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Location: Southern New Hampshire

Retired Teamster, I'm a father of 4 boys. I've been married 35 years and we have 3 granddaughters and another grandchild on the way. Grand kids are my reward for not killing my own! They have me and my wife wrapped around their little fingers
I like woodworking, gardening, cooking and Scouting has been a part of my life for 25 years. As for woodworking, it's my retirement. While working in trucking (local Teamster driver), I would save $5 to $25 per week from my coffee money. I bought lots of nice quality tools over the years and now I plan on using them. I've made lots of items for our home and have given the rest of it away as gifts and church fundraisers. I'm very fortunate and grateful to be able to do that.

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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#1 posted 1442 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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#2 posted 1442 days ago

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1442 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 1442 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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#5 posted 1442 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 look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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#6 posted 1442 days ago

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

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#7 posted 1441 days ago

Welcome to Lumber Jocks . . .

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#8 posted 1441 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do, I’m sure you will.

-- Luke 23: 42-43

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#9 posted 1440 days ago

Thanks for the WELCOME! I think I might like this Lumber Jock site very much. I know I can learn from you enthused woodworkers and I’m confident I might add a few worthy inputs, but I need to feel my way around our site. Looking forward to making some woodworking friends.

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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#10 posted 1433 days ago

Jointer not required… My workshop is the ultimate “man cave” but it has limitations… like size. I know it’s bigger then some very nice workshops I’ve seen, but a 24 X 24 workshop means you can’t have all the tools. One I don’t own is a jointer and until today, I always worked with finished lumber. A few weeks ago, I bought rough cut lumber from a yard sale. I did inherit a 12 inch planner from my Dad and have hardly used it. It’s a benchtop model (Makita) and today I dusted it off and planed down an oak board. The edges were a bit rough so I tacked on a piece of plywood overlapping one of the uneven (a concave edge) and ran the plywood on the fence creating a perfect edge on my oak board. I flipped it over, removed the ply and made a straight edge on that concave edge. Now I’ve got me a milled oak board.

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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#11 posted 1431 days ago

Hi there,
Welcome to LumberJocks… I joined the site myself almost a year ago and will give you fair warning, this site is VERY ADDICTIVE, VERY EDUCATIONAL, and VERY FUN…. so sit back, enjoy the ride and learn from the other LJ’s as they are a group of extremely talented people that are also very friendly…

Enjoy your time here on LJ and pass the word to any of your woodworking buddies about us…


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

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#12 posted 1428 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

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 1405 days ago

Removing stains… Hi folks! While refinishing an old piece for a daughter-in-law (removed old finish with cabinet scarper and sanding [ up too 150 grit], I’m up against a wall. I took the maple piece apart and pieces look great.
So far, I’ve used no chemicals. But the top surface has a couple of old stains from spills etc. How can I remove these without sanding deep? My own research says to use oxalic aciid with no worries. Another source says to use borax to neutralize the acid before staining. I just want a nice finish but I’m cautious. A few products in my past have stated “sustainable…” but have left me in a mess. Any advise?

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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#14 posted 1030 days ago

Looks like you’re close to the Milford Oval. I really miss that town!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#15 posted 582 days ago

Hi Bernie,
Havn’t been on here for a while. looks like you’ve been quite prolific recently. Stopped to visit Mike (bagtown)in Sackville last week. He wasn’t in, and my wife and I had a great meal in his eating establishment. Sackville is a beautiful university town, to Mount Allison University.

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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