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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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#1 posted 1735 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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#2 posted 1735 days ago

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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#3 posted 1735 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#4 posted 1735 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 1735 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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#6 posted 1734 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.

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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#7 posted 1734 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 1734 days ago

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

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#9 posted 1728 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 †

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#10 posted 1728 days ago

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

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#11 posted 1728 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

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

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#12 posted 1725 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 1369 days ago

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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