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Location: Salt Lake City and Boulder, Utah

I operate High Desert Workshop, llc. We are a design-build firm specializing in the design and construction of beautiful, well-crafted houses. Some of our projects are off the grid, entirely independent for all of their energy, waste-treatment, and water needs. We aim to create enjoyment for our clients and for ourselves through excellent, thoughtful craftsmanship.

-- Van

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#1 posted 1547 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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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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#3 posted 1547 days ago

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people super projects and outstanding woodworkers. Enjoy

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1547 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best to only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#5 posted 1546 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice to have you join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 1546 days ago

Hi there,
I too am somewhat new to LumberJocks and would like to welcome you to the site. The folks here are great and the projects will absolutely blow your mind. There are some very talented people out there…
Sit back, enjoy the ride and be careful, this site is extremely addictive…
Welcome to LJ

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

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#7 posted 1546 days ago

WELCOME to LJ’s ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#8 posted 1546 days ago

Hey – Welcome to Lumberjocks ! Lots of great ideas, info, inspiration, and support here (as mentioned before it is a quite addictive site).. Enjoy…

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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#9 posted 1544 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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