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Location: Columbus, OH

Currently (2009) I am 64, "Old Fart", and have been woodworking since high school. There have been some years when raising a family of 4 kids took a lot of time and I didn't get to do much woodworking. Money was also tight when the kids were growing up so my tools were basis at the start. I started a part time business of gunsmithing for many years and that involved a lot of metal working as well. I still did not have an excess of tools; drill press, 12" disc sander, boring jig for scope mounting, bluing tanks, and lots of hand tools.

Well the kids are grown up now and have produced 2 grandsons and 2 great-grand babies. They are such a joy. I now have a very complete woodworking shop in the basement with an abundance of power and hand tools.

We rode a Gold Wing motorcycle for many years and my wife annd I started Chapter Ohio B-3 of GWRRA. We were promoted to Senior Chapter Directors before we stepped down. I also had a repair and customization part-time business during those years of working on Gold Wings only. I was The Wingdoctor.

I still am employed full time for the American Red Cross and get to do my woodworking in the evenings and weekends, when I am not enjoying the great grandkids. I do flat work of all types and turn bowls and pens on a Powermatic 3520B. I hope to make a couple of bucks from the woodworking if I can ever retire. I do sell some of my output currently.

My best customer is my wife of 43 years. Love you dear.

Bruce (The Wingdoctor)

-- Bruce - Fav. Quote "A man's got to know his limitations." Dirty Harry Calahan

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#1 posted 2077 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 †

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#2 posted 2077 days ago

Hay Welcome to LJs ITS a Great Place

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 2077 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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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 2077 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,

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#5 posted 2077 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

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

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#6 posted 2077 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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#7 posted 2077 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks – enjoy the community.

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

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#8 posted 2077 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Scott Bryan

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#9 posted 2077 days ago

Hello TheWingDoctor,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be a rewarding and enriching part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#10 posted 2077 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects There are allot of great people here willing to help…...have fun….

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#11 posted 2076 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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#12 posted 1716 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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#13 posted 1715 days ago

Congratulations on your anniversary, We enjoy your posts and projects and look forward to many more.

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

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