails any more. In fact, there are times I need defend my wood pile from my "quilt nazi" wife by threatening her fabric stash.

-- Glyn, North Carolina

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 2167 days ago

Hello Taff,

Welcome to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be a rewarding and enjoyable aspect of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 2167 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Max

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#3 posted 2167 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 2167 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Grumpy

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#5 posted 2167 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks . This is a great community of people with like interests.There is much to learn here & you will have the opportunity to share your skills & ideas with others. I hope you enjoy LJ’s as much as I do.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 2096 days ago

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 1804 days ago

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#8 posted 1440 days ago

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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