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Location: Gilbert, Az
Website: http://www.azwoodshop.com

A little info about me...

I am 27 yrs old. I have been married for about 1 1/2 yrs and my wife and I don't have kids yet. She works full time as an RN at a hospital here in Phoenix while I am in school. I am majoring in business. I have a background in sales. I have pretty good people skills and enjoy the interactions that I have had through my sales jobs. I have always been somewhat of an entrepreneur and I don't ever think that I will ever only have one source of income. Luckily my wife has a good job that we can rely on from time to time.

I grew up with parents that seemed to constantly be remodeling their houses. I have always been around power tools and I feel that I have a natural ability to use them. I have built several small projects (you can see some of them in my projects section). Over the last year and a half I have become fascinated with furniture building. I am currently taking a woodworking class at a local community college but the program here is very limited. I am trying to decide if it would be worth it to go to a school that specializes in furniture design and craftsmanship. I feel that I have a good eye for detail and I am able to learn things very quickly. My tentative plan is to get my business education, go to furniture school to really hone my skills and develop a good portfolio, and then possibly apprentice with a successful furniture builder until I can do it on my own.

That kind of sums up my current situation.

-- Spencer, Gilbert Az (http://www.azwoodshop.com)

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gjd

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#1 posted 02-22-2009 08:30 AM

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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Grumpy

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#2 posted 02-22-2009 09:36 AM

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 Thomas

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#3 posted 02-22-2009 12:18 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks….It 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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woodworm

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#4 posted 02-22-2009 12:40 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 02-22-2009 01:41 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#6 posted 02-22-2009 01:55 PM

Hello Azwoodman,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be both an exciting 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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#7 posted 02-22-2009 03:28 PM

Welcome, glad you’ve joined us!

-- Bill, Florida

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#8 posted 02-22-2009 03:46 PM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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cabinetmaster

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#9 posted 02-22-2009 05:48 PM

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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noknot

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#10 posted 02-22-2009 06:07 PM

This is the place to learn and teach have fun and welcome

-- GO DAWGS!

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azwoodman

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#11 posted 02-22-2009 10:12 PM

Thanks guys! Its been great so far!!!

-- Spencer, Gilbert Az (http://www.azwoodshop.com)

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Max

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#12 posted 02-23-2009 04:11 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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Karson

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#13 posted 02-23-2009 05:35 AM

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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ND2ELK

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#14 posted 02-24-2009 03:14 AM

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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Todd A. Clippinger

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#15 posted 04-09-2009 11:17 AM

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, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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