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Iv`e always enjoyed / loved woodworking.
As both my Grandfathers from the Fargo / Moorhead and Crookston areas of Minnesota, i learned at a young age how to keep a good pocket knife clean and properly sharpened and a healthy respect for the machinery down in my Grandfathers basement so things progressed from there on.
He would consistently recite before starting his Unisaw , pointing and shaking his jowls......."They show no mercy.."

He was an extremely disciplined German Man that could make any joint melt together and disappear, he sure had the tricks and secrets of fine saw joinery and had probably forgot more than i`ll ever know.
Everything he did was so stinking tight yet came apart with ease. His ability and ticklish finesse`s are what got me excited to get started in the trades.

It was nothing but pleasure to watch him work at something.
A bottle of Franklin`s he`d say "Will go a long ways' or "I like the Franklin`s, it`s good glue" In asking about wood putty, He`d look with a small protruding pinch of Copenhagen and shake his jowls in great concern stating" We don`t have any of that here".
He built some exquisite gun cases for gentlemen in the local county and bedroom furniture for his seven grandchildren.
A vintage Delta / Powermatic craftsman from the 1930`s with a full basement shop. Everything he cut was with razor sharpened high speed steel and well tuned machines.

As for my self, i started painting cars in my early twenties but then progressed into installing garage doors and residential finish carpentry when the building boom hit Seattle back in the late eighties, eventually establishing my own complete shop here at home as the years went by.
I now work in the Aerospace Industry as a CNC Machinist and do custom mill work here at home. Iv`e always have had a fascination for Antiquities, restoration work of all types and old Architecture.

I am starting a small house remodel right now with some old Norman and Gothic curved arch work incorporated into it through out, so i will probably be posting some of my shop work and notes later on this winter / early spring.
Thanks for the Warm Welcome fellas!!

-- "Gentlemen , take your family to Church on Sunday!" Stuart in Seattle .....

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#1 posted 12-20-2009 01:56 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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#2 posted 12-20-2009 02:26 AM

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 12-20-2009 03:09 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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#4 posted 12-20-2009 03:17 AM

Hello Dusty Walt,

Let me welcome you 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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#5 posted 12-20-2009 05:21 AM

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

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 12-20-2009 08:59 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.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#7 posted 12-20-2009 10:36 AM

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

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#8 posted 12-20-2009 11:37 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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#9 posted 12-21-2009 02:32 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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#10 posted 01-03-2010 06:53 PM

Welcome to Lumber Jocks. It is a GREAT place to get ideas for your projects and help when you get stuck. There is a ton of information to help you along the way.

Enjoy your time here

-- Whether You Think You Can or You Think You Can't, YOU ARE RIGHT!!!

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