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Location: Erie, Colorado

Well, after nearly 45 years in law enforcement I have finally retired. Even though my wife thought I could go another 10. I spend a great deal of time in my shop. Or as my wife refers to it the Man Shrine. I enjoy most areas of wood working and especially enjoy scroll sawing. I have been doing woodworking as a hobby for about 25 years and scrolling for about 12 years. I am just now starting to get into marquetry and have meet some great people on LJ that have helped me out a great deal. I have 4 children and 12 grandchildren and most of my projects seem to be keeping up with their want lists. I would love to learn to turn, carve, do intarsia, and improve my finishing skills. So much to do and so little time. lol I thought I would have more time for the shop now that I am retired but I seem to be busier now than when I was working.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#1 posted 01-13-2010 at 10:20 PM

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 01-13-2010 at 10:57 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 01-13-2010 at 11:09 PM

Welcome to the site. Glad you found us. Enjoy

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#4 posted 01-13-2010 at 11:43 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks! This is a great place to get – or give – advice about woodworking on the forums and the project posts are a wonderful source of new ideas. I love this site, I hope you will enjoy it too.

Look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#5 posted 01-14-2010 at 12:09 AM

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

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 01-14-2010 at 01:25 AM

WELCOME to LJ’s ….the best place to enhance your woodworking skills and knowledge.

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#7 posted 01-14-2010 at 05:18 AM

Hello John,

Let me welcome you 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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#8 posted 01-14-2010 at 08:41 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#9 posted 01-14-2010 at 02:56 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. Southern Delaware †

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#10 posted 01-14-2010 at 08:52 PM

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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#11 posted 01-14-2010 at 11:03 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#12 posted 01-15-2010 at 08:06 AM

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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#13 posted 01-24-2010 at 11:40 PM

Hi there,
I too am somewhat new to LumberJocks and would like to welcome you to the site. The folks here are great and the projects will absolutely blow your mind. There are some very talented people out there…
Sit back, enjoy the ride and be careful, this site is extremely addictive…
Welcome to LJ

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#14 posted 07-27-2010 at 12:11 AM

Hello John,
The table is finished and the planer worked great! also thanks for turning me on to this site it is great. If you get a chance check out the pics on my page “vette1”
Thanks again!

-- Todd, Colorado

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#15 posted 09-11-2010 at 10:18 PM

Hey Woodenwizard just wanted to say Thanks for the comment and yes when its for a family member it makes it that much more special and rewarding, I took a peek at your work and I must say you have a gift and I also wanted to say Thank you for your daily service being a LEO and making the world a better place.

-- Joe, Florida

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