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Location: Rochester, NY
Website: www.hardwoodclocks.com

I'm a retired naval officer pursuing my other loves in life - chasing my wife around the house and fine woodworking - in that order! I had the privilege of serving in the greatest navy that has ever sailed the Earth for a quarter century. I'm proud to say that I wagged the finger at Qaddafi in the Gulf of Sidra (1984-5), nailed drug runners in the gulf coast, sailed proudly with our NATO forces against our former enemy, the Soviets, did my part in Somalia, Iraq and Korea and, most recently trained newly commissioned naval officers at the University of Rochester, NROTC. Now that I'm retired from my naval career, I'm giving the woodcraft career a go. I'll decide if this is how I want to spend the next decade+ by year's end. It's a great hobby and can be a good business but, I don't want to spend my twilight years in poverty either! I am looking for woodcraft manufacturers who can reproduce my wood wheel clock designs with detailed consistency. With an MBA, I am more useful as a business driver and designer than sawdust maker, although, I enjoy the opportunities to create one-off projects in my makeshift basement work shop. I'm enthusiastic about this forum and look forward to sharing with its members. Having viewed the many projects posted I can say with certain humbleness, I have a lot to learn! There is real talent at this blog site. Max

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#1 posted 2443 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Glad to have you aboard.

I didn’t get very far in your web site but it looks great.

-- 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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Charles Maxwell

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#2 posted 2443 days ago

Thanks Karson.

-- Max the "night janitor" at www.hardwoodclocks.com

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#3 posted 2443 days ago

welcome to lj’s ... great work

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Max

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#4 posted 2443 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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gene

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#5 posted 2443 days ago

Welcome to LJ’s (Enjoy)
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#6 posted 2443 days ago

If you like working with wood, you’re in the right place. Welcome from a fellow Upstate New Yorker.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#7 posted 2443 days ago

Good to see you here, this is a great site. You have some nice work. The clocks are very impressive.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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#8 posted 2443 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks. Enjoy the community.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#9 posted 2443 days ago

Welcome to LumberJocks! (And thank you for your service!)

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#10 posted 2441 days ago

Welcome to LJ. It’s a fun place and not near as dangerous as the Navy.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#11 posted 2441 days ago

Welcome aboard!!! Glad you found us.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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mot

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#12 posted 2441 days ago

Hey! Welcome to LJ!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#13 posted 2440 days ago

Your clocks are very interesting to me. I’ve seen clocks like this in one magazine before and I was amazed. Great work! I hope that some day I can create a clock similar to yours. Thanks for the inspiration!

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#14 posted 2437 days ago

Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Greg Mitchell--Lowell, AR--gdamitchell@sbcglobal.net

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#15 posted 2430 days ago

MAX! WOW! Welcome to LJ! I am so glad you joined and have shared your projects. I have already checked them out and it is truly impressive. I checked out your website as well.

You are in a great area of the country for woodworking.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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