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Location: Holland Landing, ON

I'm a self-taught woodworking hobbyist looking to build nice looking things of function. Growing up, I learned quite a bit from my dad who also was self taught. He has all the big tools but he plays nice and shares with me.

I am at home in nature so the use of wood in a home setting is very comforting to me. I'd say that my style could be best described as modern rustic in that I like the visual of natural wood incorporated with everyday living.

My great wife found this amazing site one day and, after I lurked about for about 6 months or so checking out all the great things people were creating, I decided to take part. I love learning new things and see that's there's a wealth of knowledge out here amongst my fellow Lumber Jocks (and Jills). Can't wait for my next project!

-- Ben

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added project Backyard Deck 12-24-2012 06:29 AM
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commented on Arts and Crafts Front Door 09-03-2012 01:49 AM
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commented on Ana White inspired Farmhouse Table 12-09-2011 04:08 AM
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commented on shop built dust cyclone clone 11-28-2010 06:25 PM
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commented on My new woodworking shop 12-21-2009 04:01 PM
commented on UH 16P Hovercraft 12-06-2009 11:47 PM
added project Backyard Golf Course 12-05-2009 11:47 PM
added project Mini Van Shelf 12-05-2009 11:23 PM
commented on mini-cyclone shopvac modification 12-05-2009 09:06 AM

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#1 posted 10-12-2009 07:12 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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#2 posted 10-12-2009 08:00 AM

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

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#3 posted 10-12-2009 11:21 AM

You’ve landed on the best woodworking site there is. Lots of positivity here. Welcome.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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Scott Bryan

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#4 posted 10-12-2009 11:37 AM

Hello WoodTookSoLong,

Let me welcome 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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#5 posted 10-12-2009 12:03 PM

Nice hat!

-- My reality check bounced...

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#6 posted 10-12-2009 12:20 PM

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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#7 posted 10-12-2009 12:26 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#8 posted 10-12-2009 02:22 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

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#9 posted 10-12-2009 03:13 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#10 posted 10-12-2009 05:47 PM

Thanks everyone! Seems pretty friendly around here :-)

Hairy, my hat is a nice piece of fallen birch bark up in the northwoods Wisconsin. My wife found it and we hope to make a nice lamp out of it someday.

-- Ben

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#11 posted 10-13-2009 03:31 AM

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

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#12 posted 10-13-2009 06:03 AM

Welcome to LumberJocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.


-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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#13 posted 10-14-2009 12:10 AM

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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#14 posted 10-15-2009 08:12 PM

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. Appomattox Virginia †

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#15 posted 10-09-2010 03:45 AM

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

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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