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Location: South Louisiana

I retired February, 2008, after 44 years in higher education research and administration. Since the early 1960's I have dabbled in various woodworking, boat building, furniture design and construction, cabinets, and such. For the past 15 years I have spent spare time studying with some of the best wood carvers around (they think so and I tend to agree). And, I have been able to find homes for many of my carvings. Christmas 2009 my spousal unit gave me a small lathe. I have no idea how to use it but I am confident after reading some Lumberjock profiles that this is one good source to learn how to use my new tool. I would like to be able to combine my carving and turning to produce new "stuff". I love to learn.

-- Jim, South Louisiana,

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#1 posted 2057 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 2056 days ago

Hay Welcome to LJs Its a Great Place

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Scott Bryan

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#3 posted 2056 days ago

Hello Woodcarver,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be a rewarding and enriching part of your woodworking journey.

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

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#4 posted 2056 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!
I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 2056 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#6 posted 2056 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

Take care and work safely.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 2056 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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#8 posted 2056 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks….It will be a great resource for you and your projects. There are a bunch of great people here willing to help……have fun….Looking forward to your projects and posts….. WARNING: Visiting LumberJocks has proven to be addictive

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#9 posted 2056 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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#10 posted 2056 days ago

Welcome Jim. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see more of your projects and comments. Work safe in the shop and don’t forget to use pushsticks.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#11 posted 2056 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 1328 days ago

Another year has rolled by. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks and Happy New Year.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#13 posted 1154 days ago

Yes Jim, I know basement in New Orleans is kind of an oxymoron, but it is what it is. Actually it is a ground floor apartment in my house that never got fixed up after the storm. It is mostly the landlords storage now, but I have carved out my own little slice of heaven down there for myself. Where in South Louisiana are you?

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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