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Location: Seattle, WA

I grew up in a craftsman community of hippies in the mountains of eastern Washington. This gave me a long tradition of working with the hands. I didn't do much with it until much later in life, but I always remembered the adults all being builders and makers. I got into computers (funny eh?) and got married and settled down in Seattle. When we bought our first home it came with a workbench in the garage, which I've been adding tools to ever since.

I have my father in laws old Shopsmith 10-ER (predates SS Mark V by a lot, this model was one of the last few to come off the line before the company changed hands) in my garage, on long term loan. That got me started turning, and that led to turning pens.

My woodworking journey continue as I am fascinated by old hand tool woodworking. We'll see where it goes.

I do have an interest in old (as in Medieval old) woodworking, and history in general.

-- "I'm just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe." -- Jango Fett

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#1 posted 03-29-2009 08:50 PM

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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Todd Thomas

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#2 posted 03-29-2009 09:10 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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#3 posted 03-29-2009 09:43 PM

Welcome, you will like it here!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#4 posted 03-29-2009 09:52 PM

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 more projects and posts.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 03-30-2009 12:53 AM

Hello Badger,

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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#6 posted 03-30-2009 01:46 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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 03-30-2009 02:20 AM

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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#8 posted 03-30-2009 04:21 AM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#9 posted 03-30-2009 05:14 PM

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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#10 posted 03-30-2009 11:24 PM

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

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#11 posted 04-01-2009 04:56 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,

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#12 posted 04-03-2009 06:47 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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 03-27-2010 06:28 AM

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

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#14 posted 04-01-2010 03:46 AM

Hi there,
Congratulations on your first anniversary of being part of the LumberJock community… something to be very proud of…

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

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