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I live in central Illinois where I worked as a diesel tech for about 15yrs for a smaller "mom and pop" trucking company. I now work for Sysco as a delivery man but somehow over the years I've developed the ability and desire to fix about anything I can get my hands on. I loved making and designing better parts for the equiptment I worked on. Like all mechanics my hobbies started out with 4x4's and hotrods but after my first youngster arrived the spare parts money dwindled and some nights just the thought of coming home and picking up a wrench or laying in more grease made that hobby fade real fast. Now I have one of those wonderful "can you build/fix this for me" wives and my grandfather was a great woodworker, and oh man I wish I would have spent a few more hours in the woodshop actually paying attention to him instead of being in my own little world as a kid.... so becoming a woodworker kinda came naturally and I love every minute of it. Plus as a mechanic it gave me an excuse to buy alot more TOOLS! I've got two fantastic/very busy boys that are athletes (basketball,football,track) so I only build a few things a year and usually its from pictures my wife hands me. :) I've built several different projects over the years mostly furniture and smaller Christmas presents but I have never sold anything I made (i.e. hobby) but I have made a few trades. I recently built a model tow truck for a present for my brother from plans I bought and had a blast and after a few more funiture projects I can see alot more of those models filling up the shelves in the house. So any of you model builders out there I will take all the advice I can get.

-- Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistake-- ( Oscar Wilde) Chris, Illinois

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#1 posted 03-15-2010 01:53 AM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks, one of the friendliest woodworking sites on the web. Get or give advice to others. Learn tricks and tips. Enjoy your membership.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#2 posted 03-15-2010 02:12 AM

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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#3 posted 03-15-2010 02:28 AM

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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#4 posted 03-15-2010 02:29 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 03-15-2010 02:32 AM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 03-15-2010 03:01 AM

“Welcome to LJ’s” …....the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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Vacantcranium

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#7 posted 03-15-2010 03:12 AM

Thank you for the great welcome and I’ve already read some great advice, tips and usefull tricks so back out to the woodshop I GO>>>>>

-- Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistake-- ( Oscar Wilde) Chris, Illinois

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#8 posted 03-15-2010 04:23 AM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#9 posted 03-15-2010 06:03 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 03-15-2010 12:44 PM

Chris,

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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#11 posted 03-15-2010 04:03 PM

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, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#12 posted 03-15-2010 07:56 PM

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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WistysWoodWorkingWonders

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#13 posted 03-16-2010 07:09 AM

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…

Wisty

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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Vacantcranium

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#14 posted 03-17-2010 04:56 AM

Thank you guys for the great welcome and I’ve gotta say ‘WOW’ this site is awesome and alot of the projects on here you craftsman have built are AMAZING! I can see how its easy to get intimidated seeing some of this beautiful artwork on here.

-- Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistake-- ( Oscar Wilde) Chris, Illinois

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