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I grew up the son of a tradesman. Several builders, that my Dad worked for, sent their clients to our family paint/wall covering/floor covering store to pick out their colors for Formica counter tops and linoleum/vinyl sheet flooring. Dad and Grampa made Formica counter tops and Dad (during the summers my brother and I helped) would go out and install the flooring and counter tops. I saw all the trades working together on a large number of job sites. Some how I always gravitated to the electricians. In High school I met the Electronics teacher and the rest is history as they say. I have enjoyed a great career in the electronics industry and it has afforded me the opportunity to buy a large number of useful tools used to remodel several houses and in the last few years actually tackle wood working. My skill have steadily increased - especially with encouragement from a loving wife - wife says, hunny can you make this - I replay, ah, yes, but I need this new tool to do this particular operation, so in many ways she has been as instrumental in growing my skills as I have. I look forward now to the time where I will have shop space, and her connected sewing room, that afford me the opportunity to spread out and do larger projects - that day is coming soon here.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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cabinetmaster

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#1 posted 11-26-2009 05:39 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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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 11-26-2009 05:55 PM

Hello Bigfish_95008,

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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SnowyRiver

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#3 posted 11-26-2009 06:15 PM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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woodworm

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#4 posted 11-26-2009 07:10 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Max

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#5 posted 11-26-2009 07:33 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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gjd

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#6 posted 11-27-2009 02:44 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 look forward to seeing your projects and posts.

To get the most feedback on your projects, it’s best only post 1 or 2 at a time. This way you will get feedback over several days and from a wide variety of members.

Please enjoy your membership.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 11-27-2009 05:49 AM

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Splinterman

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#8 posted 11-27-2009 09:06 AM

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

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Karson

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#9 posted 12-03-2009 06:27 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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Splinterman

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#10 posted 12-03-2009 11:20 AM

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

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Alonso

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#11 posted 12-03-2009 04:14 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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ND2ELK

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#12 posted 12-06-2009 01:04 PM

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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gjd

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#13 posted 11-27-2010 06:19 AM

Imagine that! A year has almost 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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