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Location: Chandler AZ.

I am 70 years young and have been woodworking since I was 12 years old. I was introduced to woodworking by a custom woodworker who owned a one man custom woodworking shop in Chicago Illinois. He was my mentor until his passing. I will never forget his smile and all the things He tought me. I have been retired for 15 years and was a full time firegihgter retiring as a Lieutenant assigned to a advanced life support engine company at time of retirement NW of Chicago Illinois.
I build furniture for myself, my family and take on ocassional commisions from people I know. The Good Lord permitting I will be woodworking for many more years to come. My Oldest grandson just returned from a 15 month assignment in Afghanistan, He is with the Arizona National Guard. God bless all our troops and all my brother firefighters for keeping our country free and safe.

-- TheOldTimer,Chandler Arizona

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#1 posted 1722 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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#2 posted 1722 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 1722 days ago

Hello TheOldTimer,

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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#4 posted 1722 days ago

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1721 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#6 posted 1721 days ago

Thanks for all the welcome e-mails, I really think I will be enjoying this site and forum. I am going to have to feel my way around for a few days.

-- TheOldTimer,Chandler Arizona

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#7 posted 1721 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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 1721 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!


-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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#9 posted 1721 days ago

WELCOME to LJ’s ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#10 posted 1718 days ago

welcome aboard !

-- Engineer by day, Woodworker by night, Original Approach LLC, Windsor CO,

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#11 posted 1714 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard. †

Amen on the fire fighter, police and soldiers. Merry Christmas to all of them.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#12 posted 1360 days ago

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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