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Location: Antioch, Illinois

My dad was a carpenter that passed on his knowledge of working with wood when I was a kid. I started working with some of his tools when I was about 10 and have been working with wood, and collecting the tools I desired for my shop ever since. (5 decades and still collecting!) I've been a union carpenter in northern Illinois for the last 38 years. With the housing situation not getting any better, I decided to retire this past January. I now spend an ever increasing amount of time in my shop.

-- Woodfella, Northern Illinois

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commented on Belt/Spindle Sander Sled 64 days ago
commented on Radiator Cover 67 days ago
commented on Birdhouse, Gift for Mom 115 days ago
added project Steering wheel desk 118 days ago
added project A Bookcase for my grandson 119 days ago
commented on Treasure Chest 130 days ago
added project Treasure Chest 130 days ago
commented on I am A Confessed Copycat 417 days ago
commented on V-Drum Sander with Accessories 810 days ago
added project Little Cubs Fan 1201 days ago
commented on "Bean Bags, Cornhole, Bags" Whatever you want to call it! 1217 days ago
commented on A backgammon set I made for my nephew 1375 days ago
added project A backgammon set I made for my nephew 1375 days ago
replied on Dado Jig 1414 days ago
commented on Wood Gloat 1612 days ago

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#1 posted 1630 days ago

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 1630 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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#3 posted 1630 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1630 days ago

Welcome. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. Looking forward to see 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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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 1630 days ago


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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#6 posted 1630 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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#7 posted 1630 days ago

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

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#8 posted 1629 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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11908 posts in 1790 days

#9 posted 1627 days ago

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself a few months ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


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

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#10 posted 1612 days ago

I too find myself working in my little shop far more often than usual, and the reason is the same as yours :-(
Let’s hope in the future, and for now let’s learn to woodwork better and better!

-- Antonio

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