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Location: Auburn, WA

I'm a worn out electrician fiddling with wood. My first wood projects were whittling toys in my spare time as a kid. My spare time for whittling was usually waiting to change cows in the barn while my dad milked.

When I was a senior in high school, I needed a project for ag shop. I decided to build a gun cabinet. I had never had any training in wood working except helping my dad on the farm. I invented what I didn't know how to do using plywood and lumber from the local lumber yard. I copied a design I saw in the Sears and Roebuck catalog.

I have moved on to bigger and better things and methods ;-)) I have done a bit of cabinet work, stock making for modern and Kentucky rifles, box making, ect. One of these days, I think I'll get into turning, but time never seems to allow me to catch up on the pile that needs to be finished!!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#1 posted 05-03-2008 06:45 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 †

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#2 posted 05-03-2008 06:52 AM

Welcome left coaster. Have fun withit.

-- Scott - Chico California

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 05-03-2008 01:24 PM

Hello TopamaxSurvivor,

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

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

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Paul D

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#4 posted 05-03-2008 01:45 PM

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

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#5 posted 05-03-2008 05:31 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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#6 posted 05-03-2008 05:33 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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#7 posted 05-03-2008 08:44 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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#8 posted 05-04-2008 03:51 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

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

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#9 posted 05-04-2008 08:05 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#10 posted 05-05-2008 01:39 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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#11 posted 05-05-2008 04:50 PM

Good Morning all,

I’d like to thank all of you who welcomed me to LJ. I will post a pic or 2 when I figure oout how to get them out of my SLR :-) I don’t have many in digital format, just started that too.

Til later, knee deep in chips and saw dust, TS

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#12 posted 05-06-2008 06:06 AM

Howdy! Welcome to LJ, the best woodworking community anywhere.
I am looking forward to your projects and posts.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#13 posted 05-02-2009 02:29 AM

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

-- Gary

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#14 posted 11-03-2009 03:48 AM

Each spool holds a diferent size wire for diferent size branches on the plant.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#15 posted 11-13-2009 12:29 PM

G’day Topamaxsurvivor. Nice to know you had a look at my rings. The students at school range from 13-17 and are all keen to have a ring, bracelet or box made by me. Take care Mate, regards Hagrid

-- Hagrid, Leongatha Australia

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