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Location: Rupert/Burley area Southern Idaho

I am looking at retirement sometime soon. If i can aford it. Age happens. Money does not always. Starting picking up Wood working hobby a couple a years back after a long absence after High School.

I grew up farming and farmed for a time. Did a lot of machinery repair, welding, mechanical and building some of my own little inventions for the farm. I use to like to go to farm auctions and see the inventions they came up with. You don't see that much any more as farms have gotten larger.

In 2007 I built a teardrop trailer. Built the frame and used rear axle from a VW Rabbit pickup of who knows what year. Built the body and learned a bit about making doors and haning them. Had to learn to build my own cabinets, face frames. Of course it would have been a sin to use any plans. And as I sin enough I did not want to add another to the list.

I now work ( use to work now, the )&^* laid the whole site off end of 2009) for a major computer company in a call center taking calls fixing servers. I love it when I am finishing a project. In the mornings I put on a coat of danish oil and then off to work with a good coat on me. It just feels right. Also a bit of dirt I often drive on on my way to work is a real joy.

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#1 posted 1875 days ago

Welcome to the shop. I look forward to seeing your projects and I hope you enjoy the site. There is alot of good information available from both professionals and amateurs who are willing to share their craft. God Bless!

-- Rusty

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#2 posted 1875 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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#3 posted 1874 days ago

Thanks guys for the welcome.

I am a very rank amature and am just picking up woodworking again. I did some back in HS ( graduated 1968 ) I find it very relaxing and after fixing computers all day I come home and find a bit of wood butchery to be just what the Doc. ordered. I really love to rub on a coat of danish oil in the moring just before heading to work. Make sure i wipe my hands on my shirt and pants a few times for good measure.

I love the smell of danish oil in the morning. It smells like freedom.

Right now i am finishing up some wall hangings to sell at our family reunion this weekend. These are a collaboration with my oldest sister. She painted florals on some tiles and i am setting them in wood. One hunk of wood came from the Lazy Boy plant in Tremonton Utah. Thought Max would enjoy that. I am in Southern Idaho.

Will do my profile in a few days.


-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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#4 posted 1874 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 1874 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 1874 days ago

Hello Wolffarmer,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking adventure.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 1874 days ago

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

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#8 posted 1874 days ago

Welcome aboard !

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#9 posted 1874 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s. We are here to help you with your woodworking endeavors. Feel free to ask for advise. But Be aware…this site can be very addictive…………LOL

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#10 posted 1873 days ago

Welcome to LJs.

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

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#11 posted 1871 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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#12 posted 1871 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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#13 posted 1857 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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 1515 days ago

Imagine that! A year has almost gone by since you became a Lumber Jock. Congratulations on your anniversary! I look forward to your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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