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Blog entry by WeathersWoodWorking posted 04-06-2010 10:18 AM 1025 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello to all,

My name is Eddie Weathers, about a year ago I started to sell some of my work (after 15 years of “practicing” and telling myself that no one would be interested). I began my love for wood working by framing houses, and helping out on renovations for homes. Now I am a journeyman carpetenter and I have just recieved a “Master” rating as a carver and engraver. I am also a Master Gunsmith, rated through Winchester Arms and a former competitive shooter 1,000 yards or plus. Getting old, ya’ know…eyesight not what it used to be. I hardley shoot anything any more, much less compeat.

Quick lifetime story: I am a Soldier on the downside (gettng ready to retire) of a lifetime of being a professional Soldier. I served in the United States Marine Corps for 10 years, and I have been in the US Army for the past 13 years. 23 years of service and I am looking forward to retirement, working in my shop “making splinters” and spoiling my 1st Grandchild, my 4-month old Grandson! Don’t worry fellow wood lovers, I have already designed his first work bench and will help him on his way to me a true craftsman.

I make furnature, fireplace mantels, and general construction (decks, sheds, etc…); but I LOVE carving. There is alot of demand where I am for unit plaques and indvidual plaques here in an Army town.

Please check out my ‘projects’ and take a look. I have even had moderate success in carving photo-portraits.

In all, in my Military Carreer, I have served 23 years. I fought in Panama in ‘89, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Somolia, Afghanistan in 2001-2002, and two tours in Iraq. Been wounded twice, one pretty bad and I thank God every day that I wake up, see my family and able to ‘make some splinters’ in my humble lil’ shop.

I am so very much looking forward to being a member on LJ’s and i am completely thrilled to meet all of you.

Thank you
WeathersWood Working

-- Weatherswoodworking@gmail.com



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Maveric777

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#1 posted 04-06-2010 12:22 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! I have seen your carvings and I’m personally very impressed. I want to start giving it a go myself soon to add that extra flair to some projects. I now have a new person to get inspiration from…lol

Also, thank you for your service to our great country.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#2 posted 04-06-2010 01:00 PM

Welcome to LJs!

-- Mike, Southern IL

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#3 posted 04-06-2010 01:45 PM

Enjoy the postings!
Looking forward to yours.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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patron

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#4 posted 04-06-2010 01:56 PM

welcome to LJ’s !

thank you for your service .

come on in and sit a spell ,
were all just learning ,
and sharing is fun !

if you click ’ projects ’ on the main header ,
at the top left is an index ,
it will take you to anything listed ,
or you can search in the little window at the top of any page .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 04-06-2010 02:19 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! And a very heartfelt thank you for your years of service!

-- Robert - Haven Wood Crafts

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Jordan

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#6 posted 04-06-2010 09:18 PM

Ain’t this the best place?! I’ve seen a lot of forums, but here, people really treat you like a friend. Welcom

-- http://www.jordanstraker.com

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#7 posted 04-06-2010 09:22 PM

A hearty welcome to another highly talented wood yankee./lumberjock LOLAlistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#8 posted 04-06-2010 09:50 PM

From one old vet to another, thanks for your service, and a hearty welcome to Lumberjocks, a great place and a good bunch of people. Some you’ve just met. Glad to have you. If you need anything, there is someone here that answer can about any question you can come up with.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Jason

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#9 posted 04-06-2010 10:26 PM

Welcome aboard Eddie. God bless you and your family for your years of service.

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#10 posted 04-06-2010 11:42 PM

Thanks for your service Eddie, and welcome aboard.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#11 posted 04-07-2010 12:54 AM

Welcome aboard Eddie looking forward to seeing some of your work, thanks for join up and especially for the time you serve in our arm forces…Blkcherry

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#12 posted 04-16-2010 07:13 PM

Welcome to LJs Eddie! Thank you for your service to our country and it’s citizens! I’m in Hereford, about a hard rock throw from you, and happy to have a fellow LJ close by. Stop by if you are in the neighborhood!

-- -Gerry, Hereford, AZ ” A really good woodworker knows how the hide his / her mistakes.”

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