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102 posts in 1958 days

Location: South Central PA

First in a wood shop at the age of 5 to help my Grandpa, although no power tools until I was 10ish. Was avid at working wood until the end of high school (when I lost access to a decent shop, my bedroom didn't work very well). After working as a builder for awhile, and never being satisfied with the level of quality of contractors I worked for, branched out on my own. This allowed me to do the level of quality I desired and if doing it right took a little longer than I thought, oh well, I don't make as much. I've since taken a full-time job giving me the opportunity to practice my skills on a 100 year old 13,000 square foot mansion. Moving to a new house allows me the opportunity to actually set up a decent shop and I don't have to move my tools from job to job anymore! In the process of finishing my shop and looking forward to more time to actually focus on projects.

-- Andy, PA ~Finding satisfaction in creation

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Scott Bryan

27251 posts in 2456 days

#1 posted 1958 days ago

Hello Ahock,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find being a member of this group to be both a rewarding and an inspirational part of your woodworking adventure.

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

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5661 posts in 2401 days

#2 posted 1958 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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55956 posts in 2907 days

#3 posted 1958 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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18326 posts in 2286 days

#4 posted 1958 days ago

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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Todd Thomas

4969 posts in 2082 days

#5 posted 1957 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks….This 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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10874 posts in 2192 days

#6 posted 1957 days ago

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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1610 posts in 2346 days

#7 posted 1957 days ago

Welcome Ahock, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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34870 posts in 3034 days

#8 posted 1957 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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19393 posts in 2485 days

#9 posted 1957 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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Todd A. Clippinger

8773 posts in 2733 days

#10 posted 1956 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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13495 posts in 2408 days

#11 posted 1950 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. Love to see pictures of your new shop!

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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18326 posts in 2286 days

#12 posted 1596 days ago

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

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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