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Location: Dover Delaware
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I grew up surrounded by all manner of woodworking. The majority of my family were carpenters, father included. I really didn't have a choice but to learn how to work with wood, since this was inevitably my first form of employment. I spent six or so years working with my father both on the job site, and in our shop at home where he would build some of the most beautiful furniture I've ever seen(although I'm probably a bit biased). The thing that stood out about him most was his drive for perfection. If it wasn't just right, it was thrown away or reworked. I decided the carpenters life wasn't for me and joined the military, not because I didn't enjoy building houses and woodwork in general, but because I needed more job security. Eight years after I joined the Air Force, I lost my father, and decided that I'd pick up where I left off. Between the military and my family there isn't a terribly large amount of spare time, but I use what little there is for woodworking.

-- -- Marvin, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware

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Karson

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#1 posted 03-06-2007 02:31 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks

-- 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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Verilith

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#2 posted 03-06-2007 02:47 PM

Thanks Karson. I just recently got back into woodworking, so I’m pretty rusty. Looking forward to learning some new techniques.

-- -- Marvin, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware

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Obi

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#3 posted 03-06-2007 04:21 PM

Welcome to the Shop.

So you rusted did you? I’d use WD-40 to cut the rust and then wipe it with a clean dry cloth and then apply a coat of paste wax.

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Bill

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#4 posted 03-06-2007 07:25 PM

Welcome Aboard Ver. Maybe he just needs some steel wool and some light oil?

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Verilith

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#5 posted 03-07-2007 02:47 AM

lol

It’s been about 9 years since I’ve touched a piece of wood with intent to make more than a wheel chock or door stop. Even then, I was a young fella, so I’d have to say I’d need something a bit more abrasive.

I’m amazed by the level of workmanship of everyone’s pieces. You gentleman do some beautiful work.

-- -- Marvin, Dover Air Force Base, Delaware

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Max

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#6 posted 03-07-2007 03:38 AM

Nice to have you here at Lumberjocks, hope you enjoy…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Obi

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#7 posted 03-07-2007 04:54 AM

They do great work. I’ve only been Lumberjocking for about a year. Before that i was a journeyman Carpenter, but an apprentice Lumberjock is one step above a Journeyman Carpenter.

Any three legged Monkey can build a bouse, a Lumberjock makes fine woodworks, craftsmanship, turnings, Art…thats it. A Lumberjock is a Wood Artist. An Artistic Genius in the Art of Wood.

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oscorner

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#8 posted 03-10-2007 09:27 PM

Welcome! Let’s see some of your woodworking! Thanks for serving our country.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Karson

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#9 posted 03-16-2007 05:50 AM

Sorry we wern’t able to make a connection today.

-- 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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Karson

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#10 posted 03-29-2007 11:54 PM

Marvin: send me your real e-mail address. I’m trying to make up a list of Delaware LumberJocks so that maybe we can get together for a picnic this summer.

Mine is karson_morrison@bigfoot.com

-- 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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PanamaJack

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#11 posted 06-07-2007 03:05 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks. We hope you come to stay. You have questions, we’ll answer them…You have answers, we’ll question them. Enjoy

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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gjd

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#12 posted 03-01-2009 12:03 AM

Happy Anniversary! You have been a Lumber Jock for 2 years. Thanks for your participation.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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