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Location: Pringle Bay, South Africa
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I'm a retired US Army helicopter pilot / aviation officer who lives in South Africa with my wife, Christine, in a small beach village called Pringle Bay. I also have 3 beautiful daughters, who unfortunately live about half a world away, so I don't get to see them very often.

Woodworking has been a hobby of mine throughout my adult life but I was only able to build a proper shop after I settled into our Pringle Bay house in 2007. Since I built and outfit my shop, I have kept busy doing contract cabinet work for the locals......word of mouth is a wonderful thing!! The cabinet work I've been doing is great because no two jobs are the same.....each comes with it's unique challenges. But I also like working with hardwood and South Africa affords me an opportunity to work with some "exotic" african woods which are almost resonably priced here. I consider myself an average to good woodworker who knows he has a long way to go and trys to learn something every time I open my shop. I guess the main thing that draws me to woodworking, other then the satifaction from creating something unique and useful, is that you can only strive for perfection but never get there.

-- Arthur T., Pringle Braai Furniture, South Africa, atrfrmusa@yahoo.co.uk. A lion leaves its skin when it dies....

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Max

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#1 posted 1802 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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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 1802 days ago

Hello Arthur,

Let me welcome 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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Grumpy

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#3 posted 1801 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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cabinetmaster

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#4 posted 1801 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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gjd

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#5 posted 1801 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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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1801 days ago

Welcome to LJs a place were there are great people,super projects and outstanding woodworkers.Enjoy.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Karson

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#7 posted 1801 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 karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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SnowyRiver

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#8 posted 1801 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Innovator

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#9 posted 1801 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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Art

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#10 posted 1786 days ago

All, thanks for the warm welcome to LumberJocks. It’s great to be able to network with so many that have like interests. I’ll be updating my profile shortly and post some some recent project pics. I look forward to keeping in contact. Kind regards from Pringle Bay, South Africa. Arthur T, Pringle Braai Furniture, South Africa, atrfrmusa@yahoo.co.uk.

-- Arthur T., Pringle Braai Furniture, South Africa, atrfrmusa@yahoo.co.uk. A lion leaves its skin when it dies....

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Art

67 posts in 1802 days


#11 posted 1786 days ago

How do you place pictures of completed projects into your gallery?

-- Arthur T., Pringle Braai Furniture, South Africa, atrfrmusa@yahoo.co.uk. A lion leaves its skin when it dies....

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dustynewt

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#12 posted 1785 days ago

Welcome to the LJ community. It is the most positive woodworking site on the web. So much knowledge.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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Splinterman

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#13 posted 1785 days ago

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

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Beginningwoodworker

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#14 posted 1784 days ago

Arthur, Welcome to LumberJocks!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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ND2ELK

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#15 posted 1784 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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