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Location: Pittsburgh, PA

I am currently in my 11th year as a Tech Ed Teacher at Highlands High School (North of Pittsburgh). I am always looking to challenge my skills by learning new techniques and applying them to create new projects for my classes. Although teaching wood shop was my first passion, I have also taken a liking to teaching drafting and graphic design.

I got into woodworking in the 8th grade, and took every shop class that was offered in my high school. It only seemed fitting that I would go on to college, and then back to high school to do what I love (this time on the other side).

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 04-07-2013 03:21 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#2 posted 04-07-2013 04:05 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !
Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.
You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.
Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.
Sending Private messages(PMs) to other members
Click on the word” home” next to the profile picture of the member you want to contact ,then click on “send message”
Need help with posting or other questions ?
Martin SojKa ( LJs founder)
Ms DebbieP AKA Debbie Pribele (Ljs community manager)
Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 04-07-2013 09:46 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks.

-- Todd

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#4 posted 04-07-2013 10:08 PM

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 04-07-2013 11:21 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks – enjoy the community.

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

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#6 posted 04-09-2013 06:22 AM

Welcome to LJ’s

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 04-09-2013 01:00 PM

Welcome aboard. It’s great that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#8 posted 04-09-2013 02:30 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks Tooch!

Reading “about you” above made me think back when I was in High School. I loved my Woodworking, Metal and Drafting classes so much I just wanted to stay there all day. Every class I took was worth its weight in gold I found out later in life! I have saved a ton of money over the years keeping all of our passions working as they should and taking care of all that could go wrong in our home, this home and the last 3. Learning the trades can save Big Money I always though and at 67 I’m still learning. Every time I fix or build something or draw up plans to build a shed, I think to myself… “I wonder how much that would cost if I hired someone”?

I thank all of my teacher’s for showing me the way and starting me off on the right foot. I think it is very important to become a Jack of all trades and then maybe pro or a CEO if need be! It all starts in Tech Ed class! You must learn to take care of your world first just as the early settlers did.

Sorry I got carried away here! Glad you found us here on LJ’s enjoy the site!


-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#9 posted 04-30-2013 12:36 AM

Welcome to lumberjocks. I used to teach woods, metals and drafting, now at my school they are a thing of the past. I now teach PLTW pre engineering.

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#10 posted 11-15-2013 12:51 PM

Work/Play safe. Keep makin and producing.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#11 posted 10-01-2014 05:21 PM

I’m in your class right now and I can not find out how to post on your forum. So I’m just going to favorite a cutting board that I would like to make!

-- T-Money

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#12 posted 10-03-2014 03:23 PM

-- "Nothing is over until we say it's over! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?!"

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#13 posted 05-19-2016 10:25 PM

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