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Location: Lebanon, PA

I began wood working at a young age because it is what my father did for a living. I took shop classes in high school and continued to work on my skills. While I was in the Navy, I frequented the base hobby shops where I was able to feed the need of my hobby.

In 2003 I retired from the Navy, and now that I am no longer moving from town to town every three or four years, I have been able to create my own "hobby shop" in my two car garage. All of my big power tools are vintage tools are are older than I am. Another aspect of my shop is that most are Craftsman tools.

Wood working is a hobby for me and I find relaxation in the tranquil tediousness of woodworking and hope to be doing it for a long time to come.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#1 posted 2350 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks! Enjoy yourself.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 2350 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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#3 posted 2350 days ago

Hi Brian,

Let me welcome you to LJs. I hope that you will find this to be an interesting and exciting part of your woodworking journey.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 2350 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 2350 days ago

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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#6 posted 2349 days ago

A hearty welcome if you need any thing just ask anyone. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 2349 days ago

Welcome to the wonderful world of LJ’s (Enjoy) Come on in, The water’s fine, fine, fine. Happy, that you have chosen to join the family.
You can ask, show, teach, learn, and Share woodworking experiences.
There’s something here for anyone that likes working with wood.
Plus new friends
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#8 posted 2349 days ago

Welcome Brian….you have joined a great group here…looking forward to seeing your projects…

-- Splinters - Living and Loving life in the Rockies - -

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#9 posted 2349 days ago

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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#10 posted 2349 days ago

Welcome Aboard Sir!

Good group of people that love wood working as much as you do. This place can get addictive!
Glad to have you.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#11 posted 2347 days ago

We welcome you to the one and only LumberJocks. We hope that you enjoy your stay/visit each and every time you show up on our door step. If you should need any woodworking question answered, don’t hesitate to ask. Somebody’s gonna have a good answer for you.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#12 posted 2345 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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#13 posted 2339 days ago

Welcome aboard Shipmate!!! Nice to have another surface sailor among us. I was thinking of changing my pic to a shot of the fleet at Norflok when I spotted your carrier.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#14 posted 2003 days ago

NIce wood projects, I like the coffee cup, and seeing the hatbox and your “I Love Me” item jars memories. Those were the good days and I never even realized it.

-- Pie

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#15 posted 1987 days ago

Congratulations! This coming week you will have been a Lumber Jock for 1 year! Thanks for your participation.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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