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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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Karson

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#1 posted 2175 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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ChicoWoodnut

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#2 posted 2175 days ago

Welcome left coaster. Have fun withit.

-- Scott - Chico California http://chicowoodnut.home.comcast.net

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2175 days ago

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 2175 days ago

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

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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GaryK

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#5 posted 2175 days ago

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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Max

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#6 posted 2175 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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ND2ELK

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#7 posted 2175 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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cajunpen

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#8 posted 2174 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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rikkor

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#9 posted 2174 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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Grumpy

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#10 posted 2173 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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TopamaxSurvivor

14397 posts in 2175 days


#11 posted 2173 days ago

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 2172 days ago

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

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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gjd

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#13 posted 1811 days ago

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

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#14 posted 1626 days ago

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

-- Dale, Ohio

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Hagrid

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#15 posted 1616 days ago

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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