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Location: Lodi,Wi
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41 Ole single lad living on Lake Wisconsin trying to put all my late father and grandfather's tools to work.

Did woodworking shop way back in 88' In High School

For 2 years I worked for Eagle Window and Door in the 1/2 circles division glueing wood laminates and jiging into cast iron frames. Learned how to use Industrial table saws,planners,molders, and shapers.

Currently getting back into woods hobby with tons of distress trying to put parts and pieces into working tools again.

-- "If the Universe is Infinite, Then all dreams are real."

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replied on SURVEY (for fun) - 07-18-2012 02:11 AM
commented on Dado Sled and rabbet fence 07-10-2012 03:20 AM
added project Weekend Poplar Speaker Shelves 07-10-2012 03:15 AM
commented on Japanese Garden Bench 07-10-2012 02:13 AM
commented on 30 Gun Cabinet 07-10-2012 02:09 AM
commented on Shop Notes Issue 100 "Ultimate Router Table" 07-09-2012 12:22 AM
commented on Floor air filter/downdraft table/ outfeed table 07-09-2012 12:13 AM
commented on Floating Console table 07-09-2012 12:06 AM
commented on toilet paper holder 07-09-2012 12:00 AM
commented on 6 way miter 07-08-2012 11:57 PM
commented on table for my in-laws 07-08-2012 11:54 PM
added blog entry Bookcase of Secrets 07-08-2012 11:37 PM
added project Dead Accurate Crosscut Sled 07-08-2012 10:38 PM
added project Mini Cyclone Vac Cart 07-08-2012 10:19 PM
commented on Shop Notes Issue 100 "Ultimate Router Table" 07-04-2012 02:50 PM

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Max

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#1 posted 04-13-2011 05:39 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 04-13-2011 09:27 AM

“WELCOME to LJ’s.”

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Yupa4242

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#3 posted 04-13-2011 04:03 PM

Thanks for the warm greetings friends :)

-- "If the Universe is Infinite, Then all dreams are real."

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#4 posted 04-13-2011 04:16 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 04-14-2011 01:21 AM

Hey Yupa:
I’m always pleased to be able to welcome another Wisconsin woodworker to Lumber Jocks. Enjoy the site.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#6 posted 04-14-2011 04:49 AM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#7 posted 04-16-2011 04:54 PM

Back to ya yupa; just wondering if Eagle Windows was a good place to work?

-- Tim B. Sweely Elizabeth, Illinois, timsweely@yahoo.com -------- My potential is limited only by my emagination.

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Yupa4242

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#8 posted 04-16-2011 05:34 PM

It was ok like many jobs there were the good and bad points of the job. I worked there when they were closer to downtown. I worked in half circles bending and mitering alum-clad frames, we built the whole window and thinking back it was a long process the straights were ran through a prefab router to cut the groove for alum frames. The 1/2circle were formed by gluing 16 laminates and placing them in cast irog 1/2 jigs and compressing them with cast iron clamps with impact wrench. the glued frames would then be dipped for 3 hours in sealer. Then wood is baked in kiln. The metals had to be sanded and the heat painted before metal can be added to wood. Then the assembly would take place not to mention the temp glass and the framed stops.
We had been going thru a Union push during my work and the working conditions often were not that great i coughed up metal powder alot and the fumes from the dip room made me sick. And we worked in non air conditioned rooms so in the summer it was HOT!.

Since they moved to the new home down by the river I hear working conditions are safer and it’s air conditioned.

-- "If the Universe is Infinite, Then all dreams are real."

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