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Location: Center Point, Texas

I'm a Methodist pastor on an extended sabbatical. I've been woodworking since I was in Junior High, and mostly taught by my dad who has handed down a family legacy. I'm a Galoot by choice, but I'm working toward becoming a full-time professional woodworker, so power tools sometimes apprentice with me. I've been a member of the OldTools listserv since the early 1990's, and try really hard to be a hand tool snob, but it doesn't always work out that way.

For recreation, I'm a sportsman, I have sailed since I could about walk, have a musical education, and a Ham radio ticket. My wife and I are horse people as well. For relaxation I'm an officer in my volunteer fire department, and an EMT First Responder.

I was raised in Western New York State (a point I remind my Texas friends whenever they call me "Yankee.") Lived for 6 years in Central Kentucky prior to moving to Texas a decade ago.

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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commented on Joiners Chest 08-16-2009 12:38 AM
commented on Good News and a request for help for Dennis Zongker 06-26-2009 05:49 PM
commented on Blackwood Smoothing Plane with Brass Sole 03-28-2009 04:18 PM
commented on Drafting Table #2 Drawer and Board Assembly 03-15-2009 06:05 PM
commented on Chibucabra Bowl 02-14-2009 05:49 AM
commented on First Woodworking Project: Router Table Cabinet 01-30-2009 02:56 PM
commented on Band saw rehab 01-30-2009 02:28 PM
commented on 2 Hidden Secret Drawers in Highboy 01-30-2009 01:46 PM
commented on Sliding Carriage Panel Saw 01-26-2009 04:28 PM
added blog entry Mirrors from my Website blog #7: Politics, Religion, and Woodworking 01-26-2009 04:15 PM
replied on How to plane panels after glue up? 01-26-2009 02:59 PM
commented on A Workshop Evolution #1: Startup 01-26-2009 02:43 PM
commented on Weather Station in a Box 2.0 01-24-2009 01:43 AM
commented on Cherry Cello Stand 01-24-2009 01:42 AM
commented on 18th Century foot stool 01-24-2009 01:40 AM

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#1 posted 04-08-2008 07:17 PM

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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#2 posted 04-08-2008 07:25 PM

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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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 04-08-2008 07:47 PM

Hello Texasgaloot,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope you will find this to be an exciting and rewarding part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#4 posted 04-08-2008 08:20 PM

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. I retired in ‘96 and moved to Marble Falls for 8 years, now I am back in Minnesota for good. Looking forward to see your shop, projects, and comments. Have fun and work safe in the shop. Use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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Paul D

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#5 posted 04-08-2008 10:06 PM

Welcome to LJs !! Glad you have joined us !!

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#6 posted 04-09-2008 12:04 AM

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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#7 posted 04-09-2008 02:22 AM

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Come on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine. Happy, that you have chosen to join the family.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
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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#8 posted 04-09-2008 07:30 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#9 posted 04-09-2008 05:40 PM

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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 04-11-2008 07:40 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

View Mark's profile


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#11 posted 04-14-2008 01:57 PM

Welcome to the growing group. So you hail from Center Point. Well I’m down or up the road a bit in Kerrville. Good to have you.


-- Mark

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#12 posted 04-20-2008 05:11 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 soon moving to Virginia †

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 06-04-2008 11:33 PM

Hi Texasgaloot;

Welcome to Lumberjocks. Plenty of fine people here.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#14 posted 08-13-2008 08:44 AM

Hey, thanks for the warm welcome! Always nice to see another neanderthal – and a galoot at that! – out here.

-- Eric at

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#15 posted 04-04-2009 03:50 AM

Congratulations! In a few days you will have been a Lumber Jock for 1 year! Thanks for your participation.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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