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Location: Aberdeen, NC
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As far as wood working, I am a second generation woodworker. Although I do not do it full time. That is until recently.

I learned from my father who, was a woodworker for about 50 years till his death several years ago. I am a little sad that I was not able to learn everything that he had to teach.

I live in a small town in NC and am trying to start my own business (not easy in these times). In any case, I have started with pen turning, carving, and some small projects. It has been some time since I last turned anything, so I was very pleased with my latest resurrection of this skill.

Beyond woodworking, I am an amateur radio operator, a member of an urban search and rescue team, an antique collector, and if you ask my family generally a little nuts.

Update: 10/29/2009 - I have not managed to get the business started, and had to return to writing for the time being. But at least I am bringing in money which will allow me more time in the shop. Things are getting better and it is my goal to eventually open my own business.

Warmest Regards from the man in the can. (See my blog for information about the can).

-- The Man in the Can, Craig M. North Carolina

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added blog entry The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #19: It Moved! 01-23-2014 08:02 PM
commented on Inlaid Frame 12-14-2011 09:45 PM
commented on Walnut and Cherry Bowl 12-07-2011 01:07 PM
added project Bottle stoppers, Fridge Magnets, and a pen 12-07-2011 02:41 AM
added project Walnut and Cherry Bowl 12-07-2011 02:33 AM
commented on The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #18: A roof! 06-10-2011 11:06 PM
added blog entry The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #18: A roof! 06-09-2011 03:10 PM
added blog entry Tips and Other Stuff #2: Update to using contact paper to apply scrollsaw and other patterns 06-09-2011 02:40 PM
commented on My First Bowl 05-16-2011 11:55 AM
added project My First Bowl 05-16-2011 01:27 AM
added blog entry The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #17: Some progress 05-16-2011 01:16 AM
added blog entry The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #16: More Progress on the Insullation and walls 03-20-2011 02:22 AM
added blog entry The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #15: Pictures and stuff 03-12-2011 01:16 AM
added blog entry Tips and Other Stuff #1: A little more about using shelving paper 03-03-2011 07:56 PM
added blog entry The Chronicles of Woodworking in a Can #14: I Made a Hole! 02-28-2011 02:04 AM

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 12-19-2008 06:40 PM

Hello Craig,

Let me welcome to LJs. I am sure that you will find this to be a rewarding and enriching part of your woodworking journey.

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

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#2 posted 12-19-2008 07:39 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks – The best woodworking community anywhere!
I look forward to seeing your posts and projects.

Share the Love ~ Share the Knowledge

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

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Max

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#3 posted 12-19-2008 07:39 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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Grumpy

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#4 posted 12-19-2008 10:44 PM

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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Karson

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#5 posted 12-20-2008 01:02 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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trifern

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#6 posted 12-20-2008 01:32 AM

Welcome to LJ’s.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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rikkor

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#7 posted 12-20-2008 12:00 PM

Welcome to LJ. You will like it here.

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cmckerliesr

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#8 posted 12-20-2008 04:23 PM

Thank all of you for your warm welcome. I look forward to sharing and being a part of LJ.

-- The Man in the Can, Craig M. North Carolina

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isetegija

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#9 posted 01-04-2009 05:29 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks community , the best woodworking community on the internet!

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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ND2ELK

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#10 posted 01-05-2009 02:24 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
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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gjd

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#11 posted 12-19-2009 02:36 AM

Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary as a Lumber Jock! I look forward to more of your posts.

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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cabinetmaster

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#12 posted 12-19-2009 04:04 AM

Congratulations on your anniversary, We enjoy your posts and projects and look forward to many more.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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gjd

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#13 posted 12-18-2010 03:35 AM

Another year has rolled by. We must be having too much fun, cause it seems like just yesterday when I congratulated you on 1 year. Congratulations on your 2nd anniversary at Lumber Jocks. Thanks for helping make LJ a great place to visit and happy anniversary!

-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin

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